This years edition of the Inspiring Conference (formerly known as Inspiring Flow Conference or FLOW3 Experience) really started with a big bang: a huge two minutes laser show with elements from famous movies like Matrix, Tron and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This was the first conference I’ve ever attended which started with a laser show! And the quality of the conference continued like this: really inspiring presentations, nice talks, awesome location and catering! With more than 250 participants from more than ten countries, some as far as Cambodia or India, the conference was completely sold out.
In a short introduction Ben van’t Ende, the TYPO3 community manager who sees himself more like a Chief Happiness Officer, encouraged the community to never forget about the social capital of all the people involved in the project. We are all afraid to fail but we should not stop to innovate and step forward. “Just do it, don’t wait for others to do it”. In communications we should always assume best intent. We are all human beings and need to listen to each other.