Newspaper: The Gioi So, Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Forum: Mobile World
May 2013

The Vietnam International Software Testing and Automation Conference (VISTACON) will take place over 2 days, April 25th and 26th 2013 at the 5 Star Majestic Hotel, District 1, HCMC. VISTACON 2013 attracts over 200 participants from both domestic and international IT communities.

The Keynotes of VISTACON this year will be covering the latest trends on software testing, including mobile testing, cloud testing, test automation and testing complex and big systems. VISTACON this year will introduce new areas which are being interested in of software testing with the theme “Testing modern software in a rapidly changing world” and cover on special topics:

  • Topic “Mobile Testing” covers the basics of Testing Windows Mobile 8, understanding Mobile Test Strategies and large-scale Test Automation for Mobile Applications with TestArchitect.
  • Topic “Test Automation” with the keynotes focuses on the Integrated Test Platforms - TA in Visual Studio, high Volume automation strategy methods and technology, Test Automation story from Microsoft on WinMobile8 and open source mobile test automation
  • Topic “Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Software Development Landscape” discusses about ALM, integrated test platforms, Tool suites, outsourcing/offshoring something, training and soft skills for outsourced and distributed teams…
  • Topic “Selected Technical Topics in Software Testing” focuses on the contents are interesting. Those are testing in the Cloud, continuous Integration (CI) – the key to successful Agile Testing, Leveraging Virtualization for faster, more effective software testing and understanding Big Data and Testing Complex Systems, etc.

The conference will share opportunities and challenges in software testing with a keynote introducing advanced methods for software testing such as “Cloud” technology, virtualization, Big Data, Agile, SCRUM Basics, etc. Software testing is a new industry and holds a lot of potential for Vietnam, especially in the software outsourcing and development field where software testing is attracting the youth’s attention.

According to Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tao - Head of Representative Office of Ministry of Information and Communications in HCMC,” Available human resources for employment opportunities requiring technical expertise is not still in balance. The challenge in training and recruiting is the biggest difficulty that Vietnam is facing.”

CEO of LogiGear Corporation, Mr.Hung Q. Nguyen, said: "A person who majored in I.T programming or technical is able to become a software tester. The important request is that they understand technical and general knowledge, with the ability to learnquickly because everything changes rapidly.  Vietnam has the conditions to become a world-class Software Testing Center. To help it grow, LogiGear strives to create platforms where the IT community can share experiences, etc. I hope that Vietnam will be the first choice of foreign comapnies, with the understanding that software testing is Vietnam is not inferior to India and China”