24h Mobile Hackathon: Re-Type Europe´s Source Code

Mobile Hackathon

The Campus Party Europe' Mobile Hackathon is a 24 h event where developers can create a fresh mobile application. You will have a great opportunity to show the biggest tech companies and the European scene what you can create on your own or with your team within a short period of time. There is no specific API, programming language or framework we focus on, everything's accepted as long as it's mobile. And if you need help there will be an entourage of well-known speakers and cutting-edge developers around to help you out!

Curious? More details about about the rules, the jury and prizes here.

Night of the Apps - Call for Apps

Night of the Apps

Night of the Apps is a showcase where developers, startups and other organisations present the creative applications they’re working on to a large audience. With tech media heavyweights the winners will get a huge push in awareness – so important for successfully launching an app!

It's also a great chance to meet with our partners from the mobile industry and inspiring people that will make launching your product a lot easier.

Thank you very much for accepting our challenge to present your amazing app on our Night of the Apps! We present you here the list of finalists that have been selected to pitch during the showcase.

Google Chrome Extensions for (Data) Transparency & Control

You are invited! Campus Party, a week-long technology festival taking place in Berlin and thousands of hackers, gamers and geeks will follow the call to the former Tempelhof Airport - and you could be one of them! Google is a proud sponsor of Campus Party and we invite you to be part of it by participating in our Chrome Extension Hackathon.

Don’t just talk - Take action! Everyone is talking about  privacy, data security, transparency and media literacy but you, as a developer, can go one step further: In conjunction with Campus Party’s headline to “Rewrite the source code of Europe” we will host a 24 hours Hackathon to develop Chrome Extensions that enable users to better understand and control what is happening within their browser, what data is being transferred to where and how to prevent unwanted transmissions.

Chrome’s own developers will be on site, helping you start off and through the rough patches, if necessary. They also provide feedback and suggest improvements for your extension so you’ll get the best possible result in the 24 hours.

For the win! Everyone who participates in our Hackathon is a winner already because making the web faster, easier to understand or more transparent is a win for everyone!

But we know that can’t be all so we have a very special price for the winning teams: You’ll get an invitation to Google’s German engineering office in Munich with all expenses paid. After an office tour you’ll get to meet the Chrome team. But that’s not all. The very developers who created the APIs your extension uses will help you to improve and polish it in a one-day-workshop. Optimize your extension to the max and get ready because there’s even more:

Your team will be invited to come to Berlin in October and present your extension at the “DatenDialog”, Google’s biggest conference in Germany on  privacy, personal data management and media literacy with high level guests from politics, non-profit organisations and education. Get on stage and present your way to take control when surfing the web. You’ll be invited to stay and contribute to the whole event, discuss with experts, share your experiences and learn something new.

Special treat for early birds! So you want to be part of the event? Great! To invite you, keep you updated and for better planning we’d like you to pre-register via this form. Early birds catch the worm but early pre-registrations get special Chrome swag. Be one of the first 100 to score it!

Your Idea. Your App. Your Party – Microsoft Coding Space


Join us August 21 through August 26 at the Microsoft Coding Space in front of the Pythagoras Developers Stage to build your own Windows 8 Apps, meet our experts and learn new skills.

Bring your laptop and your ideas – we’ll get you started: our daily training schedule starts with introductory sessions in the morning and continues with deep dive sessions in the afternoon, where you will learn the ins and outs of app development with C# and XAML as well as JavaScript and HTML5.

But wait, there’s more: talk to our experts, get answers to your questions and make use of our 1 on 1 learning sessions.

Looking for a place to work on your app and get help from our experts? Come join us and get connected!

For more details, go to

24h Mobile Hackathon participants: we got you covered! If you have any questions, just ask for Kai.

Hackathon Windows Phone Support Workshops


Learn how to develop your own Windows Phone App and participate in the Campus Party Hackathon! Go hands-on with C# and XAML. Make sure you bring your own laptop so you can experience Windows Phone on familiar hardware and be sure to install the Windows Phone SDK (available here: prior to the event, so you’re ready to go when you get there. But wait, there’s more: talk to our experts, get answers to your questions and take advantage of our Coding Space to work on your app and get help from our experts!

Firefox OS Challenge

The challenge consists in the development of apps for Firefox OS. This is a new web mobile platform based on HTML5, where the developers have the best from the web, with the power of the native applications. The challenge aims to gather the best applications from web and mobile developers attending Campus Party Europe.

You can participate here.

