|Author||Topic: XXP meeting|
|Jan Groenestein||XXP meeting|
on Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:17:46 +0200
Gentlemen, On November 20 the main event of XXP (Belgium and Netherlands XUG) organises her yearly "Main Meeting". As tradition dictates the meeting takes place on a saturday, more specifically on november 20. The meeting's location is new, this year we meet at the "Tulip Inn", Oosterhout. This location is easy to reach, also for our Belgian collegues. See : http://www.tulipinnoosterhout.nl/directions.30407.aspx The meeting starts at 13.00 hrs. with a welcoming session, of course featuring coffee and other refreshments. The afternoon program consists of two sessions, followed by dinner then by two evening sessions and finally the bar session. The "Tulip inn" also offers lodging, perhaps useful for those who enjoy bar sessions. De meeting's programme is not yet fully finalised, but the plans are as follows : Session 1 : Alaska Software presents the latest news on the developments in the Arctica project. This project has been Alaska's main 'new technology' project for quite some time and everyone is eager for news on that front. We are proud to say that this meeting will offer the latest information. Session 2 : Strategy and practical aspects of development for "Cloud computing", using VMWare etcetera. For many among us these are still just buzzwords, Ronald Wingelaar will shed light on the dayly practice for the Xbase developer. Session 3 : Design of user interfaces. Always a problem, everyone thinks that his own approach is best while everyone else agrees only with the thought. Still, it should be possible to create some order in this chaos. We hope to get some hints and basic rules from an expert in this field. Session 4 : Long term strategy in software development. The days that you could easily develop that little program that fit into that famous 'hole in the market' and get rich, seems to be over, alas. Today, in the much matured software market, one needs a well thought out plan before you can start. Jan Groenestein will try to show how he tries to develop the long term strategy for his company and illustrates that showing present and under-development systems. Session 5 : IP6. Help ! The IP numbers are finished, what to do now ? IP6 is the answer, but for many among us the how and why, and certainly the technical details, of IP6 are still a mystery. Experts in this field will try to enlighten us. Barring the bar session (during which it is particularly difficult to grab the public's attention); one of the sessions described above is a 'reserve-session'. The programme is not yet final, but we did not thik it wise to try and grab a place in your agenda. We hope to welcome as many of you as possible on November 20. The meeting is free for XXP members, others are invited to make a contribution € 50,-- to cover the costs. We kindly request anyone who wants to join us to annouce his intentions to us ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) so that we can prepare accordingly. Kind regards, XXP board.