Geek Meet Gothenburg February 2007

Following the lead from our Geek Meet arranging friends in Stockholm, my colleague Anton Andreasson has finally got around to arranging something similar here in Gothenburg on February 8.

Somebody will be holding a presentation, and after that we can all chat about Web development stuff like, oh I don’t know, maybe HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript libraries, semantics, accessibility, and other geekery. Beer and snacks will be available.

The first ever Geek Meet Gothenburg will be held at the NetRelations office on February 8, starting at 18.00, ending when people leave I guess.

If you’re like me and feel that Stockholm is just a little bit too far for you to travel for a simple geek meet, perhaps Gothenburg is closer? If so, I hope to see you there!

Please leave a comment here if you’re interested.

Posted on January 3, 2007 in Web General


  1. YES! I spent the whole day being sad about not being able to come to GM STHLM the 11th.

    I will be there. Promise.

  2. Of course I’m interested! Have been waiting for something like this for a long time :) Perfect!

  3. Forgot to tell y’all that this will be a free (as in beer ;) event, or at least that’s our goal. Hope this will be true for future gatherings too.

    See you soon then. And thanks for all the thumbs up we’ve got so far! :)

  4. Yeah, I’ll be there! Gothenburg is only 42 minutes away. Stockholm is 4:17 hours away, both by train.

  5. January 3, 2007 by Anders Tornblad

    I’m there!

  6. Loads of fun! If I can hook up sleeping arrangements, I’ll stick around for it. It’s a good thing to have relatives in town. :)

  7. good to see some familiar names. count me in.

  8. January 3, 2007 by Johan Olsson

    I’ll be there!! Great initiative!!

  9. So we’re not to be confused with the fact that there’s going to be a LAN called “Geekmeet” in Gothenburg in february? ;)

    So, the first “Geek Meet”, not to be confused with the fifth “Geekmeet” ;)

  10. January 4, 2007 by Jared

    Roger - completely off topic here. But I noticed on your friend Anton’s site an entry about a September 11 conspiracy theory book. I can’t understand what he’s written as its in Swedish. Just curious whether he is a ‘believer’ or not? Good luck with the meetings.

  11. Jared: According to that post, he hasn’t read the book, only the review on Amazon, and thinks the book seems interesting. Nothing expressed on whether he believes it or not.

  12. January 5, 2007 by Niklas Blomdalen

    Nice, ill be there.

  13. …simple geek meet

    Simple?! :-)

    We even have a guest from the UK coming next time, so it’s not that far from Gothenburg, is it? :-)

    All kidding aside, I was talking with Anton about this and I’m really glad that you have finally managed to put it together in Gothenburg.

    Good luck, and have a great time!

  14. January 6, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)


    Simple?! :-)

    Haha! I was trying to be ironic ;-).

    Good luck, and have a great time!


  15. January 7, 2007 by Johan Boström

    If my boss gives med thursday and friday off, I’ll be there!

    Roger, are there any decent B&B:s somewhat near the NetRelations office and the central station?

  16. Gothenburg is indeed closer then Stockholm, but still to far away…from Rotterdam :-)

    Have fun all!

  17. January 7, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Johan: Great, hope to see you there! I really have no idea if there are any centrally located B&Bs. I’d try finding a reasonably priced hotel… but I don’t know much about that either, sorry :/.

  18. January 8, 2007 by Johan Boström

    Hehe allright, I’ll do some research :)

  19. January 8, 2007 by Kristoffer Ahl

    I will be there as well and I’m really looking forward to it!

  20. January 8, 2007 by Kristoffer Ahl

    Johan: You should try Hotell Opera . I stayed there once and they have ok rooms and resonable prices. And best of all it’s very close to the central station (and Netrelations office if I’m not mistaken!?)

  21. January 8, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    And best of all it’s very close to the central station (and Netrelations office if I’m not mistaken!?)

    Yes, our office is a 3-4 minute walk from the central station. In the opposite direction of Hotel Opera though, but on the same street (the street has a different name where our office is).

  22. January 9, 2007 by Bo bby Ong Wannelind

    Nice, I’ll be there!

