Autumn 2021 was actually a pretty busy period for us! We were able to participate in a new event in its traditional on-site form showcasing numerous exciting projects. As we were a bit tired with the virtual mode of all the Hopin, Zoom and other web-based events, we eagerly decided to spend a few hours on a flight to attend the conference organized in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal.
As we are mostly a hardcode Drupal crowd this event seemed like a completely new territory to explore. If you are investor, a startup looking for a business angel or an enterprise looking for end users, this event is definitely a place for you.
Organizers did a lot to guarantee a safe (COVID-19!) and convenient event for several thousand of participants. We were really impressed with how well things can be prepared.
We were there mostly to acquire as much networking contacts as we could, still, having said that, we were astonished by all the variety of interesting startups and inspiring speakers. The ones to highlight were Mark Papermaster, CTO of AMD with his session regarding macro boom of the microprocessor market, UNDP ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discussing sustainable development as well as the opportunity to hear from practitioners how AI applications reshape traditional industries such as, for instance, fashion. It's really place where you can leave your comfort zone and learn what is buzzing in the world of technology.