Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barcelona Pentaho Community Meetup 2009 Pics

We fly home from Barcelona tomorrow, a lovely vacation and another fantastic Pentaho community gathering.

I'll be chatting with many of you online in the near future, and hopefully will see everyone again next year - Vienna is it? Sweet!

As promised, here's my pics :)

kindest regards,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hola from Barcelona, Community Gathering 2009

We're close to restarting the sessions for the afternoon, just dropping in to update my fellow Pentaho colleagues on the gathering:)

We got a bit of a late start this morning, mostly because the community started the meetup last night, and the socializing lasted into the wee hours for the group. A great time was had by all :) The morning's speakers had great content, covering a variety of topics, from Mozilla statistics presentation with CDF to the latest revision of PAT, the community analysis tool. Roland and Jos are here, our celebrated Pentaho Solutions authors, signing books and presenting the basics of developing custom CDF components.

And in traditional European holiday style, we're late in getting the afternoon sessions started, most of our group (around 40 attendees with community and Pentaho included)is still in earnest roadmap discussions at the cervesseria :)

Next post, some pics for posterity.

buenos tarde!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pentaho Community, Together in Barcelona

Doug and I arrived in Barcelona this morning, early enough to see some of this beautiful city before the Pentaho Community Meetup this weekend.

This is the second annual community meetup, an event that is organized and planned completely by Pentaho community for Pentaho community. No fluffy corporate speak, just a full weekend of Pentaho community developers and users showing off their stuff, talking through their current projects and solutions, and having a few beers and some fun. Many thanks to Tom Barber for planning and sponsoring much of this year's event.

We look forward to seeing familiar faces, and new community as well:0) See you all very soon!