After only 3 hours sleep , we managed to find our way to the venue to start Day 1 of FOSSASIA. After a brief (yet inspiring) introduction by Hong Phuc and Mario, the day-long lighting talks sessions started
Dietrich and me where set to briefly introduce Mozilla and its projects, so Dietrich covered Firefox and Jetpack (he is the expert ) and then I covered the rest of it, emphasizing a lot Mozilla Labs and Mozilla Drumbeat, which gathered much attention and follow-up questions. I guess many people are coming to our workshops tomorrow
I had the chance to ask “How many of you are using Mozilla Firefox” and I got an overwhelming response of everyone rising their hands! Ok, I say let’s get those people to actively be part of our ecosystem!
After the talk I finally had the chance to meet Anh Tuấn Trương our Fedora Ambassador in Vietnam and I was really surprised by the amount of stuff he created for our presence! I knew that he did an excellent job before FOSSASIA, but still this was impressive
People really loved the swags and we I was very happy to find out that many people were using actually already fedora, but just want the kickstart to start contributing Hopefully this is going to be achieved tomorrow with our session and with our Release Party.
I also had the chance to meet Lilly Nguyen who is part of OLPC Vietnam and I introduced her to teachingopensource.org and POSSE. She was really excited and I believe that together with Mario we can kickstart a Sugar themed POSSE Vietnam. (Mel I need some feedback! )
During the day we had some local snacks (seemed like bougatsa cream-pie from Greece!) and we went to a noodles house for dinner, all accompanied by spicy sauces and a great variety of fresh vegetables.We ended up to a Beer bar for some socializing (and tasting local beers) and finally Dietrich was kind enough to introduce me to the local sandwiches which are *really*awesome! (I will explain thoroughly in another post)
ps. always check out the updated album!