SITCON x HK 2016 Group Photo

[Tony Yip] Review on SITCON x HK 2016

The SITCON x HK 2016 has come to an end on 22 / 10 / 2016. It had a bad weather on Friday, so we failed to prepare for the printed agenda. It was quite inconvenient for the attenders.

Preparing

Holding an event is always not an easy job, it involve lots of works to do.

Call for Venue

First, we need a venue for holding the event. Thanks to the hard work of Clara and Maria from Techie Brain, CSS, CityU, we could hold the event in LT 16 and 17 in the City University of Hong Kong.

Call for sponsorship

Second, an event requires to finance to pay for expenditure of the event. We faced the problem of no company is interested in sponsoring an event which will have unknown participant and don’t much history succeed result. Thanks for the generous of Ben Cheung of Oursky Limited. And with the help of Tsundere Chen, we got the gift and material sponsor from Github Education.

Call for Paper

Next, to provide a good quality talk to the students, we have to spend time to invite speakers and assign for the agenda. I am here to thanks all the speakers of giving great speech and teaching the students so much new and useful knowledge.

Call for helpers

Moreover, helpers is also a key element of holding an event. Thanks to the join of City U, HKBU and HKU, getting us enough helpers to operate the whole event.

Preparing Material

Hence, before the conference, many material had to be prepared. Thanks for Nicholas Yau and Wing Ng to prepare the awesome poster, roll-up stand, banner and other marketing and display material. Also, Clara and Maria helped lots in preparing those material.

Marketing Promotion

In addition, to invite more people to join, marketing promotion is required to boost the event. Thanks for Denny Huang, MouseMs and Philip Chou giving so much useful advice in marketing. Actually, I was studying in Marketing at that moment.

Planning for the whole day

Furthermore, we had to plan for the whole run down for the event, from setting up to cleaning up. Every single detail we miss, the event would be less awesome. As a result, we had to think through the whole event rundown not only once, but for at least three times. We carefully assigned everyone to a right place and ready for any accident. We hoped to give the attendees the best event we can offer.


SITCON x HK Stickers

Review

The attendees is not as much as predict and make me a bit heart broken. The whole event ran smoothly and I am happy about this. The speakers were giving speech to the students which can help much in their career path in the IT industry, even I learnt so much from their talks. I knew there were much things to be improved and I hope you can tell me your opinion by leaving a comment below.


Session in SITCON x HK

Thanks for those in SITCON x HK 2016

After that, to successfully held this event, we need different helpers to help in the preparation and on-day operations.

Co-Organizers

First, I have to thanks for the three other Co-Organizers apart from SITCON x HK Community:

  • Techie Brain, 31 st Executive Committee of Computer Science Society, City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
  • Computer Science Association, Engineering Society, HKUSU, and
  • The Computer Science Society, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Supporting Organization

Moreover, apart from the Co-Organizers, I also need to thanks for the supporting organization:

  • Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association
  • Open Source Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Linux User Group
  • SITCON – TW Community
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Association, Engineering Society, HKUSU

Sponsorship

Last but not least, thanks for the sponsorship. Without the sponsorship, no awesome event can held. They are:

Personal Special Thanks

First, I am here to special thank you for the hard work of Clara and Maria, without these two pretty girls, there would not be SITCON x HK 2016. Next,  thank you for the great helping hand of Koala Yeung, he helped so much in the whole organizing process. Last but not least, greatly thank you for Wing Hui keeping me alive till the end of SITCON x HK 2016 even she was in a great busy.


SITCON x HK Lucky Draw

Conclusion

Finally, I have to say thank you to many who I did not mentioned in above. Thanks again for those who support SITCON x HK 2016. I hope to you may invite friends to join, help or even sponsor in SITCON x HK 2017 with you. I hope you can tell me your opinion by leaving a comment below.If you want to see more photos of SITCON x HK 2016, you can go to the Flickr Album to see more photos took on the event.

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