July

The continuation of my monthly recap starts with July, its the start of the new academic year. 
It started with an overnight stress reliever at Mambukal Mountain resort. Spent the night. Our last hoorah. 

Classes also started this month. I’ts nice to be back teaching the young and bright minds of our youth.  

As a Mozilla volunteer, it’s part of our objective is to spread the advocacy of the Mozilla, to make the Internet open and safe. Amiel and I started the school year with a seminar on the Grade 9 and 10 of LCC Bacolod about Data Privacy and Anti Cyber Bullying. 

August

August started with a trip to Cebu for the CHED Seminar of the Programs offered under the ICT Track. Visiting Cebu means only 1 thing, enjoy Sugbu food and meet with my handsome and beautiful students. 

The next big activity of August was the 5th Leadership Seminar of the Society of Innovators, Programmers and Designers ( Academic Club of IT ) at the Lantawan Mountain View Resort. This event highlighted multiple team building activities for the students and the election of the new set of officers for the SIPD Club. 

I love coffee!
On a normal day I would have at least of 3 cups of coffee to fuel me through the day’s work. To all my “Coffeemates“. I wish we will have a lot more of coffee sessions this coming 2020.

To top up my month of August, it is a great privilege to be allowed to join the WordCamp Iloilo 2019. The largest gathering of WordPress developers, bloggers, volunteers and WP Community here in the region. It’s really amazing to see a very active community of volunteers that continues to support and provide an area for all the major members to share, discuss and collaborate. 

At any point in your life you will meet legendary people, mine was last weekend. 71%of WordPress websites utilize his plugin for Contact forms.

LakbayBoky meets Takayuki Miyoshi. The developer of WordPress Plugin Form Contact 7 [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]. An honor and pleasure meeting you Mr. Takayuki…

September

September was a slow month. 

Lakbayboky went to Dumaguete to attend the Social Business event themed “Entrepreneurship and my Future” held at the Foundation University. Visiting Foundation University was truly an eye-opener for me, Foundation University is an epitome of a self-sustaining university. I am totally impressed of how it is managed and the culture that the school inculcate to its students. Thanks to the Negros Women for Tomorrow’s Foundation for this amazing chance. 

It’s also the Memoji craze. Here are some of my memojis.

September is also the birthmonth of my dearest mother. So Happy Birthday to the greatest woman of my life. 

October

October is a pretty eventful month for me especially in the tech community.

It started with the city tour visiting different social businesses here in the city. First stop, BagoSphere. It’s a study now pay later training center for BPO agents that focuses on improving soft skills. 

Next stop is the “Welcome Home Foundation”. The Welcome Home Foundation, Inc. (WHFI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization serving the deaf people of the Philippines.  They have a cafe that serves organic dishes. 

Last destination for this city tour is “Wala-Usik Cafe”. It’s a cafe that focuses on limiting the use of one-use plastic such as sachets and plastic packets use for daily consumable products. They are also implementing “Wala-Usik Sari Sari Store. “

Mozilla Philippines visited Bacolod City to meet and greet with the local Mozilla Community. Attended by nearly 100 participants from La Consolacion College Bacolod Senior High Students, BS IT and BS EMC College students, student from different schools, LCC Alumni, web developers and other professionals.

 Spearheaded by Mozilla PH Representative Robert “Bob” Reyes, (not the running priest ), he discussed the updates on the new Mozilla technologies such as Firefox Quantum, Lock, Monitor and some new product of Mozilla. He also introduced the  WebVR, the new Rust Programming Language, Mozilla Volunteer Program and the  Mozilla Internship Program.

For the full artile visit http://www.bokybokx.com/mozilla-community-meetup-bacolod-city/

October is Masskara season here in Bacolod. I created a blog article discussing the food fest during the festival. Feel free to read it.

The tech highlight of October was the largest Hackathon in the country. Sponsored by ImpactHub Manila, this nationwide event was held in multiple major cities in the country. Mozilla is a major tech partner of the ImpactHub Manila. As a Mozilla volunteer, we were tasked to provide our technical support together with another Mo volunteer, Amiel Pastor. The event was held at the Dojo8, coliving space, the pioneer coworking/coliving workspace in the city. 

November

For the next 40 days, I will experience the most stressed I had ever been in my entire life. This was the preparatory month for the 2 upcoming accreditation of the BS EMC and BSIT programs. Lots and lots of paperworks and documentation were prepared. It took a toll on my mental health that it caused me consecutive days of cluster headache. 
The first one was the CHED Accreditation, this was mostly chill and the requirements were easily ready. The accreditors, Dr. Jaro and Dr. Damasco were both amiable and helpful. 

November was also the Google Dev Day. A gathering of developers, designers, tech peeps, teachers and students from the tech communities. This is the largest dev event here in Bacolod. 

December

December is my birth month. I celebrated my birthday with some of the most important people of my life. I am truly appreciating this journey of mine called life because of those special people that makes it wonderful. Thank you Papa God for another year. 

And of course, the D-Day. The Accreditation of the BSIT by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). After weeks and weeks of documentation and preparation, finally the BSIT of LCC Bacolod is Level 1 Accredited. Kudos to the team behind the successful accreditation esp to Ms. Ellen!

I’ts the season to be jolly, la la la la. Christmas season is here so it’s time to have a good time. There were some Christmas Party that I attended and spent it with amazing people to celebrate the birth season of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 


LCCB Personnel Christmas Party

Society of Innovators, Programmers and Designers Christmas Party

And of course.. Christmas and New Year season is the also the time for families to be together.. As always, I end 2019 and start 2020 together with my family. 

And that’s my 2019. As the year ends, I celebrate all the people who shared all these memories with me. As 2020 begins, I am full of hope that this year will also give me lasting memories to be spent with the people who truly matters in my life. 

Adios 2019. 

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