Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

Speech at startup offline event

March 23rd, 2011 5 comments

Slides for my speech at an offline event about startups in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Microsoft Technology Conference in Hanoi

March 19th, 2011 2 comments

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.


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C# 4.0 Dynamic Binding at BarCamp Saigon 2010

December 13th, 2010 Comments off

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.

Speaking at the Visual Studio.NET 2010 Launch in Hanoi

April 19th, 2010 9 comments

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)

VS.NET 2010 Launch Event

Tea Break during the VS.NET 2010 Launch

.NET Web Scalability Presentation at Microsoft Vietnam's Office

Tea Break during the Scalability Presentation

Speaking at Barcamp Saigon 2009

December 16th, 2009 4 comments

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.