More and more, TWiki enthousiasts around the globe are getting together to share experiences and talk about TWiki and how it is being used. These meetups are a great way to see what TWiki is capable of.
Among the more succesful series are the Silicon Valley meetups, which have been blogged about on this same blog a number of times. In april, the second Dutch TWiki meetup will take place. The first meet-up was a success, although a bit short. It turns out we have enough to talk about to warrant a more lengthy session! Meanwhile, the Danish have had their first meetup with the next planned in september 2008. If you're in Canada, do check out the page on meetups in the Toronto area.
Next to these national initiatives, some more trans-national meet-ups are tried: there was a first attempt at fosdem and for those of you who are going to visit Cebit do check out plans for a meetup there!
There is no formal organisation behind these meet-ups, all are organised by members of the community. If you plan to set up your own meetup, here are some tips:
Try (maybe with a bit of help from PeterThoeny) to reach registered TWiki users from your specific country/region by email, as it turns out not all are regularly checking the Codev web so emailing them will greatly increase the visibility of your meetup
You don't really need a venue, if all you want to do is just have a drink with your fellow TWiki enthousiasts
Having said that, being able to have internet & a projector in a room is a great way to show&tell your TWiki deployments, most inspirational!