MiniFFC History

MiniFFC stands for Mini Form Function & Class, the smaller, more informal version of the Form Function & Class conference held by the Philippine Web Designers Organization. This page documents the speakers and topics of our MiniFFC meet-ups over the years — covering a wide range of topics in design, development, mobile, user experience, accessibility, marketing, and business. See also: The PWDO Story So Far

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2018 marks the 10th year of MiniFFC, our mini web design conference events that paved the way for Form Function & Class. Premiering on October 30, 2008, MiniFFC has evolved into all kinds of gatherings for designers & developers — from meetups to workshops, roadshows, drinkups, networking, quiz nights, lean coffee discussions, panels, and more.

Throughout the year we’ll be doing throwback talks featuring some of the earliest speakers & topics we’ve had at MiniFFC. Let’s see how far we’ve come as a community & an industry — come join us!

June 20 (#49): Meetup

NuWorks Space, Pasig

May 16 (#48): Meetup

A Clean and Well-Lighted Place, Pasig

April 21 (#47): WP Wednesday & Meetup

Clock In, Taguig
Co-organizer: WordPress User Group Philippines​

  • WordPress E-commerce for MSMEs with Janette Cheng Toral​
  • A Consistent Digital Experience for Cebu Pacific with Jelvin Base​ & Nica Balisi​ of Make by Ace Saatchi & Saatchi​
  • State of Philippine Web 2017 Survey with Mae Lynn de Leon​


Technology partner:

November 6 (#44) MiniFFC s2017e09: Cebu Meetup

A SPACE, Cebu City

  • Design Sprint for Busy Stakeholders by Justine Win Cañete
  • Introduction of Web and App Style Guide by Rochel Abrasaldo

November 18 (#43) MiniFFC s2017e08: Roadshow

iAcademy, Makati

  • HTML and CSS by Drei Alquiros
  • Bad Match-ups: UI vs. UX by John Lim

October 18 (#42) MiniFFC s2017e07: Meetup Edition

Voyager Innovations, Mandaluyong

  • HTML Structure and Tricks by Toni-Keith Jan Monserrat
  • Ethics in Design by Marco Palinar

July 19 (#41) MiniFFC s2017e06: Meetup Edition

Zendesk, Taguig

  • WebVR by Christopher David
  • Bridging Creativity with Business Sense by Monika Ortega
  • Are Clients Always the Bad Guy? by Eugene Gagolinan

June 21 (#40) MiniFFC s2017e05: Design Systems, Makati

  • A Design Process by Brian Dys Sahagun
  • Women vs. Men who code Quiz Night

May 17 (#39) MiniFFC s2017e04: Design and Build

Zendesk, Taguig

  • Soft Skills to Build a Startup by Vernard Alexis Luz
  • Inside the Chamber: Building EXECUTION DAY by The Guidon
  • State of the Philippine Web 2016 survey results by Sophia Lucero

April 19 (#38) MiniFFC s2017e03: Career Development

Google Philippines, Taguig

  • Why We Move Up by Drei Alquiros
  • The World is Flat by Eugene Alvin Villar

March 25 (#37) MiniFFC s2017e02: Baguio Roadshow

University of Baguio, Baguio

  • Web Architecture & Frameworks by Toni-Keith Jan Monserrat
  • Design Thinking by Mica Diaz de Rivera
  • Search Engine Optimization by Vincent Tabor

January 18 (#36), Makati

  • Understated UX Details by April Damaso


December 7 (#35) MiniFFC s2016e07: Web Designer Hugot Night

NuWorks, Pasig

  • Wandering Weekend Warrior hugots by Jonas Roque
  • Spoken word performance by Alfonso Manalastas

September 7 (#34) MiniFFC s2016e06: Joint meetup with UXPH

Globe Labs, Valero Makati

  • Foundations of UX Research by Ben Kim

July 31 (#33)

BynareTech, Dau, Pampanga

  • Design Thinking Workshop by Mica Diaz de Rivera
  • The Craft of Designing for the Web by Kate Lara

June 30 (#32)

aCommerce, Pasig

  • Lean Coffee Discussions

May 18 (#31)

NuWorks Interactive Labs, Pasig

Panel Discussion on Pricing & the Business of Design:

  • Greffin Manibo of Globe Telecom
  • Jemuel Dalino of Wikonec Inc.
  • Tomy De Leon of NuWorks

April 16 (#30)

Globe Telepark Valero, Makati

  • Interaction Design by Mark Lacsamana
  • HTML & CSS by JP de Guzman

March 15 (#29)

Bitspace, Makati

  • Style Guides in Rails by Sam Rose Cruz
  • From Adhesion to Design by Aceler Chua


October 17

Livestock, QC

  • Drinkup

September 19 (#28)

University of Santo Tomas, Manila

  • Do’s and Don’ts in Web Design by JC Sioson
  • Project Tremors by Dominic Tuazon
  • Mozilla Philippines by Ryan Ermita

July 15 (#27)

OLX, Pasig

  • Implementing Material Design in enterprise apps by Seph Buluran
  • Philippine Internet Speeds by Carlos Nazareno

June 17 (#26)

Bitspace, Makati

  • Code ni Juan by Juan Miguel Alvarez
  • LeanCoffee: SEO, mobile responsiveness, UX, clients, SVG animation, frameworks, and more

April 15 (#25)

Canva, Makati

Web Design Thinking Session moderated by Mark Lacsamana:

  • Why has visual design gone flat?
  • How to Hire Designers?
  • The UX Read Receipts and Text bubbles

