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Keynote Speakers

Lennart Poettering

Lennart Poettering

Developer of PulseAudio, Avahi, Systemd at RedHat

Lennart grew up in Brazil and Germany. He is well-known as the initiator, developer and maintainer of software projects, which have been widely adopted in many Linux distributions.

Colin Charles

Colin Charles

MariaDB Evangelist & VC

Colin Charles is a businessman & into Open Source software. He is a consultant, technical architect, world traveller, and occasional writer. 

Cat Allman

Cat Allman

Science Outreach and Open Source Program Manager at Google

Cat Allman has been involved with the free and open source community since the mid 1980s, including stints at Mt Xinu, Sendmail, Inc, and the USENIX Association. Cat co-chaired the 1st Open Source Track at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women. She is a co-organizer of the annual Science Foo Camp.

Bunnie Huang

Bunnie Huang

Open Hardware Developer

Bunnie's passion for hardware began in elementary school. Since then he has garnered a PhD at MIT in EE, and has designed nanophotonic silicon chips, wireless radios and robotic submarines. He helps to create Novena, an open-source hardware laptop, and Chibitronics, unconventional electronics e.g. using paper with circuit stickers.   

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Topics Covered

Open Data, Big Data, Free Knowledge

Meet Open Source experts who develop big data solutions and work with extremely large (exabytes) data sets like in the Wikipedia, Wikidata, or Internet search, finance and business informatics. Big data technologies offer capabilities for analysis in areas, including meteorology, connectomics, physics simulations, and environmental research. Learn about hardware solutions that gather big data such as ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, software logs, cameras, microphones, radio-frequency identification readers, and WiFi Freifunk sensor mesh networks.

Smart City/Nation and Open Design     

FOSSASIA features Free and Open Source projects and ideas for the development of the smart city/nation. A smart city/nation is able to respond faster to citywide, nationwide and global challenges than one with a simple 'transactional' relationship with its citizens. In the FOSSASIA community we design digital technologies to enhance performance and well-being. We develop tools, apps and processes such as 'continuous  delivery' for 'DevOps' to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to  engage more effectively and actively with the environment - a model for  the smart nation.

Open Source Software and Hardware

Leading Internet companies, such as Google, Facebook and Twitter (just to name three) have based their businesses on Free and Open Source Software. Free and Open Source refers to computer  programs in which the source code is freely available for use and/or  modification from its original design. The model is increasingly taken up by hardware developers and the maker and design community. New  startups, that  develop devices based on Open chips such as Arduino or  the Rapsberry PI, are springing up all over the world.


