From 1 to 2300: A Brief History of SITCON and how it was organized

Speaker: Poren Chiang aka RSChiang (Taiwan)

Community: SITCON

Language: English (With English Slides)

Sub-Track: SITCON x HK

Tag: community

Photo of Poren Chiang

About Speaker

RSChiang (Poren Chiang) is an active software developer and open source evangelist. He co-founded SITCON in 2012, helped though various FOSS conferences with administration and language interpretation, and is the Vice Organizer of SITCON 2015. He is now studying law at National Taiwan University, advocating information transparency and campus democracy with his fellows in NTUOSC.

About the Topic

“You are a student. What could you possibly accomplish?”

SITCON stands for Students' Information Technology Conference, originated in 2012 by students from various FLOSS communities. It all started from a simple idea: to hold a conference of the students, by the students, for the students. It's the stepping portal toward the open source world, the honored stage of home-brew projects and researches, and the intersection where newcomers and skilled developers collide and sparkle.

This session would cover the development of SITCON, risks and difficulties throughout events, and also tips on holding a community on your own.