Seoul Accord Annual General Meeting

The Seoul Accord’s Annual General Meeting (SAGM2016) was held last June 3-5, 2016 at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Read more

PSITE National Board (AY 2016-17)

Due to the recent developments with the PSITE National Board, the board met and reconvened in Manila on 15-March-2016 and held another election. Congratulations to the new set of officers listed below, they will bring PSITE into even greater heights! Soar high, PSITE! Mabuhay!!! Read more

Thailand Educational Benchmarking

Last May 23-28, 2015, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour of the PSITE National Board in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

(ACTIS 2014, Japan) Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Socity

Last November 20-23, 2014, I attended and presented a paper entitled “Best Practices and Challenges of Information Technology Education in the Philippines. Read more

SEOUL ACCORD General Membership Meeting

The Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) invited me to attend the Seoul Accord General Meeting (SAGM2013(Seoul)), Millennium Seoul Hiiton, Seoul, Korea last June 21 to 23, 2013. Read more

Indonesia Educational Benchmarking

Last May 18-25, 2014, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more

PICAB MOA Signing

Philippine Information and Computing Accreditation Board -- MOA signing Read more

2013 NESRC

Pix taken during the 2013 National Engineering and Science Research Conference (2013 NESRC) held at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City last March 7, 2013 Read more

PSITE NATCON 2013

PSITE NatCon 2013 Opening Remarks; Read more

SMART SWEEP 2013

A team of four students from the Institute of Computing of the University of Southeastern Philippines clinched the Ideaspace Award and a PhP 100,000 cash prize; Read more

Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour

I joined the PSITE National Board Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour last January 03-06, 2013; Read more

eGOV Awards 2012

From a shortlist recommended by DOST-ICTO, i was invited to be one of the judges of the eGOV awards final judging last November 8, 2012 at Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; Read more

10th National Conference on Information Technology Education

Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2012 October 19, 2012 in Laoag City; Read more

Top 10 Finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!

Two entries from the Institute of Computing had been shortlisted as top 10 finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!; Read more

10th Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology(Y4IT)

The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or "Y4iT" (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, JICA, PSITE, CSP, PCS, PSIA, GDAP, EITSC, HSF, and Cyberpress. … Read more

Board Meeting

pix taken during the national board meeting last August 17-19, 2012 at Club Balai Isabel, Barangay Banga, Talisay Batangas.; Read more

Certificate of Recognition: Best Paper

The University of Southeastern Philippines held its 25th University Wide In-House Review; Read more

IBM Web Application Development Training

The Institute of Computing through its extension office with IBM and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Region X1 … Read more

ARIGATO GOZAIMAS

Konnichiwa , On behalf of the participants both from the Philippines and from other countries, I would like to thank the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship or ….Read more

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CHED MEMO: MSITE'07 (Mindanao Students Information Technology Education '07) Conference


Dec 06, 2007 - Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07 Quiz Bowl
NCCC Activity Area, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City, 1:00 to 05:00pm

Dec 07, 2007 - Mindanao Student Information Technology Education '07 Conference
NCCC Convention Hall, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City, 08:00am-07:00pm


Dec 08, 2007 - Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07 Computer Programming Contest
Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City, 8:00 to 5:00pm
Computer Laboratories F600 and F601, 6th Floor, Finster Hall.




Wednesday, October 17, 2007

IT Olympiad '07

Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07
Computer Programming Contest General Guidelines

Date and Venue

The date of the Programming Contest will be on December 8, 2007, Saturday, at the Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City, 8:00 to 5:00pm, Computer Laboratories F600 and F601, 6th Floor, Finster Hall.


The participants of the Programming Contest are required to attend the Practice Session in the morning of December 8, 9:00 to 11:30am, to familiarize themselves with the computing resources and networked operations of the contest. It will also be held at the Computer Laboratories F600 and F601, 6th Floor, Finster Hall. It will be part of the Mindanao Student IT Education (MSITE’07) Conference slated on December 7, 2007 at the NCCC Activity Area, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City

Team Composition

Each school is allowed to send a maximum of two teams, composed of three (3) IT undergraduate students, for the Programming Contest. The members of the team should be currently enrolled and certified by the ITE Dean. A participant of the Programming Contest cannot join the Quiz Bowl.

