Category: Events

PHP Unconference Europe 2016

Last week I attended the 2016 edition of the PHP Unconference Europe, taking place in Palma De Mallorca. This post contains my notes from various conference sessions. Be warned, some of them are quite rough. Overall impression Before… Read More

I T.A.K.E. 2016

Last week I attended the I T.A.K.E. unconference in Bucharest. This unconference is about software development, and has tracks such as code quality, DevOps, craftsmanship, microservices and leadership. In this post I share my overall impressions as well… Read More

SoCraTes UK 2015

Last week I attended SoCraTes UK 2015, the UK edition of the International Software Craftsmanship and Testing Gathering. This blog post gives a short introduction to the conference, and holds a readable version of my notes from various… Read More

SoCraTes 2014

Last week I attended SoCraTes 2014, the 4th International Software Craftsmanship and Testing Conference in Germany. Since this was the first time I went there, I did not really know what to expect, and was slightly apprehensive. Turns… Read More

SMWCon Fall 2013

In a small four months from now, SMWCon Fall 2013, the by-yearly conference on Semantic MediaWiki, will be held! For this iteration the conference is returning to Berlin, where it also took place in Fall 2011. This iteration… Read More

Wikimania 2010

Last 3 days I’ve been at the 2010 edittion of Wikimania, one of the biggest yearly wiki events. This year it was in Gdansk, Poland. I went by Plane from Eindhoven, together with Maarten, a moderator on the… Read More

Hackerspace Brussels and 0x20 member

I decided to finally become a paying member of two of Belgium’s three hackerspaces, which are Hackerspace Brussels, and Whitespace or 0x20, in Gent. From Wikipedia [citation needed]: A hackerspace or hackspace (from Hacker and Space, also referred… Read More

Whitespace opening weekend

Whitespace would like to invite you to its opening weekend 19-21 March. When: From Friday 19th of March to Sunday the 21st. Where: Blekerijstraat 75, Gent, Belgium Whitespace (0x20) is the first hackerspace in Ghent and will be… Read More


I’ve been so fortunate enough to be able to attend FOSDEM 2010, which stands for Free and Open Source Developers’ European Meeting, and is the biggest yearly open source event in the world, again this year. It took… Read More

How to get noticed at a Microsoft event

Last week I went to a VISUG and MSDN event in Brussels where Scott Guthrie held 3 talks about VS2010, Silverlight 4, asp.Net and MVC. The event was very interesting, but I’m not going to dwell on the… Read More