A new batch of developers are set to join the IT industry, as Tuitt’s 9th Batch of Day Class students officially finished their training!
Their graduation ceremony was held last August 22 at the GEMPC classroom, where they spent the last 3 months learning full stack web development.
Instructor Sir Charles Quimpo took the stage for the opening remarks. “Congratulate yourselves,” he said. “Once you step out of this room, remember to make the world better. Engage & inspire.”
The alumni guest speaker, Ruby Ann Matias, then stepped up to the mic to talk about her experiences before and after joining Tuitt.
She began her career as a Therapeutic Dietician. It was an extremely stressful job, where she had to work at a hospital and commute for a total of 6 hours everyday to and from work. She went through all that for 4 years, and she would have kept on doing it if she hadn’t decided she needed a change.
Ruby applied to Tuitt because she liked the lifestyle people in the IT industry had. She got accepted into Tuitt’s web development program, graduated, and has been working as a Web Developer ever since. Her current company, Hackazouk, is an HR tech startup. With the company’s free atmosphere and open bar, she now loves going to work everyday. She encouraged the graduates to apply and join the company as well.
Once Ruby finished telling her story, the program moved on to celebrating the students’ successful training.
The Graduates of the Batch 9 Day Class are:
- Jeru Baldia
- Bryan Batac
- Marc Catapia
- Vincent Cuatico
- Roy Cunanan
- Mark Dumalaon
- Nicole Esposo
- Shierubim Estrada
- Ludwig Eugenio
- Charlene Gozar
- Aldrin Manahan
- Joy Marzonia
- Jenica Padama
- Ron Ramos
- Marc Reyes
- Rommel Torquator
- Justin Trajano
- Paolo Velasco
- Arjel Villadores
We would also like to congratulate Judy Anne Pontiveros, who was one of the graduates but was unable to attend the ceremony.
Joe Palala, our industry guest speaker, was next to take the floor. He has been working as a developer for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Lavarel Philippines Meetup group.
He laid out the following steps for the graduates to find success in the IT industry:
- Build your skills
- Find a mentor & be a mentor
- Be professional & punctual
- Find your passion
- Don’t overwork
- Grow your network
Then followed the most exciting part of the event: the Special Awards.
Certificates were first given to the Top 3 performers of the batch. The Top 3 was Charlene Gozar. She hadn’t expected to get a top performer award at all, she said. “Alam ko namang magagaling at hardwoking mga batch mates ko,” she went on. “Proud ako na galing akong Batch 9.”
The Top 2 was Marc Reyes. “Nasa appeal lang ‘yan,” he joked upon accepting his award. More seriously, he said, “Nagulat din ako, bakit nga ba ako. Payo ko lang, kapag gumagawa ng project, dapat binubuhos mo yung buong puso mo, para ang outcome unexpected.”
The Top 1 performer of the Batch 9 Day class was Ludwig Eugenio. He couldn’t help but be emotional while accepting his award. “Malaking bagay ‘to para sakin,” he said. He was the only one in his batch who hadn’t been able to complete his undergraduate studies, but he still managed to graduate as the top performer from his class. “Salamat at na-appreciate niyo efforts ko,” he said.
Then followed the Student Voted special awards.
Joy Marzonia won the Friendly Neighbor Award. “Baka kasi dinadalaw ko every row to learn more,” she said.
Marc Catapia won the Student Best Able To Teach Others Award. “Kung ano man matutunan, share na lang natin,” he advised his classmates. “Siguro kasi IT na ako, so mas madali sakin matuto saka magturo.”
Charlene Gozar won the Outstandingly Organized Award. She guessed she got it because, “Yung ugali ko kapag nagtatrabaho, naka-focus talaga. Di na makausap sa pagka-OCD.”
Ludwig Eugenio won the Confident Kid Award and the Enthusiactic Learner Award. “Gusto ko lang masaya lagi ang ambience.”
Arjel Villadores won the Most Likely To Establish Own Start-Up Award. Upon accepting his award, he looked at the crowd, and said, “Baka isa sa inyo, kontakin ko.”
We would once again like to congratulate Judy Anne Pontiveros for winning the Kindness Counts Award and Most Likely To Be Famous Someday Award.
Instructor Sir Terence then stepped up to give the class his last words of advice. “Sobrang dami niyong pinagdaanan,” he said. “Puyat, gutom, struggles sa buhay. But it’s all part of the learning experience.”
“Always remember the life lessons you learned here. Tuitt helped you jumpstart, but it’s up to you to keep up.”
He congratulated the graduates on changing their lives, and told them to now think about changing the lives of others. “Mahirap maghanap ng trabaho sa Pilipinas,” he reminded them. “So why not make that change?”
And with that, ceremony concluded, and it was finally time to eat!
Congratulations once again to the graduates of the 9th Batch of Day Classes! We hope you’ll remember what one of our guidance officers, Rigel, said at the end of the ceremony. “Dream high, but don’t forget to dream deep. It’s time for you to soar, but never forget to grow your roots too.” Goodluck to you guys!
