The software/IT industry is full of creative business ideas, but only a few actually work - and fewer business leaders who share their journey for others to learn from. Coders Guild founder, Joey Gurango, has been travelling the country to share his secrets of success that led him to grow his small business into today's multinational software solutions company.
Earlier in 2018, he visited Iligan City where 254 students and teachers from different schools attended the talk. The event was in coordination with the Iligan City Local Government, DICT Iligan and Minbits Corp.
During the same event, 63 students representing six (6) schools in Iligan took the Philippine Programmers Rating (PPR) Exam to measure programming talent in the their province. The six (6) participating schools were Iligan Computer Institute, Picardal Institute of Science & Technology, STI College-Iligan, Iligan Medical Center College, St. Michael's College and St. Peter's College.
He was also invited to talk at the 1st ICT Industry Forum 2018 for the Caraga ICT Council and 10th Caraga ICT Congress 2018 in February. The first Philippine Programming Challenge in Caraga was also held where ACLC Butuan won 1st place, out-performing 16 other schools who competed.
In April 2018, his passion for sharing his story and advocacy was caught by community leaders in the Bicol region, where he was invited to talk at "Gearing UP Bicol's ICT Ecosystem Global Competitiveness." Every student and teacher from the region were invited to attend the talk at the Southern Luzon Technological College Foundation, Inc. in Legazpi city. The event was organized by the Iriga-Rinconada ICT Council, TESDA and CHED.
Joey Gurango was also given the opportunity to be part of the Metro Clark ICT Council General Membership Meeting (GMM) last November 2018. The meeting focused on "Digital Transformation: Disruption, Innovation, Opportunity." CGN also signed the CSEP-MOU with Metro Clark ICT Council and Holy Angel University during the meeting.
The goal is to visit more educational institutions and meet more community leaders and builders this year, and hope that the our message continue to resonate - that is, "create a nation of programmers."
For our passionate founder, "You should focus on the things that you are good at. Focus and maximize on that and use that as your advantage. Develop good habits, because excellence is nothing more than a good habit."