FOSSASIA Summit 2024 Recap: Highlights of Asia’s Biggest Open Source Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

The FOSSASIA Summit was a remarkable gathering of innovators and collaborators, with 5,055 participants from 50 countries converging in Hanoi for this prestigious event. Impressively, over 90% of attendees were Vietnamese, underscoring the local enthusiasm for open source technology. The conference featured a diverse lineup of 206 speakers across 215 sessions, encompassing panel discussions, talks, and workshops, providing invaluable insights and knowledge sharing opportunities. In addition, a diverse array of exhibitors, representing businesses and developer user groups from around the globe, showcased their projects and services at the event. The summit’s reach extended far beyond the venue, with over 300,000 viewers tuning in to the live stream, highlighting its global impact and significance in the tech community.

Attendance & Engagement

  • Total Participants: 5,055
  • Countries Represented: 50
  • Speakers: 206
  • Sessions and Workshops: 216
  • Media coverage: appearances on 36 news channels and 3 TV stations 
  • Live Stream Views: 300,000 views

The FOSSASIA Summit 2024 witnessed a remarkable turnout of students and young developers, comprising 63.7% of attendees, breathing new life into the open-source world. Their excitement and involvement promise a bright future for open source, showing that the upcoming generation is ready to bring fresh ideas and energy to the table. Their active participation in discussions and collaboration with industry experts demonstrates their potential to drive innovation and ensure the continued success of the open-source community.

Content Overview

The FOSSASIA Summit 2024 presented an extensive lineup of sessions catering to a diverse range of interests and expertise. Participants had the opportunity to participate in the Web3 Builders’ Days, focusing on Ethereum and Arbitrum, offering insights into building and launching Web3 projects on the expansive Ethereum ecosystem. The Database track, highlighted by PostgreSQL Day, provided valuable insights into maximising system efficiency and performance. Operating System discussions centered around openEuler, an Asian-born open-source operating system tailored for digital infrastructure needs. AI & Cloud sessions explored a myriad of topics including OpenAI, GenAI, LLMs, K8s, CI/CD, OpenTelemetry, and WebAssembly, shedding light on cutting-edge technologies shaping the future of artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Cybersecurity discussions addressed critical topics such as Passwordless authentication, Zero Trust principles, Privacy enhancements with TOR, Supply Chain Security, Network Security, and the rising challenges posed by Quantum Threats. Additionally, the summit featured insights into Open Source Hardware and Semiconductor technologies, notably RISC-V, as a solution for open semiconductor design and integrated system development, alongside initiatives in open source firmware development. With a schedule brimming with informative sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, the FOSSASIA Summit 2024 provided a platform for collaboration, learning, and innovation in the open-source community.

Web3 Builders’ Day

The Web3 Builder’s Day attracted 1,000+ participants throughout the conference. Engaging sessions offered attendees a comprehensive exploration of blockchain technology, Ethereum, Arbitrum, Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling solutions, alongside indispensable smart contract development tools. From introductory overviews to advanced discussions, participants delved into a spectrum of topics, including development tools, integration strategies, technical architecture, and innovative solutions for scalability challenges. Through hands-on activities and in-depth discussions, participants gained practical skills in building decentralised applications, and explored emerging technologies such as zero-knowledge proofs and secure multiparty computation.


FOSSASIA PGDay 2024 was a lively two-day event all about PostgreSQL, the world’s top open-source database. With 20 speakers and experts from around the globe, it brought together 537 participants onsite. PGDay was full of diverse talks and workshops that kept everyone engaged. Networking opportunities were everywhere, letting people connect with PostgreSQL leaders and the community. Conversations covered various topics like alternatives to MongoDB, how PostgreSQL works on the inside, Asia’s evolving business landscape, and practical aspects like data replication and performance testing. Overall, FOSSASIA PGDay provided an immersive platform, offering enriching experiences and invaluable insights into the world of PostgreSQL and its interconnected technologies. Find more details about PGDay at

openEuler and Operating System Day 

The operating system track at FOSSASIA Summit 2024 provided an insightful journey into the world of openEuler, highlighting its significance across various domains. Participants were introduced to the project’s vision, technical architecture, and the vibrant OS community landscape. Throughout the sessions, attendees gained a deep understanding of crucial topics such as vulnerability management, software packaging, memory management systems, and the nuances of sharing computing power and data between different operating systems through distributed softbus technology. Overall, the track served as a comprehensive guide for participants, equipping them with valuable insights and practical knowledge essential for navigating the complex ecosystem of operating systems and enhancing their understanding of openEuler’s role in shaping the future of OS technologies. 

FOSSASIA 2024 Hackathon

FOSSASIA collaborated with Devfolio to organize a digital hackathon preceding our annual FOSSASIA Summit 2024, with a primary emphasis on familiarizing developers with Chainlink technology. The hackathon took place from April 5th to 7th and drew the participation of 1,100 individuals. Impressively, 43 teams successfully navigated the challenges and advanced to the final stage. Ultimately, four winners were selected by the panel of jury members to receive a prize. Check out all Hackathon projects at


The exhibition at FOSSASIA Summit 2024 was a bustling centre of activity, offering attendees a rare chance to engage directly with top-tier organisations, projects, and communities within the open-source sphere. Boasting an impressive roster of exhibitors, including esteemed names like openEuler, Ethereum, MySQL, Fujitsu, and AWS, alongside leading tech companies and open-source projects, the exhibition showcased the diverse tapestry of the open-source ecosystem. 

Attendees seized the opportunity to network with representatives from these entities, forging valuable connections and laying the groundwork for potential collaborations. Job seekers found opportunities for recruitment. Beyond networking and recruitment, the exhibition served as a dynamic platform for the exchange of knowledge, enabling attendees to stay abreast of the latest advancements in open-source technology.

The FOSSASIA Social Events 

During the FOSSASIA Summit 2024 conference, attendees were treated to a variety of engaging social activities designed to explore the vibrant culture of Hanoi, Vietnam. The Morning Run for FOSS around the scenic Hoan Kiem lake embraced the spirit of open source wellness. Or the Hanoi Historic Tour offered an opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, providing insights into the city’s heritage. 

As night fell, attendees gathered at Ta Hien Beer and Food Street to experience the charm of Hanoi’s nightlife, sharing insights, networking, and forging new connections amidst the bustling atmosphere of bars and food stalls. 

The FOSSASIA Summit’s main social event featured local cuisines and a cultural program showcasing Vietnamese artists, providing a memorable finale to the conference while celebrating the diverse culture of Vietnam. These social activities not only enriched the conference experience but also provided an opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the cultural fabric of Hanoi, creating lasting memories and fostering meaningful connections.

