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Technofest 2017: Rebuilding Resilience Through Technology

Technofest 2017 with the theme; Rebuilding Resilience Through Technology was held recently at FEU Tech. Being one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, Technofest brought together the FEU Tech community to showcase projects that have been produced through the Institution’s project-based learning.

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From engineering to computer studies, the event was jam packed with student projects, competitions and programs, making the week-long celebration truly remarkable. Some of the best projects that were presented during the exhibit were the Go-Kart vehicle by the Mechanical Engineering students, Impeller Vortex Apparatus, machine prototype that generates power through water flow by the Civil Engineering Students; short films, mobile applications and other projects by IT students.

Conferences were also held, which was attended by distinguished speakers from industry and the government sector, two of which are DOST Undersecretary, Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevarra and Sy^2 + Associates Inc. President and CEO Engr. Jose A. Sy. They shared meaningful advice to young iTamaraws on how to utilize technology to further contribute to the country’s development.

Technofest 2017 was a blast! It was a collective effort of the Student Coordinating Council and other Recognized Student Organizations. FEU Tech acknowledges the companies that helped in making this event possible; Meralco, Asus, Uber, Astrid Technologies, AttiGO, Hawk Backpacks, Ranida Games, Royqueen, Secret 6, UniSilver, University Pad, Wacom, Z.Com, and its official media partners; Chalk, MOR 101.9, OneMusic and The Innovator, the official publication of FEU Tech. See you in Technofest 2018!

CASE OF BRITANNIA: THE MISSING MASTERPIECE

The Information Technology Department held a Digital Arts Project Presentation on May 10, 2017 at the Mac Laboratory entitled “Case of Britannia: The Missing Masterpiece”. The exhibit featured various thesis projects that showcased the proficiency of the students in using various software, such as in 2D and 3D Animation, Augmented Reality, Film Editing, and Website Development.

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As part of FEU Tech’s Project-Based Learning, students are required to get actual clients and work on actual projects with an authentic and engaging problem and look for better ways to solve them. Students are encouraged to handle projects that will address community issues and be socially relevant.

Working on live projects is difficult because of the expectations of the clients. But for the students, seeing their output on display is truly satisfying and overwhelming especially when they received positive feedback from their clients. For them, this experience taught them how to apply the core values of an iTamaraw which are Fortitude, Excellence, and Uprightness.

The awarding of the best project will be on June 5, 2017. Who will conquer and stand out as the best thesis? We’re all excited to find out!

CHINA EDUCATION EXPO 2016

Nǐhǎo, Zhōngguó! (Hello, China!) FEU Institute of Technology participated at the China Education Expo (CEE) that took the team to Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai on October 2016. CEE has been around for 17 years with the active involvement of more than 20 countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and USA.

FEU Institute of Technology was one of the 560 educational institutions to join the event. More than 48,000 Chinese students visited this event in China through the efforts of the Philippine Department of Tourism.

It also paved the way for the Philippine delegates to show that it is indeed ‘More Fun to Study in the Philippines’.

FEU Tech Bags 9th Championship at FEU Athletic League 2017

For nine consecutive years, FEU Tech has consistently bagged the overall championship in the FEU inter-collegiate athletic league.

  • Men’s Basketball – Champion
  • Men’s Volleyball – Champion
  • Men’s Table Tennis – Champion
  • Women’s Table Tennis - Champion
  • Women’s Basketball – 1st Runner-Up
  • Women’s Badminton (Singles) – 2nd Runner-Up

“This only shows that iTamaraws do not only excel academically, they’re also sport-minded individuals. We’ve been dominating the FEU Athletic League in the last 9 consecutive years, and this means a lot to us. We will keep on challenging ourselves to achieve excellent results like this one.”, says Marlon Maglipas, Students Activities Development Unit (SADU) Coordinator.

Engineering and IT Student Tips For Success

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Congratulations! You’re finally a college student! It’s your chance to build your stairs to success. If you don’t know where to begin, these quick tips can help you so read on.

Work in teams
Get involved in your school’s organizations that require team efforts. Throughout your career, you’ll be working with a lot of people, hence your own team, and unlike in school, that team can be your team for years. So you need to know how to get along with them, work with them and be a team player.

