The Big Berlin Breakdown: October 1-7

By Conor Rushby |

Check out Silicon Allee’s weekly rundown of all the best events going on in our fair city: what’s happening, what’s coming up and what may be of interest; whether you be investor, entrepreneur or hacker.

Monday and Tuesday :

Data Days, will see contemporary issues regarding data addressed by a wide range of speakers, including Stephan Baumann of the German research centre for AI, and Susanne Lang, journalist. All day at nhow.


The html5 Meet Up acts as a warm up to the big JavaScript conferences later this week, with all welcome to come and discuss their experiences and projects. Guests speakers will discuss web audio and video tagging. From 7pm at Co-Up.


The monthly Silicon Allee Breakfast Meet Up starts at 9am.  No need to RSVP, just swing by Sankt Oberholz and mingle with all sorts of interesting folks from the startup scene.

The monthly Berlin Hack and Tell offers hackers the chance to show off their latest projects, and compete for Hack of the Month Award. Registration now open, and RSVP for spectators necessary. From 6.30 pm at Rungestraße 20.


The JavaScript Extravaganza is an all-day event warming up for the European JavaScript weekend. Including a talk by Jed Schmidt of Browserver, the day is an extra opportunity to learn about using JavaScript. At Oderberger Strasse 57 from 9am.

Martin Fowler and Jez Humble of ThoughtWorks will be offering their thoughts on software design in the 21st century and continuous delivery. Registration now open for the event. At the Ellington Hotel from 6pm.

The Open Tech School is holding its third beginners meet up, aimed at helping novices learn to code and develop software. This week’s edition will focus on binary switches but will also include a ‘learn-n-tell’ session where attendees can share tips. At Co-Up from 7pm.

The 2nd Open B4B Meetup promises to be brimming with ideas, with a broad range of B2B topics up for discussion. Likeminded people can also share tips and experiences. At Webworker Berlin from 7pm.

Friday and Saturday:

The EBSpreneurship Forum  specifically for young entrepeneurs is taking place at the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel. The event brings together young entrepreneurs and offers a platform for exposure to investors and a chance to pick up some advice from the experts. Thomas Kramer will be supplying the keynote speech, with other speakers including Alex Frankenberg of High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Tobias Johann, founder of Rheingau Founders. There might still be a chance to apply for tickets here. From 3pm on Friday, and 8am on Saturday.


The Battle of the Startup Bands promises to be a rip-roaring occasion, featuring Berlin’s finest startup musicians. At .HBC from 8pm.

Saturday and Sunday:

The EU JavaScript Conference is bringing a host of international speakers to Berlin to discuss all things JavaScript. The sold out event is being held at Alte Münze with schedule yet to be announced.