The first time I attended an opensource conference overseas — openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 at the University of Electro-Communication, Chofu, Tokyo. Last year we organized the same event in Yogyakarta, as a committee also as a speaker.
Glad, after my proposal accepted by the committee, then I prepared everything.
Friday morning, October 20, 2017, we arrived at tokyo, same flight with Andi, Pak Tonny, Dhenandi and Umul. The weather is cloudy and drizzle cool enough for us who live in the tropics. I and Andi headed for lodging in Bubai-cho, Fuchu.
On Friday evening we were invited by the committee to attend the wellcome party for the speakers. Proud to meet seniors, developers, openSUSE users and opensource activist from various countries.
Main event day 1 (Saturday, October 21, 2017). After the opening ceremony I followed various topics from the speakers. Keynote speaker Richard Brown (Chairman of openSUSE Board) talks about openSUSE – A Reintroduction and some parallel classes.
After the 1st day event was over, we were invited to join the dinner. We appreciate the committee for providing halal food.
Main event day 2 (Sunday, October 22, 2017), the day that I have been waiting for because I have to present my paper. My presentation title is Creating Telegram Bot for openSUSE ID Translators Team. Quite nervous talking in front of Richard Brown and Mbak Ana :D. After finished my presentation, I followed several parallel classes, lightning talks and the closing session.
One day tour (Monday, October 23, 2017). Yay! It’s time to walk arround Tokyo. Great, the weather is clear after Lan storms pass. We visited Hinode Pier, Asakusa, Tokyo SkyTree and Akihabara.
We returned to Indonesia on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Proud to be part of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017. Thanks to openSUSE Boards, Takeyama-san and local committee, Bos Medwinz and all my friends who attended this event. Thanks also to mbak Reina who provides her house for lodging.
Photos on Flickr: openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017
P.S. After this event some friends call me “Kakek” :))