Public Wi-Fi, technology entrepreneurship and cloud computing were hot topics at the inaugural Techcamp Saigon, a specialist technology event hosted at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South on 23 March 2014
From the organisers of the annual Barcamp Saigon, the full day event saw over 550 people take part in discussions with industry experts on topics covering mobile, web and education technologies, programming as well as project management.
Techcamp Saigon 2014 Organiser and RMIT Vietnam Alumni Mr Khang Nguyen said the program for the event was set by the participants themselves.
"In the month leading up to Techcamp Saigon 2014, people were able to vote on our website for topics and presentations they were interested in and the most popular items formed part of the event's program," Mr Khang said.
"On the day, our Techcamp Saigon 2014 app kept participants up-to-date with the presentation schedule as well as offered the ability to engage with presenters and other participants through the app's interactive features".
Of the 50 topics presented, the most popular was about how to turn your home into a 'smart house' with mobile internet.
It was presented by IT specialists Phan Hoang Anh and Nguyen Trong Nhan.
Techcamp Saigon 2014 attendee Minh Quang said he really enjoyed the interaction between presenters and participants.
"I learnt many new things and hope to see another Techcamp held again," Mr Minh said.
RMIT Vietnam's Centre of Technology Centre Manager Mr Barend Scholtus said Techcamp Saigon 2014 was a great opportunity for RMIT Vietnam Bachelor of Information Technology students to connect with technology experts plus find out more on the career opportunities in the industry.
"We're proud to host significant industry events such as Techcamp Saigon 2014 and to offer access for students and the wider community to hear from industry specialists as well as the opportunity to contribute to the conversation with their own ideas and experiences," Mr Scholtus said.
"We're also delighted to see RMIT Vietnam Bachelor of Information Technology Alumni Mr Khang Nguyen as one of the event organisers of Techcamp Saigon 2014."
Techcamp Saigon 2014 follows the success of the annual Barcamp Saigon, a technology event also hosted at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South.