by Stephanie Booth

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 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.

Reboot9 Pre-Conf Drinks 4

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 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:

Reboot Second Day 28: Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

For starters, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (23, Reboot) — understandably, he was running about a bit, so I had to catch him on-stage.

Reboot9 First Day 32

Nicole Simon, famous for her pre-conference podcast interviews of speakers, which she publishes on her business blog Bloxpert. (Check out the Reboot 9.0 interviews!)

Reboot9 First Day 33

Dieter Rappold, busy on the phone Managing and Directing Knallgrau (Knallgrau are responsible for, one of the largest German-language blogging platforms).

Reboot9 First Day 34

Pedro Custódio, who besides his day job at Sapo, a large Portuguese ISP, headed the organisation of the SHiFT Conference in Lisbon last year, and is actively working on the next episode…

Reboot9 First Day 35: Riccardo Cambiassi

Riccardo Cambiassi from Headshift.

Reboot9 Second Day 18: Lars Plougmann and Geoff Jones

Lars Plougmann (Headshift again!) and Geoff Jones.

Two Headshift guys… where on earth is Mr. Headshift, Lee Bryant?

Lee Bryant

Ah! There he is, hypnotising a helpless audience with his laser eyes while he gives a talk.

Reboot9 Second Day 8: Toothless Tigers

Here are the Toothless Tigers; we’ve already met Henriette — here she is again, accompanied this time by Thomas Kristiansen, her partner-in-crime.

Reboot9 First Day 69: Ted Rheingold

Ted Rheingold (Dogster, Catster)

Reboot9 First Day 61: Julian Bleecker and Sascha Pohflepp

Julian Bleecker and Sascha Pohflepp

Reboot9 First Day 59: Martin Roell

Martin Röll, now blogless but clearly not computerless…

Reboot9 First Day 74: Ross Mayfield and Beer

Had enough for today? Here’s Ross Mayfield (Socialtext) with a couple of beers. See you after the break!

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    no imageLee (Who am I?)13 June 2007 1:23 pm

    How dare you publish that ugly photo of me you minx!! ;-)

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    no imageTon Zijlstra (Who am I?)13 June 2007 11:00 pm

    Hi Stephanie,
    The guy you don’t recognize in the picture with Dannie, Laurent, and Guido in the background is Yme Bosma. He runs Eccky (, and is working on Picnic with Guido.


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