The Big Berlin Breakdown: November 5 – 11

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, the interaction design meetup, kicks off the week’s proceedings. Four interface designers will lead the discussion by speaking on issues close to their hearts. includign Simon Staib, designer at POWER PULSES and co-founder of Stilanzeigen, Jonas Breme, Daniel Tzschentke, and Florian Schulz. It’s free entry, but in German. At the venue formerly known as .HBC from 7.30pm – interested? RSVP here.


This month’s edition of the Silicon Allee breakfast meet comes with a twist – attendees will be given a special secret sneak preview as well as having the chance to tell all in our special Video Confessional Booth. The meet up regularly attracts more than 100 people from across the tech spectrum, and is a great place to catch up with old contacts and, of course, make new ones. There are no speakers and you don’t have to RSVP; just pop by, grab a coffee and get mingling. At Sankt Oberholz from 9 am.

Amazon Web Services is running a half-day event for attendees to gain in-depth knowledge of key technical concepts such as building and deploying mobile applications. There will be a discussion on how developers can use the AWS platform as the foundation for quickly deploying mobile applications and what is currently being built on the platform. Attend if you’re a developer, engineer, system administrator or architect interested in cloud computing. Spaces are limited, so register pronto. From 12 noon a Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19.


The OpenTechSchool is a chance for programmers to share what they have learned, what code they have written, or else ask fellow attendees questions about a problem they are having. Proceedings start at 7.30pm and will last until 9pm at co.up, followed by drinks elsewhere.

Wednesday and Thursday 

The How to Web conference kicks off in Bucharest. Part of the week long Bucharest Tech Feast, this highlight promises to showcase Eastern and Central Europe’s most innovative startups, through a series of pitches, as well as panel discussions and speeches. Among those schedules to speak are Jon Bradford, co-founder of Springboard, Ivan Brezak Brkan, founder of Croatian accelerator Netocratic, and Vassil  Terziev, the co-CEO of Telerik. Of particular interest to anyone interested in the Eastern European tech scene. Tickets are €200, venue details can be found here.

Next Week

The General Assembly’s European Buffet kicks off on November 12 in London, which will see a week long series of courses with each day being devoted to a particular topic of interest such as digital business models, marketing, and social media. Tickets are available for individual days, while  in the evening there will be talks by figures such as David Noel and State’s Alexander Asseily. European Buffet tickets are on sale now, going at £600 for the full week.

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