Upcoming FOSS Events

For my friends out there who would like to attend and follow the FOSS workshops, perhaps the following links might trigger your interest.

  • Workshop on Open Source Software hosted by State Ministry of Research and Technology of Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta on October 29-30, 2007. Download the brochure here.
  • Open Translation Tools 2007 in Zagreb, Croatia on November 29 – December 1, 2007. More information about this event can be found here.

See You in Asia Source II

Asia Source IIThis sunday I will go to Sukabumi to attend the Asia Source II, an international event organized by people behind UNDP-APDIP and other international organizations in the world. The participants will spend their 8 days time together discussing any topics around the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) among the NGOs and SMEs in the region. It also will provide participants with a range of practical and hands-on sessions. I, myself, will be scheduled by the organizers as one of the speakers who will fill the sessions in the Afternoon Sessions program of the event. In my session, I will cover Content Management System using specific examples with Mambo, Joomla! and WordPress and also like to introduce the Linux distribution I develop, SLAMPP, to the audience. Other topics will be also presented on that afternoon program by other participants based on their own knowledge, skill and experience. It’s going to be interesting anyway to get something new from the experts directly. Let’s hope everything will go fine and see you all guys in Sukabumi.

Update (Feb 3, 2007):
Would you like to see some pictures of Asia Source II? Check this out.

Note: Due to the nature of the area where the event is held, it seems I would limit my online appearance during the Asia Source II. Thank you for your attention.

Invitation to attend Asia Source II

Today, against my expectation, I received an e-mail from Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme which informs me that I have been selected to participate in the Asia Source II Camp in Sukabumi. Below you can read someUnited Nations Development Programme quotes from the e-mail.

Dear Kemas Yunus Antonius,

It is with great pleasure we would like to invite you to participate in the Asia Source II camp in Sukabumi, Indonesia, between 22nd and 30th of January 2006. You have been selected to participate in Track 1.

Thank you again for your application. We were very pleased to have a very large number of high quality applications: we received over 300 applications from NGO and SME professionals and staff working at the local level across South Asia and South East Asia.

Warm Regards,

N.M. Devaiah
Event Producer

This news has surprised me a little bit as in the beginning I became pessimistic that I would be selected to join the event based on my experience and skills compared with other (potential) applicants. So, however it would be my honor to be a part of this event.

FYI, I heard this event first from my friend Yadi and we both agreed to apply together for the event. I don’t know if he also could join, as until now he does not tell me yet about it. But I hope he does. Good luck, Yad!

So, is there anyone else who has been invited to attend the Asia Source 2, of course excluding me, from Indonesia? Perhaps we could share some thoughts.