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Open Space

When: 26. Jan 2012 at 19:00 -


Open Space for GOTO Amsterdam

We invite you to be part of the steering of GOTO Amsterdam 2012

Date Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time 19:00 / 7PM
Venue @Marktplaats' Offices
Address Marktplaats BV, Wibautstraat 224, 1097 DN Amsterdam
Costs Free of charge, but please note that we will invoice EUR 100 if you sign up for free and don't show up.

Our Goals

  • Hear your ideas & thoughts
  • Getting you involved
  • Creating awareness of GOTO Amsterdam


  • Open Space Event for GOTO Amsterdam 
  • Presentation "Riak on Drugs" by Jørn Larsen & Kresten Krab Thorup

"Open Space Technology (OST) is an approach for hosting meetings, conferences, corporate-style retreats and community summit events, focused on a specific and important purpose or task—but beginning without any formal agenda, beyond the overall purpose or theme."

Source: Wikipedia.Org

"Riak on Drugs (and the other way around)" by Jørn Larsen & Kresten Krab

We're currently engaged in developing the next generation backend infrastructure for a notable national Danish healthcare service, the Shared Medicine Card; in which we are evaluating Riak as a foundation for providing both high availability, scalability and the ability to run off multiple data centers. In this talk we'll share our experiences, explain our approach, the pitfalls that we fell into on the way, the data designs we ended up with, and talk about which use cases are good fits for Riak.

The Shared Medicine Card (in Danish "Fælles Medicinkort" or FMK for short) provides access to Danish citizen's medication prescriptions, drug usage, as well as history, monitoring for those. In addition to being available as an online service both for human and systemic consumption, a large integration project is currently under rollout so that by the end of 2011 it will be the back bone for drug information for some 40+ systems across such diverse medical professional systems as general practitioners, hospitals, specialist doctors, and home nursing.The project is a noticeable success, and recently won the Digitization Prize as "best government IT project in Denmark".

Short Bios

Jørn Larsen is co-founder and CEO of Trifork, a public Danish company providing software solutions to government and financial services providers. Trifork is creator of the long-running GOTO Conferences (formerly known as JAOO), and co-creator of QCon.

He graduated from the University of Aalborg, DK in 1994. Since 1997, Jørn is involved in program committees for software development conferences all over the world including QCon London, QCon San Francisco, GOTO Conferences and many more.

Kresten Krab Thorup is CTO of Trifork. Kresten in responsible for technical strategy, and spends most of the time acting as internal consultant, researching future technologies, as well as being editor for JAOO and QCon conferences. Kresten has also been a principal contributor to Trifork's own Java EE certified application server "Trifork T4", where he authored the built-in CORBA ORB, a custom Java RMI implementation (now part of Apache Yoko), the transaction manager, the database connection management system, and the Java byte code rewriting subsystem.

Kresten has been a contributor to several open source projects, including GCC, GNU Objective-C, GNU Compiled Java, Emacs, and Apache Geronimo/Yoko. Before joining Trifork, Kresten worked at NeXT Software (now acquired by Apple), where he was responsible for the development of the Objective-C tool chain, the debugger, and the runtime system. Kresten was on the committee for JSR-14 (adding generics to Java) which was closely related to the subject of his Ph.D. thesis.

In 2009, Kresten founded the Erjang open source project (notice the J there), a virtual machine for Erlang running on the Java Virtual Machine, and has been active in the Erlang community since, contributing to, among other things, QuickCheck and Riak. In Stockholm, November 2010 Kresten received the "Erlang User of the Year Award 2010", an award given for technical contributions to the Erlang community.

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