2017 Year-end Party

2017 has been a great year for Tuitt. This year, we transferred to a bigger, new home which enabled us to accommodate more bootcampers. We also grew in number when new members joined our family.

As 2017 comes to a close and before most of us go on vacation, we celebrated the year that was with a 90s-themed party.

Prepared by our very own HR Team

We started the celebration with a message from Boss Tom.

Followed by different games to liven up everybody

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Too much kulitan and tawanan is energy-draining though. So after a while, we yearned for food. But before that, a short message from Sir Ali (one of our directors), and presentations from Kath (our UI/UX designer), Wel (our Marketing staff), and Paul (our Accountant). We were so engrossed in watching them perform that we weren’t able to snap photos of their presentations.

And finally, good food to re-energize us for the next half of the program, which includes Guess the Song Title, a game prepared by Rigel (one of our HR staff).

Next is awarding of Fun Awards to especially chosen staff.

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Then the exchanging of gifts

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And lastly, to formally close the program, is a message from Shem-san.

From all of us here at Tuitt, we wish you a happy and prosperous 2018!!!


The Reunion: Second Tuitt Mixer

Tokens are all ready to be given away for the Tuitt alumni who will win the games.

After the graduation program, an event was held at Fresh Press, just a floor below Tuitt’s Caswyn training center. This allowed the new set of alumni and the Tuitt family to immediately build their new network to the IT landscape.

The event created a venue to gather into one roof the bootcamp’s alumni and enable them to create a connection with one another, with like-minded people — career-shifters and web developers.

The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

— Dean Ornish

Stream of Images

As with the first Tuitt Mixer, alumni were asked to register.

Am I in or out?

Our visionary boss was happy to deliver his opening remarks and welcome all alumni who showed up for the event.

Sir Tom (Director/Founder) getting ready for his Opening remarks.

The recent graduates were not shy to showcase their talents.

Batch 5 day class represent.

The batch immediately preceding our recent graduates did not let themselves be shadowed. Our Batch 4 graduates were game to jam as well.

What are we really doing here in front?

Our Third Day batch has their representatives attending as well.

Guess who we are looking at.

The mentor and the mentees.

We are also glad that our First Night Class graduates were here again as in our first Tuitt mixer.

We are not prepared for this shot. Really.

Okay, now what?

What are we talking about again?

We are not listening. Okay.

Gangsta paradise.

It seems that only the Batch 2 of both our Day Class and Night Class missed the event. However, we are still looking forward to them showing up in the next Tuitt mixers.

The A-Team of Tuitt.

Our staff also showcased their talents and interacted with all of our alumni who are present. It was indeed a merry event where network-building has never been more fun. See you again next time!


It Takes Two to Tango: Tuitt Coding Bootcamp and freeCodeCamp.Manila Meetup

The Partnership

freeCodeCamp.Manila at Tuitt Coding Bootcamp headquarters.

The audacious goal of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp is to help career-shifters fulfill their dreams of becoming a professional web developer.  The bootcamp is always looking for passionate individuals to provide them the opportunity and venue to learn how to learn and validate their skills to become self-sufficient web developers.

Big things have small beginnings.

— Anonymous

Meanwhile, there is an existing community of self-taught, self-driven career-shifters dedicated enough to take the risk of doing the transition using an online platform for full-stack web development, namely freeCodeCamp.org. And they do have a local group here in Metro Manila — the freeCodeCamp.Manila.

Having an aligned mindset towards learning and education using the available open source technologies, the two parties — Tuitt Coding Bootcamp and freeCodeCamp.Manila — came up with an agreement to conduct a meetup of like-minded people or career-shifting web developers. The venue was hosted by the former and the event was prepared by the latter.

The Event

Miss Angeli (Web Developer) getting ready for the meetup.

Attendees who signed-up for the event.

The awesome welcome message.

First thing in the morning, we gathered some information from the attendees and directed them to the lab room to settle down and get comfortable before the event.

Getting to Know

Rem (JavaScript Developer/Community Leader) kicking-off the ritual to get to know the attendees — new ones and regulars.

The freeCodeCamp.Manila community integrates this “getting to know” section in every meetup that they hold in order to break the ice among the attendees and create an environment of openness towards each other.

Each and every attendee is given an ample amount of time to take the center stage and introduce themselves to the community. This allows the community to know the background of the attendees and create an alignment with the group.

