COSCUP 2018 X GNOME.Asia Summit 2018 X openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018

Me with the boards of director. L to R: Nuritzi Sanchez (GNOME), me, Ekaterina Gerasimova (GNOME), Ana Maria Martinez Gomez (openSUSE).

This conference was special because it combined COSCUP, GNOME.Asia and openSUSE.Asia in one place. The conference was held in NTUST, Taipei City, Taiwan on August 11th-12th. The attendance numbers was 1364 people on day one and 784 on day two. For me, it’s my second time for GNOME.Asia Summit and third time for openSUSE.Asia Summit. I gave two talks, one on GNOME.Asia track, one on openSUSE.Asia Summit track. We from Indonesia had a large number of people including from openSUSE, GNOME and LibreOffice-ID about 15 people.

Day 0

Day 0 was on Friday, Indonesian team went to Taipei Grand Mosque for Friday praying. After that, we went to SUSE/MicroFocus Taiwan office for openSUSE.Asia Community Meeting. On the evening, we had dinner with Franklin Weng, Shinji Enoki, DaeHyun Sung and Nientsu. Then we went to welcome party by COSCUP.

SUSE/MicroFocus Taiwan

Day 1

Day 1 opened by openSUSE Board member (Ana and Simon), i missed this keynote. I was stand by on one of GNOME room on #301 because i’m taking care of GNOME slipers/sandals that i bring from Indonesia. “Supporting Miracast on the GNOME Desktop” by Benjamin Berg was my first talk that i attend. Then i attended “Desktop applications: life inside a sandbox” by David King, ” The Year of the GNOME” by Nuritzi Sanchez and “Plan your testing” by Kat Gerasimova. Then i moved to openSUSE tracks, among them “Journey to openSUSE Leap 15.0” by Max Lin, and “How Jogja Become City of GNU/Linux User Friendly” by Estu Fardani. Day 1 closed with “The bright future of SUSE and openSUSE” by Ralf Flaxa (President of Engineering for SUSE).

In the evening we had BoF sessions. First, i attended openSUSE BoF session because i’m presented about openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019 proposal. Then i attended GNOME BoF session although i’m late.

openSUSE-ID with Ralf Flaxa, picture by Edwin Zakaria

Day 2

Day 2 started with keynote “Welcome to Year 22” by Kat Gerasimova and Nuritzi Sanchez. Then i attended “Introducing Team Silverblue” by Matthias Clasen, “Flatpak vs. Snap” by BinLi, and “Using Inkscape To Design Shoes” by Iwan Tahari. After lunch, it was my turn to run marathon of presentation. My talk on GNOME track was “GNOME Recipes & Local Wisdom” and on openSUSE track was “openSUSE Leap & Flatpak”. After that i moved to openSUSE track “Introduction of Open Build Services” by Alcho and “Having Fun With KDE: Create A Plasmoid” by Yan Arief.

In the evening i had dinner with COSCUP team in the most delicious seafood restaurant on Taipei (sorry, forgot the name). I was the same table with Max Huang, Sunny, Edwin Zakaria, Ahmad Haris, Fuminobu Takeyama, Naruhiko Ogasawara, and Syuta Hashimoto.

Me talked about GNOME Recipes, picture by Nuritzi Sanchez

Day 3

Day 3 was one day tour. The first destination was National Palace Museum. I found the origin of “Mangkok Ayam” (Chicken Bowl) that popular in Indonesia. The second destination was Taipei 101, the world’s tallest building in 2004.

In the evening i had last dinner with Franklin Weng and Eric Sun from Ezgo.

Last dinner, tired face


It was fun. Because i’m part of GNOME foundation member and openSUSE member, combining two conferences that I part of them made easier for me to meet people from both of them even though I couldn’t attend all the talks.

What i expected there are GNOME booth with swag and conference t-shirt, but none of them.

Thank to Max Huang and team for awesome conference. Thanks to Franklin Weng and Eric Sun for dinner and ezgo t-shirt. Thanks to Nuritzi for GUADEC gift .ありがとうございました Ogasawara-san for Nikkei Linux Magz.
Special thanks to openSUSE for sponsoring my flight and GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my lodging.

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