A few weeks back I was fortunate to be invited to this interesting seminar by Intel. This stimulating talk on how to be a visibly smart mum in this day + age is actually fun and educational at the same time.
Techie Mummy Jaye Bautista, who also happens to be a blogger, talks about the advantages of being a tech-savvy mum + how modern technologies help to get our jobs done. Gadgets + gizmo allow mums to multi-task, either by doing several work at the same time with the aid of your reliable PC or laptop (think updating your blog whilst checking your mails or updating your social networking sites) or entertaining + educating your toddler with the aid of videos + movies in your computer (which I am such a big fan of :))
Ciey Luy, the First Academy of Computer Arts Administrator, had an interesting presentation about animation + how it can be a fun option for kids or kids-at-heart as a summer activity. Animation, nowadays, has also evolved from just being a mere hobby into a very lucrative job, with companies requiring animators and 3D designers in their ranks, + it will be a wise decision to expose kids into it earlier on.
Randy Kanapi, Marketing Manager of Intel Philippines, talked about the basics in computer (reminiscent of Comp 101 back when I was a College Freshman ;)) + about Intel’s latest offering, the 2nd generation Intel Core Processor family: Intel Core i3, i5 + i7, which is the first visibly smart micro architecture to combine visual + 3D graphic technology with performance-leading microprocessors in a single chip. In layman’s term: it has a better power management, greater efficiency + increased battery life. Believe it or not, I am still running on Pentium 4 + I can really use that kind of power in my PC!
Here are some staggering facts I got from Randy’s presentation:
- 1 Million PC’s are shipped everyday
- There are 2 Billion worldwide internet users (that many, right? :))
- 247,000,000,000 (yes one too many Zeros!) e-mails are sent each day + 8 out 10 of these are spam (that probably explains the bulk of spam this site is getting everyday, really crazy)!
- 2.5 Billion images are uploaded to Facebook per month!
- 12.2 Billion videos are viewed each month
- 90% of all IP traffic will be video by the year 2013
Randy also noted that they are having this awesome contest where you can have a chance to bag a notebook powered by 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor, simply click on the image below for more details.
All in all, it was an afternoon of interesting conversations, good food + good company + I even get to meet quite a number of PMC mums there too, including Mummy Cherry + her charming daughter, MG, + sis Trish + Leira whom I both met for the very first time that day!