Photo report from UxCamp Europe 2015!

26 June 2015, Ma艂gorzata Traczyk

UxCamp in Berlin – one of the largest UX events in Europe. Of course we had to be there 馃檪


2-day conference, 500 participants, 10 parallel paths and 100 speeches in total. Wow! Below you鈥檒l find a photo report from our trip.


Uxeria was one of the sponsors to this year鈥檚 UX Camp in Berlin. Next to the standard perks such as participation in the event we could i.e. share our gadgets. As you probably know our gifts are always cool and we鈥檙e working on the new ones all the time. Lighters and lanyards were delivered to the event in the very nick of time. We鈥檝e had pens and the rest in storage so there was no problem with bringing these 馃檪 But, right before our departure we realised that we have a whole bunch of gadgets and nothing to put them in. Because what鈥檚 the point of having 300 pens if we鈥檇 need to put them on the floor鈥t actually reminded us about the story behind the English version of our website where everything was running, translated and dreamy but we forgot to create the flag that users click to change the language 馃檪 But we did it! Before the last stores were closed, the day before our departure we bought bowls which wouldn鈥檛 break at the first turn of the road (here goes a small warning for start ups – glass bowls can easily get broken in a car which can cause finger cuts that result in a roll up and stand covered in blood – plastic bowls rulez!


And so we set off 馃檪

uxeria_1
uxeria_2


As it turned out hotel rooms looked exactly like their photos at Booking.com. But the view was slightly different鈥

uxeria_36


What was interesting you could also find a vegetable soap in our hotel bathroom 馃檪

uxeria_37


Berlin

uxeria_21

uxeria_50

uxeria_39

uxeria_51

uxeria_3


First day of the UxCamp

First day of the conference was really exciting. We got to the venue before others and had a chance to marvel at beautiful industrial interiors.

uxeria_32

uxeria_34

uxeria_33

uxeria_35


Our gifts started disappearing in the blink of an eye at the checkin.

uxeria__36

uxeria_14

uxeria_15


Experienced after the UxCamp in Gdynia we knew that to gain good position at the speeches board you had to show speed, skill and wit. You should also have a well-thought-out subject and preview. Why? Because there were 10 paths and 5 different timetables at the UxCamp. Multiplying this we got 50 speeches of UX experts daily (plus the keynote speech of Eric Reiss). For the participant of the conference to choose your speech you have to stand out – the preview for the speech should be catchy, sexy and wow (and of course full of merit 馃檪 We succeeded in that.

uxeria_4

uxeria_5

uxeria_8


And now few words on the speeches of others. The ones that we attended were fascinating and we regret that we couldn鈥檛 attend to all of them (we鈥檙e mostly disapointed that we鈥檝e missed Rolf Molich鈥檚 speech). Some real diamonds caught our attention during the conference. A video from the end of the speech Holger Eggert can be found below. You鈥檒l surely guess which song was remixed after the few first chords.


Eric Reiss鈥檚 speech was also amazing, he used our lighters in his presentation! Thanks so much for this! We鈥檝e remembered the following sentence most vividly from his speech – Creativity is not what you do, but how you think!

uxeria_10

uxeria_11


Slides from the speech.

uxeria_45

uxeria_46

uxeria_47


Afterparty

Before every afterparty it鈥檚 worth to have your own before party 馃檪 Thanks to this we took a completely different angle on the stairs mentioned above.

uxeria_22

uxeria_44

uxeria_23

uxeria_24

uxeria_26

uxeria_16

uxeria_17

uxeria_18

uxeria_19


Second day of the conference

The second day of the conference was as exciting as the first one. It was a series of truly inspiring speeches, cool games and delicious wursts.

uxeria_7

uxeria_9

uxeria_13

uxeria_48

uxeria_20

uxeria_27


Our journey back to Warsaw was full of fatigue which you can probably see at the photos 馃檪

uxeria_28

uxeria_29

uxeria_30

uxeria_31

uxeria_32


And so our trip was over. We鈥檇 like to thank and congratulate the organisers – Henning Grote, Ludwig Gatzke, Luzi Beyer, Stefan Freimark, Tom Allison, Thomas Kuber, Clive Lavery. Great scale of the event, great deal of knowledge and novelties, many fascinating and inspiring people. We鈥檒l definitely come back next year!


We鈥檇 also like to present some tweets on Uxeria that we鈥檝e noticed 馃檪

Ma艂gorzata Traczyk

Absolwentka Szko艂y Wy偶szej Psychologii Spo艂ecznej na kierunku Spo艂ecznej Psychologii Internetu Komunikacji oraz Szko艂y G艂贸wnej Handlowej na kierunku Zarz膮dzanie Produktami i Us艂ugami. Obecnie Product Manager w Uxerii. Poprzednio zajmowa艂a si臋 projektowaniem aplikacji mobilnych, a nast臋pnie zdalnymi badaniami z u偶ytkownikami na stanowisku UX Specialist w Fundacji Obserwatorium Zarz膮dzania. Cz艂onek grupy roboczej Usability (IAB). Prywatnie fanka podr贸偶y, kina i przer贸偶nej muzyki.