Feedback and Satisfaction

The feedback for FOSSASIA Summit 2024 was overwhelmingly positive, with 85.2% of respondents expressing very high satisfaction with the overall experience. Networking opportunities and Learning & Development emerged as the top two reasons for attending the event, reflecting the value attendees placed on connecting with peers and gaining knowledge. The quality of content and speakers was highlighted as the most commendable aspect of the conference, indicating the success of the organisers in curating engaging sessions and securing knowledgeable presenters. Impressively, 85.1% of participants felt they were able to connect with potential candidates, employers, or business partners, underscoring the effectiveness of the event in facilitating meaningful interactions.

Direct quotes from participants further underscored the positive sentiment towards the summit. A first-timer remarked I was truly impressed by the dedication to learning exhibited by participants; it was inspiring to witness individuals of all ages, including a 70-year-old, actively engaging with speakers”. A returning participant expressed their appreciation for the online translation system, stating The system effectively broke down language barriers and enhanced the conference experience.” A regular attendee said FOSSASIA provides the most concentrated learning experience I encounter all year, maximising my knowledge gained per second compared to any other activity


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees who contributed to the success of the FOSSASIA Summit 2024. Your support and dedication are instrumental in advancing open source technology and fostering a vibrant community.

A massive thank you goes to PTIT for their exceptional hospitality, and our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors and partners, who played a pivotal role in bringing this summit to life:

  • Platinum Sponsors: openEuler, Ethereum Foundation, Arbitrum
  • Hackathon Sponsor: Chainlink
  • PGDay Sponsors: Fujitsu, AWS
  • Gold Sponsors: Arm, Google, MySQL, OPNTEC
  • Silver Sponsors: ByteDance, Bitergia, Angelhack, Linagora, Mercari, OnlyOffice, Varnish, CosmosDB, Devfolio, YDB
  • Media Partners: Linux Magazine, Hanoi News & Television, ICT News Vietnam, Vietnamnet, and Multimedia PTIT Club.

Find out more about FOSSASIA

Media Coverage

Hanoi News & Television (Đài Truyền Hình Hà Nội)

Vietnam National Television (Đài VTV)

Vietnam Digital Television Network (Đài truyền hình VTC)

ICT News Vietnam (Tạp Chí Thông Tin và Truyền Thông)


Vietnam Government Portal


Business & Development

Liberation Saigon

New Journal

Legislation & Society

Enterprise & Life

Cybersecurity Magazine


Petrotimes Magazine

Voice of Vietnam, Department of Foreign Affairs, VOV5

VTC Digital Television Network

Life & Science

Vietnamese Youth Magazine

Vietnamese Magazine

Consumer Electronics

Life & Consumers

Economics & Beverage


Dantri International (DTiNews)

Marketplace Margazine

International Newspaper

The Manager Magazine

Magazine of Labour and Social Affairs

Environment & Construction Magazine

Hanoian Magazine

Enterprise and Green Economy Magazine

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Ethereum Builders’ Day at FOSSASIA Summit 2024

Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Devcon, the Ethereum Foundation’s premier developer conference, joins forces with FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2024. 

This collaboration brings together open-source and crypto native tech enthusiasts from around the world for “Ethereum Builders’ Day”, an immersive track focused on use cases and technology stacks within Web3. Celebrating over a decade of innovation and collaboration, this year’s FOSSASIA summit anticipates welcoming 3,000 global participants to Ha Noi, Vietnam from 8th to 10th April.

Uniting Through Web3

The adoption of crypto technologies in Vietnam positions it as an area uniquely qualified for Ethereum’s positive impact within Southeast Asia. FOSSASIA’s deep grassroots relationships with open source communities in the region make them the ideal counterpart to reach shared audiences and further enrich the Ethereum developer ecosystem” said Skylar Weaver from the Ethereum Foundation Devcon team.

This initiative is a precursor to Devcon 7 in Thailand, November 2024, designed to energize and activate the local Southeast Asia community towards the future of blockchain and open source technologies.

Share Your Ethereum Journey

We invite the brightest minds in the Ethereum ecosystem to share their knowledge, innovations, and vision for the future at “Ethereum Builders’ Day”. Whether your expertise lies in dApps, DeFi, NFTs, RWAs, or other unheard-of use cases, your insights are eagerly welcomed. 

Submit your proposal now and join us in shaping the conversation around the future of decentralization in Southeast Asia.

Reach an Engaged Web3 Developer Audience

As we gear up for the summit and the preceding hackathon (5th-7th April), we extend a last call for sponsors looking to make a mark on the future of technology. Reach thousands of developers looking to learn more about web3 technologies, educate them on your tech stack and perhaps walk away with some new projects to add to your ecosystem.

For hackathon and conference sponsorship opportunities contact

Join us in Ha Noi in April!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this landmark event. Secure your spot and witness the fusion of open source and blockchain technology at the FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2024. 

Tickets are available now at

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FOSSASIA at 37c3 Recap: A memorable participation at the 37th Chaos Communication Congress

The FOSSASIA team recently participated in the 37th Chaos Communication Congress (37c3), an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia organised by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) and volunteers. The event was held in Hamburg, attracting over 10,000 participants.

Highlights of FOSSASIA’s Presence at 37c3

The FOSSASIA Assembly: We were a member of the Critical Decentralisation Cluster, a diverse collective of “assemblies”, showcasing projects and discussing the future of decentralisation. The FOSSASIA assembly served as a focal point for discussions, collaborative coding sessions, and networking. We conducted multiple workshops and talks at our assembly. The visitors had the chance to to connect with our team, dive deep into various topics, gaining insights and hands-on experience. More details at 

Showcasing Open Source Hardware: We presented the next iteration of the Pocket Science Lab, an open hardware project designed for science and electronics experiments. The audience’s overwhelmingly positive feedback was invaluable, offering insights into potential hardware enhancements. The interactive LED badge received significant interest. Some users organised a workshop where they shared optimal approaches for presenting content on the badge. A few developers spontaneously delved into firmware hacking. And now a new group was formed to develop the open source firmware version, we hope to release it by the next CCC. Interested in open source firmware? Check out 

Collaborations and Connections: One of the greatest strengths of events like 37c3 is the opportunity to make new collaborations and strengthen existing connections. During our daily “Tea and Chat” hour, we got the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and fellow open source enthusiasts. The experience of reconnecting with familiar faces in a physical space was truly heartwarming.

Looking Forward

As we reflect on our participation at 37c3, we are inspired by the collective passion for technology and openness that spread throughout the event. The connections made and knowledge shared during our time at 37c3 will undoubtedly fuel our ongoing commitment to advancing open source and community-driven projects.

A big thank you to the organizers, fellow participants, and everyone who stopped by the FOSSASIA assembly at 37c3. We hope to see you at the upcoming FOSSASIA Summit!

