openSUSE is a Linux-based free operating system. It is completely dominated by the community. Whether a technology enthusiast, a developer or a business user, you can find your own version here. Besides, you will enjoy the experience of sharing with and learning from the people around the world.
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2014 is the first openSUSE Summit in Asia, which aims to promote openSUSE and other free and open source software in the region (especially in colleges). openSUSE.Asia Summit is a non-commercial conference. In the conference, we are going to launch a series of free and open source software lectures, discussions and workshops, so that more Asian users will have a chance to understand the concepts, use the software and join the community. Meanwhile, the summit also provides a free platform for Asian users to communicate with each other face to face. Participants can take this opportunity to learn about the related technologies and share their experiences. The first openSUSE.Asia Summit is scheduled on October 18th and 19th, 2014, in Beijing. We hope that it will be held in other countries in Asia in the next few years.
The first openSUSE Asia Summit Program Committee is ready to accept your proposals for sessions! We're also ready to register visitors interested in joining us. Your talk and workshop submissions should be fit for one of the four main tracks: End Users, Business, Community and Project, Technology and Development.
You can submit your abstracts in our conference submission tool. The submission period begins today, and closes Aug 18. Note that the first bunch of accepted proposal acceptance emails will be sent on Sep 1, allowing you to start planning your trip already. And of course, first come, first served! So, be in time!
The Four Tracks
This is the first openSUSE Asia Summit. The theme is:
openSUSE - Bring you to the free world!
The end user track provides the opportunity for the power users of any application to share their knowledge and share tricks they apply to get the most out of the applications they use. Know of a non-obvious but very useful feature, present it's usage to fellow Geekos and users in this track. Topics include, but not limited to, applications, desktop environments, multimedia solutions and games.
The business track provides the opportunity for those that use openSUSE and/or FOSS in their business to describe the unique challenges they face. This includes, but not limited to, issues and solutions of interfacing with regulatory institutions, other business, staff training, and changing technology course.
Sessions in this area should focus on project and community activities, including, but not limited to, project governance, marketing, artwork and advocate reports. In many cases, this sessions bring a strong sense of unity to the project as a whole as we discuss some of the unique challenges that an Open Source Community confronts. If you have ideas that can help a community be stronger, join this track.
Sessions in this area should focus on system technology and distribution development. Including, but not limited to, software packaging, development/testing/debugging tools/practices/methods. Infrastructure software, deployment strategies and monitoring. These sessions will help a few of our members gain understanding of the many tools they can use when working in development for the distribution and other exciting projects.
We will have four types of events:
If it is possible that your audience can practise what you share in a meeting room, you would better do a workshop.
You can send in proposals until Aug 18, but the sooner the better. We will start accepting submissions on Sep 1.
First the applicant needs to read:
Then please send the request through:
You are required to send application during Aug 1st to Aug 18th. We will review and confirm from Sep 1st to 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
The first openSUSE.Asia Summit will be held in Beijing, China in Oct, 2014. However, no Summit or Conference is successful without a symbol. The openSUSE Asia Summit organizing team is organizing a logo design contest. The best logo will be awarded with a special super secret Geeko Prize. The logo will be used for all promotional and marketing activities for the summit.
The Rules of the Contest are pretty simple :
A few simple guidelines can be found at:
Please send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org directly. It should contain the following:
The contest is open from now until Aug 18, 2014. After that, the openSUSE.Asia team will filter all submitted designs and put the ones which meet the requirements to the website for voting.
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Beihang University, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing, China. (北京市海淀区学院路37号，北京航空航天大学)
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Here we are opening up our registrations for the summit. We welcome you with open hands to visit our conference and also enjoy the rich Chinese history in and around Beijing.
You may register in our conference submission tool before Sep 30th. We are looking forward to having you with us on this Oct in Beijing.
Want a summit T-shirt? Be a speaker!
Registration is open and so is our Call For Papers: you can shoot in your sessions proposals! Once you are part of the summit roaster your talks and presentation will be added to our tracking system in order to generate a schedule. All speakers will get a cool openSUSE tee shirt also.
If you have any problem about registration, here we have a short README.