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This is an extended version of me in a new location, with some stories to add and a past to reckon on. Anyway, it is still me in writing.

I was walking past Peet’s Coffee along East-West Highway in Silver Spring, Maryland reckoning back and forth between hilly pads of blossoming coffee trees in Vietnam’s highlands and its products on a shelf at an Asian Mart elsewhere in the US. Vietnam dominated the coffee industry as the second-largest producer in the world. Brazil is still the number one, no offense!

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Digitalization is about as sexy…

Not as I expected, UMD campus was more vibrant with construction work and students getting in line for a Covid test.

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The library is still closed but book drops are quick and easy.

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My name is Hoa Nguyen, but I love to go by Henry Nguyen because it is much more comfortable to pronounce and familiar to most people in the United States. ( I have tested this with my friends at UMD Campus, and it works, actually.)

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It could be almost outdated going back one year to talk about computer science these days. There is so much happening in those 365 days, big and small. However, I could not find a better way without going back almost a decade/decades to learn more about the concept of Cognitive Computing.

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Unlike any other time in my life, this Lunar New Year, I stayed at home and read a bit about information technology and investments in Vietnam. The Tet festival was a mix of good and bad news. While some provinces and cities had been applying strict measures to cope with Covid-19 spreads, the good news came with new projections for the country’s development in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) in tandem with new economic priorities road-mapped by the 13th National Party Congress.

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Năm cũ

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Before earth, before the sky came no mine


Hoa Nguyen (Henry)

I love to tell stories. My stories cover issues in digital economy, content creation and sometimes, data science.

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