openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019 Bali: Call for proposals is Open

1. May 2019 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

The openSUSE.Asia Committee call for proposals for openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019 is now open.

openSUSE.Asia Summit is one of the great events for openSUSE community (i.e., both contributors and users) in Asia. Those who usually communicate online can get together from all over the world, talk face to face, and have fun.  Members of the community will share their most recent knowledge, experiences, and learn FLOSS technologies surrounding openSUSE.

Following the Asia Summit in Taipei last year, the sixth openSUSE.Asia Summit year 2019 will be at Udayana University, Bali Indonesia on October 5th and 6th, 2019. The past Asia Summits have had participants from Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Nepal, and etc.

Call for proposals

The speakers are eligible to receive sponsorship from openSUSE Travel Support Program (TSP). Even if you live away from Bali, please consider applying for the event.


openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019 will invite talks/workshop relevant to openSUSE and other topics like Cloud, Virtualization, Container, Container Orchestration, Linux desktop environments and applications since openSUSE is a collection of various FLOSS products. The examples of the topics (not limited to) are as the following:

  • openSUSE (including Leap, Tumbleweed, Open Build Services, OpenQA, YaST)

  • openSUSE Kubic, Cloud, Virtualization, Container, and Container Orchestration

  • Embedded and IoT

  • Linux kernel and file system

  • Security (Access/Integrity control, Cryptography, Vulnerability management)

  • Desktop environments and applications (e.g. GNOME, KDE, XFCE)

  • Office suite, graphic art, multimedia (e.g. LibreOffice, Calligra, GIMP, Inkscape)

  • Multilingualization support (e.g. input methods, translation)

  • Other software running on openSUSE

Please note that non-technical talks are also welcome. For example:

  • Explanations of FLOSS technologies

  • Development, Quality Assurance, Translation

  • Tips & Tricks, Experience stories (success or fail), Best practice

  • Marketing and community management

  • Education

Types of sessions

We will invite the three types of sessions as below. If you apply for TSP, long talk or workshop is strongly recommended.

  • Workshop (120 min + Q&A)

  • Long talk (30 min + Q&A)

  • Short talk (15 min + Q&A)

We do not forget exciting lightning talks at this year’s summit. This year, call for lightning talks is expected to be open in July or later.


  • The deadline of call for proposals: June 22, 2019

  • Notification to speakers:  July 15, 2019

  • Speakers TSP deadline: July 26, 2019

  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019: October 5th and 6th, 2019.

How to submit your proposal

Please submit your proposal to the following website:

Guide to write your proposal

Please write your proposal so that it is related to one or more topics

For example, if your talk is on security or desktop, it is better that it contains how to install these applications and/or demo on openSUSE.

Please clarify what the participants will learn from your talk.

  • The introduction of main technology or software in your talk

  • The main topic of your talk

Only workshop: please write how to use your time and what you need.

  • We recommend writing a simple timetable on your proposal

  • Please write the necessary equipment (laptops, internet access) to the Requirement field

Do not hesitate to contact the committee or a local community if you are not sure about writing your proposal or preparing your presentation.

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