Speakers

AMahdy Abdelaziz
AMahdy Abdelaziz (Code Artist Vaadin)
International technical speaker, Google developer expert (GDE), and full time developer advocate. Current interests are Android and Mobile development, including PWA, offline-first design, in-browser database, and cross platform tools. Also interested in Android internals such as building custom ROMs and customize AOSP for embedded devices.

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AMahdy Abdelaziz Code Artist Vaadin
Aayush Arora
Aayush Arora (Web Developer FOSSASIA)

Aayush is a certified Frontend Developer and an advocate open source developer. He has worked with FOSSASIA on the project Open Event Web app as a GSOC student in 2016 and as a mentor in 2017. He is a founder of `Small-Start`, which is an initiative to promote open-source work. 

His major interest areas include Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualizations, and Data analytics.


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Aayush Arora Web Developer FOSSASIA
Abhinav Khare
Abhinav Khare (Developer FOSSASIA)

I am an undergraduate pursuing CS major at Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad. I have been active in the open source community since I began college. I have been contributing to FOSSASIA since 2016, and worked on Open Event Frontend as my Google Summer Of Code 2017 Project.  I am mentoring students for Google Code In in FOSSASIA, and contribute as an advanced developer !    


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Abhinav Khare Developer FOSSASIA
Adarsh S
Adarsh S (Founder FOSSMEC)

Entrepreneur, Machine Learning and an open source enthusiast. Founder of a FOSSMEC and, the team head of an NLP based Project which was made under Government funding at ICFOSS, to bring NLP to regional languages.


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Adarsh S Founder FOSSMEC
Ahmed Syed
Ahmed Syed (Director Innovation Office SAP)

As Director for Innovation for SAP Innovation House team in Singapore, Ahmed Syed is responsible for driving Leonardo Go-To-Market in Asia Pacific. The SAP Innovation House drives key innovations around the Leonardo Innovation Platform to our customers. Leonardo includes Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Analytics and Data Intelligence. Prior to this Ahmed was in a Digital Transformation strategic advisory role for SAP APJ organization. He assisted clients in achieving their Digital Transformation vision and Best-Run Business capability. Ahmed is now focusing on enabling customers to realize their Digital Strategy. Development of 3-5 year strategic roadmaps encompassing the evolution of enterprise business solution portfolios from current to future state.


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Ahmed Syed Director Innovation Office SAP
Ajo Robert
Ajo Robert (Principal Member Technical Staff Oracle India)
Have 10+ years of industry experience which span across network protocols and core database server development for both in-memory and disk-based systems. My current role in Oracle involves working on different MySQL modules including RUNTIME (which comprises of DDL execution, Distributed transaction management, meta-data locking, etc) and OPTIMIZER (consists of MDL execution, SELECT query planning, execution, data type management, etc) is the perfect combination of exposure to core database principles and its implementation.

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Ajo Robert Principal Member Technical Staff Oracle India
Akshat Shah
Akshat Shah (Product Engineer Go-Jek)

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Akshat Shah Product Engineer Go-Jek
Alex Shinn
Alex Shinn (Software Engineer Indeed)

Alex Shinn is an engineer working on Indeed's job recommendation system. A former Google search engineer, he is a generalist with experience in natural language processing, building scalable architectures, and various AI technologies from expert systems to modern machine learning. In his free time he writes Sheme compilers and libraries and contributes to the Scheme standardization process.


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Alex Shinn Software Engineer Indeed
Alexander Bezzubov
Alexander Bezzubov (Senior Software Engineer Source{d})

Graduated in Maths from St.Petersburg State University, worked in consulting, freelance, independent research


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Alexander Bezzubov Senior Software Engineer Source{d}
Allen Day
Allen Day (Science Advocate Google)

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Allen Day Science Advocate Google
Alyssa Ong
Alyssa Ong (Technical Evangelist Microsoft)

Alyssa works with Microsoft's Commercial Software Engineering team and is the resident expert in bots. Featured in VentureBeat as one of the top 100 people to watch in the chatbot space, she loves working with startups and enterprises across Southeast Asia and bringing their bots to life (not literally). She is also a part time bubble tea addict, cryptocurrency trader and student of life. 


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Alyssa Ong Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Amit Bhattacharya
Amit Bhattacharya (Senior Software Development Manager MySQL/Oracle)
I am working with the MySQL RDBMS Product Team in Oracle Bangalore. My main responsibilities are* Technically lead a team of test engineers to verify and validate the new features and performance of MySQL Optimizer.* Developing and maintaining the test suites.* Development of automation frameworks and enhancing existing frameworks as and when required.* Benchmarking the optimizer performance.* Developing new tools for testing the database as and when required.Our test tools and frameworks are developed using PERL and Java.My previous experience includes working on RDBMS like DB2-UDB for LUW, Sybase-IQ and Microsoft SQL Server. Before joining Oracle I have worked with IBM India Software Labs, Microsoft and Sybase Inc.

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Amit Bhattacharya Senior Software Development Manager MySQL/Oracle
André Rebentisch
André Rebentisch (Organizer Open Tech Summit Europe)
Experienced Senior Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services sector. Skilled in Open Technologies, Interoperability and Agile Methodologies. Strong program and project management professional graduated from Universität Osnabrück.

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André Rebentisch Organizer Open Tech Summit Europe
Anton Babenko
Anton Babenko (CEO Betajob)
Anton is a fully certified in all 5 AWS professional certifications and has been working as web-developer, team lead, and CTO during his career. He has strong interests in automation, infrastructure management and exploring ways to do it properly and as risk-free as possible. Anton is an active member of open-source communities and a maintainer of verified Terraform AWS modules (850K downloads a month!). He also leads AWS and HashiCorp User Groups meetups in Norway, organizes DevOpsDays Oslo, and speaks often at various technical meetups and conferences. Last year he was a technical reviewer of the first ever printed book about Terraform.

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Anton Babenko CEO Betajob
Aravind Putrevu
Aravind Putrevu (Developer Advocate Elastic)

Aravind currently he works at Elastic as Developer Advocate. He has deep interest in Machine Learning, Security Incident Analysis and IoT tech. In his free time, he plays around Raspi or a Arduino.


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Aravind Putrevu Developer Advocate Elastic
Asankhaya Sharma
Asankhaya Sharma (Head of R&D SourceClear)
Dr. Asankhaya Sharma is a cyber security expert and technology leader with over a decade of experience in creating security products for industry, academia and open-source community. He is passionate about building high performing teams and taking innovative products to market. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

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Asankhaya Sharma Head of R&D SourceClear
Balasankar C
Balasankar C (Build Engineer GitLab)
  • Debian Developer
  • Junior Build Engineer at GitLab
  • GNOME Foundation Member
  • Mozillian
  • Administrator, Malayalam Wikisource
  • Administrator, Free Software Community of India

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Balasankar C Build Engineer GitLab
Ben Sadeghi
Ben Sadeghi (Data & AI Specialist Microsoft)

Ben Sadeghi is the Data & Artificial Intelligence specialist at Microsoft - Asia Pacific, providing consulting and implementation services on the Azure cloud platform.

Prior to Microsoft, Ben worked as a data scientist at MapR Technologies, applying data-driven, machine learning solutions on Hadoop. He has developed internal and external data products at Wego.com, a travel meta-search site, and worked in the Internet of Things domain at Jawbone, where he implemented predictive applications for the UP Band self-quantification platform. Before moving to the private sector, Ben contributed to several NASA and JAXA space missions.

Ben is an active member of the open-source Julia language community. He holds an M.Sc. in computational physics, with an astrophysics emphasis.


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Ben Sadeghi Data & AI Specialist Microsoft
Benjamin Scherrey
Benjamin Scherrey (Chief Systems Architect Proteus Ops)

Benjamin Scherrey. He has 30+ years of development experience, has been involved with cryptoledgers since 2013, recently completed a successful ICO for a client, and has been working extensively on contracts intended to execute on these cryptoledgers. He will share his experiences, insights, and more than a few strongly opinionated rants about the ecosystem and the forces behind the current state of affairs.


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Benjamin Scherrey Chief Systems Architect Proteus Ops
Brian Proffitt
Brian Proffitt (Principal Program Manager ‎Red Hat)
Brian Proffitt is the Principal Community Analyst for Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat, responsible for community metrics, onboarding, and support. A former technology journalist, Brian is also a graduate lecturer at the University of Notre Dam

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Brian Proffitt Principal Program Manager ‎Red Hat
BuildingBloCS students from various schools
BuildingBloCS students from various schools ( BuildingBloCS)

We are a group of high school Computing students and we love to do cool stuff in Python, and would like to share our love. 


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Sat, 24th March Exhibition - Tinker Table

15:00 - 16:55 •  Web development with Flask

BuildingBloCS students from various schools BuildingBloCS
Bunnie Huang
Bunnie Huang (Freelancer Chibitronics PTE LTD)

bunnie is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), chibitronics (teaching electronics through arts and crafts), and Novena (DIY laptop). He received his PhD in EE from MIT in 2002. He currently lives in Singapore where he runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and he actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.


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Bunnie Huang Freelancer Chibitronics PTE LTD
Calvin Cheng
Calvin Cheng (Learn Blockchain and DLTs Cara)

I design and code


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Calvin Cheng Learn Blockchain and DLTs Cara
Camilo Libedinsky
Camilo Libedinsky (Assistant Professor National University of Singapore)

Camilo Libedinsky is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology of NUS, a principal investigator at the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), and a joint Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR. He received his B.Sc. from Universidad de Chile and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

His lab aims to understand the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive function at the level of populations of individual neurons (or circuits), and to apply this knowledge to develop novel neurotechnologies.


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Camilo Libedinsky Assistant Professor National University of Singapore
Carsten Haitzler
Carsten Haitzler (Master Engineer Samsung Electronics)

Worked in the Linux and open source world industries for 20 years in several countries on all sides of the globe, has contributed to several open source projects and is best known for founding the Enlightenment window manager project and having written lots of graphics related code for X11. That's 20 years of programming mostly in C and assembly on top of Linux, shipping in 100+ million devices around the globe.


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Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

15:30 - 15:40 •  The Summit 2018 Overview

Sat, 24th March Training room 4-3

13:00 - 14:55 •  Learn C from the trenches

Carsten Haitzler Master Engineer Samsung Electronics
Cat Allman
Cat Allman ( Google)

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Cat Allman Google
Chaithra M G
Chaithra M G (Principal MySQL Software Developer Oracle)
Chaithra Gopalaredy has been working with MySQL database team since 2011. She is currently employed by Oracle, based in India, Bangalore. She is Principal Software Developer for the Optimizer Team of the MySQL database. She has a background in the database industry, working for Alcatel Lucent's DataBlitz main memory database in past.

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Chaithra M G Principal MySQL Software Developer Oracle
Chandan Kumar
Chandan Kumar (Software Engineer Red Hat)

I am currently working as a Software Engineer in Red Hat (India) on RDO and OpenStack project.

I am one of the Organizer of Python Pune meetup as well as coordinator of dgplug.


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Chandan Kumar Software Engineer Red Hat
Chathu Vishwajith
Chathu Vishwajith (Organizer Sri Lanka Unity Developers User Group)

I'm a Co-Founder of a Startup where few of its products are powered by Full-stack JS. I'm an Auth0 Ambassador, Co-Organizer of Colombo JS Meetup and Organizer of Sri Lanka Unity Developers User Group. I have started working with NodeJS since 2012 and I love it. I Co-founded Colombo JS Meetup in 2013 and keep educating and having discussions about JS for almost four years now. Currently working on Full-stack sales app which has NodeJS backend to serve API and Angular 4 Dashboard with Ionic 3 Mobile app. 


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Chathu Vishwajith Organizer Sri Lanka Unity Developers User Group
Chen Yiyang
Chen Yiyang (Student Dunman High School)

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Sat, 24th March Exhibition - Hardware Corner

13:00 - 14:55 •  Machine Learning Workshop

Chen Yiyang Student Dunman High School
Chen, Yi - Xi
Chen, Yi - Xi (Electrical Engineer Student NCKU)

Third grade college student who major in electrical engineering.