Constantly network with people
You can network with people online or even at your board game meetup session. Keep in mind that what you know is just as important as who you know. Top universities in the Philippines provides lectures and other seminars at school, attend those events and introduce yourself to speakers. Don’t forget to talk to your professors, they know a lot of people too. You’ll never know when you’ll need them for getting interviews, collaborations, projects, and recommendations.

Identify your flaws and fix them
Knowing your weakness is also a strength. When you know where you’re bad at, you can easily address them. Don’t just leave your weakness as weakness, learn to fix it or at least be better at it. Remember, you’re a problem solver so you should be able to solve your own flaws. So when employers bring up the what’s your weakness question, you’ll be able to answer it with a solution at hand. Employers would want to hire problem solvers, not those who just settles for less.

Make your vacations productive
Instead of binge-watching TV series all summer, why not grab an internship or a part time job? Practical experience has an immense value to employers and to your studies as well. You’ll gain more knowledge because you’ll be able to apply what you’re already learning at school. At the same time, it’s like a sneak peek of how the industry works. The more experiences, the more you’ll stand out.

Build your portfolio
As you constantly build your network and experiences, remember to build your portfolio as well. Do it while you’re just starting because you’re going to have a hard time once you’re piled up with projects. If you build your portfolio early, all you have to do is keep updating them every time a new project comes up.

The skills and reputation that you build throughout your school life will definitely pay-off in the future. So now that you’re in college, learn to balance your time as a student, a millennial and a passion-driven candidate. These tips alone won’t guarantee success, you have to do the rest. Believe in yourself and don’t forget to manage your time. Good luck!

4 Habits That Will Allow You To Create Helpful Innovation

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We are all capable of creating helpful innovation. Though sometimes, we get stuck on the way due to struggles, lack of motivation, focus and alike. So most people, even the smartest ones coming from best universities, would also get stuck and sometimes give up.

But there’s a solution to this. Below are habits that you should seriously consider and put to practice every day. No matter what path you choose, you should know how to be a better version yourself.

Stop Rejecting Your Ideas
We might find ourselves shooting ideas of others and that’s healthy for a team who wants to make something better. But rejecting your own ideas often is another story.

Shutting your own ideas is shutting your own imagination and creativity which will eventually kill your own curiosity. It’s okay to ask for others’ opinions on your ideas but among all of them, you have to be the person who believes in them the most. If you find yourself doing this then it’s time to be aware of it and fix it. So you’ll be able to keep those creative juices flowing.

Stop living in the past
We love to think about the past because it’s difficult not to. But dwelling in mistakes and bad experiences of the past will only hold us back and hinder us from achieving our full potentials. Use these experiences to learn, inspire and become a better person. Instead of self-pity, think about how you conquered and applied your learnings to further improve yourself.

Accept challenges and restrictions
Some may think that when you have more freedom, you’ll be able to perform better. Though sometimes true, still, putting your creativity to the test will help you grow. Embrace life’s challenges and let yourself undergo challenges to be a smarter, wiser person.

Don’t explain yourself
Most of the time we find ourselves explaining our actions to others. When you do, stop. More doubt, more fear will suppress your creativity. Failures are part of life. Instead of trying to explain and defend yourself from everyone, find a solution and move on. Accept your mistakes and move forward so your creativity can find your way back to you.

These tips can help you live a better life, not just in work but also in your hobbies. Sometimes, we don’t notice it but we’re already suppressing our own capabilities. Keep in mind to help yourself despite what other people say. Listen to others but don’t forget to listen to yourself as well.

Why Mechanical Engineering (ME) Is The Course For You

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Thinking of getting an engineering degree? Why not consider Mechanical Engineering (ME)? It’s one of the most in demand fields that working hand in hand in different industries. Besides the fact that you’ll have a chance of working with robotics, mechanical engineering also gives you meaningful and worthwhile reasons for your career. Here are some:

 

Enjoy a well-paid salary

One of the perks of being an engineer is that you get to enjoy a well-paid salary. Though a higher position may have a higher salary, the pay isn’t bad for entry roles as well. According to an article from Philippine Star last March 2016, the average salary of a fresh engineering graduate is Php 19,000. This is higher compared to other industries with a common average salary of Php 15,000.

