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36 36 ![kino international stairs](/images/cinema_stairs.jpg)
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38   -But certainly apart from the high quality of talks, there is more to come - first and foremost a decent location. If you happened to attend Funconf, SchnitzelConf or Scottish Ruby Conference you have noticed that organizers getting more creative in finding venues, which form the conferences’ character. Thinking about a location that would represent Berlin and its diversity we had to find a place big enough, but also with enough history and charisma to be good enough! And with the Kino International we found the perfect location, perfect in size, enough history and plenty of charisma. It allowed us to have a single track conference with plenty of room for everybody. The acoustics were amazing and the screen together with the kick ass projector were simply awesome.
  38 +But certainly apart from the high quality of talks, there is more to come - first and foremost a decent location. If you happened to attend [Funconf](http://funconf.com/), [SchnitzelConf](http://schnitzelconf.com/) or [Scottish Ruby Conference](http://scottishrubyconference.com/) you have noticed that organizers getting more creative in finding venues, which form the conferences’ character. Thinking about a location that would represent Berlin and its diversity we had to find a place big enough, but also with enough history and charisma to be good enough! And with the Kino International we found the perfect location, perfect in size, enough history and plenty of charisma. It allowed us to have a single track conference with plenty of room for everybody. The acoustics were amazing and the screen together with the kick ass projector were simply awesome.
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40   -The last month before the conference was the most hectic one, suddenly problems of all kind started to come up. Part of these were rookie mistakes on our side, some were just bad luck. The reserved party location was given away without notice, no affordable catering could be found for the weekend, important documents went missing and unforeseen expenses were presented to us. These expenses forced us to cancel the planned BBQ :(. But we managed to get everything in place, and suddenly the first day of conference started. Following Paul Wilson - curator of the Scottish Ruby Conference - we just went with the flow and directed the chaos.
  40 +The last month before the conference was the most hectic one, suddenly problems of all kind started to come up. Part of these were rookie mistakes on our side, some were just bad luck. The reserved party location was given away without notice, no affordable catering could be found for the weekend, important documents went missing and unforeseen expenses were presented to us. These expenses forced us to cancel the planned BBQ :(. But we managed to get everything in place, and suddenly the first day of conference started. Following Paul Wilsons advice - curator of the Scottish Ruby Conference - we just went with the flow and directed the chaos.
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42   -The probably most chaotic incident was finding the main party location. Believe us, even the organizers that haven't been there before were so surprised that a location can be this remote in the middle of Berlin. As @inecas fittingly suggested: "Lets rename Tante Kathe to the restaurant at the end of the universe". Luckily we didn't loose anybody thanks to Twitter geo caching :). It was definitely a very Berlinesque location. We hope you liked its authentic charm and the free beers that we managed to organize spontaneously on site as a small relief for the canceled BBQ.
  42 +The probably most chaotic incident was finding the main party location. Believe us, even the organizers that haven't been there before were so surprised that a location can be this remote in the middle of Berlin. As @inecas fittingly suggested: ["Lets rename Tante Kathe to the restaurant at the end of the universe"](http://twitter.com/#!/inecas/status/74771099367374848). Luckily we didn't loose anybody thanks to Twitter geo caching :). It was definitely a very Berlinesque location. We hope you liked its authentic charm and the free beers that we managed to organize spontaneously on site as a small relief for the canceled BBQ.
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44 44 ![antenna](/images/antenna.jpg)
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46   -One thing made us very happy and that was the Internet at the venue! Thanks to the guys of New Thinking Communications and a helping hand from the Chaos Computer Club we got a rock solid Wi-Fi on site. Here are some small facts: The venue was brought online via 360 MBit directional link that was backed by a direct 1GB Fibre access. Installing that was a great adventure as you can see in these photos.
  46 +One thing made us very happy and that was the Internet at the venue! Thanks to the guys of New Thinking Communications and a helping hand from the Chaos Computer Club we got a rock solid Wi-Fi on site. Here are some small facts: The venue was brought online via 360 MBit directional link that was backed by a direct 1GB Fibre access. Installing that was a great adventure as you can see in [these photos](http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpbader/sets/72157626687286361/).
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49 49 ![lift](/images/ruby_song.jpg)
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72 72 The Euruko 2011 Team
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74   -Lukas, Clemens, Christoph, John, Patrick, Tim, Nico and Thilo
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  75 +Lukas, Clemens, Christoph, John, Patrick, Tim, Nico and Thilo
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