The Internet of Things for Me at Asia's Premier Open Technology Event
Cat is the Science Outreach Program Manager at Google. She manages outreach to the global FOSS community with her team. They run student programs such as Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in, sponsor and host FOSS project events, and fund a wide variety of projects. She speaks at conferences, and in her spare time is a co-organizer and the logistics lead for Science Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only un-conference for scientists. This "spare time" activity has turned into a 2nd team to manage around outreach to science and maker communities.
Colin Charles works on the MariaDB Server at MariaDB Corporation. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, with work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences to boot.
WHO BENEFITS FROM YOUTHMOBILE? Â»Youth and Youth organizations Informal learning opportunities for youth to engage in society and earn livelihoods as mobile app entrepreneurs. ICT-enabled youth organizations creating a sustainable pool of trainers, support staff, and mentors. Â»Secondary School Students Acquiring high-level 21st century skills and confidence to develop/promote mobile apps to resolve local issues of sustainable development. Â»Teachers and Principals Teaching a new, innovative course in mobile apps development, acquiring ICT-pedagogy skills, connecting the school to other schools nationally and globally. Â» By gathering training materials to teach young people to develop mobile apps. The materials will be high-level and open-licensed for translation, localization, and innovations. Training materials will be pedagogically accurate for accreditation and employer recognition. Â» By training teachers to teach the students. UNESCO will be identifying all schools worldwide with existing programs for advanced computer studies. Â» By linking the learners to mobile app competitions, through the creation of the first global list of app competitors: encouraging trained students to submit apps for prizes, recognition, and employment opportunities; and let them meet and learn from those who made it.
TM was given Tit in his name because his father wanted to put him on a straight path (Tit is straight in Teochew). According to Dad, he looked bright as a new born (hence named Meng, which means bright), but Dad suspected that he might grow up becoming a bad guy! TM has been the Chief Executive at the Science Centre Singapore since January 2010. He is a Singaporean, graduated with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge in UK after obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a husband of one, father of two, and known to be a straight talker, befitting the Tit. :-)
Mike McQuaid is a software engineer at GitHub. He maintains the Homebrew OS X package manager and has contributed to a wide array of open-source projects.
Ricky Setyawan has been in the IT industry for 17 years with the good last 15 years working as RDBMS specialist. He is currently MySQL Principal Sales Consultant for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a Principal DBA doing database design and management on Oracle and DB2 on RedHat Linux on continuous availability server. He has been working on a number of RDBMS throughout his career such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and MySQL.
FOSSASIA 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 Cambodia and Vietnam.