Big Berlin Breakdown: October 15 – 21

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.


Stammtisch, a friendly informal gathering for Berlin’s startup scene are meeting from 7pm at c-base. All welcome.


Media Entrepreneurs Day, organised by Axel Springer and partnering HY Berlin, is a conference on how to use and distribute social media. With over 100 media entrepreneurs in attendance there will be workshops and speeches, as well as a €10,000 HY Berlin pitching competition to help kick off the HY Berlin event series, which focuses on product launches and startup pitches. Applications for tickets are now closed. At RADIALSYSTEM V from 9 am.

The Coursera Functional Programming Principles meet up is about learning Scala in a group, using free material provided over the Internet. The aim is help each other get to grips with the programming language. From 7pm at Warschauer Straße 70A.

The Monthly Tech Salon Meeting is a roundtable opportunity for you to discuss your projects and what’s exciting you at the moment with like-minded people. Strictly informal, there’s no need for slides. From 7pm, the location is revealed once you sign up.


Ignite, the event where participants are given five minutes and 20 slides to talk about something they find interesting, is holding its third Berlin edition. Speeches this year include the future of mobile competition, and how time works. Applications for speaking are still open, but those interested who don’t fancy talking can go along for free to learn something new. At SUPERMARKT from 7pm.

Friday and Saturday

LinkedIn are holding their first ever European Hackday. With the theme ennui, they’re looking for entrants to create something functional, but elegant, for use at work or at home. Judged by  Rahul Vora, CEO of RapportiveSoundCloud’s VP engineering Alexander Grosse and  Alex Kölpin, COO of the German Startups Group, there’s a huge prize up for grabs. Registration still open for hackers. From 5pm at Sankt Oberholz, with final judging 24 hours later.

Saturday and Sunday

TV Hackday is a 24 hour hackathon, offering entrants the chance to hack the future of TV. Developers and designers are welcome, while anything is permitted so long as it’s TV-related. The event is free, while there are still spaces for hackers and also spectator tickets for the demo session available. At Saint Elmo’s from 10am Saturday until 7pm Sunday. Demo session at 4pm on Sunday.