GNOME Asia Summit 2019 Report

Here my story attend GNOME Asia Summit at Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik, 12-13 Oct 2019. I came as part of GNOME Foundation Member and as exhibitioner from Komunitas openSUSE Indonesia. We get booth as openSUSE become sponsor for GNOME Asia Summit this year.

It is my third time join GNOME Asia Summit. First at Universitas Indonesia, 2015. My first time held international conference as committee. Second at Taiwan 2018, join with COSCUP and openSUSE Asia Summit.

Pak Edwin, Joko Susilo, Rifky and me will be at same flight from Jakarta CGK to Surabaya SUB. We arrive at Juanda Airport 10PM. And order taxi to reach city. We will stay at Hotel near BRI Tower first. And will travel to venue at the morning.

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Foto by Edwin Zakaria

Day 1

Saturday morning, we order taxi and going to venue. After spent 1.5 hours. We arrive at University. But take break feast before join the conference. Arrive at 6th floor. Start registration, get t-shirt. And I meet some speakers. My old friend. Franklin, Shinji, Pak Aftian and many others.

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Goody Bags, T-Shirt + Tumbler

Lets prepare for booth. We bring many goods for the booth. We have stikers, magazine, webcam caps, and Gecko, of course. Our booth always crowded. We display a laptop running openSUSE Leap to demo. Many visitors ask, why we must try openSUSE? What the benefits? etc.

The summit opening by traditional dance “Tari-Tari Gembira”, talk from University and from GNOME Foundation. I enjoy the conference. The are many unique style at the conference. Less plastic, for example we get free tumbler for get drink. Snack and lunch will serve at banana leaf. So cool!!.

For day 1. I stay at booth. Answer question from visitor as many as I can. After lunch I join a class “Pegon at GNOME” by Pak Aftian. And back to booth after that. After coffee break, I accidentally bring lightning Talk about “IRGHS”, one of BlankOn product research. Only 5 minute, but still give me goosebumps. I talk partially in Bahasa Indonesia and english. After that, the committee get the session, bring door prize to lucky participant.

After day 1 closing, I follow Kukuh to Shantika. We get invitation for dinner with speakers. But Kukuh need take rest, so skip the dinner. We take dinner near hotel after Pak Andika back to hotel and Kukuh get enought sleep.

Day 2

After take break feast at Hotel, I came to venue with Kukuh. And back to booth until lunch. I get talk with Andre. I meet him first at GNOME Asia 2015 and at GUADEC.
I join talk “The experience of the KLAS roadshow to ignite the spirit of Open Source in East Java, Indonesia” by Darian after lunch. Nice talk about how to encourage people to start engage FOSS Community. After that, I join Syamsul Maarif class, talk about “Current State of BlankOn Linux Development” as me as part of Pengembang BlankOn.

After class session, coffee break, I join to main hall. Watching LT session again. There is Khairul, from Ubuntu Malaysia. He purpose to bring GNOME.Asia Summit 2020 to Kuala Lumpur. Lets do that!

After take photo and closing. We pack up booth and prepare back to Jakarta again. Rifki will not join us. He will going to Solo. But Kukuh will join us. Take taxi and going to Juanda Airport again for last flight to CGK. We arrive at CGK midnight. Take at taxi to city. That is long days for me.

Conclusion:

We held two big international conference and same month but in the difference weeks. openSUSE Asia Summit and GNOME Asia Summit. It is cool to see more people came, join and prepare to contribute for FOSS Community like GNOME Desktop or openSUSE. Some people came as speaker, talk for first time. Some come for their first conference in English. :D. I happy see new face, new people join community and hope it will last longer. See you again in online, telegram, facebook and mailing list.

Special thanks to openSUSE for sponsoring my travel.

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Estu~

Taipei, openSUSE Asia Summit, Power of Community

 

When you’re planning a trip to Asia, Taipei probably isn’t be the first destination that comes to mind, as it’s often ignored in favor of more popular tourist spots like Tokyo or Hong Kong. But don’t ignore a trip to Taiwan’s big city — it’s an inexpensive, quirky metropolis with some of the best night markets in all of Asia. This is the second time i’ve visited Taipei for openSUSE Asia Summit.

