From the early years of my career up to now, I try to give back to the design and tech community, who I owe my foundations to.
I founded ManilaCSS: aiming to promote CSS best practices, discover what's new, and gather professional and amateur developers to talk about anything under the CSS umbrella.
ManilaCSS was born 2017, after me and my colleague, Rico Sta. Cruz had a chance to attend MelbCSS in Australia and we thought “why not have this in Manila as well?” especially with all the fun things that’s happening right now with CSS!
Right now I’m solely handling ManilaCSS (officially), from organizing, looking for sponsors and speakers, and social media management but I manage to go through them with the help of friends who are willing to lend a hand and do whatever they can every meetup.
I also used to be an admin for Dribbble Philippines: Manila, a design community under Dribbble.com that aims to start conversations and make friends in the creative community through meetups and activities.
Another community I used to work with is Alchemists PH: An Elixir and Erlang community. Founded by my friend and colleague Ria Cataquian, Alchemists PH focuses on promoting Elixir and Erlang in the country.
Technically, I’m on hiatus on both communities since I also need to focus on ManilaCSS, but will certainly help out once either of the communities become active.
If there’s something I truly love about community work, it’s being able to collaborate with other tech and design communities and bring unique meetup experiences to everyone. If you want to collaborate with ManilaCSS in the future, please feel free to reach out.