HP held a workshop on COSGov Conference in Vietnam.
His topic: “System And Network Security”
The CosGov Conference was held from 28-30 September
2005 in the Sheraton Hotel, Hanoi.
Organized and accomplished by InWEnt , the Vietnamese
Institute of Information Technologies IOIT and French
Institut INRIA, financed by European Union ASIA IT&C
program and German government.
Since 2004 Vietnamese Government boosted and supported
the spreading of OSS in Vietnam.
The CosGov Conference targeted the cooperation across
international professionals from the OSS-Communities
and their local and national
representatives, also Vietnamese IT-Experts from private
and public sector in the field of OSS for government
and public services.
For about 300 IT-Experts there was a wide range of
interesting lectures, tutorials and workshops at the
three days conference (among others from Linux icon
Jon “maddog” Hall)
“Before starting the workshop, we have had
some hectic hours preparing the classroom with a highly
motivated Vietnamese team . Ok, we have had some language
barriers, because besides “xin chào”,
what means “hello”, I wasn't able to speak
any Vietnamese. But we handled all our problems together
in English and somehow we got the training room running.
I asked myself how many people would join my workshop.
Result: Full house!
It was a totally new experience for me, that I held
my workshop with simultaneous translation. Tien, one
of the students from InWent`s first it@asia project
was my great helping hand by doing so. And without
testing in advance, we did a great job together.
My conclusion: A successful workshop with highly motivated
It was a pleasure for me.”