openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference 2020
openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference 2020 started on October 15 2020. Opened by Lothar Becker (TDF Chairman). Due to some problem in platform (https://oslo.gonogo.live), the organizer moved all sessions to Jitsi on TDF infastructure (https://jitsi.documentfoundation.org).
I presented “Building Upstream Contribution in Local FOSS Community” on day 2 (October 16, 2020). You can find the slide here. It was interesting that before my talk, there are three talks from the Asian side that strengthen the Asian community.
- The challenge of growing the LibreOffice Japanese community through events under COVID-19 by Shinji Enoki from Japan
- Building LibreOffice Korean Community and CJK’s common & different issues by DaeHyun Sung from South Korea
- Working with native/indigenous communities to build native language LibreOffice projects by Kuan-Ting Lin and Wang Larry from Taiwan
Actually, at this conference, openSUSE-ID help to live streaming some sessions because some people in Indonesia had a problem when connected to Jitsi. Though it ended with an internet connection problem in live streaming (and perhaps timezone, we are in UTC+7 so we can’t live streaming all sessions), it really helps. Here are the lists:
The conference have brought together:
- More than 390 participants from all over the world, 130 in parallel online
- In 107 sessions during 56 hours over three days
- From 2++ open source projects with common ground and roots in open source
- Over 1K unique IP address connected during the three days of the conference
Italo Vignoli, Chairman of The Document Foundation, in the closing keynote of #oSLO2020, asked participants to share comments on how to improve the conf experience, highlighting that this might not be the last virtual conf, although we all would love to have a physical conf soon. pic.twitter.com/wjyZ3BrVd0— Ish Sookun (@IshSookun) October 17, 2020
Thank you to all people who make this conference happened. Personally, I hope that pandemic will end soon so that we can meet in person at the next conference.
You can check the other blog post by Ish Sookun here.