Yahoo TechnoStorm is coming back for its second year. Exposing the latest tech products and technology, the event will be held at Market! Market!’s Central Plaza in Taguig, running from November 29th till December 1st.
For those unfamiliar with the Yahoo! TechnoStorm Expo, it is a showcase of products and services from different local and international tech brands such as Microsoft, Smart Telecom, Nokia, HP, Epson, Sony, Wi Tribe, PLDT, Sharp, Sun Cellular, LG, Samsung, Lazada, Globe and Philips.
At the event last year, Arlene Amarante, Country Ambassador and Sales Director of Yahoo! Philippines commented that “Technostorm is a celebration of all things tech. Yahoo’s digital capabilities provide a unique platform for Filipinos to explore, discover and understand the world of technology, and bring them face-to-face with gadgets and devices that create connectivity.” She also adds, “At Yahoo!, we are always looking for creative ways to connect people with what matters most and are committed to bring inspiring and entertaining experiences to our users.”
While you can check out the latest gadgets from your favorite tech company, there will also be talks and workshops in the event that you can also attend:
Happening on the 29th of November at 1:30 PM, the Department of Science and Technology will deliver a talk on how the government, through the DOST, helps Filipino innovators. It aims to discuss if the government has actually done enough for pushing innovations in the science and technology field.
Phone Photography Workshop
Happening also on the 29th of November at 2:30 pm, Winston Baltasar, a commercial photographer will be sharing to the audience some tips on how to take great looking pictures with your smartphone.
There will also be other talks which will discuss the future of technology. This will include discussions on emerging trends, and what is the next big thing on all tech fronts – be it in the Internet, gadgets, or mobile.
The event is also a place where you can buy early gadget gifts for yourself or someone else, as it is guaranteed to showcase the latest gadgets from all participating companies. It will also be the event where some of the tech companies will unveil never-seen-before gadgets in the country.
A Tech Event With a Cause
The event, however, won’t just be about showcasing the latest in smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets. It will also be an event to gather more financial and in kind support for the survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), said to be the biggest storm to hit this side of the world.
If you are attending the event, it will be helpful if you can also bring donations for the victims. Yahoo! said in an article that they will make sure that your donations will definitely go to the survivors, and not in the wrong hands.
Last year, Yahoo’s Technostorm event was organized at the Trinoma Mall’s Activity Center in Quezon City. It was attended by international brands with a local presence, particularly Microsoft, Samsung, and LG. Local tech companies such as Smart Telecom and Globe also had a strong presence during the event. Some of the brands who attended the even also gave talk. These include Microsoft, Sony, Lazada Philippines and McCann World Group. One the important talks was from Globe, who discussed how to stay safe everytime we are online.
Yahoo launched their Technostorm website last year in the Philippines to become the brand’s content hub for the latest in technology here and abroad.