FOSSASIA 2016, pgDay Asia 2016 and MiniDebConf Singapore

The FOSSASIA 2016 conference is taking place next month, 18-20 March at the Science Centre Singapore. The FOSSASIA community has also offered to host a MiniDebConf Singapore 2016 and pgDay Asia 2016. With sufficient interest from volunteers and participants, these events could do a lot to raise the profile of free software in the region.

Applications from speakers and exhibition tables are still possible using the form.

Real-time communications technology at FOSSASIA 2016

We are currently discussing a Real-time lounge and demo area for FOSSASIA, hopefully with a live linkup to the FSF's LibrePlanet 2016 in Boston.

FOSSASIA have invited a number of developers to speak about SIP, XMPP, WebRTC and peer-to-peer communications solutions. Hopefully exact attendance and scheduling can be publicised soon.

Sponsors needed

Bringing leading free software developers to Singapore is not easy and further sponsorship is needed to ensure all the speakers who would like to participate can get there. If you or your organization can help with funding or accommodation please make contact.

Google Summer of Code

If you want to be selected for Google Summer of Code 2016 and you live in Singapore or a neighbouring country, FOSSASIA could be a great opportunity to meet potential mentors, hack on things together and talk about project ideas. Free software development is a community activity and the more you engage with the community, the more confident mentors are likely to be about selecting you.

Questions and contact

For general questions about FOSSASIA 2016 and Singapore, please ask the FOSSASIA mailing list. For questions about the MiniDebConf, see debconf-discuss and for pgDay Asia, please join the pgday-asia mailing list or otherwise try pgsql-general or the seasiapug regional list.