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Winston Damarillo does it again with Tech Bars

Last year, I partied at two of Winston Damarillo’s events. The first was a geek cocktail night at M Cafe and the second was the grand launch of Mor.PH, his umpteenth project. I honestly stopped counting – in the same way that I stopped counting the shots served during his latest 08.08.08 (at 8:08 PM) launch.

Winston needs no introduction to the local developer community. His works with SaaS and outsourcing are pretty much in the search engines. Search for his name on Google or check out Mor.PH and Exist and the papers.

Winston says that engineering is a creative process. I wholeheartedly agree. I enjoy listening to Winston demystify the stereotype engineer as Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey.

Simply put, after you work here:

You can hang out here:

The geek bar or tech bar concept is a social project – a functioning bar with Nintendo Wii’s (I also peeked at a few devs playing Rock Band), projectors, dedicated 10MB connection, drinks and seats. It ultimately serves the purpose for engineering downtime to reinvigorate the creative process as well as a full functioning venue for geeky events – they can stream live to Cebu, and can ultimately be the new cool place for satellite product launches. They are opening it up for events.

This is the second tech bar in operation. The first is located in Cebu.

The Tech Bar venue is located at:
5th Floor Orient Square Building,
Emerald Avenue
Ortigas

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

3 replies on “Winston Damarillo does it again with Tech Bars”

Hi Jayvee.

Thanks for featuring our TechBar 🙂 We are really excited dressing up the TechBar to become a haven for technology lovers.

If anyone’s interested to use the venue, please leave me a note at [email protected]

Some of the events that we have hosted include BarCamp Manila, Drupal & Joomla Night, Pizza & Beer Night feat. Morph App Space and smaller meetups of technology groups. And (until further notice)… events hosted by our favorite tech groups (those related to open source, java development and RoR development) gets to use the facility for FREE.

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