 

Develop a range of skills

The art of mechanical engineering deals with a lot of aspects including the things that you use everyday. The cool, fast car that you just saw, your air conditioning, your fridge and more. As an ME,  you’ll have a working knowledge on applying fundamentals and computer applications, electricity, mathematics, physics and sometimes a little bit of programming. That’s why mechanical engineers are often labeled as jack-of-all-trades, you’ll experience how to be  machinist, mechanic, manager, researcher etc. If you’re curious on how machines work, then ME might be for you.

 

Create something useful that can be used by others

A lot of mechanical engineers would agree that when you invent something useful to the society, it makes you happy knowing that you had made such a contribution to the community. When you know how things work, you’ll be able to fix machines from small things like a broken pipe to larger things like cars and airplanes. Soon enough, you’ll be able to improve the current machines today or innovate something new.

 

Global opportunities

ME is a such a broad field, and so are your chances of having a better career. Every country needs a mechanical engineer that’s why there are lot of opportunities out there for ME graduates whether it’s in your local area or outside the country. A lot of students who came from top mechanical engineering schools in the Philippines are now working in large scale enterprises in Manila and even abroad. You can also take postgraduate degrees and learn new knowledge about the field.

 

Be at the forefront of future technologies

When it comes to developing new technologies for industries such as healthcare, construction, transport and robotics, mechanical engineering is in the forefront. It gets more exciting once your team takes a big leap into solving problems and improving machineries. It’s most likely that you’ll get an opportunity to work on a certain project for companies like NASA as long as you gathered enough experience and portfolio.

 

You don’t stay in an office

If you love innovating but not the office type of person then you should really consider ME.  Instead of sitting all day in a cubicle, you get to work outside doing projects, creating and testing machines.

 

The bottomline is, if you love machines, innovating and is very curious about how stuff works then becoming a mechanical engineer will be a dream come true because you’ll be doing what you love everyday. With motivation, determination and hard work, you’ll surely be a valuable mechanical engineer soon. Good luck!

 

What Engineering Course Should You Take?

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Engineering is a colossal field. With so many types of engineering courses to choose from, how would you know which one is for you? Each course focuses on different discipline and at this point, you should know what you’re curious and passionate about. What gets your adrenaline running?

 

Below are most common programs being offered in top engineering schools in Manila, together a brief overview for each course. Read on and who knows, you might find your calling from this article.

 

Civil Engineering

Dreaming of having a building in New York City where you can actually say “Hey, I built that!”? If yes, then perhaps you should be a civil engineer. Civil Engineering is possibly the oldest engineering discipline yet the most popular one. It deals with designing and building infrastructure projects like bridges, subways, tunnels, high-rise buildings and many more. It’s an exciting profession because at the end of every project you and the people around you could already see what you’ve worked hard for.

 

Take this course if:

  • If you prefer to focus on one big long project over small frequent tasks

  • You’re interested in designing and developing buildings

  • You like solving problems, interested in math, mechanics, physics, hydraulics, geotechnics and the like.

 

Mechanical Engineering

As a kid, we’re all fascinated by robots, race cars, airplanes and even our mom’s hair dryer. And some of us took this fascination and curiosity to adulthood. So if you’re one of those people dreaming to build their own machine, be part of the developing team for race cars or want to be like Tony Stark, then this course is for you. Mechanical engineering deals with designing, construction, robotics, energy and technical drawing. It’s one of the broadest field of engineering.

 

Take this course if:

  • You’d like to invent robots, gadgets and other mechanical devices.

  • You’re interested in creating new and disruptive inventions.

  • You’d like to improve, mechanical technologies and innovate solutions to global problems.

 

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering (CE) blends together with Computer Science (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE). Unlike CS which focuses on software, CE focus on both hardware and software, ensuring the two are working properly. It deals with innovating computer systems, making it safer and faster; and since machines also deals with software, there are many career options for computer engineers – from robotics to aircraft and other technological devices.