Developer’s Stories

The master hacker of the day — Joselie, JavaScript Developer (Independent)/Community Leader.

A legitimate career-shifter, Joselie spearheaded the main event of the meetup — the grouphack event. He is an independent JavaScript developer right now and at the same time a dedicated community leader of the freeCodeCamp.Manila community. And he loves teaching.

Let’s get it on!

The attendees got ready for the whole-day event by introducing themselves to the community members who attended the meetup at Tuitt Coding Bootcamp’s headquarters at Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

The GroupHack Event

Server-side rendering in practice.

The grouphack application — made with JavaScript, React, Node/Express — for that meetup was created by Joselie, who invested roughly one-week of his spare time in making this CRUD (create, retrieve, update, delete) demo application for the community free-of-charge.

Big-ass display of codes.

The attendees never tried creating a web app using the stack of technologies presented here on the grouphack but together they were able to make the app work and completed the CRUD (create, retrieve, update, delete) functionalities.

This Is Just The Start

Appreciating the small blessings of life.

The Tuitt Coding Bootcamp provided the freeCodeCamp.Manila community a humble free lunch, on top of sponsoring the venue. It was well appreciated by the group because this is the first time that a meetup host gave them something, aside from programming, to share together.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

― Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things

This meetup was regarded as one of the many successful meetups held this year by the community. This is not the only connection already established by both parties. freeCodeCamp.Manila community gives back to Tuitt Coding bootcamp by providing some guidance and some insights to the bootcampers, who where planning to do a career-shift themselves, through keynote speeches. Two of the community leaders — Philip and Rem — already shared their success and failures before landing a web developer career.

This is the last meetup scheduled by the community for the year 2017. For the new year just around the corner, the bond created will be strengthened by additional partnerships to host more events that will benefit freeCodeCamp, Tuitt Coding Bootcamp, career-shifters, and aspiring web developers.

Join us in the next meetups in 2018!


The Culmination: Batch 5 Day Class Graduation

Rest if you will but never ever get tired of reaching for your dreams.

The Graduation

The graduation program background version batch5.day.class.

After the long and hard twelve weeks of pushing pixels left and right, centering containers vertically and/or horizontally, solving new problems, deciphering bugs, creating efficient algorithms, and implementing product features, suddenly it was all over and the fifth batch of day class session is now part of Tuitt’s growing family of awesome alumni.

Rem (guest speaker) providing astounding insights about having a good fail-more-and-fast mindset to achieve your goals.

The Guest Speakers

Rem (Guest Speaker) giving his advice to the campers.

Two amazing practitioner’s of the web development craft, Marlon and Rem, gave their presence and time that day to provide the graduating campers of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp Batch Five (5) Day Class some indispensable and timely insights about the huge ocean of opportunities out there for software and web development.

Rem (JavaScript Developer/Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

Rem is the Senior Lead JavaScript Developer of Piggy, LLC — a US-based Internet company. He is one of the most active community leader of freeCodeCamp.Manila — a community of career-shifters to web development. He is a legitimate career-shifter himself because he is a licensed Electrical Engineer and he worked for one of the leading electric distributors here in the country for a decade before becoming a professional developer.

Marlon (guest speaker) inspiring the campers through his experiences as a career-shifter.

Marlon is an alumni of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp from the Batch Three (3) Day Class and the top performer of that particular class. He had some applications programming experience from his previous job working with mainframe computers as his platform. He made the transition himself to web development upon realizing that his platform of choice was really the web.

Marlon (Tuitt Alumni/Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

Another alumni who has been one of our guest speakers in the past showed up and we are more than happy to give him recognition as well. Edmon is one of the pioneer batch of bootcampers and the top of his class. He was immediately hired after graduating from Tuitt and continuously gives pride to Tuitt through the positive feedback of his employer, FFUF.

Edmon (Tuitt Alumni/Past Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem (Founder/CEO) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

The Graduates

Here is the list of campers who successfully completed the 12-week intensive full-stack web development bootcamp:

Bernard with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder) , Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jhun with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Emerson with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Mart with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Ed with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Dom with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Francis with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jennifer (Third Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Lester (Second Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Julie with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Ken with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Fron-End Development Track)

Edwin with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jeremiah with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Florentino with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Mon with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

John Kenneth with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jhories with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

DJ (Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Yuji with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Charles with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Paulo with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Christopher with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Kennet Sze with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Daniel with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Jonathan with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

John Paul with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Braile with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track).

