Grokking TechTalks

Grokking TechTalks is our regular, flagship event series, where we invite experienced engineers / speakers working on various fields in Computer Science and Software Engineering to to share about their experience and knowledge.

Our talks are highly technical and target working software engineers. Each talk usually attract an audience of 50-100 people. The talk is organized once every 6-8 weeks.

Check out when the next talk is

If you/your company is interested in giving talks, contact us [email protected] and we will get back to you with more details.


TechTalk #26: Mobile Development


Talks:

  • Compare ios and android platform - Loc Vo - Freelance Mobile Developer - Slide
  • Kotlin, Understand the Magic - Ngo Minh Hien - Senior Android Developer, Android Mobile Team lead @ Wizeline - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: OffyPlex, FCentral building, 2nd Floor, 16A Le Hong Phong, Ward 12, Dist 10, HCMC
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: May 19, 2018

TechTalk #25: LINE Scalable Infrastructure


Talks:

  • Metrics driven development with dedicated Observability Team - Huy Do - Slide
  • Building a company-wide data pipeline on Apache Kafka - engineering for 150 billion messages per day - Kawamura Yuto - Slide
  • Architecture Sustaining LINE Sticker services - Ide Masahiro - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: DEK Technologies - 121/137 Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: Apr 01, 2018

TechTalk #24: Message Queue & Background Job Systems


Talks:

  • Kafka's principles and protocols - Nguyen Quang Minh - Software Engineer, Technical Lead @ Employment Hero - Slide
  • Thiết kế hệ thống Background Job Queue bằng Ruby & PostgreSQL - Huy Nguyen - Cofounder & CTO of Holistics Software - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Shinhan Future's Lab Vietnam - 162 Pasteur, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: Mar 10, 2018

TechTalk #23: Component-based Architecture & Civic Hacking


Talks:

  • Component-based Frontend Architecture - Albert @ Piktochart - Slide
  • Civic Hacking: Code That Impacts Society - Technical Challenges and Solutions - Kyle @ Piktochart - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Shinhan Future's Lab Vietnam - 162 Pasteur, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: Jan 27, 2018

TechTalk #22: Machine Learning in HR-Tech


Talks:

  • Machine Learning in HR-Tech - Mr. Masanori Nakashima, CTO from IGS, Japan
  • Description:
    With the innovation from AI, many companies are applying this technology to improve their performance
    • Recruitment is something very abstractive/ subjective. Can it be innovated by machine? If so, how?
    • What are the challenges of applying Machine Learning recently? Insight and case study?

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Circo Co-working Space, 1st Floor, H3 Building, 384 Hoang Dieu, Ward 6, District 4, Ho Chi Minh
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: November 22, 2017

TechTalk #21: Deep Learning in Computer Vision


Talks:

  • Deep Learning in Computer Vision - Dang Huynh, Researcher @ Axon Research - Slide
  • Description:
    This talk, you will learn about:
    • How ML/DL are being applied in Computer Vision (a very old field!)
    • Comparision between old methods/algorithms of Computer Vision, and the new approaches using Deep Learning
    • Discuss how DL in CV are being done in practice (vs theory)

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: OffyPlex, FCentral building, 2nd Floor, 16A Le Hong Phong, Ward 12, Dist 10
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date: October 28, 2017

TechTalk #20: PostgreSQL Internals 101


Talks:

  • PostgreSQL Internals 101 - Huy Nguyen - CTO, Cofounder - Holistics Software, Cofounder - Grokking Vietnam - Slide
  • Description:
    The talk will cover concepts and internal mechanisms of how PostgreSQL, a popular open-source database, operates. While doing so, I'll also draw similarities to other RDBMS like Oracle, MySQL or SQL Server
    • PostgreSQL internal concepts: table, index, page, heap, vacuum, toast, etc
    • MVCC and relational transactions
    • Indexes and how they affect performance
    • Discuss on Uber's blog post about moving from PostgreSQL to MySQL

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: OffyPlex, FCentral building, 2nd Floor, 16A Le Hong Phong, Ward 12, Dist 10
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: August 02, 2017

TechTalk #19: Software Development Cycle In The International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Talks:

  • How software/application is made in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Mic Nguyen, CTO of Med2Lab, Inc - Slide
  • Description:
    The talk discusses the standard process of software development in the multi-culture and multi-billion dollar organization. It shows how a software/application comes to reality from just an idea, and how all team members collaborate in a successful software development life cycle.

