The Best of Berlin Web Week – Part 2!

By David Knight |

This year’s Berlin Web Week is set to the biggest and best ever – and it’s become so packed that our first guide doesn’t seem to have covered all the most important bits, so here’s the sequel!

Let’s kick off with webmontag/Berlin, which provides a knowledge and experience exchange across a range of Web-related topics. It has been running on a monthly basis since 2011 with changing partner companies. Berlin Web Week 2014 will host a special edition in partnership with digital agency Exozet, which will play host at its offices at the former Tempelhof Airport. Talk about a spectacular view!

The focus for the event on May 5 will be the future of television. What will succeed in the TV space in the future? The aim is an integrated market, and leading the way are video-on-demand (VoD) platforms and media libraries. There will be talks from Flimmer, TVSmiles and Exozet on the technical possibilities, user approach and gamification approach.

Doors open at 6.30pm at Platz der Luftbrücke 4-6, and afterwards, from 9pm, there will be networking with drinks and snacks.

Next up is LinuxTag, which is taking place from May 8-10 at Station Berlin, the same venue as for re:publica. The event is Europe’s leading exhibition and conference for Linux, free software and open source and is targeted at professional users, decision makers, developers and newcomers in those fields.

It has taken place since 1996, and in Berlin since 2007, and it will shed light on the latest trends of solutions for all types of Linux users. Some of the event’s content will consider topics around open source such as infrastructure as a service, IT service management, scalable storage systems and embedded Linux. Leading open source projects and companies will also be invited to present their work.

Now one for the jobhunters among you – Web-on-Wheels is a job shuttle that will take you around some of Berlin’s best tech companies on May 6. It’s a chance to make contact with decision-makers, understand how their companies work and what their main fields of activity are, and meet like-minded people.

The free event is taking place for the third time and includes full-day catering and a get-together with an after-work beer. It is being orgasnied by Young Targets, Webcrowd,, SIBB and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, buses will run participants from one firm to another – which include 1 & 1 Internet, Futurice, Native Instruments, Nokia, Small Improvements, Viasto, Webtrekk and SponsorPay.

The event is designed to help students and graduates with access to internships, thesis work and permanent positions, with more than 100 young IT experts taking part last time round.

Participation is limited to 100; more info here.

The entire Silicon Allee team will be out and about at the myriad of events next week – check our new site, Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Berlin Web Week news!