2016 information volunteer in Mongolia, teaching Maker skill and opensource software.

Teaching assistant in college, promoting the value of free software .


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Chen, Yi - Xi Electrical Engineer Student NCKU
Cherry G. Mathew
Cherry G. Mathew (Founding Member Hackbeach and Hillhacks)

Cherry G. Mathew is a C programmer with geo-libertarian political views, anarchist tendencies and some FOSS contributions - mostly to theBSD operating system ecosystem.As a Software Engineer, he has written programs which are mostly user invisible. As a Hardware Engineer, he has built an autonomous fruit picking robot which was very user visible. As an activist he has been a road warrior to campaign for grassroots access to FOSS. As an techno-anarchist and community organiser, he has been a founding member of two hacker conferences. 


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Cherry G. Mathew Founding Member Hackbeach and Hillhacks
Chetankumar Khatri
Chetankumar Khatri (Data Science Lead Accion labs Inc.)

Chetan Khatri is working as a Technical Lead at Accionlabs, he has diverse experience in field of Data Science and Machine learning. He is upstream committer at Apache Spark, Apache HBase, Apache Spark - HBase Connector, Elixir Lang. He has been authored curriculum of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Distributed computing at KSKV Kachchh University, Government of Gujarat - INDIA. He has also reviewed couple of Books with Scala Machine learning, Tensorflow Deep learning, Machine learning for Web with Packt Publication. He has delivered many talks at Pycon India 2016, PyKutch 2016.


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Chetankumar Khatri Data Science Lead Accion labs Inc.
Chin Hong Hua
Chin Hong Hua (Open source Technology Evangelist Red Hat)
Hong Hua is a Principal Solution Architect for Red Hat. He has 17 years of technical sales and support experience, predominantly in middleware software like IBM WebSphere, Oracle Fusion Middleware and SAP NetWeaver. His current work involves partner enablement and providing technical expertise in JBoss middleware. Hong Hua has written, presented and taught extensively on enterprise architecture, application integration and open source technologies. He holds a degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the School of Computing, National University of Singapore and has been a Committee Member in the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation - Cloud Computing Chapter for several years.

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Chin Hong Hua Open source Technology Evangelist Red Hat
Chirag Ahuja
Chirag Ahuja (Consultant Wipro)
Hi! I'm an ETRM Pre-Sales Consultant and support sales heads across the globe, gathering client requirements, preparing and presenting product demo's, designing marketing content, responding to RFP's and formulating best fit solutions for the client across the entire trade life cycle. Within a short span of 2 years, I have helped my sales team bring in over $2mn in revenues. I have trained and helped on-board 100+ resources across different ETRM projects.Designed, built and recorded an 8 hour online ETRM course accessible to our consultants across the globe. Skills & Competencies• Commodity Trading and Risk Management• Robotic Process Automation• Regulatory Compliance (EMIR/REMIT/Dodd-Frank) • Trade Surveillance and AnalyticsIT system experience:• Openlink – Endur (+AVS/JVS)• SAP – ACM• Triple Point - CXL• Hivedome ITASRelevant Credentials:• MBA - Energy Trading and Risk Management (Class Topper)• GARP - Energy Risk Professional• SAP - Commodity Risk Management Solution

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Chirag Ahuja Consultant Wipro
Chris Aniszczyk
Chris Aniszczyk (CTO Cloud Native Computing Foundation)

Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer by trade with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a VP at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Furthermore, he's a partner at Capital Factory where he focuses on mentoring, advising and investing in open source and infrastructure focused startups.At Twitter, he created their open source program and led their open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community and the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. In a previous life, he bootstrapped a consulting company, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many eclipse.org and Linux related projects.


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Chris Aniszczyk CTO Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Chris Auld
Chris Auld (Principal Technical Evangelist Manager Microsoft)

Hi, my name is Chris and I’m one of the team at Microsoft in South East Asia helping people to build awesome startup businesses on top of our technology stack. I trained as both a lawyer and a technologist and while I’ve worked in the latter field, I maintain a strong interest in the former. I'm excited about the potential of technology to make the world a better place and I'm doing my damnedest to help people to harness that potential and put it into action.


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Chris Auld Principal Technical Evangelist Manager Microsoft
Chris Van Tuin
Chris Van Tuin (Chief Technologist Red Hat)

Chris is the Chief Technologist at Red Hat. He has 20+ years of experience in Sales Engineering and Services at Red Hat, Intel, Loudcloud, and Linux startups.


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Chris Van Tuin Chief Technologist Red Hat
Christopher Adams
Christopher Adams (Blockchain Expert Fabricatorz)
Specialties: Web design, software development & server administration; Editing, typesetting &publishing; Free culture, free software & copyleft hardware

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Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

15:30 - 15:40 •  The Summit 2018 Overview

Christopher Adams Blockchain Expert Fabricatorz
Christopher Skene
Christopher Skene (APAC Developer Engagement Manager Platform.sh)

Chris is digital services consultant, specialising in solution design, technical architecture, UX, and strategic consulting for enterprise and government-grade CMS, web application and digital publishing projects.

He currently represent Platform.sh, the world's best Continuous Deployment web hosting PaaS, across the Asia-Pacific region.


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Christopher Skene APAC Developer Engagement Manager Platform.sh
Christopher Travers
Christopher Travers (Database Administrator Adjust, GmbH)

Chris Travers has been working with PostgreSQL since 1999 in various forms, is the author of multiple pieces of software using or extending that database system in areas from financial accounting programs to bridges that allow one to query MaxMind MMDB files from PostgreSQL.

Today he works as a database administrator at Adjust GmbH where he administers a data environment of over 400TB in size.


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Christopher Travers Database Administrator Adjust, GmbH
Colin Charles
Colin Charles (Chief Evangelist Percona)

Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.


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Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

15:30 - 15:40 •  The Summit 2018 Overview

Sat, 24th March Training room 2-1

17:30 - 17:55 •  The MySQL universe in 2018

Sun, 25th March Training room 4-3

15:30 - 15:55 •  Forking in today’s world

Colin Charles Chief Evangelist Percona
Dai Dang Van
Dai Dang Van (Software Engineer Fujitsu)

Dai was very passionate about chemistry when he was a high school student. But one day, he fell in love with lines of code when trying to program chemical formulas, and then he graduated in Information Technology at Hanoi University of Science and Technology with one semester early in 2016.

Now, he's mainly working on OpenStack which he researched in a high performance computing center when he was student. He also like motorbike trips and environment protection.


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Dai Dang Van Software Engineer Fujitsu
Damini Satya
Damini Satya ( Software Engineer - Salesforce)

Damini Satya has been an active open source contributor turning committer and mentor affiliated to the FOSSASIA project and leads a large chunk of development work happening on many of the critical projects. Damini's contribution to the open source community has been multifold ranging from engagement in development, community building and outreach, organizing and administration as well as mentorship. Currently, she works as a Software Engineer at Salesforce. 


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Damini Satya Software Engineer - Salesforce
Daniel Gultsch
Daniel Gultsch (Head of Development Conversations)

I'm a software developer and consultant. I'm mostly known for my involvement in the Jabber/XMPP community and for being the lead developer of the Conversations project - a popular Jabber/XMPP client for Android.


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Daniel Gultsch Head of Development Conversations
Daniel J Blueman
Daniel J Blueman (Principal Software Engineer Numascale)
Daniel has been working at the platform level since 2000, interfacing and developing custom FPGA and silicon designs, developing drivers, Linux kernel customisations and their ecosystems.

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Sun, 25th March Training room 2-2

10:30 - 10:55 •  Making WiFi Great

Sun, 25th March Lecture Theatre

17:00 - 17:20 •  Summit Closing Session

Daniel J Blueman Principal Software Engineer Numascale
Daniel Lim Hai
Daniel Lim Hai (Student NUS High School of Mathematics and Science)

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Daniel Lim Hai Student NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Daniel-Constantin Mierla
Daniel-Constantin Mierla (Cofounder Kamailio)

He co-founded Kamailio in June 2005, aiming to build a solid SIP server project where openness to community and contributions has an important role, previously being core developer of SIP Express Router (SER) from its early beginning in 2002. He has a Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Polytechnics University of Bucharest. His experience was accumulated working as consultant for Orange Romania, branch of French Orange mobile operator, and researcher in network communications at Fraunhofer Fokus Institute, Berlin, Germany.

His activity is done at Asipto, a company targeting to offer and build reliable services and solutions that benefit at maximum from Kamailio’s flexibility and features, sharing knowledge and expertise via professional trainings and consultancy. Daniel is leading the development of the Kamailio project and he is member of its management board.


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Daniel-Constantin Mierla Cofounder Kamailio
Daren Frankel
Daren Frankel (Blockchain Consultant ConsenSys)

In February 2017 Daren joined ConsenSys, one of the largest independent blockchain technology firms globally. As part of the ConsenSys team, Daren specializes in delivering enterprise advisory and technology services for clients in government, financial services, and other sectors. Since joining ConsenSys, Daren has served clients in both Dubai and Singapore. In Dubai, Daren played a key role in supporting the Dubai government with their mandate to implement the city-wide blockchain strategy 2020 announced in October 2016 by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Prior to joining ConsenSys, Daren spent 3 years with Deloitte in the United States as a business technology analyst and consultant. Daren started his career at Deloitte working closely with Fortune 500 clients to implement Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Later, as part of Deloitte’s Global Blockchain team, he served as a technology advisor to leading U.S. companies in the financial services, retail & distribution, and government sectors while concurrently helping to build the U.S. blockchain team.

Daren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.


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Daren Frankel Blockchain Consultant ConsenSys
Darin Lobo
Darin Lobo (Founder BiospaceSG)

I am interested in neuroscience, synthetic biology, electrical engineering, quantum mechanics and science in general. I am a maker and biohacker. I am mostly experienced in hardware hacking and I am currently learning software specifically in neural networks. I run a biohacking and hardware hacking meetup in Singapore called Biospacesg. 


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Darin Lobo Founder BiospaceSG
Davide Storti
Davide Storti (FOSS Programme Manager UNESCO)

Davide is working as a FOSS Program Manager at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. He co-leads the YouthMobile initiative, which aims at inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation by acquiring the skills and confidence to develop mobile apps for sustainable development.


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Davide Storti FOSS Programme Manager UNESCO
Denis Neklyudov
Denis Neklyudov (Developer Expert Android & IoT Google)

Passionate about Android and IoT technologies


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Sun, 25th March Event Hall 2-2

11:30 - 12:10 •  What is Android Things

Denis Neklyudov Developer Expert Android & IoT Google
Dias Lonappan
Dias Lonappan (Head of Engineering Serv Group Pte Ltd)

Dias is a long term privacy advocate and crypto evangelist. He currently heads the engineering team at consumer app startup. He was previously the CTO of Quantified Assets, a crypto management firm and is an open source contributor. He is trying to solve the challenge of reputation and safety in an anonymous decentralized world.


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Dias Lonappan Head of Engineering Serv Group Pte Ltd
Dilpreet Singh
Dilpreet Singh (Web developer FOSSASIA)
Dilpreet is a developer & an entrepreneur. He is an active open source contributors. He has worked with FOSSASIA as a student developer for GSoC 2017 & GCI mentor for open event project. He loves solving problems using technology. 

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Dilpreet Singh Web developer FOSSASIA
Dilum Navanjana
Dilum Navanjana (Software Developer ERC Institute)
From my 3rd year in the University I was able to work as a Software Engineer. Then I wanted to learn new technologies & joined 99x Technologies. Currently I'm doing Ruby Application development & Single Page applications with Angular JS.