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: OffyPlex, FCentral building, 2nd Floor, 16A Le Hong Phong, Ward 12, Dist 10
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date: June 24, 2017

TechTalk #18B: Telecommunications


Talks:

  • Giới thiệu về Viễn thông Di động - Tạ Hữu Việt @ Mobifone - Slide
  • Description:
    Phần trình bày giới thiệu với người nghe những thông tin cơ bản về Viễn thông Di động bao gồm:
    • Sơ đồ một hệ thống viễn thông 2G/3G/4G phổ biến
    • Giao thức/ thủ tục trao đổi bản tin khi người dùng gọi điện thoại, truy cập internet
    • Một số thông tin người dùng nên biết về mạng 4G LTE mới tại Việt Nam
    • Những liên hệ với các hiện tượng thực tế người dùng thường gặp về mạng di động
    • Giới thiệu sơ lược về lịch sử phát triển của viễn thông di động 2G/3G/4G
  • VoIP Architecture for Telecommunications - Âu Dương Đạt, Chairman @ VHT - Slide
  • Description:
    Bài talk chia sẻ kiến thức, kinh nghiệm về kiến trúc VoIP cho các bạn dự định xây dựng hệ thống dựa trên nền tảng VoIP, lập trình phát triển ứng dụng CRM, ERP, POS...tích hợp Call & Contact Center, ứng dụng OTT tích hợp Mobile App và call out PSTN, tương tự dịch vụ Viber Out:
    • VoIP Platform
    • IP-PBX
    • WebRTC Gateway & Client
    • Use Cases

Info:

  • Sponsor: DEK Technologies
  • Venue Sponsor: DEK Technologies - 121/137 Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: May 27, 2017

TechTalk #18A: Data Science: Understand what people talk on Social Network


Talks:

  • Vietnamese Sentiment Analysis in a Big Data Scenario: The Deep Learning Approach - Assocciate Professor Quan Thanh Tho @ Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering - Bach Khoa University - Slide
  • Introduction to Recommendation Systems for News, Education and Entertainment - Nguyen Tan Trieu - Lead Engineer @ FPT Telecom - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: CirCO Coworking Space
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: May 20, 2017

TechTalk #17: Financial Technologies


Talks:

  • Introduction to Blockchain - Do The Luan (CARDADO labo) - Slide
  • Interbank Transfer Systems in Vietnam & Some Improvement Ideas - Truong Bui (Former CTO, Timo Digital Bank, timo.vn) - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Shinhan Future's Lab
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: April 8, 2017

TechTalk #16: Front-end Technologies


Talks:

  • Isomorphic Web Application @ Lozi.vn - Thinh Nguyen (Web Developer - lozi.vn) - Slide
  • Maybe functor in Javascript - Lam Huynh (Senior FrontEnd Developer - 8Bit Rockstars Co. Ltd) - Slide
  • HtmlJs and Three way binding - Nhan Nguyen (Software Architect - FPT IS) - Slide
  • Anduin Component Library - Cong Pham (Product Designer - Anduin Transactions) - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Shinhan Future's Lab
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: February 25, 2017

TechTalk #15: Data Challenge in Logistics


Talks:

  • The data processing journey at AhaMove - Thuc Nguyen (AhaMove) - Slide
  • Batching and routing of deliveries - Ngoc Tran (HonestBee)
  • Architectural decisions @ Parcel Perform - Khang Nguyen (Parcel Perform) - Slide

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: The Ventures
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date: December 24, 2016

TechTalk #14: Database Systems


Talks:

  • Why you should use PostgreSQL for your data analytics infrastructure - Huy Nguyen (Holistics)
  • Couchbase: NoSQL + Memcached + Real-time + Offline! - Vu Nguyen (Liti Book) - Slide

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Venue Sponsor: Tiki
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: August 6, 2016

TechTalk #13: Searches


Talks:

