Z.com supports local web designers and developers with Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO) partnership

Tuesday January 24th, 2017 Events

Z.com, the global brand of Japan’s GMO Internet Group, has partnered with the Philippine Web Designers Organizations (PWDO) to provide more resources to local web designers and developers. 

With the Z.com partnership, PWDO members are given preferential rates to services such as web hosting and WordPress hosting, to encourage more members to showcase their work online.

The Z.com office will also host several pocket events for the entire year, and free hosting will be provided for hackathons and other events.

PWDO is a grassroots and non-profit organization founded in 2008, composed of professionals and freelancers in the web design and development space. The group has been actively organizing conferences, meet-ups, and hackathons since their inception, and their banner event, the Form Function and Class (FFC) Conference, has come to be known as Asia’s pioneering web design conference. Over 300 professionals and students gather yearly for the FFC, and it has brought to the stage top industry names such as Brad Frost, Rachel Nabors, Jina Bolton, and Sacha Greif.

Class photo of FFC 2016, held at Hive Hotel

Class photo of FFC 2016, held at Hive Hotel


To sustain the momentum of the FFC, PWDO organizes monthly Mini Form Function Classes (MiniFFC), covering niche topics such as User Experience, HTML, CSS, Start-Ups, Game Dev and more. Just last January 17, PWDO held its first MiniFFC for the year at the Z.com Philippines office, inviting UX expert and founder of MixedApe.FM, April Damaso.


Mini FFC Z.com

Mini FFC photo - PWDO x Z.com

April Damaso talks to a packed venue on the topic “Good vs. Great: Understated UX Details


Other events from PWDO include the Carikathon, a web-design hackathon to benefit non-profit oganizations, and Rails for Designers, a one-day workshop co-organized with the Philippine Ruby Users Group and DevCon Philippines.

“We’re proud to be partnered with such a dynamic group as PWDO. We’ve always admired their passion and energy, which we can see in every event they hold, big or small,” said Trish Elamparo, Marketing Head of Z.com Philippines. “There are so many talented designers in the country, and we want to provide them with the resources they need to flourish even more.”


If you are a PWDO member interested in claiming your Z.com benefits, contact us here. If you want to learn more about PWDO, visit their site or read their story here.





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