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Join CodeHeat 2023/24: Contribute to Open Source and Win a Trip to the FOSSASIA Summit

The latest season of CodeHeat is now live, offering you the chance to contribute to open source, refine your technical skills, and even win a trip to the FOSSASIA Summit 2024 in Vietnam. Sign up on CodeHeat website and follow CodeHeat on X.

  • Start Date: 1 December 2023
  • End Date: 6 March 2024

CodeHeat is an annual coding contest hosted by FOSSASIA. During the contest, you will join the development of real-world applications, enhance your developer profile, and acquire new coding skills. Participating projects of this season include eventyayPocket Science LabBadge Magic and openEuler. Tech stacks cover Python, Javascript, Kotlin, and C. Start your journey from fundamental to advanced software development today, and enriching your profile and CV along the way. 

Why to join CodeHeat?

  • Contribute to FOSS projects
  • Build your developer profile
  • Learn new coding skills
  • Collaborate with a global community
  • Make friends from around the world

Participating Projects

openEuler – Website / Code / Mailing-list

Open Event – Eventyay / Code / Chat

Pocket Science Lab (PSLab) – Website / Code / Chat

Badge Magic- App / Code / Chat

Exciting Prizes Await!

Those who successfully tackle five issues will be rewarded with a digital certificate of accomplishment and a complimentary conference pass to the FOSSASIA Summit 2024. There are also enticing prizes across three distinct categories. Our jury members will evaluate participants based on their outstanding contributions throughout the contest.

Category 1: Collaboration Catalyst – 20 x Coder Surprise Packages
Apart from good code contributions a winner in this category will show a particular ability to effectively collaborate with others. You will show an outstanding mindset to foster a positive open-source community by supporting newbies to join the contest, reviewing the work of others, and helping others with PRs, e.g. contributors who are stuck with a pull request.

Category 2: Open Source Pioneer – 10 x Professional Online Software Development Courses
A winner in this category would showcase their excellent coding ability by making pioneering contributions. You demonstrate excellent debugging skills, finding and fixing issues in the most effective and efficient manner.

Category 3: Code Excellence – 3 x Trips to the FOSSASIA Summit 2024
A winner in this category would show important and continuous code contributions that have a substantial impact on the functionality, usability, or overall improvement of projects in the CodeHeat contest.

Joining is easy

Simply register on the form and start solving issues. The contest is open to everyone. Participants can join at any time during the contest.

Thank you

Special thanks to openEuler and OPNTEC for your support in making CodeHeat a reality! We appreciate your commitment to empowering the next generation of developers.


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FOSSASIA Summit 2024 takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 8 – 10

We are excited to announce that our 15th annual summit will be hosted in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. We invite you to be a part of an extraordinary gathering that celebrates the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and open source.

  • Date: April 8-10, 2024
  • Location: Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

This year’s event is co-organized by FOSSASIA, VFOSSA, Vietnam Internet Association and PTIT. For event updates and registration, visit 

Connecting Developers Across the Region

With over a decade of fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, the FOSSASIA Summit has become a platform for developers, enthusiasts, and industry leaders. This year, we expect to welcome a diverse community of 3,000 attendees from across the globe, providing a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and explore the latest advancements in open source.

Call for Speakers: Share Your Insights!

Interested in becoming a speaker? Submit your proposals by January 31st with early submissions given priority.

Exhibition Booths: Showcase Your Projects!

Open source projects, organisations, and businesses are encouraged to sign up for exhibition booths. This is your chance to showcase your solutions, connect with the community, and explore collaborations. Reserve your space today at 

Complimentary Space For FOSS Communities and Foundations

As a commitment to fostering community growth, we are offering complimentary space for FOSS communities. If you represent a community that would benefit from this opportunity, please complete this form by February 17th. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand and support the open source movement by becoming a sponsor of the FOSSASIA Summit 2024. Gain visibility among a diverse audience and showcase your commitment to the principles of open source. For sponsorship details, please contact

Join us in Hanoi for an unforgettable experience at the FOSSASIA Summit 2024. Let’s celebrate 15 years of open source excellence, connect with the global community, and shape the future of open source together!

More About The FOSSASIA Summit 

The FOSSASIA Summit is an annual event for professionals, developers, companies and researchers. During the three day event participants get together to share projects and ideas, learn from each other, and network. The event is one of the longest running IT conferences in Asia.

At the FOSSASIA Summit 2024 we will focus on the rapid growth of AI and discuss its transformative impact considering both opportunities and ethical considerations. Large-scale cloud computing, scalability, seamless integration, open-source operating systems, the revolutionary domain of Web3 technologies are also among the featured topics. We look at opportunities for businesses by using open-source and explore the potential of new technologies to streamline processes across industries. With a commitment to sustainability, the summit will continue to showcase the pivotal role of open hardware in fostering local production capabilities, contributing to a more inclusive and interconnected technological future.

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OpenTechSummit China Shenzhen 2018 – Call for Speakers

The OpenTechSummit China is a unique Open Technology conference for developers, companies, and IT professionals. The event will take place from November 30th –  2nd December in Shenzhen.

  • Day 1, November 30: Shenzhen Tech Scene Exploration Day
  • Day 2, December 1: Conference Day
  • Day 3, December 2: Culture and Networking

During the event developers, technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs convene to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest in open technologies, including Artificial Intelligence software, Cloud Computing, Hardware and IoT.

For our China feature event we are looking for speaker submissions about Open Source for the following areas:

  • Hardware and IOT
  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Search Engines, Cognitive Experts
  • Cloud, Containers, DevOps

The event features an exhibition space for companies and communities to showcase their products and solutions.

Submission Guidelines

Please propose your session as early as possible and include a description of your session proposal that is as complete as possible. The description is of particular importance for the selection. Once accepted, speakers will receive a code for a speakers ticket. Speakers will receive a free speakers ticket and two standard tickets for their partner or friends. Sessions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Submission Link:

Dates & Deadlines

Please send us your proposal as soon as possible via the OpenTechSummit speaker registration.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2018

Late submissions: Later submissions are possible, but early submissions have priority

Notification of acceptance: Ongoing basis

Schedule Announced: Oct 10, 2018

OpenTechSummit China: Nov 30th – 2nd December, 2018

Sessions and Tracks

Talks and Workshops

Talk slots are 20 minutes long plus 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. The idea is, that participants will use the sessions to get an idea of the work of others and are able to follow up in more detail in break-out areas, where they discuss more and start to work together. Speakers can also sign up for either a 1-hour long or a 2-hours workshop sessions. Longer sessions are possible in principle. Please tell us the proposed length of your session at the time of submission.

Lightning talks

You have some interesting ideas but do not want to submit a full talk? We suggest you go for a lightning talk which is a 5 minutes slot to present your idea or project. You are welcome to continue the discussion in breakout areas. There are tables and chairs to serve your get-togethers.