The challenge aims to foster the development of apps for the new HTML5 mobile plaform, Firefox OS. The developers, grouped by teams, have to program an operative (runnable) application using HTML5 Apis to access to the browser capabilities but also, accessing to the device capabilities. In addition, apps can integrate internet webservices to extended features. Every will have access to a Firefox OS device to deploy and test their apps. In addition, last version of the emulated Firefox OS is also available to speed up the development.

Speaker: Andrés Leonardo Martínez has a master degree in Computer Science by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Currently he is a BlueVia Developer Program Engineer in Telefonica Digital UK. Since 2007 till September 2010 he was an OSS specialist in Telefónica R&D. During the period from 1998 till 2002 he was an engineer of R&D department of Teldat a network infrastructure maker and from 2002 till 2007 he was an active member of the research group GyC/Libresoft of the Rey Juan Carlos University, where he was a teacher.

Accessible HTML5: Tips & Tools

Mike West

Accessibility is an often overlooked aspect of web development, even though serious developers clearly understand its value. We want information to be universally accessible and useful. To make that happen, we'll explore some aspects of HTML5 that enable rich and interactive experiences for users of assistive technology. We'll also take a close look at some exciting tools like ChromeVox that make assistive technology itself accessible for developers that don't have disabilities.

Mike West is a philosophy student cleverly disguised as a developer advocate on the Chrome team in Munich, Germany. He's a Chromium committer, and has worked as a web developer at companies like Yahoo! and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Windows 8 and HTML5

Kai Jäger

Windows 8 enables web developers and anyone with existing HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills to write Windows 8 applications using standards compliant HTML5. These apps not only feel native, they ARE native and can make full use of the Windows API. In this session, you will learn about the tools, APIs and OS features that make Windows 8 hands down the most exciting platform for app developers.

Kai Jäger is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Germany and a long-time developer, JavaScript enthusiast and book author, with more than 10 years of professional experience in the web-, client-, mobile- and embedded development space. An HTML5 and Web Standards advocate from the get-go, the HTML5 support in Windows 8 is right down his alley.

Firefox OS and You - Freeing the Desktop Was Just the Start

Christian Heilmann

In this talk Chris Heilmann from Mozilla will explain that Mozilla is more than a browser and how you can help keeping the web free and open regardless of device or platform. You'll learn about the Webmaker project, the open app initiative and Firefox OS - the first fully HTML5 based mobile operating system. If you want to learn and share what you learned about the web, this is the place to start.

Christian Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashingmagazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.

Samsung workshop


Discover with us the current portfolio of smartphones and tablets that Samsung can offer you now. Learn everything you have to know about Galaxy Note10.1, also with our hands on. And practise all the benefits Galaxy Note 10.1 has for students, its benefits and the possible usage scenarios.

Speaker: Marcel Matz. Product Trainer at Telecom division. Degree in business economics (Diplom Betriebswirt (FH))and Master degree in Adult Teaching (M.A.). His reponsabilities at Samsung Electronics are training for Telecom Division, training management and eLearning. He has been working mainly in training and project management area for over 11 years.

HISTORY of Phone Phreaking and Discoveries

John Draper

John Draper, AKA Cap'n Crunch will share with us, some of his methodology in how to find "Secret Numbers" through a process of elimination never before revealed. As a highlight, John will reveal how he was able to "Discover" the CIA Crisis Hot Line into the White House in mid 1975, which lead to one of the most profound pranks he pulled on "Tricky Dick" Nixon, the President of the US, several months before his impeachment and resignation from office.

John will also reveal how he was able to "scan" the Moscow phone exchange in 1988 and discovered some very interesting phone switches allegedly an internal switching system used by the KGB on a trip he made to the USSR. How he was able to just start dialing numbers (In an intelligent pattern) from ANY country and dig out "Secret" phone numbers, and the methodology involved.

Also featured, are rare recordings of one of the largest Tandem Stacks, the process of hopping from one trunk to another, using in-band signaling, no longer used today. This also reveals the trunk codes used back in 1975 when this was all possible. He will also comment on todays security issues, with some tips on how you can protect yourself and your privacy by following some really simple rules, and comment on todays current events relating to hacking. John is currently in the process of documenting his life, and sold his story to some Hollywood Book and Movie producers, and will reveal in his book a lot of his "Secret" life from Childhood up through today.

