Bali’s newest tourist attraction, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana status, towered outside the window as participants discussed all things openSUSE and open source.
A number of participants traveled from all over the world to join students from the university. The students volunteered with running the summit and many made their first contributions to open source. Attendees from more than 20 nations attended the summit. Talks at the summit focused on open source technologies, community contributions, healthcare technologies like GNU Health, packaging, using the Open Build Service and much more.
openSUSE Asia Summit 2019 [#oSAS19](https://twitter.com/hashtag/oSAS19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [@openSUSEID](https://twitter.com/openSUSEID?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [@openSUSE](https://twitter.com/openSUSE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [pic.twitter.com/EjMtLi6Jb9](https://t.co/EjMtLi6Jb9) > > -- Klmpk Linux Arek Sby (@KLAS_Activity) [October 5, 2019](https://twitter.com/KLAS_Activity/status/1180313825125388290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
Simon Lee and Dr. Axel Braun from the openSUSE Board provided attendees with a status update about the openSUSE Project and introduced Gerald Pfeifer as the new chairperson for openSUSE. GNOME’s Executive Director Neil McGovern gave a keynote at the summit; the GNOME.Asia Summit will be next week in East Java, which is the island next to where the openSUSE.Asia Summit took place.
The organizers from the opensuse.id community put together a fantastic summit for the participants had several social events to collaborate on topics related to the project and expansion of the project and open source technologies within Asia. The project and attendees expressed their thanks to sponsors who helped to maked the summit a success. SUSE, Simplify8, Radiant Utama Interinsco TBK, MyCoop, PT Boer Technology, Excellent, Bogorwebhost, Linksys, Fans.co.id
The openSUSE.Asia Summit started a tradition at the first openSUSE.Asia Summit of passing along the Summit’s photo album; the organizing team from the previous year passes the Summit’s photo album to the organizers who are completing the current Summit. Max Huang passed the album to Kukuh Syafaat during the ceremonial end of the summit.
> > A really great tradition with the [@openSUSE](https://twitter.com/openSUSE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw).Asia Summit; the organizing team from the previous year passes the Summit’s photo album to the organizers who are completing this year’s Summit. [pic.twitter.com/57lzBCctp3](https://t.co/57lzBCctp3) > > — openSUSE Linux (@openSUSE) [October 6, 2019](https://twitter.com/openSUSE/status/1180653390683987968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
That wasn’t the only ceremony. The conference started off with a ceremonial dance and opening remarks from the university’s staff.
> > Well, that's a pretty amazing way of opening a conference! [@openSUSE](https://twitter.com/openSUSE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [@openSUSEID](https://twitter.com/openSUSEID?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [#oSAS19](https://twitter.com/hashtag/oSAS19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [pic.twitter.com/FEIMkxPMgB](https://t.co/FEIMkxPMgB) > > — Neil McGovern (@nmcgovern) [October 5, 2019](https://twitter.com/nmcgovern/status/1180291056593756160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
Next year’s openSUSE.Asia Summit is planned to take place in Faridabad, India.