Geeks On A Beach – Boracay Island, Philippines – Tina Amper of TechTalks.ph put together a fantastic conference on one of the most beautiful islands in the world last week. The event was the first of its kind for the Philippines and was a big success. Over 300 geeks, investors and speakers descended on the white beaches of Boracay for 2 days of learning, networking and sun.
While there we some nay sayers suggesting a beach location was not the right fit for an event like this, I found it perfect. (Boracay is SEAsia’s Las Vegas) It attracted attendees from all over the world, into a very cost effective location (when compared to places like Singapore) that provided a quality venue, attractions outside of the conference and plenty of hotel options. Overall the event was a big success and hopefully will run next year and many after that.
I was invited to be a guest on a panel with Jack Madrid (President DCOM) moderating the “Philippine Startup Success Stories” along with Mark (CEO, Caresharing), Alvin (Director, Microsoft) and Stefano (TwitMusic.com). It was a fun panel discussion. You can see the video of the panel below.