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Christoph Fahle
December 5, 2013

Beta present

In case you are a human being, there is one thing for certain about you - you are challenged by the ´presents issue´during the Christmas time. Well, there are at least 2 ways to make your life easier:

1. Wash and nicely re-pack the sweater with a rain dear that you got for Christmas last year (promise you, no one´s gonna notice).

2. Get a voucher for something your beloved one is into.

Therefore, we are happy to announce that this year we are finally doing it! We have just issued special Christmas Gift Vouchers! But how to know if they are right for your fellow ? Check the following points...


The betahaus| Christmas Voucher is the right thing to give in case:

1. The receiver is interested in Technology/Business/Art/Design/DIY AND is always interested in improving his/her skills and learning more.

BECAUSE: the Voucher is valid for absolutely any course or workshop out of betahaus| Education program... up till the veery end of March. (so there´s enough time to make the final choice)

2. The receiver is interested in meeting awesome people/Becoming a part of innovative community/Enjoying the working time/Good vibes.

BECAUSE: the Voucher is valid for any sort of desk at betahaus| Berlin.


If you are tempted, we are there for you. The voucher can be issued for absolutely any amount of moneyS.

To get it fixed, just drop by betahaus Reception or drop us a line at reception@betahaus.de

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Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.

Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK

Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

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