9th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology

Topics: Philippines, University, Manila Pages: 3 (850 words) Published: December 6, 2012
Umipig, James Edward L.Narrative Report About The Recent Y4iT BSIT - IIIA
Last September 19-21, 2011, we went to Manila (particularly Quezon City) for a seminar at the same time for a field trip. It was exhilarating to visit Manila once again, and the fact that we are going to one of the most famous universities here in the Philippines only put that excitement ten notches higher. However, the fact that we are there not only to stroll around but to learn was the foremost goal of the visit. The Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology, also commonly known as “Y4iT,” is an annual event held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. In fact, it is now on its 9th time and the theme for this year is “Y4iT: boot-up! connect! converge!” The UP Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC) arranged the said event and was attended by the participants from others schools. Here alone in our institution, more than a hundred students participated in the said event. Most of them are 3rd year students, while the other ones are 2nd year and 1st year students. Since the populace of CIT is greater in the main campus, more of the participants are from here while the rest came from Tagudin Campus. Five instructors here in ISPSC main campus and three more from Tagudin came also to accompany the participants. When we arrived in UP, we were amazed by the ambiance before us. The theatre alone could support more than thousand delegates. It was really huge, and the sound system is really audible. Most notable among them are the assigned speakers, who really exceeded our expectations. Those who came from Google, Luke Maje (I forgot the name of the other two), were the ones assigned to give a lecture about the web design. At first I thought it was just another simple powerpoint presentation. But then, Luke started to amaze us when he played a game using only the accelerometer of his laptop as the control, we clapped our hands...
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