Stands and assemblies

We offer spaces in our exhibition area for companies, projects, installations, team gatherings and other fun activities. We are curious to know what you would like to make, bring or show. Please add details in the submission form.

Developer Rooms/Track Hosts

Get in touch early if you plan to organize a developer room at the event. FOSSASIA China is also looking for team members who are interested to co-host and moderate tracks. Please sign up to become a host here.


Audio and video recordings of the lectures will be published in various formats under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This license allows commercial use by media institutions as part of their reporting. If you do not wish for material from your lecture to be published or streamed, please let us know in your submission.

Sponsorship & Contact

If you would like to sponsor OpenTechSummit China or have any questions, please contact us via

Suggested Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence (SUSI.AI, Algorithms, Cognitive Expert Systems AI on a Chip)
  • Hardware (Architectures, Maker Culture, Small Devices)
  • Cloud & Microservices (Containers – Libraries, Runtimes, Composition; Kubernetes; Docker, Distributed Services)


FOSSASIA Summit 2018: Event Wrap-Up



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FOSSASIA Summit 2018 Wrap Up

The FOSSASIA Summit 2018 in Singapore was a successful event thanks to all our fabulous speakers, participants, volunteers and organization team. The support of our host the Lifelong Learning Institute was outstanding. Without all partners and and especially our lead sponsors Daimler & Google Cloud the event would not have been possible. Below are interesting numbers and a wrap up of event highlights from the 4-day conference.

1 Numbers and Facts

* 3,301 attendees over 4 days, 203 speakers and 99 volunteers.

* 5 keynotes, 235 scheduled sessions and more than 50 project showcases/exhibitors.

* 53 nationalities, 66.8% Singapore, followed by India, US, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Germany etc.

* 54.7% software engineers, 7.7% Founders & Executive Level, 7.9% Manager & Senior Manager, 14.3% Academic Sector (CS students, lecturers and teachers)

* Talks are already available as videos. Hundreds of photos have been uploaded to social networks. Check out a short recap of the summit:

2. Conference Highlights

2.1 Opening Ceremony and Keynotes

Teo Ser Luck, Singapore Member of Parliament congratulated FOSSASIA on playing an important role as the melting pot for businesses software developers and government agencies to innovate ICT solutions. Mr. Teo emphasized that Open Source technology could benefit local businesses and workforce, “Only because the code is open we are able to talk about it. Open code is a wonderful present to the community.”

Mr Teo Ser Luck on Open Tech in Singapore

Jonas von Malottki, Senior Manager Finance at Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz), introduced the Free and Open Source solutions being used within its products and explained how they thrived to support and collaborate with the Open Source community. According to Jonas, automakers were trying to become software companies, and just like in the tech industry Open Source was the way to move forward.

Kaz Sato, Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team presented different examples of business model around the world where non-techies have adopted TensorFlow and Cloud ML to solve their real-world problems.

Kaz Sato, Real-world Machine Learning with TensorFlow and Cloud ML

A Panel on AI, Cloud, Blockchain and the Conversational Web brought technologists, developers and journalists together, discussed where the society is heading in the face of this rapid change as well as where opportunities and challenges awaited.  The panelists were Frank Karlitschek (Founder Nextcloud), Liang Moung (Head of Digital Technology Singapore Press Holdings), Ramji Venkateswaran (Global Head of Cloud Ecosystem Development & Head of Cloud Services Asia J.P. Morgan), Dr Graham Williams (Data Science Director, APAC – Microsoft). The panel was moderated by Mario Behling (Founder, Eventyay).

‘Ready for Future Mobility’ was another keynote emphasized the adaptation of open source in the automotive industry. Vlado Koljibabic (Head of CASE IT at Daimler AG) and his colleague Ronald Grasman (Lead Solution Architect eDrive@VANs) explained how Daimler sees Free Open Source Software as a solution that could support to master the challenge of convenient charging in the future. Check out an interview with Vlado to learn more about open source within Daimler. 

The opening session finished by a featured speech of Hong Phuc Dang (Founder of FOSSASIA) on How FOSSASIA Scales Up and What Comes Next.

Hong Phuc Dang, Founder of FOSSASIA

CodeHeat Award Ceremony

FOSSASIA self-run coding contest CodeHeat took place from September 2017 to February 2018. The aim of Codeheat is to encourage more developers to get involved in and to contribute to the FOSSASIA open source projects

650 developers had participated in this year’s contest and more than 2,000 pull requests had been made within the 6-month period. Three grand prize winners were invited to present their work at the FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2018.

2.2 Track Summary

Artificial Intelligence Track

AI track focused on topics around natural language processing, how to build skills and actions for voice assistants or how to create Open Source chatbots. It also gave an introduction to existing solutions SUSI.AI, Bot Framework, Tensorflow, Dataprep and more.

SUSI.AI Showcase by Michael Christen

During this first session in the Artificial Intelligence track, Michael Christen, Founder SUSI.AI delivered a talk to predict the future of search engines when the answers to all questions to be provided within the framework of conversational interfaces. Michael also suggested that free and open source implementations of digital assistants would be challenged by the complexity of the conversational web ecosphere of smart devices and the ability to create intelligent skills out of cloud services.

Markku Lepisto, Google Cloud Solutions Architect (APAC & Japan) showed the audience how to build IoT devices and solutions that engage their users in a natural manner with Machine Learning. He also used two Barbies and real device to assist his live demonstrations and provided code examples.

Markku and his Barbie friends

An advanced Deep Learning Workshop has been extended substantially since the last FOSSASIA Summit. This year, Martin Andrews continued to go through different “cutting-edge” topics in Deep Learning. Consequently, participants are able to install the working examples on their own machines, tweak and extend them for themselves.

Large Scale Deep Neural Network Training by Chris Auld gave another interesting angle into the topic of AI & ML

Large Scale Deep Neural Network Training by Chris Auld

Cloud, Container, DevOps Track

There were several discussions on how to save business resources and how to be more efficient by deploying solutions such as Kubernetes, Serverless Architecture, Microservices, Docker Kompose, Omnibus, OpenStack, Virtual Kubelet, and Continuous Integration.

Chris Aniszczyk – CTO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation shared lessons learned from Internet scale companies like Google and others on using containers to manage applications  over a decade. Matthew Treinish presented his experience on building a small compute cloud from scratch and gave an introduction to OpenStack. Among the highlights were several talks and workshops on the use of Kubernetes and Machine Learning with Tensorflow conducted by Google developer advocate team. Check out more sessions on FOSSASIA videos. 

Blockchain Track

The Blockchain track included talks on the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, and the use of blockchain technology in the fields of finance and education, and in applications such as Internet of Things (IoT) and smart contracts. Besides, a hands-on workshop using real Bitcoin mining hardware was conducted.

