[rdfweb-dev] ANNOUNCE: FOAFCamp, Enschede, The Netherlands, 19-20 Aug
danbri at w3.org
Thu Jul 1 09:00:20 UTC 2004
Hope to see you there!
FOAF Camp, Enschede, The Netherlands, 19-20 August 2004
Contact: foafcamp at asemantics.com
FOAF Camp - 19-20 August 2004, Campus UTwente, The Netherlands
Two days of talking, hacking, socializing and making FOAF better. Held
in the parklike surroundings of Twente University, hometown of the
Grolsch beer brewery.
This gathering will be loosely based on the ideas pioneered at the BSD
and Apache Hackathons and last years FooCamp; i.e. a self organizing
group (though do suggest topics) working on cool things together while
having fun. And using the Face to Face time to understand people and
issues better, work on things which require people from different
continents to be in a room together and to build enough trust and
understanding to make even greater things when you get home. (If you
are also looking for something with a bit more structure,
organisation and formality; do check out the FOAF workshop in
Galway, Ireland. http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/foaf-galway/)
Organized by the FOAF community for the FOAF community.
The programme starts on Thursday the 19th of August 2004 at 9.00; and
continues until Friday the 20th of August 2004 at 16.00.
The camp will be held at the Logica Facility; a tiny, somewhat
secluded, conference center (which is just big enough for us) in the
Friend of Friends help a Friend
We are organizing this on a personal and non-profit/cost recovery
basis. So if you can help out; if you want to do something
specifically; show something, help out organising something, sponsor a
t-shirt, beerbash or a lunch, whatever, do let us know. We need the
community to make this work.
Note that the site we are at is a private Campus away from any public
roads and normal citizens; so even if you have very wild, noisy or
strange ideas - we can propably accomodate them.
150 Euro which includes lunch on both days and a dinner (or BBQ
weather permitting) on thursday. Breakfast is included in the
roomrates quoted below.
We prefer payment ahead of time, but see cut-off dates below into:
Account: 48.13.01.186 / WebWeaving
Bank: ABN AMRO, Stationstraat 31, Leiden, The Netherlands
Swift/FAST sorting code: ABN ANL 2A
using an internatioanl SWIFT or IBAN transfer, with the transaction
set in Euro's and with any cost paid by the sender. Contact us to make
alternate arrangements, in case of hardship, or if you need things
such as a proforma invoice.
Or alternatively in cash on-site. In any case; you will receive your
receipt from the registration desk at FOAF camp.
In the unlikely, but possible event that, we need to cancel the event
we will fully restitute de amounth paid; and/or any banking fee's, up
to a maximum of 15 E upon presentation by email or fax of the
If you have to cancel - and let us know before the 15th - we'll
restitute the full amount paid. Any cancelations after that point
will be restituted up to 50%.
A registration form will be provided as soon as possible; meanwhile
you can help us tremendously by sending us an expression of interest.
mailto:foafcamp at asemantics.com?subject=Cool,+and+Yes+I+am+coming
Lodging is not included in the above conference fee; see below for the
options and how to make reservations. It is up to -you- to arrange
your own accomodation. A fair number of rooms are suitable for
sharing; use your friend of a friend network as appropriate.
15 of July preliminary registration cut-off. Registrations after this
date will be served on a first-come, first served basis provided
there is still space.
1st of August registration closed.
2nd of August Deadline for presentation requests.
3st of August If you've not yet wired your conference fee at this
point; then be prepared to pay cash at the conference.
FOAF camp will be held at the Campus of Twente University, near
Enschede, The Netherlands which is located at the very east of the
Netherlands, walking distance from the current border with
See the website (http://foafcamp.asemantics.org/) for many more
details on travel, location, ATMs, food plans, 802.11/electricity,
accomodation, and other such things.
The event is organized by members of the FOAF community on purely for
fun and a not for profit basis: Libby Miller, Dan Brickley,
Dirk-Willem van Gulik and other folks from @Semantics S.R.L...
libby.miller at bristol.ac.uk, dirkx at webweaving.org, danbri at w3.org
Dirk-Willem van Gulik, +31 (0) 71 514 9564, Libby Miller and Dan
Brickley. Fax is at +31 71 514 9564
This is the first time we've tried to do this - we reserve the right
to make changes and/or cancel the event; see below for the full
restitution of the fee in that case. W're doing this for fun, not for
profit, on a pure cost recovery basis - so bear with us as we sort
out some details.
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