Banking Vietnam: Hanoi

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 27 May 2010 at 04:23

We are attending the Banking Vietnam conference in Hanoi. One key lesson from this is that business analytics and profitability reporting are important missing parts of Vietnamese banking infrastructure. There is also a strong interest in risk management issues and helping Vietnam move from a cash economy to one based on electronic and formal payment mechanisms.

Analytics Conferences in 2010

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 23 Feb 2010 at 02:41

To be honest, we have always been too busy to attend analytics conferences. For example, in my case, I have been developing in SAS for more than twenty years, but I have never been to a SAS conference. But this year, I am at least going to compile a list of some of the ones that look relevant to us. I will update this blog entry over time.

April 11-14, Seattle. SAS Global Forum. $995 onsite.

Ruby and Agile Conferences in 2010

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 11 Jan 2010 at 04:46

These look like the most interesting Ruby and Agile related conferenceevents in 2010:

  • April 9-10, Reston, Virgina.Ruby NationRuby conference. SOLD OUT.
  • April 14-15, San Francisco, California. Chirp Twitter Developer Conference ($469).
  • April 20-21, New York, NY. #140Conf ($140).
  • May 22-23, Krakow, Poland.EuRuKoRuby conference. For reference, see EuRuKo 2009.
  • May 22-23, Gothenberg, Sweden. Nordic Ruby conference ($809 -600).
  • June 7-10, Baltimore, Maryland. RailsConf O'Reilly Ruby on Rails conference ($695).
  • August 4-6, (near) Jacksonville, Florida. BizConf. A Hashrocket founded conference ($1,570).

I will come back and update this post over time to keep it fresh.

Here are a few I'm keeping my eye on but haven't really decided if they are interesting yet or not, or they have yet to...

Barcamp Saigon

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 14 Oct 2008 at 22:40

We are founding participants for the first real barcamp in Vietnam. Barcamp Saigon will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15th, 2008. See the official barcamp wiki for the latest information: barcamp.org/BarCampSaigon