STEEMFEST - My recap

in steemfest •  2 years ago

Dear Steemians,

I don't know where to start. I'm still overwhelmed by the last three days. First of all: Thank you so much to every single one who came to the SteemFest. You are awesome! And those who didn't make it, see you next year! Never before did I have have this strong sense of community and harmony. We came as strangers and left as friends. Steemit became more than I even expected. It started to me as an experiment and now it's about passion. I tried to speak to as many of you as possible. Kinda got DDOSed by all the impressions.

Let me give you a little recap of the last days


After checking in I went to my room. If you go to Amsterdam I really recommend you the Volkshotel. It's a great place to stay!

Afterwards I went down to the office to prepare my crypto challenge. You might saw few QR codes around the SteemFest, they were part of it. I will make a post with the solution later. So far I can tell you that we have a winner! However, I wanted to give a little gift to everyone and not just the winner of the challenge. So I decided to make these little pins! I hope you got one! I have 15 pins left for those who didn't make it to the SteemFest. If you want one, hit me on the rocket.chat.

Roeland had a great opening speech and a greater suit! (I need to order one lol)

Another huge lol goes to @firepower for his presentation

After the workshops and talks we had some great music by the talented @kevinwong

Do you know what's the best breakfast I can imagine? PANCAKES!

And what's even better? STEEMPANCAKES!

We had some guided tours through Amsterdam which turned out to be really entertaining and informative. We turned Amsterdam into Amsteemdam!


I might took that too literally.

The last night we had a great dinner together. All good things come to an end...

Well forget that because it's not true! Steemit will never come to an end as long as there is such a community behind it!


Thanks for the picture @sneak

Thank you for the great time. Keep steemin' and do what you are best at. One thing I would like to add is that I didn't see a single whale. Not even a dolphin or minnow! I only saw great people having a great time. Whether you are a coder or blogger, you are part of it. And the essential message to me was. We need each other to be successful. Together. We did celebrate our successes.

Keep steemin' my friends.
@timsaid

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Awesome to meet you too man, I just wish we all had more time. 3 days for 250 (?) people is just too short!

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Man I feel sad that I had to go. We need much more time. Anyway it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. Looking forward for the next meeting my friend!

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I could not attend, good job on the music @kevinwong

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206 registrations and about 185 people checked in!

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Now it's time for the follow up post - "Steem Fest My Rehab" :-)

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Great meeting you man!! #steemfest-reconnect ;) and @timsaid you as well ofcourse!! And while I'm at it one very cool guy @logic ;)

Great summary! Cool to see you back around :)

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Yeah! Feels good to be back. Had quite lot to do because of university. But I found new motivation and some free time

It was an awesome event. I'm so grateful for all the hard work that was put into making SteemFest unforgettable.
I'm wearing my pin with pride!

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Sweet! The fest just went above my expectations! The best community I have seen. I will put more effort into building steemit into what it deserves.

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RS this for you! Well said, I could not attend, followed you just now. Steem On!

Those two on the side, did someone card them prior to the alcohol ???

Seriously even Amsterdam must have laws ???

: )

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They were totally fine. We just had lots of fun :)

there will be no gambling with steem ! ! !

; ) enjoy yourself : )

I can see your all hard at blogging in the photos, well done people and thank you for your skills in creating quality on Steemit ! ! !

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I hope to deliver some quality for you! I'm not good at coding, so I contribute with my content :)

It was nice to meet you in person! :) I really liked Steemfest and can't wait to read about the solution of the cryptochallenge! :)

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Yeah spiz0r!
Thank you for coming. Was a pleasure to meet you. You are such a genius for cracking all my codes. Feels like my wallet is not safe from you lol

Ah, so much fun, so little time and $$$!

It would be nice to have some VR gear and have a VR STEEMFEST one day for those of us who couldn't afford either the time or the $$$ to meet in person...

And/or, maybe organize some "local" branch STEEMFESTs? ;)

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Wow! a VR documentation? That would've been amazing.

brb ordering that samsung phone with vr included. :P

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Slick idea man! Son next level thing

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I think that is not that hard to figure out, I was involved in some 360° projects in the past. It's awesome!

Thanks for the shout-out!

