For the third year in a row the Fairphone Community from around Europe gathers in Amsterdam from 13th August to 19th August to spend a great week together. We will do sightseeing, take a bike to the beach and meet the Fairphone team at the Fairphone office. We will also have workshops there where we share our knowledge with each other.
The ferry to the “mainland” is free of charge. The train station Amsterdam Centraal is just opposite of the hostel and the Fairphone office is a 30 minute walk from the hostel. A tram goes there from Amsterdam Centraal, but you probably won’t be much faster by tram than by foot.
We booked a 10-bed-dorm at the Clink hostel Noord, which is just opposite of the central train station on the other side of the river (the ferry is free!). Two of us got a twin room at Bastion Hotel Noord.
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These people have already laid down 100€, declaring their intentions to stay in a dorm during #efct18 :
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I was just about to put a “No” in week 35 because a friend of mine has recently announced that he will get married on the 29th next year, but you already removed that week . I’m fine with any of the weeks that remain.
(by the way, why does this post earn me a first emoji badge? it surprises me that I haven’t used emoji before on the forum)
Oh no, please don’t start another discussion about messengers! It will come up at the #efct18 just like at the others before anyway.
Everybody knows how to use eMail and everybody who wants to can easily encrypt them.
I’m not a very active community member (anymore) so sorry for barging in, but I might have a nice idea for an activity. At the campus of the Technical University Delft (~1 hour by train from Amsterdam), there is a ‘Green Village’; a piece of ‘lawless’ land where sustainable developments that are not allowed yet can be tested (self-driving cars, hyperloop, certain building methods, etc.). I’m not sure of their schedule during summer yet, but I’m pretty sure someone can give you a tour. Otherwise I can probably do it myself (I live on the terrain). The Fairphone density is also very high here since at least 2 of the 5 inhabitants own a Fairphone . Besides that, Delft is also a very pretty city with way less tourists than Amsterdam .
Don’t wait for me certainly… I’m waiting to see if Bruce is going to come along with me this year. But we’ve got a trip to South Africa (again) in a week’s time, so not having a conversation yet about this
Hello everybody, I am also a very new member, I got my fairphone since more or less two weeks now… I really would like to take part in this event, even if i cannot stay for the whole week. I guess this won`t be a problem, especially if im gonna search for an accommodation on my own.
I am really glad that I will have the opportunity to get in personal contact with the community, here in spain where I am doing my european voluntary service its not that easy…
So count on me,
Greetings from the very south,