UXcamp Europe: wow!


That is all I can say about the awesome feedback we got after the UXcamp Europe taking place a week ago.

To give you an idea:

  • @elreiss: “UXcamp Europe in Berlin was a SMASH success. Thanks to the fab organizers for making this happen. And keep it open and dynamic!”
  • http://twitpic.com/1sh7mw: “Ranjeet Kumar came from India to #uxce10 and says it was a best conference he ever attended (other were paid).”
  • Hilko Holweg (maczarr.de) “Das Camp zählt zu den besten, die ich bisher besucht habe.” [The Camp is among the best I ever attended.]

During the closing session on Sunday some were suggesting to have the UXcamp take place either twice a year or make it 4 days long. Well, this might be a little too much for us to organize, but maybe there are others out there who want to do a camp themselves. We’d love to support you in that, so please speak up!

One thing we should not forget is that we only set the infrastructure for the weekend, but the participants filled it with live. Therefore, we have to thank for 57 great sessions (Saturday and Sunday). You can find many of the presentations on slideshare, where we even were a featured event! Many people helped us at either serving coffee all the time or taking care of the cloakroom, which we couldn’t have done ourselves. So, a big THANK YOU to all the 400 people who came to Adlershof to share this weekend with us.

About a third, maybe even more people were traveling a long way since they are not living in Germany. Some were even coming from different continents! We are really happy that we were able to welcome you in Berlin. In my opinion it is quite exceptional that so many people traveled that far just for a BarCamp.

When meeting people after the camp a lot are asking me: “You are doing it next year as well, don’t you?” Well, we have not yet talked about that. It is quite time consuming to organize a BarCamp for 400 people. On the other hand, I have the impression that if we won’t do it again, people might get angry with us and stop talking to us. We’ll let you know…

Speak up! Let us know what you think.