Heya there geekos! As we have already reported, there’s an ongoing contest for the official logo for the openSUSE Asia Summit. You can read the announcement here. There have been proposals coming our way, but…
The news writer from SUSE office snuck into the openSUSE Asia’s trello board and found that they will use an open source voting tool for their upcoming events. Snoek is a voting tool developed during the SUSE Hackweek by Beijing R&D Team, SUSE. Snoek is written in Django and is eagerly seeking out more django developers to add more features to it like OpenID support and richer (picture, link) voting item support.
Source code of snoek can be found at : https://github.com/yifanjiang/snoek
and Yifan has also written a nice https://github.com/yifanjiang/snoek/blob/master/README to get you started.
All that is required is a little django and python knowledge from a fellow Geeko.
As a big “Thank you” for your efforts, the developer will also receive a free tee shirt shipped to his place.
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.
We announced the openSUSE Asia Summit yesterday and here we are already 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.
The openSUSE Asia Summit 2014 website is up on summit.opensuse.org and we’re looking forward almost as much to your visit there. as a real life appearance at the event. 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.
The first ever openSUSE Summit in Asia will take place in Beihang University, Beijing on October 18th and 19th, 2014. We aim to promote the use of openSUSE and other free open source software in the region. We will have a series of talks, discussions and workshops that will induct people into the openSUSE Project. The goal of the Summit is to provide a platform for everyone to understand openSUSE so that it becomes easier to use and contribute to it. It is also a great opportunity for openSUSE contributors and users from all over Asia who have only been interacting online with each other so far, to meet face to face. And to learn about various free and open technologies, sharing experiences with each other and having a lot of fun.
So what are you waiting for? Come join us in beautiful Bejing!
Our openSUSE Summit 2013 has just finished here in Orlando. We were hosted in a Mexican themed hotel in the area of Disney World, with our own special area setup nicely for our presentations and workshops. The location was a nice new touch for the geeko friends to reconnect and collaborate, if only because there was a large number of lizards all around here!
Weather wasn’t very loving down here in Florida, USA but being in such a family-like get together, it didn’t really matter. (more…)
As you may well know, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in beautiful Florida will welcome all Geekos to this year’s openSUSE Summit from November 15 to 17. This will be a great event, if the brand new schedule is any indication! It has just been made public, together with information about our keynote speakers. (more…)
We are happy to announce the Travel Team is ready to receive applications for sponsorships to attend to openSUSE Summit 2013.
This year openSUSE Summit will be held in the beautiful Florida, November 15 to 17 and the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will welcome all Geekos to this year’s event.
The openSUSE Travel Support Program provides travel sponsorships to individuals that want to attend openSUSE Summit and need financial assistance.
For Summit this year the TSP will work a bit differently. The TSP will make 2 calls, for the first call the deadline is October 3, 2013 and you can start sending your applications now! The results will be given before October 8, 2013.
The second call will start on October 11, 2013 ending on October 17, 2013. The results before October 22, 2013. Important to say that the second call is for those who had applied on CfP and didn’t have answer before the first call ends. Of course, even applied and no answer yet you can send your application on the first call.
About the TSP you can see at https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Travel_Support_Program The instructions are detailed at https://connect.opensuse.org/travel-support/
* A good application with good information will be processed faster.
* Always choose the most economical option whenever possible.Â People who need travel sponsorship, shouldÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â look for the best price. If the Travel Committee finds a cheaper price, that will be the price in consideration.
In case of doubts just drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not forget… The Call for Participation still opened so hurry up!
Your TSP Team
It has already been a year since the first iteration of the openSUSE Summit held in Orlando Florida. Our guests and organizers agreed that tying this community event at the end of SUSEcon is a very good idea and it was set to be repeated in 2013 as well. If you live in the Northern part of the U.S.A. then you know that November can be very cold, therefore, our organizers decided to go back to Florida this year and have everyone warm up to the never-ending summer in the peach state. Our event website is up and running and registrations are open! (more…)
While everyone is certainly looking forward to the upcoming openSUSE Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece (only a few days away) it is not too early to cast our view just a bit into the future and also get excited about our second openSUSE Summit. Especially for those on the west side of the big pond, a.k.a. The Atlantic, that may not be able to trek to Greece to join fellow Geekos the openSUSE Summit offers a great opportunity to meet fellow Geekos, hang out, chat, hack and Have a lot of Fun…. As in the previous year the openSUSE Summit will immediately follow SUSECon.
The openSUSE Summit will take place at the Disney Corronado Springs Resort in Buena Vista, Florida (just outside Orlando) from November 15 to November 17, 2013. Those registering prior to November 1st will get free access to the remaining session of SUSECon that take place on Friday November 15. (more…)