Statistical bias and the influence at product design && Open Source and money

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trivago N.V.

Kesselstraße 5-7 · Düsseldorf

How to find us

From DUS Mainstation: Tram 707 in direction "Medienhafen, Kesselstraße" (last station) - Public parking is available in front of the building (parking ticket is required)

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In November, we will be sponsored by trivago ( and do an evening with two talks:

• Let's create experiences for everyone! (by Fabian Frerich)
• ROI - Reliable Open Industry (by Mathias Schreiber)

+++ Agenda +++
• 18:00 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink, office tour and socialise
• 19:15 - ~19:55: Talk #1 + Q&A
• 20:10 - ~20:50: Talk #2 + Q&A
• 20:50 - Open End: Socialising

+++ Let's create experiences for everyone! (by Fabian Frerich) +++
If you're familiar with statistical bias or not, you probably have been a victim of it. You're not alone: 96 percent of the world's population is subject to at least one common example of discrimination.
How did I come up with this estimate? How does this happen and what are the consequences? Let me show you examples of statistical bias to understand what it means and how to reduce it – so that we can create more accessible products that will benefit everyone.

Fabian fell into a cauldron of the internet relay chat's magic potion when he was a baby, causing him to be in a permanent state of superhuman GIF wizardry. Because of this already enormous strength, Fabian is not allowed to use Slack ever again, a ban he regards as being tremendously unfair. Fabian is being tolerated at trivago for nearly four years.

+++ ROI - Reliable Open Industry (by Mathias Schreiber) +++
A business perspective on Open Source Projects in its current market.
How do businesses choose to spend money and how can we overcome typical Open Source problems to create a sustainable business model.

Mathias comes from a background in advertising in the music industry. After venturing into musical instrument wholesale he moved to the advertising side of things in the late 90s.
His first contact with TYPO3 happened in 2001 when he became part of netfielders and was introduced closely to the TYPO3 community. After being an active member of the TYPO3 Association he took some time off community work to come back in 2013 by raising funds for the 6.2 release and later being sponsored as a full-time product owner in late 2014.
In 2016 Mathias got chosen to become CEO of the TYPO3 company in order to further foster the development and visibility of TYPO3 worldwide.
In his few hours off TYPO3 a week he tries to master the guitar while living with his wife and dog in Düsseldorf, Germany.