When we started thinking about organizing an event where people interested in Fork CMS could meet the people that are currently working on Fork, or where people could learn how to use Fork, we thought it would be a small event, 20-30 people tops. But when we opened up the subscription form we were overwhelmed with subscriptions (70+). We even had to close the subscriptions early because the venue was too small.
The day itself consisted of multiple presentations.
The first presentations (by Tijs) explained why the event was being organised, presented the schedule for the afternoon and introduced the other speakers.
The second presentation (by Matthias & Tijs) was an overview of some Fork CMS features. Matthias & Tijs largely exceeded the allocated time, which pushed the schedule for the rest of the day back for 15 minutes. After all, there's so much stuff to talk about: plenty of features in Fork CMS.
After the first two presentation there was a short pause so people could mix up and have a beer or soda. After the pause, the large group was split into developers and frontenders/designers.
The last presentation was taken care of by Bart, who talked about the future of Fork CMS.
The 1st Fork CMS meetup was an overwhelming success, we had a lot of interesting talks with people that were providing us with feedback, new features and lots of new stuff to think about. We would like to thank everyone who was present and we hope to see you again on the next event.
In case you missed the event or would like to see the slides again:
- Intro presentation (Dutch)
- General presentation about Fork (Dutch)
- Fork for Developers
- Fork for Frontenders/Designers (Dutch)
- The Future of Fork (Dutch)
Photos are available on our Facebook page.