Great to be a part of it all even tho it was from home. :)

Seems like you all had a lot of fun! Hope to see some of you at Steemfest 2 instead! :)

Thanks for the pics @timsaid!

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Count me in! Wherever the SteemFest II will be, I will be there as tell. Hell, let's go to Timbuktu lol

that's very encouraging to hear. Thanks so much for sharing. STEEM ON!

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STEEM ON

You are such a cool guy man. As we said we should meet in Hamburg. There is something about you that transmits calmness

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Yeah man! You are welcome, anytime! We should make a local steem meetup again

The event was great, and overwhelmingly inspiring. :-D

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Can't find the proper words to describe it

It's the first time after a trip I don't called my home... "sweet home"... :)

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I feel the same! You and steemychicken confirmed again that Greek people are awesome. See you in Athens when I am around!

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Totally agree. There is only way for steemit. Up

amazing!! i already miss it!!!

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Missed your workshop. I'm still mad at myself

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hahahah i know ;p unforgivable :P

I could not believe how awesome the whole weekend was. We are heading to the airport in a few hours but I am looking forward to the next SteemFest already!

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Have a good flight back hilarski! Great you were part of this epic event

RS and UV for you, followed you too. I could not go. Great photos and memories..... great job on this post and getting it up for those of us who could not be there. I still cannot get into the chat but if you have a pin to send me in Canada -- I would really like it! We are worldwide! @timsaid -- great job sir. You captured the essence nicely. @hilarski here is a nice group shot of all of you if you have not seen it yet sir

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Thank you so much! Send an email to steemitcryptochallenge@gmail.com for the pin! Hope the porto is cheap :D
Hope you make it to the next SteemFest

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I think it will be and I am thankful. I remember seeing all the chatter of this Crypto Challenge before the event, good job. I am still learning everything, lol - emailing you now and TY very much. Barry

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Just checking in to see if you received the email OK, it may be in your spam. TY again!!

It was amazing to have met you <3

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Bring your girlfriend next time! I will bring my girlfriend to the SteemFest II as well :D And @firepower should bring a girl as well haha

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That'd be great. Girlfriendfest! C'mon @firepower, charm their pants off.

I cannot wait for next year's reunion and watch it get even bigger with every year. The best community I've ever been a part of and it's just the beginning!

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"...it's just the beginning!" Oh you got right to the point. This will take over!

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See you there!!

Wow Tim, you did quite the sticker job :) thanks for being at SteemFest and doing the crypto challenge with @prufarchy... I'm sorry about the final diner where I got struck away before we could do the on-stage thing with @danea winning the challenge. I forgot about it...

Thanks for this visual review!

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No need to worry my friend! You got pretty DDOSed as well haha. At least now you know that you did an awesome job! You made all this possible together with Steemit HQ. Great props to you man. I will announce @danea as the winner tomorrow together with the solution. I had a really great time in Amsterdam and I will definitely come again to check the beautiful city. Will let you know by then. And dude, the place is all over with these stickers haha. I spammed the city. Someone needs to spread the word, no?

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I spammed the city. Someone needs to spread the word, no?

You might be the biggest reason to this, haha:

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:D what a blast from the past!

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Haha yeah I was digging in my treasure box and found this. Man it felt so good.
We gonna repeat it this year!

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Haha, wait for my next project

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Still waiting! :p

Great pics and write-up. Thanks for the pins.

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Glad to see you enjoy them! I would love to write much more, but there are no words to describe the experiments I won

so happy in the last photo. did u solve another crypto challenges? hahahahaha

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Yeah I was happy because I was surrounded by great people. I finally met @riverhead . One of the kindest guy I met actually. But why would I solve my own puzzle? :)

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haha did u ask him about cats? :D

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He loves cats?

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I am addicted now :D

i see these photos, i am depressed. i should have found a way to come there :(

So many highlights to this article... great job, thank you very much for the sharing and namaste :)

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Namaste my friend. Thank you!

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It was a really great event, so nice to meet everyone in person :)

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So true. Great performance btw! You are very talented :)

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Thank you, I am looking forward to releasing the album next year. It has a full band, so it sounds really good :)

Shame I did not have a chance to speak with you in person. I was overwhelmed with everything and honestly 3 days is not enough to meet all you talented people!! Love the post... and Steem On!!

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Next year! :) Take care