The track also spotlighted a panel on ‘Solving World Problems with Blockchain and Open Source’, where panelist discussed real-life application cases of Blockchain apart from the hype.  The question about energy consumption to generate blockchains and its impact on the society was raised at this panel.

Solving World Problems with Blockchain and Open Source

Cybersecurity Track

Cybersecurity track covered sessions on Encryption with PGP, SELinux, Secrets Management, Backups, QubesOS, Securing Web and Javascript apps. Some of the highlights were:

* A Security State of Mind: Compliance and Vulnerability Audits for Containers by Chris Van Tuin (Chief Technologist, Red Hat) – discussed the top security risks in a container environment including container images, builds, registry, CI/CD, and host.

* Codifying Security and Modern Secrets Management by Seth Vargo (Developer Advocate, Google) –  discussed the principles of modern security and how a free and open source tool embodies and enforces the principles of modern security

* BareOS – 100% open source backups by Maik Außendorf

Web & Mobile Track

Web & Mobile track highlighted technologies used for the Conversational Web. A wide range of topics were covered with talks and workshops about JS frameworks, PWA, Android, Web VR and AR. Highlights include:

* Kotlin Native workshop by Stepan Goncharov (Engineering Manager, Grab)- demonstrated the implementation of simple client-server app using Kotlin Native.

* Automating Processes Using TagUI Tool by Ken Soh (Open-source RPA Evangelist, AI Singapore) – discussed about TagUI, an open-source Robotic Process Automation.

* Angular Framework in Susper by Harshit Prasad (FOSSASIA developer ) – Susper is a decentralized search engine that uses the peer to peer system YaCy and Apache Solr to crawl and index search results. Github:

Hardware, Science, Design and Local Production Track

This mixed track covered topics from design to hardware and local production. Lionsforge, with their open source laser cutters, set the movement of bringing production back to Singapore.

The Pocket Science Lab – an open hardware device (open in all layers) was on the spotlight. This tiny pocket lab provides an array of sensors for doing science and engineering experiments. It comes with functions of numerous measurement devices including an oscilloscope, a waveform generator, a frequency counter, a programmable voltage, current source and as a data logger.

FOSSASIA Pocket Science Lab

Open Data, Internet Society, Community

More and more governments, companies and citizens share data for the benefit of the society. This track brought up questions around use cases for Open data, possibilities of a truly free society, in the times of tracking devices, supervision technologies, how to keep communities engaged in Free and Open Source development.

There was a featured session by Douglas Gray, senior vice president at Indeed on ‘How to Overcome Obstacles and Take Control of Your Career in Tech’. During his talk, Douglas shared many tips and useful strategies that could help developers to tackle challenges, competition and proceed their way to a dream job in tech field.

Douglas Gray, Senior Vice President, Engineering at

Database Track

Developers of PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache Spark, MariaDB and NoSQL projects conducted sessions about Scaling TB of data, Real-time data masking, Replication Features, Performance Schema, BigQuery, and Immutable Key-Value Stores. The main focus was how to save business money with Open Source database solutions.

Joe Conway on Statistical Analysis in PostgreSQL with PL/R

Kernel and Platform Track

The Kernel & Platform track covered topics from the Linux Kernel to BSD and desktop systems such as Meilix or applications like VLC, learning about BSD network servers, hacking with x86 Windows Tablets, asynchronous integration of GPU computing with HPX many task processing, Unikernelized Linux, Open Build Service in Debian, and learning C from the trenches. Check out kernel talks on FOSSASIA videos. 

Science Tech and Education Track

This track revolved around the benefits of integrating open technology into different aspects of life, particularly how it could surpass traditional education. In addition, it offered solutions to making technology accessible and engaging to a wider public. Sessions also introduced available tools which might give citizens more chances to become scientists or simply to encourage the participation in science.

Building a Sustainable Open Tech Community through Coding Programs, Contests and Hackathons
Open Source Education

Open Event Solution – Eventyay

The FOSSASIA Summit was managed by an entirely Free and Open Source solution Eventyay (an alternative of eventbrite). This project is developed and maintained by FOSSASIA developer network.

In this track, the core developers of Eventyay (or Open-Event), namely Saptak Sengupta, Shubham Padia, Aayush Arora, Harshit Dwivedi, Dilpreet Singh, Sumedh Nimkarde and Abhinav Khare delivered several intensive sessions to address different aspects of Eventyay including setting up Open Event Front-end and Open Event Server locally, switching from Java to Kotlin on Open Event Android, Data Handling with EmberJS, Open Event and JSON API, and Decoupling and Demystifying Open Event Server.

Watch this video to understand Eventyay back-end and infrastructure.

UNESCO Open Science and Open Data Hackathon

FOSSASIA partnered up with UNESCO organizing the Open Science and Open Data Hackathon. With 92 participants in 14 teams, the jury had managed to select three winning teams (from India, Singapore & Vietnam) whose projects were assessed on the extent to which they could leverage Open data and knowledge in response to current pressing environmental issues, climate change, sustainable developments and gender equality.

UNESCO Open Science and Open Data Hackathon

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Hackathon Winners

20th Birthday Anniversary of The Open Source Initiative OSI

Italo Vignoli, Director of Open Source Initiative (OSI) had a presentation on the history of Open Source Initiative and called for a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of OSI. Through his talk, Italo summarized the evolution of open source licenses and the Open Source Definition (OSD) across two decades. He also explained why the concept of free open source software has grown both in relevance and popularity and explored trends for the third decade of Open Source.

Italo Vignoli, Director of Open Source Initiative (OSI)

Exhibition and Networking Space

There was a interesting mix of over 50 distinguished showcases from corporations to high profile start-ups and many leading open source projects

This open space enabled discussions and networking besides the main conference program. Participants could explore career opportunities offered by FOSSASIA partners, learn the latest technologies and projects development. In addition, a dev lounge, a relaxing space and an espresso coffee station created an excellent vibe.

Daimler Team
VLC Team
MySQL Team
AutoDesk Team
12Geeks Singapore
Coffee Station
VISEO Team Team
JPMorgan Team
Microsoft Workshop Team
Espace Team
Women Who Code
Hardware by Dunman High and Tampines High

3 Social Events, Non-Conference Activities

Pre-FOSSASIA Summit Meet & Greet

A pre-event “Meet & Greet” is an annual activity for overseas visitors. Impact Hub was the host of 2018. At this meeting speakers and attendees from around the world had a chance to mingle and get to know more about each other. A  session on Singapore Tech scene and how to do business in the local context was conducted to give some insights to FOSSASIA guests. A guided cultural walk around the island was organized and followed by a dinner at the famous Lau Pa Sat.

Pre-event Meet & Greet, FOSSASIA Summit 2018


A get-together Pub Crawl is a tradition of every FOSSASIA Summit. At the end of the first day, speakers and participants met up at Chinatown and started a fun evening by strolling around different pubs to taste local beverages and specialties.

