java training philippines!

want to beef up your skillset (and resume)? learn JAVA!

Active Learning, will conduct “Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction” on 2008.10.27-31.

the course will be lead by Gavin Lim, a former Sun Microsystems Philippines‘ Java technology evangelist and is an expert in object-oriented technology.

More details here.

IT PINOY salary – competitive!

according to ZDNet Asia, we – IT PINOY’s – are receiving above-average salaries compared to our counterparts in other professions. however most of us lack IT certifications, which our neighbors have.

also mentioned is that the IT PINOY receive an average annual pay of US$12,425 (Php500,736) (this according to ZDNet Asia IT Salary Benchmark Survey 2008). wow! totoo ba ito? kewl!

also mentioned is this, “This wage level, high by national standards, put the country in sixth place after Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India, which have annual salaries of between US$13,864 and US$76,851. The Philippines is just a notch higher over last placer Indonesia, which had a US$7,709 average annual salary.

more of the story here.

pinoy bloggers!

to begin with, i’m amazed @ how many PINOY blogs are out there right now... i remember writing my first blog five years ago and i swear i never thought how big of a hit blogging would be to all PINOY’s!

the somehow sad thing however is just like before, right now while searching through the web, i haven’t found a blog that focuses on the PINOY information technology (IT). i actually found one (PINOYIT) but it hasn’t been updated for two years now, sayang ‘tol!

so why an IT PINOY blog?
all PINOY programmers are still subscribed to newsgroups and forums to get their programming questions answered… up to now PINOY’s still doesn’t have it’s own major reference point for programming or computing concepts. what else have PINOY’s accomplished? how much have we contributed to this industry (which undoubtedly have been good to us) can we even contribute something?

i attended the SUN Tech Days held last june here in manila, and the sun peeps actually posted a question and a challenge to us IT PINOY’s. aside from the infamous “I LOVE YOU” virus a local created and put IT PINOY’s in the map, will a PINOY be able create the next google or a youtube? will it even ever happen? hindi yung gaya-gaya puto maya ha at gumawa lang giggle or youtsup?! i mean how can an IT PINOY help revolutionize this industry and not just mere consumers.

i hope this blog will be a good start to answer that question.

and i can’t do it alone, i believe there’s too many brilliant IT PINOY practitioners out there (even far better than me) so feel free to post suggestions for topics and let’s discuss it here.

hello world

welcome IT PINOY!!!!

and i thought the best way to welcome you guys here is to start where we all began…

any IT PINOY story started with “Hello” and ended with “World”

did you know?
the first Hello World program appeared in chapter 1.1 of kernighan & ritchie’s original book, “The C Programming Language” in 1978:

main() {
printf(“hello, world\n”);

from then on, Hello World has become the defacto standard for everyone trying to learn a new programming language on the planet! wow!

in fact, there’s more-or-less 410 Hello World programs out there!

well, i started with this:


how about you?

see the many ways to say Hello World in IT!

(photo courtesy of oskay)