And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.

— Neil Gaiman

Wishing You All Good Luck

The whole family of the Tuitt Coding Bootcamp is truly grateful for the time and trust you’ve invested into the bootcamp. The entire team is delighted to have met all of you. You are all now part of the amazing company history of Tuitt in creating a dent in this world through an alternative technology education startup.

Campers of Batch Five (5) Day Class with Miss Rigel (HR Recruitment Officer) and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track).

It wasn’t really an easy road they have taken but it was all worth it. Wishing you all good luck on your next challenge — landing a new web developer career.

The process of finding a new web developer job coming from a non-IT degree or work experience will not be handed to you on a silver platter, you need to go out there, find it, and then take it.

Thank you Batch Five (5) Day Class, we really appreciate you all!


It’s Simple But Never Easy: Batch 5 Day Class Capstone Project 3

Introduction

The fifth batch of the day class of the Tuitt Coding Bootcamp presented their third capstone project on the 15th of November 2017, three days before their last day on the twelve-week full stack web development bootcamp.

These projects were critical enough to determine who will pass the bootcamp and attend the culmination program plus the second Tuitt mixer – a special event allowing the coding bootcamp alumni to socialize and create a network of like-minded-people, career-shifters, and web developers.

This is the pioneer batch occupying the thirty seats of Tuitt’s Caswyn building training center. They started with that number but only the dedicated and the determined-enough will receive their certificates of completion.

Minimum Requirements

To quantify the performance and skillset acquired by the campers whole throughout the process, the instructors created this baseline of their projects created.

Front-End Development

Half of the total rating of this project will come from the front-end side.

All of the technologies learnt by the campers crafting their capstone project 1 will be needed here such HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap (or other CSS frameworks), jQuery, fundamentals of web design, ideation and discovery.

Back-End Development

The other half of the total rating will come from the backend side.

It will require the campers to create their web applications using the Laravel framework – an amazing full-stack framework crafted for PHP web developers.

The CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete) functionality learned from the second capstone project should be implemented here as well, excluding the user authentication and authorization – these functionalities and several more can be made and customized efficiently using Laravel.

Projects Line-Up

Wewil

Wewil, Created by Mon

BookApp

BookApp, Created by Christopher

Amistad

Amistad, Created by Edwin

Journalator

Journalator, Created by Mart

Pearl Drv

Pearl Drv, Created by Jhun

Hygge

Hygge, Created by DJ

My Postcard

My Postcard, Created by John Paul

Median

Median, Created by Lester

Ememe

Ememe, Created by Emerson

PurpleKnapp

PurpleKnapp, Created by Julie

Scheduler

Scheduler, Created by Braile

CSPIII

CSPIII, Created by Jhories

Dog Talk

Dog Talk, Created by Daniel

CityHoops

CityHoops, Created by Charles

9Laughs

9Laughs, Created by Dominic

MordeBlog

MordeBlog, Created by Francis

Litrato

Litrato, Created by Hannah

MyPC

MyPC, Created by Bernard

Noob@LOL

Noob@LOL, Created by Kenneth Sze

Hyper Mega Gunpla Blog

Hyper Mega Gunpla Blog, Created by John Kenneth

Balitangina, Created by Florentino

The Hotel

The Hotel, Created by Ed

Travel Philippines

Travel Philippines, Created by Paulo

Kainta-Yo

Kainta-Yo, Created by Jeremiah

Likha

Likha, Created by Jennifer

Mentor PH

Mentor PH, Created by Ken

What Comes Next

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Doing full-time work of pushing pixels horizontally and vertically with three projects and a web developer portfolio as your external validation is just the start of our campers’ amazing and challenging life as IT professionals. Their next and ultimate goal is to land a web developer job and to help the industry in creating cool software products that matters.

Congratulations batch five day class!


One More And We’re Done: Batch 5 Day Class Capstone Project 2

The Batch 5 Day class campers of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp are now done crafting their second capstone projects.

This milestone will validate some newly acquired skill set by the campers using open-source web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL.

This 2nd project combines the actual process of front-end and back-end web development. The students were instructed to create an e-commerce web application. At this stage, it is very critical for them to comply with the minimum requirements, at the very least. Hence, this is also when they learned to work independently and put the concepts and skills they learned to the test. The students had a few struggles as they worked on their projects, but with the assistance of the boot camp mentors, they were able to address some roadblocks they encountered during the development phase.