John Draper, born in March 1943, spent many countless hours hacking the military phone system, to be able to find a way to make free calls to the lower 48. With Information from his Air Force days, John new all of the military trunking codes, and often, the military used the same trunks as civilian phones. It was this bridge he found, to be very useful in keeping touch. Later on he ran into some blind phone freaks who gave him the vital information he needed, to be able to intercept phone calls, using nothing other than a Cap'n Crunch whistle. In 1971, the Esquire magazine published a huge exposé on the secrets of the little Blue Box. This brought undue attention to the phone freaks, and one of John's friends was busted using Steve Wozniak's Blue Box. As a result, John was also busted in May 1972, when some high school kids bought Steve's Blue Box, and irresponsibly used it.

After John's arrest, John became very interested in computers to help him with his engineering problems. John wrote the 8080, 6800, and F-8 cross assemblers which are used to develop software for these personal computers. John was one of the founding fathers of the computer revolution in 1975 when the Homebrew Computer Club started in Gordon French's garage. John went on to write the 1st word processor program for the Apple II.

More than a decade later, John started working for Autodesk, one of the major leading CAD programs used just about everywhere. And is now free to go out and give talks on a variety of very interesting subjects. He has already given talks all over the world, including Campus Party in Bogotá, Colombia, as a keynote speaker. His talks vary from session to session depending on the event he speaking at.

John can be contacted at:
Skype: jdcrunchman
AIM and Gabber: jdcrunchman
LinkedIn: jdcrunchman

Fail Spectacularly

James Finn

Come and watch Jamie Finn from Telefónica Digital talk about his experience in the wonderful world of start-ups and share insights behind building apps that don't suck (totally). You will learn about how failing is cool and some great examples of people who have failed spectacularly only to recover. He will then carry on and talk about how not to fail spectacularly by using a simple tool to create apps that have a purpose.

James Finn currently works at the newly formed Telefonica Digital as the Director of Communication Product Design after a string of internal roles at Telefonica including Chief Fire Stoker @ The Lab, GM of Jajah for Europe and New Business Development at O2 UK. During this time he has launched several products within the Telefonica Footprint such as International Favourites (O2 UK), Global Friends (O2 DE), Social Call, Virtual International Numbers (Telefonica Spain), Calling Card App (O2 UK) and O2 Connect (Telefonica Digital).

Previous to O2 he has worked for a number of startups such as RingRing Media (Acquired by Amobee), Thumbplay (Acquired by ClearChannel), Zingy (Acquired by For-Side) and also spent a time at Ericsson running global sales for the Napster Mobile Product and worked on the content acquisition for the of launch AnswerTones in the USA with AT&T.

Mozilla - Pop-Up Workshop


Make your own meme! Hack your favorite website! Stop zombies and mash bunnies! Come playtest games that teach you a bit about HTML & CSS while being dead-simple to use. We've also got a station to hack together your own game.

John Bevan: I'm the Learning Partnerships Lead at Mozilla. I'm not either of those rugby players. In the last few years, you may have bumped into me at the BBC, the Guardian, Rewired State, Good for Nothing &/or various hackdays. Website:

Michelle Thorne: I'm the Global Event Strategist at Mozilla. I care about participatory events and helping people make and learn things around their interests. I'm also a Creative Commoner, an Awesome Foundation dean, founder of IronBloggerBerlin, and a karaoke singer.  Website: 

Faster than Agile - Hack Culture and the Future of Software

Philip Su

Traditional software project management techniques (waterfall, Agile, etc) are founded on the premise that you actually know what your customers want, and focused on ensuring a predictable cadence of software delivery. The Hack Culture at Facebook instead optimizes foremost for engineering efficiency and embraces the assumption that you do not ultimately know what your customers want (and instead need to enable rapid experiments to be deployed as quickly as possible). This talk outlines how the Hack Culture is embraced at Facebook and what practical effects it has on how Facebook develops and releases software.

Philip Su is the site lead of the Facebook London engineering office. Among some of his prior accomplishments as a software engineer at Facebook, Philip created Facebook’s Video Calling feature and worked on Messaging and Chat. Before Facebook, Philip worked at Microsoft as an engineer and managed teams in Windows, Office, MSN, and Bing.

Version Control all the codes!

Tiffany Conroy CP Europe

Learn the basics of version control using git and Github, and learn why commit messages are better than code comments. Version control is too easy and too valuable to not be using for all your coding projects. For solo, private projects, version control gives you the freedom to try new ideas without losing your work. A public repository service such as Github make for a powerful resume when applying for programming jobs. For larger group projects, commit messages become the ultimate way to communicate, so choose your commits and messages wisely.

