Story of Open Source Startup – Wordpess, Elasticsearch

Story of Open Source Startup

Founder of famous Open Source Blog & CMS system WordPress Mr. Matt Mullenweg, and Executive Leadership Team of hot Open Source full-text search engine Elasticsearch are invited by Open Source Hong Kong to share their experiences in open source startups and business. Please register here.

Story of Open Source Startups (Aug 2, Sunday)

Date: 2 August 2015, Sunday.
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Fee: Free of charge
Venue: LT-18, 4/F Academic 1, City University Hong Kong.
Registration: here.



– Matt Mullenweg, Founder, WordPress.

Matt Mullenweg is the the founding developer of WordPress and the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind – most popular open source blog and CMS system written in PHP.


– Robert Lau and Jeff Yoshimura, VP of Worldwide Marketing, ElasticSearch.

ElasticSearch is a open source, distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine.

Robert is an accomplished serial entrepreneurial executive. At Elastic, Robert is a member of the executive leadership team responsible for the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Jeff Yoshimura leads global marketing at Elastic with 20 years of B2B technology and consulting experience.



Open Source Hong Kong.
Internet Society Hong Kong.

Venue Sponsor: Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong.


2.15 – 2.30pm Registration and Networking
2.40 – 3.20pm WordPress (40 mins)
3.20 – 4.00pm Elasticsearch (40 mins)
4.00 – 4.30pm Networking time

Photos: More photos of this event are available on facebook album.

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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