RegistrationDeadline of registration will be on or before November 23, 2007, 5:00pm. Register the contestants and coach to Ms. Trixie Dimacali, DMMA-CSP Tigatto, Davao City through telefax (082-241-2270) or email mailto:trixiemd2003@yahoo.com%20and Riza Garde (553-2433), email (arizdedgard2004@yahoo.com). Late registrants and changes in the names of the contestants after the set deadline will not be entertained. A registration fee of P500/team will be collected during the Practice Session in the morning together with the certification from the ITE Dean.

Snacks

The registration fee will cover the afternoon snacks for the contestants and coach.
Programming Contest Details

Programming Contest Computing Environment

The programming languages of the contest include C, C++, and Java. Each team will use a single workstation with a Windows XP operating system. The PC^2 (Programming Contest Control) system, available at http://www.ecs.csus.edu/pc2/, will be used to support programming contest operations. The Head of the contest committee is responsible for determining that teams have reasonably equivalent and functional computing resources. To avoid complaints on defective computing resources, each team will sign a waiver after ensuring that the assigned computer, software and the network are functional prior to the contest.

Note: All programs must read their inputs from a text file and display their outputs on the screen.

Conduct Each team is provided with one (1) PC where the programming languages to be used were installed. If a team wishes to submit their solution, the members of the team should call the attention of the contest facilitators/judges. After which, they can proceed in solving the next problem (granting there is still time), or wait for the judges’ decision on the recently submitted program. Only correct (running) programs will earn points.

A team may submit a claim of ambiguity or error in a problem statement by calling the attention of the contest facilitators/judges. If the judges agree that an ambiguity or error exists, a clarification will be issued to all contestants. Contestants are not allowed to talk with anyone other than the members of their team and personnel designated by the contest committee. Systems support staff may advise contestants on system-related problems such as explaining system error messages.

While the contest is scheduled for a particular time length (4 hours), the contest committee has the authority to alter the length of the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties. Should the contest duration be altered, every attempt will be made to notify contestants in a timely and uniform manner. There will be 10 problems.
A team may be disqualified by the contest committee for any activity that jeopardizes the contest such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.

Scoring of the Contest

A problem is solved when it is accepted by the judges. The judges are responsible for accepting or rejecting submitted programs. The contest committee head determines the winners of the contest. The head of the programming contest committee and the judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.

Teams who solve the same number of problems are ranked by least total time. The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to submission time of the accepted run plus 20 minutes as penalty for every rejected run for that problem regardless of submission time. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.

It is the responsibility of the contest committee to specify any additional tie-breaker. Tie-breaker policies are announced to contestants before the contest begins.

Prizes

First Prize - P 4,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Second Prize - P 3,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Third Prize - P 2,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)

References and Materials

Teams may be allowed to bring reference books or other materials as long as they are not electronic in nature. Teams can bring pens. Blank papers will be provided.

Mindanao Wide IT Olympiad ‘07
Quiz Bowl General Guidelines

Date and Venue

The date of the Quiz Bowl will be on December 6, 2007, Thursday, at the NCCC Activity Area, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City, at around 01:00pm to 5:00pm. It will be part of the Mindanao Student IT Education (MSITE’07) Conference slated on December 7, 2007 at the same venue.

Team Composition

Each school is allowed to send only one team, composed of two (2) IT undergraduate students, for the Quiz Bowl. The members of the team should be currently enrolled and certified by the ITE Dean. A participant of the Quiz Bowl cannot join the Programming Contest.
RegistrationDeadline of registration will be on or before November 23, 2007, 5:00pm. Register the contestants and coach to Ms. Trixie Dimacali, DMMA-CSP Tigatto, Davao City through telefax (082-241-2270) or email mailto:trixiemd2003@yahoo.com%20andand Riza Garde (553-2433), email (arizdedgard2004@yahoo.com). Late registrants and changes in the names of the contestants after the set deadline will not be entertained. A registration fee of P250/team will be collected before the start of the event together with the certification from the ITE Dean.

Conduct

Each team will be provided with blank papers and pentel pens to write their answers. There are 10 questions for easy category, 10 questions for average and another 5 questions for difficult.
Scoring of the Contest
Easy questions entail 1 point each, average questions will have 2 points each and difficult questions will have 3 points each. Tie-breaking questions will be used in case of ties. The judges are empowered to adjust for unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.

What to Bring on the Contest Proper

Teams are required to bring blank papers and ballpens for their solutions.

