Information technology (IT) enthusiasts organized its first meetup in Bohol at the Auza.Net Training Center at the K of C Recreation Center on June 9, 2012. The meetup was attended by a mix of entrepreneurs, professionals, hobbyists and students and a representative of TechTalks.ph – Cebu. The group introduced themselves and talked about their experiences in IT in Bohol and also discussed potential opportunities.
The meetup was organized by Ben Skelton, a British entrepreneur who has a setup shop in Baclayon, Bohol and Jerome Auza of Auza.Net in coordination with Ms. Tina Amper of TechTalks.ph. Ms. Amper is currently based in California and provided the help through online methods. Ppip Cimafranca, a member of TechTalks.ph – Cebu travelled to Tagbilaran to attend the meetup and share his insights and experience with TechTalks.ph – Cebu. The students expressed their interest to learn relevant matters on the IT industry that might help them in future work or ventures.
Incidentally, this weekly column on the Bohol Chronicle has a tag line of “TechTalk”.
The Cebu group has organized Startup Weekend Cebu (http://cebu.startupweekend.org/) on May 11-13, 2012 and a similar activity is being discussed by the Bohol group. Startup Weekend started in Boulder, Colorado and became a Seattle, Washington based non-profit organization. It organizes 54-hour weekend events during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and/or presentation by Sunday evening.
Such an activity may help spur IT based projects based in Bohol that may become successful worldwide products and services.
To join TechTalks.ph please visit www.techtalks.ph and register or visit the Facebook group for Bohol http://goo.gl/RQx9W. Then watch out for the next meetup in Bohol.