“Patience + Resilience = Success” | Batch 20 Night Class

On May 31, 2019, the 20th batch of Tuitt’s Night Class students graduated from the coding bootcamp to take their first step into the IT Industry.

The graduation ceremony was held in Enzo building in Makati City. The graduates and instructors present celebrated the culmination of 6 fulfilling months of learning full stack web development at Tuitt.

Opening Remarks

Instructor Lourenz Jaromay opened up the festivities by congratulating the bootcampers on their successful graduation. “I know it’s been tough and there was a lot you had to go through but be proud and be confident because you can now call yourself ‘Fullstack Web Developers’.”

Instructor Jaromay finished his remarks with this message for the graduates – “I hope that you  can bring with you the advice, learnings, and experience that you had in your time here.”

Experience Sharing

After Instructor Jaromay’s opening remarks, it was time for Mr. Paolo Velasco to share his experiences in the IT industry with the graduating class. Mr. Velasco graduated with a degree in BS Math and was part of Tuitt’s 9th batch of graduates.

He shared the differences of a large multinational company and a small local firm when it comes to being a web developer

Large Multinational CompanySmall Local Firm
– Tasks are organised and very well planned- Tasked are based on your skill sets. Roles are focused on the job description stated upon hiring
– You work a lot with your manager
– You work on a mature code base
– Teams are larger and can be from different parts of the world
– Advancement is more on merit than chance
– Your work will have little impact on the company
– Tasks are not as planned and changes frequently
– Tasks go beyond the role you were hired for.
– You learn to manage yourself
– There’s opportunity to make architectural decisions
– Teams are smaller
– Advancement is based on company’s growth
– Your work will have a big impact on the company

Before Mr. Velasco closed his remarks, he left the class with some advice for interviews:

  • Interviewing is a skill in and of itself. Get interview experience.
  • Research about the company’s vision & mission and job opportunity
  • Make sure to ask insightful questions
  • Be honest about what you know and what you don’t know

Awarding of Certificates

After Mr. Velasco’s experience sharing, it was finally time to award the certificates to the graduating class for their successful training!

The graduates of the Batch 20 Day Class are:

  1. Blanco, Alvin Rey L.
  2. Bobiles, Gerald B.
  3. Bolonias, Precious Grace C.
  4. Camerino, Dan Kriss S.
  5. Daytec, Laarni S.
  6. Diamante, Dennis C.
  7. Enteria, Reymar V.
  8. Francisco, Rommiel John T.
  9. Gimenez, Ian Carl M.
  10. Hernando, Therese Christine T.
  11. Humilde, John Delton P.
  12. Matoto, Sermil
  13. Murillo, Michelle E.
  14. Olano, Christopher L.
  15. Palen, John Hazon G.
  16. Pantaleta, Joraime O.
  17. Pinongcos, Mary Jean O.
  18. Roque, Angelo V.
  19. Santos, Allen F.
  20. Sta Clara, Jean Kenneth P.
  21. Tan, Renante M.
  22. Taneza, Sonia T.
  23. Torres, Eunice O.
  24. Viar, Joe Cris C.
  25. Viray, Alexander D.

Industry Speaker

After the certificates of completion were given to the graduating class, it was time to hear from a special speaker from the IT Industry, Mr. Michael Cantes.

Mr. Cantes works as a database admin and security specialist for his company and he started off by congratulating the bootcampers on their successful graduation. “I believe that everyone here enjoyed what they learned because if you didn’t enjoy it, you wouldn’t be here.” Mr. Cantes said. “The hardships that you went through here in the bootcamp are just the start. You’ll see a lot more obstacles in the field.”

As Mr. Cantes was winding down his speech, he left the graduates with this piece of advice – “ Since we’re in the Information Age, what you’ll need to succeed in this industry is perseverance. Technology changes almost every month, every quarter, every year. New languages, new applications are what we face but as long as you are patient and resilient in learning, you can succeed.

Special Awards

After Mr. Cantes’ insightful talk, it was time for the Miscellaneous awards! The recipients of these awards were voted by their peers and here are the ones that were given out on this day:

  • Enthusiastic Learner Award: Renante M. Tan
  • Outstandingly Organized Award: Aya John Miller T. Perez
  • Awesome Attitude Award: Precious Grace C. Bolonias
  • Student Best Able To Teach Others Award: Ian Carl M. Gimenez
  • Most Likely To Be Famous Someday Award: Angelo V. Roque
  • Most Likely To Establish Their Own Startup Award: Renante M. Tan
  • Confident Kid Award: Dan Kriss S. Camerino
  • Kindness Counts Award: Joraime O. Pantaleta
  • Really Responsible Award: Aya John Miller T. Perez

Top Performer Awards

Finally it was time to go to one of the most anticipated parts of the ceremony – the Top Performer Awards! Here are the most outstanding achievers of Batch 20 Night Class:

  • 3rd Top Performer: Ian Carl M. Gimenez
  • 2nd Top Performer: Christopher L. Olano
  • 1st Top Performer: Laarni S. Daytec

Closing Remarks

After all the awards were handed out, Tuitt Instructor Lourenz Jaromay shared his closing remarks with the graduating class.

He started it off by saying that the bootcampers should be proud of themselves for graduating and that they should be proud of the effort they put in, as they went beyond the minimum viable product needed for their capstone projects.

To cap off the celebration, Instructor Jaromay left them with this final piece of advice – “Keep the lessons & characteristics you’ve learned in the bootcamp as you go into the world. We congratulate you for finishing this bootcamp and we hope you keep on improving!”

Congratulations and we wish you all the best, Batch 20 Night Class!