  23. Count me in!

    I’ve been waiting for this a long time.

    Anyone else living in or near Trollhättan?

  24. January 9, 2007 by Andreas Larsson

    A Geek meet in Town, that’s was a good News! I’ll be there and nice meet u all!

  25. January 12, 2007 by Jörgen Nilsson

    Sounds like a very nice little event. See you there!

  26. i’ll be there!

  27. Hey guys. Sounds like a really nice idea. I’ll be there together with two or three colleagues from Republic Factory here in Gothenburg. See you there!

  28. I will come !

  29. January 19, 2007 by Damir

    Ohh, crap… Good planning as usual. Of course I’m busy that day :( On the other hand… How many of you guys (girls) will be @media2007? It’d be great to meet some of you there. I’ve just registered so now I have another reason to desperately wait for those summer days.

  30. January 22, 2007 by Thomas Lindbjer

    I’ll be showing up too.

  31. Why not Malmoe someday!? Gothenburg and Stockholm are way too far away ;)

  32. Det är så himla kul hur polishuset ser ut som “upp med händerna och sära på benen”. Jag tror aldrig jag har haft så här roligt.. ;)

    Kommr nog inte iaf, men kanske. Det är ändå 20 mil bort och jag är busy med jaspoid.

  33. January 29, 2007 by Johan Boström

    Crap, I won’t be able to make it. My boss won’t give me two days off, since he’s in Thailand that week… Oh well. Better luck next time. Have fun, duuuuuudes! ;)

  34. February 1, 2007 by Mattias Lundmark

    Sounds like great fun! I’ll bring a colleague from the web department here at Lavasoft. Beer and geeks - what can go wrong?

  35. Sounds nice! I’ll be there!

  36. Hi there, I’ll come :). Cya there!

  37. I’m down.

  38. Thank you all for showing up tonight, I had lots of fun! Hope to see some links here to mentioned resources, slides, photos etc ;)

  39. February 8, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Yes, thanks for coming everybody! I never thought we’d be that many (around 30). Fabulous, and it was great meeting you all.

  40. Thank you guys, for arranging this, it sure was lots of fun! Already looking forward to the next Nördmöte ;)

  41. February 8, 2007 by Kristoffer Ahl

    Well, we’re the ones that should be thanking you guys for a very nice geek meet. I hope there’ll be more to come. So here we go: Thanks!

  42. Thanks a bunch for a really great Geek Meet!

  43. February 9, 2007 by Niklas Blomdalen

    Hey, what was the url to the pod thingey? podsomething.something, to many beers and a lousy memory doesnt help at all..

  44. Thanks for a really nice meeting. I’m looking forward for the next one.

  45. February 9, 2007 by Bobby Ong Wannelind

    Thanks for i great meeting.

  46. Niklas: Go to Podesk and select the “guest blog”

  47. Hi guys, I’ve got some bad news for you… It seems like my camera decided to delete all my images, so I haven’t got any Geek Meet photos to post at flickr.

    Anyway, it was a really great evening. I’m longing for the next Geek Meet!

  48. Hello all and thanks for listening and being so supportive!

    My work to bring about webstandards in schools are described at: and

    My “best practice cheat sheet” is temporarily available at: or

    Feedback can be directed to gunther {at}

  49. I believe someone already said it.. But hey, thanks for the awesome meeting. I just woke up so I’ll perhaps be the last to post ^^

  50. Thanks everybody! Great to be there, and great to have an attentive audience. I’m looking forward to next time. Thank you, Anton!

    Here’s my presentation: PapastefanouGeekMeet2007-02-08.pdf

  51. Good news from a university

    Look at the following URL i found today. Someone at Linköping University knbows what he/she is doing!

  52. Hello again!

    The ugly code I showed you at the meeting has been posted to

    Lars Gunther

  53. February 13, 2007 by Kalle Svartholm

    Thank you all for a great time, and especially Anton for a great initiative!

  54. Sorry for the late reply, just returned to Sweden… but a Big Thanks to putting this together and hope that some future collaboration from this group comes to fruition. Also, thanks for the interest in the conference and look forward to seeing those of you there!

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