Today I got an email of my old friend Willem van den Broek. He pointed me to a major milestone in the Dutch Visual Basic community. This month we are celebrating our 20th anniversary! Unbelievable, we started the Dutch Visual Basic Group for exact twenty years ago! In that time I knew Willem from a thing called Fido Net, let’s say the predecessor of the Internet. With a couple of other people we decided to start a user group, publish a magazine and organize offline user group meetings. We started VB-Net, a Fido Net based Visual Basic community. We had the same goal: Teach each other and learn from each other!