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    • Technology Trends and the skills you should learn for your career or technopreneurship
    • Who am I?
      • CEO & Co-Founder
        • Orange & Bronze Software Labs
      • Technology Director
        • Philippine Software Industry Association
      • Industry Representative
        • CHED Technical Committee for Computer Science
      • Co-Founder
        • Association of Filipino Java Developers (PinoyJUG)
      • Member
        • Muay Thai Association of the Philippines
        • Wrestling Association of the Philippines
    • What is the PSIA?
      • Industry association representing Philippine software industry
      • Consists of 140 member companies generating close to $1 billion/yr in revenue
      • Activities
        • Overseas marketing
        • Capability development
          • Especially in Industry-Academe Linkage
        • Government relations
        • Information & Research
    • Target Audience
      • Primary: Aspiring Programmers
      • Secondary:
        • Other Aspiring IT Professionals
          • Business Analysts
          • Systems Administrators
          • Project Managers
          • Applications Specialists
          • Marketing / Sales
          • Others
    • It's a great time to be a developer
    • What could they have done with the technology you have today?
    • Cloud Computing
      • Computing as a utility
        • - not installed
      • Types
        • - SaaS
        • - IaaS
        • - PaaS
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
      • Fully-functioning applications
        • - Examples: Gmail, Google Docs, Netsuite, Salesforce, Facebook, YouTube
      • They expose Web Services or “Open APIs”
        • - Third-party developers can build applications that interface with these.
    • Skill: Web Services
      • Program-to-program communication over the internet
        • - Function calls on remote machines using HTTP
        • - Programs can be of different technologies
      • Examples:
        • Facebook games/applications, workflows on top of Google Apps, extensions to Netsuite & Salesforce
      • Types
      • - REST
      • - SOAP
    • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
      • Remote infrastructure
        • - servers, storage, support, virtualization...
        • - fast scaling / auto-scaling
        • - examples: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace
    • Skill: Linux Command Line Administration
      • Remote administration is more efficient on command line
        • - Administering through Remote Desktop is a pain
    • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    • Setting up your own platform
    • Deploying on your own platform
    • PaaS
    • PaaS
    • Skills
      • Platforms
        • - Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry (VMWare), Microsoft Azure
      • Programming Languages
        • GAE: Java & JVM languages, Python
        • Cloud Foundry: Java & JVM languages, Ruby, Javascript (Node.js),
        • Azure: .Net languages
    • The Internet of Things
    • January 2010, scientists create a working transistor of only six carbon atoms
    • August 2010, AT&T and Verizon announce that non-human subscribers exceed human subscribers on their networks
      • Ever smaller and cheaper
      • Self-configuring
      • Embedded
      • Connected to the internet
      • Everywhere
    • Welcome to The Internet of Things
    •  
    • embedded in everything
    • interconnected devices, complex networks, massive data
    • Applications
    • Skills
      • Web Services
      • Other important specializations:
        • Embedded devices (esp. sensors)
          • Any CoE, ECE, EEE students out there?
          • C/C++; Linux
        • Cloud Computing & Big Data
        • Business Intelligence
    • Agile Software Development
      • Software development philosophy that is rapidly replacing traditional processes
      • What is it?
        • - Depends on who you talk to
      • Schools of thought:
        • Scrum, Extreme Programming, Agile Unified Process, Kanban, Crystal, dX, Lean, etc
    • Agile Software Development
      • Common practices and principles
        • - focus on delivering what the customer really needs
        • - high levels of code quality
        • - intense collaboration and communication
        • - minimizing waste
        • - Test-Driven Development
        • - short iterations (frequent delivery)
    • Skills
      • Where to start?
        • Read on “Extreme Programming”
      • Other important topics:
        • Test-Driven Development
        • Domain-Driven Development
        • Design Patterns
        • Version Control & Continuous Integration
      • Learn to work in teams
        • Participate in as many projects as possible
          • Ideally software projects, but other types of projects are good too
    • How about Mobile?
      • Rapid obsolescence of mobile platforms
        • Palm, J2ME, Symbian, Blackberry...
      • Businesses value server-side more
        • More investment on server-side, higher value of server-side developers
      • Convergence of client-side development on Javascript and HTML5
    • Skills
      • Develop server-side skills as well
        • Multi-user, thread-safe, scalable, separation of concerns
      • Consider Javascript & HTML5 over platform-specific technology
        • Check PhoneGap
    • How about Games?
      • Platform-specific / company-specific skills
        • Difficult to transfer skills across companies
      • Local game dev companies tend to be small and unstable
        • Still no EA, Activision or Nintendo locally
        • Limited outsourcing activity
          • Because of fragmented platforms
    • Which operating system?
      • Linux – most popular server OS
        • ~70% server market share
        • - easier remote administration, historically better stability, no viruses, better use of hardware resources, abundance of open source applications and tools...
      • Indeed.com:
        • Linux Administrator: $89,000
        • Windows Administrator: $81,000
    • Which programming languages should I learn?
      • Salary survey from Indeed.com:
        • - Java: $95,000
        • - C++: $95,000
        • - C#: $92,000
        • - Python: $92,000
        • - Ruby: $90,000
        • - VB: $85,000
        • - PHP: $81,000
    • On top three...
      • Java & C# offer most flexible opportunities.
        • Highly transferable skills
        • Useful for both web and mobile
        • Java -> platform independence
      • C/C++ work tends to be proprietary
        • Locally, most work is device drivers
        • Not suitable for web / mobile / enterprise
        • Entrepreneurial opportunities in embedded devices
          • internet of things
    • Enterprise Development
      • Enterprise (business) applications offer most job opportunities
      • Server-side: Java or C#
      • Client-side: Javascript & HTML5
      • Prefer to develop server-side skills but compliment with Javascript.
      • Desktop development – don't bother
    • Enterprise Development
      • - Thread-safety
      • - Separation of concerns
      • - Domain Driven Design
      • - MVC and other enterprise patterns
    • Drag-and-Drop will make you stupid!
      • - Learn to write maintainable, readable code
      • - Understand the underlying principles and technology
    • What is
    • Vision To create a Filipino technology company admired by the world.
    • Vision Contribute to rebuilding the Filipino technology community .
    • Software Development & Design Clients Offshore Philippines
    • Training & Coaching Clients
    • Other Activities
      • Start-up incubation
      • Sponsorship of technology events and organizations
      • Industry-Academe Linkage
        • Conducting teacher training
        • Advising CHED, TESDA and PSITE
      • Scholarships (soon)
    • Tiger Awards 2011 Kuala Lumpur
      • most productive investment in workforce; from staff training to social responsibility
    • Partners
    • Employment & Internship
      • - Best developer training program in the country
      • - Highest engineering standards
      • - Excellent trainers and mentors
      • - Challenging projects
      • - Technopreneurship programs
    • jobs @ orangeandbronze.com ojt @ orangeandbronze.com