Events you can meet me at in the third quarter of 2016

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I want to continue what I started with my first and second post about which events I’ll attend in 2016. This time it is the period from June to September, or in other words, the third quarter of the year.

As I mentioned in my first post already, there are a lot of great events happening and in addition to the lists I mention there, Jan Constantin created a new list with events taking place from June to December 2016.

With this said, I just want to mention that the list below is not a list with recommendations, where to go to, but simple a list of events where I attend and where you can meet me … I mean, if you want … ;)

IndieWebCamp New York

From August 26th to 28th, another IndieWebCamp is taking place. This time in New York and I try to attend. I was not able to attend the IWC in Nuremberg this year, because it was too close to my beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf and I was busy with final bits and pieces for it. I also wasn’t able to really attend the IWC in Düsseldorf either, because I was setting up beyond tellerrand. I am not sure, if I really will make it – New York is not cheap, you know – but I hope I gonna make it.

Registration is free and space is limited.


NightlyBuild is taking place for the third time. A one-day, or lets say, a one-evening event in Cologne, Germany on September 2nd. Tickets are only €49 and this year’s theme is “The Simplicity of the Web combined with the latest Technologies”. First speakers are announced and I am already looking forward to meet Stephen Hay again – haven’t seen him for a long time. MC of the event is Bruce Lawson and of course I am also always looking forward to hang out with him either.

Reasons To

This is going to be a big birthday party … festival … event – call it whatever you want. Fact is that, if you take Flash on the Beach, the precursor of Reasons To, then this event turns 10 this year. Can you believe this? 10 years and I did not miss a single one, which shows how much I like it. I think the mix of speakers is special every year, but this year, from September 5th to 7th, it is extraordinary. Just take a look at the line-up that is announced so far and you’ll see what I mean.

John also changed the format a little bit. In the past years it always used to be three theatres on three days. This year it will be three theatres each day in the morning and single track in the afternoon. Maybe that serves the wish of those, who only like single track events.

Smashing Conference Freiburg

Another birthday party from September 12th to 13th: Smashing Magazine also turns 10! Of course this is something they want to celebrate in their hometown at their 5th SmashingConf in Freiburg. This is special not only because Vitaly and I started SmashingConf in Freiburg 2012, but also because you can expect a lot of nice extras during this conference.

A sad part is, that Cat, who was part of the team since 2013, just left the Smashing Events team. Good news though is, that she is now working for Shopify, a long time partner of beyond tellerrand, which means, I might see her even more than before ;)

Typo Day Köln

The people behind the Typo Berlin conference are also setting up smaller events called “Typo Day”. One of them takes place in Cologne at the end of September. I am looking forward to it a lot. I think there are still tickets left for it.

That is what’s planned so far for June, August and September. If you wonder, why June and August look pretty much empty: it is Summer and holidays season and I am very much looking forward to spend time with my Family.

But then I am happy to meet the one or other of you at any of these events. If you happen to attend one, let me know and we might have the chance to catch up and chat during while having a drink …

Update September 26th, 2016: Added Typo day Köln