Kevin Miller Matsunaga

Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam · +84.90.910.9933 · kevin@hakata.io

Currently I am focusing on implementing the use of different technologies in the F&B sector that includes integrating POS with food delivery systems. I am also using IoT to help F&B owners smooth the operations of their establishments in Vietnam.

I am an experienced STEM teacher in IB MYP Media/Drama, IB MYP ICT, and IB DP Computer Science with teaching experience in China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, the USA, and Vietnam. I am also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kazakhstan) and Former US Marine.

I feel that education and technology are key necessities to building strong sustainable communities and improving quality of life for all people.


Experience

IT Business Consultant

hakata.io, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam & Fukuoka, Japan

• Consulting for Baba's Kitchen - Vietnam
• Conducted audit and retrieval of restaurants’ technology and social media accounts
• Researched potential vendors for new CCTV and POS systems
• Set up, implemented, and provided training for a new restaurant food delivery system
• Set up marketing campaigns with Facebook, Instagram and TikTok
• Liaisoned with Baemin (Vietnamm), GrabFood, GoFood (GoJek), ZaloFood, and DeliveryNow (Foody.vn)
• Working with Baba's Kitchen to develop "restaurant-centered" food delivery system
• Helped increase food delivery sales since December, 2018.

Nov. 2018 - Present

Blended Learning Entrepreneur

JapanNode, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam & Fukuoka, Japan

• Goal is to integrate education and technology to build a strong sustainable community and improving quality of life for all Japanese citizens
• Developed business plans to open an IoT-based blended learning English center franchises in Japan
• Collaborated with a EduTech company to offer a blended learning English app to daycare and preschool children in Vietnam
• Started initial work and obtained master franchise license to set up a STEM franchises in Vietnam
• Networked with US universities to offer US high school online diploma programs to students in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 2018 - Present

Social Entrepreneur

Southeast Asia Action for Clean Technology, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

• Collaborated with SmartAir China to bring and develop DIY air purifiers to Vietnam
• Networked with local PM2.5 masks providers in China and Vietnam

May 2017 - June 2018

International ICT Coordinator and IB DP Computer Science Teacher

Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School, Shanghai, China

• Repaired, recovered and maintained Old Moodle LMS system for the school
• Conducted school-wide ICT audit
• Led the development team for design and implementation of new Moodle LMS with outside consultants
• Provided assistance and tech support for international teachers
• Taught International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Computer Science to Grade 11 Students (developed first year curriculum)
• Taught Pre-DP Computer Science to Grade 10 Students (developed first year curriculum)
• Served as Advisor for Programming Club
• Served as IB 'Community and Service' and 'Extended Essay' advisor

August 2016 - July 2017

Founder

GoHalalTours!, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

• Developed, implemented, and remotely maintained an online tourism platform for Vietnam Muslim Tours, a local halal tour operator in Cambodia and Vietnam
• Networked with halal restaurants across Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• Maintained and updated halal directory of restaurants for Vietnam at GoHalalVietnam!

Oct. 2011 - Dec. 2016

IB MYP Media/Drama, IB Design and ICT Teacher

Miras International School, Almaty, Kazakhstan

• Taught IB MYP Media/Drama to International Stream Students
• Taught IB MYP ICT/Design Technology to Kazakh and Russian Language Stream Students
• Responsible for administrative and network component of the Miras International School's Model United Nations (MISMUN) conference with duties that included managing the student Press Corps
• Served as Model United Nations Director (MISMUN 2016)
• Served as International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program 'Personal Project Coordinator'
• Led the Advanced Computer Club for middle school students

Nov. 2013 - July 2016

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN., USA

Master of Public Affairs - O'Neill School
Concentrations

Comparative and International Affairs; Information Systems; and Nonprofit Management

August 2000 - May 2003

University of Washington, Seattle, WA., USA

Double Degree Bachelor of Arts
Majors:

American Ethnic Studies and Sociology

Sept. 1991 - August 1996

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cutting edge JavaScript frameworks
  • WordPress migration to JAMstack
  • Optimized and Secure LEMP and Serverless systems

Interests

I am a an avid master-level weightlifter which I have been doing off and on since 1993. I would love to train kids how to Snatch and Clean & Jerk. I currently have my Level 1 Training certification with CrossFit and am working on my Level 1 Weightlifting certication course now.

I also love to ride my motorcyle. I currently own a 2016 Kawasaki Z300 which is my main mode of transportation here in Saigon. When I move to Japan, I hope to upgrade to a Kawasaki Ninja 650.

You can keep up with my life at my blog. I run an older WordPress blog called SaigonNezumi.com and now recently started blogging at nezumi.dev which is run on Ghost.

I have been a avid web developer since the year 2000 when I was playing around with HTML4. A Dutch friend sent me his copy of FrontPage which started my interest in web developing. I have transition from FrontPage to Dreamweaver and eventually started to develop XHTML sites by code. I later moved to WordPress but that got me real lazy in coding. Now I am interested in JAMstack and in the process of migrating my WordPress sites over to static sites.


Training & Certifications

  • IB DP Computer Science Cat 1 Online Workshop - International Baccalaureate
  • Site Based Coordinator for IB Approved Pamoja Education online courses - Pamoja Education
  • IBAP MYP Category 2 Workshop (Design) - International Baccalaureate, Daejeon, South Korea
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer - CrossFitHQ, Shanghai, China
  • Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (Industry and Technology) - Commission on Teacher Credentialing (California)
  • Program Recruiter Training, American Council for International Education - Moscow, Russia
  • US Peace Corps Secondary School Teacher Training - United States Peace Corps Kazakhstan
  • Teaching English as a Second Language - Tacoma Community House, Seattle, WA., USA