Last November 22 - 23, 2012 the biggest IT event in the Philippines comes to Cebu. The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or commonly called as Y4iT (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP Information Technology Development Center (UPITDC) that provides a venue to experience activities and hear talks about IT and IT-related topics from various speakers in the different fields in IT to hone the global competence of IT practitioners.
Together with CeBuinIT, they organized the very first Y4iT outside Luzon.
Around 3,000 IT students from different schools in Visayas and Mindanao from Leyte, Iloilo, Surigao, Aklan and more came here to Cebu to experience Y4iT. It was great to see the enthusiastic faces and high energy of the participants.
It was also a privilege for us to be invited to speak about our startup experience.
Ademar ended his talk with this line, “Love what you do”.
It was a great experience for everyone. We learned a lot from the speakers and inspired us to work harder. I hope the students also learned something.
As what Mr. Jerry Rapes, President and CEO of Exist, shared to all of us, “You only need 3 things to succeed in IT: a computer, internet connection and the thing between your ears”.