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Annual Appsterdam Holiday Gathering

Woohoo, it's that time of year again! Let's get together for a night filled with fun, gifts, good company, food, drinks and of course "gezelligheid"! The two main things we'll do, is have a Potluck Dinner and a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Potluck Dinner:
Everyone brings something to eat or drink to share. It doesn't matter if it's homemade or store bought.To make sure we'll end up with a good balance, we'll assign everyone with a category. After the RSVP is closed, we'll send an e-mail to all attendees with details on this.

White Elephant Gift Exchange:
The one tradition of the Appsterdam Holiday Gathering, is our own way of doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Everyone needs to bring a gift, preferably without spending any money. Anything you have lying around the house and don't use, a gift you got from your aunt who has a different taste than you do, something you have made yourself... It can be something fun, something useful, anything, as long as it is wrapped as a gift. All gifts are stacked in the center and will be divided through a game where both luck and strategy are factors.

Usually afterwards we hang around a bit longer, maybe have a drink, share stories about our Holliday traditions and maybe even sing a few songs.

We hope to see you there!

As a reminder, the assigned Potluck categories as you've received by e-mail:


Merel Ivens - Tableware/disposables

Judy Chen - Tableware/disposables

Giovanni Maggini +1 - Beer and/or wine (2x)

Bram Geenen - Side dish

Wesley De Groot - Soft drinks

Mike Lee - Soft drinks

Martinus Meiborg - Main dish

Rudolf J - Beer and/or wine

danny sukdeo - Side dish

Jon Woodroof - Soft drinks

Jon Woodroof - Dessert/sweet snacks

Evgeni Kogan - Main dish

Yana Poteeva - Soft drinks

Yana Poteeva - Main dish

Valentina Rao - Main dish

Thiago Varandas - Savory snacks

Jonathan - Dessert/sweet snacks

Paul Darcey - Beer and/or wine

paul - Soft drinks

paul - Main dish

paul - Dessert/sweet snacks

Alexander De Jong - Soft drinks

Alexander De Jong - Main dish

Tom van Arman - Savory snacks

Samual "Ryan" Goodwin - Savory snacks

Sijmen Mulder - Dessert/sweet snacks

Liz Bostock - Side dish

Lawrence - Soft drinks

Lawrence - Side dish

Virnalia - Savory snacks

Erik Romijn - Beer and/or wine

Magnus Dahl - Side dish


More detailed info was send via e-mail. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask by responding here, mailing [masked] or tweeting @SidelineNoob

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  • Valentina R.

    oh oh, how do I do a main dish? some humble pasta OK? This year I have zero time :) I can also bring some wine to make gluwein

    December 19, 2013

    • Merel I.

      There are already several people with that category :) Don't worry, it should all work out fine!

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Valentina R.

      2 kl of pasta coming up

      December 20, 2013

  • paul

    Fair warning- I have this hideously ugly but really, really warm scarf that my mom bought in Iceland about ten years ago, been trying to get rid of it for years. ; )

    December 13, 2013

    • Merel I.

      It wouldn't be a proper gift exchange with some hideous though comfy items ;) And you never know, the one mans trash could be another mans treasure :)

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Valentina R.

      ahah, looking forward to get some other kitchenware

      December 19, 2013

  • Yana P.

    Looking forward the networking! Geeky family traveling worldwide on mobile events is gonna be there!

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • paul

    Also- watch out, I'm bringing my party girls- it could get outta hand.

    3 · December 13, 2013

    • Samuel "Ryan" G.

      If you mean your daughter, then yay!

      December 13, 2013

    • paul

      Yep- daughter Sienna party girl 1 and Maya mom party girl 2

      2 · December 17, 2013

  • Adriaan

    Cool initiative. Family obligations hinder me though. Have fun!

    December 16, 2013

  • Valentina R.

    so many people this year!

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    San Francisco startup bizdev guy now living in Amsterdam and working at an Internet company.

    December 14, 2013

  • Jon W.

    Family friendly I assume? : )

    December 2, 2013

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