Now that the physical restrictions have been lifted and face-to-face meetups are back, crypto enthusiasts and members of the web3 community did not hold back when hosting gatherings—which are, if not all, mostly held in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila.
However, in the following days, weeks, and months, Region V will take the lead as web3 meetups are slated in Bicol Region’s key cities, Naga and Legazpi.
Bicol-based SparkPoint Technologies in partnership with BlockchainSpace, who will be the headline organizer from Metro Manila, will bring, organize, and conduct Web3 meetups this August 26 in Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City in Camarines Sur and BUILDr Dinner at Casa Lorenzo Food and Culture in Albay on August 27th. The events will be made possible with the collaboration of local Bicolano blockchain technology startups Ownly, SparkLearn EdTech and MetaGaming Guild.
The organizers noted that this series of Web3 meetups will mark the start of blockchain-related activities in the region as more events will fill the calendars of Bicol’s tech community starting September to November.
“With the flourishing local tech industry in the region, and with startups, projects and companies already starting to venture into the world of blockchain, the series of community meetups are perfectly timed to be an avenue for everyone in the local industry to discover promising startup and projects, to join hands for partnerships and collaboration, to be affiliated, and be exposed to new learnings as projects introduce their projects in a more intimate setup, by meeting and organizing in-real-life (IRL) events.” —SparkPoint
Bicol Web3 Meet Up in Naga City:
The organizers noted that the venue, The Avenue Plaza Hotel, is a famous hotspot for major conventions and conferences in the city, just along the bustling Magsaysay Avenue which is famous for its commerce-dense area and gimikan (a go-to place for nightlife events and festivals).
- 5:00 PM: Registration
- 6:00 PM: Formal Opening and Welcoming
- 6:05 PM: Opening Remarks
- 6:15 PM: Introduction and Presentation of SparkPoint Technologies
- 6:30 PM: Introduction and Presentation of SparkLearn EdTech
- 6:45 PM: Short Break
- 6:50 PM: Introduction and Presentation of Ownly NFT Project
- 7:05 PM: Introduction and Presentation of BlockchainSpace
- 7:35 PM: Panel Discussion and Open Forum with the Attendees
- 8:40 PM: Dinner, Networking Activities, Closing Remarks, Drinks and Start of Happy Hours
To participate, register here.
Bicol Web3 Meet Up: BUILDr Dinner
For the second leg of the meetups, the organizers proudly stated that the attendees will have a “glimpse of the world-renowned, perfectly cone-shape Mayon Volcano, the literal backdrop for the Web3 meetup in Legazpi City.”
The BUILDr Dinner is an event exclusive for the developers and startup community of Albay and nearby areas. The event will be “a night of table discussions, introductions, and presentations about the current Web3 trends and of course, wine!”
To secure a slot, participants may send a Twitter DM to Drei Bongalos, the CMO of SparkPoint.
Blockchain Developer Bootcamp (BDB) – September
Spearheaded by SparkLearn EdTech, this event is the second installment of the 12-week online bootcamp focused on teaching the fundamental concepts and key tools in the smart contract and decentralized application (dapp) development.
Interested? Register here for BDB,
Albay Multimedia Arts Convention (AMAC) 2022 – October 8–9
An art convention organized by Ownly together with the local art community and partners. The event will be attended by NFT artists and creatives, and personas in the local and national art scene. This will be held in Legazpi City, Albay.
Bicol Blockchain Conference (BBC) 2022 – November 14
The BBC will be the region’s landmark event for all-things-blockchain which will have the participation of caliber projects and startups in the Web3 industry. This will also be held in the region’s capital Legazpi City, Albay.
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