Prof. Lemuel Clark P. Velasco and student Julian Pedro Daga-ang Jr. of the School of Computer Studies presented their startup project in an exhibit at the Livelihood Exchange (LIVEX) Philippines 2015 held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City on August 19-20, 2015.
Their project, the “Citifier”, is a local business directory of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) verified and registered business enterprises under the categories: food, stay, party, and shop.
Velasco and Daga-ang displayed a mock-up prototype of the project since. Aside from the presentation of the output, one objective of the exhibit is to meet investors who could possibly provide the resources to develop the project, Velasco explained.
Through the Institute’s involvements with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council of Iligan, Velasco and other delegates from the ICT Council of Iligan represented the city.
Although IIT is still a neophyte in ICT startups but this opportunity will not be the first time for IIT Velasco said.
Plans for copyright are in place as soon as Velasco and Daga-ang are able to come up with an actual output after the making and submission of a prototype.
The LIVEX Exhibition is only one of the series of associated events organized by various private sector ICT organizations that seek to convene stakeholders in taking advantage of the livelihood and business opportunities brought about by integration.
School of Computer Studies (SCS) Dean, Prof. Alquine Roy F. Taculin conducted the first of a lecture-series for students by the Guidance & Counseling Office entitled “Cyber Issues: Etiquette, Addiction and Crime” on September 18, 2013 at the College of Nursing Hall.
The lecture attended by students focused on the advantages and disadvantages in the use of social networking sites in particular, Facebook (FB) – a popular site especially among students.
Taculin talked about the propriety in the use of networking sites. He gave as an example the improper postings of photos that may cause the account owner problems. He suggested that if students, using the FB, want to post photos they may use their privacy settings or “Only Me” which may appear on their Timelines and in News Feed visible only to those they tag.
He also introduced a law and legal maxims to enlighten and encourage his audience to be responsible internet users. During the open forum, students also asked whether they would be held liable on posts which were on “Only Me” settings but were spread in cyber space after their laptops were hacked. Taculin explained that the person who had spread the posts would be held liable since it was not the intention of the account owner to post them indiscriminately.
The Guidance & Counseling Office through the Guidance Counselors, Maricar T. Koppin (COE), Charlane N. Gabutan (SET), and Katrina L. Codilla (CBAA) gave Taculin a Plaque of Recognition in appreciation for his lecture to the students. OC-OPI with report from Kimberly C. Paculba
Looking Back at Last Year’s Celebration of a Decade of Fun and Computing
Last year marked a significant milestone in the history of ICCF, the Iligan City Computing Fair, hosted by the School of Computer Studies of IIT. It celebrated its 10th year of gathering high school and college students, teachers and professionals in the Visayas and Mindanao areas to compete, learn and have fun in computing. Last year’s ICCF featured several surprises in addition to its yearly line-up of competitions, programs and events. The event was held last September 19-21, 2012 in the MSU-IIT Campus.
The Opening Program started with a parade that led to the gym. Honored guests, sponsors and participants from other schools came to event led by the SCS Dean Prof. Ernesto E. Empig. Activities for the ICCF 2010 included competitions, seminars, ICT exhibits, technical seminars and city tours. Students, teachers and professionals alike interacted through these activities, showcasing and sharing their skills.
One of the surprises that spiced up the ICCF 2012 was the presence of one unexpected character who hosted the quiz show— Harry Potter! a.k.a Sir Ken Rothwyn Mira of the Computer Science Department. Even more surprises came when select faculty of the School of Computer Studies graced the closing program in their cosplay ensemble. Students were excited to meet Obito(Sir Erik Sala), Sir Kakashi(Sir Mark Manlimos) and Jericho from Ghost Fighter(Sir Ken Mira).
City Tours ended the ICCF Event for guests who wanted to explore Iligan. The ICCF overall was a mix of healthy competitions, learning experiences and memories worth reminiscing.
So what’s coming up for this year?
Marking its 11th year anniversary, ICCF 2013 promises new and upcoming events to celebrate yet another year of fun and learning in the field of ICT.
The event will be held on September 23-25, 2012 at the MSU-IIT Campus with the theme, “More Than Computing”. This year’s ICCF will once again gather teachers, students and professionals alike not only to learn, but to have fun and share experiences with ICT.
Guests this year will be delighted to see some new additions to annual events.
For cosplay enthusiasts, anime, games and manga fans alike, this is your time to shine. This year’s ICCF features an Open Cosplay Competition, a first for ICCF. Participants must pre-register for this event, and guidelines can be viewed at the ICCF official website.
Job fairs are also here for those who want to find employment. Applicants should be ready with their applications for this event.
Another highlight is the evening socials for honored guests and visitors. And for those who want to discover more about Iligan and its scenic and popular tourist destinations, guests can avail of the city tours at P250 per person. Enjoy Iligan and visit its premier tourist spots. The slots for this tour are limited, so guests should reserve their seats early.
On its 11th anniversary, the Iligan City Computing Fair 2013 promises new and upcoming events to celebrate another year of fun and learning in Information & Communications Technology (ICT). With the theme, “More Than Computing”, this year’s ICCF will once again gather teachers, students and professionals to compete and share experiences in ICT on September 23-25, 2013 in MSU-IIT.
More high school and college students, teachers and professionals in the Visayas and Mindanao areas are expected to join this year’s fair as the School of Computer Studies, which organizes this annual event, promises additional surprises to its yearly line-up of competitions, programs and events.
Activities for the past ICCF included competitions, seminars, ICT exhibits, technical seminars and city tours. The participants interacted through these activities, showcasing and sharing their skills.
Cosplay enthusiasts, anime, games and manga fans will also have the time of their lives as this year’s fair will hold the First ICCF Open Cosplay Competition. Interested individuals must pre-register for this event. Its guidelines can be viewed at the ICCF official website.
Guests can also avail of the city tour at P250 per person. Among the places they will be brought to Iligan City’s scenic and popular tourist destinations. Guests are encouraged to reserve their slots early as seats for the city tour is limited.
For those seeking employment, a jobs fair will also be held. An evening socials for honored guests and visitors will be one of the highlights of the fair. OC-OPI