FOSSASIA is an annual event that focuses on showcasing free and open-source technology in Asia. The intended audience are developers, start-ups, contributors, students, and enthusiasts. It has talks and workshops that cover a wide range of topics. These include anywhere from hardware hacks to design, graphics to software.
FOSSASIA started in 2009 in Vietnam and has been a huge success since then. Companies can request to setup booths at Level 1 to exhibit their FOSS technologies. There are also a various kinds of tickets available for purchase, with a starting price of $7 SGD to the highest price of $1800 SGD. These tickets grant different tier of access and swags but all of them give access to all sessions of day, except the social event, which requires at least a Business Ticket.
FOSSASIA 2016 theme
For FOSSASIA 2016, the theme for the event was Internet of Things. It was held in the Singapore Science Center from March 18th to 20th, 9am to 6pm. Internet of Things has been a hot topic in the recent years and many companies, such as Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft, came up with software to support IoT devices, hoping that they can grab some of this lucrative market share.
Fedora at FOSSASIA
Fortunately, for this year, the Fedora Ambassadors from Singapore co-shared Red Hat’s booth and helped distribute Fedora 23 DVDs. One of the Ambassadors, Huiren, also spoke for the event, with the talk titled, “Opening Up Yourself”. It was a short presentation focused on the benefits of contributing to FOSS and Fedora.
For everyone who came to say hello to the Ambassadors, thanks for stopping by! We can’t wait to see you all next year.