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Campus DevCon:
Smart DevNet’sTech Zeitgeist on Campus @ UST

28 June 2013



Campus DevCon: Smart DevNet’sTech Zeitgeist on Campus @ UST is a gathering in partnership of Developers Connect (DevCon) Philippines, SMART Developer Network and University of Santo Tomas that aims to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry. The event converges an average of 200 students taking up Computer Science or other IT-related courses.

A Campus DevCon has 2 main components:

Lightning Talks (LT)

LTs are very quick presentations delivered with or without auxiliary visual materials. Each speakers has a maximum of 10 minutes to present his idea, including preparation time, self, introduction, Q&A, etc. There are usually 6-8 LTs per Campus DevCon.

Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF is an informal debate on tech topics with 3 volunteers from two opposing sides. A BoF panel will judge on who's the best team. Examples of BoF topics are "iOS vs Android", "Does technology improve or harm a person's social life?" and "Windows vs Linux".


Technology Partner

DevCon Platinum Partners




12:00-1:00 Registration
1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks by Paul Pajo, SMART Developer Network (SMART DevNet)
1:15-1:20 Message from the Dean by Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Engineering
1:20-1:25 Introduction to DevCon by Haifa Carina Baluyos, DevCon Representative

Lightning Talks

  • Tim Post, Community Manager at StackExchange, Inc. on "How to ask questions the smart way"
  • Jorge Azurin, Country Manager at Freelancer.com on "Freelancing for Students"
  • Terence Ponce, Web Developer at Aelogica and VP Programs of Developers Connect on "The Ideal Mindset of a Programmer"
  • Michael Marin, Managing Partner at WebGeek Philippines on "Education and Employment"
  • Robert 'Bob' Reyes, Mozilla Representative at Mozilla Philippines Community on "Mozilla in the Philippines"
  • Czarinna Cucueco, Senior Marketing Officer at JobStreet Philippines
  • Adric Schreuders, Regional Director of Engineering at Freelancer.com on "Building Freelancer.com"
3:00-3:20 Birds of a Feather (BoF)
3:30-4:30 Java Code Challenge (JCC)
4:30-4:55 JCC Judging and Awarding
4:55-5:00 Closing Remarks by Darwin Daen, President, Society of Information Technology Enthusiasts


DevCon Java Code Challenge (JCC)

Update 29 June 2013:

Winning Team: TEAM C
Members: John Daniel Regino, Junvic Valdez and Jezreel Zamora of UST

DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.



Only registered teams can compete. Each team consists of at most 3 students.  Maximum of 5 teams will be accommodated. Registration is FREE**.

To register, email [email protected] with the format below then wait for the confirmation email.

Subject: Campus DevCon at UST: Java Code Challenge Registration

Team Name:

Member 1 Name:
Course & Year:

Email Address:
Contact Number:
(same details for Member 2 and 3)


Java only.

Requirements per Team:

– One (1) laptop only (with wifi capability and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) to be shared among the team. Laptop may have JDK 7 and your choice of IDE installed for local testing.
– Books, notes on Java and algorithms – internet access is forbidden
– Pens/Pencils and Scratch papers

Competition Procedure:

Teams will be given one hour to solve problems. Each team will be provided with a set of 10 problems. Solutions must be submitted through the automated system provided. The team who solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time wins.

Any team caught cheating or doing other malicious activity will be disqualified. Consult first with the organizers before doing anything that may be seen as cheating.


Problems will test the teams' knowledge of basic Java concepts (e.g. variables, operations, control structures, strings, arrays), the Java Collections Framework, and undergraduate level algorithms (e.g. Number Theory, Array/Tree/Set/Graph algorithms).


The winning team will receive PHP 3,000.


*Mechanics are subject to change.

**UST students will be prioritized.

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