WHIR Events Europe: first week in Amsterdam and Berlin

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This week marked the launch of WHIR Networking Events in Europe in the beautiful city of Amsterdam and the chic and sexy metropolis of Berlin.

It seems we brought the recent wave of warm weather from Toronto with 30’C weather in Amsterdam on Tuesday. But the heat didn’t deter a very large crowd of about 120 out to Brasserie Harkema. It was great to reconnect with our Dutch industry friends we’ve met at trade shows over the years in their home town. It ended up being a very fun evening that migrated outside to the alleyway patio where we drew the prize winners from our very generous sponsors Parallels, SoftLayer, Equinix, ServInt, R1Soft, and local data center operator, LeaseWeb.

Networking in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Networking in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Last night’s event in Berlin was held at a very historic building that once housed the Communist Party during the Soviet rule of East Berlin.. Although it was a more intimate crowd, the room was buzzing with deep conversation, reuniting of peers and making new connections. And it appeared that not a single person who arrived left until the very end of the event. So a good time was definitely had by all!

Liam and Allison with Berlin Guest

Liam and Allison with Berlin Guest

We’d like to thank Berlin sponsors Parallels, SoftLayer, ServInt, R1Soft and LeaseWeb for making a very enjoyable evening possible.

We’re so thrilled to see these events unfolding so successfully after many months of planning. If it’s at all possible for you to attend our Paris and London events next week, we’d love to have you there. More details can be found at www.WHIREvents.com.

And thanks again to our wonderful sponsors for their support and door prizes that were won by these lucky folks:

Sebastiaan Holislag of Interxion won LeaseWeb’s remote controlled helicopter
Thorsten Einig of OpenSRS won R1Soft’s Kindle Fire
Bram de Haas of Vestius, Domenico Consoli of WebHostingTalk.NL and Arthur Zonnenberg of hostnet all won Parallels Plesk Minis
Stefano Burattini of ascio won a Trent iCruiser IMP1000 11000mAh External Battery Pack from Equinix
Andrew Foe of HP won ServInt’s 1 Year of Essential Web Hosting + Jawbone Jambox
Kyra Poolman of Spam Experts won an Apple TV from Softlayer

Soeren von Varchmin of Runa Capital, Marcus Brauckmann of AS13030 and Daniela Furkel of Personal Magazin all won Parallels Plesk Minis
Cord Gatzka of easynet won ServInt’s 1 Year of Essential Web Hosting + Jawbone Jambox
Chris Gotte of Domain Cocoon won LeaseWeb’s remote controlled helicopter
Ardisson Julien of Strato AG won SoftLayer’s Apple TV
Marcin Smotkowski of Opero won R1Soft’s Kindle Fire

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  1. Great networking event, amazing location in Berlin! We had a lot of fun and business in a perfect mix.