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We’ve been thinking a lot about how we position Developh in this fifth year. Developh started out when some high school classmates got together to teach code and design to one another, seeking out how to create. Naturally, many of the original members diverged once we learned the basics: most…

Blind faith in Western “prestige signals” serves exploiters, not nation-builders.

I write this article not because I want drama and takedowns. I write this in response to the years of witnessing the overglorification of tech saviors bringing their experience from Stanford to the Manila, more often than not inculcating the worst parts of their Paul Graham-infused thought in a colonized…

As Developh enters its fifth year, we’d love for you to consider supporting us in our mission to bridge the technology gap in the nations that need it most as we nurture technologists that are humanity-first.

We’ve been students hard at work helping other students as we’ve built initiatives and…

Three years ago as a high school senior in Cavite, I wrote “A Guide to CS in High School (PH Edition)”. Written a bit over a year after Developh (then Developers’ Society) launched, I had so much to learn and absorb about the tech scene.

Navigating tech is daunting and…

This article was written for Technology.ph, published in July 30, 2019.

For the first time since 2013 and for only the second time ever, the Philippines has produced a startup entering the world’s premier accelerator, Y Combinator. From Manila to Mountain View, PayMongo is a FinTech startup looking to help…

We’re looking for a Chief of Community and a Chief of Marketing as we grow online. Apply by May 30th.

Founded in 2016, Developh is an international student-run nonprofit investing in youth-led innovation for good across Southeast Asia. We want to build student leaders in technology, promoting a more equitable pipeline for young people to explore the field and pursue careers in tech or even founderhood. …

A self-assessment at nineteen. I hope to write this every year.
Some of these are merely blatant truisms, but I’m nineteen and have so much more to learn about and uncover and are a start to where I must ground myself.

1. A willingness to look foolish. I care less about what others think.

When I search this up, it looks like a…

From a club of 40 to an international nonprofit, here’s what we learned from our journey of growth and impact

First off: Take my words lightly. I’m a sophomore undergraduate with much to learn about design, management, and the industry. …

You’ve been through this: you come in at 9 AM, text your supervisor (or the Messenger group of interns, or you open the email template) — tell them you’re coming in weaving through through traffic, having barely made breakfast. The company asks you to stay a bit longer today since…

Despite promises to improve the worsening chaos of Manila’s traffic, the Philippine government continues to war with Angkas, showing its true colors.

“What do they mean by transportation crisis?” says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo after the breakdown of the LRT-2, a transport line serving 200,000 passengers across Metro Manila. It was eventual that the country would want to slip and weave past the ever-worsening traffic, and with it, the government’s unfulfilled processes…

Chia Amisola

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