All systems go for `Geeks On A Beach’
Technology buffs and start-up developers are now arriving in Boracay for the “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference on Sept. 26-27 and the opportunity to enjoy what the “best island” in the world by Travel+Leisure.
According to Tina Amper of the organizing TechTalks.ph, the GOAB promises to be a uniquely exciting experience for the geeks who will be completely engrossed with the discussions amidst the soothingly beautiful natural backdrop that Boracay offers.
“Boracay provides a unique atmosphere for the conference, which makes GOAB more distinctive than other tech-startup confabs,” Amper said. “Hopefully, we can make GOAB an annual destination for geeks.”
Amper said the Boracay setting would not have been made possible if it weren’t for the support of leading wireless service provider Smart Communications (SMART) which is sponsoring the first-ever “Geeks On A Beach” (GOAB) tech and startup conference.
SMART, through its developer community program Smart Developer Network (SMART DevNet), has since been actively organizing and sponsoring events designed for mobile apps developers and technoprenuers right after giving birth to SMART DevNet early last year.
As principal sponsor and official telecommunication outfit for GOAB, SMART will be providing the organizers and participants its lightning-fast LTE wireless technology for the duration of the two-day conference.
The GOAB techfest will also be spiced up with a touch of the Carribean as the songs of Bob Marley and some real Jamaican reggae music play in the background while experts from across the globe share their insights on startups, technology, gaming, mobile apps, and graphic design.
Slated speakers for the event include Bowei Gai of World Startup Report, Jojo Flores of Plug and Play Tech Center, Ron Hose of Innovation Endeavors, Maria Ressa of Rappler.com, Zac Cohn of Liffft, Ralph Wunch of MetroDeal, Paul Singh of 500 Startups, Stephen Jagger of PayrollHero, Frederic Levy of CashCashPinoy, Earl Valencia of IdeaSpace.ph, Minette Navarette of Kickstart Ventures, and Erick Garayblas of Kuyi Mobile, among many others.
It will also be a great opportunity for startup communities to pitch innovative ideas and create a network of partners, enroute to building new products and launching businesses that would attract investors to the Philippines.
The “Geeks on a Beach” event also features fun-filled geek games, film showing, and exhibitions for participants to enjoy.
Technological background or mastery is not a requirement for admission. One can simply attend “Geeks on a Beach” armed with interest and wicked ideas.
For more information and details, log on to the official “Geeks on a Beach” Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/
Organized by TechTalks.ph and co-presented by SMART and DOST, “Geeks on a Beach” is sponsored by SMART Bro, SMART DevNet, IdeaSpace, Megaworld, Freelancer.ph, Airbnb, Microsoft Philippines, Island Souvenirs, Lenovo Mobile Philippines, and MetroDeal.com.
The event is also supported by the Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines (dcom), Brain Gain Network, and Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), with Webgeek, e27, istorya.net, Newsdesk, Business Mirror, and SGEntrepreurs as media partners.