Speaker: Tiffany Conroy is a Canadian living in Berlin doing front-end development and interaction design at SoundCloud. She is a self-taught JavaScript programmer with a mostly dusty degree in electrical engineering. She is a co-organizer of JSConf EU 2012, and the creator of

Conference - Women in Tech 
I am Rails (And So Can You!)

Joan Wolkerstorfer

Joan taught herself to code and went from zero to a full-time programming gig in under a year, then plowed right through to teaching other women about programming with the Rails Girls curriculum. She will discuss her story and what she has learned about teaching new programmers.

Speaker: Joan Wolkerstorfer graduated from the University of Chicago in 2006 with a degree in humanities/social sciences, then worked in San Francisco theater as a stage manager. After moving to Germany in 2009 and spending a year learning German, she set her sights on learning to program. She picked Ruby on Rails, and quickly found herself in an internship for a respected Berlin Rails development shop, and soon after that landed a job with mediapeers. 

Rails Girls

Rails Girls Berlin

Rails Girls is a non profit volunteer group that aims to get more women into programming.The Rails Girls Berlin Group was founded after the inspirational Rails Girls event in Berlin in April 2012.

They are hence a young team, but all the more enthusiastic and dedicated!

They want to give beginners the opportunity, the tools and the supporting community to start learning how to build their ideas. For this reason they believe in a mix of workshops that follow the typical structure of introduction, coaching and inspirational talks of the original Rails Girls, but also provide a platform for ongoing project teams that work on specific applications with or without the supervision of a coach.



The project Mobile Inclusion Platform for Europe and Latin America (M-Inclusion) is a Support Action funded by the European Commission under the FPVII Programme, whose overall objective is to create through an online platform, a cooperation framework between EU and LATAM mobile solution developers to promote the growth of new affordable M-Inclusion solutions to improve personal autonomy of people at risk of exclusion.

M-INCLUSION intends to contribute to the digital gap debate, sharing recommendations and conclusions with representatives of the IT industry and public bodies with responsibility in the development of the national and regional digital agendas through dissemination activities. M-INCLUSION also presents one of the the most important initiatives of Campus Labs: The M-Inclusion Apps for Change Challenge.

The campuseros will have the opportunity to take part in one of the most important global initiatives in mobile inclusion. This challenge encourages the participants to imagine, design and implement an idea or a finished application that helps personal autonomy.

The M-INCLUSION project started on November 1, 2011 and will run for two years.

Sofía Fernández de Mesa

Sofía Fernández de Mesa. Bachelor in Business Studies from the College for Financial Studies (CUNEF) of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Executive MBA at INSEAD, France. Sofía Fernández de Mesa joined Telefónica in 1999 in the area of Management Control at Telefónica SA In 2001 She carried out her work as Director of CSC Global t-Gestiona up to 2004, when She moved to perform her duties as Director of Corporate Strategy at Atento, until April 2008. From April 2008 to present, performs her duties as Director of Social Innovation and Inclusive Business, Telefónica, S.A.

The Futurica Trilogy

Alexander Bard

The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements. The first volume, The Netocrats, deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera. The second volume, The Global Empire, explores the near future of political globalization and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity. The third volume, The Body Machines, thoroughly deals with the demise of the cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging technological paradigm. It explains why we’re all of us body machines, and why this is actually good news. Enjoy!

Speaker: Alexander Bard (born 1961) is a music producer, songwriter, artist, internet sociologist, and bestselling writer, based in Stockholm. Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist are Swedish philosophers and authors of the internationally successful Futurica Trilogy. They lecture the world over about the current global internet revolution. Bard & Söderqvist are regarded as pioneers in the literary genre futurica, where philosophy, social theory and futurology merge.After joining forces in the late 1990’s, Bard & Söderqvist argued that the interactive revolution is the most profound and radical of all technological revolutions in history, that it completely transforms society, politics, the economy and the culture, social power structures, the collective world view and the whole concept of being human. They demonstrated the effects of digital dynamics on various levels of a globalized world.They not only made controversial predictions in the early years of the new millennium (and cleverly foresaw both the crash and September 11), they have since then been proven right in virtually every aspect and even in the most minute of detals. Not only did Bard & Söderqvist foresee revolutionary innovations such as Google, Facebook, Al-Qaeda and Wikileaks; they also went deeper and looked into the very power struggle of the on-going revolution itself.

