Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology

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The Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology or Y4iT is an annual conference held in the Philippines organized by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC). "Every year, thousands of young IT professionals and students from the Philippines attend this congress. (Source: Villafania, Alexander. "Youth conference tackles wider IT applications." [1])" It is hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with PSITE, CSP, and the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps. Go to Y4iT site.


Y4iT’s precursor, the 2003 National IT Student Congress held on September 2 and 3 at the University Theater in UP Diliman, Quezon City, attracted at least 5,000 participants from all over the nation. Attendance has been steadily increasing, benefiting from an increasing number of lectures.

Year Date Venue Participants
2004 Sept. 5-6 University Theater, UP Diliman 5,500
2005 Sept. 15-17 University Theater, UP Diliman 7,500
2006 Sept. 13-15 University Theater, UP Film Institute, & UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman 12,500
2007 Sept. 12-14 SM North EDSA (Cinema 9-12), Quezon City 16,000

Y4iT 2008

Y4iT 2008 was held in UP Diliman, Quezon City from September 2 to 5, 2008 at the University Theater and UP Film Institute for the Main Event, and UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni for the Sponsors Exhibit. An estimated 18,000 delegates (senior high school and college students, IT professionals, members of the academe, and IT enthusiasts) from all over the nation attended the four-day event. Here are some of the featured topics:

Nanobiophotonics & Wireless Technology · eLearning 2.0 · Blogging · Marketing Reloaded · Social Networking · Blu-Ray Technology · IT Certifications · Careers in Games · Cloud Computing · PhilNITS as a National IT Standard · Open Solaris · Outsourcing & Offshoring · Understanding the New Media Industry · Next Generation Game Development · IT in Medicine · Video on Demand · Search Engine Optimization · Ruby on Rails · IT Forensics · IT Entrepreneurship · Wikipedia & Collective Intelligence · Information Security Analytics · Digital Media & Distribution Channels · Photoblogging · Software as a Service ...

Y4IT 2011