 

Take this course if:

  • You’re interested working with computers and would like to be a software developer or hardware engineer.

  • You’re highly interested on learning how computers work and operate.

  • You like to produce new products and systems.

 

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering deals with electrical power. It designs and develop electrical systems, thus providing you endless job opportunities. An electronic engineer is almost the same as an electrical engineer, the difference is that electrical engineers works with a larger scale of electrical systems.

 

Take this course if:

  • You’re fascinated about electricity

  • You’re interested on how electrical devices and systems operate.

  • You want to set up and improve electrical systems and technological developments.

 

The best thing about these courses is the fact that they can offer you a strong career path in the future. Keep in mind that the most important factor in choosing an engineering course is where you’re most interested about. When you’re interested in a subject, you’ll generate more ideas and innovate more. Make your time, money and effort worthwhile. Choose wisely and good luck, engineer!

 

How To Survive Engineering School

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You’ve always been good at math and dreamt of being an engineer and finally, you’ve entered engineering school. In order to succeed, you’ll have to work hard and devote your 100% attention to your goal. All you need is a good strategy, a nice learning environment and a chance to be in one of the top universities in the Philippines.

Here are some tips to help you survive engineering school.

Prepare yourself

You should mentally prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Engineering is fun once you get the hang of it, but in most cases, you need to be serious if you want to ace or even pass your exams. Start by getting organized: take note of the important dates; set alarms and schedules for review time and make sure that you have a clean and organized environment to make your studying habit better.

Commitment

Engineering needs your full attention and commitment. In order to fully understand your lessons, you need to take everything seriously. Working hard, determination, passion and focus are main key points to achieve success in the engineering field.

Tip: When studying, make sure to avoid any distractions possible. Put away your phone and find a good place to study like your school’s library.

Find the right engineering school

Your choice of school can also affect your studies. Choose the best school that offers engineering courses. FEU Institute of Technology is one of the top engineering schools in the Philippines that provides you quality education, best facilities, modern equipment, and produces board top notchers and outstanding graduates in the field.

Read and digest

Don’t get tired of reading. Physical applications are a nice way to learn but reading is the foundation of your understanding. If you can’t understand the topic in your book, find another textbook with the same topic. Just reading the same topic in two different perspectives/places/books can make a big difference in learning more about the subject. When you read, don’t try so hard to memorize everything. Just read it, like you’re reading a story. Relax and try to understand it with less pressure and you’ll get it in your head in soon.

Ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, keep in mind that a lot of your classmates are probably wondering the same things as you are. Clarity plays a big role in engineering to avoid mistakes and miscalculations so if you have any doubt in mind, just approach your professor or ask some help with a classmate.

Learn to operate without your calculator

Applied Mathematics is basically what engineering school is. It can be very complex so it’s natural for students to depend on their calculators, in some cases, a calculator is a must. However, it’s also important for you to be comfortable doing mathematical equations (calculus etc.) by hand because there are some cases where a calculator won’t be allowed in an exam. It’s better if you understand the equations without having to rely on your calculator all the time.

Study with other students

Studying engineering doesn’t have to be a single journey, in fact, finding a study group makes easier for everyone to understand.  There’ll be some topics which you’ll find easy and there are some you consider hard and complicated. Chances are, some people in your group will grasp certain topics that you’re having a hard time with. You can then help each other by explaining topics that are easier to you but complicated to them; therefore, making the work much easier and faster.

Even though engineering requires your full commitment, don’t forget to enjoy a little break once in awhile. Learn to reward yourself in every little steps you make, like having a little chocolate after studying one chapter. Good luck!

Why Study in One of the Top Universities in the Philippines?

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You’ve always been good at math and dreamt of being an engineer and finally, you’ve entered engineering school. In order to succeed, you’ll have to work hard and devote your 100% attention to your goal. All you need is a good strategy, a nice learning environment and a chance to be in one of the top universities in the Philippines.

Here are some tips to help you survive engineering school.