FYI, The last openSUSE.Asia Summit was held in Tokyo, Japan.

Here we go. Me and the famous Mr. gecko!!

Thursday 9 Aug, Day -1 (Travel to Taiwan)

This time, 14 people came from Indonesia to join openSUSE Asia Summit 2018 in Taipei. We divided to 3 groups. One group flight from Juanda Surabaya (Darian, Aftian, Joko, Rania). One group at morning flight from CGK (Haris, Edwin, Estu). Last group with afternoon flight from CGK (Kukuh, Didiet, Rifki, Yan Arief) And 3 others people; Tonny, Iwan Tahari, Siska join a separate flight.

My group is the first team landing in Taiyuan Airport. At international arrival gate, Franklin Weng pick us up to hostel, but we decided to visited Frank office before going to Hostel. We meet Eric Sun and their team. Artistic team who create video for opening ODF Reader on Android. The video created using Blender Software.

22.00 we arrive at hostel. Many thanks to Frank for deliver us. :D. A few hours later, 2 more groups arrived at hostel. We are stay at same hostel. A comfort dormitory with share room. First Hostel, not far from Daan Park. Let call it a day and sleep all the night.

Friday 10 Aug, Day 0 (openSUSE Board and Community Meetup)

Today we plan join meetup at Taiwan SUSE Office after Friday Prayer. We visited Taiwan Grand Mosque, not far from Daan Park and our hostel. Before Friday Prayer, we take breakfast at Sakura Canteen (with Indonesian Food), next to Taiwan Grand Mosque. After praying, we going to SUSE office by walk. We came late to SUSE office, after lost direction. What a day!

Main discussion on SUSE Office

We meet openSUSE boards, SUSE Beijing and SUSE Taiwan, openSUSE Japan, openSUSE Taiwan; Ana Martinez and Simon, Sunny and team, Alcho and team, Takeyama and team, Sakana etc. You can watch meetup video from Sakana here.

Lanjutkan membaca “Taipei, openSUSE Asia Summit, Power of Community”

Yogyakarta, Kita Pulang

GUADEC 2015 Gothenburg
Rabu, 12 Agustus pagi kita pulang,
Naik bus khusus bandara dari stasiun paling dekat dari hostel. Tiket bus sudah kita beli dari awal sampai bandara PP 120SEK/orang. Baca ceritanya di Gothenburg Hari Pertama.

Sampai Bandara Landvetter langsung berangkat. Pesawat pukul 14.00. Tujuan: Bandara Schiphol, Amsterdam. Lanjutkan membaca “Yogyakarta, Kita Pulang”

Hari ke 6 di Gothenburg, Swedia

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Selasa-hari keenam, setelah sehari sebelumnya hari pertama BoF, kita runding-runding trus piknik dan makan malam bersama.

Pagi hari adalah masak-masak. Siska nyoba bikin spageti + saus tomat lezat beli dari supermarket sebelah penginapan.

Hari ini kita tetap lanjut piknik. Sedang ada acara bagus di pusat kota. Pembukaan Festival Musim Panas!! Tiap-tiap taman ramai. Sepertinya setiap orang di kota ini pada keluar rumah. Banyak atraksi di tiap persimpangan jalan dan taman. Kita berhenti di stasiun Brunnsparken. Ada panggung besar. Mari nonton opera. Sebelahnya ada sirkus musikal. Sebelahnya ada taman bermain. Lanjut muterin taman kota yang sudah disulap jadi area pameran. Ada macam-macam stand. Lanjutkan membaca “Hari ke 6 di Gothenburg, Swedia”

BoF GNOME.Asia 1st Day

GUADEC 2015 Gothenburg

Setelah 3 hari hadir di GUADEC, Jumat, Sabtu dan Minggu. Hari senin, dilanjut sesi BoF (Business of Fashion) di kampus IT University (2nd Floor).

