As you already know, we have the BruCON next week on monday/tuesday (21/22.09) in Brussels and there still is room for volunteers. In case that you are interested, below you will find the link to register. Just pick some shifts and you are in, easy.
The video team needs some hands as well. Volunteering on the video team has the advantage that you can follow all the lectures and get to handle cool gear.
European policy making is affecting our every day lives and civil liberties more and more. The EU is increasingly imposing unnecessary and disproportionate governmental surveillance measures on us. We will not take this any longer. Let’s carry our protest into the capital of the EU! We say NO to data retention and PNR and we call for immediate measures and regulation of net neutrality.
From 17.-19. September 2011 (Saturday till Monday) in Brussels, Belgium.
“Freedom not fear 2011 – Defending fundamental rights in our networked world”
The Appsmarathon program is finalised and registration for the event has started! Appsmarathon is a unique gathering of mobile development enthusiasts in the center of Europe, Brussels.
Organised by grassroots Mobilemonday.be, the evening event is composed of 12 pitching mobile app developers, presentations of latest trends by renowned speakers and partners. Are you a mobile enthusiast? Come mingle and network at the next appsmarathon.eu.
Mobile developers will receive votes for the Public Award, Jury Award and Blogger Award. The Jury Award will be a €1000 cash prize, and other great prizes for the two other awards.
19h00: Doors Opening
19h30: Presentations starting
23h00: Votes for the Public Award, Jury Award and Blogger Award.
The event will be streamed over the Internet! Follow #appsma tag for updates.
With this post, we officially open the Brussels JUG season 2011/2012. We hope you had nice holidays and never forgot your umbrella in case you stayed in our beautiful city.
This season starts a bit fast-paced. We had to cancel our long planned and long expected GIS session. This is the bad news and we are sorry for this. The good news is that we can propose another great event instead:
The Official Belgian Java 7 Launch Event in cooperation with Oracle Belgium and the BeJUG!
The details will be disclosed soon, but insofar we can tell you that Oracle plans to pamper us with extravagances, just as we deserve :-)
The launch event will be hosted the 21/09/11 in the official Oracle Belgium offices in Vilvoorde, which gives us a nice chance to see how the Oracle guys are actually working (and if they use Playstations and full body massage chairs like another company we visited last year ;-).
In any case, they will take care of our physical and intellectual well-being by providing food, drinks, interesting talks around Java 7 and the Java landscape in Belgium, inviting cool people and …pssst… offering quite a lot of goodies! And yes, the event is free and everybody is welcome!
We hope to see you all very soon! Stay tuned on this wave…
The next Brussels Google Technology User Group (GTUG) meeting will take place 8 Sept from 19:00 at the Googleplex, Chaussée D’Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels. UPDATE: Location changing. See google group to get the right info.
The topic for this evening is android, Android and ANDROID!
19:00 Welcome and GTUG website
19:15 Android in Senegal (emich)
19:45 Android on Google TV (pjv)
20:15 ADK coding session (friedger)
20:45 Open questions (bring your own – managed by pjv) + project presentations
22:00 End of meeting
If you want to present your project please let them know. Please register here for this event. People are free to come earlier (from 18:00) and have pizza and drinks.
The Agile Belgium Drinkups are informal meetup of the Belgian Agile and Lean community. Come after work and meet people you usually only meet at conferences. Anyone interested in Agile or Lean can join at the Delirium café near the Grand Place.
This book documents where the hackerspace movement was in December of 2008. In that way it’s a bit of a time capsule. It’s not an exhaustive book, but the authors hope there are enough stories in here to show that all your excuses for not starting up a hackerspace are invalid. Each group faced down their own dragons to bring their hackerspace into existence including floods, rats, and drama. If they can do it, so can you.
After these years, the book is finally free in the world as a pdf. Download it, read it, and share it. The authors are open to the idea of making it into a real physical book and if you’re interested in making that happen, let them know.
The BeScala – Belgium SCALA Enthusiasts – group (already present here), will have their second meet-up on September 13th, 19:00 at the N-SIDE office (Rue Granbonpré, 11, Louvain-la-Neuve, www.n-side.eu).
There is a limited set of places available (maximum 25 people), so please make sure to subscribe if you want to join. If for any reason you could not attend, please cancel your registration so they can invite people from the waiting list.
For this time, the group would like to organize Lightning talks. You are invited to speak about your SCALA passion and present your experiences or projects. The talks will be 5 minutes in length each.