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Dilum Navanjana Software Developer ERC Institute
Dipesh Chander Monga
Dipesh Chander Monga (Tech Speaker Mozilla)

Dipesh Monga is a techspeaker at Mozilla and working at Indian Institute of Technology Indore,India as a Research Associate where he works on development of Internet of things based system on chips (SoCs). He loves to tinkle with emerging technologies with his main focus of his research on system on chip based platforms for IoT and technologies of the future.He has published research papers on technologies like Li-Fi, SoCs for IoT application, mobile technologies and automation. He loves to speak about open source hardware, web literacy and the future of upcoming technologies.


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Dipesh Chander Monga Tech Speaker Mozilla
Divya Tadi
Divya Tadi (Electrical and Electronics Engineer BVRIT Hyderabad College)

I am an undergraduate student pursuing my B.tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at BVRIT Hyderabad college of Engineering for women, JNTU Hyderabad.I have zeal to learn and work on new things, especially on innovative ideas. I have worked on several projects including ‘Dry Eye Syndrome Quantifier’ at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in collaboration with MIT Media Lab.I have participated in several workshops and hackathons including ‘STARTUP WEEKEND HYDERABAD’, a 54 hour Hackathon conducted at Indian School of Business. I gave several presentations and I underwent one month Industrial training on LARGE TURBO GENERATORS at BHEL, Ramchandrapuram.


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Divya Tadi Electrical and Electronics Engineer BVRIT Hyderabad College
Douglas Gray
Douglas Gray (Senior Vice President, Engineering Indeed)

Doug Gray is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Indeed. As a member of Indeed’s senior leadership team, Doug defines the organizational and development processes for the engineering team. His areas of expertise include product revitalization, process change and team development. Previously, Doug was a senior leader at Versata Software. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at Trilogy, where he worked for over 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.


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Douglas Gray Senior Vice President, Engineering Indeed
Dr Ben Leong
Dr Ben Leong (Director Technology Laboratory Ministry of Education)
Dr. Ben Leong is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his S.B. (1997), M.Eng. (1997) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Leong’s research interests are broadly in the areas of computer networking and distributed systems. He has worked on a number of problems in the areas of sensor networks, network coding and peer-to-peer file transfers in the past. More recently, he has been working on improving communications for mobile cellular networks, TCP and software defined networks. Dr. Leong's teaching has been focused on teaching programming methodology and advanced software engineering to undergraduates. He was a recipient of many teaching awards at both the Faculty and University level. In 2015, he was awarded the NUS Outstanding Educator Award. He currently serves as a the Chair of the CS Department Standing Teaching Committee, where he coordinates the Department's efforts to improve the quality of teaching. Since July 2014, Dr. Leong holds the joint appointment of Director, Experimental Systems & Technology Lab. In this role, Dr. Leong helped to set up the in-house software development capabilities for the Ministry of Education. He currently leads a team of 20 full stack software engineers in the development of modern software systems for MOE using modern technologies like Ruby on Rails, Golang, React, Docker and Kubernetes.

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Dr Ben Leong Director Technology Laboratory Ministry of Education
Dr Chong Shang Shan
Dr Chong Shang Shan ( Researcher)
Dr Chong Shang Shan worked with SDSS data while doing his Ph.D at Carnegie Mellon University, doing Data Science before there was such a thing as "Data Science". He has worked as ASTAR researcher, and, as a high school physics teacher, has taught high school students at NUS High School.

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Dr Chong Shang Shan Researcher
Dr Graham Williams
Dr Graham Williams ( Data Science Director, APAC - Microsoft)

Dr Graham Williams is Director of Data Science for Asia Pacific, Microsoft. He was previously Lead Data Scientist with the Australian Government’s Data Analytics Centre of Excellence, and Senior Data Science at the Australian Taxation Office. Prior to this he was Principal Computer Scientist for Data Mining with CSIRO, the Australian governments premier research organisation. Graham has lead projects in data mining since the 1980’s as a researcher and practitioner in areas of health, banking, insurance, finance, taxation, fraud identification, immigration, customs, and government. He has developed open source software and web services for data mining. His research contributions include Ensemble Decision Tree Induction (1989), HotSpots for identifying target areas in very large data collections (1992), WebDM data mining services using XML (1995), and Rattle (2005), a simple to use Graphical User Interface for data mining using R. 


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Dr Graham Williams Data Science Director, APAC - Microsoft
Dr. Koh Tat Suan
Dr. Koh Tat Suan (Director Lifelong Learning Institute)

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Dr. Koh Tat Suan Director Lifelong Learning Institute
Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan
Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan (Director HATF Consultants & Advisors)

Dr. Awan is a highly motivated individual, a PhD holder of Corporate Management (specialization in Marketing) from Sun Yat-sen Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. The topic of his PhD research was “Impact of Brand Experience on Intention of Word-of-Mouth in Branded Services of China: A Survey of Top-Tier Cities of China”. Dr. Awan recently completed his PhD and rejoined as Assistant Professor of Marketing, (Department of Management Sciences) under Faculty of Business Administration at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad Campus. Before his PhD degree he was serving the department as Lecturer in Marketing since 2007.

His academic profile includes Masters in Management from University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, Masters of Science (Mass Communication) from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan, Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan and Bachelor of Science (Computer Sciences) from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He also has various certificates including Management, Teaching and Training, Computer Software, Hardware Assembling, & Troubleshooting.

He is a diligent professional, with excellent communication skills applied in a broad range of contexts including administrative expertise, leadership qualities, teaching and training, conferences and workshops presentations, and international level events’ management. During his stay in China he managed to work as visiting faculty with three top universities of South China (South China University of Technology, Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University and Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University) for a period of about 4 years. He was also invited at various conferences and workshops for invited talks and training sessions. He also managed to give short-term trainings about soft skills to various organizations in both Chinese and English languages. Few successful events he managed include the Pakistan-China Business Forum (held annually in Pakistan), International Forum of Vice Chancellors’ of Islamic Universities and academic conferences of international level (in China and Pakistan). He was also part of the preparatory meetings for Pakistan-China Business Forum (held every year) at China during his PhD tenure. He helped the organizing team of the forum by ensuring the participation of business community from his residential province in China. He also coordinated meetings with business community and various chambers and regulatory bodies for participation in the forum.


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Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan Director HATF Consultants & Advisors
Dumi Loghin
Dumi Loghin (Research Fellow School of Computing, NUS)
Dumitrel (Dumi) Loghin (PhD) is currently a Research Fellow at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his PhD from NUS in 2017. Dumi is very passionate about technology and computers, and especially about embedded systems. For the FOSSASIA talk, however, Dumi would like to shift gears and share about some of the projects he has done in his spare time and which are related to home automation and smart devices. Recently, Dumi and his wife, Yamuna, started their own studio, Makerlala, a project for the Maker Community in Singapore.

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Dumi Loghin Research Fellow School of Computing, NUS
Dušan Stojanović
Dušan Stojanović (Founder and Director True Global Ventures)

A "citizen of the world" with a Swedish passport, Dušan was awarded the prize Business Angel of the Year in Europe in 2013 by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) after having three positive exits within a week, which was previously unheard of in the global angel history. Announced as among FINTECH ASIA 100 Leaders In Asian Fintech in 2016 after moving in 2014 to Asia. Solid track record with 9 out of 18 investments fully or partly exited. All exits related to payments & Fintech. All other investments have reached a first break even point and none has closed down. Dusan has also completed 3 Token Generating Events in 3 weeks 2017/2018. Bountysource powered by CanYa (12 MAUD on December 27th ) – Australia. Sharespost  (US 42 MUSD security token raise of Finom on December 31th) – US. Bluzelle (19.5 MUSD ICO on January 20th.) - Singapore


Sessions

Fri, 23rd March Lecture Theatre

11:00 - 11:50 •  Making Money with FOSS

Dušan Stojanović Founder and Director True Global Ventures
Eden Dang
Eden Dang ( FOSSASIA)

Sessions

Sat, 24th March Exhibition Stage

12:00 - 12:15 •  Group Photo

Eden Dang FOSSASIA
Emin Aksehirli
Emin Aksehirli (Full Stack Developer DataSpark Pte. Ltd.)

Dr. Emin Akşehirli is working as a full stack data wrangler at DataSpark. He is preparing data, developing algorithms, productionize them using DevOps techniques, and support them. He is a data scientist, an experienced Java developer, a former Java trainer, and most importantly an open/free culture advocate.


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Emin Aksehirli Full Stack Developer DataSpark Pte. Ltd.
Felipe Hoffa
Felipe Hoffa (Developer Advocate Google)
In 2011 Felipe Hoffa moved from Chile to San Francisco to join Google as a Software Engineer. Since 2013 he's been a Developer Advocate on big data - to inspire developers around the world to leverage the Google Cloud Platform tools to analyze and understand their data in ways they could never before. You can find him in several YouTube videos, blog posts, and conferences around the world.

Sessions

Felipe Hoffa Developer Advocate Google
Floyd DCosta
Floyd DCosta (CoFounder Block Armour)

Floyd DCosta is the co-founder of Block Armour and Blockchain Worx. With a background in Management Consulting, Floyd has over 16 years of international professional experience in setting up and growing international business practices as well as advising senior clients executives on decisive topics. His experience includes eleven years at Capgemini and spans a variety of industry sectors and technology platforms. Based out of Singapore, Floyd helps institutions harness the potential of Blockchain technology for competitive advantage.


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Floyd DCosta CoFounder Block Armour
Frank Karlitschek
Frank Karlitschek (Founder Nextcloud)

Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including having been a board member for the KDE community. Frank has spoken at MIT, CERN and ETH and keynoted LinuxCon, Latinoware, Akademy, FOSSASIA, openSUSE Con and many other conferences. Frank is the founder and CEO of Nextcloud Gmbh. Frank is a fellow of Open Forum Europe. 


Sessions

Frank Karlitschek Founder Nextcloud
Gaurang Torvekar
Gaurang Torvekar (Co-founder/CTO Attores)
Gaurang Torvekar CTO/Co-Founder Attores. Gaurang will be speaking about Attores' latest offering, Open Certificates.

Sessions

Fri, 23rd March Event Hall 2-1

11:30 - 11:55 •  Blockchain in Education

Gaurang Torvekar Co-founder/CTO Attores
German Saprykin
German Saprykin (iOS Developer Grab)

Sessions

Sat, 24th March Training room 4-3

15:00 - 15:25 •  Introduction to Flutter

German Saprykin iOS Developer Grab
Gilles Gravier
Gilles Gravier (Director, Senior Blockchain Strategy Advisor Wipro)
Director in the Open Source Consulting Practice and a member of the internal blockchain council at Wipro, I provide global open source and blockchain strategy consulting and advisory services to Wipro's top customers.

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Gilles Gravier Director, Senior Blockchain Strategy Advisor Wipro
Guruswamy Revana
Guruswamy Revana (Associate Professor BVRITH)

I, Guruswamy Revana, an academician with around 15 years of experience.  I had been into this journey with Teaching, Research and Development, Mentoring, Counselling, Administration etc. Basically I am Electrical and Electronics Engineer, my areas of expertise includes Renewable Energy Sources, Power Electronics, Electric drives. I am also interested in Assistive Technologies wherein Open source technologies are used to aid differently-abled. I am also keen about making learning much easier. I use different methodologies to make Teaching - Learning process more effective.


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Guruswamy Revana Associate Professor BVRITH
Hamish Coleman
Hamish Coleman (Sys Admin/Hacker Hardware Tinkering)

Hamish has always liked to bend hardware to his will, which led to a career as a Sys Admin and means that he is always trying to understand what he can see inside the case.His quest to make computers do his bidding (and not theirs) has continued to drive his tinkering with software and hardware at home and at work. He believes in empowering others to also bend technology along with him! Hamish currently lives in Hong Kong - tiny living with his many tiny computers.


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Hamish Coleman Sys Admin/Hacker Hardware Tinkering
Harin Nalin Vadodaria
Harin Nalin Vadodaria (Principal MTS Oracle)
I have been associated with MySQL since May 2012. I am working on security features of MySQL server.

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Harin Nalin Vadodaria Principal MTS Oracle
Harish Navnit
Harish Navnit (Software Developer KDE)
Free software enthusiast and software developer specializing in designing and maintaining cross platform desktop applications, written primarily using the Qt framework. Loves porting applications to newer frameworks and introduce advanced build tool features to make them scale better and be easier to maintain.

