Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently concluded AWS Siklab Pilipinas 2018, its large-scale technology skills training event geared towards empowering the next generation of the IT workforce in cloud computing skills, part of its commitment to boost IT innovation and competency in the country. The four-day event gathered hundreds of graduating tertiary students, recent graduates, and educators at the SMX Aura Convention Centre in Bonifacio Global City, from June 4 to June 7.
AWS Siklab Pilipinas 2018 featured close to 30 hours of learning including instructor-led training, hands-on practice using AWS Cloud services with AWS Promotional Credits, and a hackathon (a cloud skills competition) for participants to solve a set of challenges related to real-life scenarios. Five teams topped the Hackathon: team Dragon Nesteam from PayMaya won first place; team Bah with students from Adamson University, University of Caloocan Pamantasan ng Cabuyao, and University of the East – Manila took second place; team Pocket Wifi with students from STI Colleges, University of the East Caloocan, and Far Eastern University attained third place; and team FEU TECH 1 from FEU Institute of Technology ranked fourth place. A special prize for coming up with the “Best Team Name,” was awarded to DayJuan, for their Filipino touch on the famous Amazon mantra, “At Amazon, every day is Day One.”
AWS Siklab Pilipinas 2018 also featured a job fair on the fourth day. This provided students the opportunity to meet with hiring companies, such as Accenture, Valueline, Remax, Stratpoint, MDi Novare Technologies, Unionbank, Globe, Titanium Technologies, E Science Corporation, Quad X, Coins.ph, Robsinsons Retail, Jollibee Worldwide Services, ABS-CBN Recruitment, Max Group Inc., Abojeb, Security Bank, E cloud, Voyager Innovations, Philippine Airlines, BDO, Metrobank, Sunlife, Multisys and Cebu Pacific.
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