This is our software craftsmanship open space Brussels to discuss software, technology, practices, methods or whatever else you feel like.
If you're using some new technology you think others would be interested in, if you've got a design or some code you'd like to discuss, if you'd like to discuss a specific practice, a problem you are having at work or you'd simply like to see what others have got to say - come along and join in the debate.
How does it work?
We ask people to suggest topics for the discussion. After the topics are suggested, we put up a market place 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.
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, bring it along and share with the group! 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. We'll have a projector and a whiteboard and all talks are restricted to no more than five minutes.
There will be food and drinks sponsored by our host Mindwave - https://mindwave.com/.
MindWave is not an ordinary player in IT consultancy. The founders of MindWave felt that there should be an alternative for traditional companies (where investors are in charge), and at the same time, for solo freelancing where you usually lack the strength of a team/company brand. That's why they came up with a completely new way of working, by organizing IT consultancy in the form of a recognized, cooperative company.
A cooperative company means:
1. Shares are held only by MindWavers (both employees and freelancers) with no liability
2. Profit is distributed among everyone who works for MindWave according to a pro-rata points system
3. Everyone has the same say in the company (>< traditional companies)
MindWave brings IT experts together and aims to have as many direct contracts as possible with large customers, customers at which you as a solo-IT consultant wouldn't be able to do a project without a middleman.
In our way of working, you can get the most out of your status without losing your independence. You enjoy group benefits, have a diverse team of seasoned experts to spar with, and enjoy team building activities. You become part of a network that together looks for the most interesting and challenging projects for you. Still considering whether to start your own company? MindWave also provides support for IT consultants that need help starting up as a freelancer.
MindWave is growing very fast and mainly focuses on senior developers, architects and project management profiles (also scrum masters, agile coaches, ...).
MindWave was founded in 2018 and has already grown to 18 MindWavers today!
The event will take place in the Tech.Lounge of Bluepoint Brussels.
Developed by 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁, the 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵.𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲 is a 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 in 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘀 and 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗽 equipped with the 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀. Tech.Lounge Brussels consists of 1200 m2 workspaces with 𝗳𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀, 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀, 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘅𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘇𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗮, 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿.