Smart Launches Philippines’ First Foursquare Badge

2012/05/20

Are you a Foursquare fanatic in the Philippines? Then I’ve got Brilliant News for you, if (1) you are in Manila, and (2) adore Lady GagaSMART is bringing the FIRST-Ever Foursquare Badge in the country called the SMART #LiveMore Badge.

This badge can be UNLOCKED by checking in at Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way Ball at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 21 (Mon) and May 22 (Tue) 6PM – 2AM.


While this may NOT be a Country- or a City-specific badge tourist-wise, I hope this SMART #LiveMore Badge will pave the way for those opportunities in the future. With more businesses like Bo’s Coffee and SMART making use of Foursquare, it just might be possible for Philippines to earn its City badges!

This news was brought to you through @4sqPhilippines. FOLLOW them on Facebook and Twitter. For MORE INFO about Lady Gaga’s concert, read this. For SMART’s Foursquare badge and RAFFLE, read this.

While we’re on the topic of Foursquare, I have just recently been PROMOTED to Super User Level 2. If you are an SU in Cebu, please reach out me, so we can organize events! You can also follow @SUPhilippines to get in touch with other SUs in the country.

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Cebu StackOverflow Meetup on May 26 (Sat)

2012/05/20

Last 28 April 2012 (Sat), StackExchange members around the world celebrated the 2nd Annual StackOverflow Meetup Day. So where were the Hackers, Programmers, Designers, other Tech folks of Cebu, Philippines? Busy with preparations [meetups, trainings, etc] for Startup Weekend Cebu of course — with WaitKnowMore going home first place last May 13 (Sun)! Read the SunStar link for more details.

For this delayed Cebu StackOverflow Meetup, we will be doing a series tech talks with 6 speakers. If you have been to Startup Weekend Cebu last May 11 (Fri) – May 13 (Sun), most of their faces will be familiar to you! They have been there either as an organizer, a mentor, a participant, or goodness.. a winner! So, who will be speaking? These GEEKS:

  1. Albert Padin (SpellDial.com)
    Google AppEngine and its SO Support Community
  2. Carlos Tapang (Centerus, Inc)
    Why Copy-Paste is Very Harmful to Your Code
  3. Greg Montaño (Accenture)
    Version Control and Continuous Integration
  4. Daryl Yu (Lexmark)
    Git is AWESOME. So, Why are You Using it Like SVN?
  5. Mark Buenconsejo (CareSharing)
    Code Review Using Gerrit
  6. Jeremie Lim (Morphlabs)
    Experiences, Interfaces and the Other Fluff That Matters

These guys have 20-30 minutes each to bore AMAZE! you with their talks. AND, here’s where we’ll be DIFFERENT: During the Q&A portion of their talks (part of the 30 mins), EVERYONE is FREE to ASK and ANSWER. If you didn’t get one of the keywords in the last sentence, I repeat: ANSWER. In true StackOverflow sense, we ENCOURAGE open collaboration and sharing of ideas. So, don’t be shy, and share your knowledge! We’ll be giving out StackOverflow stickers (while supplies last) to those who participate!

Interested? Register NOW. It’s FREE!
WHAT: Cebu StackOverflow Meetup 2012
WHO: Hackers, Programmers, Designers, Tech folks!
WHERE: 17/F i3 Bldg., Cebu I.T. Park, Apas
WHEN: May 26 (Sat), 2012. 2PM – 5PM.
COST: FREE!
REGISTRATION: 50 PAX only! Click me to register.
HASHTAG: #SOMeetup

OTHER INFO.
Organizers: Geff Chang, Daryl Yu, Anna Umacob
Co-Organizer: DevCon Philippines (Thank You!)
Food & Drinks: BYO
Extension Wires (laptop): BYO / Share
Tables: Possibly None; Laptops on your lap?
WiFi: None / BYO
What You Need to Bring: Yourself, Laptop?

Of course, we will be giving out a StackExchange FREEBIE (while supplies last) for those who REGISTER at our Meetup page! Thanks to StackOverflow! No RSVP, No FREEBIE.

DISCLAIMER: The Organizers are not connected to StackOverflow in any way. We are doing this for the love of Technology.