Of course we also wanted to go to a newer venue for this meetup. Omnicloud which is a cool start-up based in Gamlastan (old town, a really cool place to visit) in Stockholm reached out to us and I am so glad that they did. To quote from their website
We had access to at least two rooms so we decided to run two parallel tracks. We voted on the following topics"Omnicloud is drag-and-drop hosting on Mac OS X that empowers web developers to build great things."
-Introduction to NoSQL and Neo4J (track A)
-Neo4J in production
-Query optimization and performance (track B)
So participants voted and chose the two tracks in bold and we had two informal sessions. We had plenty to talk about in both sessions and they could have gone for hours easily. I (a self elected/imposed moderator) was a bit pain in the a** about making this entire set-up informal (so less lecturing, more one-one discussions). At more than one occasion I interrupted the speakers to take a break. The highlight of the meetup were all the cool new members from various backgrounds who shared the interest in Neo4J and to build better software.
Omnicloud was our host and their office served as the perfect location for this meetup. I can safely certify that this was the first meetup in Stockholm attended by a cat. Furthermore the developers at Omnicloud were really cool hosts and are smart people who happen to be working on really low level kernel hacking stuff (you should check out their blog). Their company is building a product that would solve a lot of complexities for end users (making their life more richer and fun by doing so). That's what Neo4J does and that's what every good product should be doing.
But enough rants. I think this format was a great success and this should be replicated in other places. That's all what I wanted to share.
See pictures here