Career Development & Opportunities + Women in Tech Specials

co-presented by Women Who Code Manila


9:00 AM

Delegates Welcome

+ Major Raffle & 3 Minor Raffle Prize

9:15 AM

Lightning Talk 1: Becoming Cutting-Edge in IT
Miroslav Backak
Chief Enterprise Architect, Home Credit
BI and DWH Manager, Home Credit

9:30 AM

Lightning Talk 2:  How I landed my first job as a developer? (as an IT/CS Graduate)
Eunice Beltran
Full Stack Web Developer, BeautyMNL

9:45 AM

Lightning Talk 3:  How I landed my first job as a developer? (as a Career Shifter)
Kim Santos
IT Manager + Pharmacist, MedGrocer

10:00 AM

Host Spiel + Raffle and introduce Panel Discussion

10:05 AM

Panel : Career Roadmap: Moving up the ladder (from Junior Developer to Senior/Lead Developer or CTO)
1. Matt Lebrun – Lead Developer, TotalRewards Software; President, PythonPH
2. Mary Jeykle Sunas – Senior Systems Developer, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Director, Women Who Code Manila
3. Sofia Ang – Engineering Lead, ING
4. Jesse Panganiban – VP of Engineering, Bukas

Moderator: Jedy Ligsay – Senior Developer, Quantrics Enterprise, Inc.

11:00 AM

Lightning Talk 4:  Hacking your career growth
Christopher Star
CEO, Snippet Media

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Women in Tech Lunch Get Together

Grab or bring your lunch here and meet the women developers @ DevCon Summit.

*Lunch is only provided to ALL-ACCESS PASS Tickets.
Max of 90 people (capacity) – first come, first serve basis.


Meet the Professionals

Have questions about what they do or questions about your project? Maybe they can help.

There will be 3 batches in groups of 6 with duration of 15 mins. This will be a stand up round table discussion so feel free to ask away.
*Registration for Meet the Profession will be opened during DevCon Registration. Slots are limited and will on a first come, first serve basis.

1:00 – 1:45 PM


Matt Lebrun, President, PythonPH
Micaela Reyes, Director of Operations, PythonPH


Miguel Fermin, Lead Mobile Developer, White Cloak Technologies, Inc; Organizer, Philippine Android Developer Community
Monica Labbao, Senior Android Developer, OWTO

iOS (Apple)

Ma. Ciela Salazar, iOS Developer, ING
Zonily Pesquera, Mobile Developer, mClinica, Inc

Virtual Reality

Christopher David, Co-founder & CTO, Veer Immersive Technologies, Inc.; Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, VR Philippines
Michelle Joy Gallenero, Android Developer (Extended Reality Application), Accenture Technology

Application Security 

Marc Lainez, Cybersecurity Senior Manager, EY (Ernst & Young)
Mary Joy (MJ) Manaog, iOS Developer (Mobile Security), PayChat

User Experience

Aldrich Tan, CXO/Co-founder, NextPay
Lorraine Liao, Product Designer, RTG Digital Services

2:05 – 3:00 PM

Career Focus: A glimpse in a life of a Developer (Women in Tech Special)

Front-end Developer – Kate Bañez, Makatisoft, Inc.
Backend Developer – Rosalie Rioja, Tagit Pte Ltd
iOS Developer – Charmaine Legazpi, BeautyMNL
App Security Developer – Christine Balanaa, Pointwest Technologies, Inc.
Machine Learning Researcher – Isabelle Tingzon, Thinking Machines Data Science
Android Developer – Monica Labbao, OWTO
AR/VR Application Specialist – Michelle Joy Gallenero, Accenture Technology