SAIGON - HO CHI MINH CITY - PART 2
Second day, the purpose was to learn about the web in Vietnam from 2 companies and a visit to the University of Technology.
But first I can't resist to show few shots of street life!
Below the poor guy in the middle was carrying some ice that slipped from the bike...
We first visited the office of an outsourcing company (I hope I won't lose my job o_O). I am not sure I can tell its name so I'll ask confirmation tomorrow...
And then we visited the biggest portal site in Vietnam : Zing.vn produced by a company called VinaGame. The web is exploding over there with a 18% growth for each year (which is normal coming from nothing...).
The Cie's goal is 41 Millions users in 2014. They have lots of services on Zing portal and they also produce popular on line games. On the wall of the conference room is written their key phrases.
Then in the afternoon, we visited the University of Technology.
Some good old maths! (I forgot almost of it all...)
Japan is a main partner for Vietnam, so not surprising to find Honda as a sponsor here.
Cool student project : let's make an iPhone!
Well, not exactly... In fact, he is programming in C++ to control the touch screen. As he is an iPhone fan but don't own one yet he is using a screen shot of it as an illustration! Good for motivation I guess :)
In the IT department, each student has its own PC (mainly notebooks and in a 25 students class, only one lucky guy had a mac).
Waiting for class, they study outside.
An other project, this one is a portable Karaoke!
They have really cool projects... When I was in Le Havre University we used to program in Pascal or Fortran 77 on Goupil or Bull machine (whatever it was...French stuff...).
I remember the project was a "game" called the "8 queens". As it was every year the same project, students tended to copy what the others did the previous year...
It was around 1995, I think. At that time, I received my first e-mail address and the main search engine was Altavista...
Yep it was rainy. Let's share the rain coat :)
After the uni we did a brief stop at a game center where teenagers played in an incredible noise, mix of different games sounds...
Games like these - produced by VinaGame actually. Then it was time for dinner : some kind of Yakiniku (ç„¼ãè‚‰ï¼šgrilledã€€meat)! (Japanese stuff but the Vietnamese way... good!)
Of course we couldn't miss to drink the local beers :
Quite light, easy to drink!
End of part 2, a part 3 will come ...
Posted on : 2009-06-04 23:38:34 by Jérôme Sadou