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What is a Pentaho Community Meeting?

The event is an informal meet-up for Pentaho users from all across Europe - and around the world, if your boss pays the airfare. ;) We gather to discuss the latest and greatest in Pentaho innovation and other geek stuff (techie track) as well as best practices of Pentaho implementations and projects that worked well (business track). 

Everyone is invited to give a Pentaho-related presentation of their choosing. The intent is to keep it community-oriented and open-minded.

In addition, also Pentaho employees (architects, designers, product management…) will be there to show their latest stuff. People should be free to break off into groups and work together.

In a nutshell:

  • Open to everyone working with Pentaho (users, customers, curious newbies)
  • Informal
  • Technically or business solution oriented
  • Opportunity to show off the stuff you have been working on
  • Everyone participates and interacts
  • No cost for attending, minimal cost for food and drinks besides the conference day

Why does the event take place in Mainz, Germany this time?

Well, we know the weather is not so warm in Germany in November as it is for instance in southern Europe. However, there is a good reason: we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pentaho Community Meeting. And since the first meeting took place in Mainz back in 2008 we’re returning to the location where everything began! You’ll meet some of the “old guys” who are still an active part of the community and who’ll join this year’s event again.

Also location-wise Mainz is a good landmark for our reunion as it’s very close to Frankfurt airport and hence very convenient to travel to. Moreover Mainz has a nice history, lots of pubs and bars as it’s a vibrant university city.

Jens, as organizer of the first event, lives (and works) there and collated some facts for you here.

And you can of course trust that we secured a great venue and some cool activities to make your visit in Mainz worth a while!

Can I present at the event?

For sure, this is intended to be a community event - for the community and by the community. To register your proposal for the agenda, please use the contact form to send a brief description including title and short abstract in English to Jens Bleuel until September 30th.

Can everyone join?

Yes, the event is open to everyone. Well, of course you should be doing something with Pentaho.
Furthermore you should be able to understand English as all presentations will be held in English.

How does the agenda look like?

We’ll be continuously updating the agenda. Here you can see the current status.

Examples of previous meetings:

What does it cost?

There is no charge for the event. It is sponsored by it-novum as the local host and by Pentaho. You just need to pay for your food and drinks at the Hackathon location on day 1 and at at the social event on day 3.

Where can I register?

Register now for free

Where do I get the latest news about the event?

You´ll get the latest news on twitter by @pug_dach, the German Pentaho User Group. Share cool stuff with us by using the hashtag #PCM17.

All speakers and speeches will be covered in it-novum’s blog and spread via Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing. Check out the interviews from last Pentaho User Meeting.

And there will be live blogging at the event!