Riding the Tech Rapids: A Recap of DevFest Cagayan de Oro 2023

Nov 22, 2023

By admin

Last weekend, Cagayan de Oro was immersed in innovation as Innovuze Solutions, Inc. teamed up with GDG Cagayan de Oro for the highly anticipated DevFest 2023. Hosted at the Grand Caprice Restaurant on Rosario Crescent, this event unfolded as a tech extravaganza, uniting developers, tech enthusiasts, and industry experts from across the region.


Navigating the Rapids of Innovation

The theme, "Tech Rapids: Paddle to Progress," precisely encapsulated the event's essence. Just as navigating white rapids demands skill and resilience, the rapidly evolving tech landscape requires developers to adapt and continually master new techniques. The agenda promised a day filled with insightful sessions, networking opportunities, and a chance to ride the waves of technological progress.

A Day in the Rapids: Event Highlights

On-Site Check-In and Booth Exhibition (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

The day commenced with on-site check-ins and a bustling booth exhibition. Attendees mingled, enjoyed snacks, and fueled up for the thrilling journey ahead.

While the event was ongoing, Innovuze Solutions, Inc. together with some of the top IT company partners of the event in the region had their respective booths on-site to entertain inquiries about the company's services and simultaneously accept on-site job applications from the visitors and participants.

Our HR Manager, Ms. Lorelie Jong had the opportunity to take the stage, shedding light on Innovuze Solutions, Inc.'s products and services. Additionally, they organized engaging games and distributed prizes to the attendees.

Keynote: Alaiza Geene Salcedo on Google Workspace Integration (1:10 PM)

Alaiza Geene Salcedo, Technical Project Manager at Symph and Former Community Lead at GDG Cagayan de Oro, set the tone with an invigorating keynote on building powerful workflows integrating with Google Workspace.

Deep Dives in Breakout Sessions (2:40 PM - 3:20 PM)

The afternoon featured breakout sessions covering a range of topics. From an introduction to Cloud Management Tools by Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, CTO at Senti Techlabs Inc., to KerasNLP with Ralph Vincent Regalado and efficient data management with Cleo Credo, the sessions delved into the intricacies of modern tech tools.

Networking Ice Breaker and Lightning Talks (4:00 PM - 4:25 PM)

Attendees took a breather with a networking ice breaker before diving into enlightening lightning talks by CoDev and HSi Technologies. These sessions provided insights into cutting-edge brand segments, keeping the audience engaged and informed.

Wrap-Up and Closing Activities (5:00 PM)

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the event concluded with closing activities and exciting raffles, leaving attendees with a sense of accomplishment and a wealth of newfound knowledge.

Meet the Maestros: DevFest Speakers

The lineup of speakers was nothing short of stellar:

  • Jazmine Calma (Kollab) - QA Engineer

  • Cleo Credo (Angkas) - Engineering Lead

  • Ralph Regalado (Senti AI) - Chief Executive Officer

  • Alaiza Geene Salcedo (Symph) - Technical Project Manager

  • Edmund Salcedo Jr. (MeldCX PH) - Senior 3D Engineer

  • Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat (Senti Techlabs Inc.) - Chief Technology Officer

These tech maestros shared their expertise, making DevFest an unparalleled learning experience.

Riding the Wave of Progress

DevFest Cagayan de Oro 2023 wasn't just an event; it was a journey through the rapids of technology, where developers and enthusiasts paddled together towards progress. As we wrap up this recap, let's carry the knowledge gained from DevFest forward, propelling ourselves into a future shaped by innovation and collaboration. Until next year's adventure in the tech rapids!