After leaving San Francisco at 9pm, I finally arrived in Krakow at 11pm the next day. This was my first trip to Poland, and I was excited to meet the people and take advantage of the strong dollar vs Zloty (the local currency).
A traditional Polish Breakfast Cheese, Ham, Cucumber, Bread and Fried eggs. This was an excellent way to start a day in Krakow. On my first day, I visited a few Airbrake customers; using the wonders of Intercom, I found 25 users, and after morning coffee I was chilling in their offices. Afterwards I made it to the Railsberry hackathon.
Railsberry is ‘a sweet European Rails Conference’ in Krakow, Poland. It is put on by the crazy kids at Applicake and they have a passion for unicorns, rainbows, love and rails. It’s a two day conference with an eclectic range of talks. Talks ranged from crowd funding, ruby project stats, coffeescript, NoSQL databases, and Enterprise SaaS to being a VIM ninja! All talks were recorded and will be posted online. My personal favorites were Eric Redmond’s NoSQL talk (as we switch to Riak) , Linda Liuka’s ‘Rails Girls’ talk for reminding everyone how awesome rails programming is, and Zach’s insight into rails stats.
There were a few awesome moments, such as 200 ballons going in the air
, a 7ft unicorn, and some hilarious lighting talks. I’m going to highlight all the awesomeness in another blog post, with 8 tips to throwing an exceptional conference.
The chill out room was much appreciated.
I wasn’t expecting such great weather… but we saw 22degree heat.
The art of conversation is still alive as we share best app stories.
One of the uber hip cafes in the Old Jewish neighbourhood. For the hipness, I spotted very few hipsters.
Someone put a sausage in my soup; it was delicious.
Metal cutlery and glass bottles with Lufthansa!
If you’re flying through San Francisco Airport, I highly recommend checking out the Moto Bellissima exhibit. This above motorcycle is 50cc!