Vietnam 2016 Year in Review (to be continued)

Peaches blossom, swallows return, spring is coming. Now it’s time to review what we have achieved in the past year.

Recruitment

In early summer 2016, MSP Vietnam welcomed 34 new MSPs in Ho Chi Minh city as well as 9 in Hue-Da Nang and 12 in Hanoi. The highlight of the recruitment: 34% of new MSPs are female, this demonstrates that female students in Vietnam are more and more interested in technology, especially Microsoft’s technology like Microsoft Azure, ASP.Net, …

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Imagine Cup

Over 75 teams with more than 200 students from all three regions have joined the biggest technology competition – Imagine Cup Vietnam 2016.

With the support from US Embassy Ho Chi Minh city and other sponsors, the Imagine Cup national final event was organized successfully at American Center HCMC on April 6, after 2 national rounds. There are 7 ideas chosen to present at the final round, 3 of which are in the World Citizenship category and while the remaining 4 are categorised in the Innovation section

Finally, after all teams had finished their own pitching session, the judges from US Embassy, Microsoft Vietnam and Gameloft announced the final result:

INNOVATION category

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  • 1st prize: The Rosemary – Conneet
  • 2nd prize: KreLab – SportHub
  • 3rd prize: Uongtrasua – Sweet Home Design VR

WORLD CITIZENSHIP category

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  • 1st prize: DTU – Smart Garden
  • 2nd prize: Better Hunter – Share Idea
  • 3rd prize: Think 4 Green – Cheap SmartHome

Two winners (Conneet and Smart Garden) joined the APAC regional round in the same month. Unfortunately, both of the teams could not get the chance to move onto Seattle for the Global Final Round. We hope next year our representatives will join the biggest round of Imagine Cup.

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HourOfCode

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Following the achievement of Hour of Code 2015, Hour of Code 2016 was held successfully in Vietnam by MSPs and local teachers. Aimed to teach students how to solve mini Minecraft games by using coding patterns, the event attracted nearly 50.000 primary and secondary students with more than 120 training hours.

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Azure for Students

The campain has introduced Microsoft Azure for Students to over 130 universities in Vietnam. As the result, more than 3000 students have been using Azure regularly for studying and research.

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A new year wish from MSP Vietnam

“In this New Year, we wish you achieve all your goals in life,

And get success at every step of life, enjoy a wonderful 2017.”

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