Man, that’s brutal. I’m a Berlin start-up veteran myself, and have seen first-hand how many of these companies go through a boom-then-bust pattern, especially when hiring and lay-offs roll around. But, like you said, you’re probably in a far better position than a lot of people thanks to your skill set. I wish you the best of luck, and hope you’re able to stay in Berlin — it’s a fantastic city with so much to offer. And hey, even if you don’t find your dream job straight away, there are plenty of fun things to do on the cheap ;) trust me, I know. I’ve lived it, it is survivable and can be done.