Prepare yourself

You should mentally prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Engineering is fun once you get the hang of it, but in most cases, you need to be serious if you want to ace or even pass your exams. Start by getting organized: take note of the important dates; set alarms and schedules for review time and make sure that you have a clean and organized environment to make your studying habit better.

Commitment

Engineering needs your full attention and commitment. In order to fully understand your lessons, you need to take everything seriously. Working hard, determination, passion and focus are main key points to achieve success in the engineering field.

Tip: When studying, make sure to avoid any distractions possible. Put away your phone and find a good place to study like your school’s library.

Find the right engineering school

Your choice of school can also affect your studies. Choose the best school that offers engineering courses. FEU Institute of Technology is one of the top engineering schools in the Philippines that provides you quality education, best facilities, modern equipment, and produces board top notchers and outstanding graduates in the field.

Read and digest

Don’t get tired of reading. Physical applications are a nice way to learn but reading is the foundation of your understanding. If you can’t understand the topic in your book, find another textbook with the same topic. Just reading the same topic in two different perspectives/places/books can make a big difference in learning more about the subject. When you read, don’t try so hard to memorize everything. Just read it, like you’re reading a story. Relax and try to understand it with less pressure and you’ll get it in your head in soon.

Ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, keep in mind that a lot of your classmates are probably wondering the same things as you are. Clarity plays a big role in engineering to avoid mistakes and miscalculations so if you have any doubt in mind, just approach your professor or ask some help with a classmate.

Learn to operate without your calculator

Applied Mathematics is basically what engineering school is. It can be very complex so it’s natural for students to depend on their calculators, in some cases, a calculator is a must. However, it’s also important for you to be comfortable doing mathematical equations (calculus etc.) by hand because there are some cases where a calculator won’t be allowed in an exam. It’s better if you understand the equations without having to rely on your calculator all the time.

Study with other students

Studying engineering doesn’t have to be a single journey, in fact, finding a study group makes easier for everyone to understand.  There’ll be some topics which you’ll find easy and there are some you consider hard and complicated. Chances are, some people in your group will grasp certain topics that you’re having a hard time with. You can then help each other by explaining topics that are easier to you but complicated to them; therefore, making the work much easier and faster.

Even though engineering requires your full commitment, don’t forget to enjoy a little break once in awhile. Learn to reward yourself in every little steps you make, like having a little chocolate after studying one chapter. Good luck!

Armand Serrano of Walt Disney Visited FEU Tech

By Pauline Dominique Andoloy, The Innovator

Armand Serrano, an internationally renowned Filipino artist from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sony Pictures Animation visited FEU Tech last September 13, 2016 to share some inspirational talk in the field of animation.

Th event was attended by the art-enthusiast students who were eager to hear many things from him. As Mr. Serrano shared his experiences and stories when he worked on animated films, such as Mulan, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia, students showed their interest in pursuing the film and animation industry in the near future. He told the students how he jumped from Civil Engineering to Animation, and how braved the challenges because of that decision.

More interesting trivia from Mr. Serrano were revealed during the question and answer segment of the seminar. Here are some of them:

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Q: How can an artist balance what he wants vs. clients’ requirements?

Mr. Serrano:  Artists must first, prioritize the needs and wants of their clients. It is always important to satisfy them before putting something you think that is necessary.

Q: Could you give us some tips on storyboarding?

Mr. Serrano:  Everything you put there needs to have a meaning and a purpose, you don’t put something and doesn’t have a [sic] matter at all. It takes a lot of practice to make you a remarkable artist.

Q: How about the proper palette for illustrations and color blending to make perfect visualization of stories?

Mr. Serrano:  Colors are moody and that they are quite complex for an artist. They may change during morning, afternoon and night since lighting is immensely associated with color. Thus, it takes a lot of patience to completely understand it since it also depends on how an artist observes his environment.

He ended the event with a piece of advice to students. “The more versatile you are the more companies will eye on you. The more styles, the more idea(s) you have, the more a company will keep you. Don’t disregard the power of social network, aside from practice, learn how to market yourself, identify your weakness and spend more time on it.”

