First of all, the mother of all Pentaho Community events, the yearly Pentaho Community Meetup, PCM13, is taking place in the beautiful town of Sintra (near Lisbon) in Portugal on October 4th- 6th. I'd say inscribe on Eventbrite, but the place is sold out! Our host is Pentaho's own Senior Vice President of Community, Pedro Alves, also head of Webdetails. While typically organization of the Community Events is left to non-Pentaho community members, Pedro has taken the lead this year, no doubt to share his vision on the role of the Pentaho Community in the whole Pentaho eco-system.
At the same time, local user groups continue to take place in different places.
- PLUG, the Pentaho London User Group, has it's next meetup on October 16th. More information on the event and inscriptions on Meetup.com. The event is organised by Dan Keeley, Community Member since the start of Pentaho and obviously the Meteorite BI team will be there too.
- PBUG, the Pentaho Benelux User Group, has it's first meetup on October 24th in the station of Antwerp. More information can be found on know.bi's blog and inscriptions can be done via Eventbrite. Hosts are Bart Maertens, again another Pentaho Community member of the first hour, and Pentaho's own Matt Casters, chief architect for Pentaho Data Integration.
I'll be joining at least 2 of those. Hope to see you there too!
PS: Pentaho Community Members seem to have great taste in choosing locations ....
The virtual ink on this blogpost hadn't dried up yet and www.osbi.fr (aka Sylvain Decloix, longstanding Pentaho Community Member) came up with a blog post suggesting a "Rencontre de la communauté Pentaho France". This just underlines what I stated in the title of my blogpost, namely there's a great deal of Community activity going on. Rightly so because at PCM13 both Pedro Alves and Doug Johnson underlined the importance of the Pentaho Community in Pentaho's ecosystem. Surely that'll only cause more activity.