Barcamp Hanoi 2009 will be held on April 19, from 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM at RMIT International University, Hanoi campus – 2/2C Van Phuc Compound, Kim Ma street, Hanoi.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: online services, social media, startups, UI design, entrepreneurship, VC, Web 2.0 technologies, online marketing, online advertising, online payment, e-commerce, open source software, hardware hacking, robotics, mobile computing, bioinformatics, programming languages, even the future of technology or global issues.
As a part of the community building process, we’re looking for people to help spread the word about the event.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
* Add a badge to your websites or blogs (http://www.barcamphanoi.org/?page_id=130&lang=en)
* Write blog entries about Barcamp and Barcamp Hanoi 2009 (What is Barcamp?, Information about Barcamp Hanoi 2009, Sponsor for Barcamp Hanoi,…)
* Spread information about Barcamp Hanoi 2009 to people who may concern, maybe via IM, Discussion groups, Email, Twitter, Facebook,…
That would help us alot and make Barcamp Hanoi even more successful.
Thank you so much, we greatly appreciate what you do for Barcamp Hanoi.
Hội thảo công nghệ mở Barcamp Hanoi 2009 sẽ được tổ chức vào ngày 19/4, từ 8.30 sáng đến 5.00 chiều tại trường Đại học Quốc tế RMIT, cơ sở Hà Nội – 2/2C khu Ngoại giao đoàn Vạn Phúc, đường Kim Mã, Hà Nội.
Chủ đề không giới hạn, có thể bao gồm: Dịch vụ trực tuyến, social media, startups, thiết kế giao diện người dùng, entrepreneurship, Đầu tư mạo hiểm, Các công nghệ Web 2.0, marketing trực tuyến, quảng cáo trực tuyến, thanh toán trực tuyến, thương mại điện tử, phần mềm mã nguồn mở, hardware hacking, robotics, mobile computing, bioinformatics, các ngôn ngữ lập trình, công nghệ tương lai, các vấn đề toàn cầu…
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Posts tagged: open source
AnhHung made his point in his article Start-ups 2.0: one, or no one?
Seeing that his point is interesting, I want to bring this on a larger scale.
Take half step back and see
First thing first, not all efforts pay off.
- Facebook used to focus heavily on network and they dropped the Networks page.
- BlogRush does did one single thing with full focus and a good idea, but they didn’t make it.
Why? Because you never know till you try.
Experiments make way for innovation, and pave the path to success
“Innovation lesson: experiment a lot, fail often, and fail early.”
Some spread efforts too thin
Hung argues that some Vietnamese start-ups spread their efforts too thin by make and maintaining so many products: VCCorp, VON, Tinhvan
Just a quick note, while it’s true that VCCorp does have many products, they also have their focus: dantri the cashcow.
Here, from a business perspective, I think I can give some justifications why this approach might make sense.
Why it’s sensible
1. You never know till you try
Simple enough to understand from a Product Manager’s perspective.
2. Market segment
Take one example, VCCorp has 3 e-commerce products running simultaneously: muare, rongbay, enbac. A valid question can be raised: do they overlap one another?
My impression by looking at these 3 products is: muare might map to a market, rongbay might map to a store, enbac might map to a small plaza (ebay might map to a hypermarket by the way). What’s more, enbac differentiates itself from the rest as it’s B2C.
For one area, different customers from different market segments require different features and it’s sensible to satisfy this need.
3. Vietnam market is hard to predict
And while it’s hard to predict, why don’t shouldn’t we try?
In other words, it’s venture by nature.
How to tackle challenges
Obviously, while I point out that spreading the efforts might be sensible, it faces challenges.
Where there are challenges, they are solutions.
Development efforts can be cut off by using open-source systems. Quick and painlessful.
If the company decides to maintain different products, they have to get best at shifting and cross-training their resources through multiple products.
Another thing is to reduce mid-level management overhead where appropriate.
Managing efforts for career planning
The lessons from managing efforts for several products can also be used for one’s career planning.
Whether to focus, or to experiment?
Most importantly, it is omnipresently advised that focus works best. Pick one thing, be good at it.
However, as one starts his/her career, experimenting through different fields is not a bad idea since it’s hard to know enough about the industry while at college.
Additionally, having different skill sets is becoming crucial in difficult times. If the sector one is most proficient with goes slow, s/he can choose to utilize other skills to go for other industries.
But all in all, eventually one has to needs to determine what to invest most efforts on.
Simply put, it might to be the best way to spread the efforts, but there are reasons why it’s sensible to do so at certain stages.
