Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Photo Story
I decided to try something different this time. Instead of writing a standard blogger’s report, I thought it would be neat to put together a photo story of the event, from the opening day and happy hour to the Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions and events, including the great parties each night.
Unfortunately, I did not arrive until then end of the day Tuesday, just in time for the tail end of Startup Ignite, during SoundCloud’s excellent pitch. See full coverage of all the startups on TechCrunch UK.
As many of you know (see my comments at the end of this blog post), entrepreneurs trying to take dreams to reality hold a dear place in my heart. I see them as the ultimate blend of artist, athlete, business person, and politician (in the good way). They are also the ultimate optimists, following their hearts and dreams, undaunted by the doubters and naysayers, relishing the challenge, creating something out of nothing. Dreams to reality. Yes, we can.
Additional comments and links are below, as well as the rest of this photo story:
The Berlin Web 2.0 Expo was an all around great event, with tight organization, a great staff, and an interesting lineup of speakers, all of whom are listed here on the O’Reilly website.
The 3-day event included lots of great presentations, covering everything from marketing and business models to user experience design and platform architecture.
Below are are links to most/all of the presentation files, keynotes, and Flickr photos:
PS: Special shout out to all everybody that organized and participated in this event, from the O’Rilly folks (this was my first O’Rilly conference and they are as good as the books — I look forward to more of both) to the facilities staff (they were absolutely super) to the speakers to the attendees. Also thanks to our party hosts, berlin-partner.de, TechCrunch UK and Mike Butcher, as well as Rassami and Petra, who handled PR and event logistics, respectively. Great job all! Hope to see you again soon!