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6WunderKinder CTO Chad Fowler to Speak at BubbleConf 2013

By Ninh Bui on August 2nd, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

BubbleConf is a conference for today’s tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship by Nedap and Phusion. We aim to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to share their knowledge and war stories with one another. With about 400 attendees last year, we hope to see you at this year’s edition in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on September 27th!

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Chad Fowler has been a long time friend of Phusion and we’re super excited to have him over at BubbleConf 2013! We first got to know Chad through RubyConf 2008, where we applied for our very first talk abroad, and have since then followed his carreer through InfoEther, its acquisition by LivingSocial and his recent move to Berlin to work as a CTO for 6Wunderkinder.

Seeing as Chad is known as an author of multiple successful books, a well known speaker, RubyConf organizer, Ruby programmer, CTO and so forth, we’ve asked him to give a talk about “whatever he feels is appropriate” for our conference: with such a rich history of competencies, we’re pretty confident that whatever topic he chooses to talk about, he’ll knock it out of the park.

Chad Fowler

Chad Fowler
Photo by James Duncan Davidson.

Chad Fowler is an expert emoji-ist and has a country in Africa named after him. In 2012, he received the Shark Expert title on Klout for his outstanding contributions to the seas. HE CREATED CAPS LOCK DAY and International Unflattering Profile Picture Day (#iuppd). He is best known in the software industry as the creator of the first native Ook! language implementation. In his spare time he is CTO at 6Wunderkinder, writes popular books on programming and career development, and has co-founded and organized the international Ruby and Rails conferences.

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Fingertips’ Founder Thijs van der Vossen to Speak at BubbleConf 2013

By Ninh Bui on August 2nd, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

BubbleConf is a conference for today’s tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship by Nedap and Phusion. We aim to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to share their knowledge and war stories with one another. With about 400 attendees last year, we hope to see you at this year’s edition in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on September 27th!

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Thijs van der Vossen runs one of the more well known consultancies in the Ruby and Rails community. His company has worked for the likes of 37signals, Prada, Volkswagen and many more. Phusion once started out as a consultancy as well, and during that time, we’ve gained a lot of experience in working with customers and bootstrapping: competencies that proved to be invaluable when we made the switch to being a product-only company. With about over a decade of experience, Thijs has been in the consulting business a lot longer than most of us have and we feel his story could help you run your own business better as well. Be it either negotiating the right terms and prices to marketing/pitching ideas to prospective clients, these are things that will be applicable both to consultancies and tech startups alike.

Thijs van der Vossen

Thijs van der Vossen
Thijs is a designer and developer from Amsterdam. He runs Fingertips, a development and design consultancy which he grew from a tiny one-man shop into a slightly less small 4-man team over the last decade, steering the offices from his attic, through shared space, into the hold of a boat. Most of his spare time is spent with his wife and their two children. He also likes to solder.

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We’re currently still offering tickets against an early bird discount! With only a few more weeks remaining until BubbleConf takes place, be sure to get your tickets in time to enjoy this discount.

Dribbble founders Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett to speak at BubbleConf 2013

By Ninh Bui on May 28th, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

BubbleConf is a conference for today’s tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship by Nedap and Phusion. We aim to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to share their knowledge and war stories with one another. With about 400 attendees last year, we hope to see you at this year’s edition in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on September 27th!

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Designers! We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be having Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett — the founders of Dribbble — at BubbleConf 2013! If you ever wanted to learn more about what makes today’s hottest design community tick, then you don’t want to miss out on this one! Dan and Rich will be doing a Q&A session with the audience so you can pretty much ask them anything you wanted to know about dribbble.

Dan Cederholm

Dan Cederholm

Dan Cederholm

Dan is a designer, author, speaker, and dad living in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Dribbble, and the Founder & Principal of SimpleBits, a tiny design studio.

Dan previously co-founded the wine community site, Cork’d and has worked with clients such as Google, MTV, ESPN, Fast Company, YouTube, Microsoft, and others. He embraces simple, flexible, adaptable design using web standards through his interface work, writing, and speaking. In early 2012 he received a TechFellow Award for Product Design & Marketing.

