August 19, 2008

Web development firm tops CyberPress laser tag tourney

TheDesignPeople, an LA-headquartered Web development company but whose entire staff of Web developers is based in the Philippines, was recently declared as champion in the first CyberPress Laser Tag Tournament held at the Lazer Xtreme gaming arena in Taguig City on Aug. 15.

TheDesignPeople team, bannered by brothers Tiger and Mike Bitanga, dominated the competition from the first round to the final stage with ruthless offense to take the title.

KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) firm BayanTrade and tech vendor Sun Microsystems Phils. were declared first and second runners up, respectively.

Other IT companies who participated in the event were Accenture, Acer Phils.,, Brother Phils., E-Games, G2VC, IBM Phils., Level-Up, Microsoft Phils., Neo, Netopia, Nokia-Siemens Network, Prime Communications, Right Computer Systems (RCS), SAS Phils., STI, and 88DB.Com. Prizes were provided by HP Phils. and MSI-ECS Phils.

The fellowship tournament was staged by CyberPress, also known by its formal name IT Journalists Association of the Phils. Inc, as a fund-raising event and also to gather local IT executives in a friendly competition.

The IT press group’s next activity is a forum on the rising popularity of netbooks or sub-laptops to be held at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Greenbelt, Makati City.

The victorious team of TheDesignPeople, with CyberPress president Melvin Calimag of the Manila Bulletin (right).

Second placer BayanTrade team, with CyberPress officers Jen Rubio and Tom Noda of ComputerWorld Philippines (left and 2nd from left).

Third placer Sun Microsystems Philippines, with CyberPress vice president Red Samar (left)

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