Y4iT PRO – Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Build up your competitive position. Join us in our inaugural Y4iT PRO Lectures!

The UP SYSTEM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, INC. (UPSITF) would like to invite everyone to participate in our Y4iT PRO Lectures, an event for professionals, set for September 6, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Y4iT PRO is geared toward data scientists, marketers, professors, web developers, mobile developers, researchers, security analysts, network and server administrators, postgraduate students, and other IT professionals interested in applying best practices and solutions on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

MORNING LECTURE – Artificial Intelligence (₱3,000.00)
9:00AM – 12:00NN

  • Amazon Web Services AI
  • Harnessing the Power of IBM Watson in Your Applications
  • Innovating with Microsoft AI
  • Introduction to TensorFlow

AFTERNOON LECTURE – Cybersecurity (₱3,000.00)
1:00PM – 4:00PM

  • Coding PHP Applications Like a Paranoid
  • Mobile Security
  • Next Generation Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Ransomware
  • Website Hacking

Featured lectures and demos will be delivered by speakers from Amazon Web Services, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speakers Program, Google Developer Group Philippines, IBM Philippines, Microsoft Philippines, Palo Alto Networks, Philippine Android Developers Community, SECUNA, Timble, and the UP Information Technology Development Center. The two half-day lectures will provide a development opportunity intended to augment the skills of IT professionals and to make them more effective and competitive in their profession.

Register and pay now to secure your slot and be able to receive ₱10,000+ worth of giveaways after the event if you join both AI and Cybersecurity tracks.

See you in Y4iT PRO!


#Y4iT 2017: Biggest IT event back on its 15th year

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UPSITF proudly presents the most anticipated IT event in the country – the Youth Congress on Information Technology (Y4iT) on September 5, 6, and 7, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Returning for its 15th year, the long-running event aspires to be a constant source of inspiration to thousands of students, educators, entrepreneurs, professionals, government and industry leaders, and IT enthusiasts.


Modern advancements in technology have brought us countless changes in how we go about our everyday lives. Plenty of day-to-day tasks are easier to accomplish with just a few taps on a device. Y4iT believes that the great minds behind these modern day conveniences can be anyone.

The 15th Y4iT, with its theme “Engineer a Better Future” aims to inspire the youth to recognize their potential as game changers in the IT industry. With the right idea and the right motivation, anybody can have the power to bridge the gap between the man and the machine.

Exciting tech topics, showcasing of smart solutions, and motivational career talks await its participants. Featured talks include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Cloud Deployment Strategies, Data Privacy, Design Thinking, IT Governance Frameworks, Internet of Things (IoT), The Fourth Industrial Revolution, The State of the Philippine Internet, Virtual and Augmented Reality, UX, and 3D Printing.

Y4iT List of Speakers

Learning is made more fun and entertaining for the Y4iT delegates with exciting games, big raffle prizes, and surprise performances. The congress also provides the participants with the opportunity to connect and network with big names in the IT sector, as well as a variety of industry experts that can motivate and mentor them in their IT journey.

MakerSpace Manila Prizes
Raffle prize items from Makerspace Manila — littleBits Kits

Y4iT continues in pursuing its goal to be a platform for presenting the latest technologies, trends, and breakthroughs as well as introducing the best minds in IT locally and internationally.


The Youth Congress on Information Technology is organized by the UP System IT Foundation (UPSITF). First held in the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2003, it has grown to be the largest IT event in the country. Having started with only 3,000 delegates on its first year until it reached the record breaking – 24,000 attendees, Y4iT’s goal proves to be beneficial to its participants. More information about the event could be found at y4it.org.

See you there!

Are you a Filipino/Filipina EduBlogger?

After a 40-day hiatus, I’m back again and this time, I want to start by building a network of 21st century edubloggers.

If you try searching about Filipino Education Blog on Google, you would get a result like the following:

Try going over each of the websites and you would find that most of the blogs are just news and announcements about the schedule and results of the licensure exams for teachers. Although I came across the website PinoyTeachersNetwork, I still can’t find the niches I’m looking for. So does that mean no Filipino Educator blogs about teaching and learning? This becomes tricky then as to what particular terms I shall be using for my next Google Search to get the desired result. Perhaps I should try the term “Guro” next time. What do you think?

Since we are now in the century wherein modern technology is almost ubiquitous, I believe that Filipino educators should blog more on how they teach in their classrooms, especially with the use of technology. I remember some years ago that whenever you’ll be starting a blog, you should define your niche first. For instance, my niche in this blog is about educational technology. I teach undergraduate education students how to integrate technology in their respective fields of teaching.

Other examples of niches (or themes) are the following:

  • Elementary/Primary
  • Filipino/English/Language Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • History/Social Studies
  • Mathematics/Sciences
  • Technology Education
  • Art, Music and Theater
  • Special Education
  • Library Education

Surely, there can be other or more specific niches or themes. So why not start connecting now to share ideas, right?

So if you are a Filipino/Filipina Educator or Student-Teacher who blogs about teaching (e.g. subject-specific, strategies, integration, preschool/elementary/secondary/higher ed, etc.) then connect with me (and the rest of the Pinoy Edubloggers) by posting on the comments section of this blogpost the name & URL of your blog and its niche/theme. If you just blog purely about news, then you are NOT qualified for the criteria. Some (if not all) edubloggers links shall be shown in my presentation about EduBlogging at iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit. 🙂

Spread the link love and keep those links coming!

Thanks in advance Filipino/Filipina EduBloggers! 🙂