Year: 2013

Thanks & Happy Holidays: That was 2013

This is my sixth end-of-year post ([all prior ones here](http://www.thewavingcat.com/tag/end-of-year/)). Stunned! So what happened? ### Friends & Family   In the spring, I married M, and couldn’t possibly be happier. This alone would have made my year perfect. I’m very happy that more friends married,…

ThingsCon

ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond. We create events, resources, publications and tools for a diverse community of practitioners to promote and implement better practices across IoT, artificial intelligence,…

UIKonf

An independent conference for serious iOS developers, and also Berlin’s first English-language iOS developer conference. Co-organizing this as an independent event with Matt Patterson and Chris Eidhof since 2013. (website)

NEXT Berlin

The only client project listed here: I’ve been working with NEXT for a long time, partly freelance partly through my old company, first as a curator, then starting 2012 as Program Director. (website)

Ignite Berlin

Enlighten us, but make it quick! That’s the motto of Ignite, a fantastic global format of lightning talks – slides auto-forward, you get exactly 5 minutes per presentation. I’ve been co-organizing Ignite Berlin since 2010. (website)

THE NODE

If anything, a meta project: THE NODE is an irregular newsletter of the things I’m involved in. The simplest, lowest-frequency way to keep track of what I’m up to. (read more)

UIKode

The easy way to find top notch iOS developers. It’s as easy as filling out a form. Brought to you by the team behind UIKonf. (website) (Discontinued.)

Makers Make

Making should be easier: Currently an early stage company, Natasha Carolan and I co-founded Makers Make to allow independent product designers more easily to get from idea to market. (website) (currently hibernating)

The Alpine Review

Observing the things that matter. The Alpine Review is a (currently print only) semi-annual magazine founded founded by Louis-Jacques Darveau and Patrick Tanguay in Montréal, who kindly took me on as editor-at-large. (website)

Third Wave

In 2010, I co-founded Third Wave, part digital strategy consultancy, part think tank. While I left in 2012 to pursue other projects, the company is still going strong.

Atoms & Bits Festival

In 2009, we ran a festival to celebrate DIY culture. To quote from the announcement: “a&b is a meet up for visionaries, tinkerers, activists, geeks, and artists – in short, everyone that celebrates a new culture of collective endeavor, and do-it-yourself, as well as internet…

Announcing Makers Make

As my time in Buenos Aires comes to a close, it’s time to shine a little light on a thing I’ve been working on with the brilliant [Natasha Carolan](http://twitter.com/natashacarolan): We just started a company called [Makers Make](http://makersmake.net). The idea is simple: We believe that making…

Out with the old, in with the new

Over the last few weeks I’ve traveled from Berlin to Boston (via London), up the coast to Ipswich, back down to Boston (a couple of times), then Berlin (via Madrid), down south to the Black Forest to clear our out old family house, back to…