The Junior Philippine Computer Society – Southville International School and Colleges Chapter (JPCS-SISC) attended the 12th Youth Congress on Information Technology (Y4IT) held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay city last September 11, 2014.
Themed “Harnessing the Power of Me”, the Y4IT event featured professionals hailing from major IT companies, leaders of the Internet governing bodies and trendy startup entrepreneurs. Fifty-nine members of the JPCS – SISC organization joined their fellow IT students from different schools and colleges from different parts of the country as they gathered around to listen to these distinguished individuals.
During the 2nd day of the event, the interesting topics that revolved around the theme were discussed. These were:
• Artificial Intelligence: Motion Planning for Robots, Digital Actors and Other Moving Objects
• Open Source Cloud Computing with OpenStack: HP leads the way with Helion
• Architecting Games in Unity
• Promoting Freedoms and Accountability Through the Internet
• IT Virtualization and Security
• Who says technology and community service don’t mix?: An Apple Distinguished Educator’s Journey with Senior Netizens
• Decide What to Be and Go Be It
• Protecting Your Identity Online
• The Internet and Me
The event also highlighted DigiBayanihan and its advocacy. Digibayanihan is a national movement to promote the universalization of digital literacy and digital citizenship in the Philippines towards human and economic development. On that day DigiBayanihan, in partnership with Intel, held the “Digibayihan Leadership Workshop” during Sept. 10 to 12, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Meeting Room 4. Three JPCS-SISC members, namely John Benedict Nicolas, Carl John Dennis Aguinaldo and John Panes, took part in the workshop.
Written by Jozeff Peres