Dan is the author of four best-selling books: CSS3 For Web Designers (A Book Apart), Bulletproof Web Design 3rd Edition (New Riders), Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design with Ethan Marcotte (New Riders), and Web Standards Solutions (Apress/Friends of ED). And he’s an aspiring clawhammer banjoist.

Rich Thornett

Rich Thornett

Rich Thornett


Rich wanted to play pro basketball when he grew up, but found himself trapped in the body of a software developer. So he did the next best thing and co-created Dribbble, a show & tell site for designers, where he leads software development and product design.

He’s built web applications for the last fifteen years at both blue chips and startups, but is happiest playing a big role on a small team, designing and developing products. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

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Zed Shaw to Give His Final Talk at BubbleConf 2013

By Ninh Bui on May 28th, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

BubbleConf is a conference for today’s tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship by Nedap and Phusion. We aim to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to share their knowledge and war stories with one another. With about 400 attendees last year, we hope to see you at this year’s edition in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on September 27th!

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Zed A. Shaw - Senor Developer

Zed A. Shaw – Senor Developer — http://speakerb.io/zedshaw/

Zed A. Shaw is a prolific programmer who gave up coding for various startups, governments, universities, and mega-corps to work on a small business helping people learn to code. His “Learn Code The Hard Way” series has been read by over a million people from all over the world. This is really all an excuse to get to play guitar whenever he’s not writing. Zed will be retiring from speaking at tech conferences and will be giving his final talk at BubbleConf:

I’m retiring from speaking at tech conferences. My last one will be Bubbleconf
http://blog.phusion.nl/2013/05/16/annoucing-bubbleconf-2013-date-and-venue/ and
I’m going to lay it all out in a talk titled “The Art Of The Con: Memoirs Of A
Conference Trophy Nerd”. If you want to see an epic fucking blowout then come
to Bubbleconf 2013 and watch me set this bitch on fire while I walk out of the
scene with a big “fuck you, and thanks for all fish”. After that I’m putting
*myself* on a blacklist for bad speakers and working to keep abusive or shitty
public speakers out of the conference circuit while starting a training program
for geeks who want to learn public speaking.

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One more thing

Like a double rainbow, whatever could this mean? 😉

Announcing BubbleConf 2013 date and venue!

By Ninh Bui on May 16th, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

On october 12th 2012, we had the pleasure of co-organizing BubbleConf with our friends from Nedap and Teixido: the very first conference in Amsterdam aimed at designers, developers and entrepreneurs that was actually affordable for (bootstrapped) startups to attend[1]. We were blown away by the positive reception for our very first conference: 400 people put their trust in us in delivering an unforgettable day full of ideas and inspiration to apply to their own worklife. After reviewing the post conference survey, we were super excited to see so many people demanding a 2013 edition.

So without further ado, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be doing a 2013 edition on September 27th 2013 so be sure to save the date! It will be held in Amsterdam once more, but we’ll be switching venues this time around to keep things exciting and fresh. The Tuschinski Theater had already set the bar quite high as we had been able to infer from our post conference survey so it took a while for us to find a venue that was at least as awesome. With the Beurs van Berlage, we think we have found just that:


© Beurs van Berlage Yakult Zaal


© Beurs van Berlage “Glazen Zaal”

The Beurs van Berlage will allow us to implement a few ideas we were unable to implement in our first edition due to time and space constraints. We look forward to sharing these ideas with you over the next couple of months leading up to BubbleConf! Many of these ideas align with what you’ve requested during last year’s survey, e.g. more opportunities to (better) meet up with one another and possibly showing each other their projects. Without saying too much just yet, please keep an eye out on our blog, twitter and newsletter to stay up to date about these developments.


© Beurs van Berlage terrace


© Beurs van Berlage cafe

Like last year, BubbleConf 2013 will be organized by Phusion and Nedap, and the design will be taken care of by Teixido. As for speakers, we’re once again working on securing some of the best in the business. We can already tell you that designers will be in for a huge treat. One might even say that this bubbleconf should be named bubbbleconf (typo intended ;-)).

We started BubbleConf early this year by setting up a teaser site where people are able to purchase early believer tickets: these tickets are offered at a huge discount to people who were adventurous enough to buy them upfront without any beforehand knowledge of the date and location. We were super excited to see the first few tickets already sold this way, and want to thank these folks in particular for putting their blind-trust in us.

