openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 – Taipei

I attended openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 in National Taiwan University Science and Technology, Taipei on August 11-12, 2018. This conference is part of big event, COSCUP 2018 x openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 x GNOME.Asia Summit 2018. It was the first time I visited Taipei and it was the third openSUSE.Asia summit that I attended as a spakear. My presentation title is “Having fun with KDE: Creating a Plasmoid”.

I went to Taipei on the same flight with my openSUSE.ID friend: Kukuh, Didit, and Rifki. We arrived in Taoyuan Intl. Airport at Thursday, 9 August night. Then we go to our hostel at Daa’n District by MRT. At hostel, we meet Indonesia friend from openSUSE, LibreOffice, and GNOME who attend the conffrence.

On friday, we went to Taipei Grand Mosque to friday pray. Near the mosque, we had lunch at Indonesian restaurant. After we pray, we went to SUSE Taiwan office for community meeting. Next, we had dinner with Franklin Weng and some friends. The we joined the Coscup Welcome Party at Breeze SangGao Rooftop.

The summit day 1, I attended opening ceremony and listened the keynote speechs, Ana and Simon from openSUSE and Audrey Tang. Then, I joined some openSUSE and GNOME class. At the evening, I joined openSUSE BoF session, Indonesia and India presented their call for host proposal.

The summit day 2, I presented my paper at 3.00 pm, talk about Creating a Plasmoid for KDE with QML script as RSS Feed reader.

After the summit, me and some Indonesian friends went to Ximending. We visited the hitorical building, The Red House. Then, we went wo Ximending shopping area.

One day tour, We meet the some COSCUP 2018 x openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018 x GNOME.Asia Summit 2018 speakers and local committees at Taipei Main Station. We went to the, National Palace Museum. Fortunately, we had a great tour guide. He explained cleary about the main collection of the Museum.

The second destination was Taipei 101 Building, the tallest skyscraper in Taipei. The high speed elevator remind me of Tokyo Skytree that I visited last year.

At the evening, Franklin Weng invited us for dinner again. Me and some Indonesian friend joined this dinner. And Frank also gave us an Ezgo t-shirt.

Special Thank to:

  • openSUSE for sponsoring my trip to Taipei
  • Max Huang and Local Team for the great event
  • Franklin Weng for dinner and ezgo t-shirt