Katka Nagyová
April 28, 2014

Digital nomads are meeting at betahaus!

We all know them.. Hanging out with computers you can see them for a while here and there.. Digital nomads.

The first meeting of Digital Nomads in Germany is coming to betahaus on the 10th of May.

If you're into this free spirit lifestyle, already live location independent and speak German, read on!

Here's the invitation from the organisers:

Live and work location independent?

Wenn Du selbständig bist hast Du Dich bestimmt schon einmal gefragt ob Du nicht auch von überall auf der Welt aus arbeiten könntest? Wie wäre es Deinen Arbeitsplatz für eine Zeit lang nach Thailand oder Mexiko zu verlegen? Triff Menschen, die genau das machen!

Am 10. Mai 2014 findet die allererste Konferenz zum Thema “ortsunabhängiges Arbeiten” im betahaus statt, die DNX in Berlin. Auf der DNX sind 10 Spezialisten zu den Themen Online-Selbständigkeit & ortsunabhängiges Arbeiten vertreten.

Was dich dort erwartet? Geballtes Wissen, Tipps, Tricks und Erfahrungen zum Thema Lifestyle Design, Ortsunabhängigkeit und digitales Nomadentum in Form von Vorträgen, Austausch und persönlichen Gesprächen.

Die Speaker:

Auf der DNX teilen Sascha von www.Mobilegeeks.com, Markus www.markus-kellermann.de, Felicia von www.travelicia.de, Marcus www.marcusmeurer.com, Patrick von www.101Places.de, Johannes von www.webworktravel.com, Conni Biesalski von www.Planetbackpack.de , Sebastian von www.offthepath.com, Tim von www.earthcity.de und Ben von  www.anti-uni.com ihre geballte Online-Erfahrung.

Wenn Du Dich umfassend zu dem Thema “ortsunabhängiges Arbeiten” informieren oder Dein eigenes Online-Business starten möchtest, dann bist Du auf der DNX genau richtig!

Alle Speaker auf der DNX vereint, dass sie ein eigenes Business im Internet aufgebaut haben um ortsunabhängig zu leben und sich selbst zu verwirklichen. Einige von ihnen erfüllen sich dadurch ihren Traum vom Reisen.


Der Ticketpreis beträgt 97,- Euro. www.dnx-berlin.de

Click here to find more events coming up in the 'haus! 




To be honest, I sort of fell into it. I was always working somewhere between content marketing and the music industry and around seven years ago a friend of a friend was searching for someone to help him curating music for his boutique surf spot on the beach in Costa Rica. The owner was a big music fan, but he just didn't have time to keep all the music up-to-date. So I got introduced to him, we shared similar tastes, and agreed that I would do the music for his space - curating it and updating it with new music on a regular basis.

This for me was a dream come true. I could finally work with music all day, and at the same time, I could help create an awesome experience for the guests. I saw people's reactions when they heard a song they liked. I saw them dancing, getting a little closer to each other at the bar and that for me was really rewarding.

This was the moment when I realized that there is something special about this idea and I got interested if there is actually market out there. I did some market research, and a lot of interviews with different hoteliers people in the industry trying to get more feedback. And the idea started growing more and more. 

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound

Interesting is the story of the last years winner in the category “Creative”. Hamburg based headraft literally took music experience to the next level by creating the world’s first AR Music Video for the German band “die Fantastischen Vier”. Designed for their song “Tunnel”, the cited app unfolds a virtual story world once the track starts playing, giving fans the opportunity to go on an interactive journey with the band rather than being a passive viewer. 

Applications are now open! Finalists will be awaited by a curious jury of five leading industry experts. Among others, Kathleen Cohen who was already taking part in the first year will be in the panel of judges again. With a 25-year multiplatform career history under her belt, she is one of the most regarded in the field. As a digital experience expert, she has successfully implemented projects for DreamWorks Interactive and IBM Innovation, to name a few.

Needless to say, the yearly AUREA Award is definitely the place to be. Apply and become a member of the community bringing together all the promising products and solutions in the AR/VR sector.

Photo by AUREA Award


Well, both. Currently we offer the following two options: shorter publicly available Brand Playlists and long-form private Soundtracks for spaces. For both of them we work closely with the client to understand how sound fits into their brand DNA and what their audience is like.

We believe that the guests’ experience with a particular space doesn’t have to begin and end with their stay. The idea of the Brand Playlist is to be a public brand playlists designed to engage the customers before, during, and after their visit at a space. It’s always accessible for them and serves as a new, dynamic marketing channel.

The Soundtrack is slightly different. It takes sometimes up to weeks of work and is designed by a world-class artist, DJ, or tastemaker. For it we first work with you to develop a deep understanding of your business and style. Then we match you with the perfect artist, DJ, or tastemaker to create unique, always fresh playlists, custom tailored to match your brand. 

In both cases, we update them regularly based on guest habits and clients’ needs. 

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound

The way we engage with the music community is something really important for us and honestly, what makes us different than other background music providers. A lot of the background music providers out there have internal teams of maybe five or six DJs that do all of the music for their clients. We aim to connect with the local scene and always work with local DJs. There's some kind of magic in finding the exact right artists for the brand.

And on the flip side of it, when we hire artists, we make sure that the project is also inspiring for them and that they would be interested in participating. We always make sure to pay them well. The whole project creates for them a new income stream that they wouldn't have otherwise.

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound

Yes! This was really fun. The objective with the betahaus "betabeer sounds" playlist was to showcase the community side of betahaus. There are so many cool, interesting people in the betahaus community and we thought a playlist could be a perfect way to not only help bring the community together but also show the diverse funkiness of the communities of Berlin and Neukölln, which is why Hazy Pockets, a longtime local Berlin DJ known for his eclectic mixes, was perfect for this project.

This playlist moves from bluesy 60s rock into surf and tropicalia, picking up momentum into Motown and onwards through some laid back disco tunes. Perfect for the betabeer events betahaus hosts monthly!


Oh, there are just so many! Like the Imren Grill for instance where you can find the best homemade Turkish food or Das Gift and Gordon which are both run by great music people. Kohelenquelle in Prenzleuer Berg is my favorite local bar (or rather kneipe). To satisfy my  techno / electronic records needs I always go to Hard Wax and one of my most special places is the Zions Kirche steeple, which has an awesome view of the city and a great Weinerei close by. 

You can see me around betahaus. Online, you can always check out my website and listen to our public playlists on Spotify. We’re also currently working on a collaboration with betahaus, so a special Playlist curated by is will very soon sound around the spaces in Kreuzberg and Neukölln. 


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