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements and standard were set by the instructors and these became the criteria that the mentors used to grade the campers’ outputs.

Registration and Login with proper authentication

This includes how the developers add first-level of security to their sites, which also affects how they gain and attract subscribers.

Authorization and Admin privileges

These are the features that grant or restrict access to specific users (admin or regular user), which affects how they can navigate through certain locations, sections, or modules of the web application.

CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete) for items

These are the features needed to show the necessary functions and capabilities of their web applications. Understanding the concept of how CRUD works for applications is necessary because this is a key indicator of how well the campers mastered the fundamentals of programming.

Admin Page – Update, Delete, and Create

These are CRUD functions that are made available to the admin alone. These will allow the admin to update the details of an item, delete it from the database, and add new items.

User Page – Retrieve, Sort, Add Item to Cart

These are CRUD functions that are made available to the common user (regular user). These will allow the user to view all of the available items, sort them according to categories, and add items to their shopping cart.

Order Confirmation

This feature will allow the user (customer) of the e-commerce web application to validate the items added to the cart. This also gives the user the option to remove the item if needed, change the number of items, and confirm the order.

Optional JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX

This option will enable the developer (camper) to explore even further for functionalities they would consider using for their project.

This is where the developer (camper) is given room to further explore the different web technologies they can use to improve the different functionalities they want to include on their website.

Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.

— Epictetus

Project Listing

Here are the amazing (e-commerce) web applications created by the Batch 5 day class campers. These projects were borne out of their great passion, love, and dedication to coding.

Eranaut
Eranaut

Eranaut, Created by Mon

Red Cloud Vaping
red_cloud_vaping

Red Cloud Vaping, Created by Christopher

Kwerdas
kwerdas

Kwerdas, Created by Edwin

Gamepire
gamepire

Gamepire, Created by Mart

LargeCup
large_cup

LargeCup, Created by Jhun

Yakilicious
yakilicious

Yakilicious, Created by Jonathan

DonDonuts
don_donuts

DonDonuts, Created by John Paul

Focus
focus

Focus, Created by Emerson

Polynation
polynation

Polynation, Created by DJ

SOAP (Spread Organic Agriculture Philippines)
soap

SOAP (Spread Organic Agriculture Philippines), Created by Julie

CouchPotato
couch_potato

CouchPotato, Created by Braile

PaySee
pay_see

PaySee, Created by Jhories

Health Brew
health_brew

Health Brew, Created by Ken

Dog Care
dog_care

DogCare, Created by Daniel

Foodery
foodery

Foodery, Created by Charles

Tix
tix

Tix, Created by Lester

Vapestacy
vapestacy

Vapestacy, Created by Dominic

Mad Muscle Supplement
mad_muscle_supplement

Mad Muscle Supplement, Created by Francis

Neon Searchlight
neon_searchlight

Neon Searchlight, Created by Hannah

Gundamium
gundamium

Gundamium, Created by Bernard

Pheriperficials
pheriperficials

Pheriperficials, Created by Kenneth Sze

Gunpla
gunpla

Gunpla, Created by John Kenneth

Tiangg-e
tiangg_e

Tiangg-e, Created by Florentino

Atlas
atlas

Atlas, Created by Ed

PC Robo
pc_robo

PC Robo, Created by Paulo

PhoneXpress
phone_xpress

PhoneXpress, Created by Jeremiah

House of Electronics
house_of_electronics

House of Electronics, Created by Jennifer

L’Empereur: Luggage and Bags
lempereur_luggage_and_bags

L’Empereur: Luggage and Bags, Created by Yuji

Amat Victoria Curam (Victory Loves Preparation)

— From the movie “The Mechanic”

One Capstone Project More

Now, there’s only one more major project to accomplish before these campers can complete the training that Tuitt designed for them. Their respective web developer portfolios were deployed and now displays their first two capstone projects. The Philippine I.T. Industry could definitely welcome these budding web developers. In a span of two months, they have become self-sufficient and are definitely on their way to becoming Junior Web Developers.

Good job, Batch 5 Day Class!

 


Job Openings at Tuitt

Businessman making presentation with his colleagues and business

Digital Marketing Associate

Start your career in digital marketing without experience!