The sixth iteration of the Tuitt Coding Bootcamp Day Class are now done with their 12 weeks of non-stop daily acquisition of the skill set and mindset needed by a junior web developer.
The commencement program was officially opened with opening remarks from Sir Alan (Academic Administrator).
The first guest speaker was “DJ” Parulan, a top performer of the Batch 5 Day Class, currently working as a Front End Developer. He shared his experiences before, during, and after the bootcamp to the graduating campers.
The invited professional guest speaker, Roy Erwin Dela Cruz, gave the campers some insights about the IT industry — specifically about software and web development.
The top performer of this batch, Romeo Chavez Jr., received a simple token of remembrance to commemorate his time and efforts during the bootcamp.
The second top performer of this batch, Kevin Bigay received a certificate for his hard work and perseverance during the bootcamp.
The two campers tied for the third top performers of the batch, John Rey Pantaleon and Mark Munsayac received their respective certificates.
One of the pioneers and best instructors of the coding bootcamp, Sir Peejay (IT Instructor), gave the campers his last pieces of advice.
On behalf of the Tuitt family, we wish you all good luck on your newly chosen career path.
Thank you for the trust you have given us, we really appreciate it.
Good job guys!
After 6 challenging months, the 4th Batch of Night Class students finally finished their training to become full stack web developers!
To honor their achievements, their commencement program was held in the GEMPC classroom last August 6.
The batch sitting in their classroom for the last time for their graduation ceremony.
Sir Charles Quimpo, their instructor, gave the opening remarks. He congratulated the graduates and wished them luck in the future, while asking them to always value the camaraderie they’d formed with their classmates, and to always remember the reasons why they signed up to the bootcamp in the first place.
Sir Charles gives his final lessons to Batch 4 Night Class.
Sir Billy Arante then came up to talk about his experiences as a Comp Sci grad, a college instructor, a call center agent, a Tuitt bootcamp graduate, and now a Tuitt instructor. He reminded the students to always keep learning, and to always follow their hearts.
Sir Billy delivers his inspiring life story.
Then came the event that everyone had been waiting for: the Awarding of Graduation Certificates.
Jeffrey Adawag, Tuitt Graduate
Ben Cavas, Tuitt Graduate
Rex Luangco, Tuitt Graduate
Sam Maggay, Tuitt Graduate
Bam Matibag, Tuitt Graduate
Rommel Petilo, Tuitt Graduate
NJ Ramos, Tuitt Graduate
Jom Ronquillo, Tuitt Graduate
Reah Supnet, Tuitt Graduate
Siege Teodosio, Tuitt Graduate
Boy San Luis, Tuitt Graduate
Guest speaker Mr. Jimson Sulit, Lead System Analyst from Globe Telecom, then delivered his “Hacking into the PH Tech Industry Mainframe” talk. With data, resources, humor, and enthusiasm, he told the graduates what to expect once they stepped out of Tuitt’s doors. He assured them that they had bright futures ahead of them, but that was only if they stayed curious and never stopped learning.
Guest Speaker Jimson Sulit explains the Tech industry.
Special awards then followed for the top performers of the batch.
TOP 1 – Jose Maria Ronquillo
TOP 3 – Jeffrey T. Adawag
Really Responsible Award – Rommel B. Petilo
Outstandingly Organized Award – Rex Luangco
Friendly Neighbor Award – Jose Maria Ronquillo
Student Best Able to Teach Others Award – Jeffrey T. Adawag
And with the ceremonies done, the program concluded, and the feast began.
Congratulations once again graduates, and goodluck!
The 4th Night Class Batch
Love is like coding. Both are complicated but we make it work.
Joining a coding bootcamp is not easy. There are late nights of endless debugging, activities/mini projects to test campers every day, and difficult capstone projects that make the campers ask themselves why they ever joined the boot camp. But, if you ask a Tuitt Coding Bootcamp graduate what they’ll remember about their training, you will most likely get an answer vastly different from the things above. They’ll tell you about the strong relationships they’ve formed, the supportive instructors they had, and the batch mates who made learning how to code easier even for those who had zero background.
The Eight Batch of Day Class boot campers made sure to make the most out of their 3-month stay at Tuitt. More than their tenacity to complete the course, the Tuitt family remembers this batch because of the genuine camaraderie that grew between campers. From non-stop hugot lines to late-night coding sessions, you can easily see how this batch bonded as if they had known each other for years.
Kynt with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Raia with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Batch top-notcher Eugene with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Chris with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Garvin with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Raquel with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Larry with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Julie with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Kier with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Ian with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Mitch with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Jeffrey with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Josephus with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Mark with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Louie with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Michael with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Renz with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
Kevin with Ms. Shem, Sir Billy, Sir Peejay and Sir Terence
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
To the latest addition to the growing family of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp alumni, the Batch 8 Day Class, the entire Tuitt Team appreciates the trust and time you’ve invested during your stay. May you continue to challenge your limits and unleash your full potential. We wish you luck for all your future challenges in the amazing world of Tech.
