Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington
Who’s here who know where exactly Yogyakarta is? It is hard to simply explains where the city with local community of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) or Linux or Open Source and culture always stays in harmony is pointed. The way people of Indonesia remember, Yogyakarta is one of big cities with huge number of university and college students.
It was about 7 or 8 months ago (consider this was posted in second week of October 2016), when Pak Edwin Zakaria asked to join to handle this event — openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 — start from how we arranged the proposal to SUSE. It was countless and endless virtual meetings.
Thank you technology, now I know when it was 😀 (FYI, the name you looking for is “Siska Iskandar”)
First thing first, the meetings is about how we introduced Indonesia as one of the potential location for the next summit, I mean openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016. This group responsible for all and each words we made it, through a space and time between works, families, and everything matters.
Google Hangout for Local Team(s). the only girl here!
After that, people formed and composed the proposal with collaborative and -as you know how people in community works- stick to deadline, a lot talks and meetings for event spot and site locations, budgeting, considered there were limited time for sending out proposal –the deadline for sending out proposal is April 30 —
The meeting, few months after virtual meeting.
Overall, the key points proposals should consider, and what will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are: Introduction, Objectives, Local Organizers, Proposed organizing committee, Proposed supporting organizations, Proposal Dates & Venue, Rooms, Keynotes, Registration, Travel support, Food and accommodation, Sponsorship, Call for paper, Call for volunteer, Theme, T-shirt, About Venue, Activities and schedule, Conference, Dinner and party, Expectations and marketing, Budget Estimation, Conference Venue, Conference Room, Tea break, Marketing materials（T-shirts，banner，badge，posters, etc.), Lunch, Dinner, Travel subsidy, Accommodation, Miscellaneous （Think about 10% uplift to have more buffer), Potential sponsors & media partners, Conclusion.
PHEW ~~~~~~ \O^O/ ~~~~~
happy? YES. WE. HAPPY. EVERY-SINGLE. PIECE. OF. NERVES. IN. OUR. SKIN. ARE. HAPPY.
There was meeting with people outside Indonesia, also, those who helped us to formed the best openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016. The first IRC Meeting with Committee Asia is at May 9, with some debate about how the name of venue is going to be placed and called.
~~~ and another IRC Meeting that I wasn’t attend because of several reasons.
Thanks to Kukuh for your arts and works, the local committee is forever in debt with you.
Call for Paper is out! it was released on 22 June 2016
Thank you for all head committee of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016, to Ahmad Haris, Didiet Pambudiono, for helping us finds sponsors.
In this phase, there are 6 (six) contestants who joined competitions. The committee want so say “Congratulation to Ramadoni, and many thanks and appreciation to Ana, Aris, Danang, Kukuh, Shawhong for your participation in this contest.” 
Ramadoni’s arts are divine, the committee gave him Magic Box!
From all pre-events before the Summit happens, the -behind the scene- local committee are proudly presents the very first version of art for Call for Participants.
Our very first poster!
Not long after it was voted by committee, this posters already spread and placed in several free walls in Yogyakarta.
The one who did glued and placed those posters is Agung Laksana. He is one of the local team of event. Thanks to him!
Our Facebook Group for the event!
Another Local Committee meeting!
It is time to have some sounding for the participants. We already have a schedule to visited several local radio and local newspaper for gain more and more participants. Thank you for Ibra Maulana who has a lot connections, so that we had so many radio who willing to aired our events. This one below is the first local radio who visited and aired with Sendy and Estu.
Q FM Radio – the first local radio for event promotion.
Local Radio: StarJogja
Me, feeling cold.
Local Radio: Ista Kalisa
Local Radio: UTYFMedari
Local Radio: Arma
Local Radio: Geronimo FM
There are also several local newspaper and media who became our media partner. We also visited them in form event marketing.
Local Newspaper: Kedaulatan Rakyat
Local Newspaper: Harian Jogja
Local Newspaper: Bernas
Thursday, H-1 to event but I still have some classes to teach. 😀
Last meeting at H-1 night
Those who sacrifice their oxygen or Co2 for the event
preparing the most necessary
A meeting after Workshop
Keep The Green Flying High!
Keep practice! The girl for Traditional Dances
“Oh, man how could we put this?”
Cut, cut, cut, till the night is black
ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE HERE! It is an honor to have all of them.
YAY. WE ALREADY HAD THEM HANG.
DYAR. someone replaced our arts. HAHA
Below ones is the rest of pictures that local committee kept in groups, no intention to show off but to tell everyone that they are really put a great works here.
In the middle of events, I was one of the speakers, too. My talks is happens in Main Hall Convention Hall in days 2 at 15.45 till 16.20. The talk’s title is “Community Development with openSUSE” with sub-topic “My Experience Socializing openSUSE to Mothers and Housewives (Ibu-Ibu PKK) in Indonesia.
Picture from openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 Flickr Group
This is my first time to become a speaker in international conference, although the presentation in quite simple but it was a great chance for me to speak in such incredible event. Next time, I plan to create and share the material before propose it to the mothers and housewives. Currently, there is 5 core members for this movement, all of them are women.
A participant who asked me about how this community grew and maintained.
The one and only fuchsia (or purple) shoes in openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016. I asked Mr.Iwan Tahari to made a special one for me (the shoes for speaker are actually green)
Thank you for Pak Yan Arief to become a super patients, super detail treasures.
Last but not least, this picture below are taken from openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016 Flickr Group.
An amusing one, here below.
Personally, I want to thanks to all the sponsor of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2016: openSUSE, SUSE, Bekraf, UIN Sunan Kalijaga,Kominfo, Fans, Excellent,Biznet, Cloudkilat, Qwords, Ngonoo, KSL Kusuka, and for all people in community of openSUSE Indonesia Community.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN GAVE SUCH A GREAT EFFORTS FOR THIS EVENT HAPPENS.
See you at openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017, in Tokyo maybe! or Kawasaki ~