After three months of Mobile Applications and Embedded Software Development training with the UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC), 30 scholars of the ICT Scholarship and Training Program launched 100+ mobile apps in a culminating student exhibit on Dec. 6, Vidal Tan Hall, UP Diliman.
UP ITDC acts as the training provider for the scholarship and training program funded by the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office, in partnership with the Philippine Software Industry Association.
The student exhibit featured apps for various platforms such as iOS, Windows Phone, HTML 5, Android, and Java ME. Among those featured are “SureWake,” an alarm clock app whose snooze is activated only after specific mental tasks are performed correctly by the user, “Shplit,” an app which splits restaurant bill among friends, “Eventory,” an app which lists events within the user’s location, and “Volunteer Ops,” an app which lists all events of volunteer organizations, thereby assisting schedules of cause-wired individuals.
The event gathered representatives from various local IT companies and organizations including Nokia Philippines, Microsoft Philippines, FunGuy Studio, SumofyMe, Intelligent Asia, Jupiter Systems Globe Labs, Switch/Studio84, Southern Luzon Technological College Foundation, Ubiquitous Technologies Philippines, Forward Solutions, and Alliance Software Inc.
The ICT Scholarship and Training Program aims to address the demand for skilled ICT professionals in the area of software development, and is part of the government’s long-term strategy to strengthen the ICT human resources of the country.
The University of the Philippines Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC) is pleased to announce the passers of the Entrance Exam for November:
Lopez, Karl C.
Pacis, Edward P., III
Camilit, Rinno Ray
Ona, Juan Miguel
Contact UP ITDC at 436-2217 or 920-2080 to reserve a slot.
If summer all means being nagged to sleep by your parents, then worry no more. This coming April, you have every reason to have fun and be creative, as we give you the 2014 Tech Boot Camp for Kids and Teens.
Organized by the UP System Information Technology Foundation, in collaboration with the UP Information Technology Development Center, the Tech Boot Camp aims to introduce students to a wide array of IT courses especially designed for kids and teens. Courses offered include Robotics, Programming, Digital Arts, Blogging, and many more. Click here for the full list of courses.
Classes involve a lot of hands-on activities to promote learning and allow students, young as they are, to have a feel of how it is to be in the field of IT.
The regular registration fee is P 9,000 for ten-day classes, P 6,000 for five-day classes, and P 4,000 for two day-classes. The fee includes a certificate of participation and morning snacks.
A Buddy Package Promo awaits applicants who will be tagging along their friends to the boot camp. This means we will immediately slash off P 2,000 from the total registration fee of you and your friend once you sign up. Cool, huh? Now, make your summer a worthwhile learning experience with your friends!
You may register online at http://bit.ly/TechBootCamp2014. Applicants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For inquiries, dial (063) 920-2080 and look for Ms Anne Orogo.
Second semester for AY 2013-2014 to begin on Jan. 13
The Full-time Program Admission exam for the second batch of students will be held on the following dates (exams are held from 9am to 12nn on Saturdays unless indicated otherwise):
7, 14, 21, 28