Hackathons & Meetups

Amazon Alexa bootcamp

At this year’s Berlin Buzzwords Amazon will have their first 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.

He will give an introduction about the development of Alexa Skills und guide attendees through the process of developing skills for Alexa.

Attendees should bring a Notebook and have a AWS and Amazon Developer Account prepared.

Everybody who has already done something cool with Alexa and would like to share is also very welcome.

To register for the workshop, go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/25qsc2


Palais Kulturbrauerei (Galerie), Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


11. Juni, 2017: 6 pm - 9 pm

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Apache Flink Meetup X Berlin Buzzwords @idealo

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

By Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai, data Artisans

As Apache Flink continues to push the boundaries of stateful stream processing as an integral part of its past releases, increasing numbers of users are starting to realize the potential of stateful stream processing as a promising paradigm for robust and reactive data analytics as well as event-driven applications.

This talk aims at covering the general idea and motivations of stateful stream processing, and how Flink enables it with its powerful set of state management features and programming APIs. In addition to that, we will also take a look at the recent advancements related to Flink's state management and large state handling that were driven by our team at data Artisans team in the latest version 1.3 (expected release by end of May / early June).

8:30 pm tba



idealo Internet GmbH

Ritterstr. 11, Berlin (Karte)


On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 – 7:00 pm

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Document-Oriented Data Design with RavenDB

This workshop is designed for developers who have some experience with relational (SQL) databases and would like to learn how to handle data modeling in document-oriented NoSQL databases.
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.

In this workshop, participants will learn the theory and the practical knowledge required for
modeling data for a scalabale and performant database.

Attendees should bring a Notebook

* Introduction into document-oriented databases
    ** documents - what are they
    ** eventual consistency
* Document-Oriented Database Concepts
    ** denormalization
    ** aggregates
* Hands-on 1 --> basic data modeling using RavenDB
    ** Basic introduction 1 - CRUD in RavenDB
    ** Basic introduction 2 - Querying in RavenDB
    ** Model simple data for a demo project using RavenDB
* Handling relationships
    ** Query-time relationships vs. Relationships embedded in data vs. Indexing-time relationships
    ** Transformers
    ** Embedded document vs. external reference
* Implementing Relationships
    ** One-to-one
    ** One-to-many
    ** Hierarchy
* Hands-on 2 --> model data using RavenDB
    ** Model advanced data for a demo project using RavenDB

Space is limited to ten 10 attendees. To register please write an email with the subject matter "Document-Oriented Data Design with RavenDB" to Melanie: mku@newthinking.de


rent24 GmbH
Potsdamer Straße 182
D-10783 Berlin


Thursday, June  15, 2017

From: 10 am – 6pm

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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, …) to discuss challenges, ideas, best practices and case studies in the e-commerce search domain. 

The format of the event will be a mix of scheduled talks and self-organising sessions. Registration is required.


MICES will be hosted by myToys.
Potsdamer Straße 192
10783 Berlin


14 June 2017, starting at 8:30 am

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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.

The goal of the Chatbot workshop is to familiarize you with Slack Bots and get hands-on!

It will start with a presentation about potential use cases for Chatbots and trends; then, they would like to run a project with you. Take your laptops with you, so that you can develop some Chatbots together.

plista will provide Docker containers, which will already be able to connect to Slack Channels!

There will be pizza and refreshments!

Hope to see you there!

Check out their tech page!


plista GmbH, Torstr. 33-35, 10119 Berlin


Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 18:30

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!


5:45pm: Doors open 
6:00pm - 6:45pm: Rethinking Stream Processing with Apache Kafka: Applications vs. Clusters, Streams vs. Databases -  Michael Noll, Confluent 
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Networking, Pizza and Drinks

More info: https://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Apache-Kafka-Meetup-by-Confluent/events/24...

Register here: http://go.confluent.io/2017.06.13-EMEA-Germany-BerlinMeetup_Register.html


Deloitte Analytics Insitute
Hohenzollerndamm 150-151 (top floor), Berlin


Tuesday, June 13, from 17:45h