Philippines MVPs Lightning Talks Connect Developers at DevCon Youth for IT (Y4iT) 2012 Conference

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The DevCon – 10th Philippines Youth Congress on Information Technology event was held on Sep 11, 2012, organized by UP ITTC and UP SITF. This is an annual event that every college IT student recognizes, as it brings together students, faculty, IT practitioners and enthusiasts, government officials, national leaders, and prominent IT personalities from many parts of the country and the world to discuss and share knowledge about recent trends in IT.

Among 12 speakers invited, 2 of them were our Philippines MVPs Jacinto Jr. Alarcon Limjap and John Patrick Oliveros who delivered topics on ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. Their sessions are:

  • ASP.NET/IIS MVP Patrick Oliveros – Web Development Improvements with ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012
  • Visual C# MVP Jon Limjap – Front-to-Back Testing on Visual Studio 2012
    A lightning talk demonstrating unit testing, UI testing and test-driven development in C# using the new unit testing features of Visual Studio 2012, NUnit and Selenium Webdriver
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As shared by Patrick, ‘While the talk is relatively short (Web Development Improvements with ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012), I was able to reach out to people who are not using the tool per se in creating ASP.NET applications but people who develop web applications and see how CSS and Javascript editor enhancements makes web development much more intuitive and easier to use.”

With the objective to raise awareness and honing global competitiveness among IT practitioners and enthusiasts, this event attracted 150 attendees, and quipped by Jon, “I think the participants (numbering 150) had fun.”

It sure did and Patrick was also approached by a student from STI Fairview after his talk if it’s possible to hold an in-depth session with ASP.NET. We are scheduled to hold one in November when second semester starts.” said Patrick.

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The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or "Y4iT" (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, JICA, PSITE, CSP, PCS, PSIA, GDAP, EITSC, HSF, and Cyberpress.

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Cheers,
SEA MVP Team

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