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Oracle Academy holds Java Programming Competition in PH


Is there an interactive application or a game buzzing in your mind that you want to develop but somehow not motivated enough to get it started? Here’s a big push – recognition, rewards and respect!

Since Oracle Corporation becomes the steward of Java, this is the first time that the company, thru its education initiative Oracle Academy, holds a national competition in the Philippines, and the first in Southeast Asia, too.

Dubbed as Oracle Academy Philippines Java Programming Competition, the contest provides a venue where you get a competitive boost of creative experience in showcasing your skills in Java.

The competition also gives you an arena of exploring the limits of your imagination to pursue innovation. Moreover, it is good exposure to the competitive nature of the real world while applying the hours and hours of training, coaching, coding and programming that you have already done as a hobby or in school.

If you are enrolled in a degree or diploma program at an accredited, non-profit college, university, or vocational institution in the Philippines and have reached the age of majority (18 years or above), competing here is one experience that can add flavor to your resume and not to mention worth mentioning in your job interview.

Another good thing too, there are no fees required to join.  For those who have already started their summer activities, registration and entry submission can be done done virtually anywhere through this link:

There will be three winners and each member of the winning teams will receive:

  • 1st place: Laptop $1,450 USD approximate retail value
  • 2nd place: Laptop $1,150 USD approximate retail value
  • 3rd place: Laptop $950 USD approximate retail value

Participants have until April 26th, 12 noon, to register online at and may use the available resources there to get started.

Announcement of winners is on June 4, 2013.



Solutions ni Manix Abrera

Solutions ni Manix Abrera


If you ask any member of my immediate family what thing I won’t live without when I was a kid, they would, hands down, say it’s “komiks”.

Every after school, I would trot to the nearest komiks stand, sit on its long wooden bench and rent komiks to read for 25 centavos per piece. Naaalala ko pa yung mga titulo ng komiks noon: Aliwan, Hiwaga, Wakasan, Happy, at ang paborito ko, ang Pilipino Funny Komiks. They said I get lost just sitting among other komiks readers being the smallest (if not the youngest). The komiks stand was situated at the end of a commercial block where a hardware store, a religious store, a bakery, a photo imaging and developing shop, a turu-turo, and a liempo stand fared. If I weren’t home, they’re sure to find me at the komiks stand just sitting there reading away.

Ah, those were the days…

just got Indexed!

came across this great “indexed” site. even added it to my feeds so i won’t miss the graphic sense and wit of Jessica Hagy. her blog is unlike others where “words” play in mix ups that you’ll wonder if somehow, you got the message right. not with Indexed.

here’s one of my fave JH indexed thoughts (though there are still lots i haven’t seen… backlog, haha!): 7 Wonders of the Modern World.

JH's 7 Wonders of the Modern World

JH's 7 Wonders of the Modern World

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