Founded by four tech-passionate friends, Infoshare has always been devoted to sharing practical knowledge among professionals. What started off as a modest event held at a university hall, has grown into a year-round celebration of technology.
We believe that technology is changing the world and each aspect of our lives. We promote it in hope to inspire people to embrace it and come up with their own innovations.
We also create opportunities to network. We connect people, startups, and companies to help them grow stronger together. We build a trustworthy and caring community for tech-oriented people.
We simply share what is worthy!
The history of Infoshare starts with an IT conference that our founders, four colleagues, attended. The name of that conference is not important for the story, what’s important is that those four colleagues discussed on the bus back that it had been yet another theoretical conference with no practical tips to implement in their everyday work. And so… Grzegorz Borowski, Tomasz Pawul, Andrzej Kiesz and Marcin Pokojski decided to create their own event—an event that would be open for everybody who wanted to attend it; a conference that would focus on practical aspects and not just theory; a place for tech enthusiasts to meet and share experiences; a space for substantial speeches with no marketing bullshit; a conference where you can share information – Infoshare.
They organized the first Infoshare conference in 2007 at the Faculty of Management and Economics at their alma mater, Gdańsk University of Technology. It took 6 weeks of after-hours work to prepare for the two-day conference, back then solely devoted to the IT industry. As for the speakers, the founders wanted to host only those who could share practical expert knowledge. They invited their friends and colleagues they’d met over the years of working in the IT industry. The conference gathered 200 attendees, most of which were the university’s students and employees of local companies.
Throughout the years the event steadily grew. In the beginning, the number of attendees was getting bigger rather slowly – we hit the 1,000-attendee milestone in 2011, during the fourth edition of the Infoshare conference. Soon after it became clear that our founders’ alma mater wouldn’t accommodate all those who wanted to join us for the event. In 2013 we organized our annual conference at the AmberExpo venue for the first time and we liked it so much that it stays our designated venue to this day.
As we moved to a different venue due to the size of the event, it became clear that more of our attention was required; simply doing it after hours wouldn’t make it. In 2013, the first full-time employee was hired and a year later our CEO, Grzegorz Borowski, decided to give up his job in order to devote himself fully to Infoshare. The same year we reached, or even exceeded another milestone – the conference was attended by about 2,600 people! Another year later the number of attendees was even greater – we counted 3,800 attendees, which put us in the position of the biggest tech conference in Central and Eastern Europe (the title that we’ve been proudly holding ever since).
2016 was the year that we took more projects upon ourselves. Infoshare stopped being a company organizing one annual event and started being something more – we expanded our mission of sharing worthy knowledge and experiences to other branches and cities. We took over Pipeline Summit, a digital sales conference, held in Polish, dedicated to tech salespeople and entrepreneurs and for the first time hit the road to bring our Roadshow meetups to different towns and cities across Poland.
As our event grew and naturally evolved, we decided to change our visual identity to reflect those changes. In 2018, we decided to refresh our brand with help of our attendees and Engram company. We felt that Infoshare has become something more than it was at the beginning and our visual line should reflect that. We decided to go with a much more modernized version, inspired by strength and modernity. It took us a year to establish the new visual line and launch it.
In 2019, we also took over Future3, the biggest career fair in northern Poland, and Tech3camp, the most popular series of meetups for IT specialists in Tricity. Soon after we also joined the Parking gets Smart project dedicated to improving and digitalizing parking management. The days when Infoshare was just a conference were long gone and we were sharing what is worthy all year round!
It seemed that Infoshare was ever-growing, expanding, and fulfilling its mission perfectly when the world suddenly changed and one day we woke up in a completely different reality. Covid-19 struck and made us, not unlike other companies, rethink our strategy for the nearest future. Quick on our feet, we postponed the Infoshare conference from its usual date in May to October and we still weren’t sure if that precaution was enough. In the end, we decided to put safety first and still organize the conference, but keep it online. That, as it turned out, was a great move. We still got to share what is worthy and do so with the greatest number of attendees ever – over 7,500!
