News and developments in the community.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

March 3: Digital Photography and Printing Tips/Tricks

The Club will be having its 27th networking event this March 3, 2007 Saturday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The venue shall be at Gallery 7 Digital Studio 169 G/F of Oasis Manila (map) Aurora Boulevard corner Madison Street, San Juan, Metro Manila. Venue is also diagonally across Broadway Centrum.

Our sincerest thanks to Gallery 7 Digital Studio for hosting our small get together. This gathering is exclusive for Club members only and are requested to confirm attendance for food count purposes. Club members are encouraged to bring their digital cameras to benefit from this afternoon session. In addition, Gallery 7 Digital Studio will offer special rates for club members who would like to have their digital photos printed.

Agenda shall be as follows:
1:30 - 2:00 Registration
2:00 - 2:15 Introduction and updates by each club member
2:15 - 3:00 Digital Photography Tips/Tricks and Exercise (Dennis Rito)
3:00 - 3:30 Trends in Archival Quality Printing (Enrico Gaw, Gallery 7 Digital Studio)
3:30 - 4:00 Updates on Affordable Advertising and Ad Revenue Program for Club Members.
4:00 - 7:00 Networking among members

For club members who wish to avail of a free ride to the venue, let us meet up at McDonalds MRT Quezon Avenue, Quezon City at 12:30 pm.

Interested non-members are requested to sign up as a member prior to March 3 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

There are three types of membership: Individual, SME, and Corporate. Thank you.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February 24: FREE E-Commerce Website Development Briefing

Hello everyone. I got invited by the Korea-Philippines Information Technology Training Center (KORPHIL) and Posh Marketing Services to give a FREE briefing on E-Commerce Website Development this February 24, 2007 from 2 pm to 5 pm at KORPHIL located inside the Quezon City Polytechnic University Compound (near Mindanao Avenue), No. 673 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

I shall be inviting club members to help me out in this event to discuss the following:

  • E-Commerce Project Planning
  • E-Commerce Website or Blog Set-Up
  • Accepting Online Payment
  • Web Marketing
Note that this briefing is FREE. Should you like to avail of snacks, just bring P50 pesos to cover the cost.

To sign-up, just send me an e-mail at digitalfilipino(at) with your name, company, address, and contact number. Thank you.

New opportunities, lucky charms, and political campaign season

I am now in the process of scheduling a regular club member eyeball soon. Will post the announcement soon. Last day for casting your nomination in the Web Awards is today.

I'm still looking for 30 more club members to join our advertising revenue program. Some updates from some of our members.

Manuel Viloria shared a new ranking model by the Yahoo Search Marketing group that allows advertisers to rank highly as a result of both their bid prices, and the quality of their ads.

Gwen Nava gave an overview on the basics of business process outsourcing.

Dennis Rito posted interesting tips and tidbits on photography as a business.

Noemi Lardizabal Dado shared what does Chinese Zodiac Sign Lucky Pig Charm means. My daughter should check this out.

Gallery 7 Digital Studio announced the winner of their Share your Valentine Story contest.

Marc Javellana talked about his excitement on the upcoming Davao Bloggers party. Being one of the culprits of this upcoming event, I'm all out support for it. (si Blogie pa!)

Aileen Apolo announced the Gmail open sign-up and points us to videos as well on the advantages of Gmail.

Abby Ongyangco Lim is now into technical analysis on financial markets.

J Angelo Racoma gave up on being referred to as a problogger and ask peers in the blogosphere to help out a fellow Pinoy blogger.

Jay Frank De Jesus dicussed top 10 meals for those on a budget.

Oliver Robillo shared a meet up with former club member Roel Hernandez.

Peachy Herrin blogs about Vic Magsaysay for Senator.

Stephanie Caragos posted some thoughts about on-the-job trainees applying at Syntactics.

Wilson believes that Vista is worth the wait.

Many thanks also to club members who gave a link to our Ituloy AngSulong competition entry. Your support is very much appreciated. I hope we'll make it.

Friday, February 09, 2007

February 28: Setting Up and Analyzing Website Traffic Statistics Report Hands-on Workshop

Due to request from SME and Corporate members of the Club, we shall be having a "Setting Up and Analyzing Website Traffic Statistics Report Hands-on Workshop" this February 28, Wednesday, from 1:30 to 5 pm. This will be held at Alfox Internet Cafe (beside Chowking), Kamuning Road, corner Edsa, Quezon City.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Website Traffic Statistics
  • Using Website Traffic Statistics as an improvement guide
  • Exploring various Website Traffic Statistics package
  • Setting up Website Traffic Statistics
  • Analyzing Website Traffic Statistics report
SME members can send 2 representatives while Corporate members can send 3 representatives. Please confirm for food count purposes.

Interested non-members and individual members are requested to sign up as a SME or Corporate member prior to February 28 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

We hope you can join. Thank you.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Thank you for attending the Online Payment Acceptance Workshop

Thank you so much to SME and Corporate members of the Club who took time to attend our Online Payment Acceptance Hands-On Tutorial last Saturday.

They got exposed to various forms of e-payment and set up an account in YOSSN as a case study. Special thanks to the following who took time to attend:

Thank you for the support!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Valentine preparation, networking tips, and Davao bloggers eyeball

Reggie just came up with an interesting list of Valentine gift suggestions. I'm sure her online store will be a hit again this Valentine's Day as much as her Christmas sales was a blockbuster.

Enrico launched a "Share Your Valentine Story" contest - open to all lovers worldwide. I hope there'll be a lot of entries as the prize is really nice.

Rik just created his first blog post. Let's give him a warm welcome to the blogosphere members!

Gwen cited some techniques on networking and a forthcoming event about it.

It is interesting to see that Angelo likes two stuff that I like too. That is Kim Possible and Prison Break!

Leah flaunts the gadgets that she owns (that can make any girl drool). Check out the growing number of wi-fi hotspots in Bohol.

Jaeyoun posted ICANN's strategic plan from 2007 to 2010. That is indeed a long range plan.

Peachy informed us that YouTube can now be used for online video recording.

Jay met celebrities Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go.

Sacha is all set to return to Canada.

Manuel gave a tool advise for serious listbuilding campaigns.

Marc shared his recent discovery on how breastfeeding can help mothers lose weight.

Wilson just became the first poster in the SEO Philippines Forum.

Aileen and Noemi got the chance to meet Bo Sanchez in the last Blog Parteeh (). They were interviewed and featured in the preacher's program. Noemi posted the video snippet in her blog.

Dennis R. showcased photos of the recent World Pyro Olympics. I will be contacting him to possibly give a talk to club members on photography.

Abby talked about her Dad's way with proverbs in expressing concerns.

Oliver is organizing a bloggers eyeball this Saturday in Davao. Should they proceed in eventually having a major blogging event, I hope we can convince JJ to make it an iBlog mini type of event. Promoting blogging there and teaching creative techniques about it can also be considered technopreneurial in some aspect. With so many DavaoeƱo bloggers, I'm sure such an event can be successful. I also miss winding down with the guys there, having great durian coffee, and enjoy the wifi.

Stephanie just gave her blog a facelift and it looks great! I hope she'll start considering making Blogger templates and give it away. (hint! hint! I want one!!) That will certainly make her blog skyrocket in ranking. :)

Dennis A. just had a Davao Scuba Diving trip with friends lately.