Noel Feria is a Filipino educator, developer, and a marathoner. He blogs at Eduveloper (formerly EdTech Guro), is a multipotentialite optimist, a coffee lover, a game researcher, and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enthusiast.
He works as an EdTech and ICT Specialist at the UP IT Development Center and an End-to-End Event Strategist in UPSITF‘s Youth Congress on Information Technology (Y4iT), handling program management, speaker relations, and marketing & business development. He was also a former faculty member of the UP College of Education in the EdTech Area who implemented 1-to-1 Learning with iPads in EDUC190 classes.
He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Development Consultant, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Book Creator Ambassador, a Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator, a Free Software advocate, and is also adept in technologies such as Java, Laravel, WordPress, Moodle, SCORM, Swift, etc. He is a Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International and a member of the Global Outreach and Advisory Board of the Global Education Conference Network.
He also delivers tech courses and workshops for kids such as Scratch, Tynker, Alice 3D, GameSalad, CodeCombat, and Swift Playgrounds in coding schools such as JACK (Junior Academy for Coding Knowledge, Inc.) and TBC4K (Tech Boot Camp for Kids+Teens).
He is also a member of Run365PH – a 6am crew of runners who aims for a healthy lifestyle. He spends most of his free time reading about edtech, machine learning, cybersecurity, and something different – smart parenting. He occasionally participates in #edchat, #ADEchat, #TynkerChat, and #globaledcon. He attends global webinars, completes missions on strategy games, and plays the guitar. He can be found telecommuting – brewing new ideas on the application of machine learning in software development, gamification of education, tinkering watchOS for the Quantified Self, while catching up on his favorite TV series.