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College Degree in any field, preferably Marketing, Advertising, Communication, or equivalent
  • No prior experience or knowledge in marketing is required
  • Passionate in learning new things (a must!)
  • Data-driven thinking
  • Highly-creative and can think outside the box
  • With excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter and a good team-player
  • Must be willing to work in Quezon City
  • Opportunities to work directly with the Tuitt CEO (serial entrepreneur)

Work Scope:

  1. Plan, develop, and implement digital marketing strategies / campaigns of Tuitt Group
  2. Produce competitor research, customer journey, wireframe, workflow, contents list, among other related researches and reports
  3. Work closely with software developers, UI designers to provide better user experience for users and better results for the group
  4. Manage social media presence
  5. Gauge, monitor, and report on the performance of all digital marketing to run hypothesis testing process rapidly.

 

 

Businessman making presentation with his colleagues and business

Junior Developer

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must at least possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, I.T, or equivalent, OR a graduate of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp
  • Must have experience developing on the Web on any of the following languages / platforms: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Java, Python or Javascript (via Node)
  • Must be familiar with the essentials of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • With strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, open-minded, and a team player
  • Requires little to no supervision and takes initiative
  • Must be willing to work in Quezon City

Work Scope:

  1. Provide skills and expertise in software development, primarily with the web platform and the cloud
  2. Actively participate in discussions and engineering effort of the Tuitt development team to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  3. Translate business requirements and UI/UX designs described by partners and business owners to well-implemented, well-maintained, well-tested products
  4. Assist in gathering the documentation and related literature necessary in the successful execution and transition of assigned project deliverables

 

 

Businessman making presentation with his colleagues and business

UI/UX Designer

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College Degree in Multimedia, Design, or equivalent
  • An updated portfolio to show previous works is required
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (knowledge in Affinity Designer a big plus!)
  • With good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team-player and can work independently
  • Attention to details
  • Must be willing to work in Quezon City

Work Scope:

  1. Provide skills and expertise in user interface / user experience development, design, and execution in all stages of product development
  2. Collaborate with the software engineering, business development, and administrative staff to design and implement innovative solutions for product direction, visuals, and experience
  3. Conceptualize original UI / UX ideas to help realize the vision of the software engineering team and the Tuitt organization as a whole
  4. Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and assets to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  5. Research, suggest, and execute effective and trending UI/UX techniques to the software engineering team, as well as other departments as necessary
 
If interested in any of the positions, please send your resume together with a cover letter at this email address: helpdesk@tuitt.com. Apply now!

Batch Two Night Class Graduation

Batch 2 Night Class with their mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Batch 2 Night Class with their mentors, Sir Alan (Trainer) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

The second batch of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp‘s night class recently held their commencement program on October 4, 2017 with excitement and new hope.

“Anything can have meaning if it changes you for the better.”

— Viktor Frankl

It was six (6) months of patience and hard work exerted by the instructors and students alike. The students had to invest their time and energy for four (4) hours per day and five (5) days per week to learn the indispensable skills of a junior web developer. It was not an easy journey considering that half of the students had been coming from a long day of exhausting work while some still needed to work after class. But as said by one of the students, “It was [a sacrifice that’s] totally worth it!”

Batch 2 Night Class with Miss Angeli (Web Developer), and Sir Allan (Trainer)

Batch 2 Night Class with Miss Angeli (Web Developer), and Sir Alan (Trainer)

It was a special moment, both for the students and Tuitt, because another group of amazing people will now be a part of our growing tech industry here in the Philippines. Just six (6) months ago, they decided to make a career-shifting move in order to learn a new skill set and be able to do what they really love: problem-solving and creating cool and relevant software.

The magnificent 8 of batch 2 night class.

The magnificent 8 of the batch 2 night class

Inspired Guest Speakers

There were two awe-inspiring guest speakers that night. These people were career-shifters themselves, and they both gave different insights that the students found useful in relation to planning their journey of joining the dazzling world of the Philippine tech industry.

John Emmanuel Marasigan with Tuitt's Co-Founder Miss Shem, Miss Rigel (Recruitment Officer), and Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor)

Emmanuell Marasigan with Miss Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Miss Rigel (HR-Recruitment Officer), and Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor)

The first invited guest speaker was Emmanuell Marasigan, a graduate of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp. He was the second top performer of the Batch 4 (Day Class), a B.S. Industrial Engineering graduate, was a Mainframe and COBOL Programmer, and is now working as a Full Stack Web Developer of August99.

Emman giving inspiration to the graduates.