  • Marrying Elasticsearch with NLP to solve real-world search problems - Phu Le (Country Manager / Head of R&D, Knorex) - Slide
  • Scaling and supercharging your online business models with Elasticsearch - Tri Tran (Lead Developer, 8Bit Rockstars) - Slide

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Venue Sponsor: MySquar
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: June 25, 2016

TechTalk #12: Programming Languages and Paradigms


Talks:

  • Full stack Scala web application - Cuong Pham - Slide
  • Writing code that writes code - Nguyen Luong - Slide
  • Code productively in any language with testing and live reloading - Harley Trung

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Venue Sponsor: DEK
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: May 28, 2016

TechTalk #11: Data


Talks:

  • Why data science? - An Mai - Slide
  • Introduction to some probabilistics data-structures for real-time processing - Vo Viet Hung - Slide
  • Reactive Data System in Practice at iTVad - Trieu Tan Nguyen

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Venue Sponsor: DEK
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: April 23, 2016

TechTalk #09: Meetup 09


Talks:

  • Building a realtime & offline editing service from scratch with Couchbase - Vu Nguyen, CTO @ Liti Book - Slide
  • Secure Coding - Tran Anh Tuan, Security Engineer @ VietABank - Slide
  • When a Java guy goes Ruby - Jonathan Bardin, Technical Architect @ TINYpulse - Slide

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: March 29, 2016

TechTalk #08: A Date With DevOps


Talks:

  • Docker Internals - Vincent De Smet
  • DevOps at Hoiio - Hieu @ Hoiio
  • Docker management with Ansible - Thinh @ ChoTot

Info:

  • Sponsor: TINYpulse
  • Venue Sponsor: Chotot.vn
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: Feb 27, 2016

TechTalk #06: Grokking Coding Challenge


Talks:

  • Build a stripped-down version of Redis database in 3 hours.

Info:

  • Sponsor: Hoiio and MySQUAR (Food & Prizes)
  • Venue Sponsor: Dreamplex
  • Event: Facebook
  • Photo: Album
  • Date: December 06, 2015

TechTalk #05: Meetup 05


Talks:

  • Android from Linux perspective and Root on Android - Tran Ngoc Thuan (Android Team Lead, VNPT MEDIA)
  • Phanbook - Open source library - Tran Duy Thien (PHP Developer)
  • Coding standard and performance optimization - Le Thanh Xuan (Senior Developer, Atlassian)

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Air Lounge (Silicon Straits Saigon)
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date:

TechTalk #04: Meetup 04


Talks:

  • Technology Stack at MySQUAR - Khac Anh (Software Engineer, MySQUAR)
  • Web 3.0: Offline first with CouchDB - Hervé Vu (Co-Founder & former CTO, Linked Senior)
  • Using Redis in building social networks with large user base - Chau Nguyen Nhat Thanh (Technical Manager, VNG)
  • How to implement Flux Architecture on mobile (Native) - Pham Duc Huy (Software Engineer, Lozi.vn)
  • HtmlJs - JavaScript MVVM framework - Nhan (Software Engineer, Play Studio)

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Silicon Straits Saigon
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date:

TechTalk #03: Real-time Data Pipeline & Real-world Microservice Architecture


Talks:

  • Migrating to service-oriented architecture at LOZI - Nguyen Thanh Trung (C​TO/Co-founder of LOZI)
  • Building Real-time Data Pipeline at FPT - Nguyen Tan Trieu (T​echnical lead and full-stack engineer at FPT)

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Sentifi
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date:

TechTalk #02: Build big things from small components


Talks:

  • Building microservices web application using Akka & Scala - Binh Nguyen (Director of Engineering, Anduin Transactions)
  • A journey with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in solving real-world problems - Steven Goh (Founder, Nubela Corp)

Info:

  • Venue Sponsor: Officience
  • Event: Facebook
  • Date:

TechTalk #01: Kick-off Talk


Talks:

  • The absolute minimum every software developer needs to know about database indexes - Cedric Chin (Floating Cube Studios) - Slide
  • How we built our data-warehouse and analytics infrastructure at Viki - Huy Nguyen (Viki) - Slide

Info:

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