EnthusiastiCon 2015 was a conference for the programming community. Over two days of short presentations, we talked about what excites us about programming – the strange, the wonderful, and the clever solutions to unusual problems. Wonderful people joined us to share their enthusiasm with us or listened to what makes fellow programmers beam with joy about our craft.

EnthusiastiCon 2015 took place from June 19th-21st 2015 at Wikimedia Deutschland, Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin.

EnthusiastiCon Gallery 

Photos taken by Jason Krüger


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Conference Program

Friday, June 19

Time Event
18:00    Space opens; mingling
18:30-19:00    Welcome!
19:00    Conference warm-up


Saturday, June 20

Time Event
10:00    Space opens; mingling
10:30-11:00   Opening remarks
Clever hacks!  
      • OMG building a shell in 10 minutes (Stefanie Schirmer)
      • The World Computer – How blockchains bring more trust to help solve wicked problems (Aeron Buchanan)
      • Printing the web (Chris Ward)
11:40-12:30    Interaction section!
12:30-14:00    Lunch
Brainy stuff!
    • Approximate Algorithms (Kashif Rasul)
    • MirageOS: Leaving legacy behind – A clean-slate approach to operating systems (Hannes Mehnert)
    • There is a hole in the program, dear Liza, dear Liza – “Hole-Driven Development” in Haskell (Raichoo)
14:40-15:00   Interaction section!
15:00-16:00   Coffee break
Our craft and us
  • How improv theater makes me a better developer (Mirko Fichtner)
  • Replace yourself with a very small shell script (Stefanie Schirmer)
  • The unexpected side of web development – Or: I was told there would be no math (Daniela Berger)
16:40-17:00 Interaction section!
17:00-19:00    Chilled ending

Sunday, June 21

Time Event
10:00    Space opens; mingling
10:30-11:00    Opening remarks
Building things with Open Data
    • My favorite Open Data things (Walter Palmetshofer)
    • Gamify Graphentheorie: The story of wikigame (Sebastian Vollnhals)
    • What to do with all this open data (Lucie-Aimée Kaffee)
    • Advocate Bits (Chris Ward)
11:40-12:30:    Interaction section!
12:30-14:00    Lunch
Deep Relationships
Meaningful code
    • Struggle with death or how I survived my Fitbit (Andrea Knabe)
    • MissingNo., my favorite Pokémon (Igor Wiedler)
    • Writing easy to maintain code (Jeroen De Dauw)
14:40-16:00:  Interactive Good-bye

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