The recent Nooku Jam Leuven can be easily summed up in 2 words – incredibly inspiring!
Twenty six attendees discussed, collaborated and shared ideas on the 26th and 27th of November at the FlandersDC Creativity Lab in Leuven, Belgium. The Jam, sponsored by Moyoweb, Beyounic and Timble, was an inspiring weekend for the Nooku community.
The recipe : great ideas, creative people, lots of food and Belgian beer and an inspiring venue! Check the photostream of David Deutsch for the evidence of the inspiring weekend.
One of the rules of the Nooku Jam is : “You blog about the Jam” and that’s exactly what some of the jammers did.
Our friends from Moyoweb talked about the format of the event.
This jam (was) followed the more informal barcamp format, which relies on spontaneous input by all the attendants. The attendants were to come up with their own ideas for talks, along with things they would like to hear about. These poles of ideas were quickly refactored into walls of ideas.
Kudos to FlandersDC and their awesome creativity lab that truly deserves its name. The open space and artificial grass gave the participants a fresh perspective and allowed their creative juices to flow!
Torkil Johnsen also shared his thoughts on collaboration and code sharing during some of the talks.
Plenty of sessions this weekend concerned code and code collaboration. With the number of developers increasing more and more, it’s become obvious that we on some parts are duplicating our efforts. Without a central place to share code between ourselves, or at least a place to get an overview of where collaboration is happening, it’s hard for developers to join forces on mutually beneficial projects.
On Sunday afternoon, lightning talks were held about applications, tools, and services people use to help them in getting their work done. Each participant got 2 minutes to show his fave tool. Peter Raeves compiled the list and shared it on his blog.
While the other events that I have been to always left me a little exhausted, I left this one feeling inspired and motivated. I’m looking forward to work with all the great guys around Nooku in the future and am excited about all the stuff that is coming up.
We had an awesome year of Nooku Jams. Big kudos to all of the participants and sponsors for your involvement, participation and dedication to making Nooku Jams really great and inspiring events.
Torkil said it best when he wrote:
.. The best thing to do for now is to keep an ear to the ground and listen for #Nooku, because there’s a stampede coming.
Watch out for more Jams and community fun in 2012!