Dr. Margarita Holmes and Bro. Clifford Sorita Talked About “Understanding the Pain of Abandonment”

Last December 3, FEU Institute of Technology hosted an event entitled “Understanding the Pain of Abandonment”. It aimed to help guidance counselors further understand the behavior of youth and the process of dealing with different scenarios that affect their academic performances, such as the feeling of abandonment. This event was attended by counselors from different high schools and universities across Metro Manila and nearby districts.

Held at 16th floor AVR of FEU Tech, the seminar commenced through the opening remarks of FEU associates followed by an inspirational talk from Bro. Clifford Sorita. He is currently affiliated with Radio Veritas as a consultant and also a Professor here at FEU Tech.

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“If we define what values really are, we will find out that values are guidelines to formulate goals and objectives, whether personal or collective. They reflect our keenness interest, feelings and convictions.”

Bro. Clifford shared meaningful insights about values that affect individuals and the community as a whole. He even cited some significant societal issues, including politics and lifestyle of the common people nowadays by which he later gave meaningful advice. It was an early event, but he made everyone energized and active through his witty jokes and fun presentation.

The title of the event might have sounded heavy and serious matter but Bro. Clifford had made it light and inspiring, leaving big smiles to all who attended the seminar. Bro. Clifford ended his talk with an inspiring video clip of hopeful young kids having different lives and different wants in life, and how their parents molded their values.

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Came after Bro. Clifford was Dr. Margarita Holmes, a very popular psychologist from the University of the Philippines, author and educator.

“Remember that experiences change us, so even though you had a terrible childhood and had no secured attachment when you were growing up, you can have a totally different view of the world and be capable of good attachments in the future through the people around you, such as your mentor, therapy, pastoral mentoring and more.”

Dr. Holmes shared interesting facts about youth and adolescents, and how to properly understand and deal with situations that involve them. Further, she enlightened everyone about the event’s main topic – “Understanding the Pain of Abandonment” and its psychological effects to one’s being. Everyone had shown interest as many attendees seek advice, shared their experiences and resolutions, and express their gratefulness to the Dr. Holmes for her wonderful talk.

Moreover, Director Angeli Bustillo of SACSO ended the talk by expressing her gratitude for the presence of the speakers and participants during the event. She cited that it served as an eye opener to further excel in the field of guidance counseling for the students and the community.

This event was broadcasted live through FEU Tech Facebook page.

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iTamBahagian 2016

FEU Institute of Technology held its annual outreach activity entitled “iTamBahagian: One Christmas with Our Partner Community” last November 21, 2016. Through the collective effort of the University’s associates, iTam Ambassadors and the initiatives of Student Affairs and Community Services Office (SACSO), FEU Tech was able to deliver goods and gift items to more than 42 children of Barangay 842, Zone 92 Pandacan, Manila.

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During the opening remarks, Barangay Captain Jennifer Esteban expressed her gratitude to FEU Tech for its continuous efforts of volunteering and giving back to the community. As part of the program, several groups of children, wearing their best Christmas costumes serenaded the FEU Tech associates with their best Christmas carols. After the performances, children enjoyed the luscious food that the FEU Tech had prepared. They were joined by iTam Ambassadors and associates.

Gifts were given to children at the end of the program, and it had put big smiles to all children and their parents who received the early Christmas presents of the College. SACSO Director Angeli Bustillo, on behalf of the University extended her greetings to the children and the community and expressed that FEU Tech will continue its deed for the betterment of the community.

FEU Tech Joins ESGS 2016@SMX

By Angela Peralta, The Innovator

FEU Institute of Technology joined the E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2016 last October 28-30 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This is one of the largest gaming conventions in Southeast Asia, and a must-see utopia for gamers, game developers and anyone up for gaming. The college was able to showcase the work of its animation and game development students.

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During the three-day summit, FEU Tech presented three of its award-winning games; Island Hoppers: Warriors of the Blessed Land by Carlo S. Prindiana, Frederick Cacnio, Robert Marlou De Guzman, and Leo Manual Magpayo [Nocturnal Software], Myrythia by Kristorfferson S. Chiong, Gailbert S.L. Huang, Ian Carlo C. Marcelo, and Francis Jerome Pagaragan [Ancestral Gear], and The Last Bastion by Frederick T. Camua, Nathaniel Guevarra, Algerico A. Tape, and Masayuki B. Yuda [Tangent Space]. Attendees were able to play these exhibits and experience the hype of these games.    Freebies and free use of the photo booth were also given to attendees who dropped by the booth.

