3+1 things I learned at the Facebook Spark AR Hackathon (Berlin).

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

How Berlin’s Train System Works.

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.
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