Building Multiplatform Mobile Apps with HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript and PhoneGap

Piotr Walczyszyn

Piotr is going to unlock multiple achievements for you in this session: Discover how to use your existing web development skills to build native mobile apps using the PhoneGap framework for all major mobile platforms. Jump in the details with an overview of low level APIs that go far beyond todays browsers sandboxes. Walk step by step through the relevant starting points and best practices for both Android and iOS platforms and know how to start using the framework afterwards. Take away development best practices including different debugging techniques and packaging for multiple platforms.

Speaker: Piotr Walczyszyn is an Adobe Developer Evangelist responsible for webstandards and mobile technologies like PhoneGap/Apache Cordova. He is blogging at and Piotr specializes in mobile cross-platform applications development.

Mobile Web Testing & Debugging Best Practices


Jay is going to cover a number of approaches to quality-check consistency and performance of code in production across multiple mobile operating systems and browser engines. This is no one-way presentation, since Jay wants to hear about your experiences and discuss the latest best practices on this important topic with all session attendants. We'll nail down the best approach to select the right farm of devices as well as the right tools and tests for your job. At the end of the session you'll either walk away with an ideal starting point, important additions to your existing QA workflow - or as part of the glorious few that knew it all and shared their genius with others.

Speaker: Jay is a passionate diving enthusiast, tech geek and code freak, entrepreneur and BDM/DevRel Web & Mobile at Adobe. He focuses on webstandards, responsive and multiplatform development as well as gaming. Jay blogs at, follow him on Twitter at

Game Development Jam

Berlin MiniJam

The Berlin Mini Game Jam is monthly game creation workshop that it has been organized since October 2010.  The concept is an 8-hour event where game designers, developers and artists meet and work together on small projects, usually game prototypes. Physical games, board games and video games are accepted, although often the latter are prevalent.  The focus is on collaboration and rapid prototyping, as well as giving the attendees the opportunity to show and share their ongoing work with their peers. They coordinate their activities through their blog and Facebook group  which has become a hub for indie game developers based on and around Berlin.

Together with Gamestorm Berlin they will organize a 24-hours game creation jam with predefined themes, starting with the talk Wednesday 11:00. Anybody can participate solo, with a group of friends or search for a team at the jam. Any kind of game medium (digital, paper, street, social...) is allowed!


Gamestorm Berlin, co-founded by alumni of the Games Academy and other educational institutions around the Berlin area, has been organizing board and physical game design jams since December 2010. Their events, held once every two months, provide an opportunity for everyone interested or working with Game Design to hone their skills.

Often a set of materials and challenges is provided. Participants then have to form up teams and develop a compelling rule-set through a process of brainstorming and open discussion in a risk-free environment where new ideas can be tried without outside pressure.

Their activities are coordinated through their blog and their Facebook page.

They will be collaborating with Berlin Mini Game Jam in the organization of the Game Development Jam.

Get into the game!

Tom Krcha

9 out of top 10 games on Facebook are in Flash. Understand why companies like Rovio or Zynga and others choose Flash for their social games. Get inspired by visionary demos of the next generation GPU powered Flash games using Stage3D rendering and see where the web gaming is heading. Learn how to target iOS and Android with your Flash apps using Adobe AIR. See the upcoming CPU/GPU/Memory profiling tool for Flash codenamed Monocle in action.

Speaker: Tom Krcha works as a Gaming Evangelist in Adobe and speaks regularly at conferences around the world. He started with Flash and programming more than 12 years ago and worked for interactive studios, streaming companies, telco providers and recently he is focusing on game development. He has been part of the development of successful titles such as Machinarium and Angry Birds for Facebook. Tom blogs at

Programming HW-accelerated 2D Games on GPU for iOS, Android and Browser

Tom Krcha

Learn how to develop high-performance 2D games with GPU hardware acceleration using new Stage3D APIs in Adobe AIR and Flash Player 11.

The lecture will lead you through the basics of using common 2D frameworks based on Stage3D (like Starling) and demonstrate what's currently possible with it. We will also go quickly through the process of deploying a game on mobile devices and tablets such as iOS and Android and discuss that properly. The goal is to build a mobile-friendly game with particle effects that will everyone be able to bring home and continue working on.

What prerequisite skills do you need? Basic knowledge of programming in languages like ActionScript 3, JavaScript or C#.

What hardware/software do you need (optionally if you want to code along)?

Speaker: Tom Krcha works as a Gaming Evangelist in Adobe and speaks regularly at conferences around the world. He started with Flash and programming more than 12 years ago and worked for interactive studios, streaming companies, telco providers and recently he is focusing on game development. He has been part of the development of successful titles such as Machinarium and Angry Birds for Facebook. Tom blogs at

Building S-Pen apps for kids


Roman is going to present a case study on how to enrich a famous kids app with specific S Pen features. He will point out the possibilities the S Pen SDK provides and also the easy steps to integrate those functionality into an existing app.

