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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UNIISYS Agila


Agila is a simple Graphical Information System (GIS) that involves data collection, data process, graphic generation, data storage, and data integration. This subsystem is divided into another two subsystems. The first part is the manual subsystem that involves data collection and data process. The second part is the automated subsystem that involves graphic generation, data storage, data integration and also a part of data process. Agila offers an interactive and detailed representation of the city. Agila offers features such as a database for important institutions such as hospitals, schools, police stations, fire departments, and government agencies. It offers an automated data processing.

UNIISYS eGAYD


The eGayd is an automated Directory Map that is designed to accommodate guests and visitors who come in the university premises. It is an interactive map directory, that is easy to understand and most of all more visual which is advantageous on the part of the user. It gives you more accurate location of the person and office you are looking for to transact with. On the other hand, it caters some common transactions happening inside the university like searching for faculty, staff, buildings, and offices. The eGayd include the log-in and log-out of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Daily Time Record is linked in this subsystem that makes the searching for faculty and staff more accurate.

Friday, March 12, 2010

UNIISYS


http://uniisys.usep.edu.ph/ http://202.137.113.150/

University Integrated Systems (UNIISYS) is a web-based system composed of varying subsystems developed primarily, to render service to every constituent, chiefly the official students, faculty, staff and visitor of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), situated at Bo. Obrero, Davao City.

UNIISYS is developed by the students from the Institute of Computing (IC) and is an application of Content Management System (CMS) that provides services to its users. Wherein the client will create an account to prove that he/she is a legitimate member of the USeP community and then is allowed to customize their profile page, upload and download different files from word documents to music, photos and videos. UNIISYS is a product of system integration,of which is the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, thus UNIISYS is a combination of various subsystems rolled into one.. Aside from these basic features that is available in all UNIISYS subsystems, these subsystems has additional functionalities that aims to cater to various services for different service recipients.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

12th PSITE National Convention

PRESIDENT’s REPORT
(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE National Convention, Panglao Island, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, February 26, 2010)

Maajong hapon sa tanan, magandang hapon sa inyong lahat, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Before I start my report, I would like to personally thank the members of the PSITE National Board for their unwavering support for the attainment of our thrust, dubbed as PReParE. When I took over the presidency of PSITE, my first order of the day for the board was to inform them that I wanted to see a “working board in ACTION”, and indeed they are really working hard even up to the extent of spending their own money and extra time.

My term was full of firsts and new things. It all started during last year’s convention held at Dipolog City. It was the first convention that we had a panel discussion during our technical sessions and fireworks at night. The Jedi night was held outside the convention area, and that was in Dakak. And more significantly, it was the first time that a member outside of Luzon got to be elected as President of PSITE National.

We had our strategic planning and induction of officers last March 30-31, 2009. The outdoor induction was held at the garden of UP-Hotel in Diliman, Quezon City. It was again a first. It was that time that my PReParE agenda, was presented and eventually adopted by the Board. The PReParE agenda gave clear directions not only to the National Board but also to the regional presidents. We assigned project leaders for every undertaking that we had.

The manner that this convention came about, from organizing to the actual execution, exhibits a great improvement in terms of professionalism among PSITE members. For the agenda on Professionalism, we emphasized on proper documentation. And with documentation, we started of course with taking a second look at our Constitution and By-Laws or our CBL. The chair of this project is Sir Farley Abrigo. Series of meetings were held and even invited mam Peach Tinio, one of the original framers of the CBL. The revision of the CBL is already up for approval and ratification in this general assembly. Thank you Sir Farley for the effort and diligence.

We improved the transparency among the national board. Communications were usually through emails and mobile phones. Official transactions, even on fund disbursements, were being communicated to all board members for comments and approval. The regional presidents were also updated on the activities of PSITE national. And as a show of support to the regional chapters, I also attended the induction of officers of NCR and Zamboanga.

PSITE was again recognized as a professional organization and was invited by CHED to endorse IT educators as TPITE members in the pursuit of strengthening the role in assisting them to formulate policies and standards last February 12, 2010. It is with great pride that our members will be part of TPITE .

In line with the Research agenda, it was our first time to hold a pre-NCITE conference. Presented were model research frameworks, advising and manuscript templates for BSCS, BSIT and BSIS, coupled with best practices in those fields. The NCR research capability building framework was also presented.

Due to its complexity and time constraints, we were not able to have a clear delineation of research among BSCS, BSIT and BSIS. The chair of this project, mam Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana and her committee members, did a follow-up workshop held last January 29-30, 2010 at the Computer Science Department conference room of the University of the Philippines, Diliman and invited Dr. Vlade Mariano of UP-LB, Sir Oliver Malabanan of DLSU and Dr. Allan Sioson of ADNU as consultants to finalize on the research framework. The result of the workshop will be presented by mam Cherry Lyn tomorrow.

What were the Partnership efforts we did during our term? First of all, with Sun Microsystems, we had an OpenJive Challenge last July, 2009. The objective of the challenge is to drive students’ passion and enthusiasm for innovation through the use of Open Source technologies such as Java Technology, JavaFX, NetBeans IDE, OpenSolaris, MySQL, GlassFish, Project Wonderland, Zembly and many others to develop cutting-edge applications for desktop, web or mobile, that will address key issues that organizations face today, while fostering interactivity between communities on the Internet.

