Thank You for Making MyGOSSCON 2010 Another Success

OSCC MAMPU would like to express sincerest gratitude to the all parties in making this annual event a resounding success.

 

MyGOSSCON 2010 is the biggest Government OSS conference ever held with turnout of more than 1,000, the highest number of participants compared to previous three similar events.

 

During the opening ceremony, four OSCC MAMPU's products were launched using state-of-the-art 3D animation powered by OSS. We hope you enjoyed the 3D animation and will remember the remarkable moment.

 

We have successfully put the 36-Hour OSS WebDev Contest into the Malaysia Book of Records. The contest received submission from 42 teams, doubling the number received in 24-Hour OSS WebDev Contest held in 2009. The Public Sector OSS Case Study Awards received 92 submissions from both Public Sector and Public Institutes of Higher Learning (IPTA), nearly tripling 2009's submissions. 85 teams from Central Zone schools applied to compete in OpenOffice.org Competition. 46 booths were taken up by exhibitors from Public Sector, private sector, OSS communities and IPTA. The call-for-paper has also received overwhelming paper submissions from local and oversea.

 

We look forward to continue collaborating with you to bring the Malaysia Public Sector Open Source Software Programme to the next level of success in the near future.

 

Thank you very much.

 


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Malaysian Government Open Source Software Conference (MyGOSSCON)

The Malaysian Government Open Source Software Conference (MyGOSSCON) is the Public Sector's premier Open Source Software (OSS) event, held annually since 2007, as part of the Malaysian Public Sector OSS Programme. This popular event is back this year at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) from 2-3 November to spotlight the latest trends and developments in OSS.

MyGOSSCON has reached beyond the Government sector, successfully engaging and benefiting from organisational support of businesses, educational institutions and OSS communities to nurture the OSS Ecosystem.

The goal of MyGOSSCON 2010 is to provide a forum for decision makers, academia and IT practitioners to share, exchange and refresh ideas and information using real OSS examples, practical information and strategies. It creates ample opportunities for all participants to consider necessary actions that could bring about paradigm shifts to achieve greater success in OSS development and implementation.

MyGOSSCON 2010 features 3 spirited OSS competition events:

  1. The first 36-Hour Open Source Web Application Development Contest

  2. OSS Case Studies Awards

  3. OpenOffice.org Competition

The 36-Hour OSS WebDev Contest has been recognised as Malaysia's “Longest OSS Programming Event” and endorsed by the Malaysia Book of Records. One of the major objectives of this contest is to promote high level open source web application development skills in Malaysia so as to enable local OSS web application development communities to grow and establish themselves for the benefit of Malaysia's entire OSS ecosystem.

Public Sector OSS Case Study Awards provide an incentive to Government agencies to share knowledge on OSS implementation and showcase Malaysian OSS initiatives locally and internationally. This year's conference received an overwhelming 92 submissions from both Public Sector and Public Institutes of Higher Learning (IPTA in Malay), nearly tripling 2009's submissions. It was held for a third successive year to recognise the most innovative and effective OSS implementations in Government agencies and public universities in boosting the OSS ecosystem.

OpenOffice.org Competition was open to students from secondary schools in central Peninsular Malaysia. This competition aims to raise OSS awareness amongst students and to encourage them to use OpenOffice.org. 15 teams from 85 entries were short-listed to compete in the final round in September. Winners will be announced during MyGOSSCON 2010.

 

MyGOSSCON 2010 is more interactive and comprehensive than previous events, featuring a full conference program with 41 papers delivered over two days. MAMPU's Deputy Director General, ICT, YBhg. Dato' Dr. Nor Aliah Binti Mohd Zahri will deliver her keynote on "OSS: Innovation for National Transformation" together with three other presenters. Concurrent sessions are separated into Nation Building, Innovation and Transformation tracks, drawing on key local and international speakers from Malaysia, United States, Australia, Spain, Norway, Sudan, Japan, and Singapore sharing their experiences in these sessions. Among the highlights are keynote talks on “Impact of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) to the Ecosystem” and “Community Support for OSS Implementation in the Public Sector”.

The conference will also introduce for the first time a forum on ICT innovation in the form of tutorials. These sessions aim to acquaint participants with in-depth understanding and sharing of Open Source programming codes. With demand and interest for Cloud Computing on the increase, there will be talks by prominent authorities who will share their views and knowledge of this topic.


Other main highlights of MyGOSSCON 2010 include:

  • OSS Showcase Exhibition

  • Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Social Networking Session

  • Lightning Talk Session

  • and much more!

Theme Definition

OSS – Innovation for National Transformation

This year's conference features the significant role of OSS as an effective enabler that can contribute positively to the National transformation agenda towards achieving Vision 2020.

Through the collaborative and open nature of OSS, the public and private sectors together with Institutions of Higher Learning will have ample opportunities to benefit first hand from notable ICT Industry and OSS community luminaries on technologies, and the innovative use of OSS in bringing public service delivery to greater heights.

OSS provides resources for Nation building, offering proven ways to increase innovation and spur transformation to achieve 1Malaysia and towards bringing Malaysia to fully developed Nation status. OSS lowers entry barriers to technology, skills and cost, and increases digital inclusion of all Malaysians.

Government's digital services can be expanded to use OSS to enhance and improve interoperability, increasing accessibility and reducing digital divide and extending the reach of ICT applications to broader and deeper levels of socio-economic groups, enabling a flourishing knowledge-based society. Increased growth in the ICT Industry also encourages growth of OSS user and developer communities, supporting Malaysia's expansion into today's global market.

Each of the tracks have a theme that supports the main conference theme.

 

Track Theme

Definition

Nation Building

A track providing insight into how OSS can help to enable the Government's Transformation Programme, e-Government, public education system and community development.

It aims to enable the Government to leverage OSS in achieving the National Key Results Areas through cost-effectiveness, freedom of choice of software and system interoperability that facilitates seamless integration of Government services and free exchange of information across Government agencies.

 

Specific topics:

- Achieving Government Efficiency through OSS

- Towards Transparent Government

- Improving Service Delivery/Productivity

- OSS Technical Support Readiness

- Cloud Computing

- OSS Provides Competitive Advantage for Organisations or Companies

Innovation

This track focuses on innovative use of OSS with existing ICT technology, GREEN IT and shared services, identifying needs to harness and leverage available resources to be used more efficiently and collaboratively.

 

Specific topics:

- Nurturing OSS Ecosystem

- OSS Creates Innovativeness

- OSS Database – the Way Forward

- OSS for Infrastructure - Network Communication

- OSS for Mobile Computing

- Open Bioinformatics

Transformation

A track on how OSS can support efforts under the New Economic Model and 1Malaysia.

The availability of OSS supports the growth of a high value-added ICT Services Industry, facilitating reskilling of existing labour force, encouraging entrepreneurship, providing equal opportunities for the disadvantaged, and cultivating a culture of innovation by building knowledge repositories, among others.

Specific topics:

- OSS Provides Competitive Advantage for Organisations or Companies

- Economic Liberalisation through OSS

- OSS Stimulates Competitive Economy

- Practical Software Development

- Social Networking

- Building the Knowledge Base Infrastructure

- Building Knowledge Industry

- Going to Open Source: Essential Guidelines

- Case Study: Bridging Digital Divide Towards National Unity

- Case Study: Commercialisation of Open Source Solution

 

The Call For Papers is now close! Proposals for conference papers was accepted until Wednesday, 15th September 2010.

 

 

Please visit MyGOSSCON 2010 web site for more announcements in the coming weeks and months.

 

See you at MyGOSSCON 2010.

 

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