The purpose is to be able to meet other Vaadin users in the area. Let's also discuss about preferences for meet-ups in 2014: Would you be more interested in just chatting random Vaadin related topics or should we have presentations for each meet-up as well? How often should we run meet-ups? Any preferences for a location?
While the meet-up is arranged at the same time and venue as GWT.create conference ( http://gwtcreate.com/ ), no ticket are required for GWT.create conference. You are also welcome to join the GWT.create party after the meet-up for further networking with developers using Vaadin and GWT.