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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 leader, Yan Arief who did the good job from administration to treasurer, and Chairrizal for preparing any equipments and documentation. I also should mention Kukuh Syafaat, almost all the artwork in this event was made by him. Together with Siska and Sendy, two other young people from Yogyakarta, we can start the preparation of the event.

While almost all the local team live in Yogyakarta,  I (and Kukuh) live in Jakarta, around 500 km from Yogyakarta. Countless online conversation and discussion was conducted during the preparation. I also visited Yogyakarta every end of month in the last 3 months to meet with the local committee. July, August and September are the busy months for us.

I want to thanks to all the sponsor of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 openSUSE, SUSE, Bekraf, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Kominfo, Fans, Excellent,Biznet, Cloudkilat, Qwords, Ngonoo, KSL Kusuka, and off course all the openSUSE Indonesia Community.

I leave Jakarta on September 29, 2016 because I want to make sure that everything is ok. Also I promise Sakana Max that I will meet him on Yogyakarta Airport.

The summit start with workshop on September 30. Around 40 people follow this workshop since morning. The session was closed around 5 PM

The 1st day of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 was really a big surprise for everyone. Total attendee around 500 which make it the biggest openSUSE.Asia Summit we ever conduct.
(Photo by Fuminobu Takeyama)

Summit was open by UIN Faculty member and follow by 2 keynote. I have my workshop "High Availability Cluster with openSUSE Leap" [2] after the lunch. My class is follow by around 50 people and they look enthusiast with the topic.

My workshop

Photo group in the day 1

In the day 2, October 2nd 2016, the participant still enthusiast with the events. We have 2 keynote speakers, 2 workshop and several class. I follow several class by SUSE Taipei Engineer in this day. The event closed at around 5 PM and I should say that it is a big success.

Photo group in the day 2

We got a lot of help from everyone in the community during the preparation of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016, so allow me to express my thanks to:
1. openSUSE Board
2. Andrew Wafaa
3. Douglas DeMaio
4. Manu Gupta
5. Sunny, Coli, Yifan, Qiang from SUSE Beijing
6. Joey Lee, Gary Lin, Max Lin, Ben Chou, Jeffrey, Alcho from SUSE Taipei
7. "Sakana" Max Huang from openSUSE TW community
8. Dr. Takeyama, Hatori san, Omo san from openSUSE JP community

A big thanks should be addressed also to the local volunteer, most of them are student from UIN Suka, the university that we host the event. Without them openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 won't be succeed.

(All the good people, big thanks to you all!)


Flickr photo:

This list will never be enough, thanks to :
1. Ahmad Haris and Glib
2. Didiet Pambudiono and KLAS
3. Everyone that help us to make this event happens
4. All the participants
You're all cool & rocks!!

See you next year!


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