The FOSSASIA Summit 2019 is an exciting Open Technology event for developers, students, and start ups using open source to build up their businesses. It is a unique opportunity to share the latest innovations in open source technologies and meet contributors and potential partners. It will take place once again in Singapore from March 14 - 17, 2019.
Since the first FOSSASIA meetup in 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City, FOSSASIA has taken the lead to organize Free and Open Source Software conferences in Asia. Past FOSSASIA events have attracted thousands of participants, speakers from 41 countries, and hundreds of volunteers. The FOSSASIA Summit has an over the average participation of female technologists.
Open Hardware Creator
Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone, as featured speaker at hacker conferences, as international expert on the hackerspace movement, and for teaching introductory electronics workshops. He is also Chief Scientist and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.
Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on helping developers with Google Cloud. As a long-time Java and C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from the island of Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich of London, not too far away from the prime meridian.
Masayuki Igawa is a software engineer for over 20 years on a wide range of software projects, and developing open source software related to Linux kernel and virtualization. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Grizzly release. He is a core member of some OpenStack QA projects such as Tempest, subunit2sql, openstack-health and stackviz. He currently works for HPE to make Upstream OpenStack better for everyone. He has previously been a speaker at OpenStack Summits, LinuxCons Japan and the other open source related conference events.
Dr. Graham Williams
Director of Data Science, Microsoft
Graham has been an open source developer since the 1980's, with early contributions to emacs packaging, the TeX repository, Machine Learning toolkits, and Debian packaging. He remains a strong advocate for open source as well as a practitioner and researcher in artificial intelligence. In his current role with Microsoft he leads a team of data scientists, engineering projects that share their technology as open source.
Bunnie is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), chibitronics (teaching electronics through arts and crafts), and Novena (DIY laptop).
As a software engineer and software development manager in finance and e-commerce sectors, Ilya gained more than 10 years of experience in leading the development of complex software in teams, large and small. Before starting his own business, he worked in Europe and North America for several multinational companies.
Ilya Verbitskiy is the founder of WebStoating s.r.o., an agency helping companies to create a successful online business. Outside of work, he's a husband and father and enjoys sports, games and learning everything about everything.
Andrew Lee (Hualian, Taiwan) – an active Open Source Liaison focusing on the Debian and LXDE Projects. He worked on localization efforts of various kinds of local dialects and aborigines languages in Taiwan. He created various localization related packages in Red Hat, Mandrake, and Debian distros, and also creates and maintains packages in Debian for LXDE project.
Andrew Lee works as a software developer in the Build and Infrastructure team at Collabora and has 5 years of experience working with the Open Build Service(OBS) building both rpm and deb format packages and distribution creations for many different projects and clients. He is now making an efforts on packaging OBS in Debian distro.
Duane O'Brien is the Head of Open Source at Indeed.com, the world's #1 jobs site. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on both his experience as a developer and program manager at companies such as Autodesk, Adobe, and PayPal, as well as his experience supporting Agile transformations.
The Flowchain Foundation
Jollen Chen is the creator and lead developer of Flowchain, an open source based IoT blockchain solutions. Before Flowchain, he has been working on embedded software and full-stack web development for many years. His research interests are the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and IoT data security. Jollen holds a Master's degree in Manufacturing Information and Systems from the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. You can find him online at http://jollen.org.
Technical Director, Arm
Worked in the Linux and open source world industries for 20 years in several countries on all sides of the globe, has contributed to several open source projects and is best known for founding the Enlightenment window manager project and having written lots of graphics related code for X11. That's 20 years of programming mostly in C and assembly on top of Linux, shipping in 100+ million devices around the globe.
Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. Matthew currently works for IBM Research developing open source software for quantum computing. He is also a long time OpenStack contributor and a former member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and was previously the PTL (project technical lead) of the OpenStack community's QA program. He has previously been a speaker at linux.conf.au, OpenStack summits, LinuxCons Japan, China, and North America, Open Source Summit Europe, SeaGL, OpenWest, and FOSSASIA.
Dim Sum Labs
Hamish has always liked to bend hardware to his will, which led to a career as a Sys Admin and means that he is always trying to understand what is inside the black box.His quest to make computers do his bidding (and not theirs) has continued to drive his tinkering with software and hardware at home and at work. He believes in empowering others to also bend technology along with him!Hamish currently lives in Hong Kong - tiny living with his many tiny computers.
Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc.
As a PostgreSQL major contributor and committer, Stephen implemented roles support in 8.1 to replace the existing user/group system, SQL column-level privileges in 8.4, and Row Level Security scheduled to be released with PostgreSQL 9.5. He has also spoken previously at numerous conferences, including pgConf.EU, pgConf.US, PostgresOpen, SCALE and others.
Michael is the founder of SUSI AI, loklak and, the creator of the Peer-to-Peer Search engine YaCy. He is a Big Data Engineer consulting for some of the largest corporate players in Germany on search engine technology and digital transformation strategies. He is also the architect of the German Digital Library search portal.
Lim Tit Meng
Science Centre Singapore
As the CEO of Science Centre and Vice Dean of NUS Mr Lim Tit Meng promotes STEM as an engine for knowledge-based innovation economy; engages stake holders to share the mission and champions creative science communication. His goal is to inspire youth to see STEM as a powerful means to create their own future as well as solutions for the future.
Freedom Of The Press Foundation
Kushal is a staff at the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is helping to coordinate l10n for the project. Kushal worked with the bn_IN community and started his own Free Software journey as a KDE translator back in 2004. He is active in the Fedora and Python community and also serves as a director in the Python Software Foundation.
Long-time open-source developer, and largest contributor to the VLC media player project
Pivotal Software, Inc
Sachin Shridhar is Vice President, Customer Success Organization, Asia Pacific and Japan, at Pivotal Software, Inc. The CSO group is responsible for all technical services in the region including Solution Architecture, Implementation, Delivery, Consulting and Education.
In his role he is driving Pivotal's offerings to assist customers make the transitions to the software driven world, making software development a core competency and an advantage for businesses.
Sachin has spent over 2 decades in the industry and over a decade in markets across Asia Pacific and Japan. His experiences are in Services and Solutions in technology companies, helping customers and partners be successful with the technology offerings.
Prior to Pivotal, Sachin was the Vice President for APJ Services, Red Hat for over 5 years driving the pre-sales, consulting and education business for them.
Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where we held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Jason Zaman is a Gentoo Linux developer and maintains the SELinux policies and userspace libraries. He is also an upstream maintainer on the SELinuxProject and Community Lead on TensorFlow's SIG-Build.
Tristan Van Berkom
Mentor-A Siemens Business
NCHC, Taiwan | Clonezilla project
Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad
Rumah Budaya Sikukeluang
BVRIT HYDERABAD College of Engineering
Delhi Technological University
Isham Mohamed MI
Kloudynet Technologies Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
S M Sarwar
Robert Bob Reyes
Shanker V Selvadurai
Amod Narendra Narvekar
Dilum Maduranga De Silva
Oracle India Pvt Ltd
ITE College West
Divyanshu N Singh
Jean F. Queralt
The IO Foundation
Paul Lorett Amazona
Open Knowledge Nepal
Nguyễn Hồng Quân
Jonathan Le Lous
independIT Integrative Technolgies GmbH
SQUARE ENIX CO,. LTD.
South West Makers
Six Kin Development
Dr. Data Ng
Nino Stephen Mathew
TATA Consultancy Services
Mohammed A. Imran
Practical DevSecOps - Eracorp
Sri Harsha Gajavalli
Red Hat India
Click2 Cloud Inc
Son Le Thanh
Sanjeev Kumar Biswas
ScaledV Consultancy Pte. Ltd.
TeX Live Team, FOSSASIA
G. Matthew Rice
Linux Professional Institute
Anup Kumar Panwar
Tata Consultancy Services
Bundl Technologies Pvt Ltd
KDE | Clarisights
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Harin Nalin Vadodaria
Oracle India Private Limited
Organized by FOSSASIA
The annual FOSSASIA Summit is the premier Open Technology event in Asia for developers, contributors, start-ups, and technology companies in Asia. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to design, graphics and software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. The annual FOSSASIA summittook place in Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. Meetup groups exist throughout Asia.
The FOSSASIA organization develops Open Source software and hardware solutions with a global developer community. FOSSASIA was founded in 2009 by Mario Behling and Hong Phuc Dang.