found the Dark Side Bakery
in Berlin, a temporary hub for app developers and start-up
founders that is funded by Microsoft. The team offered space, support, and networking
(and lots of food and drink) for participants to help them develop apps for Windows
8 and further develop their business ideas.
“Felix pressed his dad to take him to Berlin,” said Patric Boscolo, who runs Dark
Side Bakery with two colleagues, in collaboration with Stephan Jacquemot, the lead
for BizSpark. “For the first time he was in an environment with a lot of geeks.
All had the same purpose.”
Boscolo remembers Felix working on the finance calculator app for housing credits,
talking about new technologies and what he likes to develop. Felix asked a lot of
questions while he was coding. “He learned a lot about coding software, the Windows
operating system, and program languages in general,” said Boscolo.
Felix and his dad finished the app during a week stay in Berlin. “They visited us
several times in Berlin afterwards,” shared Boscolo. “That’s one hundred miles just to visit!”