Patrons Programme

The Patrons programme is designed to provide funding assistance to selected applicants to attend Hong Kong OpenSource Conference 2017. The Hong Kong OpenSource Conference 2017 Programme Committee is now seeking donations to support our Fellowship Programme 2017.

Overview

Hong Kong OpenSource Conference provides financial support to selected individuals from the local universities & schools in Hong Kong to attend Hong Kong OpenSource Conference. The purpose of the Hong Kong OpenSource Conference Patrons Programme is to give opportunities to students access to our region’s premier Open Source event. The human networking is an extremely important component for growing Open Source development in the city, with the Hong Kong OpenSource Conference Fellows gaining valuable opportunities to meet developers from all around the world. This is in addition to the technologies and skills learnt or enhanced during the Hong Kong OpenSource Conference Workshops and the Conference itself.

The award is open to anyone who is nominated by the Hong Kong OpenSource Conference committees. Selected fellows will have an opportunity to network with seniors in the industry, learn first-hand about Hong Kong OpenSource Conference and its related activities, and return home with new insights to aid them in their academic and professional development.

Hong Kong OpenSource Conference has an open call for applicants through the conference website or other promotion channels. The Patrons Committee will conduct ongoing evaluations of the applicants and make their selections based on certain criteria including applicant background and applicant's desire to continue to participate in Hong Kong OpenSource Conference. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers the conference registration and related expense associated with attending Hong Kong OpenSource Conference. There are 2 tiers of donation, $2,500 and $1,200. Donator will be recognized in our event brochure. Donation will be made to Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA)**, host of HKOSCon. If your total annual charity donation exceeds HK$100, your contributions to HKCOTA are tax- deductible as per the Inland Revenue Ordinance. HKCOTA provides receipts for all donations. Interested parties can submit their application in Hong Kong OpenSource Conference Registration page.

** Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization / charity (Reg.# 91/12580) in Hong Kong founded in 2014. The aim of the HKCOTA is to promote Open Standards, Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware, Free Culture Works, Open Content and Creative Commons.

Tier 1

HK$1,200
  • Support Local Students and Educators
  • Attribution in HKOSCon 2017 Brochure
  • Community Organizer Meeting on Day 1 (requires pre-registration)

Tier 2

HK$2,500
  • Support Local Students and Educators
  • Attribution in HKOSCon 2017 Brochure
  • Community Organizer Meeting on Day 1
    (requires pre-registration)

Apply for a Fellowship Award

Fellows Eligibility

Applicants should be actively involved in Internet development in any of the following capacities:

  • Student who studies in Technology related subject from local tertiary or secondary institutes
  • Student has been studying STEM related subject over a year
  • Educators and trainers

Selection Criteria

  • Residency in and Citizenship of Hong Kong
  • Demonstration of ability to share what is learned with classmates and peers
  • Women are encouraged in apply

Interested parties can email to [email protected] with subject line as ‘Apply for a Fellowship’, together with their contact details. Our committee will contact you shortly for the details of application.