Now that the venue and date are known, the early believer discount is no longer applicable. The early bird discount however is still applicable so be sure to get your tickets asap to enjoy this discount.

Oh and one more thing: even though this is not yet set in stone, we’re working with Martijn Stegeman from the University of Amsterdam to see if we can make this into a two day event! More specifically, we’re working with him to see if we can kick off BubbleConf with an unconference on September 26th 2013. Details regarding tickets to this unconference will be made available in the near future.

The App University will bring together BubbleConf attendees as well as students who want to learn and teach more about programming, design or entrepreneurship. It will be targeted towards novices, intermediates and experts: we’re working hard on making it as accessible as possible to a broad range of people. So if you want to learn, or teach, keep an eye out for this one.

Well, that wraps it up for this week’s update. Be sure to keep an eye out for our blog, twitter and newsletter to stay in the loop!


[1] This is only possible due to the fact that we are personally sponsoring this conference for now. Like last year, all tickets are sold below cost price. Who knew that there are actually valid reasons as to why tickets are usually as expensive as they are?! Anyway, we’ll hope to get enough sponsors one day to cover the costs but at this time, we’re just super excited to have you over and contributing to the startup cause!

P.S. Interested in sponsoring this event? Please feel encouraged to contact us at info@bubbleconf.com! We’d love to talk!

BubbleConf 2012, You Just Had to be There pt 1

By Ninh Bui on October 15th, 2012

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

Last Friday, Nedap, Teixido and Phusion had their very first conference on tech, design and entrepreneurship: BubbleConf 2012. An intensive 3 months of preparation went into setting up the conf. Needless to say, it was great to see over 300 people from all around the world meeting one another and having a blast 🙂 This was only made possible with your support and we’re extremely grateful to our attendees for having the guts to embark on a journey with us like this.

In wrapping up BubbleConf 2012, we’d first like to show you some of the photos taken at BubbleConf by our photographer Cuong.










You can find the rest of the photos in high res on our Flickr page.

BubbleConf 2013?

As for a possible BubbleConf 2013, that’s basically up for you guys to decide! If you think we should do another one, be sure to let us know via the comment section below, Twitter or email! Be sure to let us know what you’d like to see happen in that year’s edition as well. Seeing as this was our very first conference ever, we’d love to hear your thoughts on things like that.

In particular, we’d like to learn from you what you thought was awesome and what could use some work. With your feedback, we can work on delivering an even better experience for possible future editions of BubbleConf. We’ve set up a questionaire detailing some of the things we’d like your feedback on and would kindly like to ask you to participate.

Participate in questionnaire »

Videos

The guys over at Taylored Tales are currently working on editing the videos! These should be up shortly so keep a close eye out on the mailing list and Twitter!

Here’s a sign up form for your convenience:



Your BubbleConf 2012 experience

Seeing as we’re living in an age where mobile phones are currently also equipped with cameras and what not, we’d love to see how you experienced BubbleConf 2012! So if you’ve taken pictures/videos etc… of BubbleConf 2012 and would like to share this with the world, be sure to contact us as we’d love to compile that footage for the BubbleConf site. You can reach us via the comment section below, Twitter or mail. Thanks space cadets!

BubbleConf 2012 was sponsored by True

We are proud to have had managed hosting provider True as a sponsor of BubbleConf 2012. Over the last decade they have been involved in the rise of big Dutch start-ups; True assisted websites like AFAS Personal, Symbaloo, Hyves, Flabber and Tweakers in their road from startup to one of the biggest sites in the Netherlands. Thats why True wants to celebrate entrepreneurship with us and learn from each other to grow as online entrepreneurs.

Greetings from the BubbleConf team

Thank you attendees!

Announcing the Lightning Talk Speakers

By Tinco Andringa on October 9th, 2012

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

At the end of this week BubbleConf 2012, our very first conference for tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship will finally take place. BubbleConf will be held in the beautiful Tuschinski theater in Amsterdam and we’re extremely excited to be part of this event together with Nedap and Teixido.

Ticket sales end on Wednesday!

Be sure to get your tickets now! The sales close on wednesday night and you wouldn’t want to miss this conference!

