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Campus DevCon at Asia Pacific College

Jul 31, 2013 1:00PM to Jul 31, 2013 5:00PM

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Campus DevCon at APC

31 July 2013



Campus DevCon at APC is a gathering at Asia Pacific College that aims to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry. The event converges students taking up Computer Science or other IT-related courses.

A Campus DevCon has 2 main components:

Lightning Talks (LT)

LTs are very quick presentations delivered with or without auxiliary visual materials. Each speakers has a maximum of 10 minutes to present his idea, including preparation time, self, introduction, Q&A, etc. There are usually 6-8 LTs per Campus DevCon.

Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF is an informal debate on tech topics with 3 volunteers from two opposing sides. A BoF panel will judge on who's the best team. Examples of BoF topics are "iOS vs Android", "Does technology improve or harm a person's social life?" and "Windows vs Linux".


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Where & When

Multi-Purpose Hall 1, Asia Pacific College

3 Humabon Place, Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines

Jul 31, 2013 1:00PM to Jul 31, 2013 5:00PM


09:00-11:00 Java Code Challenge
12:00-1:00 Registration
1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks by Ms. Rhea Valbuena, Director for Computer Science and Information Technology
1:15-1:30 Introduction to DevCon by Haifa Carina Baluyos, Executive Director of DevCon


Lightning Talks

  • Tim Post, Community Manager at StackExchange, Inc. on "How to ask questions the smart way"
  • Ron Cirujano, Country Manager at on "Freelancing for Students"
  • Czarinna Cucueco, Senior Marketing Officer at JobStreet Philippines
  • Marnielle Estrada, Game Developer at Anino Games, Inc. on "Start Your 10000 Hours of Making Games Now!!!
  • Howard Dy Go, Game Developer at MochiBits on "Creative Copying in Mobile Games"
  • Harold Ocampo, CEO at Holocorp on "Programmers are the new rockstars"
  • Dann de Guzman, CEO at Rocketlabs on "Enterprise-Grade On-Demand Learning: Impact for Universities"
  • and more!
3:30-4:15 Birds of a Feather (BoF)
4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks by Drei Alquiros, The innerGeek Movement




DevCon Java Code Challenge (JCC)

DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.




Only registered teams can compete. Each team consists of at most 3 students.  Maximum of 5 teams will be accommodated. Registration is FREE**.

To register, email with the format below then wait for the confirmation email.

Subject: Campus DevCon at APC: Java Code Challenge Registration

Team Name:

Member 1 Name:
Course & Year:

Email Address:
Contact Number:
(same details for Member 2 and 3)


Java only.

Requirements per Team:

- One (1) laptop only (with wifi capability and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) to be shared among the team. Laptop may have JDK 7 and your choice of IDE installed for local testing.
- Books, notes on Java and algorithms - internet access is forbidden
- Pens/Pencils and Scratch papers

Competition Procedure:

Teams will be given one hour to solve problems. Each team will be provided with a set of 10 problems. Solutions must be submitted through the automated system provided. The team who solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time wins.

Any team caught cheating or doing other malicious activity will be disqualified. Consult first with the organizers before doing anything that may be seen as cheating.


Problems will test the teams' knowledge of basic Java concepts (e.g. variables, operations, control structures, strings, arrays), the Java Collections Framework, and undergraduate level algorithms (e.g. Number Theory, Array/Tree/Set/Graph algorithms).


The winning team will receive PHP 3,000 + sponsored items.


*Mechanics are subject to change.


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