familonet gewinnt den WebFuture Award 2014 – ich durfte in der Jury mitentscheiden.
This year we will have the BerlinWebWeek in Berlin for the 3rd time. Around the webinale 2010 in the 1st week of June a lot of web-related events will take place, which together form the BerlinWebWeek 2010 and thus bring this digital Webcalender into the real world. Here our overview:
- the BarCamp International UXcamp on the 29. and 30.5. (more…)
- the congress webinale from the 31.5. to the 2.6. (more…)
- the Internet Film Fest webcuts on the 1.6. (more…)
- the Deutsche-Startups-Networkevent Echtzeit on the 1.6. (more…)
- the Social Media Meetup Twittwoch on the 2.6. (more…)
- the mediapolitical media.net Event on the 3.6.
- the BarCamp ProductCamp Berlin on the 5.6. (more…)
- the HighScalability conference BerlinBuzzWords on the 7. and 8.6. (more…)
We would love to organise a BerlinWebNight in a Club/Lounge (location/date still to be defined – suggestions?) Please send us information about events which would suit these days too and could encourage people from outside Berlin or even Germany to travel to these events and maybe stay a little longer.
One thing is for sure though: a LOT is happening in Berlin in the first half of this year – to name only the big events – just recently the re:publica, then the next, shortly before the BerlinWebWeek the droidcon, directly after the BerlinWebWeek the ITProfits… Berlin is the German internet capital.
This week, the BerlinWebWeek 2009, was hard so far – lots of events, meetings and parties to go to. Having initiated this BerlinWebWeek I tried to be at all the events and I almost succeeded. Most of my time I spent at the webinale conference, the strategy and business oriented conference track of the Software & Support Verlag presented by create or die in the Berliner Conference Center bcc, accompanied by the two technical conferences RailsWayCon and International php Conference. The webinale also hosted the Frogster Virtual Worlds Camp, which concentrated on virtual worlds and virtual goods.
The bcc, designed by the Bauhaus Student and probably most well known East German architect Hermann Henselmann, lends itself very well to conferences like this. It is small enough to not feel lost inside and has an open atmosphere. That it is located in the very center of Berlin is another point for it. It suited the feeling of the webinale, many tracks to choose from and lots of networking opportunities. I was there every day for at least half a day, from the first startupday on monday to the following full conference days. I missed the webinale crawl, 3 parallel guided office tours through Berlin-based web companies but I look forward to join next year. Looking for food for thought I joined the keynotes of Ossi Urchs and the one from Karlheinz (call me Charly) Toni, the Austrian CEO of the British startup Piins. Piins is his 2nd project after Miomi.
Toni’s key note topic was “The flaw of the internet and modern communication“. It started out well with some maths about exponential functions and their relation to the internet and its growths resp. question, whether its growths (data flow) could be accomodated by the technical infrastructure/standards. However, at some place it turned into how contents can be combined and displayed on the same page/window. ..which is where Piins comes into play. I enjoyed the start of his speech, he was very entertaining and invited everybody to visit him and his team on his houseboat Nr. 10 in London.
An invitation to play was the keynote of Kevin Slavin from areacode. Areacode produces cross-media games and entertainment, his examples were entertaining and thought provoking. A member of areaplay is also involved in botanicalls, a device enabling plants to twitter and text messaging. His scarce use of powerpoint was also enjoyable.
The next BerlinWebWeek will take place end of May 2009. The best time for it was discussed for a long time since there are two big events in the 2nd quarter of the year which would have been suitable, the re:publica and the webinale. Organisational reasons led to the decision to have the BerlinWebWeek around the webinale at the end of May. The re:publica at the beginning of April will even without the BerlinWebWeek be (again) extremly well attended and interesting, we will keep you informed.
Today there are already a couple of events later at the the end of May in the BerlinWebWeek: the webinale, the ux camp, the TYPO Berlin, the Mobile Monday, so we will have a Web Week again about 10 days long. 10 day which will make it worth coming from other regions of Germany and further away to the German capital. If you plan an event, please put it here. Should you think about organizing one, please contact Berlin Partner.