Stefan Koehler
Stefan Koehler (Germany) Linux Project City of Munich

Kushal Das
Kushal Das (India) Python Software Foundation

Emily Chen
Emily Chen GNOME Foundation
Italo Vignoli
Italo Vignoli (Italy) Founder LibreOffice Document Foundation
Julien Lavergne
Julien Lavergne (France) Lubuntu Main Developer
Michael Cheng
Michael Cheng (Singapore) Singapore PHP User Group
Brian Proffitt
Brian Proffitt (USA)  oVirt Red Hat
Mar Canet
Mar Canet (Spain) Soft Digital Fabrication
Rémi Denis-Courmont
Rémi Denis-Courmont (France) VLC Core Developer
Jan Jongboom
Jan Jongboom (The Netherlands) Open Hardware Developer at Telenor
Masahiro Nakagawa
Masahiro Nakagawa (Japan) Treasure Data
Georg Greve
Georg Greve (Germany)  Kolab Systems
Jacqueline Rahemipour
Jacqueline Rahemipour (Germany) sipgate
Eugene Teo
Eugene Teo (Singapore)  The Linux Kernel Organization
Andreas Bräu
Andreas Bräu (Germany)  Core Developer at Freifunk
Ryusuke Kajiyama
Ryusuke Kajiyama (Japan) Oracle/MySQL
Praveen Patil
Praveen Patil (India) ExpEYES
Rasmus Skjoldan
Rasmus Skjoldan (Denmark) TYPO3 Neos
Hu Ningxin
Hu Ningxin (China) Intel
Alyssa Quek
Alyssa Quek (Singapore)  Computer Vision Developer
Dominik Stankowski
Dominik Stankowski (Switzerland) TYPO3 Web Essentials
Roland Turner
Roland Turner Yahi
Akshay Ratan
Satoshi Nagayasu (Japan) PostgreSQL / Uptime Technologies
Gilles Gravier
Gilles Gravier (France) Director Open Source at Wipro
Tim Sutton
Tim Sutton (South Africa) Kartoza OpenStreetMap
Mohit Singh Kanwal
Mohit Singh Kanwal Pie/Android Developer
Bernd Erk
Bernd Erk (Germany) Icinga and NETWAYS
Soares Chen
Soares Chen (Singapore) Nitrous.IO
Kiat Lim
Kiat Lim (Singapore)  Drupal / CEO Pixel Onion
Jonathan Duke Leto
Jonathan "Duke" Leto (USA) Leto Labs/PDX Git
Chinmay Pendharkar
Chinmay Pendharkar (Singapore) Web Audio and Open Hardware
Sean Cross
Sean Cross (USA) Novena Open Laptop
Michael Mudd
Michael Mudd (UK/HK) Open Computing Alliance 
Prashant Kiran
Prashant Kiran (India)  3D Visualizer
Kartik Mistry
Kartik Mistry Wikimedia Foundation 
Efraim Pettersson Ivener
Efraim Pettersson Ivener eKita
Joerg Henning
Joerg Henning (Germany) Continuous Integration
Robert Reyes
Robert Reyes (The Philippines) Mozilla Rep
Ricky Setyawan
Ricky Setyawan (Singapore) MySQL
Akshay Ratan
Akshay Ratan KDE Developer
Rakesh Gupta
Rakesh Gupta (Singapore) MQ Spectrum
Choon Ming Goh
Choon Ming Goh (Malaysia) OlinData
Sudheesh Singanamalla
Sudheesh Singanamalla Red Hat
Sameer Kumar
Sameer Kumar (Singapore) PostgreSQL
Ankit Bahuguna
Ankit Bahuguna (India/Germany) Python Machine Learning
Fauzan Alfi Agirachman
Fauzan Alfi Agirachman (Indonesia) Mozilla
Piyush Verma
Piyush Verma (India) Big Data/Simversity Inc
Martin Baehr
Martin Bähr (Austria/China) Beijinglug/Chief Engineer at eKita
Leap Sok
Leap Sok (Cambodia) TYPO3 Web Essentials
Heena Mahour
Heena Mahour (India)  KDE
Aleksandro Montanha
Aleksandro Montanha (Brazil) Seebot
Gauthamraj Elango
Gauthamraj Elango (India) Mozilla
Cedric Honnet
Cedric Honnet (France) Tiny Wireless IMUz
Heng Kuan Yen
Heng Kuan Yen (Singapore) Docker
Paul de Paula
Paul de Paula (Philippines)  Drupal
Vishv Brahmbatt
Vishv Brahmbhatt (India)  FashionTec
Michael Kohler
Michael Kohler (Switzerland) Mozilla Rep
Wan Leung Wong
Wan Leung Wong (Hong Kong) TinyBoy 3D printer
Ranie Anugrah
Ranie Anugrah (Indonesia) OpenStreetMap
Biraj Karmakar
Biraj Karmakar (India) Mozilla Rep
Michael Cannon
Michael Cannon (US) Axelerant
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (India) Red Hat
Ayantha Randika
Ayantha Randika (Sri Lanka) Body-Apps
Barbar Cimpa
Barbara Cimpa (Germany) EdgeWorks German R&D
Archy Wilhes
Archy Wilhes (Singapore) Web app dev/Maths enthusiast
Handoko Suwono
Handoko Suwono (Indonesia) TiddlySpace
Shivam Verma
Shivam Verma (India/Singapore)  The Privly Foundation
Aditya Patawari
Aditya Patawari (India)  Fedora
Arul Kumaran
Arul Kumaran Luracast Developer
Lyle Kozloff
Lyle Kozloff (US) Developer Asian Hope
Mayank Prasad
Mayank Prasad (India)  MySQL
Chris Kruppa
Christoph Kruppa (Germany)  Lean Entrepreneur
 Maor Lipchuk
Maor Lipchuk (Israel) Red Hat
Thomas Yao
Thomas Yao (China) Shanghai Linux User Group
 Amita Sharma
Amita Sharma (India) Red Hat
Syai Mif
Syai Mif (Indonesia) BlankOn Project
Shumail Mohy ud Din
Shumail Mohy ud Din (Pakistan) Android
Sherman Chen
Sherman Chen (Singapore) Kendo UI
Santosh Viswanatham
Santosh Viswanatham (India) Mozilla
Aarti Dwivedi
AartiDwivedi (India) AutistConnect
Aahit Gaba
Aahit Gaba (India)  Software Licenses
Minhaz Av
Minhaz (India)  OWASP
Calvin Cheng
Calvin Cheng (Singapore) Haskell at Algo Access
Sumanth Damarla
Sumanth Damarla (India) Mozilla/OWASP Zap
Gibson Tang
Gibson Tang (Singapore) Laravel
Deepak Karki
Deepak Karki (India)  Beaglebone/Python
Shivji Jha
Shivji Jha (India)  MySQL
Dyvik Chenna
Dyvik Chenna Thirunahari (India)  Mozilla


Hong Phuc Dang
Hong Phuc Dang FOSSASIA Chair
Mario Behling
Mario Behling FashionTec Berlin
Harish Pillay
Harish Pillay  RedHat
Justin Lee
Justin Lee 
Walter Heck
Walter Heck OlinData
Dawin Gosal
Darwin Gosal IT Services at Yale-NUS College
Danishka Navin
Danishka Navin DevOps Specialist
Sebastian Deckers
Sebastian Deckers JS Developer and Entrepreneur
Preetam Rai
Preetam Rai Barcamp Organizer

Schedule and Tracks

Open Source Software

with the sub tracks web, mobile and DevOps covering topics such Linux, lightweight desktops, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, HTML, Git, Android, FirefoxOS, Docker and much more.

