Rails for Designers 2013

The label on the tin reads: Rails for Designers is one of PWDO’s newest projects, organized in partnership with DevCon (Developers Connect) & PhRUG (Philippine Ruby Users Group), and graciously sponsored by Globe Labs, Freelancer, InDinero, & SourcePad. The back story goes: Ely broached the idea only a few weeks prior, reporting that there was a growing interest for learning Ruby on Rails among designers/non-developers. We thought it was a […]

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MiniFFC #15 in pictures: Rails & more coffee

This isn’t going to be such an informative post, just mostly commentary in photo essay format. Great turnout! Venue’s at the Globe Showroom, and worked very well for a Makati meetup spot. They even served complimentary coffee alongside our food. We arrived late and came at the tail end of Ken Daganio’s Ruby on Rails teaser talk. Looks like he built a blogging app for the demo. Snack time soon […]

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MiniFFC #14 in pictures: lean UX, lean coffee

Quite a few things happened with this month’s MiniFFC, despite having only two general agenda initially—a classic example of being concise but meaty, perhaps? First up: Lean UX. We did Lean Startup last month, and here the focus is on user experience in a lean environment. Attended #miniffc this evening with @sheiladelacruz. Learned a lot. #webdesign #ux #leanstartup #mobile #responsive — redelbautista Besides returning to our favorite venue, the TechBar […]

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MiniFFC #13 in pictures: experiences & startups

The PWDO MiniFFC for the month of May was all about startups and the growing alternative approaches to building them: Experience Design and going Lean. Pictures courtesy of OJ on the beautifully revamped, terabyte toting New Flickr. Senior Manager of Experience Engineering at Smart Ed Gozo with the talk Designing Better Experiences. “Experience design is the establishment of a philosophy about how to treat people.” — Whitney Hess. Notes from […]

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MiniFFC #12 in pictures: must-see projects

The MiniFFC mini web design conference & meetups started back up again after going into hibernation during PWDO’s conference season (that’s FFC and JFFC). The old schedule was every other month before and after FFC, which (d)evolved into an irregular, arbitrary thing based on how available we were to plan them. The new schedule is now regular and more ambitious: every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Between that and another […]

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Junior Form Function & Class 2013

PWDO is extremely fortunate to have UST TomasinoWeb as the leading student organization helping out with our FFCs. We’re proud that they’re now on the second year of holding the student version, Junior Form Function & Class (JFFC), on the 16 and 17 of February. It’s also gone two days, two venues (College of St. Benilde on Saturday), and simultaneous workshops. Even this year’s branding takes off on FFC 2012, […]

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Scio me nihil scire · Always be curious · Never stop learning

I have to take a deep breath each time I think about the FFC nowadays, so it’s kind of nice bumping into this poster whose words, as it happens, are coming to a shirt near you. As though it were a cosmic reminder that instead of freaking out, I should look forward to what we’re gonna learn on that weekend.

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<form> function() & .class web design conference 2012

The third FFC will be held on November 10 & 11 at the University of Santo Tomas. We’ve tweaked our format yet again: Day One will consist solely of 3-hour, multi-track workshops while Day Two will comprise conference plenary sessions. The agenda covers responsive web design, web-based game development, HTML5, interaction design, business sense, and more. We’re also holding a pre-party / networking night at KYSS on October 26. Make […]

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The <form> function() & .class web design conference 2011

The <form> function() & .class Philippine Web Design Conference returns this September 10 & 11—yup, two days of workshops and plenary sessions tackling the future of web design from the industry’s finest talents, including Dan Matutina, John Leyson, Rico Sta. Cruz, Jason Torres, JP de Guzman, Drei Gonzales, Allan Caeg. Visit PWDO.org for more details about the event. Early bird ticket rates end on September 3. Passes include conference gear, […]

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