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Coverage for Berlin 2015
First of all: what a great few days in Berlin. I had such a joy and fun in running the second Berlin edition last week. To everybody who gave me feedback: no matter if by talking to me, writing me, writing a blog post, or tweeting, I appreciate all of it and it is the fuel that keeps me running and continuing beyond tellerrand – thanks.
I am about to write a longer post about how I feel after running an event. About the joy during the event, the loneliness and emptiness after the event is over and much more. This blog post, however, is meant to collect all the coverage for the Berlin 2015 edition. Everything I get notice of will be listed below and I keep updating it until nothing more arrives. If you have anything, that should be included, no matter if you have created it yourself or found it, please email me and let me know.
So here we go …
A Few Numbers
During the event we blew 50 GB up to the internet and sucked 150 GB out of it. Over 840 devices ave been connected with the event wifi during the two days with a number of 427 being the most devices being connected simultaneously. 21 fantastic partners supported the event with blood, sweat and money and paid coffee, a few drinks and snacks at the warm-up for everyone – see bottom of the archive page. 15 official media partner helped and spread the word about the event. 14 volunteers helped onsite to run the event smoothly. Delegates came from 27 different countries including Israel, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Pakistan, USA and many more. In 23 hours of being in the Admiralspalast, we drank 132 litres of coffee, 98 litres of soft drinks, 161 litres of water, 9 litres of whine, 209 litres of beer and ate 115 pretzel. 1 person won an Apple Watch (thanks to SiteGround in the final raffle – actually two, but the first person did not want to have it – and 3 people are able to attend the next Typo Berlin for free as they won a ticket.
- Martin Kraft shot many nice and mixed impressions
- Martin Perlbach also has a great set of shots in his Flickr account
- Raphael Rychetsky created a set of photos on Flickr with a variety of portraits of speakers and attendees
- Daniel Rauber took a few photos of the event including me, promoting SiteGround socks
- Stefan Nitzsche uploaded a fantastic set of shots to his Flickr account. Worth checking them.
- Richard Wiggins published his Fotos from #btconf and Berlin on Flickr.
I am always amazed by blog posts of attendees, speakers, and partners and how they see and experience the events I run. Here are the blog post I got notice of and I hope to add more soon.
- Niklas Jordan wrote about his three days at beyond tellerrand (German)
- Stefan Sommer visited Fronteers Conference shortly before beyond tellerrand in Berlin and has written nice recap (German)
- Sarah Pankratz of Pier2Port attended the Interface Bootcamp workshop with Aarron Walter and wrote a details wrap-up with nice photos (German)
- A really long, complete, and great post comes from Mitch Rynart, who gives you 10 Takeaways From beyond tellerrand (English)
- James Hall, who spoke at last year’s Berlin edition, has written four posts summarising the talks (English)
- Mirjam Bornschein has written a very nice blog post not only summarising talks, but also describing atmosphere and possible sense of the event – thanks. (German)
- Pascal and Hauke have been at the workshop with Brad Frost and the conference. Here is a recap of the event for you. (German)
- Martin Kohlhaas did not enjoy the choice of talks this year as much as he did last year. I don’t agree with this, but that is all a matter of taste. (German)
- Nele Hüttermann has written a blog post full of nice words about Berlin. Thanks a lot. (German)
- Brad Frost has written a transcript for his talk in Berlin
Maggie Appleton not only did the core design for this year’s Berlin event, but also brought her Wacom Cintiq Companion to take beautiful sketchnotes. Also Nadine Roßa created really nice sketchnotes, as well as Elyse Viotto … all listed below
- Maggie Appleton uploaded her really lovely sketchnotes to Behance
- Nadine Roßa posted her sketchnotes on Flickr
- Sketchnotes by Loris Grillet published on his Flickr account
