digital pinay public briefing

One of the good things that came out of the Digital Pinay 2005 public briefing last Friday afternoon was that I got to meet a few people I’d only previously met online through their blogs.

The members of the blogging community who attended the briefing were Clair Ching, Xenia Solano and Sean Uy. Ranulf Goss of Trend Micro was also there, but I’m not sure if he blogs though he has also been vocal in criticizing the now infamous application form of the contest.

Sacha Chua, who spearheaded this online protest, was of course not able to attend since she’s based in Japan, but she was definitely there in spirit.

Apart from me, the other members of the media who were there were our Infotech reporter Erwin Oliva and Relly Carpio of CEO Magazine.

You can read my story on the results of the public briefing here.

digital pinay 2005

My Digital Pinay 2005 story was also posted this evening in the Infotech section.

So, will the Philippine Computer Society be able to explain how a competition that’s supposed to honor the “woman who best exemplifies the qualities expected of future women leaders of the Philippine information and communications technology (ICT) industry” ended up with mechanics and criteria straight from a standard beauty pageant?

Stay tuned.