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Monthly Meeting - March/2013

March comes around and this time we want to talk about Open Source.

Our speaker will be Michelle Sanver (aka geekie) and she will be sharing with us her experience in contributing to Open Source Projects. If you do not yet contribute to any projects this talk will point you in the right direction and get you excited to start.

This month will be hosted by Copernica at their great office on the Ruijterkade.


19:00: Welcome Drinks
19:30 - 20:30: "'ProTalking' your way into Open Source"
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle
20:45: Social, drinks and food.

Speaker: Michelle Sanver
Michelle is a code-passionate colourful geek, so much so that she actually calls herself 'geekie'. She has been programming since basically forever. Michelle works as a PHP developer and she's eager to share her knowledge with you.

Talk: "'ProTalking' your way into Open Source"
So, you want to join the open source party, but you're not used to every man and his dog looking at your code. You keep putting it off, you don't know anyone involved in the project, you might be a burden...
If you want to get involved but keep talking yourself out of it, let me show you how to take that first step. I'll cover the mechanics of contributing, from saying hello and installing the project to selecting a bug, your first pull request and code review.
I recently joined my first open source project - ProTalk. Come along and let me ProTalk you into Open Source.

We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you RSVP for the meetup if you're coming and want a shot at getting it!

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  • Jakub G.

    I am so happy that finally I've managed to pop round. Great meeting and interesting talk. Definitely see you guys next time!

    March 23, 2013

  • Mitchell van W.

    Had a great time last night! There were some good discussions and venue was pretty cool. Can't wait till the next one.

    March 22, 2013

  • Cees-Jan K.

    Great meeting and an inspiring talk(format). The richly topped pizza's were great.

    March 22, 2013

  • Husain F.

    It was great meeting the PHP community here in Amsterdam for the first time and apologies that we were slightly late getting to the Copernica offices! (Apparently we haven't quite mastered the art of reading a map correctly yet!). I think the talk was interesting and the discussion format was a great idea! I look forward to seeing you all next month!

    March 22, 2013

  • Jeroen G.

    It was a great venue, a great talk and great people. Somehow i felt the topic was something that most of us already know. But Michelle had a good format (interactive), i liked the discussions. See ya all next month :D

    March 22, 2013

  • Erika H.

    I loved this talk, since I'm a fan of open source culture and everything was explained and discussed in a very interesting way. Had a great time for sure!

    March 22, 2013

  • Rafael D.

    Great venue and great talk. Open Source is something we are all familiar with but the discussions on how that also works inside companies and with OSS project leaders was very instructional. Had a great time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Guillermo S.

    Sounds like it was a great meetup. Couldn't make it. Hopefully next time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Paweł K.

    Great atmosphere, a discussion raised during the talk was really nice. It's all about communication, right? :) See ya all next month!

    March 22, 2013

  • Shawn M.

    I had a great time. In some ways I felt that the subject was a bit familiar to many in the audience. But, it was a good talk and the crowd participation was nice.

    March 22, 2013

  • Jolanda V.

    Really had a great time tonight. Interesting talk. And i have met nice people to talk with. Also i am happy with my prize :-)

    March 22, 2013

  • Frank de J.

    Great talk, great crowd.

    March 22, 2013

  • Alexey

    Couldn't make it guys. Deadline...

    March 21, 2013

  • Antonio M.

    Sorry, I will not make, some unexpected change of plans occurred

    March 21, 2013

  • Sascha F.

    Can't make it after all :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Eric Z.

    Sorry, guys I am not coming tonight. Have fun!!

    March 21, 2013

  • Andre M.

    Sorry, returned ill from holiday..

    March 21, 2013

  • Sebastian I.

    ...also sick

    March 21, 2013

  • Felix B.


    March 21, 2013

  • sebastiaan h.

    sorry, change of plans!

    March 20, 2013

  • Mitchell van W.

    Forgot that i needed to attend a meeting at my school.. Next time i'll definitely be there.

    March 20, 2013

  • Lambert B.

    I won't be able to join this time. Have fun!

    March 20, 2013

  • Ray B.

    Won't be able to make it unfortunately

    March 20, 2013

  • Anne Jan B.

    Other plans

    March 20, 2013

  • Nuno C.

    something come up and I can't make it

    March 20, 2013

  • Sebastiaan K.

    Sadly won't be able to make it.

    March 20, 2013

  • Andrey P.

    PHP software developer from Minsk, Belarus

    March 16, 2013

  • renasboy


    March 15, 2013

  • Robin S.

    Too bad i wont make it this time.. Looking forward to posted slides though ;)

    February 27, 2013

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