What do you think?
(to-be-read in reverse-chronicle order)
3 September 2008
Positive review: SaigonNezumi, Google Chrome – What a browser should be -> Simple
A nice coverage: Chip 2.0, Review after the first day launching Chrome
Not-so-positive review: Google Chrome, it’s not worth the Buzz
Why Google Chrome is not only a cost-saving basket
On Finance’s side: GOOG’s Chrome is all about Wall Street.
TaiTran’s comment: Chrome is only only a cost-saving basket, but a full house for wealth for Google.
- OK, the money that Google is saving as depicted in Zdnet’s article is the kitchen.
- Chrome knows all your web activities. Google will sell smarter ads and thus their revenue from ads will increase. This is the bedroom.
- Chrome is the O/S for the web
Recall: what’s the 2 most successful properties of Microsoft? Windows and Office
Has Google got Office? Absolutely. Now Chrome is Google’s Operating System.
This is the living room.
- Chrome being open-source will attract the communities (many from Mozilla) who will work for Chrome (more accurately, GOOG) for credit rather than wages. This is the bath room.
- Chrome will be the web platform on which many applications and SaaS will base on: free dependency is never a free lunch. This is the dining room.
- Chrome being very light will integrate deeply with Android for penetrating into Mobile market. This is the garden.
In short, all about making money in the long run, given that Chrome will succeed. How successful do you think Chrome will be?
- Is faster than FF3
- Failed to import bookmarks from my FF3
- Offers more free space by pushing the tab bar to the very top
- Doesn’t destroy the layout when zoom in. This is both good and bad.
- Doesn’t display XML correctly
- Supports built-in 48 languages
- Connects to Google services at full speed
- Uses same web standard with Firefox
- Provides context-sensitive status bar
- No RSS auto-detectio
- No support for Quick Time
- AdBlock will be highly political
- Smart start page: recently visited sites
- Flickr “Web upload” does not work
- The address bar is a search bar
1 September 2008
Google’s official announcement: we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book
Tad was skeptical with 7 reasons why Chrome is a bad idea
Technologizer raised 10 questions
Agglom scanned the catoon
Google Blogoscoped threw the first bomb
ERP is free?
At first, I could believe that a highly complex software like that of ERP can be open or free.
However, it is a truth. Some communities are really committed to engage to this sophistication.
Now here it is: ERP comes open-source!
ERP is really free?
I like the way Adempiere depicts the complexion of costs:
“Information Is Free – U have to Know
People Are Not – U have to Pay
Contributors Are Priceless – U have to Be”
Open-source ERP, like any other open-source project, is not totally intended for larger enterprises seeking highly stable software and business partnership.
Open-source ERP makes it possible for SMEs to go in for Enterprise Resource Planning at a more affordable price. This is a wise step of initiators in that this kind of collaboration would benefit both parties.
- Users get the software for free, and pay a relatively reasonable amount for supports and customization
- Some R&D departments from these ‘purchasers’ even involve in developing the software, thus enlarging the community to people inside businesses
- Some companies such as Compiere offer free packages and products with fee. This gives their customers more options
Personally I don’t think the “sense of open-source” including flexibility, community-knowledge, freedom and such is the most significant factor for enterprises to go for these products. They’re simply looking for a product that works with a more affordable price. Instead of doing separate accounting, financial management, CRM, SCM, HRM etc., they have the option to start doing ERP at an earlier stage.
It’s all about Open-source
People in Open-source community have their manifesto. Communities have gone from developing open Operating Systems to open File-Sharing, from Office to Browsers. There is no reason why they can’t be doing ERP now.
Entrepreneurship & OSS
ERP has “enterprise” in it. Correct! ERP OSS is not software for individuals, but for Organizations. Enterprises. And Enterprises do business.
An ERP, though require a tremendous technology commitment, is far less geeky than any other OSS ever developed. It’s business, which so unfortunately a number of geeks take a distance from afar.
Because ERP is developed to solve the problem of and boost business, ERP OSS requires entrepreneurship and business minds! That’s where the leading heads and consultants are called.
People talk ERP. People use ERP. People do ERP. Everywhere is ERP.
Some sell ERP. Some give ERP for free.
It’s obvious, Open-source ERP is in a terribly good jumpstart to develop. If they can overcome some difficulties such as commitment, simplification of complexity and harmonization of business and technology, the future is bright for them.
And for SMEs too.
Some Open-source and Free Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors
GNU Enterprise http://www.gnuenterprise.org