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Workboarding at Republ1c Wakepark

Wakeboarding

Last Thursday to Saturday, the Product Engineering departments of OLX.ph along with the Leadership Team, had an off-site teambuilding at Seda Hotel in Nuvali, Laguna. It was 1.5 day activity wherein we aligned ourselves with everyone and with the company goals. At the end of the session, we had to determine our “Personal Why” just …

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Winning the Google Mobile Hackathon

Last July 25-26, Team OLX participated in the Google Mobile Hackathon 2017. There was no drive and motivation at first for us. But a week before the actual event, we reorganized ourselves. We did pre-work and prior research on how to tackle the problem. Our team was divided into 3 modules: AMP, PWA, and Credentials. …

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Terraforming of Tallgeese Server

Mars Terraformation

As part of my Personal Development Plan (PDP) at work, our Ops Engineering gave me a mentorship program. He asked me which particular aspect of being a “DevOps” I wanted to do. I was particularly interested in Infrastructure as Code (IaS). I know some basics of networking and I’ve completed a few Amazon Web Services …

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Speaking Gig at Social Media Day 2017

Social Media Day 2017

Last Saturday, I was invited to talk at the Social Media Day 2017 Manila to talk about coding or programming. It was on very short notice as I was only informed about it a little less than a week. But I still took up the challenge as I know I would be able to help …

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Passing the PHP 7 Zend Certified Engineer Exam

Zend Certified Engineer

Last May 26, I have successfully passed the 2017-PHP Zend Certified Engineer Exam. I crammed my review in a month, but was still able to keep up my pace. You can view my profile at the Zend Yellow Pages as I am now a Zend Certified Engineer. When I graduated in college way back in 2007, …

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Upgrading to PHP 7.1 on MacOS using Brew

So today, I finally decided to upgrade my laptop to the latest PHP version as of this writing, which is 7.1.4. Now, some people were wondering why they skipped version 6.  When I went to the PHP Conference Asia 2015 in Singapore, Rasmus Lerdorf himself told us in his keynote speech that they intentionally skipped …

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Software Developer at 31

As my birthday approaches and as I’m nearing 31, I was reading about Software Developers on their 40s up and found this interesting article. I witnessed how my father wrote programs when I was young. He would blankly stare at his laptop for minutes, writing things, then deleting them, repeat & rinse. I thought it …