For the first time, Developers Connect (DevCon) Philippines brought the biggest IT developer conference in the country to the queen city of the south. DevCon Summit 2018: Cebu Edition took place on November 24 at the Michael Richartz Center, University of San Carlos, Talamban, Cebu City.

This was a whole day event, with talks from leaders in the IT field, that aimed to:

  • Gather aspiring and professional developers from all over the country in order for them to “Sync, Support, and Succeed“.
  • Showcase the latest trends and tricks of recent technologies.
  • Involve different tech groups and create long lasting goals for the advancement of the community, with its slogan “Tech Communities Unite

The Cebu Chapter carefully crafted a line-up of topics that surely engaged the participants. Aside from that, each ticket holder was entitled to a conference kit that made the DevCon Summit experience even more memorable.

Let us look back at the event through some photos.

Venue Entrance and Booth Area


Registration and Loot Bag Distribution Area


Shirts Booth


Main Hall


Volunteers’ Meeting Room


Main Hall Host: Frances Marie Teves


Opening Remarks: Engr. Christian Maderazo


Keynote 1: Business Development for Startup Thinkers: Dev Edition – with Alistair Israel


Open Panel 1: Starting up in the Philippines, Entrepreneur Mentality Essentials – with Nanette Arbon, Julie Bulaklak, and Alistair Israel


Keynote 2: The Future of Blockchain – with Jerry Rapes


Open Panel 2: Security, IoT, BlockChain, DevOps – with Clint Christopher Cañada, Jerry Rapes, and Nisi Marie Jo Tadena


Co-Presenter Talk: Home Credit Consumer Finance Philippines Inc. – with Petr Sebesta


Keynote 3: Developer + Designer Collaboration – with Francis Alturas


Open Panel 3: Modern Design: UI/UX – with Francis Alturas and Jose Ildefonso Labayen


The Snacks/Meals Area


The Hallway Leading to the Breakout Rooms


Breakout: Artificial Intelligence – with Ian de Torres


Breakout: Artificial Intelligence – with Joseph Rivera


Breakout: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – with Michael Yu


Breakout: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – with Dexter Genterone


Breakout: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – with Charles Torrejos


Breakout: UI & UX – with Mark Win Panerio


Breakout: UI & UX – with Patrick Pacaña


Breakout: UI & UX – with Jose Ildefonso Labayen

Breakout: Startup Talks – with Ruffy Heredia, Clint Cagang, Zenia Enriquez-Go, Mikee Morado, and Julie Bulaklak

Breakout: Internet of Things – with Renee Louise Campanilla and Ian de Torres

Microsoft Keynote: DevOps – with Andrey Korenkov


Tech Community Open Panel – with Joy Garingo (Moderator), Val Enriquez (DevCon Cebu), Frances Teves (Google Developers Group Cebu), Mikee Morado (Cebu Innovation Network), Dorell Galang (Laravel Cebu), Harlequin Doyon (VueJS Cebu), Ron Michael Khu (PizzaPy), Clint Cagang (Cebu Game Dev), Rome Nicolas (Cebu WordPress Meetup), Mike Martinez (Cebu .Net User Group), Leonel Tomes (Symfony Cebu), and Kristoffer Amora (IoT Cebu)

Raffle & Awarding

  • Jackets from Microsoft Azure

  • Japanese Lessons from Jellyfish Education Philippines

  • iPad from CloudStaff

Group Photo at the End of the Day

Tech Group Booths

  • Symfony Cebu
  • Laravel Cebu
  • Google Developers Group Cebu
  • PizzaPy
  • AWS User Group Cebu
  • IoT Cebu
  • Cebu Game Dev
  • Cebu WordPress Meetup
  • VueJS Cebu


Sponsor Booths

  • Home Credit PH​​

  • Arcanys​

  • Microsoft Azure

  • TrustArc​

  • LegalMatch Philippines​

  • Lexmark

  • CloudStaff​​

DevCon Summit 2018: Cebu Edition would not be a big success without our supporters:


  • Home Credit PH​​
  • Microsoft Azure​

Silver Sponsor:

  • TrustArc​

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Arcanys​
  • Cloudstaff​​
  • LegalMatch Philippines​
  • Lexmark
  • Yondu​​ (Lanyard Sponsor)


  • Golden Summit Immigration Consultancy​

Pre-event Sponsors:

  • Amihan Global Strategies​
  • The Company CEBU​
  • Inspire Team​
  • Tweek Apps Inc​

Contributing Partners:

  • Microsoft Partners Philippines​
  • Jellyfish Education Philippines​

Media Partners:

  • 12:16 Media
  • Republiq Group of Companies (Bai TV)​
  • Basta Bisaya​


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About DevCon

Developers Connect (DevCon) Philippines, with its tagline “Sync, Support, and Succeed“, is a non-profit organization which aims to promote the collaborative growth and global competence of Filipino developers in the academe and the IT industry. DevCon regularly conducts Code Camps, which are workshops on different development tools, and also Campus DevCon events, which are school-partnered events that aim to augment the academic knowledge of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry. With chapters in Metro Manila (main), Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Bacolod, DevCon has reached 80,000 participants since its founding in June 2009.