Topics and Tracks

Personal Voice Assistants, AI and Cloud

Personal Voice Assistants and Artificial Intelligence

Learn about natural language processing, how to build skills and actions for voice assistants or how to create your own Open Source chatbots in the Artificial Intelligence deep technology track. Join sessions covering Bot Framework, Tensorflow, Dataprep and more.

Cloud, Container, DevOps

Cloud, Container, DevOps

Get better insights in how to deploy apps on the cloud more efficiently and save your company money. Sessions in the Cloud, Container, DevOps track cover Kubernetes, Serverless Architecture, Microservices, Docker Kompose, Omnibus, OpenStack, Virtual Kubelet, and Continuous Integration.



Meet developers and startups working on the blockchain to create solutions for distributed computing, cloud services and Fintech in the Blockchain track.



Find out how to keep your services secure in the Cybersecurity track. The track has sessions about Encryption with PGP, SELinux, Secrets Management, Backups, QubesOS, Securing Web and Javascript apps.

Web & Mobile

Web & Mobile

What technologies will we need for the Conversational Web? How will existing technologies change and what else is happening in tech for web and mobile platforms? A wide variety of topics are covered in the Web and Mobile track with talks and workshops about JS frameworks, PWA, Android, Web VR and AR.

Hardware, Design

Hardware, Science, Design

The FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit covers topics from software to hardware and knowledge. These are the ingredients for local production. We have a dedicated track on Open Design, IoT, Hardware, Imaging.

Open Data, Internet, Community

Open Data, Internet, Community

More and more governments, companies and citizens share data for the benefit of the society. What are the use cases for Open data? What possibilities do we have for a truly free society in the times of tracking devices and supervision technologies, how to keep communities engaged in Free and Open Source development? These are some of the questions in the Open Data, Internet Society, and Community track.



Meet developers of PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache Spark, MariaDB and NoSQL projects and learn how to save your company money with Open Source database solutions in the Database track. Specific topics include Scaling TB of data, Real-time data masking, Replication Features, Performance Schema, BigQuery, and Immutable Key-Value Stores.

Kernel & Platform

Kernel & Platform

The Kernel & Platform track covers topics from the Linux Kernel to BSD and desktop systems such as Meilix or applications like VLC. Learn about BSD network servers, Hacking with x86 Windows Tablets, Asynchronous integration of GPU computing with HPX many task processing, Unikernelized Linux, and Open Build Service in Debian.

Exhibition Program
March 14 - 17 (+13), 2019
Lifelong Learning Institute, Exhibition Halls, Floor 1+2

  • Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibition Setup

    4:00 PM Exhibition Setup
    7:00 PM Exhibition Area Closes

  • Thursday, March 14, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exhibition, Fair, VIP Tour

    8:00 AM Exhibitors Setup
    12:30 PM Exhibition Doors Open
    1:00 PM Welcome Snacks
    2:00 PM VIP Tour at Exhibition
    6:00 PM Exhibition Doors Close

  • Friday, March 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibition, Codeheat Ceremony, Hackathon

    9:30 AM Exhibitors Breakfast Snacks
    10:00 AM Exhibition Doors Open
    6:00 Exhibition Doors Close
    12:00 PM Exhibitors on Stage
    2:00 PM CodeHeat Award Ceremony (Floor 2)
    3:00 PM Hackathon Opening (Floor 2)
    4:00 PM Happy Hour Booth-Hop
    6:00 PM Exhibition Doors Close
    10:00 PM Hackathon Day Ends

  • Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibition, Exhibitors Stage, Group Photo, Hackathon

    8:00 AM Hackathon Continues
    9:30 AM Exhibitors Breakfast Snacks
    10:00 AM Exhibition Doors Open
    12:00 PM Event Group Photo
    12:30 PM Exhibitors on Stage
    6:00 PM Exhibition Doors Close
    10:00 PM Hackathon Day Ends

  • Sunday, March 17, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibition, Exhibitors Stage, Hackathon End

    8:00 AM Hackathon Continues
    9:30 AM Exhibitors Breakfast Snacks
    10:00 AM Exhibition Doors Open
    12:00 PM Exhibitors on Stage
    4:00 PM Exhibition Ends
    Until 7:00 PM - Teardown

