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openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 was held at University of Electro Communication (UEC) Chofu Tokyo on October 20-22, 2017. Japan is an advance developed country. Tokyo is a big city that can be compared with other major big cities in the world. While it is not the first time for me to go to Tokyo, I was so excited when the committee approved my talk, and openSUSE, as always, give me TSP to come to the event.


During the preparation we have  online meeting every week since February 15, 2017. I was so happy to help the preparation of this yearly openSUSE Summit for Asia Region. Indonesia community also contribute to provide the online voting for the logo contest this year through the voting site.

On the midnight on October 17, 2017 together with my friend Estu Fardani, I went to Tokyo.

It was 7 hours long flight. While almost half of the flight was so bumpy because the initiation of Lan Cyclone, in the morning of October 18, 2017 I enjoyed the clear sky with the golden hour in Japan air around…
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FOSSASIA 2017

It's been a while since last time I wrote to this blog. I've been busy with my work and don't have time to make a notes here. However there are some posts I write for openSUSE Indonesia, you can go this link if you will.

On January 12, Douglas DeMaio from openSUSE contact me if I have time to go to FOSSASIA 2017 schedule in Singapore on 17-19 March. I checked my calendar and the date was available for me. So I reply his email and said I will go there to represent openSUSE at booth.

openSUSE become Silver sponsor for FOSSASIA 2017, and also have 2 talks by my colleagues Gary Lin from SUSE Labs Taipei and Zhao Qiang from SUSE Beijing on Day 2. I (only) became a booth-person this time :-)

Doug sent me some stickers to bring to the crowd which consists of:
94 webcam covers
128 Tumbleweed stickers
108 Leap stickers
213 openSUSE stickers
174 OBS stickers
175 Portus stickers
116 Alex the Geeko stickers
56 small black Geeko stickers
78 power by openSUSE stickers
30 openSUSE pamphl…

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 - Note from a backstage participant

After openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 we prepare the 3rd openSUSE.Asia Summit. I discussed with Estu and Utian who accompany me to Taipei last year that 2016 Asia summit should be in Indonesia. We prepare the proposal and submitted to openSUSE.Asia Committee which I become one of them too. Asia committee received the proposal from openSUSE Indonesia Community who willing to conduct the events in Yogyakarta Indonesia in October 2016. After several discussion, we submitted the proposal to openSUSE Board.

Board finally agree to our proposal and decided that openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 will be hosted by openSUSE Indonesia Community in Yogyakarta Indonesia [1]. Alcho, a SUSE engineer from Taipei, one of openSUSE.Asia Committee announce it also during his presentation on openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg in June 2016.

We basically only have 3-4 months to prepare such a big event. I'm lucky that I have colleagues that I can work with. I should thank Estu Fardani, as the local team committee lead…

My Trip to openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015

I have several good friends from Taiwan including Sakana Max and Joey Lee, an active openSUSE members, and also Franklin Weng and Erick that I met during GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 in Depok Indonesia. All of them make me want to visit Taiwan.

In the end of July 2015 Joey Lee sent me an email to involve in openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 that will be held in Taipei on December 2015. Thanks Joey!

Since then I follow the IRC meeting several times, and knows many great openSUSE people from Taiwan, China and Japan. Al Cho was the busiest guy for the Summit, you did a great job! Finally on October 21, I got an email said that my presentation for the summit was accepted. The committee also accepted the proposal from 2 others openSUSE users from Indonesia, Utian and Estu.

I apply for Travel Support Program (TSP). It is the first time for me and I was really amazed by the application system and off course the team behind openSUSE TSP. On November 23, openSUSE accepted my TSP application. Thanks openSUS…