Last week we had the first Agile Belgium Drinkup. An attempt to gather the belgian Agile community outside of the conferences ecosystem. Last wednesday, from the 17 people that registered online, 12 showed up.
Thanks to that drinkup, we had the opportunity to discover new faces, people we hadn’t seen before, either at conferences or other user group meetings. It didn’t take so many beers for Xavier to put post-its on the bar and facilitate a small improvised retrospective about this first drinkup.
Here are the insights and actions we have generated:
Every participant commits to try bringing someone who wasn’t at the first drinkup
For those who were there, don’t forget to convince a fellow agilist to come with you next time!
Merge the belgian community website domains
Write a blogpost about the last drinkup
I think this is also being covered…
Find a venue with cheaper beers
The foodsquare was a nice place but the beers were a little expensive. A venue with cheaper beers and still close to major train stations would be appreciated.
Keep doing it in Brussels
Brussels is approximatively 1h or less by train from every major Belgian city, it seems like a good choice for a drinkup.
Organize next drinkup
Well, let’s take care of that right now! We decided to do these drinkups every second Wednesday of the month, it means the next one will be on the 13th of July. We will do it in the back room of the Delirium café near the Grand Place. Again, there is a fikket page so that we get an idea of the number of people that might show up:
This is where all the drinkup events will be announced from now on.
As you can see we didn’t only drink beers. Following everything that emerged from this first edition of the Agile Belgium drinkup we can consider it to be a success. Next time, we hope you’ll join us!