/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 (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sijbrandij), Twitter (https://twitter.com/sytses))
"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 (http://blog.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 (http://www.q42.nl/over-q42), Li (http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/elaine-oliver/b/11b/b8a))
According to these two guys in a car (http://vimeo.com/57482962), Rijksmuseum.nl (launched last October) may well be the best site ever made. Elaine, who works for one (http://q42.nl/blog/post/21203536728/rijksmuseum) of the parties (http://www.fabrique.nl/case/rijksmuseum/) 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 (http://jurrevanbergen.nl/) (Twitter @DrWhax (https://twitter.com/drwhax))
The cryptography that secures our internet traffic was once considered dangerous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_of_cryptography_in_the_United_States) and practicing it subversive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk#Civil_disobedience). It may be omnipresent now, but very few people understand how crypto works. The Cryptoparties movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CryptoParty) sets up events (https://cryptoparty.org/) 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 (http://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Cryptoparty2) and will present how and why.
Drinks are sponsored by Digidentity, probably the biggest Ruby on Rails company (https://www.digidentity.eu/static/nl/vacatures/vacatures.html) 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 (http://www.devhaag.nl/members/2378777/) (@PascalVanHecke (http://twitter.com/PascalVanHecke)). Want to curate you own /dev/haag? Contact us (http://www.devhaag.nl/suggestion/).