Speaker: Rolf Kluge is shareholder and CTO of APPSFactory. After completing his studies in information systems, Rolf Kluge worked as an academic lecturer at the University of Leipzig and at Macquarie University Sydney. Rolf is probably one of the first Europeans to develop an app ever. As early as 2004 he started developing Apps - based on Windows Mobile at that time. Being one of the most seasoned application technology experts, he managed to established a world class development team, which built more than 200 App across on all major platforms, such as Android, Bad ,iOS, Blackberry, QT, Windows Phone and Windows8 and most recently Tizen. As an expert of m-commerce and mobile health, Rolf Kluge is also head of one of APPSfactory’s product divisions - the GPS sports tracking community With hundreds of thousands of active users in over 80 countries and millions of app downloads it is one of the top 5 global sports tracking players.

Zombies, Run! A Next Generation Fitness Game

Gregory Thomas

Zombies, Run! is a best selling role playing game and audio adventure for iPhone, iPod, Android and Windows Phone. That combines storytelling, gameplay and real world running for an incredibly immersive experience. In this talk George will look at the funding, design and development of the game on smartphones and his work integrating the game experience and data onto the web.

Speaker: George Thomas is the web developer at Six To Start, developing their portal for players to access the rich data coming out of Zombies, Run!. Prior to joining Six To Start, George has worked as a consultant at IBM, as well as on various freelance web projects for national charities and political campaigns.

Create a new mobile payment system from scratch


Rafael is Co-Founder and CTO of payleven - Global Mobile Payments. Before joining in April 2012, Rafael co-founded several other ventures successfully. He held also various positions in the tech and especially payment industry: e.g. Co-Founder and CTO at Payment Company AG, Product Development Manager at United Internet AG, Vice President Technologies at ClickandBuy Services AG. He also works as an advisor to several startups in Germany and lends his tech and payment expertise to VCs. Rafael holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics for IT from University of Applied Sciences Wedel.

Stop coding websites, start assembling killer web experiences with Drupal

Bryan House Drupal

In the Drupal project, we say "Come for the code, stay for the Community." Drupal is one of the largest, and fastest growing open source projects in the world. Organizations are building amazing mobile applications, developer communities and corporate sites using the powerful Drupal social publishing platform. More than 1.5 millions websites run on Drupal - its used by organizations such as eBay,Twitter, European Commission, Al Jazeera, Johnson & Johnson, IKEA, and The Economist. In this session, we'll provide an introduction to Drupal and discuss why it has become a leading enterprise web experience platform. We will also do a Drupal demonstration to illustrate some of the key technical components developers can use to assemble applications quickly from the more than 16,000 available modules to create killer web experiences. Attendees will be introduced to Drupal and learn how its competing and winning vs proprietary alternatives. Learn how Drupal modular architecture and vast library of community contributed modules help developers quickly assemble web applications. See a demonstration to learn how Drupal works in practice.

Speaker: Bryan House is a product marketer, serial entrepreneur and professional raconteur. He has made films in Indonesia, was a professional brewer in Boston, and has been doing software product marketing for startups over the past decade. Bryan is currently Acquia's vice president of product marketing. Acquia is a commercial open source company that makes products and services for the Drupal social publishing system. He was employee #6 at Acquia when he joined four years ago and has helped grow the company to more than 200 employees. Bryan is responsible for evangelizing Drupal and Acquia to analysts, media, and customers around the globe. 

PHP Applications for the Enterprise

Robert Lemke CP Europe

For a long time PHP was not really considered for enterprise projects with a complex business logic. Other programming languages and their respective frameworks have a much longer history in tackling extensive domains in a reliable manner. With the release of PHP 5 and its successor versions the game changed significantly. True object-orientation and design patterns became en vogue among PHP developers. Shortly before that time, the TYPO3 Open Source project decided to start over and develop FLOW3, a new application framework which introduces successful patterns and techniques from other programming language into PHP.

In this session you'll learn about FLOW3's approach is to deliver a whole-in-one concept for modern programming techniques and guiding developers to write excellent code. It introduces programming techniques such as Aspect-Oriented Programming and Domain-Driven Design to PHP, which were previously unseen in PHP projects. Finally you'll get an overview of FLOW3's key features and a good idea about if FLOW3 might be suitable for your next project.

