Yesterday we arranged a really successful Meetup to start this years Meteor activites.
This years first Meteor Meetup in Gothenburg -18 people showed up, more than expected and more than registered in beforehand on meetup.com – which is a first! So I can tell you that it was really successful already the beginning.
Pizza and beverages were served in Findwise Gothenburg office. Big thanks to Sebastian Ilves and Benjamin Lilland from Devkittens for helping out with arrangements.
We started up with a short presentation about what has happened in the community and in Gothenburg since last meetup last year. Here is the presentation with some newly added facts.
Then we carried on with demonstrations of some apps we have built at Findwise with Meteor, just mentioning a few:
- Burnout – A search driven problem finder for websites using crawl-techniques and a search engine backend to deliver diagnostics to the Meteor front end application which handles user sessions and user specific data.
- Keybox – A brilliant and quick app, which sprung out of a problem with key accesses on many different environment. The app helps out distributing access to servers for people just like you manage your keys in Github but for servers.
- Signatures – Also a search driven app that helps Findwise staff to generate their email signatures by themselves, using the search to gather data from the company active directory.
Between a couple in-house app demonstrations we invited people from the community to demo what they have built or are working on.
Patrik Göthe first demoed an iPhone app built with Meteor to paint vectors with SVG almost like you paint with the pen tool in Photoshop and you can also change the background hue of the artboard your painting on. The original idea was to enable people to get nice colored background images for their phone, with a hue one could control just by the touch drag event.
Patrik demoed another application for people who do live coding. The app was reconfigured from being only a Meteor in the browser to being a desktop app. You can open code files and divide the code into chunks. In addition you can use this app in the background to help paste each part with a short command in the Mac when you are presenting and live coding a piece of software.
Andreas Rolén from GBG Startup Hack was here and demoed an app that can be used for hackathons or competitions. You can login to the app and adjust the teams and score etc from your phone, and updates would then be visible live on the website and on screens mounted in the hackathon location.
In total I think we got to see 10 apps demoed. As that wasn’t enough, Robin Lindh Nilsson and Johan Carlberg caught everyone’s attention when we all suddenly were playing their game on our own laptops and live on the TV. This was fun and exciting to say the least. Here’s a link to the game: http://globbyonline.diamonde.se/
Robin also demoed his conversion app that has been live for a while now – you can convert anything on this app: http://www.convertercentral.com/
Finally Mickaël Delaunay held a presentation about how you can in the best way publish your app on your own server, which was very professional and greatly done.
So thanks for this great meetup, I hope we see more like this soon again!