Complementary to organising Open Technology event, HKCOTA would like to sponsor local Open Source projects that are beneficial to the community. badgeprint is a project the reduce the barrier to organising different conferences developed with the support from Open Source Hong Kong. HKCOTA as a tax-exempt charity, is in the perfect position to receive donation from a generous donor and fund badgeprint.
The Hong Kong education bureau aggressively promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and a number of developed countries are already one step ahead by adding one more element – Arts – to become STEAM education.
“Free Hong Kong Fonts” is a collaborative project between H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre Dr. Lam Chik Suen District Elderly Community Centre and HKCOTA. The first set of Chinese font, “Free Hong Kong Kai”, was created to match the research from EDB and the education community, “List of Graphemes of Commonly-used Chinese Characters (2007)”. OSHK was responsible to build and host the official web site. We were very grateful to be chosen as the recipient for the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017 – Best Lifestyle (Learning & Living) Award and the Special Mention (Silver Power).
HKCOTA was invited to the FOSSASIA 2017 on 17-19 March 2017 to present on the developments of Open Technology in Hong Kong and set up an exhibition of the Open Technology devices and events in Hong Kong.
Members of Open Source Hong Kong and HKCOTA set up an exhibition at COSCUP 2016 to promote conferences in Hong Kong.
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, in collaboration with the local information and communications technology (ICT) industry, staged the International IT Fest 2016. HKCOTA was honoured to held one of the events within the IT Fest – Workshop in Making Free Hong Kong Fonts – together with H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre.
From FinTech, Big Data / Open Data, IoT and Web & Cloud, Python becomes an essential & open source programming language and tool to develop related applications. The 2nd PyCon Hong Kong was held in Cyberport on 29-30 Oct 2016, co-orgnaised with Open Source Hong Kong.
Together with Open Source Hong Kong, we co-organised the 4th Hong Kong Open Source Conference and extended it from 2 days to 3, Friday to Sunday at Cyberport.
The four themes are Internet of Things (IoT), Data, Cloud and DevOps.