Next year, in 2021, we got to organize some of our events in person! We held 4 online Pipeline Meetups instead of the usual Pipeline Summit. We also organized online Future3. We held 12 Tech3camp meetups and four Roadshow meetups. Applying to the restrictive measures, we had to once again postpone the conference to October but we were thrilled to meet once again with our attendees at AmberExpo! That year we held the first-ever hybrid Infoshare conference. Our attendees joined us both in person and online. We also launched our own newsletters curated by experts in three areas of expertise: startups, software development, and marketing.
This year, 2022, has already brought some major changes. We still share what is worthy but we want to give much more to the community! We’re bringing Call for Speakers to Tech3camp and Roadshow meetups so that more of our attendees can share their knowledge and experience. We’ve converted the Future3 career fair into the Infoshare F3 conference for IT specialists and held the Infoshare conference in October – over 6,000 attendees joined us!
We can’t wait to see what the future might bring for Infoshare and our community of tech enthusiasts!
See you at our events!
First Infoshare conference
The very first Infoshare conference was organized at the Faculty of Management and Economics at our founders’ alma mater, Gdańsk University of Technology. The conference was focused solely on IT-related topics.
It lasted 2 days and gathered about 200 attendees, most of which were the university’s students and employees of local companies.
The second Infoshare conference also lasted 2 days and its agenda was shrunk from 15 to 12 points. Nevertheless, it gathered 350 attendees, so almost twice as many people as the first edition did.
Only two years after launching it, the conference had to be moved to another faculty so that it could accommodate all the participants – 500, over double of the original count. It was moved to the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications, and Informatics, the faculty all of our founders attended when they were students.
3 thematic tracks
In 2010, the conference was for the first time divided into thematic tracks. That year there were three: main, technological, and “soft” one. It was also the first time that marketing was discussed at the conference as another field of interest.
Over 1k attendees
Workshops were added to the conference agenda in 2011. That year we’ve reached the milestone of over 1,000 attendees joining us for the conference!
First video commmercial
In 2012, we launched our first video commercial, and soon after, it became clear that the Gdańsk University of Technology could no longer host the conference. The event became simply too big.
Infoshare at AmberExpo
As the conference gathered 1,300 attendees the previous year, we had to look for a venue outside our founders’ alma mater. We chose AmberExpo for our venue and we must admit, we like it very much to this day ;) That year we also hired the first full-time employee.
First Startup Contest
In 2014, our CEO decided to leave his full-time position and dedicate himself fully to Infoshare. That year, we organized the very first Startup Contest as well as networking meetings based on an online tool, back then known as speed dating, and the conference gathered over 2,500 attendees!
Becoming the biggest tech conference in CEE
2015 was a breakthrough for our flagship conference. That year, it gathered about 3,800 attendees! That was the moment the Infoshare conference became the biggest tech conference in Central and Eastern Europe, and we are pleased to say that we haven’t lost the title and we are not planning to do so!
Pipeline Summit & Roadshow
2016 was the year we became something more than just a conference. That year, we took over Pipeline Summit, the project launched the previous year by Mick Griffin. We also hit the road for the first time to share what is worthy across Poland during Infoshare Roadshow. As for the Infoshare conference, in 2016 it reached another milestone as it gathered 5,000 attendees!
Moving headquarters to OBC
That year we decided to move our headquarters to be closer to our partners and community. We chose Olivia Business Centre located at the heart of the Gdansk metropolitan area. OBC is the largest business center in Northern Poland housing over 200 companies.
In 2018, we decided to refresh our brand with help of our attendees and Engram company. We felt that Infoshare has become something more than it was at the beginning and our visual line should reflect that. We decided to go with a much more modernized version, inspired by strength and modernity. It took us a year to establish the new visual line and launch it.
Taking over Tech3Camp & Future3
That year, we also took over the biggest career fair in northern Poland, Future3, and the most popular series of meetups for IT specialists, Tech3camp. As for the conference, that year we had 9 thematic stages and 9 side events!
