Limitless Technology: A Warning
COMGUILD Center for Journalism
3rd Annual Conference of IT and Computer Science Students of the Philippines
THEME: LIMITLESS TECHNOLOGY – A WARNING
December 04, 2011
As we arrive at the AFP Theater, I saw this lots of students came from different universities from different places of the Philippines. I didn’t expect that this is really a big event. This is the first time for our school to attend in this annual event of Comguild. Compare to other schools, Holy Angel University has the most number of students attended in this event.
The program was hosted by two journalist from GMA7. Even though the topic of the conference was about technology, I can see that this two host are also interested in discussing this topics as if they were also IT/Com-Sci students.
The first speaker was Mr. Hugo D. Yonzon III. He is the President of Philippine International Comic Cartoon and Animation (PICCA). I learned that there are still many Filipino Cartoonist draws for comics nowadays but sadly to say, they are working aboard for foreign companies. Some of them are working at Marvel, and DC Comics. Mr. Hugo hopes that someday the Filipino Comics and Cartoon will become more popular.
The second topic was lead by Mr. Rudolf Van Ryan Antonio. Mr. Rudolf discuss about HTML5, the new W3C standards that will dominate the World Wide Web. It has a lots of advantages compared to the previous versions. Embedding of objects to web pages become more easy.
The third topic is all about Animation, one of the most interesting topic. It was discussed by Mr. Alstaire Sarthou, the Animation Director of Top Peg Animation and Creative Studio Inc. He is very proud of the Filipino Animators. I know that there are many Filipinos who are working at Pixar but I never thought that we are also a big part of creating some of the famous Japanese Anime like “One Piece”, “Dragonball”, and “Slam Dunk”.
The fourth discussion is about Cybercriminals. This was discusses by PCInsp. Felizardo Eubra Jr. He is the Deputy Chief of Anti-Trnsnational Crime Division, CIDG-PNP. They are the responsible in investigating computer related crimes. Identifying Cybercriminals was really hard because in the internet we are anonymous. This may be a tough job for them.
The final speaker was Mr. Alvin Juban, Operations Manager of Studio of SECRET6. They are a big part of the world game development Industry. They work for SCEA(Sony Computer Entertainment America) who develops the most advance games for PS3, PC, Xbox, etc. I was so amazed in his presented game demo. The game Uncharted3 for PS3 has an extra ordinary graphics.
We would like to thank the following speakers:
MR. HUGO D. YONZON III – PICCA PRESIDENT
MR. RUDOLF ANTONIO – MICROSOFT STUDENT PARTNER
MR. ALSTAIRE SARTHOU – ANIMATION DIRECTOR, TOP PEG ANIMATION STUDIO
PCINSP. FELIZARDO EUBRA JR – ANTI TRANSNATIONAL CRIME DIVISION, CIDG
MR. ALVIN JUBAN – OPERATIONS MANAGER, SECRET6
FIRST ASIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HUMANITIES
First Place Winner of “WE DREAM IT, WE DO IT ANIMATION CONTEST”