Blogging from Beijing

I have several things to blog.

First, the next YouFest event, YouSex will be held tomorrow at TKPark. I can't go to this, good luck the team!

Let me talk about Beijing event. It's the demonstration/lab session by some guys from Redmond and some from Microsoft China. Microsoft takes Chinese Market very seriously. From the "Text-To-Speech" session, I just realized that Simplified Chinese is one of two TTS engines shipped with Vista. (The other one is English, definitely) The Simplified Chinese now has more priority than French, Dutch, German, Spanish and so on.

I've also seen many rising sign of Chinese IT market. Number of the graduated students and programmers are higher than any other countries. Chinese version of Windows Live Mobile Messenger is deployed already. More to discuss when I get back home.

That is contrast with the situation of our country. The Bangkok Post Database I picked up from the flight provides the big picture of Thai IT industry we need to know. In brief, Thailand is missing the IT train already and we need to find a new one, again.

The weather was 5C yesterday (god damn cold!). I'll return in Saturday night.

Submitted bydeans4jon Sat, 02/10/2007 - 03:47

Actually I realize about China for quite awhile. They really have tons of good programmer. The only reason why we never knew about this before because we just dont read Chinese.

Submitted bykengon Sat, 02/10/2007 - 07:52

It's just a simple logic, 1/5 people on earth lives in china why don't they put their efforts to. It's no doubt if Steve Jobs is on stage in china soon.

Submitted byDrRideron Sun, 02/11/2007 - 07:40

In Australia, there're so many Chinese training in IT and, actually, I think that's more than Australian. Moreover, I think there may be more Chinese than Aussie in Australian IT industry as well. - -'