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We’ve had a great response to our call for lightning speakers, so much so that we had to make some tough decisions, but we picked out the best for you. From the awesome submissions we have made a selection of talks we think are most interesting to the BubbleConf audience. These are the 8 lightning inspirers:

Sytse Sijbrandij

Sytse Sijbrandij: Launching in reverse order

He’s been a entrepreneur ever since he started his engineering study. He has started companies that made infrared receivers, recreational submarines and content sites. In September he started Gitlab.com that will make version management open and free.
The talk will be about compressing the time it takes to validate your startup. Most people heard about running a lean startup but how do you execute on that? He’ll share the story of Gitlab.com that involves announcing before building, being ashamed of what you put online and automating everything.

Berry Groenendijk

Berry Groenendijk: Lean business Innovation

Berry, as an information architect and project manager, more than 13 years of online services designed for the publishing industry. Berry was one of the founders of LocalPoint.nl.
Combining techniques Lean Startup, Service Design, User Experience and Lean technology will bring a idea to a working proven product. Creative, fast and lean methods and the involvement of the end-user in the process gives a very short feedback loop. We call this Lean Business Innovation!

Paul Brinkkemper

Paul Brinkkemper: The Making of Money Maker

Between being born in 1985 and today, Paul Brinkkemper picked up a curious mind and the ability to turn ideas into reality. Back in 2008 Paul ate the red pill and came to understand that what really happens in the world is not exactly the same as what gets taught in school and written in newspapers. Ever since, he is on a quest, to find and seek the holy grail, and to spread the gospel of honest money.
Paul will describe his inquiry into the reality of money and the translation of this into a documentary video game. Warning: may cause shattering of paradigms.

Raul Portales

Raul Portales: The piracy on apps

An entrepreneur who is focused on Android development. He has over 5 years of experience in mobile in
several products and companies. His work goes from Team Leader at Hyves, where he created their Android
application from the scratch to freelancing for companies as Layar or Fashiolista.
There is a lot of complains about the amount of piracy that exists in mobile apps, especially on Android. Some big companies even decided to move towards Free2Play games to work around it. In the talk he will present present what you can do and can not do about it, explaining why in the end you should NOT be worried by it.

Fabio Akita

Fabio Akita: Origins of the Brazilian Ruby community

Brazil is today a significant technology market and community. Rubyconf Brazil 2012 alone was able to have 750 attendees + 600 people watching online in real time. And it’s the 5th big Ruby conference in a row. We started having almost zero developers and zero companies using Ruby back in 2006. To give a perspective for the significance of this new market, Fabio was able to start a new Ruby software boutique called Codeminer 42 just a year ago, with only 5 people (3 co-founders included) and they are now close to 50 employees in 3 different cities in the country. In this lightning Fabio will highlight some of the key actions that led to the creation of one of the most influential development communities in Latin America.

Mick Niepoth

Mick Niepoth: Condé Nast’s nightmare

Mick Niepoth works at Readmore. Readmore is a website where everyone can start a professional digital magazine. Readmore takes care of everything, including revenue, so that the user can do what he does best; creating content.

He will show how Readmore is re-inventing the publishing industry by telling the story of three girls who started writing about the fashion they liked and quickly got more readers than Esquire.

Joshua Ballanco

Joshua Ballanco: Something Obviously Awesome

Somehow Joshua Ballanco always manages to find a way to work on complex systems, whether it’s building components of OS X Server at Apple, scaling up a hyperlocal news platform at AOL, or researching the mechanics of evolution for his doctoral dissertation. These days, Josh is working with the awesome engineers at ELC Technologies to build scalable, SOA-based systems for clients of all sizes in a variety of different industries.

You can’t help but hear everyone talk about SOA-this and SOA-that…but what does SOA mean for you? Is it just another buzz-word? Or is it something you need to actually pay attention to? This quick overview will provide some perspective on all the attention SOA has received lately, and will hopefully leave you with a better handle on how concerned you need to be.

