Software Freedom Day!

Hello World! Have you heard anything about SFD? For starters, Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.

This Year, our Team celebrated SFD-2012 at University of Baguio. A full blast of knowledge sharing together with some of the brightest folks in this IT world.

Curious about it? 

The experience was priceless!

So what does FOSS stands for and what is it all about? FOSS is a “Free and Open Source Software”.

Basically FOSS means sharing. It is the freedom to copy and re-use the code. The beauty of Give-and-Take, the gift for the community and for those who are eager to explore.

For years, our boss sir Meric, together with his awesome friends had been conducting this wonderful event and to become part of it somewhow feels like becoming one of them. The elites. Lmao.

So the event begun as sir Lawrz opens the talk regarding FOSS then followed by us(the Trainees) sharing our experiences about open source and our views, mission and goals. Not much, haha. The program then continued as sir Jasper discussed KahelOS and sir Rhoane and sir Dennis discussing the GeoServer, followed by sir Macoy, talking about Asterisk and how useful it can be in the community. Next is sir Allan, sharing his knowledge about Mobile Development, giving hints about some plans and software to be released and how did they manage to come up with those. The program eneded by sir Meric, talking about his expertise and knowledge about MariaDB, what are his future plans and how can it be used someday in the future.

The program was made even possible by these sponsors, they added color and twist to the event. Funeffintastic! 

Change

Neil2

Do you know what could be waiting for you outside your comfort zone? What might happen when you tried to step out? How does it feel to try something different? Who will you be when you tried to pursue to be something new?

Well, if you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and your reality, if you can dream it, you can make it happen. Don’t be afraid to fall, failure is just a part of life, if you don’t fail, you don’t learn, and if you don’t learn, you’ll never change. Don’t be afraid to be good or to get even better, remember that you have given every new single day to change your life and make it better.

Sometimes people change for two reasons, either they learn enough that they wanted to, or they’ve been down enough that they have to. You know, Life is a bitch, they know when to fuck things up when everything seems to be perfect, sad but it’s true. You can never stop it, but you can always be prepare about it! Learn to be strong, to step up; learn not to depend too much on others, learn to be though, to be good and to be brave enough to face life.

Sometimes, people need to stop on relying on silly rituals and promises; they just have to make it happen themselves. Never under estimate what you are capable of doing. You’re good! Trust me, you just have to believe in yourself, try it, you never know what will happen if you never pursue.

Explore and Experience new things, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW BEAUTIFUL THE WORLD IS! Try it, it’s not too late to make a shift and explore the unknown. DO IT WHILE THE STORY WASN’T OVER YET. Write your own book of journey like it was categorized from your favorite New York Times Best Sellers. Believe in yourself. You’re the best, YOU KNOW YOU ARE.  🙂

#smile 😀

Poverty

Neil5

The gap between the world’s rich and poor has always been wider. While wealthy individuals are enjoying the life of luxury, millions of people are suffering, being forced to endure the daily reality of life.

Everyone faces some risk of poverty. Poverty is worse than having little or no money. It includes the loss of self-respect and personal freedom.

Poverty because of unemployment, the death or disability of the family breadwinner, Changes in the economy, discrimination, unequal opportunities, starvation, crimes, government corruption, lack of proper education or lack of will to get proper education, greediness of wealthy people and politicians. The laziness of the filipino people. That pwede na ‘yan and bahala na mentality accounts for the lack of achievement among those who have been given the opportunity to improve.

The time for a drastic change has arrived. It is up to each and everyone of us to make some difference.

We can start from scratch and continue working until better things happen, it would be enough to solve the poverty problem, feed the people, live a better life, and make the next generation in abundance.