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!

November 21: MiniFFC Turns 10!

The Globe Tower, Taguig

  • A Very EPIC Talk on Agile and UX by Regnard Raquedan
  • Philippine Web Designers Organization as a Community by Kit Valmadrid & Shaira Distura

October 20: Women Who Code in the Dark

Atlassian, Taguig

As we celebrate the 10th year of MiniFFC this October 2018, Women Who Code Manila, Manila.css, and the Philippine Web Designers Organization present: Women Who Code in the Dark on October 20, 2018!

September 29 (#51): Ilocos Roadshow

LogInstitute, Vigan

  • Creating a Website using Webcomponents by TJ Monserrat
  • Web Design Fundamentals by Drei Alquiros
  • Acing that Interview by Richard Parayno

July 25 (#50): Data and Design Meetup

Kalibrr, Makati

  • Data Visualization on the Web by Jiah Margallo
  • I’ll Make Type For You: Responsive Typography and Modular Scale by Mark Lacsamana

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​

March 24 (#46): Workshop

iAcademy, Makati


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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) MiniFFC s2017e01: Meetup, 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) MiniFFC s2016e03: Pricing and the Business of Design

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) MiniFFC s2016e02: Workshop

Globe Telepark Valero, Makati

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

March 15 (#29) MiniFFC s2016e01: Meetup

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) MiniFFC s2015e07: Roadshow

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) MiniFFC s2015e06: Meetup

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

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