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ASIA OSS Training Program, July 2005, Singapore

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The Center for International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC), Singapore conducted this second training program with School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU) from July 25 to 30, 2005 at the SMU city campus.

Background

CICC has been hosting the Asia Open Source Software Symposiums twice a year from March 2003. Human Resource Development has been identified as one of the bottlenecks relating to the wider use of OSS.

This program has been initiated by the CICC Singapore office with the aim of creating a large number of OSS professionals to teach OSS in South and South-east Asia.

Course Content

ASIA OSS Training Program comprised of two tracks, Basic and advanced. Selected participants attended advanced section on LINUX Internals.
The course covered the following main topics: In addition to above, there were presentations and discussions on the following topics:

Trainers and Guest Lecturers

As the background of the trainees is very diverse, training support became very important. The course was conducted by the following trainers from four countries India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition to regular training sessions, Mr. Jun Iio from Japan and Mr. Lee Nan Phin from Malaysia presented additional topics on OSS.

Profile of Participants

Total number of participants were 42, including 8 students from Singapore Management University. 34 trainees from 11 Asian countries participated in this program, out of which 26 are oversea participants and 8 are from Singapore. The background of the trainees ranges from OSS projects/lab Manager/Director, Researcher, Teacher/Lecturer and System Support Personnel. In addition to 42 participants, five persons attended some of the sessions. The names of participants are given below:
Country No of trainees Names
Cambodia 2 Mr. Chea Vichet
Mr. Ros Seyha
Indonesia 7 Mr. Budi Susanto
Mr. Sasana Pramedhi
Mr. Budhi Soeprijanto
Mr. Lana Sularto
Mr. Mochammad Akbar Marwan
Mr. Benediktus Sumarsikin
Mr. Irya Wisnubhadra
Laos PDR 1 Mr. Vilasak Inthapatha
Malaysia 3 Mr. Megat Zainurul Anuar bin Megat Johari
Ms. Lo Yuet Ching
Mr. Leong Ken Yong
Myanmar 2 Mr. Sun Tun
Ms. May Thu Lwin
Nepal 1 Mr. Mahesh Singh Kathayat
Philippines 3 Ms. Rowena Valerio
Mr. Peter Antonio Balsalubre Banzon
Mr. Billy Sabarias Pucyutan
Singapore 16 Mr. Ji PengXiang
Mr. Ngeow Teck Liang Simon
Mr. Lim Chee Yong
Mr. Lim Boon Teck
Mr. Edmund Lim
Mr. Andrew Hadinyoto
Ms. Lim Siok Hoon, Magdalene
Ms. Cheong Siew Mui Linda
Mr. Bav Wathanak
Mr. Huang Liang
Ms. Leow Xue Li Shirley
Mr. Lui Tuck Wai, John
Mr. Ong Pei Yi
Mr. Tan Boon Luan
Ms. Rajammal D/O Veerappan
Mr. Okkar Kyaw
Sri Lanka 4 Dr. Janaka Bandara Ekanayake
Dr. Tirimadura Nandika Kasun De Zoysa
Mr. Laxshapathi Mahavidanalage Geeth Ranmal de Mel
Mr. Siriwardana Halgamage Malinda
Thailand 2 Mr. Krich Nasingkun
Vietnam 2 Mr. Hoang Anh Tu
Mr. Vo Tuan Hai
Total 42

Accommodation for Overseas Participants

Oversea trainees stay at Oxford Hotel Singapore, 218 Queen Street, Singapore 188549 during the course of their training.

Results

As part of the course, tests were conducted and trainees have been given feed back on their performance. At the end of the training, Mr. Toru Yamauchi, Managing Director of CICC Singapore Office and Professor Steven Miller, Dean of School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, presented the certificates to all participants.

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For more information, Please contact

narav@cicc.org.sg