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Appsterdam Birthday: We're 2!

Can you believe it? Appsterdam is turning 2 years old on April 20th! Join us in the city where it all began as we look back on where we’ve come from, what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re going. Get to know the people behind the movement and wish them a warm “Gefeliciteerd!”

As a 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, we’ve spent these past two years giving to the community. Help us sustain the organization by attending this event and participating in our fundraising efforts.

We’ve got a really fun weekend planned for you! Explore Amsterdam with these day tours: bike tour, Tuschinski tour, DIY GPS tour, or Waag & FabLab tour. There will be a casual pre-party gathering at Nieuwmarkt around 16:00. Then in the evening, put your dancing shoes on and party with us in a 17th century church. We’ll have tapas, an open bar, lightning talks, an App Wall, and live music to entertain you all night.

On Sunday, we'll have the volunteer appreciation "hangover" brunch to thank all the wonderful volunteers who have worked so hard to keep Appsterdam going. This is your chance to send off your fellow Appsterdammers from abroad with a delicious "bon voyage!"

While the grachtengordel ('canalbelt' for you non-Dutchies) is celebrating 400 years of beautifying the city, we’re celebrating 2 years of empowering the app ecosystem. What better time, what better opportunity, for us to come together as colleagues, to remember, to reveal and to reflect? What better time to decide once and for all what Appsterdam is, what Appsterdam means to us, and what Appsterdam will be—in what we hope will be a long and prosperous future.

Appsterdam: Where you belong.

Saturday, 20 April
18:30 Doors open
19:00 Keynote: Vice Mayor of Amsterdam Carolien Gehrels
19:30 Mayor of Appsterdam: Mike Lee
19:45 Live music by Qwark!
20.00 Enjoy the live music, tapas by Sybo Catering, & open bar
20:30 Lightning talks
21:00 More live music, tapas, open bar
23:00 Party ends - but it doesn't have to stop there! Plenty of bars nearby to continue the fun.

Thank you to our sponsors!











RSVPs are closed but you can pay €25 cash at the door. Exact change is appreciated. See you tonight!!

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  • Tara R.

    John Giusto's pics from the 2nd b-day weekend are here. Albums from the other photogs to come soon. Please tag yourselves!

    April 23, 2013

    • Tara R.

      Strange, it's a public link that everyone should be able to access even if you're not on FB. Will look into it. In the meantime if you're on FB you can see them on the Appsterdam page: https://www.facebook.c...­

      April 24, 2013

    • Alessandro B.

      I can see them, but I can't add tags.

      April 24, 2013

  • Ryan

    Great event. I had the chance to talk to very interesting people. Happy B-day Appsterdam!

    I talked yesterday with a few startup guys. If you have a startup (or know someone who has a startup) and you want to be featured at the Social Enterprise Times please go here:

    I'll be happy to help you out.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy birthday to Appsterdam again! It was beautiful party!:)

    For those who have not heard yet: I am writing thesis about app marketing. You can contribute to it by participating in a 2-minute survey here: If you just want to get the results of the research, drop me a line: [masked]

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sijmen, thanks for the try. Yes, in case you have not been involved in app marketing at all, it is impossible for you to answer questions about your marketing practices:)

      April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Giwan, thank you! I will send the results to everyone in June when my thesis will be done so you can see not only the survey results but also the outcomes of the other types of the analysis I conduct in order to gain more insight into app marketing;)

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Laurens

    I loved the tapas! Thank you all, one love.

    April 21, 2013

  • Axel R.

    Sorry, too ill to join.

    April 20, 2013

  • Floris van A.

    Great event. Well organized.

    April 21, 2013

  • Wesley De G.

    Super! See you next year

    April 20, 2013

  • Tom van A.

    No better venue or crowd to celebrate a birthday.

    April 20, 2013

  • Linda W.

    on my way!

    April 20, 2013

  • Miguel

    I'm running a bit late. Sorry.

    April 20, 2013

  • sandra

    just in case somebody has to cancel last moment; i'm planning to go leave in 15 min, mail me.

    April 20, 2013

  • Miss a.

    Happy birthday to all the Appsterdam people in the house!
    Have a great time! I can't make it today, appril is to busy at to moment, but have fun!

    April 20, 2013

  • Adriaan

    Pity I can't be there, have fun y'all. C u next year.

    April 19, 2013

  • MikevHoenselaar

    I missed it by one day :-). Newsletter got out today. You sneaky ones :). See you Saturday.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • John F.

    I so do wish I could be there in person, but I'll certainly be there in spirit.

    April 14, 2013

    • Judy C.

      Thanks, John! You'll be back soon enough! :)

      April 15, 2013

  • David A.

    Hip hip!!! Hurrayy!!!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Vincent Damian W.

    I'd go, but I'll be in the amazons. Happy Birthday!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd go, but I'm in Palo Alto. Happy Birthday

    April 4, 2013

  • Samantha H.

    So sorry I'm not gonna make it... :( Have FUN!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm only getting back to Amsterdam on the 22nd!

    March 19, 2013

    • Judy C.

      Aw, that's too bad, Ron :( Hope you're having fun in NY though!

      March 20, 2013

  • Craig


    March 18, 2013

  • Erik R.

    Note that you don't need a Paypal account to pay through Meetup - any credit card will suffice, no account creation required.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My train leaves Saturday morning.

    March 14, 2013

  • Richard K.


    March 14, 2013

  • Fabio T.

    Fantastic! Congratulations already, I'm super happy to partecipate! Grazie mille guys!

    March 14, 2013

  • Rieta A.

    There's cake! Can't resist :-)

    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Miguel Eduardo Gil B.

    Not in NL :(

    March 14, 2013

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