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Symposium42 // SYM42

Stay tuned, something cool in the Database World is around the corner. Symposium42 (short: SYM42) is coming soon.

Follow it on Twitter: @sym_42

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Why a Symposium42?

SYM42 is an idea that has been discussed for a little while within a group of presenters & conference organisers, mostly based in Europe & the USA but also wider across the globe. They had the desire for a totally independent group that would promote and support user groups and recognise those they felt were leading lights of the community.

Symposium42 are not in competition with any other organisation or part of the community, we just want to add more support.

Why “Symposium42”?

“Symposium” has two meanings:

  • A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
  • A party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet.

Those two meanings pretty much sum up what SYM42 is all about – sharing knowledge and having fun.

42 is, according to Douglas Adam’s “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, the answer to everything. We just don’t know what the question is yet…

Adam’s HHGTTG books/films/TV series seem to hold a special place in the minds of many people who work in IT & science.

Put them together and you have Symposium 42.

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