Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MSC Malaysia OSCONF 2009

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May 31 - June 3 there will be the inaugural MSC Malaysia OSCONF. This conference is designed to bring together Government, Business, Open Source Developer and User communities to showcase and expand Open Source's contribution to the IT industry and socio-economy. The conference program consists of a one day hackathon, followed by the three day main conference. The main conference has three tracks:
  • Executive Download - Panels and presentations to introduce Government and Business to Open Source.
  • Developer - Modelled on OSDC, presentations by Open Source developers for developers.
  • Community - Presentations for users of Open Source software.
The tentative schedule can be viewed here. There is a broad range of international and Malaysian speakers.

As a developer who spends some time each year in Malaysia, and has seen some of the interesting things the Open Source community is doing there, I would recommend this event as a great reason to visit Malaysia.