March 11 (#24)

co.lab, Mandaluyong

  • CSS Flexbox by Rico Sta. Cruz
  • Do’s and Don’ts by Drei Alquiros

February 21 (#23)

Kickstart, Makati

  • That Thing Called Web Design by Kit Valmadrid
  • UX of Dating Apps by Micael Diaz de Rivera
  • Building Peekawoo by Valenice Balace
  • The Designer’s Guide to Social Media by Julya Buhain

January 28 (#22)

Frost, Pasig

Portfolio Review by:

  • Ely Apao
  • John Paul de Guzman
  • Patrick Cabral
  • Lindsey Grande
  • Gab Madrid
MiniFFC #22


August 27 (#21)

OLX, Mandaluyong

  • What to Design by Kit Valmadrid
  • Lessons from China by Aceler Chua

July 23 (#20 & joint meetup with UXPH)

Globe Telepark, Makati

  • Axure for Prototyping by Whey Ragadio
  • Game Dev by Natassha Po

June 26 (#19)

Microsoft, Makati

  • Knowing Your Sh*t by OJ Tibi

May 23 (#18)

OLX, Pasig

  • Zurb Foundation by John Imbong, Adobe User Group Manager
  • Design Process by Mark Lacsamana, User Interface Designer
  • LeanCoffee

March 26 (#17)

Globe Telepark, Makati

  • Designing for Social Good design thinking workshop by Ely Apao

January 22 (#16)

Commune, Makati

  • Fixing Up Your Portfolio & Common Business Issues by Rina Malonzo & Trina dela Rama
  • PhoneGap by Richard Gonzales
  • RCSS and other CSS preprocessors by John Paul de Guzman


July 17 (#15)

Globe Telepark, Makati

  • Rails for Designers by Ken Daganio
  • LeanCoffee
MiniFFC #15

June 19 (#14)

Exist, Pasig

  • LeanUX by Allan Caeg
  • Lean Coffee discussions

May 15 (#13)

Payroll Hero, Taguig

  • Designing Better Experiences by Edmond Gozo
  • Lean Startup Approach by Christian Besler
  • Startup Weekend Manila 2013 winners

April 17 (#12)

SourcePad, Pasig

  • Typography & Lettering by Carl Graham
  • Metafundamentals by Joshua Falco
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September 15 (#11)

Microsoft, Makati

  • Margaux Cortez (PortfolioMNL)
  • Mark Lacsamana (
  • Success with 3rd-party APIs by Tom de Leon (
  • Ranulf Goss (CECP)
  • Tim de Dios (Microsoft)

March 24 (#10)

Exist, Pasig

  • Designing for mobile devices by Camille Zapata
  • Web design for brands by Lindsey Grande
  • Making an app to change a customer’s mind to promote active consumer purchasing behaviour in Asia by Guyi Shen
  • Online motion graphic videos by Gino Caparas


November (#9)

US Auto Parts, Mandaluyong

  • HTML5 Canvas Using EaselJS by James Florentino
  • Business 101: Creating And Communcating Value by Andrei Gonzales
  • Mozilla Firefox Developer Tools by Allan Caeg

August 11 (#8)

ProudCloud, QC

  • Persuasion Design by Ely Apao

June 16 (#7)

Exist, Pasig

  • Designing the user experience for mobile by Madhava Enros, Firefox Mobile UI Lead (Remote Presentation)
  • Ruby Tools, Hyde, HAML, Markdown, SASS by Rico Sta. Cruz
  • Intro to Git by OJ Tibi
  • John Paul De Guzman
MiniFFC #7


February 11 (#6)

Exist, Pasig

  • If the 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections were a Website Contest, Who’d Win? by Regnard Raquedan
  • VERSUS by Sophia Lucero


November 14 (#5)

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila

  • CodeIgniter MVC by Rowen Remis R. Iral
  • Semantics & Maintenance by Mae Paulino
  • VERSUS by Sophia Lucero

March 18 (#4)

Exist, Pasig

  • Branding Design by Ely Apao
  • Top 5 Internet Marketing Mistakes by Regnard Raquedan
  • WordPress Themes by Rico Sta. Cruz
  • Web Accessibility with Assistive Technology by Rene Buban Orense
  • Finding your Soulmate by Luis Buenaventura II
  • Leveling Up your Image Processing Skillz by Marco Severo M. Palinar

January 22 (#3)

Cosmopolitan International Institute of Technology, QC

  • An intro to Textpattern by Eugene Alvin Villar
  • Getting started with Concrete5 CMS by Jan Pabellon
  • Pricing Your Web Design Work by Regnard Raquedan
  • How to write a good ALT text by Jojo Esposa Jr.
  • SEO for Web Designers by Alfredo Palconit Jr
  • Overview on front-end optimization and best practices by JP Dela Torre


November 27 (#2)

Exist, Pasig

  • Foundations of Style by Rico Sta Cruz
  • Web Design for the Poor by Marc Robinsone Caballero
  • Skip to Content by Jojo Esposa
  • Moving From Tables to CSS by Sarah Cada
  • Measuring Usability Design by Ely Apao
  • HTML Emails Best Practices by Rick Ong

October 30 (#1)

Exist, Pasig

  • Philippine Laws Supporting Web Accessibility by Jojo Esposa
  • Phi: golden ratio on the web by Rico Sta. Cruz
  • Resolving Resolutions by Regnard Raquedan
  • Alternatives to HTML deprecated features by Aja Lapus
  • Interaction design by Rey Mendoza
  • Building Successful User Interfaces by Marco Palinar
MiniFFC #1