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Time to meetSue again! @letsmeetsue #event

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Sunday, February 20 from 17:00 to 20:00 has organized a networking event and you’re invited! This time in a new and exciting venue: the baggage hal of Loods 6 on KNSM island. Obviously, easy to reach by car and public transport.

The program of this third meetSue networking event: as little as possible! We have created a networking evening which stimulates in our own unconventional way. But obviously with a few special features. There is live music and we have some exceptional entrepreneurs present to inspire the guests of meetSue. They are there to tell their story, share their knowledge and expertise, and answer questions. Topics can be anything including social media, marketing, business in general and much much more. The meetSue way, not with a microphone in hand and a Powerpoint presentation. How? meetSue and be amazed!

As we want to keep meetSue open for everybody, we don’t ask for entrance fee. We do ask our guests to contribute € 7.50. Come for welcome drink, snacks and expect an inspiring evening. Looking forward to February 20th!

You can register here.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Hackers and Founders Meet Up #amsterdam #event

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Hacker and Founders

The Hackers and Founders Meet Up, started by James Bryan Graves (@jbryangraves), is inspired by the meet ups which started in the US and have moved to the rest of the world. Although I could only spend a short time there I was able to speak with a number of the new members who came to the meet up’s location.

It’s clear that under the Hackers and Founders who came that mobile tech is still as important as the traditional web platforms, although I did hear of a number of interesting mobile apps which are being created. I hope to come to the next meet up and have more time to spend talking to the participants.

For those who are interested, @grammarware has created a Twitter list featuring the Hackers and Founders of Amsterdam.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Mobile Monday #19 – Mobile Stories (cont.) #MoMoAms

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Part 1 of Mobile Monday can be found here.

Initially Ben van der Burg‘s presentation using DiskSlideJockey failed, so Ville Versterinen presented ShadowCities, which I discuss here. Ben’s discussion centered on the disappearance of Story Telling, and the creation of Emotelling and the pornofication of the story. Lastly Ben Scott-Robinson of We Love Mobile proposed the exact opposite and discussed how important story and narrative are to getting your message accross.

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January 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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Shadow Cities #MoMoAms #game #mmorpg

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Another update from Mobile Monday:

Ville Vesterinen presented ShadowCities (twitter) is a location based MMORPG for iPhone, it was launched in Finland in Q4 of 2010. Ville calls it: “Bringing the magic into the real world.” Have a look at the trailer:

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January 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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Mobile Monday #19 – Mobile Stories #MoMoAms

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A post modern irony story would be to go to the Mobile Monday Meetup in the Duif – an Amsterdam church and have the church using the technologies that are spoken about in the Meetup used by the church to reach their followers. Sadly this is not the case, although the church is forward thinking it’s not that forward thinking.

The subject of the Meetup is Mobile Stories, and the first session was very nice. Luc van Donkersgoed spoke about the development of FML – Fuck My Life. Lucas Tieleman spoke about his way to create digital scarcity, which looks a lot like Geo Caching. Sander Veenhof spoke about his project in Cameroon nbeep. And Yuri van Geest spoke about NeuroSky/Xwave.

To be continued…

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January 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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TIME’s poor “Person of the Year” poll #web2.0 @time

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I’ve been voting in “Who Will Be TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year?” The way it’s set up I need to remember that I gave certain people certain points; Mark Zuckerberg 78; Hamid Karzai – 15; Julian Assange – 90; Glenn Beck – 77; etc. Wouldn’t it be better to rate them in order?

It’s quite simple really: drag and drop the names and/or images or names of the candidates in the order of the ranking and based on that TIME can actually rank all the people correctly. When you believe Karzai is more influential than Jobs, put him first; less influential than Assange put him after. It’s really not much harder than that.

Please enter this century TIME, it’s not so scary here.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Going to a Conference?

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I was answering the question on ‘s answers page. It goes to why you should (not) go to conferences.

I have not visited, nor did I know of, this conference. I can however tell you that visiting a conference without having a plan or doing research makes the trip useless. Asking the question here is a good way of finding this out.

Ask yourself this:

  • Are you Buying or Selling?
  • Will you earn back the initial outlay of the conference in the next 6 months? 12 months? 18 months? Establish a time frame you could earn back the money, how close will that be to the effective time frame.
  • Will you earn it back indirectly?
  • Will you lose income by not going?

If you are buying, are you:

  • going there to buy a product? Don’t forget that you a paying to see speaker, his information/knowledge is his product.
  • going to get information about a product or service you might buy?

If you are selling, are you:

  • going to market your product or services to the participants?
  • going to sell your product or services?
  • going to do customer research?
  • going to meet customers?

I go to many IT and Telecommunication conferences because I gain knowledge. I go to others because they are of interest, although not directly applicable to my field. I almost always answer “yes” to most, if not all, of the questions above.

I hope it’s useful when you need to make a choice.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

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