Last 4th of May 2018, TUITT Batch Day 7 celebrated their hard-earned graduation. The batch, being first day batch in the new GEMPC laboratory, held their graduation in the classroom they once studiously honed their skills as full-stack developers in.
Batch Day 7 Class waiting for the ceremony to start
The graduation ceremony was overall a light-spirited one, and everyone was in high-spirits as everyone in the batch graduated and all the challenges they faced were finally over.
The 3 months of sacrifices, hard work, and sleepless nights paid off and all 32 campers have emerged triumphant. Throughout the bootcamp, they made friends with each other, and struggled together towards each of their goals. There were some who took the initiative and led the class, and there were some who made sure that no one got left behind. What they learned there is not only the technical skills TUITT has taught them, but compassion and a hunger for learning.
For their instructor, those 3 months came and went like the turning of pages of a book. The chapter has ended, but the story is never over. In the words of Bilbo Baggins, “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like”. For him, it has been a great pleasure teaching every one of them.
Day 7 happy and triumphant
A look into Tuitt’s third batch of night campers’ graduation rites.
The graduating night class with Sir Billy
Tuitt was established to equip passionate individuals with the necessary skills to launch awesome careers. This wouldn’t be possible without the passionate individuals taking the leap. So congratulations for taking that leap, for persevering through the bootcamp, and for being a part of tonight’s graduating batch. And thank you for trusting Tuitt.
Sir Peejay, Tuitt Coding Bootcamp‘s senior bootcamp instructor, opened the ceremonies as he addressed the graduating class of Tuitt on the night of Friday, May 17. He said that perseverance and dedication to consistently attend the training(most night campers come from work before attending the bootcamp) are the keys to successfully complete the 6-month coding bootcamp.
Sir Peejay congratulating the graduates
The Guest Speakers
Mr. Tapang shared some tips and experiences on what the graduates should expect once they get hired
Ms. Rodriguez shared to the graduates how setting goals and the hunger to learn has helped her in the industry.
“Always set goals. Lahat sa first job nila, nangangapa. Wala naman expert kaagad. Pero dapat alam mo kung hanggang kailan ka nangangapa. Alam mo rin kung kailan ka nagimprove. Para makapagreflect ka kung kailangan mo pang magextra effort or kung okay ka ba talaga sa trabaho mo”
– Christine Rodriguez
Mr. Doydora lightened up the mood when he shared his experiences with the graduating batch.
Betty (batch top-notcher) with Mr. Tom (Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem (Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor) and Sir Peejay (Instructor)
Adrian with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Redmund with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Jeremy with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Ann with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Emman with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Jane with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Michael James with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Rochelle with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Arjay with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Des with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Rellie with Mr. Tom(Tuitt’s founder), Ms. Shem(Tuitt’s CEO/Founder), Sir Billy(Instructor) and Sir Peejay(Instructor)
Sir Billy concluded the ceremony by congratulating and wishing the graduates success in their future endeavors.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got”
To the latest addition to the growing family of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp alumni, the Batch 3 Night Class, the entire Tuitt Team appreciates the trust and time you’ve invested during your stay. May you continue to challenge your limits and unleash your full potential. We are wishing you luck in all your future challenges in the amazing world of Information Technology.
A look at Tuitt’s ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new GEMPC training lab
“We want to give more people a chance to learn and help improve their lives.” – Mr. Tomohisa Kato, Founder
After transferring to a new office last year, Tuitt has officially opened the doors to its second location in Metro Manila. Similar to its first location, the training lab in the GEMPC building maintains the company’s core concept, with a clean, traditional yet modern, innovative approach.
Large LED screens and their own workstations await campers.
The lab showcases a minimalist feel with lots of exposed wood throughout the interior which gives off the feeling of Zen. It is also Tuitt’s biggest training lab, yet. Mr. Alan Beraquit, the GEMPC lab’s project leader, worked tirelessly for 4 months just to make sure everything was ready come opening day.
The growing Tuitt family which has tripled in size since opening its doors in 2016
“Along with the expansion, we grow as a company. Not only with the number of students, but, we are happy that we were able to find competent individuals to handle this expansion with us,” said Ms. Mary Shemuel Unida, Tuitt’s CEO/Founder. For Tuitt founder Mr. Tomohisa Kato, a second training lab can only mean that we can welcome more aspiring individuals into the Tuitt family.
Mr. Alan Beraquit – Project Leader / Academic Program Coordinator
After the ribbon cutting ceremonies, a feast awaited the attendees. Food. Lots of it. We have the HR team to thank for that. Everything was spot on. From the scrumptious food to the blue and silver balloons, everything seemed to complement each other. The rest of the afternoon was given to the attendees to catch up and mingle with one another.
Food. Lots of it.
Everyone was excited to eat!
Mr. Tom enjoying a laugh with one of our consultants, Ms. Carmela Anne Umali.
Thanks to everyone who went to the opening! We really appreciate the support!
HR team + some VIP photo bombers
Tech + Marketing Team
Tuitt Bootcamp Instructors
It’s never a party without a group selfie
That’s it for number 2. See you soon!
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
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.
Then the exchanging of gifts
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!