Google I/O Extended 2016 - Pampanga

Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference which features a keynote on the latest updates and announcements by Google. The conference also hosts in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, and App Engine.

Google Developers Group (GDG) and Pampanga Developers Group (PDG) once again collaborated and brought Google I/O experience here in Pampanga. Google I/O Extended Pampanga 2016 was hosted by the College of Information and Communications Technology of Holy Angel University last July 16, 2016, Saturday at the Academic Hall of Saint Joseph Hall Building.

More than two hundred (200) participants attended the event and mostly are students and instructors of Holy Angel University, Systems Plus College Foundation, Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Tarlac State University, Angeles City College, STI and University of Baguio. There were also professionals from nearby companies particularly CloudStaff Incorporated, Zeniark, Koodi and Bynare Technology and some free-lance programmers who participated at the said event.

The workshop started with an I/O Recap Keynote by Ms. Chelle Obligacion-Gray (Developer Ecosystem Team APAC). Mr. Raymart Canuel of GDG Baguio shared his I/O Experience and Ms. Roselle Angelica Gumnad talked about women Techmakers and Android Masters. There were also games and raffles in between the talks.

In the afternoon, participants attended the breakout sessions designated in three (3) computer laboratories located at the 7th floor of Saint Joseph Hall Building namely SJH 702, SJH 703 and SJH 707. There were also participants who went back at the Academic Hall for the Basic Android App Development and IoT Demo presented by Mr. Kurt Renzo Acosta. Mr. Brian Matthew Mamaril conducted a workshop on Progressive Web Apps and Polymer at SJH 702, Mr. Reymart Canuel on Firebase Overview at SJH 703 and Ms. Grace Sojor demonstrated how to use Gemma Microcontroller which is part of the Wearables Codelab, at SJH 707. The breakout sessions went through from 1:30 until 4:00 in the afternoon.