The FOSSASIA Summit 2023, held from April 13-15 at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Singapore, As an exhibitor for KDE at the FOSSASIA Summit 2023, I had an incredible experience showcasing our latest projects, networking with industry professionals, and engaging with attendees from all walks of life. I was thrilled to be part of such an esteemed gathering of like-minded individuals, all of whom were dedicated to advancing the field of open-source software development.

For context, FOSSASIA is an organization developing open source software applications and open hardware together with a global community from its base in Asia. Its goal is to provide access to open technologies, science applications and knowledge that improve people’s lives. FOSSASIA was established 2009 by Hong Phuc Dang and Mario Behling. Visit to learn more about the summit.

Getting back to the activities, our booth at the exhibition hall was bustling with activity throughout the three-day event, as developers, engineers, students, and enthusiasts stopped by to learn more about our latest offerings. I was particularly proud to showcase our flagship product, the Plasma desktop environment, along with KDE Connect, Dolphin, Konsole and other applications and tools that we have developed for the open-source community.

As I explained the features and benefits of our software to attendees, I was struck by the level of interest and enthusiasm that they showed for our products. It was clear to me that we are making a real difference in the lives of users around the world.

Beyond showcasing our products, the event was filled with informative keynote sessions and panel discussions, featuring speakers from around the world who shared their experiences and insights on open-source software development. As an exhibitor, I was particularly impressed by the discussions on collaboration and the importance of building sustainable communities around open-source projects. It was clear to me that the open-source community is dedicated to advancing the field of software development in a collaborative and sustainable way, and I am proud to be a part of that community.

In addition to networking with other industry professionals, I also had the opportunity to engage with potential users of our software. I was delighted to see the level of interest and enthusiasm from attendees, many of whom were eager to learn more about our software and its features. As I explained the benefits of using open-source software, I was struck by the level of curiosity and enthusiasm that attendees showed for our products.

I also met some old accomplices from KDE and local technical communities from Delhi. Anu Mittal, now working at a company in Singapore, attended the conference and also spent time with me, manning the booth and talking to many visitors at our booth about KDE software. I also met Raju Devidas, a Debian developer who has been contributing to Debian for more than a decade. He was manning the Debian booth along with a few other developers from Sri Lanka.

Overall, the FOSSASIA Summit 2023 was a resounding success for me as an exhibitor for KDE. I was able to showcase our latest products, engage with attendees, and collaborate with other industry professionals. I look forward to participating in future FOSSASIA Summits and continuing to contribute to the growth and development of the open-source community.

You can find the event photos here. I hope that these photos will help you experience some of the highlights of the summit!

I will post a few photos from the album above.


I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to KDE e.V. for sponsoring my visit to the FOSSASIA Summit 2023 as an exhibitor for KDE. Without their support, I would not have had the opportunity to showcase our latest products and engage with attendees at this important event. Their continued support for the development of open-source software and the promotion of collaborative communities is truly inspiring, and I am honored to be a part of the KDE community. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success and growth of our community, and I am grateful for their support in helping me make this visit to FOSSASIA Summit a resounding success.