Packetworx Joins JRU to Its 1st ICT Congress

Packetworx Campus IoT Tour’s mission to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things in the Philippines has led the team in Jose Rizal University last October 2, 2018. Packetworx was invited to JRU’s 1st IT Congress Senior High School Edition with the event theme ‘Shaping the World through ICT innovation.’ Around 200 Grade 11 ICT and Animation students joined the seminar.

Marketing and Communications Head Raisa Orbon and Lead Hardware Design Engineer Carl Rowan introduced the concept and IoT ecosystem to the students. They also discussed the LoRa and LoRaWAN® connectivity, devices, usage, and benefits of IoT technology.

‘Opening the IoT Technology Hub to Senior High School students creates chances for these young learners to explore and experiment different devices. We are here to share our IoT expertise and resources with the students and professors. It is our mission to involve the next generation in the fast-paced developments of IoT,’ says Orbon.

JRU students understand that the IoT is the biggest technology revolution not only in the Philippines but also around the world. It is said that IoT will transform the country’s businesses and individuals into an IoT-powered community.

‘The discussion definitely gave a better understanding for us students on things such as the Internet Of Things and different gadgets that could help not only the students but also the community. As the representative of the student body, I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to learn new things from Packetworx’s amazing team,’ Miggle Abanto, Grade 12 Computer System Servicing (CSS) student of Jose Rizal University.

‘We are looking forward on how Packetworx could better help the country with their different devices. With those devices more people would have access and jump start their interest on creating more things that could be a great use for everyone,’ Abanto added.

Packetworx believes that in order to achieve their goals, the local academe plays an important role by including the IoT subject in the curriculum and having the students equipped with necessary devices where they can create and develop their own sensors and applications. These tools are also provided to schools and universities by Packetworx for free.

‘We’d like to thank Packetworx. Their talk is an opportunity to share the IoT knowledge to our students, most especially to Grade 11 who will be introduced to hardware and software. We are also looking forward to invite Packetworx again for a seminar dedicated to Grade 12 students. It is important for us to learn the future if IoT and how it will affect the next generation,’ says Ms. Leila Roxas, Department Chair of TechVoc Special Subjects.

About Packetworx

Packetworx is a technology social enterprise which focuses on enabling IoT in the Philippines. It is a member of the LoRa Alliance™, a world-wide alliance of over 500-member companies that support the standardization of LPWAN with the LoRaWAN® specification and has created a certification and compliance program to ensure interoperability among its members.

It is the official host of the regional LoRaWAN® network for the Philippines and Southeast Asia through its partnership with The Things Network (TTN), the largest community of startups, businesses and developers globally building a public IoT data network.

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