Robert Wendrich

Robert Wendrich: Rawshaping Technology

Robert Wendrich is project founder and researcher of the project Rawshaping Technology [RST] work done in the Intuitive Design, Interaction + Simulation Laboratory at University of Twente in the Netherlands.
Imagination, creativity and innovation buzzwords are strangling the mind of the creative imaginative design industry. Rawshaping Technology brings back the fun, excitement, unexpected and unpredictable events into design processing with the implementation of hybrid design tools. User interaction and tool use that set off the wheels of causality and spur the inventiveness, intuition and ingenuity to externalize ideas, thoughts and fuzzy notions during the ideation process.

BubbleConf is sponsored by True

We are proud to have managed hosting provider True on board. Last decade they have been involved in the rise of big Dutch start-ups; True assisted websites like AFAS Personal, Symbaloo, Hyves, Flabber and Tweakers in their road from startup to one of the biggest sites in the Netherlands. Thats why True wants to celebrate entrepreneurship with us and learn from each other to grow as online entrepreneurs.

Greetings from the BubbleConf team

Hope to see you on October 12th!

Interested in finding out who’s going? Meet a few of our attendees below!

Learn more at the BubbleConf website.
Ready to buy a ticket? Buy ticket here.
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WeTransfer co-founder Nalden to speak at BubbleConf 2012

By Ninh Bui on October 1st, 2012

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

In less than 2 weeks from now, we’ll be opening the doors to BubbleConf 2012, our very first conference for tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship. BubbleConf will be held in the beautiful Tuschinski theater in Amsterdam and we’re extremely excited to be part of this event together with Nedap and Teixido.

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WeTransfer co-founder Nalden will be speaking at BubbleConf 2012. Nalden loves to awaken possibilities in other people. He is a co-founder of WeTransfer.com. As an entrepreneur he’s focused on exploring new ways to reach people without interrupting them, in which he already succeeded with his Wallpaper Advertising business model on his blog Nalden.net and WeTransfer. With a background in the music- and advertising industry, his knowledge about technology and the impact new media is having on the world, Nalden is always working on connecting the dots to make this a better world to live in, by sharing, supporting and investing. Nalden will be joining Valdés Olmos, Pfauth and Klöpping in the startup panel.

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Unfortunately, Anton Zykin from SoftFacade had to cancel his talk for BubbleConf 2012.

Hope to see you on October 12th!

Interested in finding out who’s going? Meet a few of our attendees below!

Learn more at the BubbleConf website.
Ready to buy a ticket? Buy ticket here.
Follow us on Twitter: @bubbleconf
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BubbleConf is sponsored by True

We are proud to have managed hosting provider True on board. Last decade they have been involved in the rise of big Dutch start-ups; True assisted websites like AFAS Personal, Symbaloo, Hyves, Flabber and Tweakers in their road from startup to one of the biggest sites in the Netherlands. Thats why True wants to celebrate entrepreneurship with us and learn from each other to grow as online entrepreneurs.

Recap of our other speakers

  • Philip Su

    Philip is a software engineer and the site lead at Facebook London. Philip created Facebook’s Video Calling feature and worked on the recent release of Facebook Messages. Before Facebook, Philip worked at Microsoft as an engineer and engineering manager in Windows, Office, MSN, and Bing. He has two young children and enjoys seeing them learn to spell words like “colour” and use phrases like “the loo.”

  • Alexander Klöpping

    Alexander is one of those Generation Y people that cycles with Google Maps, reads books on his
    phone and always carries at least 5 gadgets. He has a nose for trends on the Web and in tech. The Gadget Company, his start-up, embodies his ability to always know what we, the consumers, like! Alex also writes columns about trends for several Dutch magazines and newspapers and shares his knowledge with the Dutch citizens as a regular guest at the popular daily Dutch television show: “De wereld draait door”.

  • Renato Valdés Olmos

    Renato is a Dutch entrepeneur with a keen eye for design. Nowadays, you can find him working on Human.co, a startup focused on building tools that help people stay balanced and in control of their health data. Prior to founding Human.co, he has worked on digitalizing business cards through Cardcloud. He is also known for his design agency Postmachina, through which he has done work for the likes of Amazon. Renato has a Master’s degree in Interaction Design, but is more and more devoted to growing his teams in Amsterdam, New York and San Francisco. As an experienced founder of start-ups and as co-founder of Dutch entrepreneurial collective STIKK he advices startups on product design, marketing and fundraising.

  • Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan has a passion for blogging since he wrote his first blog in 2006 and got awarded for some blogs. He still writes his own blogs, but he’s doing more: he spends his time writing columns for the Dutch blog nrc.next or hosting the Dutch talk show Literaturfest, a talk show about the favorite books of the show’s guests, like actors, writers, politicians and musicians. He also co-founded Brainsley, a tool for users to share their favorite links within their areas of expertise. Ernst-Jan initiates start-ups as Brainsley to fulfill his purpose in life: to organize the Web. Besides that Ernst-Jan wrote a book about blogging: Sex, Blogs & Rock-’n-roll.

  • Mike Lee (Appsterdam)

    Mike is the Mayor and founder of Appsterdam, the best place in the world to be and become an App Maker. He is also a legendary product engineer and world’s toughest programmer. He has worked on apps for Alaska Airlines, Delicious Monster, Tapulous, United Lemur, Apple, and Nextive, producing such hits as Delicious Library, Tap Tap Revenge, Obama ’08, and Apple’s Mobile Store.

  • Andreaa Chelaru (Frog Amsterdam)

    Andreea has been involved in high profile projects around mobile music, teleconferencing and contact center software. In her work, she values understanding the users, their instincts and patterns of behavior and always designs compelling solutions with real people in mind.

    Previously, Andreea was part of a core team in Nokia responsible for bringing touch interactions to mainstream products, working directly on Nokia’s first successful touch phone (5800 express music) which was sold in 13 million units worldwide. She was also one of the three people who started up the Helsinki office of Fjord Design, where she worked for clients such as Nokia, Yahoo, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodafone and F-Secure.

    Andreea holds a Masters in Interaction Design from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, a reputable school set up by former Royal College of Art and Stanford faculty, together with members of the industry coming from IDEO, Nokia, Orange, and Hitachi.

  • Enrica Masi (Frog Amsterdam)

    Enrica is a 25 year old Italian interaction designer at Frog Amsterdam with an industrial design background from the Technical University of Delft. She has a passion for information design and visual thinking. At frog she is a visual storyteller where she designs experiences by telling stories.

  • mr. Egin E. Lengton (LengtonLegal)

    mr. Egin Lengton (42) is owner of Lengton Legal; a company specialized in ICT and law. Lengton specializes in Internet law, copyright law, trademarks, ICT-contracts and licenses, general terms and conditions, e-commerce, privacy law and cloud computing. He is a consultant for SME’s and start-ups in the ICT business. Lengton is also a part time lecturer at Arnhem Business School (a HAN University of Applied Sciences faculty) and (co) author of various study books.

  • Laurent Sansonetti (RubyMotion)

    Laurent is the founder of HipByte, a software tools startup that recently launched RubyMotion, a toolchain for iOS development in Ruby.

    He worked at Apple for 7 years as a senior software engineer, on both iLife and OS X. A long time rubyist, he created and still maintains the MacRuby project. In a previous life, he worked on IDA Pro and was an active contributor to RubyCocoa and GNOME.

  • Zed Shaw (Learn Code The Hard Way)

    Zed A. Shaw is a prolific programmer who recently gave up coding for various startups, governments, universities, and mega-corps to work on a small business helping people learn to code. His “Learn Code The Hard Way” series has been read by over a million people from all over the world. This is really all an excuse to get to play guitar whenever he’s not writing.

  • Juanma Teixidó (Teixido)

    Juanma Teixidó, award-winning Designer since 1994 spent the last 10 years co-founding and building agencies from the ground-up. Since then his client base grew to include Nike, The United Nations, Nedap among others. These days you can find him on Twitter chirping about all things design.

Greetings from the BubbleConf team

BubbleConf 2012: Call for Lightning Talks

By Hongli Lai on September 18th, 2012

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

In a few weeks from now, we’ll be opening the doors to BubbleConf 2012, our very first conference for tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship. BubbleConf will be held in the beautiful Tuschinski theater in Amsterdam and we’re extremely excited to be part of this event together with Nedap and Teixido.

We now have a wide array of prominent speakers on board who will cover a wide variety of topics, but these are not the only speakers we want. We want you.

