Yearly Archives: 2015

15 posts

Free coding course starts today in Saigon

Charles Lee and Marcus Ellison are engineers from Silicon Valley. They started Coderschool.vn to build a better engineer ecosystem. Coderschool.vn offers free courses for experienced engineers. Their training principles include real world examples (how does Facebook work?), hands on projects, and a “learn by doing” teaching strategy. All classes are taught in English. Their second course, on Apple’s Swift programming language, starts today. Fifteen students graduated from their first course (Charles’ thoughts after the first […]

10 Amazing Moments in Vietnam

The last 6 months of my life have been amazing. It’s been filled with excitement, fun, and love. All kinds of interesting things have happened. A shoe thief stealing my US size 12 shoes, teaching scaring kids who have never heard about Halloween and organizing a 140+ person hackathon. These photos capture some of my amazing moments in Vietnam.   Thuy — She’s my fiancee, my best friend, and my everything. She’s wonderful. This picture was taken […]

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Hackanoi has Landed in Vietnam – A Hacker’s Paradise

Life is filled with amazing possibilities. It’s up to you to find one, grab it and hold on. My friend Tom Tran found one. It’s incredible! His goal is to create a space where people can meet and create awesomeness. He and his friends from Cobri want to make a hackerspace unlike anything Hanoi has ever seen. If the word hacker frightens you, please continue reading. I hope you won’t be afraid when you’re done […]

Helpful links for anyone who’s learning English

BBC Learning English – Lower Intermediate Syllabus Do native English speakers talk too fast? What Are Run-On Sentences? Vinglish cao cấp by Dan Hauer Common Mistakes with English ADJECTIVES 👉🏼 -ed and -ing endings IELTS Academic Test Preparation Some common pronunciation problems facing Vietnamese learners of English What are common mistakes native Vietnamese speakers make when they speak English? Educational Games for Kids ESL Games Plus Knowledge Adventure Games Lyrics Training Game Digital Dialects Language […]

Kano Workshop - AngelHack Vietnam 2015

My First Kano Workshop in Vietnam

When you organize a hackathon you meet a lot of interesting people. People who are working on all kinds of fantastic projects. One such person is Yonatan Raz-Fridman. He’s the co-founder of Kano. They created the Kano Kit which is a computer anyone can make (Kano FAQ). Here’s how to make a computer with the Kano Kit. I told Yonatan I wanted to create learn-by-doing workshops in Vietnam. He was excited to help me and he […]