Held annually since 2014 in Korea and attended by software developers, students, and members of developer and startup communities, the Samsung Open Source Conference (SOSCON) is a venue where various stakeholders share their knowledge and experiences with open source technologies. SOSCON Korea, in 2021, was converted to the Samsung Software Developer Conference (SSDC)—expanding scope to not only open source but to other technology domains as well. Conducts of SOSCON has now been relegated to other geographies to talk more about open source software in their respective countries. In 2022, it was held for the first time here in the Philippines.
Following the success of last year's first ever SOSCON in the Philippines, this year's SOSCON focuses on using open source technologies in transforming data into insights that spur action. This 2023, the theme of SOSCON PH is “Inspiring Action through Open Source,” to celebrate how open source has helped a lot of people get the most out of their data.
The conference will be held on the 28th of October 2023, at the University of the Philippines School of Economics Auditorium. You may use this Waze pin to navigate to the venue. Sessions will start at 9.30AM sharp, so please be on time.
This event is offered free of charge, and anyone can participate. While the event is free, seating is limited to 200 participants only. No walk-ins will be entertained during the event.
An email notification will be sent to you confirming the completion of registration. If you are within the first 200 to sign up, you will receive an email saying your registration is successful; if you are past the 200, you will receive an email that you have been waitlisted. Regardless if you are within or outside the first 200, you will receive a unique code you will use during onsite registration to confirm your attendance.
Follow-up emails checking if you are still set to attend the event on the 28th of October will be sent periodically to your registered email. If you cancel, we will give your slot to the next one on the waitlist. To make sure everyone is accommodated, the Organizing Committee asks for your compliance and honesty regarding your prospective attendance.
A registration desk will be situated outside the auditorium lobby where you will present the unique code you received during registration. Again, we reiterate that no walk-ins will be entertained.
You cannot change the application information after being entered in the system. Please email email@example.com to follow up on your registration. While waiting for a response, you may re-register using your correct email.
Certificates will automatically be available for your generation in the SOSCON PH website. Before being able to do so, you will be asked to provide feedback on the event as well as your unique code to check if you indeed attended the conference.
You will be informed through your registered email once the recordings are available and the link you can watch them.
The SOSCON Organizing Committee will be providing packed lunch to all attendees.
No, there will be no Wi-Fi and chargers provided on-site.
Since there are only limited parking slots for event participants, we advise attendees to look for their own parking space responsibly. We also encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation.
Yes, you are allowed taking pictures and videos inside the venue. In fact, we encourage it.
Prohibited items to bring include weapons or dangerous items, illegal drugs or substances, alcohol, animals, and anything that may disrupt the event or pose a safety hazard to its organizers, speakers, and attendees. Furthermore, you are not allowed to bring any food and beverages into the auditorium. This is for your strict compliance.
Attendees are expected to dress in smart casual attire for the event. This means, no shorts and slippers, no sleeveless tops, etc. The venue is air conditioned, so you are advised to bring a jacket or hoodie in case you get cold.
Yes, the event is fully accessible to people with disabilities. There are ramps and accessible restrooms should anyone need it.