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Hacked By An Angel

AngelHack Manila

AngelHack Manila

Hacking is a dreaded word for the layman. But on this side of the world, AngelHack Manila is a form of blessing for developers and start-up entrepreneurs.

Touted at the biggest hackathon in the world, AngelHack is an organized series of competition among program developers who have a creative knack for applications addressing a need or a problem within a particular industry.

Ideas, ideas, ideas

Ideas, ideas, ideas

This year, with over multiple hackathons involving at least 6,000 developers and 30+ cities, angels descended on the Philippines as AngelHack Manila with the main support from Smart Developer Network and IdeaSpace Foundation.

AngelHack Manila

The contest proper happened last June 8 & 9 at the Voyager Innovations and Chikka offices in Anson Building, ADB Avenue, Ortigas. The Manila leg coincides with AngekHacks in Seoul, Bogota, Washington DC, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur.

Voyager innovation office entrance & AngelHack Manila Registration Area

Voyager innovation office entrance & AngelHack Manila Registration Area

AngelHack Manila Venue

AngelHack Manila Venue

Paul Pajo of SmartDevNet, one of AngelHack Manila Organizer

Paul Pajo of SmartDevNet, one of AngelHack Manila Organizer

I learned a new word - Ideazation - or learning/forming of new ideas before the actual hacking

I learned a new word – Ideation - or learning/forming of new ideas before the actual hacking 

Mentors

Some industry experts also gave their valuable time as mentors. Some of which came from from Asian Institute of Management, Orange and Bronze, and Galleon.ph’s Jeffrey Siy.

Mentor Jeffrey Siy (co-founder of Galleon.ph) giving advise to one of the teams.

Mentor Jeffrey Siy (co-founder of Galleon.ph) giving advise to one of the teams.

Judges

Tech Crunch writer Josh Constine: was one of the judges (photo by Mozilla Philippines used with permission)

Tech Crunch writer Josh Constine was one of the judges (photo by Mozilla Philippines used with permission)

AngelHack cofounder and CEO Greg Gopman also mentioned that “Manila is a hotbed for developer talent, not just in Southeast Asia, but worldwide. I’m super stoked to see who will win.

The tech-savvy panel of judges included Exist and Morphlabs founder Winston Damarillo, Metrodeal founder Raph Munsch, Microsoft’s Alvin Gendrano, CashCashPinoy founder Frederic Levy, International Graphic Designer Jay Yao, SeedAsia’s Beryl Li, Shoephoric founder Ann Jacobe, and technology journalist and writer for TechCrunchJosh Constine.

AngelHack Manila Team composed of St. Benilde alumni

AngelHack Manila Team “Divided by Zero” with Mr. Ebenezer Uy (standing)

Application for automated exam in coding by HackBlitz,

Application for automated exam in coding by HackBlitz,

An application which generates information in 3D rendition with Google Maps and more for the real-estate industry

An application which generates information in 3D rendition with Google Maps and more for the real-estate industry 

2013 Grand Winners

Among the 250+ developers and 40+ teams who spent 24 hours coding overnight, Pagesnapp emerged victorious and was declared as the 1st AngelHack Manila winner in the Philippines.

Pagesnapp is a mobile application that enables the user to create his/her own personal app complete with updates and photos direct from the smartphone. To make the process simpler, it is connected to a corresponding Facebook page where the data can be pulled.

More Angelhack Manila Photos

More Angelhack Manila Photos

AngelHack Manila Team composed of St. Benilde alumni

AngelHack Manila Team composed of St. Benilde alumni

Intense programming and coding for 24 hours straight!

Intense programming and coding for 24 hours straight! 

Hacking workstations from June 8 until the next day.

Hacking workstations from June 8 until the next day.

The winning team comprised of Rolly Rulete, Marvin Consuegra, Raymund Delfin, Mio Galang, and Jay Albano; four of which hailed from Davao City, south of the Philippines.

The AngelHack Manila grand winners received about  $10,000 cash prizes and will be mentored by IdeaSpace. They will also join the AngelHack Accelerator Program on September in San Francisco’s  Silicon Valley where the best ideas can get US$100,000 in incubation fund.

In a quote from Interaksyon, AngelHack cofounder and CEO Greg Gopman said that “their service solves the problem of a lot of small businesses, which is to get their products and offerings to as many people as possible.

The $20,000 Google Apps credits special award went to Zander team while special Blackberry prizes were received by 9 teams including HackBlitz and Pagesnapp for having made their applications Blackberry devices compatible.

Team HackBlitz was one of the teams which received Blackberry prizes  for having made their applications Blackberry devices compatible. The other winning teams were Thingamadibs, Konvoy, MailBug, UlapResto, TravelBud, Pagesnapp,MindHub and Capicar

Team HackBlitz was one of the teams which received Blackberry prizes for having made their applications Blackberry devices compatible. The other winning teams were Thingamadibs, Konvoy, MailBug, UlapResto, TravelBud, Pagesnapp,MindHub and Capicar

Organizers, Local & Global Sponsors

AngelHack Manila was organized by AngelHack Philippine Ambassadors Erlyn Hinojas & Diego Ramos from Asia Pacific Venture Partners and Elaine Cedillo of Hamok.com Enterprises, Inc.

Other organizers include Paul Pajo, Jim Ayson, & Marica Uchida from SmartDevNet, and Earl Valencia & Nick Wilwayco of IdeaSpacePH.

AngelHack Philippine Ambassadors Diego "DJ" Ramos from Asia Pacific Venture Partners

AngelHack Philippine Ambassadors Diego “DJ” Ramos from Asia Pacific Venture Partners

Mozilla Firefox Philipines is one of AngelHack Manila Partners. Mozilla Firefox Members Bob Reyes (left) and Eusebio Barrun, jr (right) in photo

Mozilla Firefox Philipines is one of AngelHack Manila Partners. Mozilla Firefox Members Bob Reyes (left) and Eusebio Barrun, jr (right) in photo

Food for the brain during breaktime and meals to fuel the stamina of the programmers

Food for the brain during breaktime and meals to fuel the stamina of the programmers 

AngelHack Manila is supported by IdeaSpace Foundation, Smart Developer Network, E27, Google Developers, Voyager, Chikka, Mobile TAO, DevCon, RideIn, Orange & Bronze, infinite.ly, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Philippines, freelancer.ph, 1337 Ventures, Hobby Mash, San Miguel Falvored Beer, BlackBerry, Shoephoric, and SourcePad.

Globally, AngelHack is sponsored by Aws, Gdg, Paypal, Tropo, Snapfish by HP, Facebook, Sap, Context-io, Intel, Wix, Google, E27, Voicebunny, Paymill, Mailchimp, Mailjet, Me, Beats-by-dre, Yammer, Elance, Kindle-fire, Prepr, Battle-hack, Pearson, Singly, Pillsbury, Cloudmine, Youisnow, Nokia, HR-cloud, Docusign, Filepicker-io, Phonegap, Showkit, Samsung, Velossent, Alley-nyc, Firebase, MicrosoftE27, Interaksyon and TechCrunch are AngelHack Manila media partners.

Check their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AngelHackManila

See you at the next AngelHack Manila!

See you at the next AngelHack Manila!

Onwards to the next AngelHack Manila!

Onwards to the next AngelHack Manila!

Coming from the programming industry myself, I hoped we had hackathons as well back then to assist tech startups. I hope to be back in the next AngelHack Manila! As AngelHack Philippine Ambassador Diego Ramos said, Filipino programmers are among the “world’s greatest hackers!

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