Prizes
First Prize - P 2,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Second Prize - P 1,500.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)
Third Prize - P 1,000.00 + certificate + trophy (for the school)

MSITE '07



The Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE-XI), in cooperation with the Council of Deans in IT Education (CDITE), Philippine Society of Information Technology Students (PSITS) supported by the Commission on Higher Education XI (CHED XI), is holding the 5th Mindanao Student Information Technology Education Conference (MSITE ’07) on December 7, 2007 at the NCCC Convention Hall, MacArthur Highway corner Maa Road, Davao City. The theme of the Congress is “Gearing Up Towards a Sustainable IT Culture in Mindanao”

Expected to attend the conference are about 3,000 students, faculty members, researchers, practitioners and IT enthusiasts from all over Mindanao. Prelude to the congress is a Mindanao-Wide IT Programming Competition and Quiz Bowl which will be held on December 5 and 6, 2007 respectively.

Registration fee is P500.00 which covers for the lunch and certificate of participation. Should you be interested, please confirm on or before November 26, 2007, to Ms. Chimie R. Gamot (email address: ariane43981@yahoo.com) or to the undersigned. To facilitate easy registration, we suggest that the submission of list of participants and payment be done by school/university.

We look forward to your participation.

RANDY S. GAMBOA, PhD
PSITE- XI President

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CASE STUDY 9

Case Study 9 : Is Music downloading illegal?

Monday, October 1, 2007

CASE STUDY 8

CASE STUDY No.8

Why we hate e-mail
Once a time-saver, the inbox has become a burden. That's why bold entrepreneurs stand to get rich fixing it, writes Business 2.0 columnist Om Malik.
By Om Malik, Business 2.0 Magazine columnist
July 2 2007: 1:10 PM EDT

Business 2.0 Magazine) -- E-mail, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing! But it wasn't always so. A lifetime ago, I signed up for CompuServe and received my first exposure to electronic messaging. My reaction: Cool. Now I don't have to call people and leave voice-mail. Zapping information back and forth at the speed of light will be a big productivity boost.

How naive I was. E-mail became the Internet's first killer app -- and therein lies the problem. As software goes, e-mail is almost socialist: From each according to his ability, to each whether or not he needs it.

-mail ought to be reinvented to meet the needs of our always-connected lives. Startups like Xobni are trying to make e-mail inboxes easier to handle, but they just don't go far enough. What they're doing is akin to giving a New York tenement building a makeover by putting on a new facade but not getting rid of the termites and roaches.

10 ways to get a grip on your e-mail

That means there's still a mega-opportunity to reinvent the entire medium. How big? According to the Radicati Group, a market research firm, there are about 1.2 billion e-mail users and 1.8 billion active e-mail accounts worldwide. And in much of Asia and Latin America, Internet usage is still low. When those people show up in full force, e-mail traffic is going to increase exponentially.

And yet, e-mail sucks. If you're like me, you spend hours of your valuable time separating the wheat from the chaff. My first cup of coffee is cold by the time I've even scanned my inbox. Some people, like venture capitalist Fred Wilson, have declared "e-mail bankruptcy": the complete inability to keep up with messages, followed by mass deletion and a plea for legitimate correspondents to send new ones.

That even the most tech-savvy among us are unable to cope indicates an underlying problem: E-mail has become a crutch, a way of passing the buck. Want to make an appointment? That's 10 messages back and forth. Then there are corporate updates, birthday announcements, forwarded jokes, and (if you're me) the occasional amorous ditty.

How David Allen mastered getting things done

Here's where e-mail's socialism turns from strength to weakness: It doesn't matter if the message comes from a spammer hawking Viagra, your wife asking you to pick up some wine, your boss telling the company that Monday is a holiday, or a client asking for a meeting at his office at 11 a.m. In today's inboxes, all e-mail messages are equal.

In reality, of course, some are more equal than others. Spam, alerts, and calendar items all need to be treated separately. A smart inbox would -- all in one interface -- catch spam in junk filters, display the wine reminder in an IM, move company news to an RSS feed, and intelligently negotiate appointment requests with your calendar in the background.

All these technologies exist -- it's just a matter of pulling them together. The payoff could be huge. If Google (Charts, Fortune 500), Microsoft (Charts, Fortune 500), and Yahoo (Charts, Fortune 500) aren't up to the challenge, I'm sure one of you is brave enough to try. I'll gladly be among the first to sign up for the beta test. Just don't send me an e-mail about it.


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