First online Infoshare conference
When the global outbreak of Covid-19 struck, we suddenly woke up in a completely different reality. We, and many other companies, had to rethink our strategy for the nearest future. Quick on our feet, we decided to first postpone the annual conference and then reorganize it to an online one only. That, as it turned out, was a great move. We still got to share what is worthy and do so with the greatest number of attendees ever – over 7,500!
First hybrid conference
In 2021, we got to organize some of our events in person again! We held 4 online Pipeline Meetups instead of the usual Pipeline Summit. We also organized online Future3. We held 12 Tech3camp meetups and four Roadshow meetups. Applying to the restrictive measures, we had to once again postpone the conference to October but we were thrilled to meet with our attendees at AmberExpo! That year we held the first-ever hybrid Infoshare conference. We also launched our own newsletters curated by experts in three areas of expertise: startups, software development, and marketing.
Future3 evolves into Infoshare F3
This year, 2022, has already brought some major changes. We still share what is worthy but we want to give much more to the community! We’re bringing Call for Speakers to Tech3camp and Roadshow meetups so that more of our attendees can share their knowledge and experience. We are also engaged in the Parking gets Smart project, devoted to improving and digitalizing parking management; stay tuned for more info about related events! Moreover, we’ve converted the Future3 career fair into the Infoshare F3 conference for IT specialists and postponed the Infoshare conference to October so that we can meet again at AmberExpo and this is just the beginning of the year!
If you have ever talked with one of us about working for Infoshare, you know that “value” is one of the most important words in our vocabulary. First and foremost, we want our events and projects to be of value to our community – we foster sharing knowledge and experience amongst professionals and create spaces for the community to network and build business contacts. But we also keep our company values in our everyday work, these are:
We care about our community’s needs. We want to anticipate the expectations of tech enthusiasts that our community comprises and adjust our projects so that they meet those expectations. We also care about our colleagues and positive vibes at work so we try to help and support each other to the best of our abilities.
One of our mottos is delivering on promises made! We take responsibility and accountability for our actions both with respect to our community and our colleagues. All of us strongly believe in the benevolence of feedback that’s why we appreciate your opinion so much!
At Infoshare, we don’t discriminate. Everyone, regardless of their gender or beliefs, is welcome to join us in sharing knowledge and experiences. From time to time you can listen to contradictory speeches at our events – that’s because we believe that different points of view shouldn’t be discouraged; after all, they start a much-needed discussion. Everybody is welcome, or should feel encouraged, to share their opinion and meet with respect.
Each year we do our best to deliver substantive content of the highest quality – this relates to all our projects and events. Moreover, we want our networking events to be pleasant and enjoyable to best facilitate networking. We treat our partners, speakers, curators and attendees with utmost respect. Apart from that, each of us tries to continuously enhance our skills and abilities.
We hope that all of our projects not only help our community better understand the world of technology and improve their skills&knowledge, but also provoke further exploration of intriguing subjects and inspire innovation. We hope to motivate each other to step off the beaten track and think outside the box.
OUR EVENTS & PROJECTS
Our annual Infoshare conference focuses on tech and business. With its substantive speeches delivered by top-notch experts paired with an impressive Expo, Startup Contest, and numerous networking opportunities, it gathers thousands of participants each year. In fact, it is the biggest tech and startup conference in CEE.
Infoshare F3 (former Future3) is a conference created for IT professionals looking for opportunities to develop programming and soft skills. Organized since 2009 in Gdańsk, it attracts over 2000 participants and over 50 partners each edition.
Tech3camp is the most famous series of meetups for the IT community in the Tri-City. With substantive speeches delivered by representatives of the local community and networking, each meetup attracts over 100 people both online and offline.
Although we love our beautiful city of Gdańsk, every once in a while Infoshare hits the road. We visit other cities to bring them our meetups, also dedicated to IT professionals and accompanied by networking over pizza and craft beer.
Infoshare artificial intelligence is a series of meetups held in larger Polish cities with a final conference in Warsaw. Our attendees can explore the secrets of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, learning from experienced developers working for leading global companies.
Dates for the future editions of Infoshare Conference