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Vietnam OpenStack Meetup 3

After several months of urging and waiting, the “fans” in Hochiminh city have been satisfied when they had a chance to meet, exchange and share on OpenStack – the open source platform that has recently gained the world’s increasing attention, even “huge bets” by  big players such as IBM, Paypal.

With the participation of nearly 100 members, including senior IT experts, OpenStack technicians, representatives from associations, ICT enterprises (DTT, NetNam, Lac Tien JSC, iNet Solution, VNG Corp., MHB Bank, VNPT EPAY, Fibo, DEK…), and teachers and students of technology universities (Nguyen Tat Thanh university, Hung Vuong university), OpenStack Meetup 3 was successfully organized at Nguyen Tat Thanh University on 30th March 2013. The workshop, lasting for more than 3 hours, was really an exchange forum for new knowledge community, new technology and new vitality. Especially present at this workshop were Dr. Hoa Nguyen, a senior consultant of Hochiminh city Department of Information and Community and Mr. Hien Cao, former VP of Bank of America and a senior IT consultant in finance and banking.

At 9:15am, OpenStack Meetup 3, also the first in HCM city, started with a presentation by a community activist, Mr. Tuan Nguyen from Strategic Unit of DTT Technology Group. Mr. Tuan Nguyen updated the Southern members on VietOpenStack’s establishment and development and, particularly, the opportunities and challenges faced by VietOpenStack community in the time to come.


Mr. Tuan Nguyen, Strategic Unit of DTT Technology Group, updated on VietOpenStack

The workshop continued with an introduction and technical overview on OpenStack, presented by Mr. Thang Man, Lac Tien JSC. This session provided new comers with a knowledge base to approach and learn OpenStack.


Mr. Thang Man, Lac Tien JSC, introduced on OpenStack.

The meetup then went in-depth with technical presentations by Mr Tien Nguyen, Lead of OpenStack team, DTT Technology group. Mr. Tien Nguyen presented 3 topics: developers’ and cloud operators’ approaches to OpenStack, assessing OpenStack in comparison with other platforms, and experience and resources sharing for OpenStack starters.


Mr. Tien Nguyen, Lead of OpenStack team, DTT Technology Group, presented at the Meetup 3 with 3 topics.

NetNam volunteered to do a demo session with guides to installation of OpenStack and practical experience sharing. Thank you Mr. Do Hoang Nguyen Pham for this great demo.


Mr. Do Hoang Nguyen Pham, NetNam, demo OpenStack

These in-depth technical presentations have actually equipped members of VietOpenStack with new knowledge, new modern technology that would be, as Dr. Tuan Hoa Nguyen and Prof. Anh Vu Le, vice dean of department of information technology of Nguyen Tat Thanh university co-shared, essential knowledge and keys for Vietnamese youth, especially IT students, to participate proactively, openly and equally into the playground of the world’s young and next generations.

In addition to learning OpenStack technical side, the participants also had a chance to listen to Mr. Hien Cao, former VP of Bank of America and a senior IT consultant in finance and banking, presenting on the topic “Open source cloud technology in Banking”. What an interesting, practical and business-inspirational topic has he given to the technical men of VietOpenStack community! Big thanks to his great presentation!


Mr. Hien Cao, former VP of Bank of America and a senior IT consultant in finance and banking, presented on “Open source cloud technology in Banking”

Meetup 3 at Nguyen Tat Thanh university marked a new maturity stage of VietOpenStack community. On behalf of the community, we would like to thank the organizers, VFOSSA, DTT Technology Group, NetNam, Lac Tien JSC… and especially, Nguyen Tat Thanh University and its volunteer students for providing great hospitalities, contributing to the success of the event. Thank you, speakers and everyone for your participation and contribution.

All materials will be available here:

VietOpenStack contact details:

Mailing list:     [email protected]


Coordinator:    Ms. Hang Tran ([email protected])

Meetup 4 is expected to be held in Da Nang city on 26th April 2013 on the occasion of National Workshop on Development and Application of Open source Software with with the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and Da Nang People’s Committee being co-sponsors. We hope to continue to receive support from all VietOpenStack members for a community to be developed and sustainable.

