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WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, opens developer’s congress in Berlin
Summary of the blog post
With a captivating opening keynote address by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the visionary inventor of the World Wide Web, the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 was formally launched at the CityCube of Messe Berlin on July 27-28, 2023. This unique event attracted world-renowned executives and technology enthusiasts from around the globe to Berlin, transforming the dynamic startup hub into a vibrant meeting place for the global software development community.
In addition to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the congress brought together renowned experts and leaders from the tech industry, who shed light on the current challenges and future potential of the industry in inspiring presentations, workshops and discussion panels. Participants had the opportunity to explore the latest technologies, exchange innovative ideas and make valuable contacts in the global tech community. The exhibition booths offered a diverse range of innovative solutions and futuristic technologies. From virtual reality experiences to groundbreaking software solutions.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British Computer Scientist and is considered a pioneer of the Internet. Among other things, he developed the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and the associated Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), as well as the world's first web browser. His groundbreaking contributions not only shaped the modern Internet, but also paved the way for the future of the technology.
But why Berlin, anyway?
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 is one of many events planned with the help of the Berlin Congress Fund. We talked to Gerry Schneider, VP Events about how he perceived the planning with the Kongressfonds Berlin and why Berlin is the ideal location for the congress.
Berlin Convention Office: Gerry, what was the objective of this event?
Gerry Schneider: "Our WeAreDevelopers World Congress is an annual event focused on promoting technology, innovation and development. The main objective of the conference is to bring together developers*, IT experts, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts to share knowledge, network and discuss the latest trends and developments in the tech industry.
The congress aims to create a platform where professionals and experts can share their knowledge and experiences, to broaden awareness of the possibilities of technology and to offer new perspectives. Through presentations, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities, WeAreDevelopers World Congress provides an inspiring environment to drive innovation, explore new business opportunities and foster collaboration between different industries and disciplines.
In addition, the conference also addresses topics such as diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, education and training for developers, and ethical and social aspects of technology. In addition to organizing the annual WeAreDevelopers World Congress, WeAreDevelopers offers Europe's leading IT job platform specifically tailored to the needs of the tech industry."
Why is Berlin a good fit for WAD?
"Berlin is a good fit for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress - and vice versa. The congress helps to further strengthen Berlin as a leading location for technology and development and to drive collaboration in the tech industry. But there are even more reasons:
Berlin has become one of the leading technology hubs in Europe and is home to numerous innovative startups, tech companies and research institutes.
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress provides a platform to further promote and showcase this technological expertise and Berlin's potential.
Diverse tech community
Berlin has a diverse and vibrant tech community.
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress brings together developers, IT experts, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts from various fields and offers them the opportunity to share their knowledge and network.
The event strengthens collaboration within Berlin's tech scene and promotes innovation.
Openness and creativity
Berlin is known for its open and creative atmosphere.
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress emphasizes innovation and creative approaches to solutions.
Berlin provides the appropriate setting for this open and experimental mindset.
Berlin is an international city with a diverse population and a strong global orientation.
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress attracts participants and speakers from all over the world and offers an international perspective on the tech industry.
The conference strengthens global networking and the exchange of ideas across national borders.
What was your experience with the Kongressfond Berlin?
"The Kongressfond Berlin is a great and important initiative of the state of Berlin that makes it a little easier for us as organizers to deal with the economic situation better. We also applied for this year's WeAreDevelopers World Congress and received positive feedback within a short time. The simple and straightforward handling of the congress fund makes Berlin even more attractive for us."
Thank you very much for the interview!
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023: Berlin as host
Berlin as a venue and our team at visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office can be proud to have supported the organisers and made them aware of our Congress Fund Berlin to support and promote this important event. We are pleased to have played a part in making the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2023 a success. The opportunity to be part of this inspiring event and experience the exchange of ideas and innovations has filled us all with enthusiasm and excitement.
We are confident that the impact of this congress will go far beyond the event itself and have a lasting effect on the technology industry. We are already looking forward to the upcoming WeAreDevelopers World Congress events and continuing to help make the MICE and technology world more thriving and collaborative.
We are very pleased to be able to support events like the WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Berlin with the Kongressfonds Berlin.
About Gerry Schneider
Almost 20 years of professional experience in the MICE industry make Gerry Schneider a complete professional in the industry. He laid the foundation for his career in congress management at NetHotels in Vienna. He then moved to the University of Vienna, where he successfully built up the congress and conference services division for eleven years, enabling him to serve numerous academic events as an in-house PCO (Professional Congress Organiser). In February 2020, he moved to WeAreDevelopers to implement a new event strategy. As VP of Events, he demonstrates how to successfully create events - both online and offline - with passion, creativity and innovation, and build a global community of developers* and technology enthusiasts. Gerry Schneider has thus been able to further expand the reach and influence of WeAreDevelopers events and drives the continuous development of high-quality event formats as well as innovative ideas.
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