In partnership with UP-ITTC, we actively participated in the Y4IT, held last September 8-11, at three(3) different venues, University Theater, UP Film Institute, and Ang Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines–Diliman, Quezon City . We set up an exhibit booth and provided speakers from PSITE. There was also one session during the conference wherein we promoted PSITE to the IT faculty who are not yet PSITE members.

Last December 3, 2009, we signed a memorandum of agreement with deVcon. This is a cooperation to conduct nationwide deVcon activities within the constituents covered by PSITE and its local affiliations. The details of this deVcon was already discussed by Ms. Diane Suico yesterday afternoon. This may be included as part of the monthly seminar/workshop of the regional chapters.

How about the Education agenda? Our intended focus when we had education in mind aside from educating and capacitating our members was participating in educating the voters. As early as June and July, we coordinated with Bonnie Belen of Smartmatic-TIM. The National ICT confederation of the Philippines (NICP) in partnership with Smartmatic-TIM invited me to attend the 2nd National ICT Summit, held last November 5-7, 2009, at the Fontana Convention Centre, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.It was then that I came to know that they cannot deal with us directly as far as educating the voters is concerned. They deal with human resource agencies like Manred. So we just endorsed it to the regional chapters to be part of the manpower pool of the automated election.

Still on education, we held a Faculty Development workshop at the Crowne Regency Hotel last October 2009, where Sir Bart Tanguilig was the project leader. This is a training workshop on IT course design and teaching strategies. This is part of the TPITE and PSITE faculty development activities for ITE faculty members. Sir Oliver Malabanan of DLSU was the speaker of the workshop. The same workshop was held in Region 4 where Sir Farley Abrigo was the project leader last December 2009. Hopefully, there will also be workshop like this in Visayas and Mindanao regions.
A very noble act by PSITE last year was the donation of more than sixty thousand pesos (P60,000.00) for the victims of Ondoy in regions 1, 2, 3, 4, CAR and NCR. This is the first time that PSITE extended this kind of help to its members.

While we have those accomplishments, there are still some that are in the pipeline. One of these is the conduct of the Philippine Java Cup or PhilJive. This is a prelude to the OpenJive I mentioned a while ago. Second is the assessment of the Java Education and Development initiative (JEDI) program. Third is the possible partnership with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The MOA is being reviewed by them. Lastly, a proposed MOA for a partnership with PLDT is underway.

We still have a lot of things to do. And we now have a lot of things to share. It’s time to intensify peer-to-peer. This means communicating to your peers, sharing the resources, and most especially develop linkages to further our PSITE agenda.


Ladies and gentlemen, now that we’re PReParEd, let’s go peer-to-PEER.

Thank you and good afternoon.

12th PSITE National Convention


OPENING REMARKS
(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE National Convention, Panglao Island, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, February 25, 2010)

Governor Erico Aumentado represented by Atty. Handel T. Lagunay, our keynote speaker who will be properly introduced later, Sir Gregg Gabison, the convention chair, my colleagues in the national board, regional presidents, my fellow IT educators and members of PSITE, our dear sponsors, my peers, ladies and gentlemen, maajong buntag sa tanan, magandang umaga sa inyong lahat, good morning.

Time to PReParE.

This was the first phrase I spoke when I assumed the presidency last year. PReParE is the acronym of our thrust, meaning Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. And this convention is PReParE in action, with the theme “IT Academia in the Next Decade”.

To search, to find, to learn, to teach, to develop and to apply are the goals of the IT educators present here today. This is in preparation for this decade and the next decades. It is fitting therefore that the each of us will lend our ears to the speakers and presenters. We invited resource speakers who are experts in their field, those who are in authority, and new and innovative product presenters.

So we have a full packed convention. Plenary sessions include tracks on “Flattening the IT Education Sphere”, “Addressing ICT Education Gap Through Partnership” and “Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME)”. We will also hear a presentation on Educating Voters as an ICT Challenge.

As in the past, we will have a Jedi Party Night tomorrow at the flushing meadows hotel. We hope that you will enjoy what we have prepared for you.

During our General Assembly, you will not only listen to the president and treasurer’s report but also cast your vote for the new set of officers.

Towards the end of the last day, the ITE Undergraduate Thesis and Project Framework will be presented. This was a result of the initial meeting during our NCITE last year and a workshop last month.

This 12th PSITE national convention could not have been pushed through if not for the hardwork of the organizers, headed by Sir Gregg Gabison, the convention chair, Sir Dave Marcial, chapter president of PSITE region 7 and local organizing chair, and the support of the PSITE Board, and most especially our sponsors. The presence of our governor here, ably represented by Atty. Lagunay, indicates the all out support of the local government to gatherings like this.

Bohol is such a wonderful place to live, to have a vacation and also hold conventions. Let us make the most of our stay in this beautiful province of Bohol, with the beautiful sceneries, wonderful, tempting beaches and peace-loving and friendly Boholanons.

I am sure that you came here PReParEd and you will not only search, find, learn, teach, develop and apply, but also meet your peers, make new friends and enjoy.

Good morning.