Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Y4IT - Youth Congress for Information Technology 2008!

It's that time of the year where the Philippine Youth gets together once a year to listen and participate in seminars hosted by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (or UPITTC) and conducted by respected techvangelists from all over the country! The Y4IT will run from Sept. 2 to 5! With 17000+ registered participants, it obvious this youth congress is something you don't want to miss! Register here!

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With talks ranging from eLearning 2.0 to Wordpress, the Youth Congress takes about 4 days to finish, with each day featuring different topics and speakers and with Senetor Kiko Pangilinan as the key note speaker to boot. (Yawn) Although not yet final, here are some of the topics to be discussed:

  • Nanobiophotonics & Wireless Technology
  • eLearning 2.0
  • Blogging
  • CGI in Film Animation
  • Social Networking
  • Blu-Ray Technology
  • IT Certifications
  • Careers in Embedded Systems
  • Podcasting
  • PhilNITS as a National IT Standard
  • What Employers Look for in IT Graduates
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring
  • News Portals: The New Information Channel
  • Next Generation Game Development
  • IT in Medicine
  • Video on Demand
  • Mobile Animation
  • Ruby on Rails
  • IT Forensics
  • IT Entrepreneurship
  • Wikipedia & Collective Intelligence
  • Information Security Analytics
  • Digital Media & Distribution Channels
  • Photoblogging
Sponsor Booths and so much more!

Of course, being an event that would reach out to thousands of potential customers, the Y4IT will have a lot of sponsors and their product booths tailing behind. Some of the notable sponsors are Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Acer and Fujitsu Ten. Trivia - I got Fujitsu Ten's (my current employer) hiring pamphlets during the last Y4IT, so this event is not limited to high school or college students, all you unemployed graduates move your asses and visit the booths! Oh and yeah, there will be loads of exhibitors to keep you busy for an hour or so with their wares!

For more information and registration go to the Y4IT's site!

1 comment:

pau said...

I think you missed the date.. it should be sept 2-5 as per the website.. :-)