Member of the KDE community, involved in both technical and non-technical/promo activities.


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Harish Navnit Software Developer KDE
Harish Pillay
Harish Pillay (Head, Community Architecture and Leadership Red Hat)
Harish Pillay is is a member of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter Board of Trustees. He is a pioneer on the Internet having gotten on to the ARPAnet and UUCP networks in 1985. He is a ham and his callsign is 9V1HP.

Sessions

Harish Pillay Head, Community Architecture and Leadership Red Hat
Harshit Dwivedi
Harshit Dwivedi (Android Dev Lead FOSSASIA)

Sessions

Sun, 25th March Training room 4-2

10:00 - 10:25 •  Kotlin in Open Event Android

Harshit Dwivedi Android Dev Lead FOSSASIA
Harshit Prasad
Harshit Prasad (Developer FOSSASIA)

An Open Source Enthusiast and Full Stack Developer. Learning Artificial Intelligence. Helping developers to build awesome stuff. I'm also a GSoC'17 participant, CodeHeat 2017 Mentor and GCI Mentor 2017 in FOSSASIA.


Sessions

Sun, 25th March Training room 4-2

14:30 - 14:55 •  Angular Framework in Susper

Harshit Prasad Developer FOSSASIA
Hayk Hakobyan
Hayk Hakobyan (APAC Developer Engagement Manager Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform)
Hayk is a business expert, advisor and speaker, He also advises in AI and blockchain to MNCs and startups globally. He worked with and consulted SMEs and MNCs across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Currently, Hayk is in charge of Business Development in APAC at Nexmo, Expert-in-Residence at SOSV, the biggest VC accelerator in the worldHe is also APAC partner at Prysm Group, one of the top blockchain governance and marketing agencies in North America.

Sessions

Hayk Hakobyan APAC Developer Engagement Manager Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform
Hemant Dangi
Hemant Dangi (Senior Technical Staff Oracle/MySQL)
I am working for Oracle as Senior Member Technical Staff for Group Replication development team.

Sessions

Hemant Dangi Senior Technical Staff Oracle/MySQL
Himanshu Dixit
Himanshu Dixit (Developer Drupal)
I'm a Information Technology Engineering student. Currently Project Leader At Oppia, and Core Developer at DrupalOpen Source Enthusiast. Google Summer of Code'17 Student, Google Code-in Mentor 2017. Currently junior student from India with major in Information Technology. I lover to code and talk about the fascinating ideas.

Sessions

Himanshu Dixit Developer Drupal
Himanshu Singh
Himanshu Singh (Developer Qlum)


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Himanshu Singh Developer Qlum
Hong Phuc Dang
Hong Phuc Dang (Founder FOSSASIA)

Hong Phuc, originally from Vietnam, lives in  between the US, Singapore and Berlin. She is the founder of FOSSASIA, the Open Source organization from Asia with the goal to bring together a global community to develop Open Tech solutions to form a better future. Hong Phuc steers the organization, directs project teams and runs events like the annual FOSSASIA Summit since 2009. 

With her team she is also provides IT consultancy for NGOs and corporations. As a Science Hack ambassador she collaborates with the Open Science community and works on the development of skills for SUSI.AI, the Open Source personal assistant. 

Besides all this she still keeps the eco-hotel she founded in the Vietnamese Mekong-Delta running. Hong Phuc loves learning languages and plays piano.


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Hong Phuc Dang Founder FOSSASIA
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Engineer Red Hat)

I am a Principal Product Security Engineer working with Red Hat. Part of several Open Source Project Security Teams including Mozilla, WebKit, PHP, Python, Samba etc. Free time security researcher and fedora contributor.     


Sessions

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala Engineer Red Hat
Héctor Orón Martínez
Héctor Orón Martínez (Senior Engineer Collabora)

Role in FOSS (hats):

  • Software build and integration senior engineer at Collabora Ltd.

Debian Developer:

  • Debian ARM build daemon maintainer
  • Debian ARM porter and package maintainer
  • Debian System Administrator
  • Embedded Debian Developer

Sessions

Héctor Orón Martínez Senior Engineer Collabora
Ilya Verbitskiy
Ilya Verbitskiy (Founder WebStoating)

As a software engineer and software development manager in banking, finance and e-commerce sectors, I gained more than 10 years of experience in leading the development of complex software in teams, large and small. Before starting my own business, I worked in Europe and North America for several multinational companies.

I am the founder of WebStoating s.r.o., an agency helping companies to create a successful online business. I use the Agile approach and Lean Startup methodology to minimize time to market, while paying special attention to the security and quality of the final product. Cloud computing and e-commerce are my fields of special interests.


Sessions

Ilya Verbitskiy Founder WebStoating
Istvan Szmozsanszky
Istvan Szmozsanszky (Tech Speaker Mozilla)

István (or Flaki, for short) is a JavaScript world-domination prophet, engineer & trainer from Budapest. He runs his own consulting business Skylark, is a Frontend Trainer @ DPC Consulting and a longtime Mozilla-contributor. He contributes to various open source projects like Firefox, Firefox OS, Rust, Servo and the Tessel Project. His favorite topics include service workers, progressive webapps and JS on microcontrollers.


Sessions

Istvan Szmozsanszky Tech Speaker Mozilla
Isuru Abeywardana
Isuru Abeywardana (Developer FOSSASIA)

I'm a final year Information Systems undergraduate at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. I completed my Google Summer of Code project under FOSSASIA and worked with FOSSASIA as a Developer and Google Code-In as a mentor. I like to learn and read more about Docker, JS, DevOps, Cloud Technologies.


Sessions

Isuru Abeywardana Developer FOSSASIA
Italo Vignoli
Italo Vignoli (Director Open Source Initiative (OSI))

Italo Vignoli is a director at Open Source Initiative since 2016, a founding member of The Document Foundation and Associazione LibreItalia, and the Chairman Emeritus of the latter. He leads LibreOffice marketing, PR and media relations, co-chairs the certification program, and is a spokesman for the project. Italo has contributed to several migration projects to LibreOffice in Italy, and is a LibreOffice certified migrator and trainer. He has been involved in open source projects since 2004. In his professional life, he is a marketing consultant with over 30 years of experience in hi-tech marketing and media relations. He has a Degree in Humanities at the University of Milan, and MBAs in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism.


Sessions

Italo Vignoli Director Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Jacek Sieka
Jacek Sieka (Head of Research Development Status.im)

Focusing on compilers and peer-to-peer applications, Jacek has nurtured his curiosity for software and tinkering with various open source hobby projects for almost two decades. With a career background ranging from high-frequency trading and finance through web development and consulting to research and academic collaborations, he recently switched gears joining Status.im to make that a full time endeavor.


Sessions

Jacek Sieka Head of Research Development Status.im
Jackson Isaac
Jackson Isaac (Developer and Org Admin for GSoC The MacPorts Project)

Big Data Developer Tata Consultancy Services

Alumnus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India and TU München, Germany.

Google Summer of Code 2017 Organization Admin and 2015 Student Developer with The MacPorts Project.

Developer by profession and student by heart.

Data Science and AI enthusiast.

He is currently working on Big Data, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Cloud based projects.


Sessions

Jackson Isaac Developer and Org Admin for GSoC The MacPorts Project
James Kulina
James Kulina (Chief Operating Officer Hyper.sh)

James Kulina is currently Chief Operating Officer at Hyper.sh, a pioneering startup developing open serverless container technology to enable an easy to use multi-cloud Container-as-a-Service platform. Prior to Hyper.sh, James worked at Red Hat in the OpenStack product group focusing on devops solutions. Prior to Red Hat, James worked at Paris based Openstack professional services startup eNovance, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2014. Prior to eNovance, James worked at AT&T in variety of managerial and technical roles within cloud and network services business units.


Sessions

James Kulina Chief Operating Officer Hyper.sh
Jan Peuker
Jan Peuker (Product Technology Manager Google)

Jan Peuker is a Strategic Cloud Engineer at Google where he is working on large, distributed systems on the edge between front - and backend.


Sessions

Jan Peuker Product Technology Manager Google
Janki Chhatbar
Janki Chhatbar (Software Engineer Red Hat)
Janki is an open source enthusiast working as software engineer in Red Hat in OpenStack and OpenDaylight. In her spare time, she writes about recent technologies on simplyexplainedblog.wordpress.com. She is also the founder of Women Who Code Pune chapter and serves as its director.

Sessions

Janki Chhatbar Software Engineer Red Hat
Jason Zaman
Jason Zaman (Software Engineer Gentoo Linux)

I'm a Gentoo Linux developer in the Hardened and SELinux projects. I maintain the SELinux policies and userland integration on gentoo.


Sessions

Sat, 24th March Training room 4-1

10:00 - 10:55 •  SELinux Policy Development

Jason Zaman Software Engineer Gentoo Linux
Jean-Baptiste Kempf
Jean-Baptiste Kempf (President VLC/VideoLAN)

Jean-Baptiste is the President of VideoLAN and VLC Lead Developer. Since 2005, he has worked on or lead most VideoLAN related projects, including VLC for desktop, the relicensing of libVLC, the ports to mobile operating systems, and various multimedia libraries like libdvdcss or libbluray. Since a few years, he has been mostly working with and founding start-ups, and consulting for bigger firms.


Sessions

Sun, 25th March Lecture Theatre

11:30 - 11:55 •  VLC 3.0

Jean-Baptiste Kempf President VLC/VideoLAN
Jens Petersen
Jens Petersen (Engineering Manager Red Hat)

Jens Petersen is a FOSS professional, who works in Software Engineering at Red Hat. He has been involved in the Linux OS, Haskell and FOSS communities for many years and is a strong advocate of typed functional programming and Haskell in particular.


Sessions

Jens Petersen Engineering Manager Red Hat
Joe Conway
Joe Conway (VP PostgreSQL Engineering Crunchy Data Solutions)

Joe Conway is an innovative leader with broad experience in a wide array of disciplines and extensive international business exposure. He has been involved with the PostgreSQL community since 1998, presently as a PostgreSQL Committer, Major Contributor, and Infrastructure Team member. He is also the author and maintainer of a PostgreSQL procedural language handler for the R language, PL/R. Joe is currently VP PostgreSQL Engineering at Crunchy Data Solutions and a Board Member at the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS).


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Joe Conway VP PostgreSQL Engineering Crunchy Data Solutions
Jollen Chen
Jollen Chen (Creator & Lead Architect Flowchain.io)

Jollen Chen is the creator and lead developer of Flowchain.io, an open source based IoT blockchain solutions. Before Flowchain.io, he has been working on embedded software and full-stack web development for many years. His research interests are the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and IoT data security. Jollen holds a Master's degree in Manufacturing Information and Systems from the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. You can find him online at http://jollen.org.


Sessions

Jollen Chen Creator & Lead Architect Flowchain.io
Jonas von Malottki
Jonas von Malottki (Senior Manager Daimler)
Jonas holds a Diploma in Computer Science and Japanese Studies from University of Bonn. Main focus topics where Metadata and Data Quality as well as Neural Networks. Within Daimler he previously was in lead architecture roles for Finance Systems and various leadership positions. He has a keen interest in new technologies and the Open Source movement. In his current role he is shaping the Blockchain and DLT activities from the technology perspective within Daimler. As a Member of the Governing Board of Hyperledger he is also representing that role internationally.

Sessions

Jonas von Malottki Senior Manager Daimler
Joyce Ng
Joyce Ng (Founder Hyan Technologies)

Joyce 9V1AN is working on an open-hardware transceiver kit for amateur band use in Singapore. She is a Electronics Engineering student at Singapore Polytechnic who is also an amateur radio licensee. She likes to experiment and tinker with electronics, and at times, repairs radio transceivers and other equipment. She believes that communication is important in the modern society we live in and that the knowledge of radio and other communications principles is the key to bridging people and communities, beyond borders and boundaries.