Speaker: Robert Lemke is the lead developer of TYPO3, a popular free enterprise CMS, and founding developer of the FLOW3 application framework. He is passionate about clean code and found his personal mission in bringing successful development and architecture techniques from other programming languages to the PHP world. Besides his freelancing work as a software architect and coach, he spends most of his time working for the TYPO3 project. He's also a frequent speaker at T3CON, T3DD and European PHP conferences. Robert lives in Lübeck, Germany, together with his wife, their two daughters and Vibiemme, their espresso machine.

Collaborative Java Development

Bruno Souza

Modern Java development teams have a large set of tools that can dramatically improve their development process. This presentation will cover a full application lifecycle management environment, with a sophisticated set of open source tools, showing how every Java development team can benefit from the huge advances in agile methodologies. We will also show how you can use the advantages of cloud computing to improve your testing capabilities.

Speaker: Bruno Souza is a Java Developer and Open Source Evangelist at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Expert at ToolsCloud. Nurturing developer communities is a personal passion, and Bruno worked actively with Java, NetBeans, Open Solaris, OFBiz, and many other open source communities. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (The Java Users Society), one of the world’s largest Java User Groups, Bruno leaded the expansion of the Java movement in Brazil. When not in front of a computer, Bruno enjoys time with his family in a little hideout near São Paulo. An amateur in many things — photographer, puppeteer, father — he strives to be good in some of them.

The Zen of Node.js

Felix Geisendörfer

This session will introduce you to node.js, the server side JavaScript platform everybody is talking about. Instead of covering the subject in theory, the focus will be on live coding, featuring the use of web sockets, child processes, parsing network data, as well as sharing server side JavaScript code with the browser.

Speaker: Felix Geisendörfer is a node.js core developer and has experienced it’s strength and shortcomings first-hand while building When not event-looping, he loves going street unicycling and watching squirrels.

Delegating User Tasks in Applications

Friedger Müffke

The talk will introduce the concept of delegating user tasks in applications through messaging and app resolution of the application platform. The concept was implemented in the first version of the Android platform as is now becoming popular on other platforms as well. The W3C is discussing a draft for web intents, Mozilla proposed a document about web activities and windows provides contracts for certain user tasks.

The most popular task is "sharing". The user has a huge selection of available services from social medias, to email, from printing services to online storage. No application can ever implement all possibilities. Therefore, the application framework provides a selection of the user's preferred services. The different approaches are compared and code examples are given.

Speaker: Friedger Müffke is an open source, open minded Android enthusiast and engaged in the Android community as manager of the group since 2007. He leads the Google Technology User Group in Brussels and he is one of the founders of the Android conference droidcon.

Building S-Pen Apps for Kids


Roman is going to present a case study on how to enrich a famous kids app with specific S Pen features. He will point out the possibilities the S Pen SDK provides and also the easy steps to integrate those functionality into an existing app. 

Speaker: Dr. Roman Belter is a former computer science researcher at the University of Leipzig. In 2001, he founded a web development and IT Services Agency that focused on providing web based internet and intranet solutions for various domestic and international clients. Since 2006, Roman has given University Lectures focusing on user interface and mobile app design and the deployment of mobile service infrastructures. Roman is founder, shareholder and COO of APPSfactory, which is Germany's leading agency for development and marketing of mobile Apps. As COO at APPSfactory, he has a broad knowledge in the complete application development process on numerous platforms, including iOS, Android, Bada, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows 8, QT and Tizen. With his team he has developed over 200 different applications in the last two years.

Hack and Tell

Hack And Tell

Originally from New York City, Berlin Hack and Tell is a monthly event at c-base space station where developers showcase their latest projects and side projects, called hacks, to share knowledge and get feedback from the crowd. Every talk only gets 5 minutes with a short Q&A-session afterwards, this way the evening won’t get boring and you can see a lot of different things.

Berlin Hack and Tell is a proud community partner of Campus Party and will bring your latest hacks on stage in a 2-hour-session at this year's biggest tech event in Berlin.

Open Tech School


The community driven initiative *OpenTechSchool* will be hosting various tech workshops during the event. Aside from beginners workshops like "Starting to program with turtle in python" or "Javascript for Absolute Beginners", there'll also be workshops on more advanced topics like WebGL and Visualisations, Django, Web and HTML5, research data and many more.

Workshops will be hold after the first come, first serve principle, so better be at the meeting point on time

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OpenTechSchool is a community initiative to provide programming and other tech-related workshops to women and their friends. They take care of the organizational side of things (venues, press, finding participants) and let our volunteer coaches to create the curriculum according to their vision.

