Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 in Summary and Goals for 2015

The year 2014 has been fruitful for EDGEKIT Computer Systems and we're very grateful first of all, to God who provides for our personal and professional needs, to my sons, Joshua Mari Francis and Faith Lawrence, and to my better half, Angelique Therese, who inspires me to be better as a father and a person, and to family and friends too numerous to list here.

Within 2014, we have (1) contributed in the Australian Aid project with the University of the Philippines Open University by volunteering to help install Android educational apps for the Samsung Galaxy tablets in Cavite and Rizal provinces, (2) participated as a sponsor and hackathon judge in the PhilRice initiated Agri-Hackathon in Nueva Ecija, (3) conducted a seminar in cooperation with ACTS Computer College of Infanta, Quezon, (4) participated as a resource speaker for the 2014 Software Freedom Day in Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila Campus, and last but definitely not the least, (5) we conducted the first ever 40 Hour PostgreSQL Boot Camp Training in the Philippines for the faculty and students of the Computer Science Department, College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science (CETCS), Taguig City University (TCU) right before December ended.

Some of the participants of the PostgreSQL Training in Taguig City University

This last activity would not have been possible without the visionary leadership of Mr. Reynaldo Alvez of the Computer Science Department and the very supportive university community under the able supervision of the CETCS dean, Dr. Visitacion Crisostomo, and the TCU President Aurelio Paulo Bartolome. This training also prompted us to develop a complementary Unix Training courseware.

For 2015, EDGEKIT Computer Systems hopes to provide more relevant and up-to-date technology platforms and training resources designed for the tertiary computer courses and technology enthusiasts.

EDGEKIT Computer Systems' blogging from 2015 moving forward focuses in no particular order on (1) Operating Systems, (2) Data Structure and Algorithm, (3) User Experience, (4) Databases, (5) IT Infrastructure Architecture, (6) Computer and Network Security, (7) Software Development, (8) Startup and Business Ideas, (9) Education, (10) Agriculture, (11) Embedded Systems and Electronics, and (12) Practical Disaster Readiness a.k.a. Doomsday Preparedness.

We look forward to serve the community better.