A Student’s Guide to Philippine Tech

Chia Amisola
Published in
2 min readJan 10, 2021

Three years ago as a high school senior in Cavite, I wrote “A Guide to CS in High School (PH Edition)”. Written a bit over a year after Developh (then Developers’ Society) launched, I had so much to learn and absorb about the tech scene.

Navigating tech is daunting and extremely overwhelming. The Philippines has universal talent, but unequal opportunity — computer science education is lackluster, and there’s so much room to do better — especially outside the country’s top institution. At the same time, there’s no shortage of incredible community-driven efforts to address the technology gap in the country. Take a look at this collection of the best learning materials, events, communities, startups, and more that you should know about as a Filipino student interested in exploring the technology industry.

Visit the guide at develo.ph/phtech

Got a suggestion or recommendation? Feel free to drop it in anonymously at the bottom of the guide (there’s a Chilipepper form), or email at chia@developh.org.

Special thanks to Bianca Aguilar, Kirsten Sison, and the rest of the Developh core team for the help compiling this.

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