FFC, GTUG, and Fx Events this November

6:55 pm PHT

The third week of November looks to be an exciting month for Web enthusiasts as there are three Web-related offline events happening within eight days of each other. The first one, targeted to Web designers, is the Form Function & Class Mini Web Design Conference this Saturday, the 14th. The second event, intended for Web developers, is the Google Technology Users Group meetup on November 17. The third, for plain old Web surfers, is the Five Years of Firefox in Manila party on the 21st.

The FFC web design mini-conference will be held on the 14th at at the College of St. Benilde in Manila. This is the first such mini-conference happening after the successful main conference that happened last July 10 at the Asian Institute of Management, and the fifth such mini-conference. I was able to attend the first, third (where I gave a presentation), and fourth mini-conferences, as well as the main conference, and I’ll definitely attend this upcoming one barring any emergencies.  :-) For details, head on over to Ed Palomo’s blog post. I’m not sure what the topics will be, and if you want to attend, I don’t think there are any more slots left. This is free, by the way.

There is a Google Technology Users Group (GTUG) here in the Philippines and it is where Filipino Web developers talk about using Google products such as Google App Engine, Google Maps API, OpenSocial, and Android. If I’m not mistaken, there have already been a couple of offline meetups but I haven’t attended any of them. There will be another one this Tuesday, November 17 and I plan to go to that one (finally). It will be held at the offices of Orange & Bronze, a local software development company, in Makati. Check out the sign up sheet—there might be a few more slots left if you’re interested. This is also free.

Finally, there’s the fun and exciting Five Years of Firefox in Manila! It’s been five years since Mozilla Firefox 1.0 was released back on November 9, 2004 (vaes9 blog post) and the party, to be held at AIM in Makati on November 21, is a celebration of this open-sourced browsing goodness. I’ve been using Firefox—including its previous incarnations, Phoenix and Firebird—as my main browser since 2002 (so it’s been more than five years for me, actually). Therefore, I’m definitely not letting this event pass me by, especially when there’s Firefox schwag to be had! Hehehe.  :-D This event is spearheaded by the very new Mozilla Philippines Community (which I blogged about recently). (Actually, I think it was Regnard who did practically all of the organizing.  :-P) Go confirm your attendance at the Facebook event page. And yes, this event is free as well.

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