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LibreOffice Conference Indonesia 2018

In early 2018 I got a news from community that LibreOffice Indonesian Community will held a conference in Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya (EEPIS) on March 23-25, 2018. I discussed with some member of openSUSE Indonesia community and we're willing to give our hands and also to open openSUSE booth on that event. I sent the proposal to Douglas De Maio from openSUSE and he agree to give some donation for the event.

On March 1st, I received some marketing material from openSUSE that we can put on our booth and distribute to the conference participant. Thanks openSUSE!


LibreOffice Conference Indonesia (LOCI) 2018 is the first LibreOffice Conference in Indonesia so as a user of Libre Office  since a long time I'm so excited to attend this conference.
On early morning March 23, 2018 I took the flight flying through the golden hour to Surabaya. It was still 6.00 o'clock in the morning and I'm very surprised that Darian, the local committee of LOCI 2018,…
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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…

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…