It was a long debate whether to stick with the online format or try to meet in person. We are glad we took the risk for the latter. The many lunch and coffee breaks, discussion groups, poster sessions, outdoor networking activities, Git and coding workshops and of course the exciting talks given by our associated members were worthwhile waking up early, hopping on a bus and heading towards enchanting Westerwald. Especially the discussion groups sparked new ideas for networking and exchange among the associates. Discussions, e.g. on open data and open science, are now being continued over the cluster’s workspace on Slack.