Welcome to our 1-year-anniversary event in the Bay Area!
No specific topics as of yet (that might change over the coming days, though). Feel free to bring your own lightning talk or quick demo (simply sign up on the wiki to reserve a slot). Anything around the future of the web, internet startups, and/or transatlantic exchange should be interesting. ;-)
As always, watch the wiki for updates.
What is ze Veb Monday?
Web Monday is an informal gathering (in and around Germany) aimed at bringing together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers, web pioneers, inventors, bloggers, podcasters, end users and other folks interested in web 2.0 (in the broadest sense). The goal is to better connect the German web 2.0 scene as well as improve transatlantic idea exchange between Germany and the US (and – hopefully – help bring some of those good Silicon Valley vibes to Germany).
Since its inception in November 2005, Web Monday has spread fast: meetings are now being held in 15+ cities all across Germany on a regular basis and have attracted several hundred repeat participants so far. Meetings have also been held in Vienna (Austria) and Innsbruck (Austria) as well as on Second Life.
Anyone involved in web 2.0 or neighboring fields who has an interest in German-US business (or any kind of "bridging" between the two, for that matter) is most welcome to join. Whether you are from Germany and live and work here in Silicon Valley (and want to help spread the love), or whether you are from Silicon Valley and have ties to Germany – Web Monday Silicon Valley is your chance to present your product, your service, your startup, your cool new project or your next big idea to a growing audience of German web aficionados.
There will be free pizza and drinks, courtesy Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.
Official Website: http://www.webmontag.de/doku.php?id=silicon_valley
Added by planspark on November 16, 2006
... except Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. So, we'll probably leave the date as it is. Maybe we can do something informal on the 28th (e.g. go out for dinner/drinks).
We'll leave the date as ist (June 18).
You can totally follow Web Monday updates via Twitter (low volume, in both German and English).
Just an idea, but we may try to focus on video this time around. If you have something interesting to present in that area (ideally, with some transatlantic context), let me know.
Doors open at 6.30pm (not 6pm).
Because Where 2.0 Conference 2007 has been rescheduled for May 29-30, 2007, we may move this event to Monday, May 28 accordingly.