Luu Hoang Hai, a student of Ha Noi University of Science and Technology (HUST), recently attended NIweek 2015 — a conference hosted by National Instrument from August 3-6 in Austin, Texas.
NIweek 2015 made Hai more interested in learning about new technologies and what they can do, exploring a future with IoT, and becoming aware of new products from many developers across the world.
“I hope that one day with the help of HEEAP, National Instrument, Intel and other American companies, Vietnam will become a ‘Silicon Valley’,” Hai said. “This was my first time preparing for and taking such a long trip. From the moment I took my first step in the United States until the time I left, I had a wonderful time, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of National Instrument. It was my pleasure to take part in this conference.”
Hai and his fellow team members won the 2014 NI Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam hosted by National Instrument and HEEAP. “Our biggest project during the competition was to discuss ‘Microwave drying system totally by NImyRio’,” said Hai. “With the great advice of our supervisor, Nguyen Duc Trung, a lecturer at HUST, as well as the efforts put forth by members of my team and the device platform provided by National Instrument, my team had a great time in Ho Chi Minh City.”
During NIweek in Austin, Hai made new friends from different parts of the world, including Nigeria, Cameroon and the Czech Republic. After spending four days there, he learned an overview of the development of technology of the world in the next 20 years, witnessed the achievements of new technology, talked with the experts, attended an NI session, learned some new technology developments that were brought to the conference, and joined some small training courses.
“Outside of the conference, I enjoyed the food of Austin,” Hai said. “I found that Mexican food is strange but good, the people are awesome, music is everywhere and everything is so attractive. Moreover, due to the time zone differences, I had a great time walking in the streets of Austin at night — it was so fantastic.”
Photo Caption: Conference attendees during NI week 2015 at Austin, Texas.