As announced earlier on twitter, the 2014 edition of the yearly Pentaho community meeting will happen in Antwerp, Belgium on November, 14th, 15th and 16th. This is roughly one month later than usual in order not to interfere with Pentaho World. We won't have any of the georgeous Southern European climate we had for #pcm13 in Sintra, Portugal or #pcm11 in Rome, Italy, nor will it be in one of Europe's more Northern capitals like #pcm12, but we'll make up for that with beer, chocolate, French fries (they're not French!), art/history and -if you're into it- fashion. That is, of course, apart from all the Pentaho content you can handle. After Pentaho World, there will surely be a lot of news to share for those who can't be in Orlando, Florida in October.
Antwerp University is kind enough to provide us with the a location at Hof Van Liere Since they were not sooo kind to offer it for free, the location will be co-sponsored by Pentaho and know.bi. We will take what was started by Francesco Corti at #pcm13 to a level higher and, for the first time in PCM history, will provide two rooms. One room will be used for the traditional PCM hardcore techie sessions, the other room will be used to provide a platform for people to present their use cases. If you use Pentaho (CE or EE) in your organization and would like to share your experience (good or bad) with the PCM crowd, this stage is yours. Another first is that, instead of (or complementary to) the traditional heavy drinking, we'll be hosting a hackathlon on the pre-PCM evening (Friday, November 14th).
Most of this is still TBD, but the rough skeleton of #PCM14 will look like this:
If you would like to present at #PCM14, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the topic of your presentation and whether you would like to present in Room 1 (techie/dev) or Room 2 (use case). As always, the use of PowerPoints is allowed, but discouraged. We prefer hands-on talks and demos!
The registration page for #PCM14 is online. Make sure you get there, the more the merrier! We'll add practical information about how to get to Antwerp and to the venue, where to stay etc asap, but don't let that stop you from registering.
UPDATE (2014-09-12): updates about #pcm14 will now appear on pcm14.know.bi