Their main goal is to create a friendly and safe learning environment where no one feels shy about asking any question. Everyone, no matter what their gender, skill level or experience, is invited to participate, whether as a coach or a learner.

OTS is an idea we would be very happy to see spread across the globe!

Rock the command line like a wizard

Peter Robinet

Learn how to manipulate files and programs on your computer with ease all through a few short commands by using the command line. The command line is old but powerful way to interact with and control your computer. Rather than use the graphic interfaces most people are familiar with on computers, you use textual commands to interact with the machine. This introductory workshop for people who have never used the command line before will teach you how to navigate around your computer, move and rename files, search for files or information, edit files, and connnect to other machines and transfer information between them.

The focus will be on the Bash shell using the Mac OS, though other shells and operating systems will be briefly covered.

Speaker: Peter Robinett is an American living in Amsterdam. After studying EU politics in Chicago and London he put it aside and became an independent developer in Amsterdam working under the name Bubble Foundry. He is very interested in teaching others the basics of programming and other fundamental computer skills.

Like large scale challenges and crazy algorithms?

**This talk will take place on Leonardo Stage.

We have LOTS of these: Hannes will run through how at the Moving Picture Company we deal with these challenges and the cool stuff our developers are producing. We will show you how the work our software team impacts on the creation of the Visual Effects with examples from Prometheus and other recent film releases.

We will run through elements of our development pipeline:

  1. 1. Controlling thousands of processors for computing power
  2. 2. Managing complex dependencies with millions of assets
  3. 3. Generating managing vast quantities of data and sending this around the world
  4. 4. Provide an infrastructure that scales with the demands of the business growing from hundreds to thousands of users across the world.
  5. 5. Provide a truly global picture of all of the above at various levels of granularity.
  6. 6. Managing a highly complex/dependency software build with multiple tears of configuration

From the Computer Graphic side:

  1. 1. Creating a set of core technologies bound to scripting languages
  2. 2. Enabling our artists to build their own bespoke tools
  3. 3. Ensuring interoperability between our tools

Hannes Ricklefs

Hannes Ricklefs(Space Cowboy) - Head of Pipeline Development at MPC
Hannes joined MPC in 2005 where he holds the position of Head of Pipeline for MPC’s Film division. He has worked in R&D on shows such as “X-Men 3”, various “Harry Potters”, and “Narnia: Prince Caspian”. In addition, he has lead the development of core R&D projects including MPC’s lighting pipeline and asset management software. He currently oversees MPC's custom production scheduling and resource management software, the development of MPC's next generation asset management system, all aspects of multisite set up and data replication/synchronization, and the intra/internal departmental workflows.

Ryan Broad

Ryan Broad - Global Head of Talent at MPC
Ryan joined MPC in 2011 with the sole responsibility to ensure MPC can attract and develop the best VFX talent in the industry. Recently his team has hired the crew that has worked on Prometheus, Dark Shadows, Sherlock Holmes and Clash of the Titans. MPC’s focus is to grow the software development department, Ryan is passionate about sharing the opportunities MPC has for great developers who want to be part of MPC and creating visual images for some of the world’s most inspiring film directors. Previously Ryan has held positions in Yahoo!, Cognizant, AEGON and Lloyds Banking Group.

Hackathon / Workshop 
A Hacking Experiment for a Better World

The SocialQuest Team

Would you like to be part of the biggest hacking experiment for a greater cause ever happened? We, a three year old research group of students at the Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology), have developed an innovative approach to foster positive change in society:

A web platform and mobile app enabling you to take action in the real world by revealing problems and goals and spreading them. By having fun while taking over smaller tasks in your neighborhood. Or by joining a bigger group of people and changing the world together. By adding gamifaction style incentives, we are sure to boost the amount of people standing up for a greater cause.

Help us build it.

At the moment we are shaping the frames for a minimum viable product. At Campus Party, we want to start building it - along with you, in the biggest hacking experiment ever.

Whatever skill you bring, let it be Web or Mobile, Design or Backend, whatever you excel in, how much time you want to spend on it, we want to incorporate it. Bring whatever you can, to make a tool to change the world for the better.

Meet us at our presentation at the developers stage and/or join us later at the open area and help us in developing something awesome. Our hacking time will be daily between 3:00pm and 12pm and we'll have crowd meetings three times a day so it's easier to join us in between.

For information & updates follow us on Twitter @socialquestorg or - We are looking forward to some great hacking time!

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