[the-datatank] User group meeting - feedback

Bernaert Ann Ann.Bernaert at digipolis.be
Fri Mar 14 09:11:41 UTC 2014

Hey Jan, that’s ok for me :-)

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Van: Jan Vansteenlandt <vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com<mailto:vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com>>
Datum: vrijdag 14 maart 2014 10:08
Aan: Bernaert Ann <Ann.Bernaert at digipolis.be<mailto:Ann.Bernaert at digipolis.be>>
CC: "the-datatank at lists.okfn.org<mailto:the-datatank at lists.okfn.org>" <the-datatank at lists.okfn.org<mailto:the-datatank at lists.okfn.org>>, Wouter Degadt <Wouter.Degadt at leiedal.be<mailto:Wouter.Degadt at leiedal.be>>, Marc Portier <marc.portier at westtoer.be<mailto:marc.portier at westtoer.be>>, Pieter-Jan Pauwels <pieterjanpauwels at gmail.com<mailto:pieterjanpauwels at gmail.com>>, de Roover Vincent <Vincent.deroover at stad.antwerpen.be<mailto:Vincent.deroover at stad.antwerpen.be>>
Onderwerp: Re: User group meeting - feedback

Hej Ann,

So that means that you find the focussed approach a good one? Meaning that we only do meetings around certain specified topics and areas. Also (and this is for all of stakeholders, users, ...) what about discussions through mail before a UGM is settled? I was thinking about having a pre-discussion first, before setting up a date for the actual UGM on the topics that will be discussed.

Best regards,


On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Bernaert Ann <Ann.Bernaert at digipolis.be<mailto:Ann.Bernaert at digipolis.be>> wrote:
Jan, see inline answer!
Van: Jan Vansteenlandt [vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com<mailto:vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com>]
Verzonden: woensdag 12 maart 2014 16:33
Aan: the-datatank at lists.okfn.org<mailto:the-datatank at lists.okfn.org>
CC: Bernaert Ann; Wouter Degadt; Marc Portier; Pieter-Jan Pauwels
Onderwerp: User group meeting - feedback

Hi all,

Since our release the 5th of december we've been steadily working on monthly releases with extra features, patches and enhancements. Since we also had a big job to do for datadays.be<http://datadays.be><http://datadays.be/> we've been too busy to turn some attention to our most valuable asset, namely you guys.

We've been thinking about setting up some user group meetings, but before doing that we'd like to hear from you what you think a user group meeting should have. We know that not everybody is interested in the technical back-ground but more in the vision and future features, and vice-versa. Therefore, through this mail(inglist) we'd like to hear from you what your topics of interests are that you like to see being discussed in a user group meeting. For example, create a meeting solely around vision and future work, a meeting on DCAT integration, a meeting on technical introduction, ...
==> I'm in for the 3 of them!

Also, we have been lingering about some features that we alone can't decide, would it therefore be ok if we send this out to the mailinglist, with a github issue tracker attached? This way, we don't have to wait for the result of a meeting to resolve certain issues, or features.

Let us know what you think, so we can tune our meetings and communication better towards the future! We'd like to gather your feedback the next 2 weeks, after which we'll take a few days to take it all in, and after that we'll get busy setting up the next steps!

Best regards,

Jan Vansteenlandt
OKFN Belgium

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Jan Vansteenlandt

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