Last week, I spent two days at Facebook Berlin, to learn about the Spark AR platform from the team that builds it – and then form teams (without people from the same company) and “hack” something.
Needless to say, the pace was very fast, many interesting ideas came out of it and, most of all, I ended up hating the reactive programming paradigm.
Until I slept and let my mind manage all that new information.
The next day, I opened up my laptop and approached Spark AR differently. Why? Here are 3+1 reasons, that I learned by doing this hackathon. Continue reading
The light coming behind the heavy curtains was stronger than usual. Something had changed from the gloomy days of March.
I stood up, opened the windows and confirmed. Then fell on my bed again. Continue reading
Going to the same places over and over again in a big city like Berlin, nullifies what a “big city” is good for.
But it’s been a difficult habit for me to break. That’s why I decided to start exploring places I hadn’t been recently (or ever) to. Continue reading
Understanding a city’s public transportation, is one of the biggest steps before feeling comfortable there. In some cases, it’s very simple. Take Athens, for example: Just a few metro lines, some overground lines, one ticket (with a time limit) for everything – and you’re done!
But, in some other cases, like Berlin, the transportation system has some intricacies. While it isn’t that much difficult, it demands a visitor’s (or new citizen’s) attention. And sometimes, important information can only be found in German.
Keep in mind that this guide will only try to explain the basic things one needs to know to easily get around the city. But I will try to update it in the future with any missing info or tips.
During my first days in Berlin, and between the apartment appointments, I spent most of my free time looking for the best coffee shops in the city.