What we're about

This community is a breeding ground for lots of cool events involving software engineering. It is open to all people who are passionate about development and strongly believe in mastering the craft of software. Your experience level can be that of a level 1 front end ninja to that of a level 80 embedded software magician. Everybody who believes their craft is something to be proud of and something worth mastering and sharing is welcome to join our ranks.

These are some of the basic principles we believe in as software crafters:

Not only working software, but also well-crafted software
Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value
Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals
Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships

This community is fully (programming) language agnostic and will hosts events in whatever (programming) language is relevant for the people joining the event. In the past this has mostly happened in English and Dutch.

Upcoming events (1)

SoCraTes Open Space: Remote!

Shackleton's Hut

In times of corona we have to cancel our live open spaces, so we want to have another experiment with a remote meetup.

The meetup will run on the myvcc platform (myvcc.be)

In this remote open space, we'll discuss software, technology, practices, methods or whatever else you feel like.

18:50: Getting you all into the platform
19:00: Official Opening & Lightning Talks
19:30: Open Space (4 sessions, 3 locations)
21:45: Closing Time

How does it work?
** It is strongly advised to use chrome when using jitsy
** I've created a small introductory video for new people. Explaining Socrates and the platform. Although its a first recording, I'm sure it will be useful. Check it out: https://bit.ly/2PdrqWo

Go to https://myvcc.be (you'll need a Google account)
pick the room: socrates
When you are logged in, you'll see a map. We'll start in the LOBBY

People in the same room can talk and see each other by using the room camera button.
There are links on the map. The red arrow shows one. They are only visible when you are in a room.

There is a chatbox next to the map. The 'unmute' button is above it.
Meet you in the Lobby! Click the red link (as shown on the screenshot)
This will open a jitsy meet.

Make sure that you have a good place to connect to the meetup. Preferably have a silent room, headset with microphone, webcam, good internet connection.

Lightning Talks

The first 15-20 minutes will be devoted to lightning talks. So if you've got a cool demo, some new technology or just something you think the group might find interesting, controversial or just plain funny, prepare it and share it! Don't worry if you've never given a lightning talk before - this is a great opportunity to give a talk in a friendly environment. All talks are restricted to no more than seven minutes.

Open Space

We ask people to suggest topics for the discussion. After the topics are suggested, we put up a marketplace for the rest of the evening, running several 30 minute sessions in parallel so that everyone can choose which session they want to participate in. You have full control of what you want to discuss with the group.

This is an informal session, you don't need any particular experience and you don't need to have suggestions for topics - just bring yourself, an open mind and your opinions.

Past events (138)

SoCraTes Open Space: Remote!

Shackleton's Hut

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