First Time at COSCUP Taiwan

I had the opportunity to represent Mozilla (and my country) in COSCUP 2017 over the weekend.

COSCUP is an annual conference held by Taiwanese Open source community participants since 2006. It’s a major force of Free software movement advocacy in Taiwan. The event is often held with talks, sponsor and communities booths, and Birds of a feather. In addition to international speakers, many Taiwanese local Open Source contributors often give their talks here. The chief organizer, staffs, and speakers are all volunteers.

COSCUP’s aim is providing a platform to connect Open Source coders, users, and promoters, and promote FLOSS with the annual conference. The conference is free to attend because of the enthusiastic sponsors and donators. Since the conference venue is limited, tickets are often sold out immediately after the online registration starts.

The conference was held at the National Taiwan University (NTU) from August 5 to 6, and was participated by nearly a thousand open source enthusiasts from all over the region.

Speakers Welcome Dinner held at Amba Hotel Taipei on 04 AUG 2017.

NTU is walking distance (around 500m) from a train station.

Sessions were held simultaneously across several floors of the school building.

Mozilla Taiwan Community (MozillaTW / MozTW) were among the exhibitors in COSCUP 2017. In this photo, conference participants are trying WebVR demo via A-Frame.

Yahoo! has a booth in COSCUP 2017.

Saw my Mozilla Reps mentee, Sammy Fung (HKG) promoting Hong Kong Open Source Conference at COSCUP 2017.


On the second day of the weekend conference, I gave a talk on how to build a Rust (Programming Language) Community from scratch. The talk revolved around the experiences of the Mozilla Philippines Community (MozillaPH) in building a Rust Community.

Here’s my slide deck for the conference:

Video recording of my talk at COSCUP 2017 is here.

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