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Now on its third year, ESGS hosted an apparently growing number of E-Sports tournaments, including League of Legends, DoTA2, NBA 2k17 and many more. The event also featured upcoming triple-A titles, from the biggest international video game companies such as Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7, Sony Playstation’s Final Fantasy XV, Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2017, and Capcom’s Resident Evil 7. Some lucky attendees also had the chance to meet David Reichelt, the creator of Color Switch, or Koji Igarashi, one of the developers of the Castlevania series.

ESGS 2016 - FEU TechLocal and foreign indie developers were also given opportunity to display their games. In a short interview with Mr. Jed R. Cruz, the co-founder of Popsicle Games, he gave advice to aspiring game developers: (1) it’s never too late to start making games, (2) continue to create and learn to accept constructive criticism, and (3) allow other people to play your game as soon as possible; don’t wait until it’s “perfect,” or else it will be impossible to finish.

Moreover, games were not the only highlights of this event. Also present during the event were the digital art giant Wacom, local animation studios, and global tech companies like MSi, Samsung, HyperX. Gaming, art, and anime merchandise which were also sold in one section of the venue. This would also not be a complete gaming convention without cosplayers, who added fun and whimsical air to the event. The perfect combination of the competitive and the creative side of the video gaming industry – what more can game enthusiasts ask for? We look forward to seeing what new games FEU Tech students will bring to the next ESGS!

Verizon’s Patrick Lespinasse Visits FEU Tech for Business Government Society

We are all business people. We are all individual brands like all brands that are worth lots and lots of money… you need to make those investments in yourself and these investments not only come in the form of education, but what you do outside of here.” words of Patrick Lespinasse of Verizon’s State Government Affairs from New York, USA to FEU Tech students as he talked about Business+Government+Society last October 21, 2016.

Patrick L.Mr. Lespinasse was joined by various speakers from different sectors, including Ms. Czarina Nava Sacaguing, Head Legislative and Political Affairs – Office of Congressman Ricky Eusebio, Pasig City; Maria Castronuevo, Legislative Officer, Office of Senator Rector; Quin Cruz, Youth Representative for Office of the President for Anti-Poverty Commission; Bryan Hernandez, President, Hatch-Eco Inc.; and Jam Nagamora, National Champion Debater, Legislative Staff Congress. They shared insights about entrepreneurship, governance and social issues in the Philippines. Part of their visit was to also promote Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a leadership training program spearheaded by US President Barrack Obama that seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community.

When asked about the assistance that the US Government offers to the young Filipino Entrepreneurs, Lespinasse said that the US Embassy offers sponsorship for a 6-week training in the US to select students for leadership trainings. For those who are interested for this opportunity, you may visit the Industry-Academe Linkage, Alumni, and Placement (IALAP) Office or call 2818888 local 179 for more information.

This event broadcasted live through FEU Tech Facebook page.

6 Ways to Become a Good Developer

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A lot of young people nowadays are starting to be curious about programming. Becoming a real developer is not easy but very possible. With the right guidance, motivation and direction, you’ll be able to build a career just like the tech professionals out there. You can even start your own tech company just by discovering new ways to make life easier. For now, here are six ways to get you started and ready.

 

✓     Define Your Objectives

Everything comes with an end goal. You start something because you want something. So figure out what you want to create and what ideas you want to pursue. Do you want to build websites? How about an app? Perhaps, you want to create the next big thing to help the community or maybe you want to build something that you personally need. Whatever it is, you need to be clear on what exactly you want to achieve. This will serve as your map and motivation for you to be on track and finish what you’ve started.

 

 

✓     Learn To Code

To be a good developer, you need to fully recognize which tools to use, understand Git, how to deploy and use shell commands, and everything in between. There are various resources online and you can now learn how to code at any place, at any time. However, if you want to take your learning to the next level, you need to enroll in one of the top colleges in the Philippines.This can help you see things in a new perspective compared to learning things online. At the same time, you’ll have different activities, peers and professors that will challenge and hone your skills further.

