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IT trends under the microscope at RMIT Vietnam

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 13:34

Professionals and students will have the opportunity to learn about latest IT technologies and trends this Sunday during 'Barcamp', an educational event hosted by RMIT International University Vietnam.

Barcamp is a free, technical seminar which will cover a broad range of topics including programming, web design, technology usage, education and entrepreneurship – with all content generated by seminar participants themselves.

Each attendee at Barcamp will lead a discussion, give or assist with a demonstration, or contribute in some other way to support the event. There will not be any audience – just "hands-on" participants.

All sessions will be scheduled the day they happen, mostly onsite, using white boards or paper taped to the wall, with participants selecting the demonstrations or presentations they most want to see.

"We are very proud to sponsor this second Barcamp Saigon to be held at RMIT Vietnam," RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said today.

"Our University has strong involvements with technology, including a Bachelor of Information Technology, and we expect many of the students from this program to be active participants. By hosting the event, we hope to add value to their study program, and offer students and visitors to our campus more than just a conventional classroom experience.

"We're proud to support and host this valuable non-profit community event."

The first Barcamp in Vietnam was hosted by RMIT Vietnam in November 2008. With about 300 participants, and more than 20 speeches and workshops, last year's Barcamp Vietnam was a very successful event.

Barcamps have been held in more than 350 cities around the world since the first event in California, USA in 2005.

For more information about Barcamp Saigon 2009, please contact Mr. Kevin Kuruvilla at kevin.kuruvilla@rmit.edu.vn or tel number (08) 3776 1300 ext. 2006, or visit http://www.barcampsaigon.org/.

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