We hope to break down barriers!
Before giving the reason for creating this website, I feel I need to talk a bit about myself.
My name is David Nguyen. I am a Vietnamese-Canadian. I was born in Canada by Boat People refugees from the Vietnam War (First Generation Canadian) and am very fortunate to have what I have. I am almost done school for computer programming and have accomplished things that I always have dreamt about.
The next step for me I think is to reach out to help others obtain their goals. I intend to become a teacher. I decided to found a website to help refugees, immigrants and first generation Canadians learn from me and others to gain experience, work and education in their new adoptive countries.
I believe my status as a first generation Canadian has an affect on my life.
I hope this endeavor will enable mentorship, connection, data collection and political advocacy for users of the site. I guess first generation, refugees and immigrants will be the main users. The resources here I hope will motivate and inspire them to work in tech.
Different backgrounds can offer different solutions to solve world problems. Different backgrounds can offer depth and breadth in everyday life.
Basically this blog/resource is to explore the landscape of working with others and friends in doing what you love and with shared goals.