Leaping for the Leap Year!

Fun fact: leap years don't necessarily have to happen every four years! Just some math to explain how scientists have made sure our calendars sync with climate changes due to Earth's celestial movements.

Aside from the leap year, we had another returning anomaly to celebrate this February and that's PechaKucha Night Tagbilaran! Our last PKN happened all the way in October 2023 so we're excited to bring this event series back with a new set of volunteer leads. Want to get involved with our future events? Attend an event first an let's get to know each other! We want to make sure you like us as much as we like you so the programs you get involved in are fruitful and aligned with your personal goals.

Read on to see what's fertilizing.

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Upcoming Events

Getting Data from the Web: Web Scraping Basics

Saturday, Mar 23, 2PM to 4PM: Stay tuned for the official announcement of this event on our Facebook page! As a preview, the event will be about using Python scripts to scrape publicly available data to aid in market research and user sentiment analyses. This is a face-to-face PAID event and attendees in all skill levels are welcome to attend. Note that some past coding experience is preferred but not required.

Our guest speaker is the community lead of PizzaPy Cebu.

PechaKucha Night Tagbilaran: Women-led Small Businesses

TBD: Stay tuned for the official announcement of this event on our Facebook page! We'll be highlighting the stories of women entrepreneurs based in Bohol in celebration of Women's Month this March. Excited to hear inspiring stories and real-life experiences from people who have seen it all.

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Regional Opportunities


Boholano Chocolate Brings Love and Life

Dalareich Food Products has been one of the cornerstones of not only the local cacao farming industry but also the innovation community. It's foudner, Dalareich Polot, has been a steadfast influence on the local community and is also currently serving as one of Sprout Up Bohol's board of trustees. Not only does the company create award-winning chocolate products, but they also uplift Boholano cacao farmers by sourcing their beans directly from them. During the recovery period from Typhoon Odette, they conducted restoration programs to bring the farmers back on their feel while utilizing QR codes for tree-tagging to monitor the recovery and growth of each surviving tree.

Learn more about the use of technology in cacao restoration efforts here.