Sessions

Joyce Ng Founder Hyan Technologies
Justin Lee
Justin Lee (Consultant FOSSASIA)
Justin's professional experiences can be divided into 4 main areas:Community Engagement ExperienceOver 13 years of community engagement experience comprising of building user groups from ground up, mentoring students, judging competitions, organizing community events, enabling the hacker community and attending various developer community events. Software Development Consulting ExperienceMy role as a software development consultant for the past 10 years involves meeting with clients, gathering requirements, architecting and proposing solutions, managing projects and teams of developers, developing and testing software solutions, and delivering projects on time and on budget.Social / Digital Media ExperienceFor 5 years, I have been producing rich digital media content, appeared on various publications as a technical expert analyst, and I am a respected influencer and blogger within the technology social circles.Technical Speaking ExperienceI have given technical and community public speaking, conference presentations for the past 13 years to over 10,000 developers - speaking at user groups, code-camps, developer conferences, keynotes.My career objective is to become a Developer Evangelist/Advocate/Relationship Manager with an expanded role in Asia Pacific. I would like to focus on strategy, execution, and technical outreach, with cross functional roles in Technical Consulting, Business Development and Strategy, Developer Events and Community Outreach.

Sessions

Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

15:30 - 15:40 •  The Summit 2018 Overview

Justin Lee Consultant FOSSASIA
KC Ayyagari
KC Ayyagari (Program Manager Google)

Sessions

KC Ayyagari Program Manager Google
Kamesh Sampath
Kamesh Sampath (Director of Developer Experience Red Hat India)

Kamesh is currently Red Hat’s Director of Developer Experience, most part of Kamesh’s career was with services industry helping various customers build Java based solutions. Kamesh is the creator of vertx-maven-plugin(https://vmp.fabric8.io) and he has been an active contributor to fabric8 project. Being a OpenSource developer and contributor Kamesh's loves sharing his experience on building and deploying Java Applications on Kubernetes/OpenShift. He still loves to learn new technologies and strongly believe in “ITS BETTER TO SHARE”.


Sessions

Kamesh Sampath Director of Developer Experience Red Hat India
Kaz Sato
Kaz Sato (Developer Advocate Google)

Kaz Sato is Staff Developer Advocate at Google Cloud team, Google Inc. Focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products, such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML and BigQuery. Kaz has been invited to major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, Strata NYC etc., authoring many GCP blog posts, and supporting developer communities for Google Cloud for over 8 years. He is also interested in hardwares and IoT, and has been hosting FPGA meetups since 2013.


Sessions

Kaz Sato Developer Advocate Google
Ken Friedl
Ken Friedl (Data Scientist Daimler)
Ken is shaping the field of product data management using analytics and ai methods. He was born to a German-Japanese family, raised in Germany, and spend some time working for several enterprises and research facilities in Japan before working as a research associate in robotics at the Technical University of Munich.

Sessions

Sat, 24th March Lecture Theatre

14:00 - 14:55 •  The Conversational Web

Ken Friedl Data Scientist Daimler
Ken Soh
Ken Soh (Open-source RPA Evangelist AI Singapore)

Ken works on AI applications at AI Singapore, with a specific focus on using process automation to accelerate & scale digital processes. Prior to joining AI Singapore, Ken founded an open-source company, researching & developing TagUI automation software out of his Eastern Europe base in Budapest, Belgrade and Novi Sad. He previously held technical and leadership positions in DBS Technology and Operations, HP Enterprise Services, ADP Dealer Services and A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research. Ken is an e-Resident of Estonia, a participant of UN Global Compact and a patron of Mastodon - the world's largest open-source and decentralized social network.


Sessions

Ken Soh Open-source RPA Evangelist AI Singapore
Kenji Shimono
Kenji Shimono (Linux Hacker Mobile Netwalker Laboratory)

 I'm mobile Linux Hacker.I'm playing with Linux on 「hacking of Windows Tablet and ARM devices」.My activity is Tokaido Linux Users Group and some conferences in Japan.


Sessions

Kenji Shimono Linux Hacker Mobile Netwalker Laboratory
Keya Desai
Keya Desai (Senior Software Consultant Thoughtworks)

Sessions

Sat, 24th March Training room 2-2

14:00 - 14:25 •  Animation in DOM

Keya Desai Senior Software Consultant Thoughtworks
Khalil AlMaawali
Khalil AlMaawali (Project Executive Oman FOSS Initiative)

Sessions

Sun, 25th March Training room 4-3

11:30 - 11:55 •  Oman FOSS Initiative

Khalil AlMaawali Project Executive Oman FOSS Initiative
Kin Ko
Kin Ko (Co-Founder LikeCoin Foundation)

Kin Ko is the Founder and Product Designer of LikeCoin Foundation. After 18 years in Lakoo, a mobile game developer founded by himself in 1999 and backed by Tencent and Sequoia Capital, He created an oice visual novel which later on became LikeCoin.  Graduated in CUHK in 1997, He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and minor in Sociology and Government and Public Administration. He shares his views on cryptocurrency, Internet, and society through writings on Mingpao, The Standnews, CitizenNews, Medium and his own blog ckxpress.com  


Sessions

Kin Ko Co-Founder LikeCoin Foundation
Kiruthika Ramanathan
Kiruthika Ramanathan (Senior Manager Science Centre Singapore)

Sessions

Kiruthika Ramanathan Senior Manager Science Centre Singapore
Ko Ko Ye
Ko Ko Ye (Founder Ubuntu Myanmar LoCo Team)

Sessions

Ko Ko Ye Founder Ubuntu Myanmar LoCo Team
Le Kien Truc
Le Kien Truc (Senior Backend Engineer nclouds)

- Willing contribute in open-source community, leader of ubuntu-vn.

- Interested in big data analytics. 

- Working with people all over the world.


Sessions

Le Kien Truc Senior Backend Engineer nclouds
Li Zhaoqi
Li Zhaoqi ( Dunman High School)

We are a group of students from Dunman High School Infocomm Club and we would like to share our joy in learning about machine learning with you!


Sessions

Sat, 24th March Exhibition - Hardware Corner

13:00 - 14:55 •  Machine Learning Workshop

Li Zhaoqi Dunman High School
Liang Moung
Liang Moung (Head of Digital Technology Singapore Press Holdings)

Liang Moung was one of the pioneers who spearheaded the digital media and business at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). She is currently the Head of Digital Technology and leads a high performing engineering team to develop and support the various websites and mobile applications for SPH’s flagship news brands, including The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, etc. Her team is also responsible for technology exploration and innovations.

Liang Moung started her career at an Applied R&D organisation developing intelligent automation systems for media and logistics industry. She also spent several years with the Singapore Government and led teams to plan, drive and coordinate National level IT initiatives. She has received the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award and various professional recognition from her employers.

Liang Moung was an overseas government scholar. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, USA.


Sessions

Liang Moung Head of Digital Technology Singapore Press Holdings
Lim Tit Meng
Lim Tit Meng (CEO Science Centre Singapore)

CEO


Sessions

Sat, 24th March Event Hall 2-2

13:00 - 13:55 •  Open Source Education

Lim Tit Meng CEO Science Centre Singapore
M Padmal
M Padmal (Developer FOSSASIA PSLab)
Electronic and Telecommunication Undergraduate student from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka who is passionate about hardware development


Sessions

M Padmal Developer FOSSASIA PSLab
Madhavan Seshadri
Madhavan Seshadri (Software Developer Ste||ar Group)
Madhavan Seshadri obtained his Bachelor degree in the field of Computer Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2017 and currently works as a Software Engineer. His Bachelor's thesis was associated with the Future Mobility Research Lab, Singapore on the topic of Cooperative vehicle routing. He has prior internship experiences at BMW Group, Germany (in 2016) and Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore (in 2015). His research interests include Distributed Systems, Vehicle Routing and Machine Learning.

Sessions

Madhavan Seshadri Software Developer Ste||ar Group
Mai-Hsuan Chia
Mai-Hsuan Chia (Developer Ethereum Research)

I'm Mai-Hsuan(Kevin) Chia from Taiwan. Currently I'm working as a developer in the research team under Ethereum Foundation, mainly helping with Sharding implementation. I'm interested in Blockchain, Computer Security, and System programming.


Sessions

Sat, 24th March Event Hall 2-1

15:30 - 15:55 •  Ethereum and Sharding

Mai-Hsuan Chia Developer Ethereum Research
Maik Außendorf
Maik Außendorf (Co-founder & Manager Bareos GmbH & Co. KG)

Maik Außendorf is a graduated mathematician and studied mathematics and informatics at the University of Münster. In his diploma thesis he focused on the implementation of an artificial neural network in C+ under Solaris and Linux. After his studies he worked as a SAP Consultant at Siemens AG in Colombia. Between 1999 and 2003 he was Linux System Consultant and branch manager at Suse Linux AG in St. Augustin. During this period he carried out Linux- based customer projects, starting from conception and implementation to project management. In addition, he is co-author of the Susepress Linux Manager Guide. He was co-founder of the open source services company dass IT in 2004, today he is one of Bareos' managing directors.


Sessions

Maik Außendorf Co-founder & Manager Bareos GmbH & Co. KG
Manas Ranjan Kar
Manas Ranjan Kar (Senior Manager Episource LLC)

I am currently leading the NLP & Data Science practice at Episource, a US healthcare company. My daily work revolves around working on semantic technologies and computational linguistics (NLP), building algorithms and machine learning models, researching data science journals and architecting secure product backends in the cloud.I have architected multiple commercial NLP solutions in the area of healthcare, foods & beverages, finance and retail. I am deeply involved in functionally architecting large scale business process automation & deep insights from structured & unstructured data using Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning. I have contributed to multiple NLP libraries like Gensim and Conceptnet5. I blog regularly on NLP on multiple forums like Data Science Central, LinkedIn and my blog Unlock Text. 


Sessions

Manas Ranjan Kar Senior Manager Episource LLC
Manikantan Krishnamurthy
Manikantan Krishnamurthy (Developer Relations Google)

Manikantan Krishnamurthy


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Fri, 23rd March Lecture Theatre

16:00 - 16:40 •  The Assistant

Manikantan Krishnamurthy Developer Relations Google
Marco Gutierrez
Marco Gutierrez (Developer GlideX)

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Marco Gutierrez Developer GlideX
Mario Behling
Mario Behling (Co-Founder FOSSASIA)
Mario Behling is the co-founder of SUSI AI, the Open Source Personal Assistant. Mario is a German born technologist with 15 years of experience in software development and startups. He co-started FOSSASIA which develops solutions like Open Event, the Open Source event management system, Pocket Science Lab and the Meilix Linux generator. He also helped to get the lubuntu community started, ran IT development companies, designed and build a seven storey eco-hotel in Vietnam and, setup mesh networks in Afghan schools.

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Mario Behling Co-Founder FOSSASIA
Markku Lepisto
Markku Lepisto (Solutions Architect, APAC & Japan Google Cloud)
Markku is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Google. He has worked in cloud computing for the past 8 years. Before joining Google, Markku led the cloud architecture of Nokia Siemens Networks’ global business units, and covered APAC as a technology evangelist at Amazon Web Services. He works out of Singapore, and helps developers and customers across APAC and Japan understand how to best use and architect solutions for Google Cloud. In his spare time, Markku likes to tinker with IoT devices.

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Markku Lepisto Solutions Architect, APAC & Japan Google Cloud
Martin Andrews
Martin Andrews (Machine Learning Developer Expert Reddragon.ai)

Martin has a PhD in Machine Learning, and has been an Open Source developer since 1999. After a career in finance (based in London and New York), he decided to follow his original passion, and now works on Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence full-time. Martin has given several talks and workshops on Deep Learning over the last 2 years, including FOSSIA, PyConSG, DataScienceSG and at the Fifth Elephant conference (in India), in addition to running paid-for courses in Deep Learning in Singapore.


