FOSSASIA 2015 in Singapore from March 13-15

FOSSASIA 2015 Team

The FOSSASIA team is proud to announce that FOSSASIA 2015 will take place in Singapore from March 13-15.

The event core team will again consist of:

  • Hong Phuc Dang, MBM Asia Founder, http://twitter.com/hpdang and
  • Mario Behling, FashionTec Berlin, http://twitter.com/mariobehling

A team of local and international contributors and partners is joining the team:

  • Harish Pillay, RedHat, https://twitter.com/harishpillay
  • Justin Lee, Geekcamp.sg, https://twitter.com/triplez82
  • Walter Heck, Onlindata, https://twitter.com/walterheck
  • Preetam Rai, Barcamp, http://twitter.com/preetamrai
  • Sebastian Deckers, Entrepreneur & Developer, https://twitter.com/pandion

FOSSASIA 2014 Phnom Penh

FOSSASIA 2014 in Phnom Penh has been an amazing experience.

We had 3 Days of Pure Knowledge Sharing, 71 International Speakers, 15 Presenters from Cambodia, 121 Talks, Workshops and Panels, 8 tracks per day, Hands-on Labs and Hacking practice for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the event, the organization team, Norton University and our sponsors!

Participants at FOSSASIA 2014

 

Links

Event Site: http://2014.fossasia.org

FOSSASIA Summit 2013 Wrap Up

With many new meetups and coding events we saw an expansion of the FOSSASIA community in 2013. A particular focus was on Cambodia, where workshops took place at the Open Institute and local startup spaces in preparation of the FOSSASIA summit.

FOSSASIA 2013 Planning Meeting
FOSSASIA 2013 Planning Meeting at Small World Phnom Penh

FOSSASIA Meetup at Norton University Phnom Penh
FOSSASIA Meetup at Norton University Phnom Penh

Chantra Be with Hong Phuc Dang in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Chantra Be with Hong Phuc Dang in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Community Workshops in Cambodia
Community Workshops in Cambodia

Links

Images: flickr.com/photos/tags/fossasia2013
Tweets: twitter.com/fossasia

FOSSASIA Summit 2014 Call for Speakers and Projects

The FOSSASIA Summit 2014 is looking for talks and projects in the area of Open Source Software, Hardware, Open Maps, Fonts, Geo-data, and Open technology solutions to improve living conditions for people in emerging countries.

Please join us at FOSSASIA 2014 in Phnom Penh, the gate to Cambodia and the Mekong Delta from February 28 – March 2!

FOSSASIA Gate to Cambodia Tech Community
FOSSASIA Gate to Cambodia Tech Community

The presentation sessions at the FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit will be scheduled

a) for 30 minutes and

b) for one hour blocks of time. Hands on labs/Workshops can be held in dedicated classrooms.

At the entrance we offer an exhibition area for your community projects with space for tables, posters and stands. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2014. Please submit your talk, workshop or project now at our website at: http://fossasia.org.

FOSSASIA Organization Committee meeting
FOSSASIA Organization Committee meeting

FOSSASIA 2014 at Norton University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from February 28 – March 2

We are excited to announce FOSSASIA 2014 in Phnom Penh. After taking place several times in Vietnam, it is the first time FOSSASIA takes place in Cambodia. The event will be held at Norton University from February 28 – March 2, 2014.

Hong Phuc Dang at Norton University Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hong Phuc Dang at Norton University Phnom Penh, Cambodia

FOSSASIA is an event that offers students, developers and start ups a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is a premier place for Open Source communities in Asia to get together with International developers and an opportunity to experience Open Source technologies.

Previous events attracted up to 1400 participants and speakers from 20 countries. Apart from Open Source Software FOSSASIA 2014 will feature a number of Open Hardware projects. In the FOSSASIA business lounge participants can learn about start up ideas and practices and connect with International companies and outsourcing partners.

Norton University Phnom Penh, Cambodia hosting Tech and Developer Community at FOSSASIA
Norton University Phnom Penh, Cambodia hosting Tech and Developer Community at FOSSASIA

OpenTech and Open Knowledge in the Mekong Delta and throughout Asia

The FOSSASIA organization has been very active and I would love to give you a few updates on our activities. One thing why we love to work in this community is because you get the chance to meet some of the most awesome and friendly tech people of the world. Jonas Smeedegaard from the Debian community is one of our guests who has been visiting us three times already and conducted workshops at our events and even stayed several weeks in Can Tho to train students using and developing Debian.

