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TWiki Meet-Ups in Holland

The second TWiki User Meetup will take place on Friday 25 April 2008 at the TuDelft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

Dutch meetup mailing list

There is a mailing list to keep updated on Dutch Twiki activities, you can subscribe through the web interface:


It is the intention to move the mailing list to TWiki infrastructure, when that happens all subscriptions will be transferred.

Meet-Up Calendar

Date Venue Meetup RSVP
2008-01-25 17:00 Amsterdam, UvA - media faculty (door open 16:00) N/A
2008-04-25 13:00 Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TuDelft, room A2.100 twiki.org

TWikiMeetUps are coordinated below (in reverse chronological order) and at the TWiki Wiki Meetups group, http://newcareer.meetup.com/110/ (your choice.)

-- Contributors: KoenMartens, PeterThoeny - 06 Dec 2007, -- IgorNikolic - 14 Feb 2008

TWiki User Meet-Up 2008-04-25 13:00

As for the agenda, the proposal is something along these lines:

Time Speaker Subject
13:00 IgorNikolic Welcome to the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management faculty of TuDelft !
13:05 KoenMartens State of TWiki -> short recap of the current state of TWiki and the community, eg. roadmap, events, etc..
13:30 all Short round of introductions
14:00 JolienUbacht Slot 1- Twiki in educational practice: I will present my experiences in using a Twiki within a Master course at TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management. The do's and don'ts for using a Twiki in education
14:30   Slot 2
15:00 KoenMartens Slot 3 - Biografie van Amsterdam, a site that collects biographical material about Amsterdam, in which i went through a lot of trouble to obscure most of TWiki's inner workings so as to present a clean interface to the users
15:30   Slot 4
16:00 all Some loose discussion, wrapping up and such
16:15 all Borrel / Drinks

There are 4 'slots' in there, where we can have short presentations (around 15 minutes) with discussion about somethint interesting TWiki-wise. Of course, if there is a lot of interest, we can always make it 6 slots, or even more. Also , please bring your laptops, since there will be wireless, so we can LiveBlog the event

RSVP Person Comment
Yes KoenMartens Of course i'm there!
Yes IgorNikolic Yep, there too smile
Yes JolienUbacht Yes, will (be) present, small chance of being later than 13.00 exactly, but not much later....due to unforeseen meeting in The Hague
No ArthurClemens Can't make it because of deadline at work
Yes ThiemeHennis be there.
No BertFrank cancellation: due to an unexpected meeting. Interested in any info available. Thanks.
Yes TammoTerHark Present

TWiki User Meet-Up 2008-01-25 17:00

Agenda: We are open for suggestions, we could try and invite some inspiring speakers or have a relative free-form thing.

Ideas for the 25-01-08 meetup:

  • Interested people are invited to have dinner together somewhere in Amsterdam afterwards (please note your interest in that in the RSVP table below, so we can make reservations if the group becomes big)
  • Beamer so participants can show their TWiki installations, demos!
  • One announced presentation/keynote

RSVP Person Comment
Yes KoenMartens Would be interested in having dinner somewhere
Yes RodBeckstrom  
Yes KwangErnLiew  
Yes AdamHyde  
Yes AleksandarErkalovic  
Yes ArthurClemens  
Yes MakikoSadakata I cannot join the dinner, but interested in talks and demos!
Yes IgorNikolic Would be interested in having dinner somewhere
Yes BertFrank Unfortunately cannot join the dinner
Yes Remco Vermeulen joining Bert Frank


im up for it...it would be nice maybe to have something regular and informal. I was actually wondering if it might make sense to combine with Holland Open and have the event at the same time and place as theirs?

-- AdamHyde - 24 Aug 2007

Regular and informal sounds good to me. Whether to combine with HO or other events, i'm not sure. It'd be nice to have something of our own, dedicated completely to TWiki-mania. But that is my personal opinion.

-- KoenMartens - 25 Aug 2007

Fine by me too. As long as the venue is not further than Amsterdam too.

-- KwangErnLiew - 25 Aug 2007

but if we do it we get to drink there beer...thats the point isnt it? free...as in beer...

-- AdamHyde - 25 Aug 2007

True. Maybe we could do a lecture about TWiki at the occasion too. I'll contact HO soon and see what their thoughts are.