Menuju Lokasi

Ternyata letak kampus IT University adalah di seberang Folkets Hus, lokasi konferensi GUADEC. Nyeberang sungai. Kita naik fery nih. Lanjutkan membaca “BoF GNOME.Asia 1st Day”

GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 3rd Day

GUADEC 2015 Gothenburg

Hari ketiga, sarapan pagi. Meski sudah sangat embuh. (baca: Hari Pertama, Hari Kedua juga)

Saya datang ke lokasi konferensi setelah sesi siang di kelas Markus Mohrhard – “Integrating LibreOffice with GNOME Documents”. Markus memaparkan fitur-fitur terbaru dari LibreOffice 5 dan bagaimana kalo dipadu dengan GNOME Documents. Setelah sesi Markus selesai, saya pindah ke ruang Ellös bareng Alexandre Franke – “i18n and l10n: Why we’re the best (and why we still suck)”. Kelas yang menarik. Franke memaparakan kondisi Tim Translasi GNOME saat ini dan kesulitan mereka maupun kendala infrastruktur yang ada. Lanjutkan membaca “GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 3rd Day”

GNOME 3.18 Release Party Jogja

GNOME 3.18 Release PartyHei kita pesta rilis GNOME. Kalau kata Mbak Siska syukuran. Yak syukuran atas dirilisnya GNOME 3.18 dengan kode name Gothenburg 23 September 2015. Tapi kita baru syukurannya 3 Oktober lalu, Sabtu sejak pukul 13.00-17.30. Bertempat di Crytal Lotus Hotel Jalan Magelang, seperti yang ditulis di wiki. Acara ini dihadiri oleh lebih dari 50 peserta.
Lanjutkan membaca “GNOME 3.18 Release Party Jogja”

GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 2nd Day

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Foto Bareng!

Hari kedua. Badan masih gagal adaptasi. (Baca juga review hari pertama)

Saya agak siang ke lokasi, mau muter-muter. Waktu tempuh jalan kaki dari hostel ke lokasi sekitar 40 menit dengan suhu udara cukup merinding. Jalan kaki nyari toko jaket pesenan kawan dan sekalian nyari mesin atm (Baca juga cara ambil duit dari ATM). Sayang, ini hari sabtu pasar tutup, ndak bisa nyari makan edisi mureh. Lanjutkan membaca “GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 2nd Day”

GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 1st Day

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*njajal nginggris ah, nek pabalatak tulung dikoreksi, previous post.

God morgon!! This morning, I feel better after sleeping enough. Then take breakfast and using tram with small group. I, Siska, and some friend from Germany and Beijing. Because I did’t buy trem card, I plan buy it in trem, but no option use cash, coin or cc and only use trem card. And we just go out to station without buy anything (sometime like illegal passanger) 😀

Then just take walking to the venue about 1km from our trem last stop. Lanjutkan membaca “GUADEC 2015 Gothenborg, Sweden 1st Day”

Mengurus Visa Schengen

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Visa Schengen

Hae, tahun ini saya berkesempatan untuk hadir di acara GUADEC 2015  di Gothenburg, Swedia sebagai perwakilan panitia GNOME.Asia Summit 2015. Kabar baiknya, subsidi biaya perjalanan sudah disetujui oleh Yayasan GNOME. Lumayan! Kesempatan ini juga merupakan pengalaman pertama saya ke Eropa. Negara Swedia adalah anggota Uni Eropa, jadi saya butuh Visa (surat izin tinggal sementara) Eropa yang lebih dikenal dengan sebutan Visa Schengen. (Baca juga mengurus visa taiwan)

Daftar negara-negara Schengen adalah Prancis, Italia, Belanda, Jerman, Austria, Spanyol, Swiss, Lichtenstein, Belgia, Yunani, Finlandia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republik Ceko, Denmark, Islandia, Hungaria, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Polandia, Portugal, Norwegia dan Swedia. Kita hanya perlu mengurus satu visa. Ini karena negara-negara tersebut masuk dalam satu wilayah yang disebut Schengen. Hampir semua negara Eropa tergabung dalam Visa Schengen, kecuali UK dan Irlandia. Yak mari mengurus!

Langkah pertama adalah berburu informasi. Lanjutkan membaca “Mengurus Visa Schengen”