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Thursday, July 6, 2017

openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo will be welcoming LibreOffice people also ;)

The photo above is taken by @ftake, openSUSE.Asia Summit Tokyo project manager

Dear Asian LibreOffice folks,

Finally, the official announcement of openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo has been published! It will take place at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan on October 21 and 22.

I think it is wonderful that openSUSE people have their own annual event in Asia, and I proud to have an opportunity to help them.

LibreOffice is a quite different from linux distro like openSUSE because it is a consumer product; most users aren't tech people nor computer geeks and they use it with their own languages only (yes, it is one of LibreOffice projects' goal to use it with our mother tongue), however, I believe that we, Asian LibreOffice people, might have something to collaborate even we use different languages.

So, please mark October 21 and 22 on your calendar to come, and prepare to submit nice LibreOffice talks. CfP will be published soon, then I will share here.

See you in Tokyo!

NOTE: Just a copy & paste article from Facebook post.  Sorry!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 Videos

Time is passing too fast.  And I'm sorry not to mention here that LibreOffice Japanese community had published presentation videos at LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12.

You can enjoy Mr. Franklin Weng's awesome keynote "LibreOffice/ODF Migration in Taiwan."

Any other videos in the Kaigi have been published at "LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12" playlist at YouTube.  This list is provided by LibreOffice Japanese Team (LibreOffice Japanese NLP) official channel.  The channel also provides videos at another event "LibreOffice mini Conference 2016 Osaka/Japan."

Every talks except the keynote has been in Japanese (because Kaigi is a "Japanese-local" event), but I hope you all enjoy the videos.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 had finished successfully! (quick update)

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12, Japanese annual LibreOffice conference, had finished yesterday with great success!

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 group photo

The word "Kaigi" is a Japanese word "会議," means "conference."  The name means not only Japanese "regional," but also "Japanese users specific."

Around 25 people gathered, and enjoyed several talks (ODF migration, LibreOffice/ODF and styles, maintaing Math and Japanese translation), Lightning talks and a panel discussion.

At the same venue, Japanese Debian guys run their own mini Debian conference, and we had a party together!

Both of Debian and LibreOffice folks enjoyed party

I promise I will write a report in detail near future, but in this article, I want to let you know we totally enjoyed the Kaigi and everyone feels happy.

Thank you for all speakers (especially Mr. Franklin Weng as the keynote speaker), attendees and staffs.  And many thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

- Cybozu Inc. (venue)
- i-Craft Corp. (party)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12

Short notice,

We, Japanese LibreOffice community, are preparing the"LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12" on 10th Dec. (Sat), the annual LibreOffice meetup in Japan.

  • Date/Time: 10th Dec. (Sat), 13:00-18:00 JST
  • Venue: Cybozu Inc. (Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower 27F, Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
  • Fee: free (NOT includes the party at the same night)

The name of the event was renewed, from "LibreOffice mini Conference Japan", to emphasize it is not only "geographically local" but "language local."  "Kaigi" is a Japanese word means "conference" or "meeting."

We will invite Mr. Franklin Weng, who leads Taiwan government's ODF / LibreOffice migration, as the keynote speaker.   We believe that his talk will be a perfect gift for Japanese LibreOffice users.

The whole programs will be in Japanese (except the keynote; we will prepare the Japanese slide though), but of course, every non-Japanese speakers are welcome.

We'll co-organize the party after the conference with Debian Japanese community; they'll also have a conference exact a same venue :).  And we'll have a HackFest on 11th Dec. (Sun) at the same venue.

See you at Nihonbashi!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

LibreOffice Conference 2016 Brno (or my hospital life in Czech)

Time is passing too fast.  Almost one month ago, LibreOffice community had an annual conference in Brno, Czech
Entrance. Welcome to LibreOffice Conference 2016 Brno!

Beautiful venue

Unfortunately, I had fever quite and strong pain in my left leg ("erysipel" according to my medical certificate) while the date, and I had stayed the hospital while the conference...
I had been the University Hospital Brno from 7th to 10th Oct.

The gate of hospital.  Thanks for everyone!

I'm so sorry you all LibreOffice friends worrying about me.  Now I'm (almost) fine.  My left leg is still swollen little bit, but no pain.  I live my life as usual :)

It was little sad that I missed most of interesting talks in the conference, I had to absent most of interesting events within the dates.  However, it was good opportunity to me that I could observe our community from different aspect.

I proud that I'm a part of the brilliant community.  All of you are awesome!  I can't express well with my English how I appreciate you.  Thanks to Czech local team, especially Tomas and Jiri, my doctor doctor and nurses did anything perfectly to cure me, although I couldn't understand any Czech language and my English is not fluent.

See you in Rome!

(And personally, I have to try Czech beer near future :)

Brno Central Station

Friday, December 25, 2015

Update: LibreOffice mini Conference 2016 Osaka/Japan

I'm working to prepare LibreOffice mini Conference 2016 Osaka/Japan as a organization team members.  There are some updates.

  • Keynote: we've invited Mr. Kohei Yoshida, well-known Calc hacker.  His talk, titled "5 years of LibreOffice," will be an interesting talk from his experience, both as a full-timed developer and as a volunteer developer.
  • Talk: it was a very hard task to choice only 4 talks from many submitted talks. Finally, we will have talks about migration how-to, LibO with education, controlling LibO via API, and LibO Accessibility.
  • Event site: we now published the site.  Although the site is written in Japanese, and all talks will be in Japanese also, any non-Japanese speakers are welcome.  If you want to attend, please let me know.
  • We are having an event banner (thanks, Mr. Jun Nogata, who is a winner of LibO 4.4 template contest).  You can see the LibO Official event page in Japan.
  • We are really appropriate to our sponsors:
So, yes, we will have a HackFest also.  Join us and hack LibreOffice together!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Heading to Taipei

This morning I got up very early, because I have to take a first train to go to Haneda Airport.  I'll take a flight CI223 NRT - TSA, to attend the annual openSUSE.Asia summit :)

I will have a short talk about the LibreOffice vertical writing feature (yes, same as LibreOffice Conference this year), because Taiwanese also use the feature same as Japanese.

Unfortunately, I have been super busy days, so there is no enhancement about my talk, but, I hope we will have a good discussion how to collaborate us about the development / improvement this feature.

Anyway, see you later, friends!