If you are familiar with Open Space meetups you know how valuable these type of meetups can be. It is very open, highly active and interactive. Always aiming to discuss, distill and find solutions for the most interesting topics, latest information and challenges which you are facing every day, in your role as Android professional. Seats are limited, so join sooner rather than later!
Theme: "Together we can build awesome apps!"
If you are working on mobile projects you know that time-to-market is often short. The client wants to have the best looking app and your end-users deserve the best user experience. How do you create an awesome Android app in such a short time frame and still keep smiling? How can we work together? What have you learned along the way and what is still a big hurdle to take, every time you start an Android project? Do you re-use components? And how do you build, test and deploy your app? All fair questions and hopefully disclosing the Open Space theme before the meetup will get you more excited to join the conversation.
Skills in our group...
All kind of roles and skills are represented in our group. From entrepreneurs to testers, graphics designers to architects and of course a fair amount of developers. We need each other to build better apps and this need is clearer than ever in our every day challenge to meet the deadline on some Android project and creating awesome user experiences while we are at it.
We open the doors around 4:30pm and aim to start at 5:00pm with the opening, welcome, general announcement. After that we will explain the chosen Open Space process:
We will have a large board with empty time slots. Everybody will have a chance to write down a topic of interest in one of these time slots. (Of course, nothing holds you back to already think about or even prepare a topic you would like to see discussed). If we have more topics than time slots we will either open an extra breakout room, or simply vote on which topics we want to cover. After that we breakout in 30 minute sessions to discuss the top-voted topics. One person, per group, is asked to present what was discussed and possibly some answers, best practices or results. We repeat the breakout / plenary presentation bit two or three times.
17:00 Opening and welcome
17:15 Start Open Space
17:30 First Breakout Round
19:00 Second Breakout Round
20:00 Third Breakout Round
20:45 Drinks and time to meet.
This is what people said about our last Open Space meetup in 2012
"Excellent setting. Sessions were great and folks attending were really good. Everyone was able to learn something new and discussions were fun and constructive"
"Good spirit. Enthousiastic people. A lot of questions and answers. The place to be and meet Android lovers."
"I love open space meetings. Was a bit sceptical that an open space meeting this short could work but apparently an evening is plenty of time to get some great discussions going"
We hope to see a lot of familiar but also new faces at this meetup, so if you have never come to a DutchAUG meetup before, now might be a good time ;-)
Wiebe, Dennis, Hugo and Johan.