Facing the risk of not being paid for it next year any longer, I have to admit that working as NEXT Blogger (the guy who is looking after the bloggers at NEXT conference) is by any doubt one of the best jobs I ever had.
There are two main reasons for that: Firstly the NEXT11 has been a great conference experience. The Station with its enormous space to build impressive session rooms and awesome networking spaces is – despite some minor downsides – the place to be for a conference like this.
The programme was more than inspiring although a few speakers again didn’t meet the international standards.
And at last the audience was a marvellous mixture of international speakers, german authorities, young professionals a highly interested press people. That some decision makers were missing is a pity but foremost for themselves.
Secondly I had the pleasure to be the host of a tiny little blogging crowd including some cute bloggers from all over Europe. Although we made no obligations for anyone, nearly all of them exceeded our expectations. They not only were very active on Twitter, blogged a whole lot – live or not -, took videos and made inspiring interviews with some speakers, but also enhanced the international experience for many attendees by mixing up with the crowd.
My way to say, „Thank You, my dear Bloggers!“, is to put them all into a long list below and link as many of their post a I can find. Hopefully I do not forget to many, but if so, please put them into the comments.
But before I start with that list, I have to say another „Thank you“ to Tim Koch, who did a great job in managing a lot of the necessary stuff in the background and put at least much effort in that project as I did.
My Tiny Little Blogging Crowd (ordered by country // work in progress)
- Paula Martilla: Paula is the busiest and in the same time laid-back women I can imagine. It felt like she saw every single contribution to the elevator pitch, being in another session room and talking to two interesting speakers at the same time. And she was smiling. Amazing. Find her Resume here.
- Heidi Harman: If I got it right, Heidi just moved to London when we asked her to come to Berlin a week before the conference. She made it nevertheless. And I am glad, she made it. Heidi blogs here.
- Anja Rauch: I know I Anja for internet ages. She is always helpful when it comes to questions about blog monitoring (Twingly) or Scandinavia. Just like this time, when I asked her to bring Scandinavian friends to Berlin. (Posts: Plans for Day I and Day II, Elevator Pitch, Thoughts, On a Night Train, Personal Data)
- Anton Johansson: Finally I met the kewl guy Anja always is talking about. Enjoyed it. (Posts: Making Plans, Kevin Slavin, Angry Birds)
- Henriette Weber: The Return on Involvement-Women from Copenhagen was very much involved. Read her post here, here and …
- Luca Sartoni: „Very briefly we are finished as a human race.“ Have a look at Lucas interview with Andrew Keen for 123people.
- Alessio Jacona: THE Italian observer of the web blogs at The Web Observer: I dati personali sono il nuovo petrolio, Il fenomeno Angry Birds raccontato da Peter Vesterbacka, CMO Rovio.
- Francesco Magnocavallo: It was a pleasure to meet him. Find his post on gadgetblog.it and downloadblog.it.
- Zeno Tomiolo: Il web sopra Berlino.
- Ramon Suarez
- Adam Tinworth: Adam is the most amazing live blogger you can imagine. He is writing really cool texts while the sessions, takes one or more cool photos to add and seems to publish right away after the session. Find his at least 12 posts here.
- Robin Grant
- Adelina Peltea: Unfortunately I missed the chance to talk to Adelina personally. The reason may have been that she talked to so many other people through her camera ;). Have a look. Great stuff.
- Ilona Grzywinska
- Karin Janner
- Karin Schmollgruber
- Nikos Anagnostou
- Dragana Djermanovic
- Alex Wunschel
- André Paetzel
- Carolin Neumann and Kirstin Marquard
- Christoph Müller-Girod
- Christoph Salzig
- Daniel Fiene
- Felix Schwenzel
- Heike Bedrich: Questions and answers on PR Blogger (in German).
- Jens Matheuszik
- Lars Heidemann
- Lea Weitekamp: She is of the visionary communications experts united as ambassadors of digital business at the German agency pr://ip. A colleague so to say. And an inspiring one, as you can see her at The Next Women.
- Lydia Horn
- Marco Ripanti
- Markus Hündgen
- Markus Mayr: Next or now? Markus isn’t sure (in German).
- Markus Schmeiduch
- Michal Seemann
- Oliver Gassner
- Patrick Breitenbach
- Philip Banse
- Regina Gschladt
- Teresa Bücker
- Vesna Gudlin
- Tapio Liller: It’s all about Leidenschaft, stupid!
- Thomas Knüwer
- Thomas Pfeiffer