Flashback Friday: MMDE 2018

For today’s flashback, we’re going back a couple years to the first time I got to attend Meet Magento Germany in Leipzig, 2018 – right around this time of year. This is one of the old Meet Magento events, and was a great event. I’d never been to Leipzig before, so taking the extra day or so we had to explore was definitely a benefit. It’s a little bit off the beaten path of the regular tourist tourist destinations in Germany – but definitely worth the trip.

The conference took place at Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig which is a great old historic building near the zoo and not far from the city center. The afterparty at Moritzbastei took place in a really cool old bit of fortification (cool… literally) with arched ceilings and courtyards. One of the best parts is there could be music and dancing in one section, and just down the curving hall a quiet place for drinks and conversation. Plus lots of great food and drinks!

We went again in 2019 – but sadly there will not be a 2020 edition, thanks to the Pandemic. The 2019 trip memorably involved a long, late night taxi trip to go to … KFC.