October 11 and 12, we experienced an important milestone for Hansken: the first international Hansken.io Community Meeting! During this two-day meeting at Bleyenberg in The Hague, we received our international Hansken partners in person. An important and interesting gathering where all those present got to know each other, shared knowledge and questions and thus got a colorful idea of the Hansken Community and all its angles.
Hansken Community in real life
The turnout and interest were high: a total of 78 attendees from 8 countries and from 16 different organizations visited the Hansken.io Meeting (.io = input/output). We welcomed among others the Dutch FIOD, Ministry of Internal and Kingdom Relations, NVWA, ILT, NLA, Dutch police, University of Applied Science Leiden, Norwegian NCIS, Suisse Customs and the Finish police. After many virtual Community moments, the main goal was to finally be able to look each other in the eyes and see who all work with Hansken. And of course to discuss the different perspectives, the questions that arise and to see where we can help each other.
360 degree program: multiple Hansken angles
We all work with Hansken from many different perspectives. For example, we have the users who conduct case investigations with Hansken, digital experts who support the digital components of an investigation, the operators who are responsible for the system on premise and of course the developers who are continuously working on the further development of the Hansken software. Considering all these different groups were represented at the meeting, multiple subjects were presented:
- The development of the Hansken Community and the launch of a new Hansken Portal. A place where everyone who works with Hansken can find each other, share knowledge, ask questions, find answers and keep an eye on all new developments.
- Presentation of new features and status regarding the new Hansken user interface (HUIB).
- The Hansken Academic Network - on collaboration with science.
- The Hansken Software Development Kit with which new plugins can be developed.
- Attention to AI models in Hansken - a presentation plus a demo with AI in Hansken and concluding a joint brainstorm about AI that resulted in great ideas.
- And a general update on where we stand with Hansken and what is now being worked on.