【COSCUP 2020】Kicks Off with 5G and a Record Crowd on the First Day.
TAIPEI, Aug 1, 2020 -- COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users, and Promoters) was held today at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. This year's agenda included the hottest topic— 5G, which was the prelude to COSCUP's 15-year history. In the morning, more than 1,200 people had already poured into the venue to participate in various open-source sessions.
COSCUP 2020 held at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
COSCUP, the largest open-source community conference in Taiwan, was held on August 1st and 2nd at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Although many international guests or speakers were unable to attend in person due to the pandemic, they did not miss the event and participated remotely. For example, the creator of Vue 3, Evan You (尤雨溪), shared the technical difficulties and design trade-offs involved in open-source projects remotely.
At the opening ceremony, Ant welcomed and thanked COSCUP volunteers, speakers, and the audience for their enthusiastic participation, as well as co-organizers Open Culture Foundation and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering. Above all, Ant thanked the sponsors who gave COSCUP the strongest support: the 5G Office from DoIT MOEA, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, Appier, Moxa, KKBOX, Oracle, and Google Cloud.
This year, COSCUP also adopted a multi-track agenda, with different themed tracks and multiple sessions running at the same time. The program included the most popular topics, such as 5G, mask map, as well as an exclusive agenda for open-source newcomers and designers. Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister of the Executive Yuan also reflected on the meaning of open-source with Chien-Hung Huang, the Director of the Kuandu Museum of Art.
Former NCC Director Ting-Yi Zhan shares the opportunities of 5G and open source
The first main session began with the former NCC Director, Ting-Yi Zhan, sharing the opportunities for open source in 5G, how 5G will connect different sectors of industry, leading to more diverse and vertically integrated applications. According to Zhan, the industry is working on standards and technical specifications to define open interfaces between radios, hardware, and software, so that multiple vendors can be used to co-construct networks. Compliance with the 3GPP R16 standard, a completely open platform from the network core (5GC) to the access network will be an opportunity for open source and co-creation and development.
Over 1,200 people participated in COSCUP on the morning of the first day
For the first time this year, COSCUP offered free entry without registration, and there was a huge crowd in the morning. However, participants had to fill out an online “Health Declaration Form” before entering and must wear surgical masks throughout the whole session.
COSCUP attendance must wear a mask and fill out a health declaration form
Participants can check the official COSCUP website (https://coscup.org/2020/en) for details of the agenda and speakers, as well as the number of participants in the conference room.
Special thanks to our sponsors for their support to COSCUP 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic:
The Titanium level sponsor: 5G office
The Gold level sponsors: Appier, Moxa, KKBOX, Oracle, Google Cloud
The Silver level sponsors: Gamesofa, OpenChain
The Bronze level sponsors: Rayark, Sky Mirror Technology, Oursky, Gandi, RD.ONE, Archilife Research Foundation, Agricultural Technology Research Institute, National Center for High-performance Computing, TWNIC, Microsoft, RingCentral
The Special Thanks level sponsors: Mozilla, ZUSO, Meet.jobs, LPI, iCHEF, HackMD, Micare
The Co-organizers: Open Culture Foundation, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s Department of Electronics and Computing Engineering
COSCUP 2020 Official Website: https://coscup.org/2020/en
COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users & Promoters) is an annual conference held by Taiwanese open-source communities since 2006. It’s a major force of Free software movement advocacy in Taiwan. The event is often held with talks, sponsor and community 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, staff, and speakers are all volunteers. The mission of COSCUP is to provide a platform to connect open-source developers, users, and promoters.