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Overview

For the past 4 years, the Pentaho community has had a European meet up. The first was in Mainz Germany, the second in Barcelona Spain, third in Lisbon Portugal and the fourth in Rome (Frascati). Each year, Amsterdam has been number 2 or 3 in the vote but this year, it's time for the Pentaho crowd to step up to the quirky, creative and open-minded city of Amsterdam.

Live BLOG, photos, presentations & video links

During the day Bart Maertens wrote an excellent live blog including photo's and some presentation links

Jos van Dongen uploaded his photos to Flickr

And finally, the meeting schedule below contains links to presentations and links to the HD video's recorded during the day

Registration

Please register for the event here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3763885884/estw

Talk proposals

We are collecting talk proposals over here: http://forums.pentaho.com/showthread.php?97707-2012-Pentaho-Community-Gathering-Talk-Proposals

The actual summary can be found below in the section "Preliminary list of proposed presentations".

What kind of event?

The event is a very informal meet up for Pentaho people from around Europe (and further afield if your boss doesn't mind footing the air fare (smile) ), to discuss the latest and greatest in Pentaho Innovation and other geek stuff. Community members are [invited to give a Pentaho related presentation of their choosing. The intent is to keep it community oriented and not Pentaho marketing driven.

The format will be similar to BarCamp - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp. Community members are invited give a presentation or facilitate a session related to using Pentaho technology to solve problems. In addition to community sessions, most of the Pentaho Architects will be there to show off their latest stuff. People should be free to break off into groups and work together.

This is intended to be a community event - for the community and by the community. We have been taking feedback via Pentaho forums, IRC and through comments in this wiki. If there is a topic that you want to talk about or present on, please ask for a speaking slot or discuss in the forums.

  • Informal
  • Technically oriented
  • Not a Pentaho sales and marketing event
  • Alcohol available
  • Opportunity to show off stuff you have been working on.
  • Everyone participates
  • Minimal costs for attending.

Dates and locations

Meeting date is Saturday September 29th (not 22nd - there was a brief change!), 2012, and with 'Amsterdam', we really mean 'Amsterdam'. As downtown as you can get, the meetup takes place in the Academia de Tango, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12, 1017 RC  Amsterdam. More info about the venue can be found here and here
View of the venue in its usual state

google maps:

Internet & network at the venue

The available Wifi signal is quite weak and unstable; we're working on a temporary solution but it looks like it'll be cost prohibitive to set up a decent Wifi network with enough capacity for the day. If you absolutely require a decent internet connection, it's safer to arrange your own data roaming solution. There will also be a large number of Dutch folks of which many will have a smartphone and a data subscription; most modern phones have tethering capabilities and can serve as a wireless access point for up to 5 people. Getting everyone online this way will also be a great networking opportunity btw ;-)

Friday night 28 September

The Leidseplein is THE hangout spot in Amsterdam and there are many bars & restaurants to go to. However, 'Irish pub' seems to ring a lot of positive bells so Cafe Hole in the Wall seems to be a perfect place to meet, drink, talk and get some food from around 7 PM till closing time

Saturday meeting agenda  (PDF dowload)

Time

Mins

Speaker

Subject

Links

 

 

 

 

 

09:30 – 10:00

30

 

Coffee at the venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 10:10

10

Doug Moran/Aly van Zalk

Welcome & introduction

Video

10:10 – 10:40

30

Will Gorman

Engineering @ Pentaho

 

10:40 – 11:00

20

Slawomir Chonicki

Pentaho CE Ecosystem overview

Video

11:00 – 11:30

30

Matt Casters

Kettle 5.0 update

Video

 

 

 

 

 

11:30 – 11:45

15

 

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:45 – 12:15

30

Edwin Weber

PDI Data Vault framework (1)

Video

12:15 – 12:30

15

Jens Bleuel

Call Kettle from PostgreSQL (and some updates of Funky Kettle stuff that will blow your socks off)

Video

12:30 – 13:00

30

Julian Hyde/Luc Boudreau

Mondrian 4

Video

 

 

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

60

 

Lunch at the venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:00 – 14:15

15

Luc Boudreau

Scaling Mondrian to Yahoo's demands

Video

14:15 – 14:30

15

Paul Stoellberger

Saiku update

Video

14:30 – 14:45

15

Julian Hyde

Optiq: a SQL front-end for everything

Video

14:45 – 15:00

15

Thomas Morgner

"What's so hard about crosstabs? I could do it in a day! - Matt C"

Video

15:00 – 15:15

15

Roland Bouman

xmla4Js update

Video

15:15 – 15:30

15

Alain Debecker

Introducing Orgbox

Video

 

 

 

 

 

15:30 – 15:45

15

 

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:45 – 16:00

15

Cees van Kemenade

Community Dashboard Manager/Community Data Processor

Video

16:00 – 16:15

15

Pedro Martins, Webdetails

CDB - Community Data Browser

Video

16:15 – 16:30

15

Pedro Vale, Webdetails

CDC - Community Distributed Cache

Video

16:30 – 16:45

15

Pedro Alves, Webdetails

CDV - Community Data Validator & CCC

Video

16:45 – 17:00

15

Jos van Dongen / Aly van Zalk

Antonius Intelligence update/meta data driven dashboards

Video

17:00 – 18:30

90

Slawomir Chonicki

Kettle Plugin Development (hands on session, see (2))

 

18:30 – 18:40

10

Doug Moran/Aly van Zalk

Closing

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:30 – 23:00

 

 

Drinks & dinner (see below)

 

(1) an excellent Data Vault introduction can be found here

(2) for this session you need: a) a laptop (duh..), b) a recent version of Kettle CE and c) Eclipse installed. We don't have the speed nor the bandwidth to download this stuff on site so make sure you have at least the installers downloaded on your machine (we'll bring some USB sticks as backup). This session is placed at the end of the day to enable people to hit the bar if they're not into doing some serious Java development ;-). For those who want a head start (or want to know what they're getting into), see Slawo's excellent intro.

Saturday night 29 September

After the meetup we're having dinner at restaurant Dubbel, close to the venue. Dinner starts at 8PM and for a peek at the menu, look at the left side of the groups page. They can place 45 people at a table with maximum 10 remaining people at the bar. Price is €35 each, including 5 drinks (cola, beer, wine, coffee etc). 

Sunday 

Definitely a canal cruise; rest tbd. 

How about Canal Biking?
More info monday 24

Amsterdam travel & hotel info

More information about accomodation and traveling in Amsterdam can be found here

In general, hotels are either (very) expensive or crappy; best option is to look for a B&B via AirBnB or this link.  

This can be an alternative if you want to stay with a local.

Who is staying where?

Add yourself to this list if you want people to be able to find you.

Who

Arrive

Depart

Where

Julian Hyde

Tue 25

Mon 1

Eden Amsterdam American Hotel

Luc Boudreau

Tue 25

Mon 1

Hotel NH - Amsterdam Center

Matt Casters

Wed 26

Sun 30

Park Hotel

Dan Keeley

Fri

Sun

Boutique Hotel View

Jos van Dongen

Fri 28

Sun 30

Bema Hotel

Aly van Zalk

Fri 28

Sun 30

Botel (yes, it is a boat)

Edwin Weber

Sa 29

Sun 30

Eden Amsterdam American Hotel