Berlin and developers

Berlin, again …

In February, I was on the Lean Startup summit. Great event, a lot to learn. I went there as a coach, and return as a coach with a totally different perspective.
This time, my goal was to attend “We are developers” conference. Again, my first question was: Is it this event for me?
But, first things first.

“We are developers” is the world’s largest developers congress. After greeting words from organizers, the first speaker was Garry Kasparov, a famous chess player. He had a great speech in front of more than a thousand developers.
“AI is augmented. We aren’t being replaced. We’re being promoted!”
Dorothee Bär had an inspiring talk about the future of innovation and politics.
Next speaker was Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Trello and founder of Stack Overflow. His presentation was about “Building world class Companies”
Another interesting speaker, John Romero, the award-winning game designer and co-founder of 8 widely successful game companies, including id software (Quake).
Next was a presentation of Flutter – Google’s latest innovation for mobile, web, and desktop apps.

Next day, the great event was at its peak. Everyone waited for presentation “25 years of PHP”. Of course, with the inventor of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. PHP has been around for almost as long as the web.


In those two days, the participants had the opportunity to listen to more than 200 talks, more than 100 workshops, and meet new faces from all over the world.


The first day was without free water (it cost 4 euro per bottle). Waiting in a long line to buy a meal much more expensive than downtown. It was corrected the next day, Too many stages (almost ten) and you need to run from stage to stage.

Finally, this was a really big event. Definitely worth to be seen. Good organization. Good security.

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