Mozilla Philippines’ Rock stars!

We all know that famous Rock Stars has a very tight schedule, as they tour around the world doing their concerts, Fan’s day and everything in between. Our Community has their very own rock stars(that’s how we felt during the tour). We had 3 events lined up for 3 days with 3 different locations  that a bit far away from each other. Let me Tell you the journey of our Rock stars over the weekend.

Mozilla Campus Tour: Colegio De San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Laguna

The start of our journey, September 20,2012 the first event we would do was in Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Rock Stars present in this event was ReMo PHL Eusebio “Jun” Barrun jr. , Joell Lapitan and I together with my Student Reps Ryan Ermita, Jyra Bulan, Joanna Balagot, Kenneth Sungcaya, Daryl Abulencia and Rofus DelaCruz. We know that this event would be another fun filled event as students fill up the venue.

Students of Letran Calamba
Students of Letran Calamba

Jun as always Starts the event with his AMAZING Keynote – a general overview of the community. and in between his presentation he gave freebies and Firefox T-shirt.

Rock Star Jun on his Overview of the Community
Jun on his Overview of the Community

followed by Joell on Firefox Mobile OS(B2G),

Rock Star Joell Lapitan on B2G
Joell Lapitan on B2G

and the last one was Me on Mozilla Student Reps Program.

Rock Star Kemuel Domanog on Mozilla Student Reps
Kemuel Domanog on Mozilla Student Reps

This was really a wonderful opportunity to share our knowledge and our advocacy to our Alma mater. after this event. Jun and I readied our selves to another journey going far north. Muñoz, Nueva Ecija


Mozilla Web Day Conference:  Central Luzon State University – Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

With almost 6 hours of travel from Calamba, Laguna going to Muñoz, Nueva Ecija which is about 260km away. We arrived at CLSU at 3am in the morning of September 21,2012 and stayed at their beautiful Alumni Hostel. The Rock stars of this event includes ReMo PHL Jun, Ren Gabas, and I together with recently active Student Rep Sister Tandem, Shane and Ivy Aringo and a community volunteer.

Touchdown at CLSU grounds!
Touchdown at CLSU grounds!

This event was a full day event. A fully packed event for our Rock stars.  each ReMo has 2 sets of Presentation. one for the Morning session and another for the afternoon session. Students of CLSU had already been using open source technologies, like PHP and MySQL. Our Point Person for the event was Jojo Macabales, the acting director for the IT department, also a long time friend of Ren.

Ren Ren and Friends
Rock stars and our Point person sir Jojo

Students in CLSU had a great response on the team, every one was eagerly to learn from what the team had been imparting. they even formed a team for their very own Student Reps Group there. *clap clap clap*

The New Student Reps From CLSU
Student Reps hailing from CLSU

Ren also had a chance to let students of the school try localization. with only 67 new strings. students race their way to the top to get their Firefox Tshirt as a Prize!

Top 10 Translators
Top 10 Translators(rank)

The fun started from 8am and ended at 7pm. after that we immediately leave the vicinity and heads home for another event back South. Los Baños, Laguna.


Summer Code Party: University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna

The team arrived at Edsa around 12am and every one of us heads home. I arrived at  home at 3am and still can’t sleep(lucky aren’t I). Slept at 4am woke up at 6am and left the house at 7am of September 22, 2012 a Saturday and heads straight to the nearest Jeep Terminal to go to Los Baños. With me is my sister Joyce Domanog.

We had been doing lots of Summer Code Parties since June 2012 and to end with a bang we had this huge celebration for it.Rock Stars present are ReMo PHL Jun, Joell, Bob Reyes,Faye Tandog, Melchor Compendio, Kevin Ventura, Jean Austin Rodriguez, and I together with Student Reps Jam Zulueta, Pau Guilalas, and Ralph De Leon. and another 3 Volunteers.

The crowd
The Crowd was filled with Student Developers

So what is difference? Well this time we had this Live Conference with our Asian Buddies(Japan, Indonesia,Bangladesh,Thailand and Malaysia) who are also celebrating their own Summer Code Parties.(Thanks to PREGINET) We gave 20, one year web hosting (Thanks to Solidhosting) as prizes, we made sure it would be a big event so we partnered with an awesome Telco and we also brought the Firefox Mobile OS demo Device with us.

Live Conference
Live Conference with Asian Buddies

Attendees are doubled as well as the freebies :D, Summer Code Party did end. but we the Mozilla Community would still Pursue on sharing, teaching our knowledge for the next generation of Web Makers.

Summer Code Party Attendees
Summer Code Party Attendees with the Mozilla PHL Pose

Mozillians Striking a pose!

Mozillians Striking a pose infront of Oblation
Mozillians Striking a pose infront of Oblation in UPLB

Thanks to all organizers of the events. you are the true Rock Stars out there! Cheers to every one!