Cresile L. Lozano, Tech4Ed Project Coordinator, and Kimzey Marie L. Pamati-an, Admin Aide I, both of the
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), manning the registration of the
Negros Island Game Festival and Apps Show 2016 on December 1-3, 2016 at SM City Bacolod (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo/).
Some of the student attendees of the Negros Island Game Festival and Apps Show 2016 on December 1-3, 2016 at SM City Bacolod (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo/).
The Negros Island Game Festival and Apps Show 2016 was presented by the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNEFIT) with the support of Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) and GDAP Negros Island Council on December 1-3, 2016 at SM City Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City.
The opening of the festival was graced by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., BNEFIT President Levi Trio, NEFIT Executive Director Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, OLITC Head Tina Orbecido, and Chris Ruiz and Markus Operiano of DICT.
Several organizations, among them the University of St. La Salle (USLS), set up exhibition booths at the Atrium, showing the latest innovations in IT and games apps. Several industry updates and talks of varied coverage were given to the attendees, who were students coming from Bacolod City College (BCC), Bago City College (BCC), Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)-Alijis Campus, Fellowship Baptist College (Kabankalan), Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), STI-West Negros University, and Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas (TUP-V) as well as San Carlos City Tech4Ed Center managers.
The resource speakers were Mark Vernon, JV Perez, E. Mark Gross, Shumate Royo, Anthea Elaine Bonifacio, Ed Salinas, Denick Espares, Franc Parcon, Paolo Jalbuena, Brent Andrew Chua, Derrick Mapagu, Chris Ruiz, Tristan Angelo Babasa, Darwin Tardio, JD Abenaza, and Norman Lee.
“Women in Coding; CodeCamp for Women” was held at the the SMX Meeting Room 3. There was also a game Jam and a Wacon Speed Drawing Contest with categories for senior high school, college, and open.
Facilitating the event was Engr. Romeo U, Tome, ITO 2/TFT, Negros Occidental Provincial Team Lead. Manning the registration for the talks were Cresile L. Lozano, Tech4Ed Project Coordinator, and Kimzey Marie L. Pamati-an, Admin Aide I.
The 3-day event was held to scale up the awareness and knowledge of students and professionals in other high-value ICT sub-sectors such as game development, animation, software development and start ups. The exhibitions was open to the public.