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New fonts available!

15 February 2017

From now on you can customize your event even more! Because there are 851 new fonds available. That is 836 more then we used to have. The options are endless! Do you want to know what fonts are available? You can find them in the Styling of your event. 

New website!

20 December 2016

A new year, a new look: aanmelder.nl is getting a new homepage!

Our previous homepage dates from 2012, so it was about time for a fresh new look! The new site will go live on January 3. But what does that mean for you, our users? Don't worry; the organiser environment won't change. Neither will the websites you've built for your participants! It's just the front page for our own aanmelder.nl website that's going to look different.

One thing that is changing, is our selection of packages. We used to offer five different packages: Starter, Communicate, Style, Professional and Academic. We're bringing that down to three. Professional and Academic are staying, and Style has been renamed to Standard. The Starter and Communicate packages have been removed. If you're currently using one of those packages for your event, you can of course keep using it. For your next event, you'll have to choose another package.

The Standard package is a little more expensive than Starter and Communicate, but it offers a lot more features. For example, you can send out surveys and invite co-organisers to work on your event together.

We hope you'll  like the new look as much as we do! So don't forget to checkout aanmelder.nl on January 3.

Let's text!

16 November 2016

Almost everything is digital these days, and that's how we like it at aanmelder.nl. But how do you reach your participants in this digital age? Of course you can send reminders by email, but why not send a text message? A text message pops up right away and often gets more attention than an email. Especially when reaching out to a younger crowd, text messages are an ideal medium!

Want to know how to send a text message reminder? Like this!

But that's not the only use for a text message. What if an important guest will be attending, someone you would like to welcome personally? As the organiser, you may not have time to be waiting at the entrance all the time. That's why aanmelder.nl can send you a text message when that person checks in. Would you like to receive a convenient heads-up text message for your VIPs? Then contact our customer support at +31 (15) 2400119 or info@aanmelder.nl.

Meet our colleague Robbert

04 October 2016

My first experience with a computer was around the time I was 10. I'd seen video games before, but on my uncle's birthday I had the chance to play myself. I loved the experience of controlling a character in a virtual world with a mouse and keyboard. I didn't have the knowledge or resources to develop my skills back then, it would take at least another 5 years before internet access at home became commonplace. In the meantime I was already tinkering with the computer we had at home, trying everything to make it go faster.

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I've played volleyball at Kalinko since I was eight. After a few years in their top team, we started a team of friends, and this year will be our 12th season together. Some of the players I've known from the first day I started playing volleyball. We're a proper friends team. We've grown up together through good times and bad. We've had a lot of fun and there's more to come. Since our 10th anniversary we set aside some money every month to spend on trips. Last year we went to Spain, and this year we spent a few days in Prague. That was fantastic!

Meet our colleague Robbert

Education
My interest in computers led me to enroll in MBO Technische Informatica (vocational education, technical computer science). However, I soon realized this was not enough of a challenge. The Internet was a big new thing, and that's where my interests led. I quit my education and started working fulltime in retail sales. After a year of selling TVs, computers and white goods I started HAVO (higher education) for adults to continue to the HBO (higher vocational education). 

The Internet was commonplace by then, the first cable companies providing unlimited broadband access. After a poor experience with programming in my MBO education I entered in to HBO Communication and Multimedia Design. It's a computer science study that's focussed on delivering multimedial information. I learned a lot about user experience and color theory, which is still relevant to my tasks at aanmelder.nl.

I slowly got back into programming. CMD taught me how to develop concepts, but fell short in teaching me how to realize them. So, I've partly taught myself, for example by building the website for my volleyball team and taking extra classes offered by my school. I've broadened my knowledge of programming in projects undertaking during my study. For my final project I not only designed the concept, but also delivered a working web application.

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After my study I got a job at the company where I'd done my final project. This involved working on several web application projects. After a year or two I was looking for a way to work on a single product, preferable in a flexible programming language. Since there were no such positions at the company, a recruiter lead me to aanmelder.nl. After the initial meeting I was convinced that aanmelder.nl offered me the two things I was looking for: a focus on continuously developing and improving a product, in a flexible programming language!

Good, better, best
I spend each day making aanmelder.nl better. For every button that doesn't work, or email that isn't sent, we get a notification. My main priority is preventing such issues and fixing them if they occur. I also work on improving our layouts and making it easy to set up your event. In addition to such customer facing issues, I'm also working on internal projects. For example, I'm working on automated testing for our software. Every time we make a change, we want to run a battery of tests before making it public. Making sure things like registering for an event, handling payments, etcetera still work. I hope that in the future, we'll be able to offer aan aanmelder.nl app, and there's still improvements to be made to the layout and design of our participant pages. There's plenty of challenges left!

Google+ social network added to Aanmelder.nl

03 August 2011

google+ googleplus registration

During their registration, participants on Aanmelder.nl can increase the attention for your event actively through social media. This social media marketing feature included already the Twitter and Facebook networks. Today also Google+ was added. Participants can create extra buzz to your event with a single click on their confirmation email.

Get more participants after registrants invite their colleagues

20 July 2011

colleague question registration

Use of Aanmelder.nl results in more participants for your events, because each registrant can invite his colleagues with a single click. This way your registration form works as a viral communication channel. People that register know best which of their contacts share their interest in your conference or workshop. Add the invite-your-colleagues question to your Aanmelder.nl form and fill your event venue in no-time.

Aanmelder.nl registration combines perfectly with your Wordpress or Joomla CMS web site

14 June 2011

registration form wordpress

The registration forms in Aanmelder.nl have been engineered in such a way that you can integrate them in your Wordpress or Joomla website quickly and easily. This integration move the registration of all your participant register to your own web site, while you are still supported by all the features of Aanmelder.nl. The form can be added to each of the pages in your CMS web site.

An integrated form gives you control over the exact styling and branding of your website and makes it easy to direct your participants to other information on your site. A perfect synergy between your own website + the strength of Aanmelder.nl.

Viral event marketing when participants use Twitter and Facebook

03 April 2011

twitter registration

You can create buzz and attention for your event or seminar by yourself, but you can also have your participants do their share. In Aanmelder.nl your participants can Twitter or Facebook "like" your event directly after their registration. By doing so they notify their friends and colleagues of your event and give them a direct link to your registration form on Aanmelder.nl.

Making your event successful was never this easy. Social media give your event the attention that it deserves.

Check-in participants at your conference with QR-code

01 December 2010

To check the registration and payments quickly at the reception of your event, Aanmelder.nl has the option to place a QR bar code in each confirmation message. Your participants will take these bar codes to your conference or workshops where you can scan them easily with a camera.

With a registration validation like this, you can check if the registration is correct in seconds and print a badge if needed.

check-in qrcode

On-site registration and badge at your congress location

01 October 2010

After the arrival of participants at your event location you often want to directly check them in and print them a badge. With the aanmelder check-in module you sent a registration code to your participants with which they check-in in seconds.

Organizing a workshop is even more easy and professional this way and every move of your congress participants becomes transparant.

check-in badge event