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Martin Andrews Machine Learning Developer Expert Reddragon.ai
Martin Bähr
Martin Bähr (Community Manager Elastos)

Martin has been using Free Software for more than 20 years. He has lived and was active in the local Free Software community on four continents.

He eventually settled in China where he now lives with his family, running a small Web Development Shop. He continues to be active in the Free Software community. He was running the Beijing GNU/Linux User Group for four years and now mentors his successors and other groups. He founded the Free Software Community Leadership Roundtable, a forum where community leaders can share and support each other.In october 2017 he joined the Elastos development team as a Community Manager.Through his career, his interest has always been Free Software that facilitates communication and collaboration and brings the world closer together. With Elastos he is continuing on his mission to create a better future for our global society.


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Sat, 24th March Event Hall 2-1

13:30 - 13:55 •  Let's Fix The Internet

Martin Bähr Community Manager Elastos
Masayuki Igawa
Masayuki Igawa (Senior Software Engineer SUSE)

Masayuki Igawa is a software engineer for over 20 years on a wide range of software projects, and developing open source software related to Linux kernel and virtualization. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Grizzly release. He is a core member of some OpenStack QA projects such as Tempest, subunit2sql, openstack-health and stackviz. He currently works for HPE to make Upstream OpenStack better for everyone. He has previously been a speaker at OpenStack Summits, LinuxCons Japan and the other open source related conference events.


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Masayuki Igawa Senior Software Engineer SUSE
Matt Ranostay
Matt Ranostay (Senior Software Engineer Konsulko Group)

Matt has worked in the Embedded Linux field in various roles for 10+ years at various companies including Embedded Alley, Mentor Graphics, Intel's Open Source Technology Center, and currently at Konsulko Group


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Matt Ranostay Senior Software Engineer Konsulko Group
Matthew Treinish
Matthew Treinish (Open Source Developer Advocate IBM)

Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. He has been primarily contributing to OpenStack since 2012 and is a former member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and was previously the PTL (project technical lead) of the OpenStack community's QA program from OpenStack's Juno development cycle in 2014 through the Mitaka development cycle in 2016. He is a core contributor for several OpenStack projects and a member of the OpenStack Stable Maintenance Team. Matthew currently works for IBM's Developer Advocacy team working to make Open Source software better for everyone. He has previously been a speaker at OpenStack summits, linux.conf.au, LinuxCons Japan, China, and North America, Open Source Summit EU, OpenWest, FOSSASIA, PyConAU's OpenStack miniconf.


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Matthew Treinish Open Source Developer Advocate IBM
Mayank Prasad
Mayank Prasad (Principal Member Technical Staff Oracle)

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Mayank Prasad Principal Member Technical Staff Oracle
Melvin Zhang
Melvin Zhang (Maintainer and AI Programmer MagArena)

Melvin is an avid programmer who enjoys designing and implementing novel algorithms.  As the CTO of Cosmiqo, Melvin is in charge of developing its sensor data aggregation and analytics platform. In his spare time, Melvin works on the AI for MagArena, an open source card game project. Melvin received his B. Comp (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from NUS School of Computing.


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Melvin Zhang Maintainer and AI Programmer MagArena
Meng Jiann Lee
Meng Jiann Lee ( FOSSASIA)

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Meng Jiann Lee FOSSASIA
Meng Weng Wong
Meng Weng Wong (Co-Founder Legalese.com)

Meng started and exited two startups in the US. Returning to Singapore, he perpetuated the cycle of abuse as an angel investor and mentor at JFDI.Asia. At JFDI, in the course of developing a portfolio of 60+ startups, Meng had to help draft and execute dozens of legal agreements for each startup. To his horror he discovered startup financing is currently a manual process involving corporate secretaries and expensive lawyers, hence a ripe opportunity for software innovation and the basis for an opensource startup serving a global market. Meng programs in Perl and Javascript, and is now learning Prolog, Clojure, and Haskell.


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Fri, 23rd March Lecture Theatre

11:00 - 11:50 •  Making Money with FOSS

Meng Weng Wong Co-Founder Legalese.com
Michael Bright
Michael Bright (Developer Evangelist Containous)

Michael Bright is Developer Evangelist for the Traefik reverse-proxy/load-balancer, working for Containous France.

Passionate about Serverless, Containers, Container Orchestration and Unikernels!

British, living in Grenoble, France for 25 years.

I run local Python and Docker User Groups, am passionate about Cloud technologies including Serverless, Docker/K8s, Unikernels and OpenStack.

Married to Paulina, my Chilean wife, I enjoy running, cycling, Salsa, Tango and holidaying in Chile !


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Michael Bright Developer Evangelist Containous
Michael Christen
Michael Christen (Founder SUSI AI)

Michael is the founder of SUSI AI, loklak and, the creator of the Peer-to-Peer Search engine YaCy. He is a Big Data Engineer consulting for some of the largest corporate players in Germany on search technology and digital transformation strategies. He is also architect of large search portals like the German Digital Library.


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Michael Christen Founder SUSI AI
Michael Downey
Michael Downey (Director of Community, Digital Impact Alliance United Nations Foundation)

Michael Downey is the Director of Community for the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) Open Source Center, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation. The Center is a collaborative community promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment in technology and human capacity to support positive social change in FOSS communities around the world.


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Michael Downey Director of Community, Digital Impact Alliance United Nations Foundation
Michael Jervoso
Michael Jervoso (Student NUS High School of Mathematics and Science)

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Michael Jervoso Student NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Mishari Muqbil
Mishari Muqbil (Founder CoderDojo Thailand)

Participating in the Open Source community since 1990s

Homeschool Dad


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Sat, 24th March Event Hall 2-2

13:00 - 13:55 •  Open Source Education

Mishari Muqbil Founder CoderDojo Thailand
Nabarun Pal
Nabarun Pal (Platform Engineer rorodata)

The speaker is Nabarun Pal, a final year undergraduate student at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Currently, he is working for rorodata which aims at providing data scientists a platform to build and deploy their models without the need of worrying about infrastructure, scalability, and performance. He is working on an Open Source Functions as a Service framework called firefly. He is passionate about software development. He can also talk about Internet of Things, Electronics, Robotics with equal spirit. His journey with the field of software and robotics started in his schooling days. He represents the college in various Robotics competitions and was involved in projects related to the above domains. He actively participates in conducting open lectures for students in the domains of Introductory Robotics, Control, AI and ML through a curated community of around 2000 members.


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Nabarun Pal Platform Engineer rorodata
Nam Nguyen Hoai
Nam Nguyen Hoai (Software Engineer Fujitsu)

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Nam Nguyen Hoai Software Engineer Fujitsu
Nan Xiao
Nan Xiao (Research Engineer Data Storage Institute)

My name is Nan Xiao, a system software / performance engineer, and have more than 10 years experience in software architecture & development: from embedded system to server box. I am especially enthusiastic in technologies related to computer infrastructure, such as Operating System kernel, concurrent programming, debugging, performance tuning, etc. On top of that, I also like to write technical blog posts in my spare time. 


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Fri, 23rd March Training room 4-3

13:00 - 13:25 •  lscpu for BSDs

Nan Xiao Research Engineer Data Storage Institute
Neeraj Murarka
Neeraj Murarka (CTO Bluzelle)

Neeraj is a software engineer and computer systems architect with over 20 years expertise in cutting edge technology. He has worked on projects for Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Lufthansa, Thales Avionics, and Zynga. Some of Neeraj's largest projects include: locking down of modi ed Android OS for retail markets; multicast UDP satellite-based music streaming systems, mobile app for blockchain startup "Zeroblock"; design and development of secure and FFA-approved systems for Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft.


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Neeraj Murarka CTO Bluzelle
Nisha Gopalakrishnan
Nisha Gopalakrishnan (Principal Member of Technical Staff Oracle)

I have been working as a system software developer for over 9 years and of which 6 years has been with MySQL, Oracle based out of Bangalore, India. I have been involved in sustaining efforts of the MySQL server for the last six years. Prior to Oracle, I was working with Cisco for their network suite of products and with Wipro on platform security.


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Nisha Gopalakrishnan Principal Member of Technical Staff Oracle
Nitish Chauhan
Nitish Chauhan (Software Developer KDE)
a Coder || Traveller || Chai lover, who loves programming and exploring open source projects,a simple person who plays chess and badminton in his free time. Currently this guy is working as a software developer at INNOVACCER, mainly deals with mongo, python & elastic search.

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Nitish Chauhan Software Developer KDE
Oskari Saarenmaa
Oskari Saarenmaa (CEO Aiven)

I'm the CEO and one of the founders of Aiven, a next-generation managed cloud services company offering the best Open Source database and messaging products as fully-managed services to businesses around the world.I've previously founded and managed a couple of software development agencies and worked as a software architect designing secure, large-scale database systems.


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Oskari Saarenmaa CEO Aiven
Owais Zahid
Owais Zahid (Software Development Manager Autodesk)
Owais Zahid works @ Autodesk as a Software Development Manager. He is a certified Scrum Professional and focuses on team’s technical direction and agile transformation.He has over 12 years of software development experience into the areas of web/mobile development, server-side programming, Agile/Scrum, and Project Management. He holds an MS in Computer Science with majors in Project Management from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.Outside of his day job, Owais is a frequent contributor to various open source projects and engineering blogs. He spends his free time programming in the genre of 3D game programming and AR. He is also an active member of Singapore Tech community and has presented at various conferences on programming and agile topics.

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Owais Zahid Software Development Manager Autodesk
Pandikrishnan Gurusamy
Pandikrishnan Gurusamy (Senior Database Admin Lazada Group)

    


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Pandikrishnan Gurusamy Senior Database Admin Lazada Group
Paul Amazona
Paul Amazona (Core Volunteer Developer DataKind)

Paul is a C#.NET developer working in an investment bank.     

Outside work, he's a core volunteer with DataKind Singapore helping to organize events and engage volunteers in using data science with non-profit organizations.

He also speaks/shares in .NET/Azure and Python user groups.


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Paul Amazona Core Volunteer Developer DataKind
Philip Paeps
Philip Paeps (Director The FreeBSD Foundation)

Philip Paeps (“Trouble”) is an independent consultant and contractor based in Belgium. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.

In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.


Sessions

Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

15:30 - 15:40 •  The Summit 2018 Overview

Fri, 23rd March Training room 4-3

13:30 - 13:55 •  Modern network servers

Philip Paeps Director The FreeBSD Foundation
Pooja Purswani
Pooja Purswani (Tech Speaker Mozilla)

Being an Electronics Engineer and a Tech Speaker at Mozilla, Pooja loves tinkering with various emerging technologies mainly VR, IoT-based platforms, with a motto of making the web a better and connected place for everyone, and spreading the love of web literacy. She has been conducting workshops at across India spreading the love of tech.


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Pooja Purswani Tech Speaker Mozilla
Poonam Mishra
Poonam Mishra (GSoC 2017 Student Developer Systers Projects)
I am Poonam Mishra, a third year undergraduate from BITS Pilani,  India. I am highly enthusiastic about anything computers, and currently I am working improving my skills in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I was a Google Summer of Code developer with Systers, Anita Borg Institute in 2017, where I worked on the project of Automating tests for Python related projects. As an avid open source contributor, I love exploring new technologies and reading research papers in my leisure time!

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Poonam Mishra GSoC 2017 Student Developer Systers Projects
Prabhanshu Attri
Prabhanshu Attri (Founder Bytewalkers)

Prabhanshu Attri is an open source enthusiast, a product developer, and a growth hacker. Until recently, he was working at Zomato as Software Development Engineer. He is also an RGSoC Mentor, IEEE CS Richard E Merwin Scholar and Former Summer Research Intern at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


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Prabhanshu Attri Founder Bytewalkers
Prasad Pandit
Prasad Pandit (Developer Red Hat)

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Fri, 23rd March Training room 4-3

14:00 - 14:25 •  Anatomy of a KVM Guest

Prasad Pandit Developer Red Hat
Praveenkumar Hulakund
Praveenkumar Hulakund (Software Developer Oracle)

My name is Praveenkumar.Hulakund. I am working as a Software Developer in MySQL from 2011. I have around 13 years of Experience in the DBMS internals development.  


