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PYCOGROUP holds Best Developer Competition in Vietnam
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PYCOGROUP holds Best Developer Competition in Vietnam

On November 30, PYCOGROUP and its partners - MessageMedia, Ansarada and YellowPepper - held the first-ever Best Developer in Vietnam competition, highlighting the continuous growth of the tech industry in Vietnam and its future in the tech world.

The competition aimed to unearth Vietnam's best programming talent through a series of competitive rounds, challenging both their programming and soft skills. It was an exciting day full of suspense for over 400 attendees, including contestants, judges, mentors and supporters.

With over 500 registrations from all across the country, only one could be the best, Vo Phi Hung, who took home the title of Best Developer in Vietnam 2019.

The second prize belonged to Do Tri Quoc from Hanoi and the third prize belonged to Tran Duy Thanh from Da Nang. And the top finalist in the student category was Tran Minh Luan - a last year student from the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City.

With a prize pool of VND250,000,000, there's no doubt the competition was fierce. During the event, participants had to go through five different rounds. Each round included unique challenges to test out competitors' Endurance, Focus, Strategy, Speed and Confidence. After each round, only a select number of developers could qualify. 

The event was open and free to all participants of all levels and experience in the IT industry, from long-time professionals to students looking to show off their newly acquired knowledge. It was an excellent opportunity for both types of industry professionals to show off their skills and network. 

In addition, the event hosted a group of very talented keynote speakers discussing different topics from Vietnam’s vibrant startup scene to implementing serverless technologies. The group of speakers included:

 - A panel featuring: Tuan Anh Phan - Founder of Angels4us, Duc Dao - Founder & CEO of Silentinum and Christian Calderon - Cofounder & CEO of GameJam

- Laurent Desegur - General Manager Technology, Digital & Assisted Channels - National Australia Bank

- Benjamin Mostafa - Chief Technology Officer - Message Media

This is one of many events that highlight the continuous growth of the tech industry in Vietnam and the future of the country as a tech hub for the rest of the world. PYCOGROUP’s President, Mr. Pieter van Diermen explained why it is so important to host events like this. “True to its slogan, More Than Just Coding, this year's competition was the first of many to capture and direct the modern developer's attention to both technological and people skills in a fun and challenging environment. During our 20 years in Vietnam, we have witnessed the local market grow a very promising talent pool that today provides high quality and well-grounded software engineers. BDV's international standard competition, judges and event keynotes are meant to shed even more light on these talented Vietnamese software engineers and help them cultivate a ‘product development’ focus in their long-term career growth in what has become a globalized environment and search for talent."

There is no denying that Vietnam has grown a vast amount of programming talent and knowledge that should continue to be nurtured and recognized. Finding engineering talent has become the ultimate quest for companies around the world. Events like this connect talented programmers with great companies and it is PYCOGROUP’s goal to grow and foster this talent from its very roots.

By all accounts The Best Developer in Vietnam competition was an exciting event, and PYCOGROUP will make this an annual contest with even more talent joining in 2020. 

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PYCOGROUP is a digital consulting and software development company which builds digital teams and result-driven solutions. Founded in 1999, the company employs more than 500 people on four continents. The group has also set up numerous ventures in Vietnam as a result of its B.O.T partnerships with YellowPepper, Atlassian, Magnolia, Ansarada, MessageMedia and most recently National Australia Bank

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