Berlin Buzzwords Barcamp 2013
The Berlin Buzzwords BarCamp is back for our forth year! Come along again for great discussions and knowledge sharing with your fellow attendees, on topics like Searching, Storing and Scaling. Note that we're in a different venue this year.
- Where: Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin, Germany
- Date: 2nd June 2013 (the evening before Berlin Buzzwords)
- When: 5.00pm - 9.30pm (registration from 4.30pm)
- Who: Eligible are all registered attendees of Berlin Buzzwords, who have signed up below
Only people who have put their name in the table below are guaranteed to be let in! If you'd like to come along, please sign up below (in the waiting list - we'll hopefully still be able to make room!), and list a brief bit of your interests.
In keeping with the main Berlin Buzzwords conference, we're going to be focusing on similar themes!
The overriding theme of the evening is NoSQL, with a side order of Search. We're especially keen for people to discuss, and give talks on:
- Using NoSQL in new areas
- NoSQL comparisons (eg which is the best project for different content problems?)
- Deploying NoSQL - case studies and war stories
- Searching - Apache Lucene + SOLR tips and tricks
- Real-time analysis
- Data science at scale
- Elastic search tips and tricks
However, being a BarCamp, the exact schedule won't be decided until the day, based on who comes, and what everyone wants to hear about and talk on!
What is it?
BarCamps are a kind of "un-conference", where the schedule isn't decided until the day, and is based on those who attend. Everyone is welcome at them, and everyone can participate in a variety of ways.
The BarCamp at Berlin Buzzwords will be back for our fourth year in 2013, and once again we'll be discussing things around the same themes as the main conference itself. Unlike with the main conference, we don't have a schedule that's defined in advance, just the topics/themes, and an idea of who's coming. We'll do the scheduling at the start, based on who comes and what interests them, then kick off. The schedule may change slightly though, if one topic turns out to be more interesting or bigger than we initially thought! We'll also try to provide some break-out space, so sessions which might just overrun can have somewhere to finish up in, without affecting the next session.
BarCamps are generally more active, participatory and inclusive than regular conferences. Everyone can take part, whether leading a session, providing helpful commentary and insights, sharing experiences, or just asking smart questions. You can also help by blogging / tweeting / sharing photos, to help capture the discussions and information, both for those not at the event, and yourselves for the future!
Berlin Buzzwords - our sister event - 2 day conference on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 5th June on Search, Store and Scale
We are still looking for sponsors to pay for food and drinks. If you are interested in supporting the Barcamp please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything is taking place on the evening of Sunday 2nd June
Note - schedule is still provisional, we hope to confirm the start time shortly!
- 4.30pm - Doors open, registration begins
- 5.00pm - Welcome, and Introduction to BarCamps session
- 5.15pm - Session scheduling - you decide what you want to hear about!
- 5.30pm - First sessions begin
- 7.00pm - Food arrives, discussions continue
- 7.30pm - Sessions resume
- 9.00pm - Sessions end
- 9.15pm - Retire to a nearby pub for more beer
(We can potentially add an extra session at 9.30pm if there's demand, we'll decide on the day!)
|Time||Main Room||Room 2||Room 3|
Most sessions will run for 30 minutes, so we should be able to get through a lot of different topics and interests over the course of the night! We'll aim to run multiple sessions (probably 2, sometimes 3) in different rooms.
Please note we're in a different venue this year!
This year, the BarCamp will be held at Kulturbrauerei, which also hosts the main conference. We've a number of spaces available at Kulturbrauerei, with the exact mix to be used likely to depend on the weather. (We'll use the lovely backyard outside if we can do!)
Kulturbrauerei is located at Prenzlauerberg Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin, Germany. It's a short walk from the Eberswalder Str. S+U Bahn Station.
As with last year, we hope to have several rooms available for sessions.
If you'd like to help out, please sign up here! We're after people to help with:
- Registration (manning the desk, helping produce copies of the schedule etc)
- Local advice (for people coming to the BarCamp and the conference) Please also have a look at the conference wiki, and add more information there!
- Setting up whiteboards, shedule charts, projectors etc before hand
- Posting the schedule online (once we've done the scheduling on the day)
- Duplicating the schedule for all the rooms
We're slightly limited on space, so we'd ask that people wishing to come along sign up below. If the main section is full, put yourself on the waiting list, and we'll let you know nearer the time if we'll be able to squeeze you in....
To sign up, make sure you're signed in to the buzzwords site (see just under the banner), then click "EDIT" in the top left, and edit this wiki page.
|1||Nick Burch||@Gagravarr||Organiser, Apache Tika, Raspberry Pi, and what's hot in NoSQL!|
|2||Isabel Drost||@MaineC Co-Organiser||All things scalable and search|
|3||Jan Lehnardt||All things NoSQL (and Apache CouchDB of course)|
|4||Simon Willnauer||@s1m0nw||All things searchable (in particular Apache Lucene)|
|5||Eric Evans||@jericevans||All things NoSQL (and Apache Cassandra of course)|
|6||Marcus Granström||@pecke01||All things scalable and search|
|7||Joel Abrahamsson||@joelabrahamsson||All things scalable and search|
|8||Rafał Kuć||@kucrafal||All things scalable and search|
|9||Florian Hopf||@fhopf||Search and everything related|
|10||Anne Veling||@anneveling||Search (Lucene, ElasticSearch) and scalability|
|11||Hannes Korte||Search and NLP|
|13||Muralidharan Deenathayalan||@muralidharand||Apache Cassandra and its plus and minus !|
|14||Jilles van Gurp||@jillesvangurp||Elasticsearch & Geo stuff|
|15||Sebastian Schelter||@sscdotopen||large scale data analysis|
|16||Anton Lebedevich||@widdoc||Performance metrics analysis, Erlang|
|17||Otis Gospodnetić||@otisg||Large scale data processing, Performance, Analytics, ElasticSearch, Solr|
|18||Dmitry Kan||@dmitrykan||Scalable search, NLP, Lucene / Solr|
|19||Radu Gheorghe||All things scalable and search|
|20||Jonas Dohse||@dohse||Realtime and In-Memory|
|21||Daniel Trümper||@truemped||Search, Realtime|
|22||Liz Macfie||Large scale data analysis|
|23||Tarn Barford||@tarnacious||Computing, various|
If the list above is full, please put yourself on the waiting list below. We'll confirm nearer the time if we can extend registration to include those of you waiting, it'll depend on rounding up extra sponsorship to cover your dinner too!
Things we need
(please -cross out- if you're able to help out with something, and put your name next to it)
- -A projector for the 1st room- provided by NewThinking
- A projector for the 2nd room
- Extra stationary for labelling, scheduling etc
- USB Keyboard and HDMI/Composite to projector cables, for a Raspberry Pi demo
- Food (Please get in contact if you can help sponsor food!)
- Beer (Please get in contact if you can help sponsor beer!)
- Coloured A4 paper (or A5 at a pinch)
- white A4 paper
- a roll of wrapping paper
- a roll of white sticky foil
- a pair of scissors
- masking tape
- scotch tape
- name tags
The venue is Kulturbrauerei, which is hosting the main conference as well. This not the same venue as last year!
The address is: Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin, Germany
For more details see also the route planner at http://www.bvg.de
Tags for twitter flickr, delicious, ma.gnolia, technorati etc. We'll be using the tag #bbuzz , in common with the main conference
What to bring
- Laptop/Tablet/SmartPhone (so you can look things up, post etc)
- If your laptop drinks batteries, a charger + a power strip
- A plugboard (powerstrip) to make sure we have enough sockets
- If you're using a Mac for a presentation, VGA adapters
- Spare battery (if you need one to last 5+ hours)
- An idea for a session, presentation, talk or hacking. Whatever, it's your choice!
- A smile