 

✓     Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

No man is an island and no project is flawless. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need to. Web developers always encounter bugs and other difficulties. That’s why it’s great to keep your community wide so you can ask other people to help you out. You may never know that the problem that takes you hours to figure out can be solved within minutes if you ask for a hand. Seeking for help is not a sign of weakness. Even the best developers out there experience these and ask their team’s help. Just remember to learn from those experiences in order to grow.

 

✓     Discover, Copy, Practice

Like a painter or an illustrator, you can develop your skill by practicing. But how do you start? One way to practice is to copy. Replicate the things you find amazing, like cool websites. View its source code and add it to your own. Try to understand how it works, what it does and the things that you could add to improve it.

 

✓     Make Your Own

Once you think you’re ready to execute an idea, go for it. There will be trials and errors but it’s going to be worth it. Have some inspiration and make your own website, app or whatever you have in mind.

 

✓     Showcase Your Work

When you’re looking for a job, diplomas and certificates matter but with hundreds of applicants, you need something that will make you stand out above the rest. Portfolios are not optional anymore, it’s a must. Build your portfolio early. Gather your best works and show them during job interviews.

 

The best way to have a portfolio is by building it online by creating your own website and by linking it to your social media accounts. Always update it and don’t forget to ask for help and opinions from your professors and people you trust.

 

Tip: Volunteer in some activities such as building your school department’s website or create a website for a specific organization and pitch it to them. It will be great if what you present in your portfolio actually exists and currently being used. Also, learn to accept criticisms from others. Take those comments positively to further improve your work.

 

Keep in mind that in order to be successful, you need to be more curious. Never settle for just knowing the basics. In short, don’t be stuck in the shallow, get your game on and swim deep.

Bridge Building Competition 2015

By: Rajanah Tracy H. Sarmiento

Bridge Building Competitionis an annual fun Engineering competition and is one of the highlights of PILI-pinas, a 2-week long inter-departmental celebration of Philippine Culture. Thisyear’s competition was hosted by Christian D. Abanag and organized by Aspirants and Achievers’ Association(AAA) and was held at the FEU Tech Student Plaza, on September 9, 2015.

This year’s competition included popsiclebombing. To make a “popsicle bomb,” participants must make a reticulated grid by weaving together popsicle sticks wherein each stick is held in place by bending. This bending creates tension, and, if done correctly, the weave of sticks fly apart when one is removed.

The participants of the competition were asked to build weaves long enough to connect four stations, each station representing a Philippine province.

To increase the difficulty of the task, participants were initially given only enough materials to connect two stations and were told that, to receive more, they would have to answer a series of very difficult riddles.When their “popsicle bomb” bridges were completed, the groups had to “ignite” them, causing a flurry of laughter and squeals.

The winners of this year’s competition were AustinSy, Ace Ventura, Oliver Leonida, and JannsenCaranzo.

FEU Tech and Far East University Korea Establish Partnership

By: Rajanah Tracy H. Sarmiento

The officials of FEU Institute of Technology (FEU Tech) met with representatives of Far East University Korea, South Korea, to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA), at the FEU Tech building in Manila, on August 19, 2015.

Part of the agreement between the two schools includes partnering in research and large-scale projects and participating in a student and faculty exchange program. The MOA was signed by FEU Tech’s Executive Director Mr. Benson Tan and Far East University’s Dean of Academic and Research Affairs Eui-Seok Nahm.

“We strongly believe in this partnership. We believe it will certainly benefit both of our schools academically and culturally,” said Professor Nahm, Dean of Academic and Research Affairs of Far East University Korea.

“We value the partnership with Far East Korea very much because, through it, both schools can accomplish more research, publish important studies more, and expand innovation in general,” said FEU President Dr. Michael M. Alba, who was also present at the signing.

Professor Nahm, along with FEU Korea’s Chul-Soo Ye and Dong-Ohk Kim, also conducted a seminar on computer programming. Students and faculty from FEU Tech’s ITE Department were in attendance.