-- KoenMartens - 28 Aug 2007

Ok, so HO is open about a TWiki themed HO borrel, so that's an option. But getting that together might take some time, and i've let time slip a lot already smile

So i'm just picking a date and a location here: tuesday januari 22nd, Utrecht (i can probably arrange for a room at de Oudegracht in the city center).

-- KoenMartens - 26 Nov 2007

Is the time and date definitive?

-- KwangErnLiew - 04 Dec 2007

The date: yes. We'll have Rod Beckstrom from TWIKI.NET with us at that date, and possibly also Crawford Currie AKA CDot (one of the all-time top contributors to TWiki). Time might vary i guess, would you prefer later / earlier?

-- KoenMartens - 05 Dec 2007

Personally, I have a busy morning. So I don't think I can be there till late afternoon as the earliest. So, I'll join you guys whenever. smile

-- KwangErnLiew - 08 Dec 2007

lets try and make it a bit bigger than a few hours? how about (shock) something that also went into saturday? I would be happy to invite speakers and get something going. I also have access to a nice space in Amsterdam if we need it for the extra day...

-- AdamHyde - 15 Dec 2007

One thing: let's not change the 25th 17:00 anymore. Having said that, i have no objections against something that continues on saturday, but i am not sure if there would be much animo for it.. Saturday being a family day and all...

-- KoenMartens - 15 Dec 2007

ok, we still on for fri? I'm keen...where is it?

-- AdamHyde - 21 Jan 2008

We're on. Location: http://www.mediastudies.nl/contact.html. I'll see if i can come up with a more detailled route description. It is rightin the middle of Amsterdam, near Muntplein.

-- KoenMartens - 23 Jan 2008

Will be there, if I don't get lost.

-- KwangErnLiew - 23 Jan 2008

It is great to see so much interest in a meetup in Amsterdam! Please share your thoughts here after the meetup.

-- PeterThoeny - 24 Jan 2008

I assume we will have wireless internet there ? How much time should I use for a presentation of TWiki use at TU Delft ?

-- IgorNikolic - 24 Jan 2008

It will most likely be wired internet, they are a bit paranoid about wireless. Unless you have one of those Dutch educational wifi accounts that works at the Uva, than you're fine with wireless.

-- KoenMartens - 24 Jan 2008

Ok, ill roll up my cat5 just in case. Any suggestions on the length of my talk ? I'll assume 10 min then ?

-- IgorNikolic - 24 Jan 2008

A quick report on the meetup on 2008-01-25: it was great! We had around 10 people attending, which is quite amazing considering that:

  1. Holland is a small country
  2. I sent out an email invitation only 2 days before the event
  3. Not many people are reading Codev topics it seems

We had talks on TWiki deployment at the TU Delft (exciting stuff!), some very nice plugins developed by FLOSS manuals and TWiki in use at Lost Boys.

It turned out that 2 hours was too short, even though half of us went out for dinner at a chinese restaurant afterwards. There was just so much to talk about and discuss. So for next time: more time and perhaps a bit more structure as to the agenda.

We did not pick a new date yet, but agreed to meet again in 3 months time. Coincidentally, that is april 25th! I'm suggesting that as the new date.

-- KoenMartens - 27 Jan 2008

Sounds good to me. Folks over here are are enthusiastic about having it here. More about the group : http://www.eeni.tbm.tudelft.nl/ I am just waiting for the confirmation on the reservation of the room. There should be wireless internet for the participants, room from 12:30 till 17:00 and cofee/tea arranged.

-- IgorNikolic - 28 Jan 2008

  • Fotos from TWiki meetup 25 January 2008:

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The room and the time is confirmed by the universities bureaucracy, so we are go as far as I am concerned.

-- IgorNikolic - 05 Feb 2008

Cool, thanks for the pictures. I'm waiting for a mailing list to be created, failing that i'll get one of my emps create a temporary mailing list so i can mail out the details (two months in advance, improvement smile

-- KoenMartens - 15 Feb 2008

I just created a TWikiUsersNLMailingList (and a TWikiUsersSFBayMailingList) and made Arthur and Koen list admins. May I suggest to use the sourceforge.net based mailing lists for open source TWiki related communications.

-- PeterThoeny - 16 Mar 2008

Peter, I've put it on my overcrowded todo list to migrate the mailing list. As it is relatively low priority, i won't get to it immediatelly as there are more pressing matters demanding my attention. Thanks for creating the list!

-- KoenMartens - 22 Apr 2008

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