Forum OpenACS Q&A: The OpenACS social

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Posted by Pascal Scheffers on
Wow, now that is what I call a good get together! Nice to finaly see
some people in real life. Thank you, greenpeace, for having us.
Someone made some pictures. Hope they'll be up soon.

We should do this more often.

Posted by Mohan Pakkurti on
For those of us who were not there... what did you'all do?

<p>Any one wants to confess some details here!?! :)

Posted by Don Baccus on
We had a social?  I suspect that most of us don't remember.  That should answer any questions as to what we did!

Actually we began with a nice mini-conference on Internationalization.  More on this will follow soon, but for now the very fact that sixteen people showed up on short notice to discuss this topic should make obvious the importance of Internationalization.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, I had a great time.  Special thanks for Brian, Danielle, Tracy and Trina of the New Media team at Greenpeace, International who kindly volunteered their time to tend bar, fetch pizza, and in general made sure things went well.

Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on

1. We really enjoyed Greenpeace International's hospitality. They have some visionary ideas about how to use the web in their organization, ambitious plans (for which OpenACS seems to be ideally matched), and a really cool New Media team (the motor behind the new "Mothership" site), that also helped make the social happen - the team is made up of a group of international, neat, nice, smart, hard workers pushing for a common goal). These are the just the kind of people that make the OpenACS community what it is (and that web site is destined to give OpenACS some of the publicity it deserves... good work guys!). I can't wait until the case study is up on the site (Don said he got them to commit on putting together a little piece about it for

Thanks again Brian, Danielle, Tracy, Trina, and Bruno for providing the infrastructure for the OpenACS meeting. I was really happy I got to meet you (and all the other OpenACSers that came to the meeting) and I really enjoyed the evening.

2. The mini-conference on globalization went quite well (I have a deadline to meet this weekend, so I will be posting the results of the meeting at the start of next week). We had people from all over the place for the meeting... it was great.

3. During the social we enjoyed each other's company and exchanged information on some really neat OpenACS based projects (we even had a little beamer session during the social where we got to see some really cool OpenACS projects, including a behind the scenes tour of Greenpeace's new site). It also gave us a chance to interview some ACS veterans about old and ne w projects. We sat and listened to what OpenACS jedi masters had to say . :-) The social made it obvious that it is the people and ideas behind thi s project that make it what it is.

4. Summary: We had fun!

More soon...

Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
I have posted the results of the mini-congress on globalization in the design forum. Please take a look and give us feedback.
Posted by Peter Marklund on

I have finally managed to publish the photos that I took during the social and during the ensuing crazy weekend in Amsterdam.