'Bier mit Airbrake' was our first official drinkup. Being the first it went with a few bumps, but it was a good event with developers venturing out in freezing -12c ( 10 in Fahrenheit) conditions.
I arrived in Berlin on Monday 6th, and stayed in an AirBnB apartment in the Kreuzberg district with @Gr2m from Minutes.io. Kreuzberg has historically been a poorer part of Berlin, even though it was in West Berlin. If it was in San Francisco it would be called Turkish town. The kebabs are phenomenal.
@Gr2m and myself worked at Co-Up. An intimate co-working space in the Kreuzberg district. Co-Up is ran by upStream, a rails consultancy and makers of cobot.me . Working at Co-Up was a pleasure, it had a great buzz and it was great to see everyone going for lunch together. @janl has some great coffee making skills and Voos barrista outshone himself. This was my first time drinking Club-Mate a high caffeine low sugar energy drink; it takes a little like fermented tea. Delicious.
Bier Mit Airbrake was hosted at C-Base a non-profit with the purpose of increasing knowledge and skills pertaining to computer software, hardware and data networks. It's a bit like walking into a Red Dwarf set. The meetup went well, with a small turn of out of Airbrake users. Due to some confusion with the bar-bot some Airbrakers got turned away; we're really sorry to these guys. We'll make it much clearer next time. I'll be featuring a few of the attenedes on the Awesome Airbraker blog in the coming weeks; a short rundown was
Yes. You can buy cigarettes at the checkout!
Greogors CouchDB talk at Co-Up.