SoCraTes Day Berlin 2024

What is SoCraTes Day Berlin about?

The SoCraTes Day Berlin is a full-day OpenSpace unconference in the spirit of all the other Software Craft and Testing (SoCraTes) Unconferences and Days. It is meant for all craftspeople, be they aspiring or experienced. Being an OpenSpace means that there will be no conference schedule upfront. Instead, you, the participants, create the schedule on the morning of the conference.

  • Maybe show off your latest pet project you are excited about.
  • Or do you want to know how to learn about a particular topic?
  • Do you want to talk about your agile process or try out a new workshop format?
  • Or want to brew the perfect coffee with other coffee aficionados?

Bring your topics and we will take care of the rest!

Whatever happens, is the only thing that could happen, and whoever comes is the right person for your session!

It will be a full day of Software Craft and Testing goodness.

Please check out the code of conduct and corona policy.

Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event.

Venue: On Cloud Service GmbH

Catering: INNOQ


Event map

Additional Information

Raffle and Tickets

We will run a first raffle draw on day 22nd of April 2024. We weekly follow-up raffle draws if drawn participants drop out.

Over half of these tickets are reserved for international guests and people of marginalized groups in tech. During the registration process, you can signal that you're part of either/both groups.

We trust that you know best if either/both applies to you, so we will not ask for further evidence.

Once the winners are drawn, you will then have 24 hours to make the deposit and claim your ticket, otherwise, the next person will be drawn at random. We will put the date of the raffle here once it is decided.

Diversity Ticket (free with deposit)

We have an additional quota of tickets reserved for people of marginalized groups in technology.

This includes, but is not limited to women, LGBTQ+ and BIPoC.

Join the waiting list for this ticket if you feel you belong to such a group - we will neither ask you to provide evidence for that nor will it show up on e.g. your nametag.

Please note that with our limited capacity, this will only increase your chance of winning a ticket, not guarantee it.

Journeyperson (free with deposit)

If you arrive from outside of Berlin, we will add you to another raffle for people arriving from afar. If traveling to Berlin is easy for you, please consider people flying to Berlin or people who might need to make use of early-bird discounts for accommodation.

Journeyperson & Diversity Ticket (free with deposit)

Join this waiting list if you need to make travel arrangements soon and belong to a marginalized group in tech.

Corona Policy

We expect you to test yourself on the day of the event and to show a photo of the (negative) result during the registration.

We will also have a limited number of tests at the event and a special location (outside) for doing them.

Your ticket will be refunded fully in case you are corona-positive.


On Cloud Service GmbH Köpenicker Str. 122, 10179 Berlin

Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to creating a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network, and have a good time.

And we need your help to achieve that. We expect you to behave according to our Code of Conduct - both at the conference and in all discussions around the conference (online and offline).

Please read our full code of conduct before buying a ticket, discussing it online, and before coming to the conference. But please don't feel intimidated by it - these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at the conference.

If someone tells you that they were harmed by what you said or did, stand back, believe them, and take a moment to reflect. Even if you find yourself not understanding their reasoning, your best reply to that is taking a deep breath and just saying "sorry". That's the baseline of mindfulness and empathy we'd like to see at the conference.

Why do we have a CoC?

We are dedicated to creating a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network, and have a good time. This can only work when we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors and when we create an environment where everybody feels safe and welcome.

CoC Violations

If you think someone has violated our code of conduct - even if you were not directly involved like you just overheard a conversation - please:

  • Let the person know that what they did is not appropriate and ask them to stop.
  • Contact the organizers of SoCraTes Days Berlin.

Possible actions we will take include:

  • Give a warning
  • Have a longer talk about our values
  • Expel the perpetrator from the conference without a refund
  • Call the authorities

Safe Environment

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack of any of those).

And so we invite all those who participate in the SoCraTes Day Berlin and the community surrounding the conference to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. With your help, this conference can be a great experience for everyone!

  • Treat everyone professionally - Everybody at the conference is a professional in their field.
  • Treat all attendees as equals.
  • Ask before you teach.
  • Do not explain things without being asked - the person you are talking to right now might know more or different things about the topic than you!
  • Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
  • Ask questions before jumping to conclusions.
  • Be respectful.
  • Not all of us will agree with each other all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners.
  • We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack.
  • Be aware of the effect your words may have on others.
  • We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants.
  • Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable.
  • Be careful with jokes. We do not tolerate any CoC violations, even if “it was just a joke”.
  • Admit when you do not know something. Encourage others to admit when they do not know something - and never joke about it. We are all here to learn.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment, and other exclusionary behavior.
  • Deliberate intimidation and threats.
  • Aggressive or sexualized language and content.
  • Unwanted sexual advances.
  • Insulting or putting down other participants.
  • Personal or political attacks.
  • Publishing or telling others that a participant belongs to a particular identity channel without asking for their consent first.
  • Well-actually: Telling people what they “actually meant to say”.
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

Awareness Team

There will be an awareness team during the whole event that can be contacted at any time personally (they will be recognizable by their colorful hats) or via phone (the numbers will be visible in the event location). Any action of the team will be coordinated closely with the preferences and needs of the reporting person.

Need Help?

If you need help, have any further questions, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

At the venue, the phone numbers of the organizers will be published so you can reach out to them easily.

Contact <info will be announced>

This CoC is heavily borrowed from SoCraTes Day Linz.



The SoCraTes Day Berlin is an OpenSpace, so most of the schedule will be defined together by the participants during the day.

The conference check-in will be open from 8:00am to 8:30 am and will not be available later during the day. The conference itself will then start at 8:30 with a short introduction to the format and the opening of the marketplace. Lunch will be between 12:30 and 13:30. We will close the conference by 17:30. We plan to get together in a restaurant afterward.

For the times in between, sessions will be organized by the participants, typically with a length of 1 hour. Sessions could be for example talks, coding dojos, discussion rounds, and asking for others who can help you learn a specific topic. They are not limited to any of these formats, though. As this part of the day mostly depends on us all, it is hard to predict what will happen exactly.

Rooms with screens are available.

Food and Drinks

There will be free breakfast snacks and lunch. The food will be healthy and vegetarian. Please note additional dietary requirements and allergies in your registration form and we will either provide a full lunch for you or get in contact with you to find a solution. No alcohol will be allowed during the event until after the final retrospective. Informal and unofficial gatherings after the event might include alcoholic beverages.

After get together

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We'll not have accommodations ready.

Who We Are

We are a group of software crafting enthusiasts, who believe that proper crafting is the only way to maintain a constant pace of development. Since the necessary values, principles, and practices are neither taught at universities nor at vocational training, we volunteer to organize the SoCraTes Day to allow the community to fill that gap.

We are:

  • Ani Hayka (she/her)
  • Benjamin Großmann (he/him)
  • Egga Hartung (she/her)
  • Markus Decke (he/him)
  • Vera Peuntinger (she/her)