Thursday, October 15, 2015

GDG DevFestPH 2015 Speakers

Here are the speakers and code labs facilitators for GDG DevFest Philippines 2015:

Takuo Suzuki
Lead, Developer Relations - Google Japan

Takuo is the lead of the Developer Relations team in Japan. He has a keen focus on Android's Material Design. He further engages in UX reviews of apps and further facilitates various design sprints.

Deuphil Kaufmann
Sr. Android Engineer / Team Lead, Onvolo

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Deu is currently with Onvolo, working on a social discovery platform, IntroMe. His first Android work was in early 2011 for SmartNet, Smart's NetPhone then. Prior to Android, he has been working primarily with Java back-ends, and doing R&D on Mobile Widget SDKs for the Wholesale Application Community (WAC) for Smart under Novare Technologies. He currently co-organizes for the Philippine Android Developers Community (PADC).

Vicky Sy
Senior Java Applications Engineer, 77 Global Services

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Vicky is a consultant who mostly tackles Java web applications for her work. Last February to March, she joined the 7-week GDG Philippines Android Fundamentals Study Jams to expand her knowledge on mobile applications. She hopes to launch her own tech startup someday.

Karen Matias
Mobility Team Lead, Cloud Sherpas

Karen Matias works as an Android Developer in Cloud Sherpas for more than a year now. She was recently given the role of a Mobility Team Lead, heading a team of both Android and IOS developers creating mobile applications with integration with Salesforce, Google and other cloud technologies.

Ben Adrian Sarmiento
Technical Lead, Cloud Sherpas

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Ben spends most of his time creating apps for Google Cloud Platform. Internet is oxygen to him.

Grace Sojor

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Mac Valmores
Freelance Developer

Conducts free android tutorials for the Philippine Android Developers Community. Worked with Project Noah for Moses Tablet. Worked on customizing tablets.

Reymart Canuel
Community Manager, Google Developer Group Baguio

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Reymart "Canu" Canuel is the current community manager for Google Developer Group Baguio. His passion towards IT and environmental preservation made him travel places like Germany, Japan, and Korea. He strongly believes in the potential of getting things done, inspiring others, and sharing ideas in effective learning most especially in IT.

Christopher David
VR Evangelist and Developer

Toph is a VR Evangelist and Developer. He works as an R&D Engineer at Nokia by day but leads a double life in the metaverse. He co-founded VR Philippines to boost the local VR community and possibly help put the Philippines in the forefront of this exciting technological revolution. He is currently setting up his own VR startup, Veer, which aims to bring virtual reality to everyone. He also serves as the Board Member for VR at ACM SIGGRAPH Manila.

Joyce Guiao

She graduated BS Computer Science at De La Salle University and is currently working as a freelancer. She won various hackathons and developer contests which includes Microsoft Image Cup - Innovation World Finalist (2014), Kabantay ng Bayan Champion (2014), DOST-FNRI Less Sugar Champion (2014) and DOST Mobile App Competition on Disaster Communication 2nd Runnerup (2014). Oh wait download her Android App at

Benj Tupas
Freelance Developer

Benj is a freelance developer ( and founder of Chirpydia. Outside the coding routine, he loves to read books about technology and business, run, travel, and adventure.

Vin Lim
Co-founder & CEO of Green Room

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Vin is the co-founder & CEO of Green Room - leading mobile apps & web development company, with portfolio covering major international & local brands. He is also a self-thought programmer with focus on Laravel and HTML5. Vin's enthusiasm in building tech community led to the founding of Startup Penang with fellow startups in the region in 2011. He was also the co-founder of Google Developers Group George Town in 2013. He then organized GDG DevFest George Town in the same year which saw over 700 participants, further fuelling the startup bloom in region.

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