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Dutch Data Drinks #1

Posted: September 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | 2 Comments »

We thought it would be an interesting challenge to hold an informal data event on the fringe of PICNIC after three days of conferencing. Thus were born the Dutch Data Drinks on Friday, September 24th in the Ketelhuis. We couldn’t have imagined that it would become such a success.

We had 30+ people cross-cutting disciplines from academia, business, policy, design and technology from Amsterdam and outside. Discussions were lively and ranged from the most technical to the more ideological.

Dutch Data Drinks

What is definitive is that there will be a follow-up. Interest for the event was plentiful, but tonight was mired with scheduling conflicts. The next one will probably have a brief program of lightning talks, but will then also be largely focused on getting people interacting with each other. Ideas, projects, venue suggestions and sponsorship welcome!

Thanks to all those that attended, and to James Burke for encouraging the organization.


2 Comments on “Dutch Data Drinks #1”

  1. 1 Week 184 at Alper.nl said at 15:19 on September 27th, 2010:

    […] at the Dutch Film Festival. I unfortunately could not attend this because I was organizing the first Dutch Data Drinks for Monster Swell. A resounding succes and the first of many events focused on the coming Big Data […]

  2. 2 Monster Swell » Blog Archive » Dutch Data Drinks #2 said at 13:33 on October 18th, 2010:

    […] the first Dutch Data Drinks many people asked about the following edition. We’ve been busy thinking about the next event […]


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