Conference Program
March 14 - 17 (+18), 2019
Lifelong Learning Institute, Event Halls Floor 2+3

  • Thursday, March 14, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Conference Opening with VIP guests

    8:30 AM Registration
    9:30 AM Conference Opening
    11:00 AM Coffee Break
    11:20 AM Keynotes
    12:45 PM Lunch Break
    2:00 PM Conference Program
    5:30 PM Sessions End

  • Friday, March 15, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Keynotes, Business and Technology Tracks

    10:00 AM Keynote Sessions and Technology Tracks
    12:00 PM Business Lunch (Invitation)
    6:30 PM Sessions End

  • Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Keynotes, Business and Technology Tracks, Group Photo, Hackathon

    10:00 AM Keynotes and Technology Tracks
    12:00 PM Event Group Photo
    6:30 PM Sessions End

  • Sunday, March 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Business and Technology Tracks, Workshops, Hackathon Prizes, Closing Ceremony

    10:00 AM Technology Tracks
    2:30 PM Hackathon Pitches
    3:30 PM Hackathon Awards
    4:00 PM Closing Session
    5:00 PM Event Ends

  • Monday, March 18, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM FOSSASIA After-Summit Workshops

    9:30 Welcome Breakfast and Intro
    10:00 AM Workshops for SUSI.AI and PSLab start
    12:30 PM Community Lunch
    1:30 PM Workshops Continue
    5:00 PM Workshops End

Social Events Program
March 13 - 18, 2019
Singapore City

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  • FOSSASIA Exhibition
    Tech Companies & Projects from Thu March 14 - Sun March 17

    Meet tech companies like JP Morgan, Daimler/Mercedes, and Microsoft at the exhibition. Discuss career opportunities and learn about the latest tech ideas from core developers of projects like VLC, Debian, CentOS, FreeBSD and many more.

    Exhibition Schedule: Opening on Thursday, March 14 at 12.30pm with lunch snacks, starting at 10am (Fri/Sat/Sun) and closing on Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 6pm, and on Sunday until 4pm. Hall passes available.

    Hall Pass Book Booth
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Want to talk to participants of the FOSSASIA Hackathon? Get in touch on the chat channel.

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A little more about the FOSSASIA Summit

The FOSSASIA Summit is the premier Free and Open Source technology event in Asia for developers, start-ups, and contributors. Projects at FOSSASIA range from open hardware, to design, graphics and software. FOSSASIA was established in 2009. Previous events took place in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China and India.

FOSSASIA OpenTechNights

In the FOSSASIA OpenTechNights program we are inviting Free and Open Source (FOSS) contributors to FOSSASIA projects to apply for a free stay in a Singapore hostel and a free ticket to the event. All you have to do is convince us, that you are an awesome contributor in the FOSSASIA community.

Apply Here
FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit
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  • Codeheat Award

    In the Heat of the Code is a coding contest for FOSSASIA projects. The contest runs annually for 6 months from September to February. Grand prize winners are invited to present their work at the FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit in Singapore and get travel funding to attend.

    The jury chooses the three winners from the top 10 contributors according to code quality and relevance of commits for the project. The jury also takes other contributions like submitted scrum reports and technical blog posts into account, but of course awesome code is the most important item on the list. Other participants have the chance to win Tshirts, Swag and vouchers to attend Open Tech events in the region and get certificates of participation.

    Join Here


Hong Phuc Dang


Mario Behling


Harish Pillay

Internet Society

Tit Meng Lim

Chief Executive Science Centre and NUS

Roland Turner


Justin Lee

Open Source Community Leader

DENG Zhi Wei (Kiwi)

Hardware Lead FOSSASIA

Daniel Blueman


Nayana Adassuriya


Noah Chen


Gi Soong Chee

Dunman High School

Thorsten Neumann

Founder & CTO, SmartPesa

Victoria Bondarchuk

Seoul Tech Society

Victoria Purynova

Seoul Tech Society

Eden Jade

Program and Event Manager

Darrel Chua

Business Development

Christopher Adams


Philip Paeps

The FreeBSD Foundation
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Lifelong Learning Institute Singapore is the event location for the FOSSASIA Summit. Address: 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408601 (Paya Lebar MRT)