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App Ecosystem Tent @ #PICNIC12 - Day 1

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App Ecosystem Tent @ #PICNIC12

IJpromenade 1 · Amsterdam

How to find us

Our tent is located outside of the Eye Film Institute.

Location image of event venue


Appsterdam returns to PICNIC ( with a closer look at the now bigger and better ecosystem of App Makers in orbit around the historic Dutch capital. Together with its partners in business and education, Appsterdam is creating a three-ring circus of learning, commerce, and app-making fun. We invite guests and PICNIC attendees to meet the city's App Makers and look at this exciting new economy from several perspectives. Share your ideas and dreams, get expert advice, and learn more about the role of apps today and in the future.

Entry into our App Ecosystem tent is completely FREE and you DO NOT need a PICNIC ticket to participate in our awesome activities!


Ongoing: App Lab - Get feedback on your business from experienced entrepreneurs, bring your technical questions and pose them to Appsterdam's most ingenious coders, or check out the community's latest app creations. Just show up anytime and jump right in!

App Lab/Presentations area
09:00 Tent opens
11:00 InnoViz - a project of CIRCA ( (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
11:30 Third Space Economics: Appsterdam and the reinvention of business from below - Sebastian Olma - CIRCA (, Universiteit van Amsterdam
12:00 Commons4EU Announcement - Economische Zaken (, Gemeente Amsterdam
12:30 Speed Networking (RSVP here (
13:30 Situational Thinking: The who, what, where, and when of products - Samantha Hosea
14:00 The Most Important Minute of Your Life - Mike Lee - Appsterdam (
15:00 Perpetuum Mobile: Myth or revolution? - Bolot Kerimbaev - Big Nerd Ranch (
16:00 Smartphones: A Distributed Sensing Platform - Nick Palmer - Vrije Universiteit (
16:30 Open Data Portal Eindhoven: designed for people - René Paré - MAD emergent art center (
17:30 ParkShark App One-Year Retrospective - Jonathan Carter - Glimworm (
18:30 Meeten en Drinken
20:00 Tent closes
21:00 COSM ( Data Pirates Boat Party (RSVP here (

Workshops/Guru Sessions area
10:30 Guru Session: How to Build a Subversive Sensor+Data Network - COSM (RSVP here (
13:00 Innoviz Workshop: Data Visualization - CIRCA (RSVP here (
14:00 Open Data and Mobility Workshop - Waag Society (
18:30 Meeten en Drinken
20:00 Tent closes
21:00 COSM Data Pirates Boat Party (RSVP here (

Urban Ecosystem City Tours
Bike tours leave at 10:00 ( and 14:30 (

Check out the program for Day 2 (!

Many thanks to all our sponsors and partners!!

Amsterdam City Tours (
Application Developers Alliance
Big Nerd Ranch (
City of Amsterdam Economic Affairs (
Glimworm (
Hogeschool van Amsterdam (
Mac Bike (
MAD Emergent Art Center (
Universiteit van Amsterdam / CIRCA (
Virtueel Platform (
Vrije Universiteit (
Waag Society (
7scenes (