Jonas Smeedegaard at Workshop: Bringing Asian and International developers together

Meetups and Code Sprints

Of course we could not do all of this alone and we would like to thank some of the most outstanding folks we are working together with including HanoiLUG and Saigonlug in Vietnam, Singapore Hackerspace and the Beijinglug.

Coding Projects

We have recently involved and organized activities with the following projects and are glad to feature the following projects on this blog:

  • Wikipedia
  • OpenWrt
  • Crypto-Stick
  • LXDE
  • MoonOS
  • Android
  • GNOME
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • Gimp
  • Inkscape
  • Linux conversion libraries
  • OpenStreetMap
  • and many more

FOSSASIA Event in Ho Chi Minh City

Internships

In 2012 we welcomed interns in Can Tho. Fifteen students participated in the program as full time interns in the office of MBM International in the biggest city in the Mekong delta. The program took place for 2 months and a core part of it was to learn how to use collaborative tools liker issue trackers and contribute to OpenStreetMap. Our students also love the Wikipedia sprints and we got a lot of positive vibes as everyone was happy to learn how to set up the Mediawiki software, that empowers the encyclopedia, share their ideas and spread Open Knowledge and Open Data about the Mekong Delta.

Event activities

We also continued to organize the FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit in 2010 and 2011 in Raffles College and Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Plus we had a Mini-Debconf in Saigon and organized the event series OpenDesign.Asia Weeks bringing together designers and Open Source developers. We have links to the LXDE project and GNOME community and we have sent developers to the GNOME.Asia Summit 2012 in Hong Kong and supported the TYPO3 conference 2012 in Phnom Penh.

Also globally FOSSASIA starts to receive more attention. We have received the opportunity to introduce Asian projects at the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal (2011) and Brussels (2011), at the Linuxtag in Berlin (2012) and many other community events.

Please Join us and Get in Touch

The FOSSASIA organization supports activities and Open Tech development and Open Knowledge projects of the community active in Asia. If you are interested to cooperate for a project, need support for a development sprint or an event, please contact us on the FOSSASIA mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/fossasia

 

FOSSASIA community meetup at GNOME.Asia 2012

GNOME.Asia Hong Kong 2012

 

FOSSASIA members had a wonderful get together at GNOME.Asia 2012 in Hong Kong. 

About GNOME.Asia Summit. The event is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop and other devices that use GNOME, and also covers GNOME-based applications and GNOME development platform tools.

It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technologies and future developments.

The FOSSASIA team presented the two projects: crypto-stick and the x-mario gaming distribution.

A big thanks for this fantastic event goes to the local and global organization team and the GNOME Foundation, in particular to Max, Haggen So and Sammy Fung.

Hong Phuc Dang also received travel sponsorship from the GNOME Foundation and thus increased the participation numbers from Vietnam to three contributors.

 

GNOME.Asia Hong Kong 2012

FOSSASIA Summit 2011 Wrap Up

The FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit 2011 was held at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam from November 11 to 12, 2011.

The event attracted 798 participants in 2 days including students, developers, business professionals and government officials. Ninety percent of the participants were local from Vietnam. There were a total of 24 speakers, 60% were local speakers and 40% of them were from other countries, including USA, France, Denmark, Cambodia, Germany, and Singapore. There were 26 talks and many workshops took place over the two days of the event.

It has been a great event. Thank you for joining the community at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City 2011!

 

FOSSASIA 2011 in Saigon attracting Students and Developers

FOSSASIA 2011 in Van Lang University is attracting many developers and interested students. We have a big hall that is filled for most of the talks and some seminar rooms where we have some intense talks, discussions and workshop to get hands on experience.

FOSSASIA Speaker Registration

The FOSSASIA Speaker Registration form is online available at http://fossasia.org/speaker-registration

We are using a simple Google form. So you can also access the form directly here: Speaker Registration Form

Please fill in your information to get a slot! 

We are looking forward to welcome you at FOSSASIA 2011.