/dev/haag is a monthly meetup in The Hague that aims to bring together coders, hackers, artists, designers, UX specialists and other 'makers' from The Hague and beyond (more: http://www.devhaag.nl/about/). Doors open 16h30, talks start 17h.
Update 1 feb: waiting list has opened, join it if you plan to attend. We still hope to be able to accommodate everyone.
This month's program:
* "Reverse Launching" by Sytse Sijbrandij (Li, Twitter)
"Launching" is what you do when your site, app or product is finished and done, right? Well, maybe not so much. Sytse's story on Gitlab.com will challenge you to first launch and only then start to build. Not just applicable to Git repository hosting!
* "Google maps for paintings" by Elaine Oliver (Q42, Li)
According to these two guys in a car, Rijksmuseum.nl (launched last October) may well be the best site ever made. Elaine, who works for one of the parties involved, will show and tell about the tablet-first design that made the collection of[masked] art works zoomable and pinchable as Google maps.
* Short Break
* Crypto parties by Jurre van Bergen (Twitter @DrWhax)
The cryptography that secures our internet traffic was once considered dangerous and practicing it subversive. It may be omnipresent now, but very few people understand how crypto works. The Cryptoparties movement sets up events to teach practical cryptography tools so people can regain control over their privacy and security online. Jurre van Bergen set up the parties in Amsterdam and will present how and why.
Drinks are sponsored by Digidentity, probably the biggest Ruby on Rails company in The Netherlands - and in The Hague ;-).
New: this is the first in a series of 'curated' events where each meetup is organized by a different guest who picks topics and speakers. This edition is presented by Pascal Van Hecke (@PascalVanHecke). Want to curate you own /dev/haag? Contact us.