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🇩🇪 🇬🇧 Fairphone Community Aachen

:de: Einladung! :smile:

Der 2. Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch findet nun genau zwei Monate nach dem Auftakt statt, also am Dienstag, 17. November um 20.00 Uhr im Restaurant Insel Rhodos. Wir freuen uns auf alle Interessierten – egal, ob schon “versorgt” mit einem Fairphone, noch sehnsüchtig auf das FP2 wartend oder auch noch gänzlich unentschieden und einfach nur neugierig!

:gb: Invitation! :smile:

Our 2nd Aachen Fairphone meet-up will take place exactly two months after the initial one: Tuesday, 17 November at 8 pm at restaurant Insel Rhodos We are looking forward to meet you regardless of whether you already own a Fairphone, are waiting impatiently for your FP2 or are still undecided and/or just curious!

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Since the date got set, I added it to the List of upcoming community meetups/events. :slight_smile:

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Aachener Nachrichten 16/11/2015

Taken with my Fairphone. :sunglasses:

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I wish you a nice evening! :smiley: #WeAreFairphone

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So how did it go? Can we see pictures? :smiley:

PS: I just now saw that you had posted a pic with a newspaper article. Which newspaper is it, and did people contact you / go to the meetup because of it? :slight_smile:

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I have to confess I did not think of taking a photo this time. :fearful:

We were seven this time (= everyone who had indicated in advance to turn up). Three “returns” from the first meetup, four people who were there for the first time. No unexpected visitor this time, so the newspaper paragraph (see further above) did not trigger any spontaneous “additions”.

I had only sent a brief email to Aachen’s two newspapers three days prior (saturday -> tuesday) to our meetup. To my surprise, the one paper (Aachener Nachrichten) which picked it up actually doubled the length of my text suggestion. Expecting I would be lucky to even just get it included in the telegram-style events list I had not included the bits about what Fairphone is actually about, so someone at the paper must have added or even researched it. :slight_smile:

I’m wondering where to go from here. Not sure whether it makes sense to leave our meetups without any agenda at all. But don’t worry, it’s not that which keeps me sleepless and write this at 4 am, but the stormy night here in our three country corner :wink:

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Now that the first FP2s are gradually hitting Aachen, we are scheduling our third pub meeting, our first in the year 2016.

Anyone who wants to join us and vote in the scheduling (and hasn’t received my doodle link yet) please PM me here :slight_smile: Of course, I will inform everyone here once a date and venue has been settled for.

:de: Da nun die ersten FP2s in und um Aachen eintrudeln, machen wir uns daran, einen Termin für unser drittes Treffen zu finden. Wer dabei sein und abstimmen möchte über den Termin (und von mir nicht schon mit einem entsprechenden Link beschickt worden ist), setze sich bitte mit mir hier über PM in Verbindung. :slight_smile: Ich schicke Euch dann so bald wie möglich einen doodle-Link zu.

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Be sure to add the date to the List of upcoming community meetups, as soon as it is settled! :slight_smile:

:de: Auf ein Neues!

Der inzwischen 3. Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch findet erneut an einem Siebzehnten :wink: statt. Genau drei Monate nach unserem letzten Treffen kommen wir wieder zusammen am

Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2016 um 20.00 Uhr
im Restaurant Insel Rhodos, Jakobstraße 99-101, 52064 Aachen
(150 m östlich vom Bahnhof Aachen-Schanz)

Weiterhin freuen wir uns über alle Interessierten – egal, ob schon “versorgt” mit
einem Fairphone 1 oder 2, gerade noch ungeduldigend wartend oder auch noch
gänzlich unentschieden und einfach nur neugierig! Herzlich willkommen! :smile:

      

:gb: Come together!

Our 3nd Aachen Fairphone meet-up will take place exactly three months after the November one:

Tuesday, 17 February 2016 at 8 pm
at restaurant Insel Rhodos
(150 metres to the east from Aachen-Schanz train station)

We are looking forward to meet you regardless of whether you already
own a Fairphone 1 or a Fairphone 2, are waiting impatiently for your FP2 or are still
undecided and/or just curious! Welcome!

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Ich habe es mal in meinen FP Kalender eingetragen:=)

Ich bin auch dabei. Habe mir den Tag freigenommen und werde wohl bereits ab Mittag bzw. frühen Nachmittag die Zeit in Aachen verbringen.

Als FB-Verweigerer kann ich mich natürlich nicht beim verlinkten Event eintragen :wink:

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Danke für die Rückmeldung! :slight_smile: Wenn Ralf es schafft, könnten wir diesmal acht werden.

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A truly nice evening – just as if it had been “the first time” :wink: all over again. It was an almost 50/50 group – five FP1s & four FP2s (and four :woman: and five :man:, too :wink: )

Thanks to all who had pledged to come (they turned up without exception :thumbsup: ) and our bonus guests :smile:

Hat tip back to @Stefan and the Vienna Gang!

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:de: Einladung! :smile:

Nach einem kleinen Sommerschlaf findet der nächste und damit
4. Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch nun statt am

Mittwoch, 2. November um 19:00 Uhr wieder im Restaurant Insel Rhodos, Jakobstraße 99-101

Weiterhin freuen wir uns über alle Interessierten – egal, ob schon “versorgt” mit
einem Fairphone 1 oder 2, gerade noch ungeduldigend wartend oder auch noch
gänzlich unentschieden und einfach nur neugierig! Herzlich willkommen!

