The Hong Kong Open Source Conference (HKOSCon) is a conference aims to connect the Global Open Source Technologies to Hong Kong. We aimed to demonstrate the use of open source software technology, open hardware technology and latest development over the world to Hong Kong. There were four themes for the conference, namely Cloud, Maker, Community and Startup in this year.
OpenTech Summit, Berlin, Germany, 14 May 2015
HKCOTA and TinyBoy Team joined the OpenTech Summit 2015 in Berlin. Giving them talk and exhibition about TinyBoy project and Hong Kong Opensource Conference.
During the trip, we also visited the opensource communities and Fablabs in Berlin, Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Greater China 3D Printing Seminar @ ITFest 2015
19 April 2015
The Greater China 3D Printing Seminar is organized by HKCOTA at Room ST111, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 19 April 2015.
In this seminar, experts from the Greater China region share their practical experience and applications on 3D printing.
HKCOTA had invited 9 speakers from Singapore, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.
Thanks for the speakers from the overseas came to Hong Kong to give us a great talk about 3D printing in their own region.
Here are the list of the topics.
創意，是口號還是態度, CHU Tsz Wing, Pinciple of Baptist Rainbow Primary School, Hong Kong,,Link
Tinyboy Project , Wan-Leung Wong, Director of HKCOTA, Hong Kong, pdf,
Open Source Technology Day 2015 @ ITFest
11 April 2015
Free and open source software lowers software cost and spurs software innovation and development. In this seminar, veteran ICT practitioners will share their experience in using and innovating with open source software.
The event is organised by HKLUG and OSHK and held at Esther Lee Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin.
HKCOTA helped on set up booth to show the opensource projects in Hong Kong.
Student Sponsorship to SITCON x TW
HKCOTA sponsored our first student to attend SITCON (Students’ Information Technology Conference) in Taiwan. With the generous donation from one of our active members, a Form 5 Open Source activist, Mr. Yip, could travel by air to Taiwan and present in the conference. We are also very grateful for the hospitality of the SITCON organiser and their hotel sponsorship for Mr. Yip.
This sponsorship kickstarted our long-term plan to sponsor more students to attend overseas Open Source related conferences.
香港創意開放科技協會 (HKCOTA) 在熱心會員支持下，首次贊助香港本地學生到國外開放源碼會議交流。今年中五的葉同學出發前往台灣參加學生計算機年會 (SITCON)。本會並感謝 SITCON 安排接機並為葉同學提供當地行程及住宿安排。這次贊助香港本地學生為本會的「自由開源軟件學生贊助(試驗)計劃」，作為日後本會每年贊助香港本地開放源碼學生到國外開放源碼會議交流的參考。
Love Hong Kong – 3D Printing World Record Attempts
愛心香港 – 3D打印世界記錄活動
The “Love Hong Kong – 3D Printing World Record Attempts” was held on 20th December, 2014 by the HKSYC&IA Chan Nam Chong Memorial College and HKCOTA.
200 hundred students from different primary and secondary schools came together to attempt the world record – 200 students assembled 200 Tinyboy 3D printers at the same time.
愛心香港 – 3D打印世界記錄活動, HKCOTA聯同陳南昌紀念學校合辦, 於2014年12月20日 假 陳南昌紀念學校 舉行. 200個來自不同中小學之學生, 同時組裝200部TINYBOY 3D PRINTER, 試圖打破世界紀綠.
Software Freedom Day, Hong Kong, 2014
Local F/OSS communities co-organize software freedom day again this year in Hong Kong.
Software Freedom Day 2014, Hong Kong
Date: 2014.09.20 Saturday
Venue: Lecture Theatre 9 (LT9), 4/F Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. (Direction)
Languages: English / Cantonese.
Confirmed List of Topics and Speakers:
- Monitoring censorship with open source software by Mr. Chung-hong Chan (電鋸).
- Open Source Job Board by Mr. Sammy Fung.
- Using Redis in game system by Mr. Triton Ho.
- The Boring Licences (Take 2) by Dr. Haggen So.
- Looking for C10K Solution – Elixir and Erlang by Mr. Hilary Cheng.
- A Case Study: How Does Open Source Drive Up The Development of a Constructed Language by Mr. Brendan Tang (sorpa’as).
- 自由香港字型 Free Hong Kong Fonts by Mr. Kingman Leung (梁敬文).
Venue Sponsor: Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association
- Hong Kong Linux User Group
- Mozilla Hong Kong
- Open Source Hong Kong
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