• Sebastian Korfmann

    Far-East Ruby

    About Sebastian Korfmann

    Sebastian Korfmann is a seasoned Web-Engineer from Germany, working for Bulletproof Networks in Australia. A nomad for some time, he's now based in Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam.
    When he's not travelling around the world to participate in conferences, he's running meet-ups to socialise with the local startup community in Saigon.

    This talk

    Before I came to Vietnam just over a year ago, it was pretty much sphinx-like to me. Sure, there was this war thing a few decades ago, rice, coffee and a friend of mine did some backpacking a few years back. But how about tech, Ruby and startups? How does it compare to the other hubs in Asia, Australia or Europe? Ho-Chi-Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) in particular is an aspiring hub for all sorts of web related companies and individuals. Driven by progressive locals and location independent entrepreneurs, it's interesting to observe the evolution of an environment that was shaped by socialism towards a vibrant startup culture. Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in South-East Asia, and for good reason.