Symfony2 launch parties
Thursday is the day! That day, Symfony2 will be released. Of course, we don't want to let that pass without attention. So aside from the obvious "OMG IT'S OUT I NEED IT NOW" shout in the office that day, why not join fellow developers to celebrate the release of Symfony2? Several launch parties are scheduled already, and if there isn't one in your area, we invite you to organize one yourself!
If you want to organize your own launch party and get it promoted on this blog, please e-mail stefan [dot] koopmanschap [at] symfony-project [ dot ] org with the date, time and location (plus any other important information). We're aiming for launch parties to take place this thursday, friday or saturday but obviously you're free to organize the party whenever it works best for you!
Now for the currently scheduled parties. Of course, the country of Symfony2, France, has a launch party. In Paris, during a regular sfPot meeting, the Symfony2 release will be celebrated. Symfony fans are invited from 7:00pm on Thursday, 28th at the following location: The Lions Bar, 120 rue Montmartre - 75002 Paris
In Belgium, King Foo is organizing a Symfony2 launch party. They are also starting at 7:00pm on Thursday 28th. You can join the other symfonians in Leuven at Esperança (Cafe Alegria, Old Market Square/Oude Markt 31).
In The Netherlands, I am currently still busy organizing a launch party. I'm aiming at similar times as Belgium and France on Thursday, but I am anxiously searching for a good location. If any of you know of a nice office where we can organize this, please do let me know at stefan [dot] koopmanschap [at] symfony-project [ dot ] org.
And remember, contact me if you want me to add your local launch party to this blogpost!
For those in the DC area in the USA, NationalField is organizing a launch party. This will take place on Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at NationalField's DC Headquarters, 1801 Connecticut Ave. NW. For more information or (free) registration, check this EventBrite page.
In the UK, people in the Sheffield area can join the guys of LimeThinking on Thursday at 8:30PM for some celebrations at the Rutlands Arms Pub.
Down under symfony fans don't have to worry either, at least if you lease in the Collingwood, Melbourne area! On Friday starting at 7:00PM, you can join the release party at the Flint Interactive HQ:
20 Easey St Collingwood Victoria AU 3066 Google maps
This event is free for all, but please RSVP here.
A small update on the Belgian event. There is now a page with some information here.
People from Greece, get ready for a party! Tetrabytes in Patras are organizing a launch party on Thursday at 7:00PM. They do this at a place called Catamaran in Patras.
For those in Ensenada, Baja California México, there is a launch party waiting for you as well! Sperantus is organizing a party on Thursday at 7:00PM, at PAPIS PIZZERIA SPORT BAR, Avenida Ruiz entre Primera y Segunda, Ensenada, Baja California, México 22800.
Then, for those at the legendary OSCON conference, make sure to make your way to the Symfony2 booth at 4:00PM on Thursday, as the launch will be celebrated overthere, plus afterwards those who are interested can join to The Doug Fir Lounge afterwards.
Poland (more specifically, Silesia district), get ready for a BBQ! The awesome people at Software House XSolve and New Marketing Agency Chilid are organizing something special for you! Join them Thursday at 5:00PM at their office on Zygmunta Starego 24a street, Gliwice.
Last-minute update! After trying many different locations, we've finally settled on Cafe Batavia 1920 for the location of the Dutch launch party. The bar is right outside the Amsterdam Central Station so very easy to reach for everyone. The event will start at 7:00PM TODAY. Come raise a glass on the launch of Symfony2!
In the comments, Eriksen Costa also announced a launch party in Sao Paolo. Party starts at 6:30PM at The Blue Pub, Al. Campinas, 69. Make sure to join them if you are there!
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