Start the last quarter of 2012 with a spark of creativity, a sprinkle of magic and a lot of Nooku. Learn everything about the latest Nooku 12.3 release and how we are leaving our Joomla legacy behind !
Expect two days of intense presentations, discussions, brainstorms, workshops, and hackathons around specific areas of the Nooku project, release. Our friends from FlandersDC will again be hosting the Nooku Jam in their uber awesome Creativity Lab.
What is a Nooku Jam?
Nooku Jam is an unconference community event focussed mostly on developing with the Nooku. Jams are born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, hacking and interaction from developers who are the main actors of the event.
This Jam is a great opportunity for Nookuers to meet in person, to put a face on a lot of quirky mailing list and IM nicknames, and to spend some quality time together!
Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. When you come, be prepared to share with other attendees. When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world.
It is strongly recommended that attendees give a demo, facilitate session, or help with one. This is called sharing and we like it. Don't be intimidated by this, just think about what you're passionate about and come give a talk on it. It could be anything like code you have written, a project you are working on, or an idea that you have.
We have four speaking rooms in the lab, and a projector or screen will be available at all but one of them if you'd like to make some slides. If you'd like to just lead a discussion, you can sign up to do that without a projector as well.
You won't need to decide what you want to talk about until you get there. We won't be scheduling talks until the day of the event (that's part of the fun). We'll build a schedule with speakers together on a whiteboard starting at 9:30 AM on October 18th, 2012, the day of the event.
9:00 am - Doors open, people can register and small introduction
9:30 am - People can sign up for talks on the big whiteboard
10:00 am - Talks start. There are four rooms for presentations, and each presentation will have 25 minutes and they will be spaced out. We recommend that you limit your talks to about 20 minutes to allow 5 minutes for discussion (and incase you run long).
12:00 am - Lunch is served, we take 2 hours break
14:00 pm - Talks resume
16:00 pm - Nooku Hackathon, Ligthning talks and other fun activities! Opportunity for developers to hack on Nooku together, talk, show, listen, ...
18::00 pm - Jam ends. We are going out for dinner and diving into the Leuven nightscene.
Nowadays Leuven is a real "student city", as during the academic year most citizens in its centre are students. Leuven sports one of the liveliest bar scenes in Belgium. Besides boasting the "longest bar" in Europe, the Old Market, tens of bars and cafe's crammed into a central square in Leuven. The Catholic University Leuven is the oldest Catholic university still in existence.
The event venue is very well connected, the train station is only 100m walk away and trains are going from Brussels Airport twice every hour.
There are a number of hotels at walking distance from the venue. We recommend Novotel which is only 100m walk from the event venue.
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