For 17 years, I've been helping startups and established companies turn ideas into engaging digital products and experiences.
I lead teams in launching games, edutech, fintech, e-commerce, and blockchain projects using diverse frameworks, processes and tools.
“Rico's passion and dedication to his craft is an inspiration to our team. He offers a wide range of knowledge, interest and exposure in online technology. He is a hard worker and a very responsible employee. His strong desire for continuous growth on his skill set and knowledge is truly impressive.”
—Kathleen Caray Santos, PMP
Senior Delivery Manager, Singtel
I co-founded Bicol IT in 2013, an IT education advocacy nonprofit. We conduct trainings and seminars for our 5,000+ members.
Our Tech Talks, meetups, and other events have attracted thousands of participants from all over the Bicol region.
We partner with schools, companies, LGUs, and global brands including Google for the I/O event and Techstars for the Global Startup Weekend.
I always update my skills and train others. I've earned design thinking, marketing, leadership, and product management certificates.
My talks on coding, entrepreneurship, and blockchain have reached hundreds of students, academics, and professionals.
Full stack product development from ideation, prototyping, validation, design, funding, coding, project management, marketing, to scaling and acquisition.
Recently, our team created a 3D solitaire game which won 13th place out of 100+ entries in Decentraland Game Jam.
“I really have to say that beyond the intuitive drag-and-drop interface, I loved playing with the AI. It was very challenging (though after several dozen rounds, I kinda got to know how the two other players cook their strategy that I’ve been able to predict when they will draw). But you guys have to try this. Props to Rico for a job well done.”