Fr. Denny in Recovery

Update on Fr. Denny, from Fr. Joel.

With the Jesuit Community of Davao, I would like to thank all of you who have offered special prayers for the success of the kidney transplant that was performed on Fr. Denny Toledo, S.J. last Monday.

I am happy to report to the University Community that the procedure – as far as the doctors now assess – has been successful. Fr. Denny’s donor was his own nephew, Noel. The donated kidney has been received well by Fr. Denny’s system and is reported to be functioning as expected.

Fr. Denny is being transferred from the ICU of the National Kidney Institute Hospital to a regular room, but Noel is already up and about.

For the meantime, while Fr. Denny’s immune system is being artificially regulated, visitors are discouraged.

Let’s continue praying for Fr. Denny!

Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013

Ready to participate in a global contest? Try out for Google Cloud Developer Challenge.

Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Android devices and up to $20,000 USD. We are also highlighting innovations of students and female developers! All you have to do is build and submit an amazing application in one of these categories:

  • Enterprise/Small Business Solutions , Education, Not for Profit
  • Social / Personal Productivity/Games / Fun

A winner will be chosen for each category, in each region — 12 prizes in total. Need some further inspiration? Checkout last year’s winners

The first round of submissions closes November 21, 2013.

Two CS technopreneurship teams win in 2nd Startup Weekend Davao

Two Computer Studies cluster teams fielded in the 2nd Davao Startup Weekend have won 1st and 3rd place. Startup Weekend is a three-day event where budding technopreneurs gather to network and compete to come up with a winning business idea. Judges are international venture capitalists and startup veterans.

Our 1st place winners were Alex Eneco, Mynell Mariano, Jasper Adlawon, and Ichii Villaruz. Their business pitch was KeepUp, a events management application for social networks.

Our 3rd place winners were Hitesh Dhanwani, Nap Calub, Ray Saavedra, and Their business pitch was PLYM, an augmented reality application for social networks. (This team was actually sponsored by the host company Ingenuity owing to their performance during summer internship.