Sammy Fung at Santa Clara

Welcome to the personal blog of Sammy Fung, I am a Hongkonger, you can also follow my Twitter @sammyfung. The above photo was taken in Santa Clara, CA.

I work in the Information Technology industry for 20+ years. I start my career developing an invoicing system for a car service company when I was a college student. With my strong passion in Linux, I was employed by a Linux company that became a subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed company and promoted to senior engineer. Then I established technology companies to provide network & support services, software development, operated Linux systems in the data center. I contributed article writings to a professional Chinese IT magazine for 10 years and taught a few LPIC Linux certification courses.

In recent years, server systems are migrated from data centers to cloud services. I become a freelancer to provide consultancy services on software development and technology projects. Data technology becomes my new interest, and I have also started to involve in the open data movement in Hong Kong. Being a freelancer, allows me to make more contributions to the local & regional open source community, and established 2 successful open source and python conferences. I have also attended, organised, and spoken at overseas open source conferences for 10+ years.

I also experienced as a blogger for years, sharing my experiences on digital products, technology information, travel, lifestyle, etc. I shared his experiences from reading, researching, and attending PR / press conferences.

Currently, I am serving the following volunteer roles:

  • President, Open Source Hong Kong.
  • Treasurer and Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • Mozilla Rep.
  • Conference Chair & Founder, PyCon HK.
  • Organiser, Open Data Day Hackathon in Hong Kong.
  • Founder, Open Source Asia.

I hold the following professional memberships:

  • Professional Member, ACM and ACM HK Chapter.
  • Member, GNOME Foundation.
  • Affiliate Member Representative, Open Source Initiative (OSI).
  • Contributing Member, Python Software Foundation.

I established or held the advisory position in the following organisations:

  • Founder and Conference Chair (2013-2019), Hong Kong Open Source Conference (HKOSCon).
  • Founding Chairman (1997-2001, 2004), Hong Kong Linux User Group (HKLUG).
  • Founding Committee Member, Hong Kong Linux Industry Association (HKLIA).
  • Advisor, Opensource Application Knowledge Association (OAKA).