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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 […]

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Thoughts Become Things: The First AngelHack Hackathon in Vietnam

Thank you Thinh from BlueKoffee for creating this awesome AngelHack Vietnam 2015 video!   Every so often life gives you an opportunity to be part of something amazing. I got this chance when I was one of the organizers of a hackathon. AngelHack has organized more than 300 hackathons all over the world but they have never been to Vietnam. I felt a mixture of excitement and fear as I became the first AngelHack Ambassador […]

Fablab Saigon: Building the maker community in Vietnam

I spoke with Quynh Huong Duong the other day. She’s the co-founder of Fablab Saigon; a makerspace in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a place where people collaborate to make things, share knowledge, and work on projects. Next month they’ll be opening a coworking space, a coffee shop, and an urban garden (all under one roof!). Contact them if you’d like an invitation to their launch event.   What’s a Fablab? From the Fablab Foundation: A fablab is a technical […]