Dominique introduced me to Jigger Escario, one
of his friends from IBM and Cebu. He’s Liam’s cousin and the former
dean of the Cebu Institute of Technology. Over dinner, I whizzed
through my objects-first presentation and we talked about IT
education. They also experienced low retention rates (theirs is much
lower at 15%, while ours is around ~70%) and the drastic drop in
enrollment. Apparently, CIT draws students from Mindanao. Students
from Cebu tend to go to San Carlos or to Manila.
Jigger no longer teaches. Right now, he does MIS admin work:
registration and enrollment systems. He used to work at IBM (replaced
Dominique at e-commerce).
Cherry’s interested in natural language processing and machine
translation of Bisaya.
BLEAH. Flash website. Well, he _is_ Flash-certified, after all, but it
would’ve been nice to browse through it in w3m.