COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 attracted more than 1000 developers, students, business professionals, media and government participants and more than 22 well-known international and domestic companies as sponsors.
This year, the COSCUP worked with the GNOME Foundation to co-organize the GNOME.Asia Summit together with the COSCUP annual conference. The join COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 conference was hosted from Aug 14 - 15, 2010 in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. COSCUP is a local conference organized by the a local community that has been growing every year. This year, along with GNOME.Asia, it attracted more than 1000 participants.All tickets sold out just an hour and a half after the online registration opened up! In addition to the 1000 participants who were present at the conference, there are also more than 700 people participating through the online video and text broadcast.
The main theme for COSCUP/GNOME.Asia 2010 were HTML 5, Open Web, Mobile, GNOME free desktop technology, and FLOSS licensing . More than 80 talks delivered by 60+ international and domestic speakers; they delivered speeches, joined panel discussions, brainstormed, and exchanged new ideas at this conference.
Well-known international and domestic IT companies are also actively involved in this conference. The highly skilled audience also provided them with the opportunity to recruit new employees. They were recruiting for more than 50 kinds of jobs and 1000 job openings. Nokia promoted and sold their N900 cellphone and invited speakers to share their latest knowledge and experience about Meego and Symbian 3.
As a result of the conference, the local Taiwanese community and surrounding Asian countries are now more actively involved with the international community, building a better relationship with international organizations . For example, the local community registered the Chinese HTML Interest Group with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) ; they are working with the GNOME Foundation to build a Taiwan GNOME Users Group; and they are planning to found a Taiwan Cloud Computing Users Group with international and domestic engineers.
The presentations and videos are available on the official website. Please visit COSCUP and GNOME.Asia official website: http://coscup.org/ and http://gnome.asia.