Heute Abend! :slight_smile: Tonight!

Special Guest: Das Community Fairphone 2 :iphone:CFP2

:gb: Meet up! :smile:

After a little hibernation, our next and thus 4th Aachen Fairphone meet-up will take place at the same venue as before on

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 at 7 pm
at Restaurant Insel Rhodos, Jakobstraße 99-101
(150 metres to the east from Aachen-Schanz train station)

We are looking forward to meet you regardless of whether you already
own a Fairphone 1 or a Fairphone 2, are waiting impatiently for your FP2 or are still
undecided and/or just curious! Welcome!


Facebook Event (registration purely optional)

#WeAreFairphone

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I think we can claim that Aachen Fairphoners’ 4th meeting was quite a success, totalling a completely unexpected 13 attendants – 6 of these not Fairphone owners (yet) and all curious about the FP2. The CFP2 proved the perfect fit for that set, allowing the newbies to get the best possible first hand experience. At the same time, our group of experienced FP2 owners was able to answer all questions and also generously helped me out time and again when I kept failing to enumerate the complete set of all fairtraded conflict minerals in the FP2 :wink:

All those attending who did not own a Fairphone clearly confirmed that it was the newspaper announcement (see above) that made them aware of the meeting and turn up. Let me specify that unlike before our previous three meetings, the announcement had appeared in the paper relatively long in advance (14 October 2016); our previous meetings had seen the announcement published just 1-2 days in advance.

The meeting only completely dissolved after almost three hours, with the first participants having arrived even before the host :innocent:

To be continued!

:gb: To get in touch with Aachen Fairphoners, feel free to message me here.
:de: Wer Kontakt mit uns aufnehmen möchte, kann sich hier bei mir melden.

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Hey awesome Aachen Fairphoners, I’d love to see some Aacheners at #efct17 ! :smiley: Feel warmly invited! It would be great if you discussed this at your next meetup. :slight_smile:

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:de: Ich schlage ein neues Treffen in der zweiten Monatshälfte oder der ersten Februarhälfte vor (nur Narren würde einen späteren Termin wählen … :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). Wenn DU dich uns noch neu anschließen möchtest und noch keinen Link zur Terminabstimmung bekommen hast, schick’ mir einfach eine private Nachricht, damit ich Dir den Abstimmungslink so schnell wie möglich zukommen lassen kann. :slight_smile:

:gb: I’m eyeing a new meeting on an evening in the second half of this month or the first half of February (in Aachen, you better schedule things like these well ahead of Karneval … :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). If YOU want to join us and haven’t received the scheduling vote link by now, just send me a private message so I can send you the link as well. :slight_smile:

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:de: 5. Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch am 3. Februar :smile:

Nach dem gutbesuchten November-Treffen laden wir nun ein zum nächsten und damit

5. Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch
am Freitag, 3. Februar 2017 um 19:00 Uhr wieder
im Restaurant Insel Rhodos, Jakobstraße 99-101.

Willkommen sind wie immer alle Interessierten – egal, ob schon “versorgt” mit
einem Fairphone 1 oder 2, auf der Suche oder gerade noch wartend oder auch noch
gänzlich unentschieden und einfach nur neugierig! Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

:gb: 3 February Aachen Fairphoners get-together :smile:

Following our well-attended November meet up we invite you to our next and

5th Aachen Fairphoners get-together
on Friday, 03 February 2017 at 7 pm
at Restaurant Insel Rhodos, Jakobstraße 99-101, 52064 Aachen
(150 metres to the east from Aachen-Schanz train station).

As always, everybody is welcome regardless of whether you already
own a Fairphone 1 or a Fairphone 2, are looking for an or waiting for your FP2 or are still
undecided and/or just curious! We are looking forward to meet you!


Facebook Event (registration purely optional)

#WeAreFairphone

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Our fifth get-together proved a slower starter than before, but eventually totalled 11 attendees who were temporarily joined by two curious other restaurant guests who could not resist to ask what we were all about and let us explain some basics about the world’s first modular smartphone. Aachen Fairphoners were joined tonight by Bennett who currently interviews Fairphoners for his ethnology master thesis at the University of Heidelberg. Two of us had actually taken the journey from the rivers of Rhein and Ruhr just for the fun of meeting other Fairphoners.

Talk and questions ranged from operating systems Fairphone OS, Open OS, Ubuntu and Sailfish to good old trouble-shooting with FP1s (tasty for archeologists: a non-unified storage layout First Edition FP1 …) and FP2s (the wonder of proximity sensor calibration), some Fairphone module LEGO playing with the CFP2 to speculation about the pros and cons of regular and slim cases (present: white, turquoise and red). In the end, the bulk of us had spent over three hours together and I think most were looking forward to staying in touch and/or convening again in 2-3 months. The only sad note was that it was the last Aachener Fairphone-Stammtisch attended by our materials expert from Switzerland Johannes who is about to move to Carinthia (Austria).

Thanks to everyone who turned up, to @Douwe for working hard to let us borrow the CFP2 once again and especially to @JohannesG for re-motivating me last year to resume the Aachen Fairphoners meetings!

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Wow, great to hear about the vibrant Aachen community! :smiley:

Haha, didn’t know that @JohannesG was actually active in Aachen! (We met at #efct16 .) There are several Carinthians in the #austrianfairphoners topic! Maybe there will soon be another Austrian community!? :wink: