Berlin Buzzwords 2017 in a nutshell!

Only a week to go before the 8th edition of Berlin Buzzwords kicks off at Kulturbrauerei! Tech talks, workshops, meetups and hackarthons – it's easy to get lost in the sea of upcoming events. We want to make your navigation through the Buzzwords easier and provide a quick overview of what you can expect from this year's conference.


The conference kicks off with a barcamp on June 11, hosted by Nick Burch. The registration opens at 2 pm at Palais Atelier of Kulturbrauerei, the barcamp takes place from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. Discuss the latest buzzwords from the world of search and big data, get some drinks at the bar and enjoy the brand new roof-top terrace!


Our conference program, selected by our amazing Program Committee, takes place on four stages, all located within Kulturbrauerei: Kesselhaus, Maschinenhaus, Palais Atelier, and Moon Lounge, with the exception of keynotes that are held at Kino.

Both conference days start with keynotes, followed by regular program, from 11 am to 6 pm. You can find the full conference schedule here. If you are having trouble picking a session, you can take a look at the program highlights put together by the Berlin Buzzwords team.

We are happy to invite all attendees to a get-together BBQ on Monday, starting from 6 pm at Palais Atelier.

For the first time this year we have launched a #bbuzz app that contains information about program, speakers, partners, and exhibitors. Compile your own schedule and don‘t miss a talk!


The session program starts on Monday, June 12 with a keynote "Free and Open Source software today" by Karen Sandler at 9:45 am at Kino, Kulturbrauerei. Karen is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, co-organizer of Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program to draw more women and people of color into Free and Open source software, and a pro bono counsel to the FSF and GNOME. See her session abstract here

The second conference day, June 13 kicks off with a keynote "Bridging the gap between data sceptics and data evangelists" by Duncan Ross at 9:30 am at Kino, Kulturbrauerei. Duncan has been a data miner since the mid 1990s. He currently leads the Data Science team at Times Higher Education, and is the Chair of Trustees of DataKind UK, a not for profit that hopes to improve the entire not for profit sector by helping them make the most of the big data revolution. Read more about his session here.


We have organized supporting hackathons and meetups on and around Berlin Buzzwords to provide an intense and focused insight into your favorite tech topics. Berlin Buzzwords participants can attend for free after they successfully registered to the conference. Please, bear in mind that some events require special registration due to the limited number of participants! Please, visit our Hackathons & Meetups page for a detailed look.


Berlin Buzzwords traditionally take place at Kulturbrauerei in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. Please, consult our Venue page to read more about the location and figure out the best way to get there. First time in Berlin? Feel free to peruse our picks for museums, restaurants and bars in #bbuzz Berlin guide here.

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