Lots of logistics this week and new projects getting started. I was due to be back in the Netherlands for some meetings so I started Monday in Utrecht at Hubbub HQ while Kars went to Info.nl to work on ASARI1. We’re really happy to be working together with our old friends over in Amsterdam and we think we have found a way that suits both of our skills very well.
I was finishing preparation for SAME for which I flew out to Munich at the end of the afternoon. Which meant I missed This Happened Utrecht #16 and dinner with that set. Kars says that the story behind the Philips Hue lamps skunk works was the best one.
We worked on the new version of Beestenbende throughout this week, coming up with a detailed redesign and going through that with the Universiteitsmuseum. Kars talked a bit with our friends over at the GEElab in Karlsruhe while I spent the day in Munich facilitating a workshop together with Sebastian.
I flew back that same night and spent Wednesday and Thursday at Hubbub going over our plans for the next year with Kars using the OKR framework by Google which is proving to be just measurable enough for our taste. We input all of that in our Asana and we’re good to go for the rest of 2013.
Dirk Vis posted the last summary of Victory Boogie Woogie which has turned out into a missive from a distant future and we still have a spot open in our Utrecht studio for an enterprising creative type.
Kars ended the week with impromptu drinks with Sander and bits of Vlambeer and Monobanda while I spent Friday making the rounds of Amsterdam and visiting our friends over at Bruns&Niks and Hackers and Founders:
Let’s call it an appetizer for this Friday’s FATSEVEN.
- Which happens to be written like this: アサリ. I’m learning Japanese and having a lot of fun with the various ways to write our codenames. [↩]