The future of education is fun—and digital! That’s the spirit of Smart’s inaugural Technology Festival held at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao, where students and IT practitioners soaked up on hackathons, gadget and service demos, tech talks and learning sessions with ICT and technopreneurship experts. The tech fest came on the heels of the wireless leader’s completion of its network upgrade, providing Davao and the rest of the country, the benefits of Smart’s turbo-charged mobile network.
The festival was kicked off with the HTML5 DevDay Davao—the first of its kind in Mindanao. Computer programmers, project managers, graphic and interface designers collaborated intensively and flexed their digital muscles to produce web and mobile apps.
The next award-winning app could be in the making now!
Internet in your pocket
During the mobile Internet education sessions in the university’s College of Technology, students discovered gems in their own pockets—blazing fast and convenient Internet access using Internet-capable cellphones powered by Smart.
Through special mobile internet modules, USEP students were able to immerse themselves into the wonders of the worldwide web. Smart-powered mobile browsing demos, also allowed USEP students to access a wide array of websites that they normally would access using a regular desktop computer.
They came. They saw. They JUMPed
Students also got a sneak peek of all the latest and exciting offers from PLDT and Smart such as the Smart TriNet Unli 40, FlexiSurf offerings, and Smart’s newest Freedom Plan, through demos from the country’s first high-tech playground—Jump! At the Jump booth, USEP students were also treated to Temple Run challenges, digital jigsaw puzzles, and augmented-reality adventures.
The good news is, one of the newest Jump Centers will soon call Davao home.
Friday night party in the university? Check!
Dubbed as the Smart Student Craze, Smart transformed the campus into one big tech fair—complete with gaming booths and gadget displays, to enable the USEP community to experience what it truly means to Live More.
The perfect ending
Smart capped its inaugural technology festival with the IdeaSpace: Technopreneur Bootcamp. After making pitstops in key cities and universities in the country, the boocamp gathered techno geeks in Davao to work on their startup ideas, and to help transform these into successful commercial products.
The week-long festival powered by Smart, underscores the company’s commitment to the bright ICT future of the region and of the country.