openSUSE.Asia Committee calls for proposals of talks for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 held at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology on August 11 and 12. We might have community day on 10th August before the summit.
openSUSE.Asia Summit is one of the great events for openSUSE community (i.e., both contributors, and users) in Asia. Those who usually communicate online can get together from all over the world, talk face to face, and have fun. Members of the community will share their most recent knowledge, experiences, and learn FLOSS technologies surrounding openSUSE.
This event at Taipei is the fifth in openSUSE.Asia Summit. Following the first Asia Summit in Beijing 2014. The past Asia Summits have had participants from China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and etc.
This time we co-host with COSCUP and GNOME.Asia, COSCUP is an annual conference held by Taiwanese open source community since 2006. It is a major force of free software movement advocacy in Taiwan. The event is often held with talks, sponsor and communities booths, and Birds of a feather. In addition to international speakers, many Taiwanese local open source contributors often give their talks here. The chief organizer, staffs, and speakers are all volunteers.
COSCUP’s aim is providing a platform to connect open source coders, users, and promoters, and promote FLOSS with the annual conference. The conference is free to attend because of the enthusiastic sponsors and donator. In 2017, there are around 1,800 attendees, and we plan to invite more than 2,000 people join COSCUP × openSUSE.Asia Summit × GNOME.Asia Summit this year.
The speakers are eligible to receive sponsorship from openSUSE Travel Support Program (TSP). Even if you live away from Taipei. please consider applying for the event.
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 will invite talks relevant to openSUSE and additionally topics like FLOSS security, LibreOffice and Linux desktop since openSUSE is a collection of various FLOSS products. The examples of the topics (not limited to) are as the following:
Please note that non-technical talks are also welcome. For example:
We will invite the three types of sessions as below. If you apply for TSP, long talk or workshop is strongly recommended.
We do not forget exciting lightning talks at this year’s summit. This year, they will be in Taiwan COSCUP style(3 min), and call for lightning talks is expected to be open later.
Please submit your proposal to the following website:
Please refer to the following URL for how to apply for travel support:
Please write your proposal so that it is related to one or more topics
For example, if your talk is on security or desktop, it is better that it contains how to install that applications or demo on openSUSE.
Please clarify what the participants will learn from your talk.
Only workshop: please write how to use your time and what you need.
Do not hesitate to contact the committee or a local community if you are not sure about writing your proposal or preparing your presentation.