Hackathons and Meetups

On and around Berlin Buzzwords we have organized meetups and hackathons for you 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 to participate in meetups, workshops and hackathons for an intense and focused insight into their favorite topics. They are organized by meetup groups as well as local companies. 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!

Below is the summary of all hackathons and meetups in chronological order:

June 11: amazon Alexa bootcamp

This will be a hands-on session and will include coding. If attendees have a Dot or Echo, they should please bring it with them. Amazon will also have Mark Bate as experienced solution architect from the Amazon Alexa team.

WHEN & WHERE: Palais Kulturbrauerei (Galerie), Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin from 6pm to appr. 9pm
REGISTRATION: please sign up here: http://www.cvent.com/d/25qsc2

June 13: Rethinking Stream Processing with Apache Kafka

Join Confluent for an Apache Kafka meetup in Berlin on June 13th from 5:45pm.  Our guest speaker Michael Noll will be talking about Rethinking Stream Processing with Apache Kafka: Applications vs. Clusters, Streams vs. Databases. The details can be found below. See you there!

WHEN & WHERE: @ Deloitte Analytics Insitute(top floor), Hohenzollerndamm 150-151, 14199 Berlin (map) from 5:45pm to 7:45 pm
REGISTRATION: please, sign up here and feel free to check out the meetup page

June 13: plista X Berlin Buzzwords workshop: Create your own chatbot!

plista will be a part of this year's Berlin Buzzwords Conference! They will be hosting a workshop on Chatbots in their mensa. plista uses Chatbots for data democratization and small tasks. Parallel to the Berlin Buzzwords conference, which is about storing, processing, streaming and searchability of large amounts of digital data, plista would like to share their passion with you.

WHEN & WHERE: @ plista GmbH, Torstr. 33-35, 10119 Berlin (map) from 6:30pm onwards
REGISTRATION: please, sign up here - plista X Berlin Buzzwords Workshop

June 14: Apache Flink Meetup

Join the Apache Flink Meetup for an evening of pizza, beer, and the latest and greatest on Apache Flink® at their host idealo.

7:00 pm Pizza, Beer, Networking

7:30 pm Introduction by idealo

7:40 pm Stateful Stream Processing with Apache Flink – Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai, data Artisans

8:30 pm An introduction to Apache Beam via Nexmark, a benchmark suite for batch and streaming systems – Ismaël Mejía, Talend

WHEN & WHERE: @idealo Internet GmbH, Ritterstr. 11, 10969 Berlin (map)
REGISTRATION: you can register here and find out who else is attending

June 14: MICES Mix-Camp E-commerce Search

MICES is a one day event on E-Commerce Search. The goal of the event is to bring together participants of different backgrounds (IT, product managers, UX designers, search managers, information retrieval specialists, search technology vendors, etc.) to discuss challenges, ideas, best practices and case studies in the e-commerce search domain. 

WHEN & WHERE: MICES will be hosted by myToys, Potsdamer Straße 192, 10783 Berlin (map) from 8:30pm onwards
REGISTRATION: you can register here

June 15: Document-oriented Data design with RavenDB

Document-Oriented NoSQL databases have great potential to provide flexibility, scalability and performance for their users. The first step to fulfill this potential is building the "foundation" - planning the way we would store data in a very different database from the
traditional SQL.

WHEN & WHERE:  rent24 GmbH, Potsdamer Straße 182, 10783 Berlin (map), from 10am to 6pm
REGISTRATION: please, sign up via e-mail here: mku@newthinking.de


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