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Praveenkumar Hulakund Software Developer Oracle
Preetam Rai
Preetam Rai (Founder & Educator The Open School)
Always somewhere.

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Preetam Rai Founder & Educator The Open School
Pronnoy Goswami
Pronnoy Goswami (Software Development Engineer McKinsey & Company)
Pronnoy Goswami is currently working with McKinsey and Company as a Software Development Engineer. He builds web-applications and products for various clients. He mostly works on back-end using NodeJS with HapiJS as the framework & is also interested in DevOps and Application Infrastructure.Pronnoy is passionate about the new innovations in the field of technologies related to Human Computer Interaction and Machine Learning. Computer science as a field of work and research has always intrigued him, hence this choice. For the past two and a half years , he's been working on Image Processing and Machine Vision. His work on image processing has been a perfect amalgamation of research and practical application."

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Pronnoy Goswami Software Development Engineer McKinsey & Company
PyLadiesSG
PyLadiesSG ( PyLadiesSG)

PyLadiesSG is the Singapore chapter of PyLadies, an international group focused on getting more women into the Python community and programming in general


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Sat, 24th March Exhibition - Tinker Table

13:00 - 14:55 •  Python Basics Workshop

PyLadiesSG PyLadiesSG
Qin Fengling
Qin Fengling (Software Development Manager Canaan)

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Qin Fengling Software Development Manager Canaan
Raj Patel
Raj Patel (Founder StopStalk)

I am a Software Engineer at present employed at BrowserStack. I created an Open Source Project and is live for about 2 years now and I would like to talk about it. The website's name is StopStalk (https://www.stopstalk.com) which is basically a utility product for Competitive programmers to help them analyse their progress along with do a healthy competitive learning by getting inspired from other fellow programmers.


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Raj Patel Founder StopStalk
Raju Koushik Gorantla
Raju Koushik Gorantla (Contributor nexB Inc. California)

Raju Koushik is an undergraduate from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, India pursuing Information Technology. Google Summer of Code Developer 2017. Google CodeIn Mentor 2017. A hacker, coding enthusiast and a writer. A software developer building servers on Django and Flask and an entrepreneur working on his own startup Travel Diaries. An avid open source contributor lately working on Machine Learning and Information Retrieval. Former Software Engineer Intern at Invoxel Technologies Lmt and Curo Health Care Lmt. You can find him writing, reading or playing table tennis during his leisure time.


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Sat, 24th March Training room 2-2

15:30 - 15:55 •  The Django Tale

Raju Koushik Gorantla Contributor nexB Inc. California
Rakesh Tadishetty
Rakesh Tadishetty (Developer Ingenious Solutions Software)

Tech Evangelist. Tech speaker in various events and conference conducted by Microsoft. Speaker in many open source hackathons conducted by Mozilla and worked on IOT, Hadoop big data and machine learning technologies. 


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Rakesh Tadishetty Developer Ingenious Solutions Software
Ramji Venkateswaran
Ramji Venkateswaran (Global Head of Cloud Ecosystem Development & Head of Cloud Services Asia J.P. Morgan)

Ramji Venkateswaran is the Global Head of Cloud Ecosystem and the Asia Head of Cloud Services at J.P. Morgan.

An experienced leader in the financial technology industry, Ramji is known for creating teams and culture that focus on pragmatic technical excellence and thought leadership, whilst maintaining obsessive focus on business goals.

With a career in markets stretching over two decades, Ramji spent many years leading large infrastructure engineering projects for Goldman Sachs in both New York and his native city of London. After moving to Singapore in early 2014, Ramji spent a year building low-latency trading infrastructure before joining the J.P. Morgan, where he also sits on the philanthropy committee and drives meaningful contributions towards innovation.


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Ramji Venkateswaran Global Head of Cloud Ecosystem Development & Head of Cloud Services Asia J.P. Morgan
Rasmi Ranjan Mohapatra
Rasmi Ranjan Mohapatra (Lead Technologist OCBC Bank)

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Sat, 24th March Lecture Theatre

14:00 - 14:55 •  The Conversational Web

Rasmi Ranjan Mohapatra Lead Technologist OCBC Bank
Raymond Chan
Raymond Chan (Chapter Lead DataKind Singapore)

Raymond Chan has been a Chapter Lead with DataKind Singapore since 2016. His primary role is data science advocacy and liaison with the non-profit sector. In practice, he tries his best to drag non-profits kicking and screaming into the age of data by demonstrating the value data in creating social impact with DataKind volunteer base.

When not doing pro bono data science or working in his day job at Lazada, he enjoys travelling and eating insects.


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Raymond Chan Chapter Lead DataKind Singapore
Ria Bhatia
Ria Bhatia (Program Manager Microsoft)

Ria Bhatia is a Program Manager within Microsoft Azure. She is a maintainer of the new open source project Virtual Kubelet. In tandem with the community of Kubernetes she is creating and designing a world where developers don't have to think about the underlying infrastructure to their applications. Instead they can focus on building containerized apps and deploy them directly to the cloud. Along with driving progress of Virtual Kubelet in the community, she’s also driving first class "nodeless" experience for customers using AKS, our managed Kubernetes offering. Ria has spoken at Kubernetes, and Docker meet-ups in San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. She has a youtube channel for developers in the Kubernetes space. The channel is called "devops & socks." Before working full-time at Microsoft, she was completing a B.S. in Computer Science at Penn State.


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Ria Bhatia Program Manager Microsoft
Rich Bowen
Rich Bowen (OpenStack Community Liaison, Red Hat CentOS)

Documentation specialist: I have written a dozen books about the Apache HTTP Server, and have participated in the writing of the official online documentation for the server.Programmer: I've worked as a programmer for 15 years, mostly in Perl and PHP, in Web Application Development.Communication: I've spent many years teaching technology classes, both in small group settings, and in auditorium settings, both at conferences and as a corporate trainer.Specialties: * Perl* PHP* Documentation* Communication* Training


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Sun, 25th March Training room 4-4

10:00 - 16:00 •  CentOS Coderdojo

Rich Bowen OpenStack Community Liaison, Red Hat CentOS
Ricky Setyawan
Ricky Setyawan (Principal Sales Consultant Oracle)

Ricky Setyawan has been in the IT industry for 18 years with the good last 16 years working as RDBMS specialist. He is currently MySQL Principal Sales Consultant for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a Principal DBA doing database design and management on Oracle and DB2 on RedHat Linux on continuous availability server. He has been working on a number of  RDBMS throughout his career such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and MySQL.


Sessions

Sat, 24th March Lounge @Exhibition

10:00 - 11:00 •  MySQL Community Gathering

Sat, 24th March Training room 2-1

11:30 - 11:55 •  Database Lightning Talk

Sat, 24th March Training room 2-1

17:00 - 17:25 •  Breaking through with MySQL 8.0

Ricky Setyawan Principal Sales Consultant Oracle
Robert Reyes
Robert Reyes (Tech Speaker Mozilla)

Robert 'Bob' Reyes is a Mozilla Rep, Reps Mentor, and Tech Speaker based in Makati City, Philippines. He has been an active contributor to the Mozilla project in the area of localization since 2003. He has been representing the organization in the country since 2011 and has been twice elected to be part of the global organization's leadership as a council member. Bob is now part of Mozilla's Tech Speakers group, which aims to Increase developer awareness and adoption of the Web, Firefox, and Mozilla through a strong community-driven technical speaker development program. Bob is also a Technology Columnist for the Manila Bulletin and Team Manager for the grassroots football team SIPFC. He is a dad to Xeon and Haswell.


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Robert Reyes Tech Speaker Mozilla
Roland Turner
Roland Turner (Organizer FOSSASIA)
Roland is Chief Privacy Officer for TrustSphere where he is responsible for the company's information policy and practices. He is a HackerspaceSG founding member and FOSSASIA organiser, holds a Computer Science degree from UTS, and is an avid dancer, runner, and ham radio operator with a particular interest in space.

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Roland Turner Organizer FOSSASIA
Roy Peter
Roy Peter (Systems Engineer Go-Jek)

Roy is currently working as a Systems Engineer at GO-JEK. He enjoys working on Linux and infrastructure automation. He's also an electronics enthusiast and likes tinkering around with robotics and IOT related projects.


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Roy Peter Systems Engineer Go-Jek
Sam Witteveen
Sam Witteveen (Machine Learning Developer Expert Google)

Sam has used Machine Learning and Deep Learning in building multiple tech startups, including a children’s educational app provider which has over 4 million users worldwide. His current focus is AI for conversational agents to allow humans to interact easier and faster with computers. In 2017 Google appointed Sam one of the first 12 Google Developer Experts for Machine Learning in the world.


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Sam Witteveen Machine Learning Developer Expert Google
Sandeep Kapalawai
Sandeep Kapalawai (Mozilla Rep Mozilla)

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Sun, 25th March Training room 4-2

14:00 - 14:25 •  Mozilla's Common Voice

Sandeep Kapalawai Mozilla Rep Mozilla
Saptak Sengupta
Saptak Sengupta (Software Developer Zomato)
Developer and enthusiast who weirdly loves frontend development as much as he loves backend development. Working mainly in python, javascript, and PHP. Have been contributing to various open source organizations like FOSSASIA, jQuery, etc. Loves fiddling around with devops and infrastructure stuff.

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Saptak Sengupta Software Developer Zomato
Sara Robinson
Sara Robinson (Developer Advocate Google)

    


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Sara Robinson Developer Advocate Google
Saurabh Jain
Saurabh Jain (Developer SUSI.AI)

Saurabh Jain is final year student pursuing BTech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara. He is lately working on finding efficient ways of indexing and storage for retrieving information at IIIT-V. He is contributing to SUSI AI since March 17,  was a part of GSoC 2017 SUSI AI team and ADG, where he worked on enhancing the feature of SUSI AI to follow an API centric approach for Skill CMS. He has also been mentoring Udacity Classroom for Android Track. Previously He has interned at IIT-Hyderabad where he worked on MINISAT solvers.


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Saurabh Jain Developer SUSI.AI
Seth Vargo
Seth Vargo (Developer Advocate Google)

Seth is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform primarily focusing on automation, devops, security, and startups. Previously Seth worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, and a few other startups. He is an O'Reilly author and advises non-profits in his spare time.


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Seth Vargo Developer Advocate Google
Shankar Satish
Shankar Satish (Data & AI Scientist Manulife)

Shankar is a data scientist at Manulife. He works on quantitative investment management tools and insurance, drawing on a wide range of fields from machine learning, natural language processing, search & relevance, differential privacy, encryption, and more.  

Before this he worked in academia and with startups in e-commerce, cloud systems for deep learning and AI systems for autonomous vehicles. 

He is particularly interested in privacy, fairness and safe usage of modern AI systems, and interpretability, statistical efficiency and tooling for machine learning.   


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Shankar Satish Data & AI Scientist Manulife
Shipra Jain
Shipra Jain (Principal Software Engineer Oracle)

Shipra Jain has been working with MySQL Database team since 2012. She is currently employed by Oracle, based in India. She is  a Staff Principal software engineer for the server QA team of the MySQL Database. She has a background in the database industry, by working previously for Sybase IQ and IBM DB2  UDB. She has masters degree in Computer Application.   


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Sun, 25th March Training room 2-1

10:00 - 10:25 •  Atomic DDL in MySQL 8.0

Shipra Jain Principal Software Engineer Oracle
Shubham Padia
Shubham Padia (Developer FOSSASIA)

Full-stack developer with experience in Python and JS. Open source enthusiast and a core contributor to the Open Event project. Google Summer of Code ‘17 under FOSSASIA. Areas of interest include Deep learning and NLP with a special interest in Word Vectors.


