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Peter Vandenabeele
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Attended Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Lives in Antwerp, Belgium
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Good link with Jazz Festivals in Europe =>
http://jazzfests.net/dates/?month=07

currently planning on attending =>
http://www.aeroejazzfestival.dk/ end of July 2014 (Ærøskøbing Island in Denmark)
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SE DETTE ÅRS PROGRAM HER PÅ WEB-SIDEN Vi glæder os til at se dig/jer....
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Now that's a startup that "wants to change the world" (the only viable reason to start one):

In my inbox this morning (Sept 10, 2011):

Fellow Meetuppers,

I don't write to our whole community often, but this week is
special because it's the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and many
people don't know that Meetup is a 9/11 baby.

Let me tell you the Meetup story. I was living a couple miles
from the Twin Towers, and I was the kind of person who thought
local community doesn't matter much if we've got the internet
and tv. The only time I thought about my neighbors was when I
hoped they wouldn't bother me.

When the towers fell, I found myself talking to more neighbors
in the days after 9/11 than ever before. People said hello to
neighbors (next-door and across the city) who they'd normally
ignore. People were looking after each other, helping each
other, and meeting up with each other. You know, being
neighborly.

A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring
people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was
born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet -- and
grow local communities?

We didn't know if it would work. Most people thought it was a
crazy idea -- especially because terrorism is designed to make
people distrust one another.

A small team came together, and we launched Meetup 9 months
after 9/11.

Today, almost 10 years and 10 million Meetuppers later, it's
working. Every day, thousands of Meetups happen. Moms Meetups,
Small Business Meetups, Fitness Meetups... a wild variety of
100,000 Meetup Groups with not much in common -- except one
thing.

Every Meetup starts with people simply saying hello to
neighbors. And what often happens next is still amazing to me.
They grow businesses and bands together, they teach and
motivate each other, they babysit each other's kids and find
other ways to work together. They have fun and find solace
together. They make friends and form powerful community. It's
powerful stuff.

It's a wonderful revolution in local community, and it's thanks
to everyone who shows up.

Meetups aren't about 9/11, but they may not be happening if it
weren't for 9/11.

9/11 didn't make us too scared to go outside or talk to
strangers. 9/11 didn't rip us apart. No, we're building new
community together!!!!

The towers fell, but we rise up. And we're just getting started
with these Meetups.

Scott Heiferman (on behalf of 80 people at Meetup HQ)
Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup
New York City
September 2011
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Ha, my dad (87) accepted my Google+ invitation in the "family" circle. Probably the oldest Google+ user in Belgium ?
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Added my profile to the Google+ directory #121957
http://www.gglpls.com/
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Auto complete is dangerous (what's new ?). Was invited accidentially to (and listening-in shortly on) a professional hang-out intended for another "peter" (a colleague of the inviter).
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Maybe this leaks the frequency with which I visit Google+ ;-)
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Quite unbelievable ... (the result is in color !)
 
Stare at the colored dots on this girl’s nose for 30 seconds, then quickly look at a white wall or ceiling (or anything pure white) and start blinking rapidly. Congratulations, you just processed a negative with your brain! A question for you GSF, how is this possible?
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Very cool! #strangemind
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Pity that the Dutch translation of the Pierre De Fermat quote on google.be is incorrect: "Ik vond een prachtige demonstratie van deze stelling ..." voor "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem ..." (beter is "Ik ontdekte een werkelijk prachtig bewijs van deze stelling ...")
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I am really curious how Google+ will filter and order messages in my stream, once it is going to use the +1 popularity as a criterium.
* On twitter and RSS readers it is simple: all messages of all followees in created_at order
* On facebook, some "sort by relevance" order that uses different "popularity" or "relevance" metrics
* When Google+ will change from the simple linear "created_at" ordering to "relevance" based filtering/ordering, it may create criticism for not showing "all" messages. Maybe the best solution is to offer the choice to the user or even have the user define its "value" parameters.
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I guess the 'sorteren by magic' option in Google reader might be a good basis.
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Trying to use Google Plus for a more efficient self-organizing planning of sailing trips. I created a "sailing" circle with 52 people that sometimes join sailing and now send the invite to the circle. Interestingly, Google Plus offered to mail those people in the group that did not yet have Google Plus (85% approx.). Curious how this will work out (will they ever get my invitation or will it be filtered away as spam ?). BTW, If you wanna go sailing with La Luna on the North Sea, let me know, there is most often room for more people to join.
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Denis, Sven, het was eigenlijk de bedoeling dat jullie op de "private" post voor de "sailing" group een comment zouden geven (en niet op deze "public" post). Op die manier creeeren we een ad-hoc private discussiegroep voor dat event (dat was toch het plan ;-) Proberen jullie dat eens a.u.b.
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Software Developer
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Big Data Analytics (Scala Spark Hadoop Kafka)
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  • All Things Data
    Founder, 2015 - present
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Fremont, CA, USA - Leuven, Belgium - Oostende, Belgium
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Scalable data solutions for Enterprise and IoT
Introduction
Entrepreneur - Big Data developer - Sailor - Father
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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    MSc. Electronics, 1982 - 1987
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    PhD. Electronics, 1987 - 1992
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