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Joel Yuvienco

What brought him to eKindling? The appeal to make a difference was simply irresistible.

Social Media Technology Consultant and Educator based in Manila,   Joel was educated in Statistics and Law at the University of the Philippines.  He  completed his residential MBA program at the University of Liverpool, U.K. in 1996, in the midst of the first growth spurt of the Internet or Web 1.0 which allowed him to  explore its evolving usefulness in collaborative projects.  A “tweener” straddling the  Baby Boomer and X Generations, he is a strong believer in Information and  Communications Technology as a potent tool to bridge cultural/generational divides.    For close to 15 years he had worked in the government and the corporate sector, until he decided to cross over to the academe doing what he loved doing: Innovative  Teaching and Research.

Rommel Feria

An educator and a computer scientist.

After graduating with a  Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of the Philippines, he joined  the faculty of the Department of Computer Science from the same university. Rom later   went to the United Kingdom to complete his MS in Information Systems from the  University of Leeds, England.

With 15 years of experience as an educator, Rom received awards as BioMedical Informatics Fellow of the US National Institute of Health-National Library of Medicine, Apple Distinguished Educator and Sun Java Champion. Rom leads the UP Java Research & Development Center and supervises the Java Education & Development Initiative Project. He also heads the Web Science Research Group of the University of the Philippines – Diliman’s Computer Science department. Rom is one of first TED Fellows (first Filipino TED Fellow) to attend the TED Conference at Long Beach, CA, USA. He is also one of the organizers of the first TEDx event in the Philippines, TEDxUP.


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