I stayed in Chinatown which is the place that is quite attractive for tourists as it has many bars and shops with Chinese merchandise. Really convenient after a long day to get out for a beer and relax.
|Pagoda street, China town in Singapore, early in the morning|
The following day the conference started. On the first day there was only one track, with various and very interesting presentations. For me the most interesting were the talks about systemd, mariadb, Firefox OS and others. I also learned that knitting machines are the next big thing after 3D printing. I'm not a hardware guy but after seeing what some people make I wish I learn more about hardware in my youth.
I was quite impressed by the talk of Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Singapore’s Environment Minister) about open data and why it is important for a government (transparency). After the conference there was an organised event at Labrador park, where we enjoyed the barbecue while socializing.
On the second day of the conference, there were 3 or 4 specialized tracks. I mostly hanged around the "OpenTech" track which still had very diverse talks like: web development, developing methodologies, community, computer vision, etc. Interesting.
On the last day of the conference I was presenting about LibreOffice on Android (LibreOffice on Android, a development update). I made a quick introduction to the LibreOffice Viewer which is available in Google play, and after that in more detail about editing functionality we are working on currently and is sponsored by TDF.
|My presentation, picture by Michael Cannon (CC BY 4.0)|
After I finished my talk I visited other tracks I did not visit before but sadly the conference concluded quite soon. I'm looking forward to next year.
Thanks to FOSSASIA organizers to organize such a wonderful conference and thanks to TDF and Collabora Productivity to make it possible for me to visit the conference.