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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 9: Manila E-Commerce / E-Business Owners Meet-Up

The Club is organizing a networking event where e-business and e-commerce industry players can catch up and exchange updates in the industry. This will be on May 9, Friday, 6 to 9 pm at Microsoft Philippines 16th floor 6750 Ayala Center, Makati City.

Our sincerest thanks to Microsoft Philippines (Independent Software Vendor - Developer Platform Evangelist Group) for hosting this networking event and sponsor the dinner as well.

Who can attend?
Anyone interested in e-commerce or e-business (entrepreneurs, business/technical decision makers, ad agencies, media advertisers, Internet marketers, payment gateway service providers, bloggers, web developers, web designers, Internet and e-commerce trainers / instructors) are more than welcome to attend.

Why attend?
Meeting local e-commerce entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, service providers, online movers and shakers. Let's network for fun and professional purposes. Talk about developments in the industry. Any excuse to meet like-minded people on a Friday night.

This networking event is free. If you are interested in signing up, just post a comment in this post and give an intro on what you do (so that others will know also). See you at the event!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

May 15 to 17: Low-Cost E-Commerce Website Development Workshop

Would you like to build a website but on a tight budget? An SME member just asked me last February on how to go about it and here's my response.

All Club members are invited to attend the forthcoming Low-Cost E-Commerce Website Development Hands-on Workshop series this May 15 to 17 at the Alfox Internet Cafe (beside Chowking), Kamuning Road, corner Edsa, Quezon City. Workshop time is from 9 am to 5 pm. For May 15, session will start at 10 am. Club SME members can send 1 representative while Corporate members can send 2 representatives.

Individual club members can attend a one-day (or two half-day) session. Please confirm for food count purposes.

The training program shall be as follows:

May 15: E-Commerce Project Planning
  • Developing a requirements document
    • Identifying needs
    • Setting goals
    • Features list (prioritization)
    • User identification and needs
  • Competition identification
    • Direct
    • Indirect
    • Keyword perfomers
  • Source of revenue
  • Content plan
May 16: HTML 101
  • Text
  • Links
  • Colors
  • Images
  • Style guide
  • Meta tags
  • Tables
  • Frames
  • Video / Audio inclusion
  • Animation
  • Image maps
  • Forms
  • Scripting
  • Style Sheets
May 17: DHTML, XML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Creating and using
    • CSS
    • DHTML
    • XML
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • Testing, validation, and enhancement of web pages
  • Presentation
Interested non-members are requested to sign up as an Individual, SME, or Corporate member prior to the workshop and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

Get a free delegate pass: Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008

Fiera de Manila Inc. and the Club just collaborated to organize the Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008. This will be held at Hotel Intercontinental, Ayala Avenue, Makati City on May 20 and 21, 2008.

We are giving away two (2) delegates pass to this event.

I'll be inviting more companies to contribute and increase the number of delegate passes to be given out in the weeks to come. Parties interested can e-mail me at digitalfilipino (at) gmail (dot) com. Those who'll be giving passes, shall be properly recognized here and be cited in one of our weekly updates.

Should you like to participate and hope to get one of the passes, this is what you have to do:

  1. Make a blog entry about the Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008 and cite why you like to attend this two-day event.

  2. Your blog post must have a link to Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008 at

  3. Post a comment to this blog entry and give me the url link where your entry can be found.
Deadline for submission of entries is on May 8, 2008. The following are the entries we've received to date. This is updated weekly:
On May 9, Fiera de Manila and passes donors shall review the submissions and picked their most-liked post.

The winner of the two passes shall be posted here on May 10. I hope you can join and see you at the Social Networking and eBusiness Conference Philippines 2008!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Updated: International Payment Gateway Comparison Guide

The International Payment Gateway Comparison Guide has just been updated. This includes:

I'll continue to update that report as soon as we spot more friendly payment systems online worth mentioning.