Hackers and Founders (Amsterdam, NL) Meetup

Caitria O'Neill - 'Design Thinking' for entrepreneurs - basic process for founders to get to know their user quickly/validate ideas with them. A crash course in UX.

Arjan Scherpenisse - Zotonic the Erlang Web Framework.


The craft beer on draft is the Hopblond (a cross between American IPA and Belgium Blond. 6%) from Amsterdam's Brouwerij de Vriendschap and their NDSM Porter (6%) in the bottle. 

Also available in bottle is the Slomo (session beer, 3.5%) from Amsterdam's Oedipus brewing. 


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  • Tim P.

    Strongly related to Caitria's great talk I can recommend the book The Mom Test, by Rob Fitzpatrick. ("How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you"). We at Count3r used it for customer research at MediaMarkt recently and it was very helpful. http://momtestbook.com/

    1 · September 5

  • Moos

    Nice meeting you peeps yesterday! Anyone suggestions for experienced front end dev interested in building a complex audio/music framework in Javascript for interactive web campaigns? (a paid job not charity.. :) )

    1 · September 5

  • Caitria

    Here are the resources I mentioned during last night's talk. I tried to include the ones that are the most actionable. - Design Thinking process overview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmz0r53vqrclqrf/d.fresher.pdf?dl=0

    - Lots of great tools and activities - Design bootcamp deck. http://dschool.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/BootcampBootleg2010v2SLIM.pdf


    - When, how and why to do user research/prototyping. Buy it. http://www.abookapart.com/products/just-enough-research

    I post others occasionally to Twitter @CaitriaONeill. Fun meeting so many of you last night.

    4 · September 5

    • Moos

      Thanks a lot for your insights Caitria!

      September 5

  • Jose Angel L.

    Nice mix of people, interesting conversations with participants

    September 5

  • frank

    Great meeting, met lots of interesting people. Anyone know of a PHP / WordPress developer let me know!! If you need a UXer for your project, contact me via UXswitch.com

    September 5

  • David V.

    Awesome to meet more new talented people together. Interesting projects everywhere. I share mine aswell www.bringmotion.com Keep it rocking!

    September 4

  • Justin K.

    Hi guys, anyone did 360 video/animation in an app before??

    August 25

  • Leon

    I missed my train in Rotterdam! Will be there in half an hour or so.

    September 4

  • Sanne Margarite B.

    To bad, can't make it... Have a great evening!

    September 4

  • Seffie T

    Don't have business cards for this meetup? Download Clinck and you'll ways have your business cars when you need them. www.clinck.me. See you tonight!

    1 · September 4

    • Seffie T

      Good point Wil, thanks! Love to hear your thoughts on Clinck. See you at the meetup!

      September 4

    • Seffie T

      Good point Wil, thanks! Love to hear your thoughts on Clinck. See you at the meetup!

      September 4

  • Hossein

    Anybody intrested in healthcare? WMO?

    September 3

    • Florian van der H.

      I am.. Specially in orthopaedics. WMO, you mean wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning or the company wmohealthcare?

      September 3

    • Sam C.

      James (BG) is working on some stuff for Qardio at the moment which is a blood pressure monitor which pushes data out via Bluetooth LE to your phone.

      September 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this event be in English?

    August 25

    • Joris M.

      It always is in English :)

      2 · August 25

    • Caitria

      And my Dutch is terrible!

      1 · September 1

  • Bassem G.

    Hi Everyone, I am visiting AMS from Canada and would like to attend your meetup and meet everyone. when the location be finalized?

    August 22

  • jc (Jonathan C.

    Hi all, I hope you don't mind me promoting this weekend's iBeacon Hackathon. GlimwormBeacons and Sanoma and Appsterdam are running the Hackathon at VondelCS and the Amsterdam Economic Board have donated a GOOGLE GLASS as a prize. We are looking not only for programmers but all sorts of skills to make an iBeacon prototype this weekend. If you can come the link is here http://glimwormbeacons.com/experience-days/. Regards

    Jonathan Carter
    Glimworm

    August 18

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