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Travelling Forms a Young Talent Developer

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November 11, 2016

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Last month, our CEO – Mr. Hung Vo, and our young talent developer – Son Le joined hundreds of developers for the world’s first-ever GraphQL conference, which took place in San Francisco.

It was really a nice trip that not only opens our eyes but also offers us many opportunities. Why don’t you take a seat, enjoy your tea and I will share a little bit about our wonderful journey with you?

Hung and Our Young Talent Visit Clients and Partners

Hung and Son had arrived in San Francisco two weeks before the conference was held. So, they arranged the schedule to visit some of our clients as well as partners who refer us to their acquaintances for a long time. You know, seeing real people use our product is really inspiring. It energizes us. It recharges our batteries.

Here are a few pictures of Designveloper team with our…wait…what should I call them? Our clients? Hmm, nope! With our friends!

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See the guy in a grey T-shirt? It’s our CEO – Mr. Hung

And guess what? Mr. “Blue Chemise” sitting next to Hung is the man standing behind one of our big projects – Lumin PDF, Mr. Max Ferguson. Max graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. degree. He’s very kind and friendly. This young man is also a good marketer for us during the trip. Thank you and hope to see you in the near future, Max!

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We also had a great meal with Trausti and his wife and kids.

He is now the Amazon manager of Echo and Alexa projects. Later after the meal, Trausti showed us the project that we had been working on last year – Talktape.

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This guy hilariously trolled us by asking us to suit up for a formal dinner and then he showed up wearing a simple T-shirt.

Nice play, Kevin! Kevin is our client with the Teem project. Graduated from Harvard Business school, he used to be product managers for many works. We enjoyed talking with you a lot, Kevin!

We Were Very Delighted To Have Dinner With Joe’s Family

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Joe is a partner on the SwitchBoard project.

Not only enjoyed a tasty dinner, but we also sat around the campfire, ate the marshmallow, and felt the cold wind blow. We had never experienced anything like this before at home. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, Joe!

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Mr. Hung Vo at Meteor office!

As we always mentioned, we are a Prime Partner of Meteor, which is well-known as the best javascript framework for developing fully customized real-time, single page and responsive applications.

So how can we miss the chance to meet this old friend in real life? Meteor owns an outstanding team with most of them from MIT. Being able to see the atmosphere at their workplace and talking with them is an insightful experience.

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Mr. Linh – CEO of S3 Corp!

One more person we would love to introduce to you is Mr. Linh – CEO of S3 Corp which is a leading software development service provider in Vietnam. As our companion on the journey, he brought us so many fun and memorable experience. Thanks, Linh! We’re looking forward to a long-term partnership with S3 as well.

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We also took the time to join Vietnam IT Networking Day
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…and got the chance to meet the Vice Major of Richmond city.
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Over 300 GraphQL enthusiasts from around the world participated in the conference.

They discussed the upcoming technology. It was a full day of helpful technical content, wonderful food and drinks, and a networking reception.

You know, we can do a lot of relationship-building via email, chat, phone, and Skype, but nothing has the same effect as meeting them in person. No words to describe how grateful we felt during the trip. We are looking forward to seeing all of our friends in the near future!

Attending Graphql Summit

Finally, the big day came. On October 26, 2016, we attended the GraphQL summit.

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It was a full day of helpful technical content, wonderful food and drinks, and a networking reception.

Walking through the conference, we realized that GraphQL has been growing very fast these days. Believe it or not, it had reached its goals for 4-5 years just in only 1 year. Yes, 1 YEAR! You didn’t misread at all.
Besides, more than 2000 open source projects related to GraphQL on Github. That’s a super huge number!

If It’s Not Convincing Enough

You might want to know that many big names in the industry have adapted GraphQL such as Facebook, Github, Twitter, Shopify, etc.

GraphQL summit has brought us and our potential customers together. Not just that, we also found some new co-operators including OK Grow company which is Prime Partner as well as the sponsor for GraphQL summit. Awesome, right?

The trip is ended practically, but our journey is just beginning. Getting to know more about the IT world and the magnificent people that fill in it opened our minds. Just like the saying that goes: “Travelling forms a young man”, we learned new things and grabbed some great opportunities.

And somehow, a young man packed his bags and went home in a confident manner. That’s what it did for us! How about you? Have you ever gone on a journey that you never forget? I would love to be the one sharing with you!

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