Some other photos on Meetup 3:


Prepare for the event




Whole scene of Meetup 3


Dr. Tuan Hoa Nguyen, a senior consultant of Hochiminh city DIC, sharing experiences on new knowledge approach to young people


Prof. Anh Vu Le, Vice Dean of Department of Information and Communication, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, thanked experts and speakers for their great presentations that provides new technology knowledge to the students


Workshop organizers and speakers

Vietnam OpenStack Community 2nd Meeting

Following the success of the first Vietnam OpenStack Community (VietOpenStack) meetup, the second meeting has been held at Marcel Dassault amphitheater, Francophone Institute for Informatics (IFI-VNU) on 4th January, 2013. There were approx. 50 people attending this event. We warmly welcomed:

  • Representatives from IT Business Management level: Mr. Nguyen Huc Quoc – Director of e-government center, Department of Information and Technology, Ministry of Information and Technology, Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang – Chairman of Vietnam Free and Open Source Software Association (VFOSSA), Mr. Nguyen The Trung – Managing Director of DTT Technology Group (DTT), Mr. Do Hoang Khanh – Former CTO of Citibank Global, a senior expert on IT of DTT, Mr. Tran Luong Son – Director of Vietsoftware, Mr. Le Phuoc Thanh – Managing Director of VidaGis…
  • Representatives from ICT companies: Vietsoftware, Netnam, iWay, VidaGis, Viami Software, DTT …
  • Members of VietOpenStack start-up team: Translation sub-team, Technical sub-team…
  • Teachers and students from technology university: Francophone Institute for Informatics (VNU-IFI), Hanoi University of Industry (HaIU), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)…

The 2nd VietOpenStack meetup took place in a friendly, enthusiastic and full-of-energy atmosphere and the “Open” spirit was clearly shown in every presentation and discussion of the participants. Starting the show, Mr. Nguyen The Trung, Managing Director of DTT introduced the agenda of VietOpenStack Meetup 2 and special guests.

Mr. Nguyen The Trung, Managing Director of DTT, introduced VietOpenStack Meetup 2 agenda.

Main contents of 2nd Meeting include:

  1. OpenStack Demo
  2. Translation of OpenStack Documents
  3. OpenStack experience sharing of an IT expert
  4. Q&A and future plan

 1.  OpenStack Demo

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai from Netnam introduced his company as one of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) company providing internet and network services. He then conducted a demonstration on OpenStack installing model.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai from Netnam demonstrated OpenStack installing model

2. Discussion on OpenStack Translation

Ms. Le Phuong Nga, member of OpenStack Translation team from DTT, started her presentation by introducing all members of the OpenStack translation and reviewing teams. She then briefed on recent team activities and translation progress in which Vietnam has completed 9% of the translation work. She also raised some translated related issues while her team doing the translation to the community, such as difficulty in getting the translated work reviewed by the reviewing team.

Ms. Lê Phương Nga, member of OpenStack Translation team from DTT, with her presentation on OpenStack translation.

3. OpenStack experience from a senior IT expert

Mr. Do Hoang Khanh, former CTO of CitiBank Global and a 30 year experience IT consultant of DTT Technology Group, is a person who is passionate about open source movement. He also attended the OpenStack Summit last October in San Diego. He shared with the participants his personal experiences and knowledge on OpenStack. What a touching presentation he has given for this meetup event!

Mr. Do Hoang Khanh, former CTO of CitiBank Global and a senior IT consultant of DTT Technology Group, sharing his experience on OpenStack.

4. Q&A and future plan

Although there were some questions and answers during the whole meeting, group discussion really started when beers and snacks, sponsored by DTT, were served to the attendants. People drank and shared more openly on OpenStack and opportunities it could bring to ICT companies in Vietnam. Everyone was eager for the next meetup, which is tentatively to be held in Ho Chi Minh city. And yes, discussion for Meeting 3 is on the mailing list now. It will be announced very soon :-)

We especially thank Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang, Chairman of VFOSSA and his team for being so supportive in organizing the meetup place. Great hospitalities has made to the success of VietOpenStack Meeting 2.

It’s time for meetup dinner

5. VietOpenStack contact details:


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