20.PH.NET & Beyond: A look at the future of Internet Services



Twenty years ago, on March 29, 1994, the Philippines was first directly connected to the Internet.

Yes, it was 20 years ago that a Philippine educational network called PhilNet connected to the Internet, paving the way for the establishment commercial ISPs and the widespread use of the Internet in the Philippines today, including an entire digital industry.

To commemorate this occasion, a series of events have been organized to give focus to the historical event. The anniversary is called “20.PH.NET” which refers to the “20th Anniversary of Philippine Internet.”

Various groups and communities around the Philippines are encouraged to organize their own events commemorating the anniversary in order to spread awareness of the milestone and encourage reflection on the state of the Internet in the Philippines today and where it should be going.

SMART DevNet is contributing by organizing an event to be held on the afternoon of March 29 to be targeted at the developer and startup community. The event is called “20.PH.NET & Beyond” and will focus on the Internet trends of TODAY that point towards the FUTURE.

This will be held at the JUMP Experience Center at the 4th level of SM Megamall from 1-4 PM on March 29, 2014.

Somewhat modeled after TED Talks, the event will include talks on the future of technology by various internet companies. We have invited some our technology partners to give their view on the future of various industries that have benefited from the internet. These range from online real estate, cloud computing, data security, transportation systems, to operating systems.

The target audience is our developer community and tech enthusiasts in general.

The event will be free of charge but attendance will require registration via Eventbrite. (http://20PHNET.eventbrite.com)

See you there! #20PHNET

Program Details: 20PHNET & BEYOND

12:30 – 1:15

Jim Ayson (Smart DevNet)
Introduction: 1:10-1:30

John Dang (ZipMatch)
The Future of Online Realty Services: 1:30-1:50

Milo Pacamarra (Trend Micro)
The Future of Internet Security: 1:50-2:10

Markku Lepisto (Amazon Web Services)
The Future of Cloud: 2:10-2:30

Douglas Ma (Uber)
Technology and its Impact on Transportation: 2:30-2:50

Edison Tan (Microsoft)
The Future of Operating Systems: 2:50-3:10

Wrap-up, Refreshments, Networking: 3:10-4:00




SMART DevNet + SMART Music presents SYNC: Music + Tech Conference

Banner for http://syncmanila.eventbrite.com


We’re hoping this would be the first among many music-related (and startup-related) events that SMARTDevNet will be able put up in the next coming months. If you want to check it – the event’s sold out but there’s still a wait list so just register at http://syncmanila.eventbrite.com . We’ll be having Tommy Tanchangco, Caliph8, Mark Laccay, Motorman Writhes and Abdel Aziz as speakers and we’ll be hearing the music startup pitches from Amplify, TwitMusic, NDFY and Odicion. Our friends from Radio Republic – Zach Lucero and Katz Tuason will be hosting. If you’ve registered already – help us tweet about the event using the #SYNCMANILA hashtag – see you all there at Black Market later. And yeah, it’s for FREE so you don’t really have an excuse not to go – we’ve even got people “seriously considering attending this at the risk of missing” their flights.

AngelHack Manila 2013 Event News


AngelHack Manila goes live today, June 8!

Watch this space for documents, presentations, and miscellaneous stuff about what’s going on at AngelHack Manila 2013 going on this weekend at the Anson’s Center of Ortigas Center! 

Keep Calm and #HackMore!

1.  Slideshare: AngelHack Manila Event Flow (Revised)

2. Slideshare: Anson’s Center Rules and Regulations

3. Slideshare: AngelHack Manila Pre-Event Slides

Smart Game Development Conference Program Flow

Game Development…It’s MORE FUN in the Philippines!
See You there!

All Set for the Smart Game Development Conference 2013!

kuyiSMART DevNet will be winding down an event-packed first quarter for the year with the SMART Game Development Conference, happening on March 23!

For this gig, we’re bringing together the movers and shakers of the local game development scene in one place for one major event. From game designers, developers, artists, and producers – to startups and established game studios, to VCs, investors, students, and enthusiasts exploring the scene.

Why games? As all the tech pundits will tell you, mobile game development is booming and driving the mobile apps industry. Mobile games are clearly the most popular mobile app category. 64% of all apps used daily are games. In the US, there are 100 million mobile gamers – around 1/3 of that nation’s population.

Look forward to a full day of talks and information sharing. We’re inviting the leading lights in the local Game Development Industry to present the ins and outs of the business. With talks ranging from game production, programming and design, technology updates, and game app monetization – the SMART Game Development Conference presents a chance to network with the best and brightest in the local game dev scene.

gameconfThe conference will be taking place right at Smart Tower at 6799 Ayala Avenue. The venue is “SaDoce” – Smart’s 12th Floor cafeteria/activity center that turns into a hacker paradise every now and then when Smart DevNet holds developer events and meetups there. (Last year’s wildly successful Foursquare Hack Day was held at SaDoce)

Partnering with SMART for the event are industry stalwarts like GDAP (Game Development Association of the Philippines) and IGDA Manila (the International Game Developers Association Manila chapter). We’ll also be having a talk from tech leader Qualcomm who will be presenting the Vuforia SDK for Augmented Reality (AR) apps.

And as a special treat, we will have Erick Garayblas of Kuyi Games, the developer of the popular iOS and Android game Streetfood Tycoon, speaking on the topic of mobile game entreprenuership and monetization.

SMART DevNet is expecting around 150 participants to attend this free event. Strong word of mouth for the event, leaked out through the developer network’s Facebook group and pages, was enough to draw enough people to the conference’s Eventbrite page to sell out the  event in less than 24 hours.

Clearly, mobile game development is where it’s at. Expect more game development events from SMART DevNet in 2013.


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