FOSSASIA get-together Pub Crawl

Social Event

The Saturday social event was a major highlight of the event. A wide range of activities, consisting of a live music band, traditional Indian dance, performance of local artists, a mentalist show, Karaoke stage, a photo booth, a football table, an outdoor lounge, a lovely buffet with local cuisine and FOSSASIA’s signature homemade cocktails.

Traditional Indian dance performance
Magic show
Football table
Karaoke Station



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FOSSASIA Summit 2017 Wrap Up

The FOSSASIA Summit 2017 was an unforgettable event thanks to everyone who helped to make it possible! We would like to thank our co-organiser the Science Centre Singapore and all sponsors, supporters, speakers and volunteers. Below are interesting numbers and facts of 2017 and information on highlights of the event.

FOSSASIA Summit 2017 Numbers & Facts

  • 3,145 people attended the event over 3 days including 229 speakers and 60 volunteers.
  • 41 nationalities participated in the summit: 70.8% from Singapore, followed by India, Indonesia, Germany, China, Japan, Vietnam and many others
  • There were 23.6% female attendees.
  • 60% of attendees were IT professionals.
  • 5 keynotes, 231 scheduled sessions, 22 lightning talks, and over 30 projects and companies presented their work in the exhibition.
  • Talks are already available as videos. Hundreds of photos have been uploaded to social networks. 2000+ tweets [tw] with the FOSSASIA hashtag were posted during the event.

FOSSASIA Summit 2017 Highlights

The three-day program with nearly 20 parallel tracks made FOSSASIA Summit the biggest open tech event in the region. One very interesting fact was the entire conference was fully managed by FOSSASIA built open source event management system, EventYay. All the technical setting was also done in-house by the FOSSASIA Team. In the effort of making the event the best experience for visitors, FOSSASIA team organized a series of extracurricular activities including pre-event meet&greet, pub crawl, culture walk, social event, see you again cocktails, and a lucky draw.

Day 1 Opening Day with Keynotes

Chan Cheow Hoe, GovTech’s Chief Information Officer, emphasized how the Singapore Government’s central information technology systems and infrastructure drive the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and businesses.

Chan Cheow Hoe, GovTech’s CIO, photo by Nguyen Thi Tra My

Follow-up by an interesting story by Øyvind Roti who currently leads Google’s international team of Cloud Architects. He spoke about how to get involved and contribute to the Google Cloud Open Source products and related projects, including machine learning, systems, client-side libraries and data analytics tools.

Øyvind Roti, photo by Gabriel Lee

Andrey Terekhov brought Microsoft into the Open Source picture with some insights that many were not aware of. MS actually are the top contributors to Github and they are hosting many Open Source projects themselves. Andrey explained in details Microsoft’s open source strategy and developing business in Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on scaling up open source workloads on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Andrey Terekhov, Open Source Sales & Marketing Lead at Microsoft, photo by Kai En Mui

The final keynote of the day was conducted by a German privacy activist – Frank Karlitschek the founder of ownCloud and later Nextcloud, an open source and fully federated and distributed network for files and communication. As the topic of the privacy and personal data on the internet are under attack by hackers and international espionage programs, Frank shared with the audience how the Internet can be used as a free and democratic medium again. 

Open Source AI Topics 

The highlight of the day was the introduction of SUSI AIFOSSAISA’s Open Source Personal Assistant. Michael Christen, founder and also core developer talked about SUSI’s current development stage as well as project’s ambition and the plan for the future. He demonstrated some amazing things you can do with SUSI such as searching for locations, finding translations in over 100 languages, asking SUSI travel information, weather etc. One of the exciting features is the auto-improvement ability: the more you interact with SUSI, the better and accurate its answers become. Michael also showed the audience how they can actually contribute and create the largest corpus of knowledge for SUSI AI Assistant.

Michael Christen about SUSI AI, OpenAI and the role of Elon Musk, photo by Michael Cannon

Liling Tan, a data scientist from Rakuten, spoke about Natural Language Processing (NLP) which is the task of the computationally understanding and production of human languages, often using a mix of hand-crafted rules and machine learning techniques. Konrad Willi Döring brought AI to next level when he presented the Brainduino Project including a brief introduction to EEG-based brain-computer interfaces as well as a look into the future of BCI technology.

Konrad Willi Döring Brainduino Project, photo by Michael Cannon

FOSSASIA’s favorite speaker, Andrew “bunnie” Huang, came back with “Let’s Make Technology more Inclusive”. Bunnie and his team examined some of the cultural and technological barriers that have stymied inclusiveness, using gender imbalance as a case study. They later on, proposed a solution called “Love to Code”, which attempts to address the issue of inclusiveness in technology. 

The day finished with a panel discussion on The Future of AI with a diverse group of  five panelists: Andrew Selle (Google Brain Team, US), Steffen Braun (KI Group), Michael Christen (SUSI AI), Harish Pillay (Internet Society), Bunnie Huang (Chibitronics PTE LTD)

It was a very interactive session between speakers and attendees, discussing the possibilities and implications of AI.

AI Panel, photo by Michael Cannon

CodeHeat Award Ceremony

From September 2016 to February 2017, FOSSASIA held a CodeHeat contest to encourage more developers to get involved and contribute to the FOSSASIA open source projects, namely Open Events Orga Server, AskSUSI project, and LokLak. 442 developers had joined the contest, over a thousand pull requests were made during over this 6 months period of CodeHeat. Three winners and two finalists from the top 10 contributors who have contributed awesome code were chosen to fly to Singapore for the FOSSASIA Summit 2017 to share what they’ve done, and meet the open source community gathered here.

CodeHeat Award Ceremony, photo by Michael Cannon


A get-together at Pubcrawl has become a tradition of every FOSSASIA Summit. At the end of the first day,  speakers and participants met at Chinatown and started a fun evening strolling around various pubs, tasting local beverages and specialties. The hang-out has always been a great opportunity for speakers to carry on their unfinished conversations during the day as well as to enhance the friendship among visitors and residents.

Pub Crawl, photo by Ben Sadeghi
Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Brady Forrest and Sean “Xobs” Cross at the Pub Crawl, photo by Ben Sadeghi

Day 2 Extensive Day of Workshops and Presentations  

FOSSASIA Summit Day 2 is always the busiest day with an extensive program starting from 9 am until 6:30 pm. Dedicated tracks included Startup and Business Development – Database PGDay – Open Tech Google Track – Python – Hardware & Making DevOps  – Security and Privacy – Science – Android – Debian Mini-Debconf – Tech Kids – Open Source Software – Health Tech – Web & Mobile – Kernel & Platform – AI & Machine Learning

Open Tech – Google Open Source Track

Stephanie Taylor, the Program Manager at Google Open Source Outreach team gave an educational talk about Google Code-in program as an early opening of the Google’s Open Tech Track. This introduction was favored by local students as well as young international developers. In the following topic about Future of the Web, Anuvrat Rao introduced the latest open technology to address critical user needs on the open web.

