SCS celebrates 13th year of the Iligan Computer Fair

by Ian S. Embradura, OPI

SCS celebrates 13th year of the Iligan Computer Fair

In its efforts to convene different sectors of the community whose common interests are in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the Institute’s School of Computer Studies (SCS) hosted the 13th Iligan City Computer Fair (ICCF) on September 16-18, 2015.

This year’s ICCF had a variety of activities –a technical seminar, a research forum, quiz shows, and competitions in computer hardware servicing, IT Networks and System Administration, Digital Arts—which were held simultaneously at the SCS Laboratories and the Institute Gymnasium.

SCS celebrates 13th year of the Iligan Computer Fair

Over 300 participants around Mindanao–professionals, educators, and students—came to MSU-IIT to attend this year’s computing fair.

“The aim of having an ICCF is to really make the ICT arena vibrant in Mindanao” SCS Dean Alquine Roy F. Taculin said.

In the opening program, the Iligan City Government, which sponsored the event, was represented by Arnold A. Garbanzos of the Iligan Investment, Incentive, and Promotion. Garbanzos expressed plans in turning Iligan City into an ICT hub in Mindanao, especially with IIT.

SCS celebrates 13th year of the Iligan Computer Fair

Both Taculin and Garbanzos agreed that an event such as the ICCF not only adds to the local tourism of the city, but also cements Iligan City and IIT on the map of ICT in the Philippines.

These are the champions of the various activities of the 13th ICCF:

Open Programming Competition

Team UM (University of Mindanao)
Contestants: Raymond Aurelio and Chris Vincent Aroa
Coach: Mr. Efrain Louis Pajota
Number of Problems Solved: 2/4 in 216 minutes

Quiz Show Competition

High School
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Julia Dizon
Miguel Quimbo

College
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Glenn Samporna
Angelo Tan

Digital Arts Competition

#12 Integrated Developmental School
Jonathan Dave

IT Networks and System Administration

Iligan Computer Institute
Charlie L. Felizarta, Jr.

Computer Hardware Servicing

MSU General Santos
Khalil Anton Ambalong

Topics : SCS  Computing Fair  ICCF