MiniFFC s2017e02 Baguio Roadshow Event Report

On March 25, 2017, the Philippine Web Designers Organization brought MiniFFC to Baguio.

MiniFFC is short for Mini Form Function & Class. It is the smaller, more informal version of Form Function & Class, our annual web design conference where hobbyist & professional web designers can gather, share experiences, and mingle with fellow colleagues. Minis are typically attended by 20–50 people. Minis are typically attended by 20–50 people. For the Baguio Roadshow in the University of Baguio, we welcomed a total of 120 students, teachers, and professionals. It’s our biggest Mini to date!

We had three sessions: Web Architecture & Frameworks, Search Engine Optimization, and a Design Thinking workshop.

First up was Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, an HCI researcher specializing on interactive platforms for learning. He spoke on on things to remember when using your favorite web architecture or framework for your projects. He said that frameworks makes it easier for the developer to create and manage code, but it doesn’t necessarily make it easier for users to do what they need to do. He presented a list of things to remember when developing web apps with a framework, that will make the developer happy, and the users happier.

Our second speaker was Vincent Tabor, a digital marketing consultant. He discussed tips and best practices in order to achieve design and SEO harmony.

LEFT: TJ Monserrat; RIGHT: Vincent Tabor

During our quick break, volunteers from the Google Developer Group Baguio Community handed out specially labelled snacks for our attendees. We also gave away freebies from our sponsors. Pangalan.com gave discount codes to all attendees, and the earliest registrants received extra freebies. The first six attendees who arrived also got prizes from Porkbun.

The last session was a Design Thinking workshop conducted by Micael Andrei Diaz de Rivera, the Experience Design specialist of NuWorks Interactive Labs. Design Thinking refers to creative strategies designers utilize during the process of designing, to consider issues and resolve problems in work and life.

Design Thinking workshop by Mica Diaz de Rivera

It was a very jampacked day of learning, and we closed the Mini with a panel Q&A with all three speakers.

We’d like to thank everyone who supported the MiniFFC S07e02: Baguio Roadshow and we hope to see you again in future events by the Philippine Web Designers Organization.

Browse the #miniFFC hashtag for tweets from the event. You can also check out photos from the Mini in our official Facebook Page.

Watch our recap video below:

The MiniFFC S2017e02: Baguio Roadshow is the 37th Mini since October 2008, and is the second Roadshow — the first being in Pampanga in July 2016. We look forward to more Roadshows all over the Philippines!

The MiniFFC s2017e02: Baguio Roadshow was made possible by the following partners: Google Developer Group Baguio Community, the University of Baguio, Pangalan.com / Z.com, and Porkbun.


Words by Sarah Cada. Photos and Video by Sheen Sy.