Stephanie Taylor and GCI 2016 Students

Andrew Selle from Google Brain Team carried on the session with an overview of the open source software library TensorFlow and discussed how the open source community has shaped its development and success. Devan Mitchem introduced The Chromebook, a new, faster computer that offers thousands of apps. He also showed the audience how to integrate and experience Android apps on this machine for greater productivity and flexibility. Denis Nek wrapped up Google’s Tracks by a talk about Model–view–viewmodel (MVVM), a software architectural pattern. In this last topic, he explained why and how he could solve many common problems of android developers using this approach.

Tech Kids Track

Followed up the success of 2016’s summit, FOSSASIA 2017 extended Tech Kids Track throughout its 3-day event. Many parents brought their kids along to attend the talks and workshops. Most importantly, these young attendees showed their great interest in Open Technology. The kids’ voluntary participation in the tracks completed the aim of FOSSASIA in fostering education at a young age. With the power of open knowledge, we believe the bright future of world leaders start from today’s education.

Elda Webb and Creativity workshop, photo by Ka Ho Ying

Kids workshops covered topics such as Git for beginners, software translation with WebLate, PyGame 101 Codelab, how to developer your first mobile app, make a DIY paper spectrometer, create a promotion video with open source tools etc.

Kids and guardians learn how to work with Git, photo by Ka Ho Ying

Science Track – Mission Mars 

This fun and educational workshop was organized by Microsoft Open Source Team.  In this rescue mission, attendees learned to create a bot using an open source framework and tools. They were given access to MS code repositories and other technical resources. Workshop participants had to complete 3 missions and 2 code challenges in order to bring the Mars mission back on track. It was pretty challenging but at the same time super exciting.

Mission Mars’ Winner and Mentors

Python Track

Python Track has always attracted good audience’s response since 2015. In this year summit, the track covered very informative topics ranging from metaclasses in Python 2 and 3, computing using Cython to Go-lang (a new open source programming language), Pygame 101, the effective use of python in Science and Maths with live demos of successful experiments etc. 

PyGame 101 Codelab Workshop

A 2-hour workshop was conducted by Kushal Das giving the audience the overview of MicroPython, how to update NodeMCU devices with MicroPython firmware and using sensors with NodeMCU for their first IoT device.

MicroPython workshop using NodeMCU
Python Mentors, photo by Ka Ho Ying

Database Track – PostgreSQL Day

This was the second year FOSSASIA hosted PGDay. We were delighted to welcome amazing speakers like Dr. Michael Meskes (founder and CEO of credativ Group), Maksym Boguk (co-founder of PostgreSQL consulting), and many other  PostgreSQL developers and consultants across the globe.

It was very interesting to learn how an open source database, PostgreSQL, has rapidly extended its application into the enterprise sector, one of the examples was how PostGIS is being by agricultural producer in Australia.

PGDay at FOSSASIA Summit 2017

Day 3 More sessions and the final keynote by Daimler’s Representatives 

Day 3 Dedicated Tracks consisted of Hardware & Making – Tech Kids – Science – Android – Blockchain – Open Tech – AI & Machine Learning – Internet, Society & Politics – Web & Mobile – Security and Privacy – DevOps – Database MySQL Day – Design, Art, Community – Open Source Software.

It was wonderful to have two special guests from Daimler headquarter in Stuttgart – Jan Michael Graef (CFO of CASE) and Vlado Koljibabic (leads IT for the new CASE business and COO of the Digital and IT organization). The presence of Daimler, a traditional corporate business in the open source world was not only well received by the audience but also triggered an excitement and the curiosity of the crowd: What is the background of the growing involvement and support of Open Source by Daimler?

Daimler in the house: Danial, Vlado, Hong Phuc, Jan and Mario, photo by Michael Cannon

Daimler AG is known for one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services divisions. The Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium cars and is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. At FOSSASIA Summit 2017, Jan and Vlado made an introduction to CASE – these letters will shape the future of Mercedes-Benz Cars. They stand for the strategic pillars of connectivity (Connected), autonomous driving (Autonomous), flexible use (Shared & Services) and electric drive systems (Electric), which will be intelligently combined with one another by the company.

Jan Michael Graef and Vlado Koljibabic from Daimler, photo by Ka Ho Ying

In their talk Vlado and Jan outlined how Daimler recognizes the power of Open Source development and we had the chance to get insights into some very exciting ideas how Daimler is planning to shape the logistics sector with services based on Open Source technologies. The company is even considering cryptocurrency payments for services in the future and is already working on using Blockchain technologies for its automobile services for logistics companies.

Daimler is looking for outstanding developers to build some very exciting solutions based on Open Source around cars and much more. Please check out Daimler’s job opportunities here.

Web & Mobile Track – featured OpenEvent (EventYay) System

Finally, there is an Open Source event management system said Mario Behling, founder of open-event (eventyay) and the summit’s co-organiser. During the last two years, the FOSSASIA team has been working on a complete functional open source solution for event organisers. More than 5,000 commits have been made from more than 100 developers worldwide. The hosted solution of the application is available at and ready to be tested as an Alpha product.

The system enables organizers to manage events from concerts to conferences and meet-ups. It offers features for events with several tracks and venues. Event managers can create invitation forms for speakers, build schedules in a drag and drop interface, implement ticketing system and much more. The event information is stored in a database. The system also provides API endpoints to fetch the data, and to modify and update it. Organizers can import and export event data in a standard compressed file format that includes the event data in JSON and binary media files like images and audio.

OpenEvent Scheduler – Drag & Drop interface

The Open-event core team of 7 senior developers came together at the FOSSASIA summit to showcase the latest development, make live demos, conduct deployment workshops and discuss future applications.

Featured Open Event presentations and workshops:

    • Better Events with Open Event | Mario Behling
    • Deploy Open Event Organizer Server | Saptak Sengupta
    • Scaling Open Event Server with Kubernetes | Niranjan Rajendran
    • Open Event API | Avi Aryan
    • Open Event Web App | Aayush Arora
    • An Introduction to the Open Event Android Project and it’s capabilities| Manan Wason
    • Agile Workflow and Best Practices in the Open Event Android App Generator Project | Harshit Dwivedi

Database Track – MySQL Day

This year FOSSASIA proudly hosted MySQL Day within the database track.  12 senior developers/speakers from Oracle around the world got together at the summit. 14 scheduled talks and workshop were conducted. Beginning with Sanjay Manwani, MySQL Director from India, he talked about ‘the State of the Dolphin’, sharing an overview of the recent changes in MySQL and the direction for MySQL 8 as well as an introduction to Oracle cloud. The day continued with selective topics from MySQL optimizer features to in-depth workshops such as MySQL operations in Docker – workshop or MySQL Performance Tuning.

