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The Opportunity of Open Source

Eurostaff Connect Gent - The Opportunity of Open Source

We’re inviting all those working with Open Source languages to our inaugural Meetup in Gent!  Whether you are an experienced developer, just starting out in the world of Open Source development or are simply an enthusiast then this is the event for you.

We have some great keynote speakers who are going to share their knowledge, ideas and innovations surrounding open source languages such as PHP, Java, JavaScript, and how they are used in building businesses into highly successful ventures.

We’ll of course also have opportunities for networking over some food and drink!

Agenda:

7.00pm: Food, drinks and networking

7.30pm: Dries Vints Lead Developer at BeatSwitch: The Why of Test-Driven Development -  "Looking at case studies of how TDD could have helped businesses deliver higher quality software."

8.00pm: Bruno Lowagie - Chief Strategy Officer for ThinkFree NV: *AWARD -WINNING INSIGHT* "How can large Open Source projects be monetized?"

8.30pm: Food, drinks and networking!

8.45pm: Kenneth Henderick, Co-founder at OpenMotics:"Building a professional, Open Source, automation platform."

9.15pm: Freek Van der Herten - Developer & Co Owner at SPATIE.BE: "The story behind our Open Source efforts."

9.40pm:Food, drinks and networking!

More information to come, tell your colleagues, the more, the merrier...


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  • kfgregoire

    interesting meeting, thank u

    1 · October 6

    • Carley

      Was so lovely to meet you! See you soon and any topics you would like to learn more about about, let us know!

      1 · October 6

  • Dries V.

    Great and well-organized Meetup. Thanks for having me :)

    4 · October 6

    • Carley

      I thank you so much for presenting - feedback was great! See you soon Dries.

      1 · October 6

  • Adrian G.

    Thank you for excellent organised Meetup as weel as interesting subjects

    1 · October 6

    • Carley

      It was so great to meet you! Thanks for coming along and see you soon.

      October 6

  • Carley

    Massive thanks from myself, Zaynah, Alex and Mert, to everyone who came along to our first of many Eurostaff Connect Gent Meetup events!

    It was a fantastic evening filled with food, drinks, insightful presentations about Open Source Programming languages and most importantly a chance for you guys to network and learn new interesting things!

    We look forward to welcoming you again and hosting another event soon....Any Open Source key topics you'd love to hear more about, please let us know where I will do my best to accommodate requests to ensure each Meetup is tailored to our attendees expectations.

    Many thanks again guys!
    Carley

    October 6

  • Jorim R.

    I'm terribly sorry for not being able to make it after all, due to the train mayhem in Brussels. Hope it's fun and interesting!

    October 5

    • Carley

      That's okay, understand! Hopefully see you at the next one :-)

      October 6

  • Filip R.

    For those who don't know yet, one of de biggest annual free and open source events is scheduled in February in Brussels, called FOSDEM. www.fosdem.org. Got to see keynotes there from Richard Stallman (GNU), Jim Whales (Wikipedia), Miguel De Icaza (Mono) and many more...

    1 · October 5

    • Filip R.

      I mean, some highlights of previous editions...

      1 · October 5

    • Carley

      Thanks for this :-) I will let our team know... C.

      October 6

  • Carley

    See you all soon :-) My number is[masked] if you need me for anything beforehand!

    October 5

  • Carley

    Driving?
    Use parking P3. You can validate parking to the machine. This is located outside, groundfloor.

    We are using Meetbox113! :)

    October 4

  • Carley

    ONE WEEK until the Eurostaff Connect Gent Meetup 'The Opportunity of Open Source'...

    Our IT & Innovation Specialist Mert talks us through why Open Source Programming languages will shape the future: https://lnkd.in/d6w_G2A

    1 · September 28

  • Bruno L.

    I'm giving a key note on monetizing open source in Bangalore during the Open Source India days in October. I'm very curious to discover which other Belgian companies have succeeded in creating a viable business using an open source model. See http://opensource.stackexchange.com/questions/88/how-can-large-open-source-projects-be-monetized/210#210 and http://www.slideshare.net/iTextPDF/ianal-what-developers-should-know-about-ip-and-legal (I won a JavaOne Rockstar Award in 2015 with that talk).

    2 · September 26

    • Carley

      Looking forward to meeting you :)...

      September 27

    • Dries V.

      Hey Bruno, definitely take a look at Spatie from Antwerp. They have tons of open-source packages. Freek will be joining us next week. https://spatie.be/en/o...­

      September 27

  • Carley

    Dries Vints is the Lead Developer at BeatSwitch; the world’s leading music event and festival management software…Dries discusses the why of Test-Driven Development: https://lnkd.in/dtr4e9M Looking forward to hearing more from him next week on Wednesday, 5 October!

    September 26

  • Carley

    UPDATE: We have a new keynote speaker: Kenneth Henderick, Co-founder at OpenMotics: "Building a professional, Open Source, building automation platform." Just over two weeks until the Meetup takes place - RSVP today!

    September 19

  • Carley

    With one space left for a keynote speaker slot; it would be great and bring some balance if a female presented on the evening...Drop me an email if interested in giving a talk about Open Source Languages...!

    September 13

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