Emman giving inspiration to the graduates

Philip Edward Balbas with Tuitt's Co-Founder Miss Shem, Miss Rigel (Recruitment Officer), and Miss Debbie (HR Officer)

Philip Edward Balbas with Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Miss Rigel (HR-Recruitment Officer), and Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor)

Philip Edward Balbas was also invited as a guest speaker for that night. He is a B.S. Industrial Pharmacy graduate, was a Clinical Researcher at Otsuka Manila Research Center for several years, and is now a Full Stack JavaScript Developer of the startup company, MedGrocer. A legitimate career-shifter, and one of the friendliest and most active community leader of freeCodeCamp.Manila, he was able to prove that shifting careers is totally possible.

Philip giving his own version of inspiration to our graduates.

Philip sharing his inspiring story to our graduates

 Stream of Images That Night
Zemma together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Zemma together with her mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Steph together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Steph together with her mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Sherwin (Third Top Performer) together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Sherwin (Third Top Performer) together with his mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Racquel together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Racquel together with her mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Mac together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Mac together with his mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Dexter together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Dexter together with his mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Clara together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Clara (First Top Performer) together with her mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Jhonelle (Second Top Performer) together with his mentor Sir Allan (Trainer), Miss Debbie (HR Supervisor), and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Jhonelle (Second Top Performer) together with his mentor, Sir Alan (Trainer), Miss Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder) and Miss Angeli (Web Developer)

Sir Allan (Trainer) giving his closing remarks to his beloved campers.

Sir Alan (Trainer) giving his closing remarks to his beloved campers.

Tuitt's Co-Founder Tomohisa Kato giving the graduates some insights how relevant our graduates will be to the tech industry after the bootcamp.

Tuitt’s Co-Founder, Tomohisa Kato, giving the graduates insight on how relevant they will be to the tech industry after the bootcamp.

Tuitt's Co-Founder Mary Shemuel Balaybo-Unida giving her opening remarks to the graduates.

Tuitt’s CEO/Founder, Mary Shemuel Balaibo-Unida, giving her opening remarks to the graduates.

Thank you

To the latest addition to the growing family of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp alumni, the Batch 2 Night Class, the entire Tuitt Team appreciates the trust and time you’ve invested during your stay. We are wishing you luck in all your future challenges in the amazing world of Information Technology.


Capstone 3: Using a PHP Framework – Instructor’s Verdict

Framework

Why use a PHP Framework? This is the question I often get from students when they are first introduced to the idea of using frameworks.  Frameworks speed up the development process by automatically creating functionalities like CRUD so that the developer can focus on creativity more than base structure.

This will save the developer hundreds of hours from re-inventing a wheel on how to do common operations such as Form Validation, File Uploading and Database Saving.  Admittedly, there is a steep learning curve with frameworks. But when the students got used to the idea of using MVC, everything started to make sense for them.

The Project

In this capstone project, the students used a PHP framework called Laravel. Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.  Most of the students created their own blogging system that incorporates all of the concepts they’ve learned from Laravel.

The projects will be graded using the following criteria:

  1. Content and Information flow – Are the information across the website well structured? (From 1 to 5)
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – Pleasing to the eyes; other visually appealing elements are present (From 1 to 5)

One of the more popular choices in creating a Laravel project is the blogging system. For the night class, almost all of them created a blogging system that reflects their own style and personality.  Let us now take a closer look at their respective final capstone projects for this bootcamp.

Travel Blog Site

  1. Content and Information flow – 3.25
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 3.5

Instructor’s Verdict – The blog site contains the basic functionalities. However, the admin page needs improvement in terms of design and privileges.

Food Critic Blog Site (Happy Tummy)

Happy Tummy is a food blogging web application giving Jhonelle the avenue to express his love for food and nice places.

  1. Content and Information flow – 3.75
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 4.25

Instructor’s Verdict – In his project, the basic requirements are all met and more advanced features are also added in his admin page. What he could’ve done to make his website more professional-looking is to incorporate colors and fonts that match his topic.

Personal Blog Site

  1. Content and Information flow – 3.40
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 3.75

Instructor’s Verdict – Enticing pictures and images are an integral part of a good blog post. This feature in his blog is a bit troublesome and needs improvement.

Financial Literacy Blog Site (Every Juan, Don’t be Financially Illiterate)

  1. Content and Information flow – 3.75
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 4.25

Instructor’s Verdict – From adding text, selecting category and adding images, this blog site is rich with features that a blogger can think of. One thing that needs improvement though is the theme used. Mostly bootstrap default settings were applied.

