Ben Lau won Qt Champions 2017

Hong Kong open source developer Ben Lau won Qt Champions 2017 – Maverick Of The Year. Congratulations to Ben!

Ben also won the same award from Qt in 2016. Maverick of The Year is awarded to developers who has made a significant impact on the Qt project.

In Qt community, Ben provides numerous helper libraries covering interesting aspects like promises handling for QML and C++, custom Android components and more. Ben Lau is the author of QuickFlux (A Flux implementation) / QuickPromise (Promise in QML) and many others nest Qt library available on Github and QPM.

In the year of 2017, he has released a new library, AsyncFuture, for Qt/C++. It provides a JavaScript’s Promise-alike interface over QFuture. So that QFuture could represent the result of any kind of asynchronous operation, not restricted to use with QtConcurrent only. The API is chainable that could turn multiple step operations into a single QFuture. It is an innovation to make asynchronous programming with C++ in a much more flexible and simple way.

Ben Lau is also our speaker of Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2018 (HKOSCon) in June, he will present “Using Web Software Architecture in Traditional Desktop App Development – How Flux/Redux was ported to Qt/QML”.

Ben Lau’s Github Profile: http://www.github.com/benlau

Announcement on The Qt Blog: http://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/03/21/qt-champions-2017/

Hong Kong Open Source Confernce 2018: https://hkoscon.org/2018/

Sammy Fung

Mr Sammy Fung is President and Founder of Open Source Hong Kong. He establish online community of Open Source Hong Kong in 2006, and its activities in 2010. Sammy starts his contributions in open source community in 1997, he is co-founder and founding chairman of Hong Kong Linux User Group. In 2011, Sammy also participates in open source community across Asia, he joins GNOME Asia committee in 2012, and becomes first Mozilla representative for Hong Kong in 2013. Sammy is a Python developer, open source contributer, and tech writier. He is experienced in Data Science, Django, Scrapy. GitHub / Twitter: @sammyfung Affiliates: - GNOME Asia: Committee Member. - GNOME Foundation: Member. - Mozilla: Mozilla Represenative. - Hong Kong Python User Group (HKPUG): Organiser. - Python Software Foundation: Member.

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