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Shubham Padia Developer FOSSASIA
Stella Widyasari
Stella Widyasari (Consultant ThoughtWorks)

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Stella Widyasari Consultant ThoughtWorks
Stepan Goncharov
Stepan Goncharov (Engineering Manager Grab)
Stepan is an Android Developer Expert. He  is leading Driver Android App development team at Grab. He is also one of the organizers of Kotlin user group in Singapore. 

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Sun, 25th March Training room 4-2

10:30 - 12:25 •  Kotlin Native workshop

Stepan Goncharov Engineering Manager Grab
Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Taylor (Program Manager Google)
Stephanie Taylor is a program manager at Google working in the Open Source Programs Office. She works on the outreach team managing the Google Code-in program for pre-university students and helping the team with the Google Summer of Code program.

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Stephanie Taylor Program Manager Google
Sudhir Verma
Sudhir Verma (Associate Software Engineer Red Hat)
Open Source contributor

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Sudhir Verma Associate Software Engineer Red Hat
Sumedh Nimkarde
Sumedh Nimkarde (Developer FOSSASIA)

I am a third-year Computer Engineering undergrad student at National Institute of Technology, Surat, India. I love to build things which make people's lives easier and find technology solutions to real life problems. I work on full-stack and I was Google Summer of Code 2017 student with FOSSASIA. Currently I am mentoring Google Code-in and Codeheat students under FOSSASIA.


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Sumedh Nimkarde Developer FOSSASIA
Sundeep Anand
Sundeep Anand (Software Engineer Red Hat)

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Sun, 25th March Training room 4-3

12:30 - 12:55 •  Introduction to Transtats

Sundeep Anand Software Engineer Red Hat
Suraj Narwade
Suraj Narwade (Associate Software Engineer Red Hat)

Suraj Narwade is an open source enthusiast who contributes to the Kompose and the Kedge projects. He occasionally contributes to Kubernetes and Libcompose too. He is an active member of the local container-centric meetups in Bangalore and Pune, India.

As a software engineer at Red Hat, he works on tools that help developers build and deploy containerized applications. He recently presented his work at the DevOps Day 2017.

When not hacking containers, he can be seen hacking Alexa.


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Suraj Narwade Associate Software Engineer Red Hat
Takasu Masakazu
Takasu Masakazu (Global Biz Development SwitchScience)

TAKASU Masakazu, Maker Faire Shenzhen and Singapore, takes us on a journey to his homeland of Japan and their exciting ways of using technology, design and science. He is the most experienced person of Maker Faire in Asia.He is also connected all around Makers, even in Asia and Japan. His book ECOSYSTEM BY MAKERS is well known in Japan.


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Takasu Masakazu Global Biz Development SwitchScience
Tameesh Biswas
Tameesh Biswas (Developer Drupal)

I'm Tameesh, a developer, open source enthusiast and a code fanatic.My life revolves around writing code to solve problems that I'm passionate about.

I'm presently a sophomore at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna majoring in Computer Science and Engineering.


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Tameesh Biswas Developer Drupal
Tamim Shahriar
Tamim Shahriar (Engineering Manager Grab)

Tamim is a hands-on engineering manager at Grab Singapore office. He loves to work with people to build things that matter. He is an entrepreneur (co-founded Mukto Software Ltd. in 2009 and Dimik Computing School in 2013) as well as an author of the bestseller programming book in Bangla and has been actively involved as a volunteer to popularize mathematics and programming education among school students in Bangladesh.


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Tamim Shahriar Engineering Manager Grab
Tarun Kumar
Tarun Kumar (Developer FOSSASIA)

I believe to work with the community and to share ideas. I believe one's idea can be better with sharing it with people. People should know to produce solution rather than finding the solution.I love free and open-source software community. Because it is such that you are going through something and found some things that are useful and others didn't notice that. I love to implement that and will a lot more happy that being a part of that change.


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Tarun Kumar Developer FOSSASIA
Tay Jing Xuan
Tay Jing Xuan ( NUS High School of Mathematics and Science)

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Tay Jing Xuan NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Team Ethical Hacking
Team Ethical Hacking ( Ethical Hacking Club - United World College Southeast Asia)

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Sat, 24th March Training room 4-1

10:55 - 11:05 •  Ethical Hacking

Team Ethical Hacking Ethical Hacking Club - United World College Southeast Asia
Teng-Ying Tai
Teng-Ying Tai (CEO MoGaMe Mobile Entertainment)

Teng-Ying Tai obtained his B.S. degree in Information Management from DYU University, Taiwan, in 2001, and EMBA course from ASIA University, Taiwan, in 2016. The founder of the MoGaMe Mobile(MGM), he has done several space related projects with National Space Organization, Taiwan and Principal Investigator in 1.5U Cubesat Project(YuSat-1 ,2017~2019). Also he dedicated in NBIoT/Cat-4 cubesat communication research, which will be used in the future.


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Teng-Ying Tai CEO MoGaMe Mobile Entertainment
Teo Ser Luck
Teo Ser Luck ( MP)

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Thu, 22nd March Lecture Theatre

13:05 - 13:15 •  Opentech in Singapore

Teo Ser Luck MP
Thia Kai Xin
Thia Kai Xin (Data Scientist Tech in Asia)

I work at the intersection of data science and computer science. Over the course of 5 years, I have built and deployed into production a variety of large-scale machine learning models that provide recommendations, text analytics, spam & fraud detection, segmentation and forecasting across domains like eCommerce, healthcare, and consumer products; improving the experience for millions of users. I am also the co-founder of DataScience SG, the largest data science community in Singapore.


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Thia Kai Xin Data Scientist Tech in Asia
Tiejun Chen
Tiejun Chen (Staff Engineer VMWare)
Tiejun Chen is a staff engineer from ATC, Advanced Technology Center, VMware China. Currently we’re trying to work out our own Unikernel & IoT & Serverless project. Before join VMware, he worked at Wind River where he was responsible of developing Wind River Linux BSP, Kernel features and their own paraviratualized Guest OS, and submitted our fixes into mainstream like Linux/PowerPC/RT Linux. And then he joined OTC, Intel to enable new hardware features on open source community like KVM/XEN/Qemu.

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Tiejun Chen Staff Engineer VMWare
Trishul Goel
Trishul Goel (Frontend Developer Iomedia)
Trishul is a professional frontend developer; writes React code for living and volunteers for Mozilla to justify his existence. He is an expert in developing browser extensions.You may know him for his Measure-it extension with 10K+ users. He also creates Youtube tutorial videos, to help developers to understand various Webextension APIs.

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Trishul Goel Frontend Developer Iomedia
Truc Viet Le
Truc Viet Le (Machine Learning Developer SAP)

Truc Viet "Joe" Le is currently a machine learning developer at SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) in Singapore. Before that, he was a Ph.D. student in Information Systems at the Singapore Management University (SMU). His Ph.D. research focuses on a general machine learning framework to solve a diverse set of problems in urban environments, such as crime prevention and transportation. He is generally interested in applying methods in AI and machine learning combining with spatiotemporal data analytics to solve real-world problems in urban computing. When not behind the computer screen, he is an avid traveler, adventurer and an aspiring writer.


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Truc Viet Le Machine Learning Developer SAP
Ujjwal Kumar
Ujjwal Kumar (Principal Technical Evangelist Microsoft)

Ujjwal Kumar is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft's Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) group based out of Singapore. He is a digital transformation ninja and works on system of intelligence (A.I., Blockchain, Bots, Cloud, IoT) with customers and partners to enable them realize their potential through architecture design and code development.


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Ujjwal Kumar Principal Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Vasudha
Vasudha (Contributor KDE)

I'm a final year student at Delhi Technological University. An open source enthusiast and always eager to learn new things. I participated as a Google Summer Of Code 2017 student with KDE organization. I also received Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Tech India Scholarship this year. Currently I'm contributing to open-source projects and mentoring juniors to get started with open-source.


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Vasudha Contributor KDE
Venkatesh Duggirala
Venkatesh Duggirala (Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff Oracle)

I am working with MySQL Database team since 2012 (Replication Module). I am currently working as Senior Principle Member Technical Staff, employed by Oracle, based in Bangalore, India. I have background in the database industry around 12+ years, worked on various database products like Datablitz(Lucent), ANTs, ACS, Sybase, IBM DB2. I have a Master degree in Information Technology from Indian Institute of technology,Bombay.


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Venkatesh Duggirala Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff Oracle
Victoria Bondarchuk
Victoria Bondarchuk (UX Researcher Open Source Design)

Victoria Bondarchuk is a UX researcher, interested in open source and open design. Member of opensourcedesign.net.


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Victoria Bondarchuk UX Researcher Open Source Design
Vigneshwer Dhinakaran
Vigneshwer Dhinakaran (Mozilla Rep Mozilla)

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Vigneshwer Dhinakaran Mozilla Rep Mozilla
Vlado Koljibabic
Vlado Koljibabic (Daimler AG Head of CASE IT)

Vlado leads IT for the new CASE business unit. He delivers digital channels for CASE and runs major projects in the manner of services for e-mobility and customer centricity. CASE stands for Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric.


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Vlado Koljibabic Daimler AG Head of CASE IT
William Tan
William Tan (Head of Technology Projects ITE College West)

William is an active promoter of Maker and STEM education for our next generation of technical students.  He is head the ITE's 1st Makerspace, Espace-Make2Learn.  He has been actively involved in the Maker movement since 2016.  Prior to that, he spearhead rapid prototype lab in ITE College West.  He has a few applied research with SingHealth, St Luke's Hospital.  Graduated from Nanyang Technological University Singapore with Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering).


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William Tan Head of Technology Projects ITE College West
Wong Yong Jie
Wong Yong Jie (Technical Lead Glints)

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Wong Yong Jie Technical Lead Glints
Yeo Wee Kiang
Yeo Wee Kiang (Director Smartease Pte Ltd)
Dr Yeo is an experienced Adult Educator with more than 1300 hours of overseas and local classroom teaching experience. At his own start-up, he Is leading a motivated team of data scientists to develop the Natural Language Understanding unit of chatbots. Dr Yeo received his doctorate from National University of Singapore. For his PhD work, he specialised in machine learning and data mining in a large multinational pharmaceutical company, where he built methodologies for the discovery of drug candidates for which he received the Best Graduate Researcher award.

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Yeo Wee Kiang Director Smartease Pte Ltd
Yi Chiao (Yitch) Cheng
Yi Chiao (Yitch) Cheng (Futurist KPMG Digital Village)
What I'm known for (and why you'd probably interview me):1. Negotiator- Give me your desired results, BATNA and a seat at the table. I am able to bring back results 70% of the time2. Presenter- Able to captivate the audience in person or remotely (former preferred) to deliver the message you want to send out3. Technologist- Looking at the cost and desired outcome of solutions end to end from design to execution (code + hardware)- System thinker- Design thinker4. Community builder- Meetup groups speaks for themselves5. Transcendence- Transforming corporate culture. One stubborn mind at a time

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Yi Chiao (Yitch) Cheng Futurist KPMG Digital Village
Yue Lin Choong
Yue Lin Choong (Director Women Who Code)
Coding for 20 years, and still loving it.

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Yue Lin Choong Director Women Who Code
Yury Bushmelev
Yury Bushmelev (Senior System Engineer Lazada)


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Yury Bushmelev Senior System Engineer Lazada
李健秋 Andrew Lee
李健秋 Andrew Lee (Software Engineer Collabora)
  • Andrew Lee (Hualian, Taiwan) – an active Open Source Liaison focusing on the Debian and LXDE Projects. He worked on localization efforts of various kinds of local dialects and aborigines languages in Taiwan.
  • He created various localization related packages in Red Hat, Mandrake, and Debian distros, and also creates and maintains packages in Debian for LXDE project.
  • Andrew Lee works as a software developer in the Build and Infrastructure team at Collabora and has more than 5 years of experience working with the Open Build Service(OBS) building both rpm and deb format packages and distribution creations for many different projects and clients. He is now making an efforts on packaging OBS in Debian distro.

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Sat, 24th March Training room 4-3

10:00 - 10:25 •  Open Build Service in Debian

李健秋 Andrew Lee Software Engineer Collabora