Inventory System

  1. Content and Information flow – 2.75
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 3.00

Instructor’s Verdict – The CRUD functionalities need to be polished. Working with  sample data and content could make it better and easier to follow.

Kailan Ka Available? – Is an online “dating” or, should we say, a “pairing” application that aims to pair people based on certain factors such as age, gender and proximity.

  1. Content and Information flow – 4.45
  2. Visual Design and Functionality – 4.35

Instructor’s Verdict – This is one of the best projects in this batch. She decided not to make a blog site but instead created a dating web application that she feels would be useful for people looking to hook-up with other people.


Showcase: First Capstone Projects of Batch 5

Setting Up the Culture

There seems to be an upward trend in the quality of outputs and expectations set for every new batch of campers that we have here in Tuitt Coding Bootcamp. This is a good thing for our campers considering the time and effort they invest in their projects.

The newest addition to our family of home-grown web developers, the Batch 5 Day Class, recently completed their first capstone project, which was created using the fundamental technologies and concepts needed for front-end development, such as HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap, Responsive Web Design, and Mobile-First Development.

The Process

The following projects were initially evaluated based on the following expectations and standards set by their peers, but this does not necessarily reflect the campers’ overall rating of the project:

  • Content – clarity of message and purpose,  the absence of incomplete pages, and organization of ideas and information.
  • Design – clarity and easy usage of the interface, clever synergies of visual elements, decent color harmonies, and efficient use of space.

Both of the categories were rated using this scale:

  • 5 – greatly exceeded expectations
  • 4 – exceeded expectations
  • 3 – matched expectations
  • 2 – less than expected
  • 1 – much less than expected

For the overall rating, the mentor for the Front-End Development track still needs to do some further evaluation of each project, considering additional categories, such as code quality and responsiveness.

Project Lineup

So, here are the capstone 1 projects of our new set of campers in no particular order.

Drunk In Pub
Drunk In Pub

Created by Emerson Bacani

Content: 4.8 / 5.0, Design: 4.6 / 5.0

A liquor blog site that talks about liquor taste, price, and short reviews.”

— Emerson

Schloss Borussen
Schloss Borussen

Created by DJ Parulan

Content: 4.54 / 5.0, Design: 4.78 / 5.0

A website for the fictional winery, with information regarding its history, location, its people and products.”

— DJ

Chasing Sheep
Chasing Sheep

Created by Hannah Guzman

Content: 4.68 / 5.0, Design: 4.68 / 5.0

“Blog/website that focuses on sleep and sleep deprivation. Also contains a survey for user input.”

— Hannah

Focus
Focus

Created by Lester Jan Artienda

Content: 4.53 / 5.0, Design: 4.33 / 5.0

“Focus is a social media-themed website, concentrating on online photo gallery just like Instagram and Flickr. This website lets you post, share and like your own photos and view other people’s photo gallery as well.”

— Lester

Heroes and Lore
Heroes and Lore

Created by Christopher Seva

Content: 4.53 / 5.0, Design: 3.68 / 5.0

It’s all about short History and Lore of Heroes of Dota2.”

— Christopher

Cantada Sports Center

Cantada Sports Center

Created by Julie Cantada

Content: 4.71 / 5.0, Design: 4.43 / 5.0

“An all-in-one ultimate indoor and outdoor recreation and sports complex located in Taguig City.”

— Julie

Lisboa
Lisboa

Created by Yuji Puada

Content: 4.93 / 5.0, Design: 4.93 / 5.0

Information website for the city of Lisbon.”

— Yuji

My Fitness Website
My Fitness Website

Created by Francis Chan

Content: 4.95 / 5.0, Design: 4.8 / 5.0

A fitness website designed specially to showcase different exercises for specific body parts. It also includes fitness blogs and articles.”

— Francis

Upstream
Creating Sustainable Living

Created by Ken Davadilla

Content: 4.0 / 5.0, Design: 3.5 / 5.0

“A food & beverage company profile that contains product overview, articles, contact information, etc.

— Ken

Sea Breeze Beach House

Content: 4.8 / 5.0, Design: 4.95 / 5.0

“An accommodations website made for a private resort in Laiya, Batangas.”

— Charles

WebSight
WebSight

Created by Jhories Gaddi

Content: 3.5 / 5.0, Design: 3.76 / 5.0

“No description from the developer yet.”

