On the occasion of our birthday we look back on the numerous milestones and key events that have shaped HPI during the past 20 years. A lot has happened since 1999. What originally began with rented rooms in Potsdam's Luftschiffhafen (airship port) has now grown beyond national borders. In 2003, the first master’s students began their education at the HPI. The campus grew in importance for the IT industry and in 2006 the first national IT summit of the Federal Government also took place on our premises at Griebnitzsee. Since November 2008, the institute has been allied with Stanford University in innovation research.