Vive Vancouver!

By: Julia Stowell, February 24, 2011

Our first ever community night in Vancouver was a fantastic success!  The tech community in Vancouver is thriving and we felt honoured to be joined by so many of the movers and shakers in the community.

The primary purpose of the event was to meet the community and talk about some stuff we have coming up, including Make Web Not War and Code Your Art Out coding competition. We’re also working with the community to build an Open Source Week leading up to Make Web Not WarWordPress, Drupal and Ruby on Rails events are confirmed for that week, which is really exciting!

The event started at 7pm on the 17th and by the morning of 18th, we’d had over 100 event registrations for Make Web Not War. We got some valuable input on Twitter and at the event that drove a decision to have a panel at Make Web Not War discussing Open Source versus Microsoft. This is something no one wants to miss. A lively discussion indeed!

Some videos from the event with Boris Mann and Chris Nicola

[youtube width="320" height="259"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROY43kxsc6s[/youtube] [youtube width="320" height="259"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTG032WVZ_Q[/youtube]

Outside of the event we met with members of the community including Appnovation, The Network Hub,Boris MannPeter Gordon, Invoke, Kris KrugGreg Moreno and the team from Word Camp Dev. It was a productive and fun trip. Can’t wait go back in May for Open Source Week and Make Web Not War.

See you there!

Want to read more about this event? Check out these blog posts.

http://www.staticphotography.com/blog/kk/make-web-not-war-comes-vancouer-2011

http://www.bnotions.ca/blog/community-opensource-webnotwar/

Photo cred: jonrawlinson’s Flickr stream

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