Geek events in Europe attract a different crowd than in the United States: less Americans, more Europeans (quite obviously) — so prepare for a few new faces. This year, 500 people gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 9th edition of Reboot, one of the oldest and best-known conferences in this part of the world.
Copenhagen started feeling bub.blicio.us on Wednesday evening with a couple of drinks in the Kongens Have park. Many bottles of beer and champagne were emptied, old friends were greeted, and strangers or casual acquaintances touched antennas.
America’s most European consultant, Stowe Boyd, touching base with Henriette Weber Andersen (Toothless Tiger, Geek Army Knife), André Ribeirinho (SHiFT, adegga), and Mark Wubben, who regularly takes very nice conference photos (check out his Reboot 9.0 set on Flickr).
In the background, you can catch a glimpse of Laurent Haug (LIFT) chatting with Dannie Jost, as well as Guido Van Nispen (Picnic, and great portraits of geeks worldwide) — person unknown to me on his right, I’m afraid.
The conference schedule for both the first and the second days was packed — but I did manage to steal some moments to capture a selection of faces, some already well known to bub.blicio.us readers, some certainly less. Prepare for people squinting in the sunlight!
So, who was there at Reboot? Time to throw a few names around. And photos. Here are those I managed to catch:
Two Headshift guys… where on earth is Mr. Headshift, Lee Bryant?
Ah! There he is, hypnotising a helpless audience with his laser eyes while he gives a talk.
Martin Röll, now blogless but clearly not computerless…