A 48-hour ideathon challenge kickstarted with the official Diliman Solutions Challenge Event Launch with guided workshops from exclusive speakers. Participants will develop an innovative proposal addressing the given general problem that aligns with at least one UN SDG while using at least 1 Google Technology in their solution.
The innovation proposal will tackle the theory of the project – ranging from rationale to execution. The proposal must contain a Project Summary, Problem Statement (relating to the general problem and UN SDG), Significance of the Study, Methodologies (How Google Tech is used), and a Process Flowchart (An innovation proposal template will be provided).
Thinking Machines Data Science
Jr. Enterprise Solutions Engineer (ESE)
The Spark Project
Learning & Development Manager
Project Manager for Software Engineering and Data Analytics
Elmo is an Enterprise Solutions Engineer from Thinking Machines Data Science, where he specializes in designing data architectures for ML and analytics platforms. He holds a BS degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines Diliman, equipping him with valuable skills in programming, statistics, and first principles thinking that are crucial in his current role.
Elmo works closely with clients to develop tailored solutions that address their unique data needs, ultimately helping them unlock the full potential of their data to drive real business impact. His current work involves designing and building data architectures that improve decision-making for a variety of organizations, including enterprises, conglomerates, and non-profits. Additionally, he maintains a strong interest in the implications of rapid growth in machine learning and neurotechnology.
Julienne Joven is a designer and communications practitioner who believes in using creativity for social development. She currently works as the Learning & Development Manager of The Spark Project. She has worked in the Department of Social Welfare and Development as an Executive Assistant for Communications, and at the Design Center of the Philippines under the Department of Trade and Industry as a Project Officer. She also co-founded Fennel, a design agency for social causes, taught Design Thinking as a Senior High School teacher at Assumption Antipolo, and co-founded the NGO Hirayang Kabataan. In her free time, she contributes to CNN Philippines Life and transcribes for PumaPodcast. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Communication, and studied Civic Engagement at the University of Nebraska Omaha as an Academic Fellow of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.
Jerel is a Google Certified Project Manager with 4+ years of experience working in multiple industries. He is a Product Designer and a Chess Enthusiast with a burning passion for solving big problems with Data and Technology. He is the founder of Datos Pilipinas. In terms of competition experience, he was the GDSC Diliman Solution Challenge 2021 Grand Champion, SAP Hack2Build Hackathon Champion, and the 2nd placer for the National Economic Summit Case Competition.
Co-Director | Operations Data Lead
Co-Director | Operations Project Lead
Externals Manager | External Relations Lead GDSC Diliman
Technology and Operations Manager | Tech Education Lead
Publicity and Communications Manager | Chapter Member
Finance Manager | Finance Lead
Technology and Operations Manager | Chief Technology Officer
Zoe is a student at the University of the Philippines Diliman under the School of Statistics, which she juggles alongside being a student-athlete. She is a strong advocate for women in technology and sustainability, and her roles as Data Operations Lead under GDSC - Diliman and Chief Finance Officer under UP Bike Share help with her cause. In these organizations, she uses her knowledge base on data management and analysis to further optimize their operations and better cater to the communities that they serve.
Kurt Lanting is a Computer Science student at the University of the Philippines Diliman. With a strong passion for technology, finance, physical fitness, cooking, martial arts, and photography, He is a well-rounded individual who seeks to learn and grow.
He has gained valuable leadership experience through involvement in various organizations, including the Google Development Student Clubs UP Diliman. In his current role as Operations Projects Lead, he is responsible for planning and executing initiatives for the organization while providing logistical support and leadership to the team. Before this, he served as an Operations Member for the same organization, where he assisted in the planning and execution of projects and events.
Before his university experience, he was the Core Vice President and Core Public Relations Officer for the Senior High School Student Council at the Technological Institute of the Philippines. During his tenure, he directed and executed monthly events with 30 student council officers, mentored students, and headed the management team in selecting a new set of student council officers. Additionally, he served as the STEM Public Relations Officer for the same institute, organizing and hosting ten monthly student events.
His leadership skills extend beyond his time in student councils and organizations. He was also the President of the Student Council Body at St. Joseph Catholic School. He supervised and managed a team and successfully administered ten proposed platforms to improve the school community.
In addition to his leadership skills, he possesses a strong skillset in operations, project management, event planning, and team handling. These skills were developed and honed through his various leadership experiences, and he continues to build upon them in his current role as Operations Projects Lead.
Overall, he is a highly motivated and dedicated individual committed to positively impacting the organizations he is involved. His strong leadership skills and passion for personal growth make him an asset to any team.
Samantha is an Electronics Engineering student in UP Diliman. She was the Documentation Head for Dagitab 2022, a workshop-competition held by the UP Engineering Radio Guild. She and her team nabbed second runner-up and Best Innovation Proposal in the Diliman Solutions Challenge 2022. She graduated high school with high honors from Mapua University, where she completed an on-the-job training in Metalcon Inc.
Bree is the Publicity and Communications Manager of Diliman Solutions Challenge 2023. Pursuing her undergrad at the University of the Philippines, she aspires to pursue a tech and design career. She's also been volunteering in various nonprofits and most notably holds a position on the Executive Committee of the head chapter of Youth for Women in Technology Incorporated (WiTech).
Beyond academics and organizations, she's a coffee-powered teen who gets either too little or too much sleep and thrives on sitcoms. More importantly, she puts her heart into everything that she does and hopes to be able to keep working towards genuine progress in STEM and our society.
3rd Year BS Electronics Engineering student from UP EEEI
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Communications Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chevron Holdings Inc.
Chief Finance & Externals Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Creatives & Branding Lead
University of the Philippines Diliman
Tech Education Lead
Internal Affairs Lead
Data Operations Lead