The story of the New York-based DigitalOcean reads like the textbook startup fairy tale: With a shoebox of $10,000 in cash, two brothers set up a company to tackle one of the most daunting problems in current technology: providing a reliable and yet simple cloud computing infrastructure at scale. They did so with remarkable success, becoming the second largest hosting company in the world while competing with the sheer endless resources of their competition and creating a product that lets you deploy an SSD cloud server in just 55 seconds.
Today I’m excited to announce our cooperation with DigitalOcean. Together our goal is to strengthen and foster the Berlin developer ecosystem, by providing local programmers innovative community formats and quality events to meet, mingle, and grow.
The first of which is the Diversity & Entrepreneurship Summit at Factory, a conference powered by DigitalOcean and 500 Startups. The summit gives participants a chance to interact with established entrepreneurs, investors and tech leaders from Berlin, San Francisco and New York like Tina Kulow from Facebook, Isa Sonnenfeld from Google and Aubrey Heichemer from SoundCloud.
We will also host monthly DigitalOcean meetups at Factory for Berlin developers to share ideas and listen to inspiring talks. The first meetup, which took place on April 16th, kicked off a series of events revolving around the latest technical topics.
In addition, in partnership with DigitalOcean, Factory will host an exclusive CTO dinner, inviting technical leaders from Berlin’s most important technology players to discuss the state and future of software engineering.
We’re excited to have DigitalOcean among our partners and look forward to writing the next chapter of our stories together.