We would also like to organize a discussion panel about the SCALA adoption in Belgium. If you have ideas, plans/strategies or experience about introducing SCALA in your company, the group is very interested to hear your story. ;-)
Finally yet importantly, the BeScala group thanks the N-SIDE management for supporting the initiative.
JUDCon, the JBoss Users and Developer Conference and premier JBoss Developer Event “By Developers, For Developers,” is pleased to announce that the call for papers for JUDCon:2011 London (October 31st – November 1st) is now open!
Got Something to Say? Say it at JUDCon:2011 London!
The Call for Papers is open through August 29th, 2011 and we’re looking for submissions for the following tracks: JBoss AS7 App Serve, Rules, Workflow, SOA and EAI, OpenShift/Cloud and Cool Stuff.
So what should your presentation look like? Your presentation should map to one of these formats:
Speaking Session (60 minutes) – Speaking Sessions will be single-topic technical sessions. With a suggested time breakout of approximately 50 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A and moving between sessions.
Lightning Talks (3-5 minutes) – Another option – lightning talks will be brief talks held after dinner the evening of October 31st, and are primarily designed to be a launching pad into hacking, contributing or other focused technical discus-sions. Lightning talks can be proposed at the event, so come prepared with your ideas!
What to submit: Speaking Session submission should include:
The track that your talk will follow
The title of your talk (max 100 characters)
A 100 word (max) description of the presentation
A 1500 word (max) detailed outline of the presentation
Your name and a brief biography
Names and bios of any co-presenters
How to submit it:
Submit your Speaking Session proposals for JUDCon:2011 London online at http://sandsmedia.com/JUDCon_submission
Please be sure to include all the required content – leaving out details could result in your not being selected!
All submissions must be in no later than August 29, 2011.
If your Speaking Session proposal is accepted, you will be notified by September 5th, 2011, and the schedule will be posted at www.jboss.org. If selected, you will need to send us you’re complete presentation, in PDF format only, by October 11th, 2011.
If you have any questions about the process or your proposal, please send an email to “judconlondon2011 [ÄDD] redhat.com” with the subject line “JUDCON QUESTION.”
Free Software and Open Source – these are the topics of FrOSCon (Free and Open Source Software Conference). The computer science department of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (near Cologne), supported by LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V. are yearly presenting an exciting program with talks, workshops and an exhibition the third weekend in August. The social event, that takes place Saturday night gives you the opportunity to exchange opinions with other visitors, speakers or volunteers. 2011 the sixth conference will take place on August, 20st and 21nd.
It’s a bit late to be there, but you can follow the event on the internet.
(Photos by netzpolitik.org, CC licence, no commercial use)
The Chaos Communication Camp is an international, five-day open-air event for hackers and associated life-forms. It provides a relaxed atmosphere for free exchange of technical, social, and political ideas. The Camp has everything you need: power, internet, food and fun.
We would like to give you a quick update on upcoming OWASP Belgium activities and events:
BruCON Conference (19-20 September – training: 21-22 September, Brussels)
Next OWASP Belgium chapter meeting: September 2011 prior or just after BruCON
OWASP BeNeLux Day 2011 (1-2 December 2011, University of Luxembourg)
OWASP Belgium supports the yearly BruCON conference, providing two days of an exciting atmosphere for open discussions of critical information security issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on our society.
BruCON is also:
17 great talks by world class speakers
11 marvelous workshops
The Hex Factor hacking Challenge
Live Security Podcaster Meetup
A fantastic BruCON Party
The best beers in the world and a wonderful crowd
Venue: VUB, Brussels
If you are an OWASP member you can use our BruCON conference discount code to get a 10% discount! Contact seba <ät> owasp.org to get the discount code.
One BruCON training (21-22 September) is given by OWASP project leader Pravir Chandra: Threat Modeling and Architecture review. Worth-wile to check out!
Next OWASP Belgium chapter meeting
OWASP Belgium will organize the next chapter meeting in September 2011 in Brussels, prior or just after BruCON. We will keep you informed on precise date, speakers and venue via our OWASP Belgium Chapter page and email, as soon as more concrete information is available.
OWASP BeNeLux Day 2011
Block your agenda’s for BeNeLux OWASP Day 2011, dates are fixed: 1-2 December 2011 and venue reserved: University of Luxembourg. More details to follow.