MySQL Team, photo by Mayank Prasad

Additionally, Ricky Setyawan organized an unconference session or a MySQL Community Meetup Space where he invited the community members to meet and to start a direct conversation with MySQL’s developers. 

See you again Cock-Tails 

After the closing session, FOSSASIA attendees were invited by Daimler to join an after-event cocktail party. People were happy for the chance to finish up their discussions while enjoying the nice view of the city from a spacious balcony with finger food, drinks and good music from the local band.  

Engineers.SG Team, photo by Ka Ho Ying
Photo by Nguyen Thi Tra My
FOSSASIA regular friends Felix Dahmen, Joerg Henning & Emin Aksehirli, photo by Guness
Music performance by a local band

Exhibition and Networking Space at FOSSASIA Summit

The biggest goal of the FOSSASIA Summit is to bring people across borders together at a physical space where they can freely share, showcase, discuss and collaborate on existing projects or new ideas. We are happy to see many open source communities across Asia at this year’s gathering. What could be better than a face-to-face discussion over coffee with people who shared the same vision and belief: ‘With open technologies, we can make the world a better place’

Google Cloud Team at FOSSASIA
Dietrich Ayala from Mozilla sharing details about A-frame with attendees
Open Hardware corner with Dan and Kiwi, FOSSASIA organizers
Sindhu Chengad explained Open Source at Microsoft
OpenSUSE Booth
Michael Meskes (right) and Engineer from Credativ Germany
Matthew Snell from, Singapore
MySQL Team, photo by Michael Cannon
Thomas Kuiper from, Taiwan, photo by Michael Cannon
Men gathering at Pyladies Pune table
Wan Leung Wong from TinyBoy 3D printer project, Hongkong
Fresh coffee in the house

FOSSASIA What’s Next?

Mark your calendar for the next FOSSASIA Summit, which will take place in March 2018. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Singapore. If you are meetup organizers, community leaders, we would like to invite you to host a track at the next FOSSASIA Summit, please write to us about your experience and contribution in the open source world via

As always thanks to Michael Cheng and Engineers.SG team for all the videos, thanks to our photographers Michael Cannon, Ka Ho Ying and the team for capturing some of the very best moment of us. You can search for more photos by typing #fossasia on loklak (or alternatively on Twitter) or Flickr. If you also want to share photos you took during the summit, please add them to the group pool.

Another Group Photo by Michael Cannon

Blog Posts by Attendees

Throwback to FOSS Asia 2017, Michael Meske Credativ

FOSSASIA – A wonderful Experience, Pooja Yadav

Speaking at FOSSASIA 2017, Santosh Viswanatham

Team Reactives at FOSSASIA!, Rails Girls, Shwetha from Team Reactives

Ten ways in which FOSSASIA ’17 helped me grow, Nisha Yadav

FOSSASIA 2017, Edwin Zakaria

Canaan at FOSSASIA 2017: Blockchain Software for Hardware

Speaking at FOSSASIA’17 | Seasons of Debian : Summer of Code & Winter of Outreachy, urvikagola

FOSSASIA Summit Singapore and Codeheat, Rishi Raj

FOSSASIA with SE Linux, Jason Zaman

Lessons from {distributed,remote,virtual} communities and companies, Colin Charles

Get ready for FOSSASIA Summit 2017!, Andrey Terekhov

In The Heat of Code : A Mentor’s POV, Saptak Sengupta


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The Mission Mars Challenge with NodeJS and Open Source Bot Framework Emulator

Commissioned under the top-secret space project, our first human team had set foot months ago. This mission on the red planet begun with the quest to establish civilization by creating our first outpost on an extraterrestrial body. Not so long ago, the mission control lost contact with the crew, and we are gathering the best of mankind to help save this mission.

In this rescue mission, you will learn to create a bot using an open source framework and tools. You will be given access to our code repositories and other technical resources. We have 3 mission and 2 code challenge to solve in order to bring the Mars mission back on track.

We need you! Be the first to crack the problems and rescue the compromised mission! Your bounty awaits! Receive your mission briefing at the control centre after checking-in at the FOSS Asia Summit!

How to enter:

  1. Join us on March 18 at Foss Asia Summit (Singapore Science Center), Tinker Lab (Hall E) at the following timeslots:3
    • 9:30
    • 11:30
    • 13:30
  1. Bring your own PC or load one from the mission control. We provide internet access at the lab room.
  2. Fill up the registration form and check in with the form at the Mission Control.
  3. Mission briefing will be provided, you will be given access to the github where you mission resources will be provided, and you can proceed to crack the challenges.
  4. Badge of honors to be earned and bounty awaits the team with the best-time!
  5. Winners to be announced at 17:30! Be there!

Installations needed:

  1. NodeJS (
  2. Any Code Editor (Visual Studio Code/Atom/Sublime Text etc.)
  3. Open Source Bot Framework Emulator (
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Apply for Your Free Stay during the FOSSASIA Summit 2017 with our 100 #OpenTechNights Program

The FOSSASIA Summit 2017 takes place from Friday March 17 – Sunday March 19 at the Science Centre Singapore. We are now inviting Open Source contributors to apply for a free stay in a Singapore hostel and a free ticket to the event. All you have to do is convince us, that you are an awesome Open Source contributor!

The details

Developers from all over the world are joining the FOSSASIA Summit. We want to connect established and new Open Tech contributors alike. Therefore FOSSASIA is supporting the Open Source community to join the event by offering 100 free nights stay at a hostel in the centre of Singapore and a free ticket to the event. All you have to do is to fill in the form with information that convinces us that you are an awesome contributor in the Open Source community.

The Process

Step 1: Please fill in our form here before February 17 (23:00 Singapore Time).

Step 2: We will get back to you at latest within 3 days after the deadline if you are selected. But, also we are choosing very convincing applicants on an ongoing basis. So, the earlier you apply the higher your chances to get a free stay might be.

Step 3: The selected applicants will need to confirm their itinerary and tickets before March 1st to re-assure their free stay in Singapore.

Expectations of Participants – Share what you learn

1. Please support volunteers, speakers and participants at the event. Let’s bring all this good spirit of sharing Open Technologies and learning together!

2. Help to reach out to participants who cannot join us at the event. For example make some tweets, share what you learn on social media, publish photos and put up blog posts about the summit.

Our Team

Our team of “100 #OpenTechNights” – Hong Phuc Dang, Mario Behling, and Roland Turner – is excited to meet you in Singapore!

Apply Now

Apply for a free stay with #FOSSASIA #OpenTechNights and participation at the FOSSASIA Summit 2017 now here!

More Information

More updates, tickets and information on speakers also on our #OpenEvent system:

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