Me

Trinh Nguyen
Nguyễn Trọng Đăng Trình

I'm a system engineer, a programmer and a reader. I get excited every time a problem comes up and can stay up all night to fix it. I love books and just started an online journal about books named Đọc Sách. I'm also passionate about education methodologies and policies. That's why I started VAcademy and EdLab with a mission to change the Education System of Vietnam.
Technical Expertise
  • Network design, administration and security
    • Vyatta (VyOS), pfsense, FreeRADIUS, OpenLDAP, Meraki systems
  • System administration
    • Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
    • Logs & Monitoring systems like Zabbix, ELK (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana )
  • Server virtualization
    • VMWare, KVM, LXC, Hyper-V
  • Software engineering
    • PythonPHPDjango, Google APIs
    • JavaScript, jQuery, Google Apps Script
    • NginX, Gunicorn, Supervisord
    • WordPress, Drupal, DjangoCMS, Mezzanine
    • Open EdX, Moodle, PowerSchool
  • Database design
    • MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB
  • Open source software
    • Management and deployment
  • I also do some photo editing and drawing with open source software like GIMP and Inkscape
Education
  • From Sept, 2017 - 2019: Masters of Engineering, Information Communication & Materials Convergence, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Now: Studying multiple disciplines such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Philosophy, History... Click here for details.
  • Jan, 2015: Even though I've been using Linux for almost 4 years, I took and finished (in only 1 day) the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux course on edx.org to see what I missing and to review my knowledge (final grade: 100%, certificate).
  • Jan, 2014: Successfully completed the Web Development course by Steve Huffman, Udacity, with Highest Distinction (certificate).
  • 2007-2012: Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University.
Work Experience
  • Sept 2017 - now: Research Assistant at Advanced Network Design & Analysis Lab, Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea.
  • July 2017 - now: Founder and CTO at EdLab XYZ
    • Educational tools and Open edX development
  • May 2016 - July 2017: System Administrator at Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • Developing and maintaining all the school's servers including VMWare infrastructure, load-balancer and websites.
    • Plan and design new systems that needed for teaching and learning.
  • 2012 - May 2016: Full-stack Developer at Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • Building educational web applications, integrating data between systems, and also supporting students, faculty and staff.
Workshops and Conferences
  • Conference organizer of Hackjam I, October 2013, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Speaker: "Django - An introduction to web development" presented at Barcamp Saigon, July 2013, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Speaker: "Google Apps for teaching and learning" at Vietnam Tech Conference 2017, Feb 18th, 2017, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Host of the Hologram station at Innovate SSIS (an educational event that promoting Maker spirit, helping students to develop holographic models), Feb 28th, 2017, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Conference organizer and speaker: "Shakespear in Love with Vyatta - How I met and live with the open source router" at UIT Sec Day 2017, Mar 18th, 2017, Ho Chi Minh City.

Other Activities
  • Chair of the Saigon South International School's Terry Fox Run 2016: It's my honor to be the chair of the Terry Fox Run event (raising funds for cancer research) at Saigon South International School in 2016. My role is to organize the needed resources and coordinate volunteers, selling T-shirts to support the effort. Terry Fox Run in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the biggest Terry Fox Runs outside of Canada.

Interests
Super Power
  • Learning capability: ,
  • Wake up at 4:30AM everyday.