12th Floor Anson’s Building , Asian Development Bank Avenue , Ortigas Center , Pasig City- Metro Manila -Philippines
Angel Hack- Manila 2013 poster
Angel Hack Manila 2013 sponsors and donors
worn-out and tired participants
I went back at the Angel Hack – Manila 2013 after several hours. Have seen some participants taking a quick nap .
two female programers caught asleep
While majority of the participants are still wide awake, according to them , they are used to work overtime and with little sleep.
last minute team meeting
Hot Synth team L-R Mr. Mariano Mejia ( senior developer) , Mr. Noli Pionilia ( (senior designer ), Mr. Joel Eya ( database administrator ) , Mr. Mark Leo Jalandoni ( designer /developer) and Mr. Lawrence Benitez ( designer)
This is one of the team, that is still wide wake during the early morning . They even posted interesting ” motto” in their cubicle .
Mr. Mariano Mejia and Mr. Mark Led Jalandoni
” Think Different ! Good Artist Copy Great Artist Steal ” , ” If you don’t know where you are going, Any road will take you there ” . It was catchy motto, a good inspirational note with a lot of humor .
Holocorp group members proudly shows off their software application
When i went to the event on day 1 , we already took notice of their unique designs and their application software. When we saw the group , we quickly took the chance to interview them.
L-R Mr.Louie David, Francis Fajardo , Mark Segalle, Harold Ocampo and Ian Tappa
The team name is ” Holocorp ” and their product is called Zander, The name was derived from a rare type of fish ( Sander lucioperca, syn. Stizostedion lucioperca) a freshwater fish species from Europe and parts of Asia.
Here are some of the important details of the team ‘s project:
1.) SMS remote controlling
2.) Fishpond temperature manipulation
3.)Real time temperature sensors
4.) Andriod supported mobile
5.) Microsoft web application
Mr. Alan Wong -Application Development Consultant of BlackBerry
L-R Mr. Patrick Cadelina , Alex Sales and Ms. Ross Panopio
Team Kwaderno L-R Mr. Dan Leland Suarez, Jay Saringan and Luigi Dollosa
a foreigner based in China is one of the participant in the hack meet
A timer countdown , with just 20 minutes and .02 seconds to go before the end of the event.
Y-Tech team led by Mr. Yhanco Grey Esteban and Ms.
Lolidie Jeena Zubiri
a participant won a NERF gun
Angel Hack – Manila is not just all about hacking and software programming , It is all fun and there are on the spot contest for all the participants. In this case , just answering a question.
The Y-Door team application
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lunch buffet meal
Before the final deadline , Lunch buffet were served by the caterer . Fried chicken, Bistek Tagalog , vegetable with bottomless ice tea or orange juice . There was also several cases of San Miguel apple flavored beer still unfinished from the night before .
new found acquaintances
close door deliberation by the panel of judges
During the first round of the event , The teams were assigned a room where they present their application software to the judges for about 2 minutes . The top 12 teams was announced after about an hour or so .
Mr. Diego Jose Ramos conducting a final reminder to the participants
panel of judges
Then after an hour or so , the top 12- team were finally announced. Judges include Mr. Winston Damarillo ( founder of Exist and Morphlabs) , Mr. Raph Wunsch ( founder of Metrodeal.com) Mr. Alvin Gendrano ( Microsoft), Mr. Frederic Levy ( founder of CashCashPinoy.com) , Mr. Floyd Piedad ( Narra Ventures) Mr. Jay Yao ( international graphic designer) , Beryl Li ( SeedAsia) Mr. Adrich Scheuders ( Freelancer.com) Mr. Ernie Imperial ( Meralco ) and Ms. Anne Jacobe ( founder of Shoephorbic.com).
Top 13 teams
Instead of top 12 semi-finalist , another team was added in the final roster of the semi-finalist slot due to the tight scoring between the 12th and 13th place . thus a TOP 13 semi-finalist was announced .
Here are some of the finalists , presenting their pitches at the stage.
Call Me application was made by a team which aims the public can use their mobile application for a premium
Page Snapp is a group a software developer and I.T. professionals from Davao City. They flew all the way from Davao City just to participate. H aving a mobile application version of the page, business owners or Facebook administrators would just have to find their app on the home-screen and they’re good to go . Their group is one of the most applauded when they presented their software program.
Nerby Geeks is a group of technology experts, They aim to provide software device to help those people who had problems with their computers or anything that with require any technical assistance . By using mobile application or sms . Anyone can avail of their services for a certain fee.
The team had a very catchy name , Similar to the popular DORA the Explorer – Their primary aim is to promote popular tourist destination spots by using mobile application program and can also cater the young students with their cute characters
Mr. Harold Ocampo of Holocorp
Aquaculture is one of the major industry in the country where millions of people would rely on the annual fish catch from fish farms and tropical aquarium fishes for pet trade. However periodic fish kills can also cause severe problems to the local fish industry. By creating a software program which can help improve aeration of fish ponds thru mobile applications can help reduce the fish kills and even manual labor costs.
BFAR : http://www.bfar.da.gov.ph/
Holocorp won $20,000 worth of Google application engine and bragging rights!
panel of judges
Finally the top 2 was announced Call Me and Page Snapp
Page Snapp won the top prizes
“It’s like a dream come true, yes,” said by Mr. Rolly Rulete, one of the members of the team. The group is familiar in joining to other hackaton event . Their group joined 3 other events.
L-R Mr. Marvin Consuegra, Mr. Raymund Delfin, Mr. Paul Pajo ( SMART ) , Mr. Rolly Rulete , Mr. Mio Galang and Mr. Jay Albano
Page Snapp – L-R Mr. Marvin Consuerga , Mr. Raymond Delfin, Mr. Rolly Rulete , Mr. Jay Albano and Mr. Mio Galang
As the winners of AngelHack 2013 in Manila, the Page Snapp team will not only get a chance to fly to Silicon Valley, but they will also be getting mentor ship from incubation hub IdeaSpace aside from P2 million worth of prizes !
Note: I would like to personally ” Thank” Mr. Mark Anthony Wagan , Ms. Elaine Cedillo and Mr. Diego Jose Ramos for the accommodation during the event.
Hopefully , Angel Hack will organize a yearly event !
Please visit the link : Angel Hack- Manila ( Day 1) https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/angelhack-manila-global-hackathon-attracts-hundreds-of-it-specialists-day-1/
Angel Hack- Manila Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelHackManila