Slides for my speech at an offline event about startups in Ho Chi Minh City.
I had a chance to speak about HTML5 in IE9 and ASP.NET MVC 3 at the Microsoft Technology Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday Mar 17th 2011. The event was supposed to attract 200 audiences. However the suddenly cold weather and non-stop rain (more later) probably made a few dozens not show up.
This trip to Hanoi was very memorable in many ways. First, I met and had conversations with many interesting people and learned many things from other speakers (agile development with Scrum & Kanban, BI in SharePoint 2010, distributed caching in practice etc.) It’s a pity that I had to leave early to catch the flight (which was eventually delayed for as much as 2.5 hours) so I missed a couple of late sessions.
Second, the whole trip itself contains full of surprises. Both departing and coming back flights were delayed 1 and 2.5 hours respectively, leaving me exhausted in the airports (thanks VNA!). And then the weather. In Ho Chi Minh, it was hot like 30 C degree something. In Hanoi, it was 9 C the moment the plane arrived and remained that cold during the whole time. I ended up putting on as many clothing as I brought with me to avoid catching a cold (and sounding like a duck during my speeches). Additionally, it was raining all the time and I was basically on taxi every time I walked out of a building. (And should I mention that there were 2 cab drivers, 1 hotel receptionist and 1 flightmate mistook me for being foreigner and started speaking English to me!)
Slides and code can be found below. There are a few pictures (of me and some other speakers) taken by a friend of mine. I hope to receive pictures from Microsoft as well.
I hugely enjoyed BarCamp Saigon 2010 which took place yesterday at RMIT University. Learned a lot of things and met great people.
Below is the slidedeck I used for my session. Source code is here.
Last Tuesday, I spoke at the Visual Studio.NET 2010 launch in Hanoi. It was a big launch with about 400 attendees. I hosted 2 sessions, one about ASP.NET 4.0 (including web forms, MVC, AJAX and dynamic data) and another about C# 4.0 and PLINQ. On the following day, I spoke at Microsoft Vietnam’s office about building scalable .NET web applications to about 40 .NET architects and developers in Hanoi.
In general, it was a great trip to Hanoi and I had a lot of fun speaking and meeting many people there. The sessions by other speakers were really great. I was particular impressed with what Silverlight 4.0 and SharePoint 2010 had to offer.
You can find the slides and sample code I used for these sessions below.
Sample code can be downloaded here
Some pictures taken (click to view larger images)
I spoke at Barcamp Saigon 2009 last Sunday. It was a fun event. Met a number of interesting people and learned some new things from other sessions. I talked about the two open-source libraries I developed, Fasterflect & Combres. Below are the slides I used for my presentations.