November 15, 2009 by thilo
We just moved into our new office at Adalbertstrasse 7, 10999 Berlin, the old one just got too small. Too small for Upstream and too small to offer a good co-working experience. During the last years, also with the help of our co-working space, we were able to grow our network of skilled freelancing professionals which allow us to do more and bigger projects and offer our customers the best people for the job.
We had a good time with our old office. For example we co-worked together with Jan Lehnardt (@janl) of CouchDB fame, taught Ruby and TDD to then still new developers like Lena Herrmann (@kilaulena), found skilled developers like Patrick Hüsler (@phuesler), found great designers like Kristina Schneider (@kriesse), won good PHP Developer like Robin Mehner (@rmehner) over to Ruby, ran DevHouses and Cockpit Nights to learn and share, coded with international recognized personalities like Pat Allan (@pat), had lots of well known guests in our office and some good parties too. But the old upstream office just got to its limits. I’m happy that all our co-workers moved with us.
The new office will allow us to keep a productive and inspiring work environment, which I think is essential to deliver great products, and evolve all the great things we did so far. For example Alex will expand our efforts in providing an affordable space for independent workers that combines a relaxed and social atmosphere with the infrastructure and productivity of a well equipped work place with co.up (@co_up). This way I think we will improve our network even further and get peoples and ideas together for the best outcome possible.
Another great thing about the new office is that its interior and its central location next to Kottbusser Tor underground station allow us to keep hosting the Ruby User Group Berlin meet-up as part of our involvement in the local developer scene.
So if you are in need of a desk (see co.up for details), want to get in touch with the tech scene or are looking for skilled people for your project, visit us in our new office.
I look forward to a great time with more great people and hope that our recently started community photo wall will grow fast with photos of well known and yet not so well known faces.