SmartDev believes in continuing the education and edification of our employees — that’s simply a wise business decision, and keeps us on the forefront of tech trends. But we also believe in sharing our knowledge with our community, since our community is where we draw our talent from. Vietnamese students show great potential across the board, and with a little push and a little extra knowledge they represent a vast and growing pool of well-educated and savvy developers we can draw from.

Education Is Its Own Reward — Especially When It’s Local

So of course, we care about the abilities of those in our community in central Vietnam. But giving with only the expectation of getting is not the way forward. Sharing knowledge and helping educate young people is a core value of our organization, whether we benefit from it or not. It’s simply the right thing to do. It’s also fun — and what’s better than having fun while helping others?


SmartDev team images

University students want and need to know who we are before they hear what we have to say.


We put our money where our mouth is. To help local students develop their tech skills, SmartDev planned a series of seminars at five Da Nang universities from September 22 to October 26. It was a roaring success — and we measure that success by engagement, positive feedback, and genuine learning.


SmartDev University Reachout slides

There’s nothing like well-prepared slides to capture the imagination.


A Region of Surprising Tech Talent

Those who have not been to Vietnam — especially central Vietnam — may be surprised by the level of development and forward thinking found in the country and this region in particular. People may also be surprised by the sheer volume of talented young people graduating from universities in Da Nang, but they’ll only be surprised for now. In the near future, it’ll be no surprise at all.

Here’s a brief rundown of our seminars, which were conducted online due to ongoing Covid restrictions (may the scourge soon disappear):

  • September 22: Seminar at Duy Tan University
  • September 23: Seminar at Da Nang University of Technology
  • September 25: Seminar at Da Nang University of Education and Technology
  • September 30: Seminar at Vietnam-Korea University
  • October 26: Seminar at Passerelles Numériques Vietnam


Developers in a New Era

The topic? “Developers in a New Era.” We are indeed in a new era, and in many ways it’s looking bright — especially in the field of tech in Vietnam. Kids are hungry for knowledge, work, and progress. We are, too.


University student reachout engagement

Quite a few students turned out for the event, and engagement was great!


These seminars were far more than simple lectures. Each had a thoroughly engaging question and answer session as well as fun games to keep the session lighthearted, and we were blown away by the level of support and appreciation we received from the students.


SmartDev University Reachout Game

Making learning fun is one of the most valuable ways for students (or anyone) to learn.


Kudos to the students who attended— we’ve got some bright and eager youngsters around, and we’re thoroughly impressed. That’s a good sign anywhere. Keep an eye on this space — that is, central Vietnam — for world-class developer talent to continue to rise to the top and make their mark on the industry.

We’re looking forward to partnering with the universities again in the near future. There’s real potential here, and in a few years’ time we expect this region will produce some of the brightest minds in the field. At the same time, we can’t wait, but we’re also patient — we’ve already snatched up and honed the skills of many top developers in the region.

Want to see what these amazing developers can do for you? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to show you the whole scene behind the curtains. Our developers — present and future — may be just the solution you’re looking for.

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