Belgium (Ghent), December 21: User meetup

Hi all,

We’re organizing a Julia user meetup at Ghent University, Belgium, on the 21st of December. There will be multiple talks, and a reception afterwards for a chance to socialize with fellow Julia users and developers. The schedule is not yet finalized, but please mark your attendance if you’re interested in this event at

If you want to give a presentation at this event, please send me a message before the end of September.


And we have a program:

14:00 Doors opened

14:30 Tutorial by Tim Besard on effectively using GPUs with Julia
15:30 Talk by Ben Lauwens on the ThinkJulia book and associated package

16:15 Break

16:30 Talk by Bart Janssens on UIs for Julia notebooks and applications
17:15 Talk by Jutho Haegeman on efficient strided arrays with Strided.jl

18:00 Reception


You guys can run meetups so close to Christmas! I did once in Sydney and only 4 people turned up.

Many people living in other countries return to see family for the holidays, so it is quite common to do this.

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Meet-up was a great success! Here are some materials/slides from today’s talks:


Very nice GPU slides! The composability with DistributedArrays is mind-blowing!

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Very nice. Will try to allocate some time next week for it. I’m just starting with a User Group Julia Leuven (UG.jl)! Completely missed this even existed. I’d love to chat about it some more. Are ya’ll meeting up somewhere online these days (except here ofc)? :slight_smile:

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There hasn’t been a meet-up since the one listed here in 2018 (not on-line either, I think subject-specific meet-ups like the bi-monthly GPU or ML calls/gatherings we have are more suitable for that). But good to know something’s happening in Leuven too, and happy to join events there once we can have them again :slightly_smiling_face:

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