Seeking lightning talk speakers

In addition to the 9 speaker slots that we’ve filled so far, we’re making available a number of small slots for lightning talks. A lightning talk lasts for no more than 10 minutes, including setup & teardown time. We currently have room for at least 4 lightning talks. Giving a lightning talk will provide you with an excellent opportunity to make your startup idea known to the world, whether it’s about development, design or entrepreneurship.

Submit your proposal

Please submit proposals to info@bubbleconf.com. Your proposal should contain:

  • An introduction of yourself.
  • A picture of yourself.
  • The title of your talk.
  • A small abstract of your talk. It should be no more than 3 sentences.

Hope to see you on October 12! Interested in finding out who’s going? Meet a few of our attendees below!

Learn more at the BubbleConf website.
Ready to buy a ticket? Buy ticket here.
Follow us on Twitter: @bubbleconf
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Stay up to date with the latest BubbleConf news! Enter your email address and name below and we’ll send you updates by email.



BubbleConf is sponsored by True

We are proud to have managed hosting provider True on board. Last decade they have been involved in the rise of big Dutch start-ups; True assisted websites like AFAS Personal, Symbaloo, Hyves, Flabber and Tweakers in their road from startup to one of the biggest sites in the Netherlands. Thats why True wants to celebrate entrepreneurship with us and learn from each other to grow as online entrepreneurs.

Greetings from the BubbleConf team

Facebook London Site Lead Philip Su to speak at BubbleConf 2012

By Ninh Bui on September 6th, 2012

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the brightest minds from tech, design, UX and business.

In little over a month from now, we’ll be opening the doors to BubbleConf 2012, our very first conference for tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship. BubbleConf will be held in the beautiful Tuschinski theater in Amsterdam and we’re extremely excited to be part of this event together with Nedap and Teixido. In this blog post, we will unveil one of the final speakers at BubbleConf.

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Speakers++;


We are extremely excited to announce Philip Su of Facebook as one of our final speakers at BubbleConf!

Philip is a software engineer and the site lead at Facebook London. Philip created Facebook’s Video Calling feature and worked on the recent release of Facebook Messages. Before Facebook, Philip worked at Microsoft as an engineer and engineering manager in Windows, Office, MSN, and Bing. He has two young children and enjoys seeing them learn to spell words like “colour” and use phrases like “the loo.”

Philip’s talk will be on Facebook’s Hack Culture. The Hack Culture at Facebook optimizes foremost for engineering efficiency and embraces the assumption that you do not ultimately know what your customers want (and instead need to enable rapid experiments to be deployed as quickly as possible). This talk outlines how the Hack Culture is embraced at Facebook and what practical effects it has on how Facebook develops and releases software, including its impact on how Facebook’s engineers and designers interact to produce the best designs quickly.

After chatting with Philip for a while, it quickly became apparent to us that we just had to have him over as a speaker at BubbleConf: we’re confident he’ll be able to deliver an enticing talk for developers and designers alike.

Recap of our speakers

  • Philip Su

    Philip is a software engineer and the site lead at Facebook London. Philip created Facebook’s Video Calling feature and worked on the recent release of Facebook Messages. Before Facebook, Philip worked at Microsoft as an engineer and engineering manager in Windows, Office, MSN, and Bing. He has two young children and enjoys seeing them learn to spell words like “colour” and use phrases like “the loo.”

  • Alexander Klöpping

    Alexander is one of those Generation Y people that cycles with Google Maps, reads books on his
    phone and always carries at least 5 gadgets. He has a nose for trends on the Web and in tech. The
    Gadget Company
    , his start-up, embodies his ability to always know what we, the consumers, like!
    Alex also writes columns about trends for several Dutch magazines and newspapers and shares his
    knowledge with the Dutch citizens as a regular guest at the popular daily Dutch television show: “De
    wereld draait door”
    .

  • Renato Valdés Olmos

    Renato is a Dutch entrepeneur with a keen eye for design. Nowadays, you can find him working on Human.co, a startup focused on building tools that help people stay balanced and in control of their health data. Prior to founding Human.co, he has worked on digitalizing business cards through Cardcloud. He is also known for his design agency Postmachina, through which he has done work for the likes of Amazon. Renato has a Master’s degree in Interaction Design, but is more and more devoted to growing his teams in Amsterdam, New York and San Francisco. As an experienced founder of start-ups and as co-founder of Dutch entrepreneurial collective STIKK he advices startups on product design, marketing and fundraising.

  • Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan has a passion for blogging since he wrote his first blog in 2006 and got awarded for some blogs. He still writes his own blogs, but he’s doing more: he spends his time writing columns for the Dutch blog nrc.next or hosting the Dutch talk show Literaturfest, a talk show about the favorite books of the show’s guests, like actors, writers, politicians and musicians. He also co-founded Brainsley, a tool for users to share their favorite links within their areas of expertise. Ernst-Jan initiates start-ups as Brainsley to fulfill his purpose in life: to organize the Web. Besides that Ernst-Jan wrote a book about blogging: Sex, Blogs & Rock-’n-roll.

  • Mike Lee (Appsterdam)

    Mike is the Mayor and founder of Appsterdam, the best place in the world to be and become an App Maker. He is also a legendary product engineer and world’s toughest programmer. He has worked on apps for Alaska Airlines, Delicious Monster, Tapulous, United Lemur, Apple, and Nextive, producing such hits as Delicious Library, Tap Tap Revenge, Obama ’08, and Apple’s Mobile Store.


  • Andreaa Chelaru (Frog Amsterdam)

    Andreea has been involved in high profile projects around mobile music, teleconferencing and contact center software. In her work, she values understanding the users, their instincts and patterns of behavior and always designs compelling solutions with real people in mind.

    Previously, Andreea was part of a core team in Nokia responsible for bringing touch interactions to mainstream products, working directly on Nokia’s first successful touch phone (5800 express music) which was sold in 13 million units worldwide. She was also one of the three people who started up the Helsinki office of Fjord Design, where she worked for clients such as Nokia, Yahoo, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodafone and F-Secure.

    Andreea holds a Masters in Interaction Design from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, a reputable school set up by former Royal College of Art and Stanford faculty, together with members of the industry coming from IDEO, Nokia, Orange, and Hitachi.

  • Enrica Masi (Frog Amsterdam)

    Enrica is a 25 year old Italian interaction designer at Frog Amsterdam with an industrial design background from the Technical University of Delft. She has a passion for information design and visual thinking. At frog she is a visual storyteller where she designs experiences by telling stories.

  • mr. Egin E. Lengton (LengtonLegal)

    mr. Egin Lengton (42) is owner of Lengton Legal; a company specialized in ICT and law. Lengton specializes in Internet law, copyright law, trademarks, ICT-contracts and licenses, general terms and conditions, e-commerce, privacy law and cloud computing. He is a consultant for SME’s and start-ups in the ICT business. Lengton is also a part time lecturer at Arnhem Business School (a HAN University of Applied Sciences faculty) and (co) author of various study books.

  • Anton Zykin (SoftFacade)

    Anton is the CEO and cofounder of SoftFacade, an interaction design and development firm that creates beautiful and memorable experiences– mobile apps, websites and everything in between. Everything that SoftFacade produces can be described with the only word –”WOW!”. Anton believes that good design is what people can use and enjoy using.

  • Laurent Sansonetti (RubyMotion)

    Laurent is the founder of HipByte, a software tools startup that recently launched RubyMotion, a toolchain for iOS development in Ruby.

    He worked at Apple for 7 years as a senior software engineer, on both iLife and OS X. A long time rubyist, he created and still maintains the MacRuby project. In a previous life, he worked on IDA Pro and was an active contributor to RubyCocoa and GNOME.

  • Zed Shaw (Learn Code The Hard Way)
    Zed A. Shaw is a prolific programmer who recently gave up coding for various startups, governments, universities, and mega-corps to work on a small business helping people learn to code. His “Learn Code The Hard Way” series has been read by over a million people from all over the world. This is really all an excuse to get to play guitar whenever he’s not writing.

  • Juanma Teixidó (Teixido)

    Juanma Teixidó, award-winning Designer since 1994 spent the last 10 years co-founding and building agencies from the ground-up. Since then his client base grew to include Nike, The United Nations, Nedap among others. These days you can find him on Twitter chirping about all things design.

Hope to see you October 12th!

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