We're just a few days away from the start of our 5th ever Berlin Buzzwords, and preparations are in full swing! To help those of you who are arriving early, here's what's on this Sunday (our day zero).
Sunday's main event is our ever popular BarCamp. As usual, we'll be hosting a wide range of discussions, talks, presentations and debates about all things Search, Scale and Store. Everyone is welcome, whether to attend, speak, debate, ask smart questions, blog, tweet, help, or everything in between!
1) This year we celebrate the fifth edition of Berlin Buzzwords Conference!
2) Berlin Buzzwords takes place at a former Brewery
3) How to get there
4) It starts with a Barcamp on May 25
5) There are great Meetups and Hackathons around the conference
Before and after the two days of Berlin Buzzwords conference, it's time to get involved, make things happen and work on high quality and deep technical content. Besides the annual barcamp on Sunday we offer attendees the possibility of visiting meetups, workshops and hackathons for an intense and focused insight into their favorite topics. They are organised by volunteers and hosted by Berlin Buzzwords as well as local companies. Berlin Buzzwords attendees are free to go to any of these after successful registration.
Here's the list of Hackathons and Meetups:
On Tuesday, May 27, Dmitry Mescheryakov from Mirantis will talk about OpenStack cloud. OpenStack is a fast growing cloud platform. Hadoop was brought there a year ago by Sahara (ex. Savanna) project. The Project's aim is to remove the entry barrier for running Hadoop on OpenStack.
This year we've conducted interviews with our Berlin Buzzwords Speakers to get to know them better. How did they get started developing software? What will their talks be about? What do they hope to accomplish by giving their talk? What do the expect?
You can find the interviews here.
How time flies: This year we celebrate the fifth edition of Berlin Buzzwords Conference! It all began in 2010 with an announcment at FOSDEM: Berlin Buzzwords - a conference focusing on scalable search, storage and processing - was to take place in early June in Berlin. The first Berlin Buzzwords Conference presented speakers like Grant Ingersoll, Eric Evans, Doug Judd, Michael Busch, Steve Loughran, Frank Scholten and Sean Owen. The conference featured talks from the NoSQL community, Lucene, Apache Mahout and Hadoop. More than 300 attendees filled the venue "Kosmos Berlin" to join presentations of international speakers specific to the three tags "search", "store" and "scale".
7 weeks to go until Berlin Buzzwords 2014! We're already busy with preparations and planning and we're excited about the upcoming fifth edition of the event. For the conference days, we need some additional support. That's why we're asking you for help. We're looking for a few people who would like to be part of our team as a #bbuzz volunteer, assisting us and helping to make Berlin Buzzwords a great experience.
We're happy to publish the list of speakers and sessions for Berlin Buzzwords 2014 conference program!
This year's program is full of interesting topics. There is a good amount of machine learning/data analytics that makes a whole program track. Then we have a lot of search topics, some Hadoop talks. Storage/NoSQL talks are also in, although a bit less. We have great talks that offer background insights, e.g. "Scoring for human beings" by Britta Weber, "Randomize your tests and it will blow your socks off" by Dawid Weiss and "Consensus and Consistency" by Neha Narula.
tl;dr - We're inviting you to submit your proposal for a talk or workshop on the Open Stage until May 8, 2014!
Are you working on a new project that you would like to share with others and get feedback? This year, we're having an Open Stage again, giving you the opportunity to hold a talk or workshop for a topic of your choice. This is the place for your thoughts and ideas or maybe for your first speaking experience in front of a kind and very interested audience.
While planning your trip to Berlin Buzzwords, it's well worth trying to arrive on the Sunday 25th May. Firstly because that'll mean you get a chance to see some of the lovely city of Berlin, but more importantly so you can attend the Sunday evening pre-conference BarCamp!
We are excited about more than 120 submissions for Berlin Buzzwords 2014! What an amazing finish: Nearly half of the talks were submitted on the last day of the Call. Every year it is really thrilling for us to observe the proposals coming in at the last moment. Again it seems that we have a huge amount of inspiring and terrific session ideas. In the next weeks our program committee will review and evaluate the numerous proposals. We will let you know a s soon as possible if your submission is accepted.
Corporate-Design: Extragestaltung, Margarethe Hausstätter
Ilustration: cyan, Berlin