It's a non-profit FREE event where one can learn the latest tech from Google employees in Japan, Korea and Singapore that I hope may help our Cebuanos learn not only how to develop apps, but also learn to have "skin in the game", in which Cebuano programmers pay the price in case the gadgets they invent cause harm to Cebu's cultural, moral and environmental well-being.
Remember in Hammurabi Code where architects are beheaded when the houses they build colllapse? No? Well, Cebuano developers better remember.
By the way, the registration is now closed after 1,000+ participants signed up.
So instead of inviting more Cebuanos to go there and learn the tech that can help us, say, solve Cebu traffic and promote mental health for depressed suicidal Cebuano students, let's instead talk about why Bisaya Short Films thinks Shad, Maurice, Romeo, Frances and other volunteers/professionals for Google are heroes:
1. They are willing to be bashed.
The online community can be toxic with mentally disturbed people who can't get psychiatric help and who happily hurt you just because they can without real cost.
And yet by organizing events that the world can talk about through social media, the volunteers are brave enough to still put their heads at the top for everyone to throw tomatoes at, so to speak.
In a society where artist Anna Kendrick thinks The Internet is like a burning a car (where we should just move away from it because it's burning), the volunteers still brave to touch the fire.
I also think the "volunteers" understand how some people think that the web can be destructive and harmful because we get way too much information from it.
Too much information means too much noise, which leads to more fallacies that shape government policies and/or destroy lives.
And yet they're still passionate about Google's technologies because they seem to also understand that the web allows small local Cebuano players to get access to a bigger market. Or maybe they just LOVE Google.
So it is Bisaya Short Films' wish that their experts this Saturday can also teach our Cebuanos how not to forget the Skin In The Game concept argued by Limousine Driver Flaneur Nicholson Nassim Taleb.
2. They made public their complete names , photos and Google Info for everyone to use against them.
Anyone who is dissatisfied for whatever reason by the events they organize can just attack them, like what happened to celebrities Leslie Jones, President Donald Trump, etc and yet they still brave the fire.
Now that's skin in the game. Hands down to them.
That said, watch this video or postmodern short film about Skin In The Game to learn less because less is more. :