Hon Nguyen held a talk supported by me at the GNOME.Asia event in Hong Kong about the x-mario gaming project.
The slides are here..
Quan Nguyen at GNOME.Asia 2012 in Hong Kong
Hong Phuc DANG (left) and Hon Nguyen (right) taking photos during GNOME.Asia 2012
The FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit 2011 was held at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam from November 11 to 12, 2011.
The event attracted 798 participants in 2 days including students, developers, business professionals and government officials. Ninety percent of the participants were local from Vietnam. There were a total of 24 speakers, 60% were local speakers and 40% of them were from other countries, including USA, France, Denmark, Cambodia, Germany, and Singapore. There were 26 talks and many workshops took place over the two days of the event.
It has been a great event. Thank you for joining the community at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City 2011!
The topic of women in IT and in the Free and Open Source community attracts a lot of intense discussions.
FOSSASIA 2011 in Van Lang University is attracting many developers and interested students. We have a big hall that is filled for most of the talks and some seminar rooms where we have some intense talks, discussions and workshop to get hands on experience.
We had a get together of speakers and participants at the Spotted Cow Bar in the center of Saigon. It is a nice group of people and looks like everyone really enjoyed the first meet up at the FOSSASIA conference.
The FOSSASIA Speaker Registration form is online available at http://fossasia.org/speaker-registration
We are using a simple Google form. So you can also access the form directly here: Speaker Registration Form
Please fill in your information to get a slot!
We are looking forward to welcome you at FOSSASIA 2011.
FOSSASIA 2011 was announced officially during the Desktop Summit in Berlin by Chanrithy Thim and Mario Behling from the organization committee. FOSSASIA 2011 will take place from November 11-12 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a special focus on “Women in IT” and “Mobile Applications”.
“We had amazing people gathering at events in previous years, starting with FOSS Bridge in 2007 and 2008, GNOME.Asia in 2009, and FOSSASIA and the Open Design Weeks Asia in 2010. With the fantastic support of people from all over the world FOSSASIA 2011 is a place to meet the community, government officials and open source IT businesses. There are many opportunities to learn about existing projects and to meet people to start new software projects.” says Hong Phuc DANG, chair of the event.
“One point they made strongly was that having a local partner would ease a lot of pain, right from registering your company to collecting market data. Hong Phuc talked about her method of working with local universities and government agencies to gather customer data.”
Vietnam has one of the fastest growing online population in the region, probably globally too. Vietnam is also seeing growth in IT companies exploring the local market and setting up offshoring centers.
Vietnam-based entrepreneurs and FOSSASIA event organizers Dang Hong Phuc and Mario Behling are visiting Singapore and will be talking about the startup and tech scene in VN and what opportunities there might be for collaboration (tech events, open source, women in IT etc.).