MAKATI: The Ruby on Rails Code Camp (Professionals) was held on April 1, 2017 at Bitspace – a coworking space in Makati, marking the first event this month.

The event of 20 participants, which comes after a successful student edition held last week, shine a spotlight to web developers with experience using the Ruby on Rails framework.

Ruby on Rails, or simply Rails, is a cross-platform web application framework popular for its simplicity, readability, rapid development and deployment, and cost effectiveness.

No wonder some famous websites like Twitter (in its early days), GitHub, Shopify, and AirBnd was built with Rails.

This event is free with food and refreshments organized by Developers Connect (DevCon) Philippines, a non-profit organization that promotes Filipino developers, in partnership with Convonaut, Bitspace and Brainsparks.

Before the code camp officially started, Maricar Valenzuela, Quality Assurance at Suggero360 Philippines, welcome the participants and introduces DevCon – on its activities, upcoming events, and opportunities to collaborate and volunteer.

After that, John Ching, Bitspace Coordinator, showcase Bitspace our official venue partner and introduce his startup Ridewave, a shuttle service booking mobile app. Both Bitspace and Ridewave are established by Brainsparks – an innovation and startup hub that aims to help Filipinos launch and find resources for their ventures.

Speaker at this camp was Edwin Salinas CEO and co-founder of Convonaut, a startup that creates the simplest way to connect with your customers using bots. Also present in the event was DevCon President Bryan Bibat.

Our speakers of this edition addresses Rails more on its functionality, recent trends, innovative strategies, and changing dynamics of the web ecosystem, plus, its important factor for startups.

To wrap-up the event participants were challenged to use Rails to create a web application that pools pickup and destination locations of its users similar to ride-sharing apps.

After pitching their work, the judging panel selected the tandem of Ruth Ann Cabria and Erwin Seribo as winners.

John Ching and Ed Salinas with mini-hackathon winners Ruth Ann Cabria and Erwin Seribo 

The entire event was a great success and this could not have made it happen without the support of speakers, participants and volunteers.  

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