Open Hardware, Makers, Design

with sessions about 3D print, customized hardware production, Arduino, Rapsberry PI, robotics, Open Design applications, maker and hackerspaces, and Libre Graphics tools.

Free Knowledge, Open Data, Big Data

maps, Geolocation applications, data for the smart city, research data, Internet search, Open Government, Wikipedia, Wikidata, Open Knowledge tools, and E-science.

Technology and Society

sessions about patents and copyright for developers and makers. In Hack and Tell sessions new projects share their ideas and in lightning talks speakers will introduce their work in 7 minutes.


presentations and workshops about general-purpose, high-level programming with Python.

Thu Mar 12

  • 1:00pm Developer Welcome in town at RedHat Office (tbc)

    Singapore is the host for main offices of many Open Source companies in Asia. RedHat has one of its Asia-Pacific main offices in the city and welcomes the FOSSASIA community before the event start.

  • 3:00pm Visit of Singapore Open Design FabLab

    Let's find out what the developer and maker community is doing in Singapore.

  • 6:00pm Let's cool down in a public pool. 

    Public pools and community centers are part of the Singapore way of life. They are very clean and happily used by Singaporeans fo all ages.

  • 7:30pm Pre-Event Meetup at Little India Bar

    Let's experience the city in a nice bar in little India. Join us for informal meetup of speakers and participants of FOSSASIA who have arrived in town.

Fri Mar 13

  • 9:00am Welcome & Registration

    Arrival of Speakers and Participants

  • 9:30am - 12.30am Talks and Presentations on Open Source  Technologies, Software, Hardware, Design

    Developers, Designers and Hardware engineers will give the insights into latest trends and technologies

  • 12:20pm Group Picture in Lobby

    Don't miss your spot on the FOSSASIA 2015 Group picture.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch 

    Singapores exciting choices of food are available at restaurants and food courts at the conference area.

  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Talks and Presentations on Open Source Technologies, Software, Hardware and Open Design 

    Talks from speakers from around the world.

  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm Speakers Dinner and Social Event at Bugis Seafood Restaurant

    Enjoy yummy Singapore hotpot followed by a visit of some exciting bars in the area.

Sat Mar 14

  • 9:30am - 11:30am Welcome & Registration

    Arrival and Registration of Participants

  • 9:30am - 12.30pm Workshops and Talks on Open Technologies 

    This day we focus on hands-on learning and experience. Join us for workshops on using git, coding (Javascript, C++, PHP, Python and more) and open hardware workshops.

  • 12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch

    Singapores large choices of food from India, to Malay, Chinese, Indonesian and Western taste awaits us at local restaurants and hacker stalls nearby.

  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Workshops on Open Technologies

    More hands-on learning with workshops from developers and engineers from around the world.

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Let's cool down in a super clean public pool of Singapore

    Public pools and community centers are part of the Singapore way of life. They are very clean and happily used by Singaporeans fo all ages.

  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm FOSSASIA Open Tech Community Snack & Pub Crawl 

    Let's meet some locals and hangout with the Open Tech community. We will bring you to some nice Singapore pubs.

Sun Mar 15

  • 9:00am Welcome & Registration

    Arrival and Registration of Participants

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Workshops and Developer Meetups 

    Join us and follow up with Open Source developers and contributors.

  • 1:00pm Lunch

    One more day of exciting food choices in Singapore.

  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Workshops and Developer Meetups

    Follow up Workshops and Developer gatherings.

  • 4:00pm  Open Lab at

    Let's relax, code, design, tinker  and enjoy each others company at the end of a great weekend.

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Brian Proffitt
  • Join us for a free 2015 oVirt Asia workshop with star technologist Brian Proffitt. This 3 hour workshop is designed to teach us about oVirt, learn what we can do with oVirt virtualization, encourage collaboration in our community, lay the foundation for best practices in oVirt use, and help answer questions about the project from both a developer and user's perspective. Please sign up now.


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Recommended Hotels  & Accommodation


Splurge: ParkRoyal on Pickering

Located beside Chinatown MRT Station, walking distance Raffles Place, Clarke Quay, offices of Facebook, Google and business district.  Rate US$ 200++


Mid-range: Porcelain Hotel

Five-minute walk to China Town MRT, in the middle of China Town, close to markets, restaurants, exciting area. Rate US$ 80++


Shared: 5 FootWay.Inn

Hostel close to China Town MRT right in middle of China Town, very convenient. [Note: it seems you can find better rate on compared to hotel’s’website].  Rate: US$30++

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