Close
Exit

I am a young man with great passion when it comes to technology, user experience and design. Just like you, I also have big dreams in life.

I am born and raised in the Philippines. I’m the kind of person who will always be proud of my roots. I am a Computer Engineering graduate from Treston International College with Academic Distinction. Also, I am proud alumnus of Fiat Lux Academe, which I can say, is one of the best institutions in Cavite. These institutions molded me to who I am today with the guidance of my beloved parents and the almighty God.

Tracing these footsteps, my passion for technology ignites when I was in grade school. I remember every time we have to share what we want to become someday, I only have one answer, and that is to invent something that the world could use, and would benefit mankind.

Now that I’m just a year few days before I turn a new leaf, I can say that I finally figured out my passion in life. Time flies, indeed. Over the past three years, Microsoft helped me grow to a person I never thought I’d be.

It all started when I became a Microsoft Student Partner, a few months before I turn 18. Back then, I was just a kid who gets excited every time I get to hear news about the latest innovations that is bound to be released in the market.

Over the course of time, my skills in public speaking improved through the help of Microsoft Student Partner, we had the chance to be a resource speaker and share our knowledge about a specific technology to different colleges and universities, until I became an Evangelist of my own and was recognized by Microsoft as one of the World’s Most Valuable Professional on April, 2014.

Microsoft has taught me to dream big and reach for it. Then came the time when I decided to join the world’s largest student technology competition, the Imagine Cup 2014 season where my Team Hiraya (inspired by the Filipino word which means fruit of any of these: hopes, dreams and wishes). We tried our best to represent our college and the Philippines and fortunately, we were able to achieve our dream and won 1st place for joining the online competition for User Experience Challenge.

Our first Imagine Cup journey really meant a lot to us. Bringing honor to the Philippines has been a greatest dream of mine, as well as my team. We feel so blessed and grateful to finally nail it.

Due to the overwhelming experiences, I was given another opportunity by Microsoft. The opportunity to fly to Seattle, Washington to once again, to represent the Philippines in the Microsoft Student Partners Summit and witness the Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals first hand. It was held on 28th of July ‘til 3rd of August, 2014 and I can say, it was the highlight of my 2014. I have realized that dreams do come true; no matter how big it is, as long as you strive hard to make these visions into reality.

Apart from being an official Microsoft Student Partner, I am also a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, a Microsoft Technology Associate in Networking Fundamentals, and HP Accredited Technical Associate – Networks V1.

Now the next question is what’s next for me? Well, to be honest, I am really excited about the things in store for me. One thing’s for sure, I will continue striving hard to reach more heights.

I wish to become a known tech icon someday, like what Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Satori Iwata did.

In the end, I hope to live by my biggest aspiration. To make a big name in the Techology industry through innovation and to “never step on anyone” work ethic at every stage of my career.

Welcome to my personal space.

 WELCOME TO MY WORLD.

-gab

Go top