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Ignite Berlin wrap up

May 24, 2012 | By |

Over the last few years I’ve developed a ritual: After any event I help run, the morning after, I sleep in a bit and have a long breakfast. Disconnected, no phone calls, just kicking back.

While the evening of any event includes tons of great conversations, and often even a party of sorts, it’s a very different speed and triggers different parts of my brain. The morning after breakfast is a good way to calm down, reset, stay sane, and enjoy life. It also helps to procrastinate the follow up a bit, which is a nice bonus I’m happy to take advantage of.

Now with three things in the space of about two weeks, it was a bit hectic as I mentioned before. It was so busy, in fact, that I had to break my habit and skip the morning-after breakfast two out of three times. But now here I sit and have my breakfast after a nice, long run, and skim how Ignite Berlin went down last night according to Twitter and emails and Instagram, and I have to say I’m quite happy. It seems like both theh speakers and the audience quite enjoyed the night, which is the most important, and our merry little crew of organizers also had a blast, so I couldn’t be happier with it.

So, long story short: A big, big thank you to all the fantastic speakers, everybody who showed up despite the warm summer night and started all the fun conversations, to Ela and her team up at Supermarkt Berlin (a great location, by the way!) and of course to my co-organizers Claudia and Yasmina!

By the way, this is what Ignite looked like from the stage:

Full house #igniteberlin

(awesome!)

ps. Videos of the talks will hopefully be up soon on igniteberlin.com. Yes, chances are there’s going to be another Ignite later this year.