The Berlin 2015 pages automatically turn into an archive for the event when it is over. In this archive you find the bio, talk description, slides (if given to me), sketchnotes in music (if produced), and video of her/his talk (if I have permission to publish it). So far the following talks are online:
- Jake Archibald and Modern Progressive Enhancement
- Brendan Dawes with Plug and Play
- Nathan Peretic and Jay Fanelli and the talk Punctus Contra Punctum
- Brad Frost with his talk about Style Guide Best Practices
- Steve Souders and Mark Zeman talking Design and Performance
- Marcy Sutton with her explanation on How to Win at Mobile Accessibility
- Aarron Walter is showing the meaning of Building Great Design Teams
- Martina Flor designed both shirts for 2015, Düsseldorf and Berlin, and she gave a good talk on her work titled Telling good from bad
- Scott Jenson is encouraging us to Build the Physical Web together
- Steph Rieger asks us for imagination about the Physical Web (also follow this medium blog of Steph, if you are interested in the topic)
- Chip Kidd was invited to give the evening talk. A talk meant to inspire, entertain and enjoy. And that is what at least I did a lot …
- Tobias Frere-Jones gave a talk about bank notes and lottery tickets and how they have been made secure in the Colonial period. Wonderful geeky ;)
- Steph Troeth gave a talk called “The Hidden Plot Device”. See how storytelling and User Experience share a lot of things.
- Glenn Garriock of FormFiftyFive recorded a video asking the attendees how they switch off – some interesting and entertaining answers came out. Worth watching this 4-minute video.
All other talks will be online as soon as I get the OK from the speakers.
Don’t miss to also listen to the tracks of past events at Soundcloud.
If you attended beyond tellerrand before, you know that I always try to have t-shirts for the event, which will not only be worn to sleep in them or to renovate and paint your living room. I hope that choosing designers with a good taste to design the shirts helps to achieve this. In the past I had Holger Lamers, Gio Proietto, James Paterson, Mike Kus, and Jon Burgerman designing the shirt for the attendees.
This year I have asked Martina Flor to design the shirts for five years of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. And because I liked the idea of celebrating a birthday twice a year, I asked her to do a sequel and design another “Five” for beyond tellerrand in Berlin. While I have chosen a black shirt with white print for the thin version of “Five” in Düsseldorf, I decided to go with a little bit more color and went with a night blue shirt and a lime green print.
Those who attended at beyond tellerrand know that I always have someone creating wonderful opening titles for each event. One reason is to say thanks to the speakers with this, but also I usually hope to set the audience in the right mood for whats coming. This year’s titles are – though all have been really nice so far – some of the best I ever had. From the idea, through the beautifully look & feel and well chosen audio, to the production and realisation. Sebastian Lange did an amazing job and baked a cake where every speaker is one ingredient of it. Thank you, Sebastian!
That’s it for now, November 11. But I am sure I will update this post many times with new coverage. I will mention what I update in a short summary below this post, but add the new coverage above. Please let me know, if I missed something or if you have written or post something.
Update 12 November 2015: Added more videos of the talks to the list. Added more coverage: sketchnotes by Nadine Roßa, blog post by Mirjam Bornschein and Pascal and Hauke. Added the amount of what we drank.
Update 16 November 2015: Maggie’s wonderful sketchnotes added. Blog post by Martin Kohlhaas added. Videos of Chip Kidd and Tobias Frere-Jones added. Sketchnotes by Loris Grillet added.
Update 19 November 2015: Added a nice blog post by Nele Hüttermann.
Update 23 November 2015: Added photos by Stefan Nitzsche. Added Video by Glenn Garriock. Added title song of Berlin by Tobi Lessnow (aka Baldower).
Update 25 November 2015: Added video of Steph Troeth's talk.
Update 9 December 2015: Added a new Baldower Song. This time featuring Brendan Dawes.
Update 15 December 2015: Added Brad Frost’s transcript for his talk to the list of blog posts.
Update 17 December 2015: Added photos of Richard Wiggins to the list.