Hong Phuc Dang (hpdang) originally from Vietnam. She has lived several years in the US and Singapore after her childhood in Vietnam. Apart from the fascination in mathematics and technology she is interested in how technology can improve peoples live. That is why she kickstarted the FOSSASIA, the Free and Open Source (FOSS) organization in Asia developing software and hardware technologies for emerging countries.
Hpdang steers the organization, directs project teams and runs events like the annual FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit since 2009. She also works on the development of skills of SUSI.AI, the Open Source personal assistant and advises the Pocket Science Lab Open Hardware project on business development. As a Science Hack ambassador she promotes Open Science and organizes Hackathons with the UNESCO throughout Asia.