In 2020, a new Magento meetup will kick-off in the Euregio between Aachen, Genk, and Heerlen.
The Euregional Magento Meetup will take place every 2 to 3 months. The location will rotate between Genk (Belgium), Heerlen (Netherlands) and Aachen (Germany). It takes about 30 minutes by car to get from one of these cities to the other two.
Each event will offer two presentations about Magento specific or general e-commerce topics that are relevant for the Magento world as well. Snacks and drinks will be provided. And everyone will have time to chat with other attendees.
The Euregional Magento Meetup is open for anyone interested, it’s specifically created for people from the area who work with Magento – as developers, web shop managers, marketeers or else.
The official language of this meetup is English. Chit-chat may take place in English, Dutch, French, German, local dialects or Klingon.
Who is behind this Euregional Magento Meetup?
Willem Wigman, developer at integer_net, came up with the idea. As a Dutchman from Heerlen who commutes to Aachen for work, he is very familiar with two countries involved. Gabriel Somoza from Vaimo’s office in Genk knows the Belgian Magento world really well. The two of them head this meetup.
The meetup including snacks and drinks is free of charge thanks to Vaimo and integer_net who will cover the costs.
This stone marks the point where the borders of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet.
What does Euregio mean?
It describes a European area which covers territories of multiple countries. The governments of the districts involved often work closely together with regards to economy, infrastructure, and culture. This cross-border cooperation strengthens the countries’ outermost regions which sometimes have a less developed infrastructure compared to other parts of their countries.
In this case, when we mention Euregio or Euregional we refer to the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which consists of districts in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.