iBlog6 call for speakers/topics and logo contest

January 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

iBlog6: the 6th Philipping Blogging Summit is happening on April 16 and 17 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, QC. Here’s what to expect in this two-day event:

iBlog6 is targeted to take place on April 16 and 17. The first day will focus on Blogging for Business (entrepreneurs, corporation, non-government organization, and the likes). We would like to receive proposals that can help businesses understand better on how blogs can be tapped as a tool for promotion and how to work effectively with bloggers (through events, contests, advertising, and the likes).

The second day will focus on topics for Bloggers that includes introduction to blogging, use of photos and videos, policies, and promotion. We also want to look at political blogging, election coverage, and building offline blogging communities.

Interested speakers may now submit topic proposals before the January 31 deadline here.

iBlog is also launching a contest for the redesign of its logo. The mechanics are listed here. Submission of entries runs from February 1 to 15 and the winner will win an 8 GB iPod Nano.

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UP Centennial Website is Powered by WordPress

February 12, 2008 | 5 Comments

UP Centennial

The University of the Philippines is celebrating its Centennial this 2008 and being a UP alumnus I’m happy to report that the UP Centennial website is running on WordPress! I don’t think there’s any other website from UP that is WP-powered, much less in a blog format.

The site is filled with regular updates about the yearlong festivities, which began with the Kick-Off Parade last January 8 (photos, videos). It also features important information for every Iskolar ng Bayan, like the theme of the Centennial and how the school hymn UP Naming Mahal came to be.

More schools and universities like UP should embrace the highly-customizable and user-friendly blog application that is WordPress. “Excellence takes the form of not only developing but also discovering new areas of knowledge.” Blogging clearly belongs to that new area.

See you at the Grand Alumni Homecoming!

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