Last July, we invited 97 students of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Education of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Bansud, Oriental Mindoro Campus to join us in a Make the Map Ausome Event.
As part of the program, they learned about open mapping, open data, and OpenStreetMap through an introduction by Ian Panganiban, Ausome Maps’ Technical Consultant.
They determined which are the ‘Myths and the Facts’ about the autism spectrum disorder through an interactive presentation by Charlyne Mamador, aspiring developmental pediatrician and a 2nd year medicine student at the Cavite State University. In this session, we also asked the future educators and innovators on how they can make their immediate community more inclusive.
We also discussed how we are creating the platform – TherapEase. Deinyel Matira, an incoming senior BS Computer Science student at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Ausome Maps’ software development intern shared about the steps that a development project follows from user research, solution design, development, and continuous product iteration from user feedback.
Lastly, the participants were trained on how to map and validate tasks on OpenStreetMap and the HOTOSM Tasking Manger respectively.
We would like to thank the Local Government Unit at Bansud through the Hon. Mayor Ronaldo Morada for his support for our event and sponsoring the venue.
We are also grateful for the support of the director and faculty of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Bansud Campus for their enthusiasm and prompt collaboration as we are planning the event.
A big thank you as well to the MIMAROPA Regional Science High School Ausome Mappers. This event will not be possible without your on-ground support! We are proud that you guys went from participants to helping us organize another event within our community.
At last, we felt that we have accomplished our mission as we hear the participants share about their learnings and their next steps to helping the community as teachers and IT professionals.
Check out these post-its with things they learned:
P.S. Thank you PUP-Bansud and MRSHS Ausome Mappers for the pictures!