— Jhories

Lubang: An Island of Paradise
Lubang: An Island of Paradise

Created by Dominic Cajayon

Content: 4.26 / 5.0, Design: 3.76 / 5.0

An online travel blog about Lubang Island for travellers.”

— Dom

TradeCode
TradeCode

Created by Raymart Baeza

Content: 3.71 / 5.0, Design: 3.86 / 5.0

“A blog site that focuses on the Philippines’ financial market.”

— Raymart

Marked Footprints
Marked Footprints

Created by John Paul Umali

Content: 4.0 / 5.0, Design: 4.43 / 5.0

Online visual diary and personal blog.”

— John Paul

Cross Roads
Cross Roads

Created by Jhun Agustin

Content: 3.15 / 5.0, Design: 3.15 / 5.0

A personal travel blog.”

— Jhun

Yakitel
Yakitel

Created by Jonathan Yaquiten

Content: 3.14 / 5.0, Design: 3.43 / 5.0

“A site selling computer parts.”

— Jonathan

Mechanical Engineers’ Golf Club
Mechanical Engineers' Golf Club

Created by Edward Cabanatan

Content: 4.5 / 5.0, Design: 4.26 / 5.0

A website for an organization of mechanical engineer golfers.”

— Ed

Gallery Parco Cibo
Gallery Parco Cibo

Created by Paulo Martin Santos

Content: 4.0 / 5.0, Design: 4.3 / 5.0

“A website/blogsite of food parks here in NCR. It also contains the products, review, locations, and etc.”

— Paulo

The Retail Group
The Retail Group

Created by Braile Gawigawen

Content: 4.0 / 5.0, Design: 4.26 / 5.0

“Site created specifically for Retail members only. (This is a group I currently work with).”

— Braile

2KmmrBlog
2Kmmrblog

Created by Edwin Dolor

Content: 3.76 / 5.0, Design: 4.5 / 5.0

A just for fun blog for 2k mmr/cancer dota players.”

— Edwin

Our Tees Printed Designs
Our Tees Printed Designs

Created by Jennifer Daigo

Content: 4.93 / 5.0, Design: 4.88 / 5.0

A website for personalized items printing shop.”

— Jennifer

University Belt Blog
University Belt Blog

Created by Kenneth Sze

Content: 4.43 / 5.0, Design: 4.29 / 5.0

A soon to be online community blog for students near university belt for sharing experiences and event announcements.”

— Kenneth

BTCBulletin
BTCBulletin

Created by Jeremiah Gamad

Content: 4.76 / 5.0, Design: 4.76 / 5.0

An information site that enables visitors to learn and get the latest news about Bitcoin.”

— Jeremiah

Quixo
Mon Medina

Created by Mon Medina

Content: 3.14 / 5.0, Design: 3.43 / 5.0

An online retail company that sells high quality folding bikes, the name “Quixo” came from the word “Quixotic” which means “exceedingly idealistic”. The same ideal the company is aiming for. I love you nanay. <3″

— Mon

Creepy Cryptids
Creepy Cryptids

Created by John Kenneth Lee

Content: 3.76 / 5.0, Design: 3.26 / 5.0

“A site telling some facts about Cryptids. From the infamous Bigfoot to the Aswang.”

— John Kenneth

Gaming Infosite
Gaming Infosite

Created by Dennis Malbas, Jr.

Content: 4.4 / 5.0, Design: 4.6 / 5.0

“No description from the developer yet.”

— Dennis

Indent
Indent

Created by John Florentino S. Dunglao

Content: 4.76 / 5.0, Design: 4.5 / 5.0

“A company portfolio aiming to inspire developers and clients alike, showcasing the works of a design company.”

— Florentino

Adopt Don’t Shop
Adopt Don't Shop

Created by Daniel Talosig

Content: 4.0 / 5.0, Design: 3.26 / 5.0

It is a website of a specific person (shelter owner) that contains news for all the saved/adopted dogs, and dogs that are available for adoption (with user & admin page).”

— Daniel

Easy E
Easy E

Created by Bernard Zumel

Content: 4.5 / 5.0, Design: 4.4 / 5.0

“A website that will help ECE students and reviewees in their studies.”

— Bernard

One Down, Two More to Go

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

— Lao Tzu

The bar of expectations has been raised to a higher level. So, let us keep the momentum up.

Good job, Batch 5 Day Class!