Web Monday

Having greatly enjoyed the dynamic atmosphere here in Silicon Valley over the past five months I feel like bringing some of the good vibes back to the folks at home.

I’ll be going back on a quick visit to Germany November 4-13. I’m currently trying to put together a little “Web Monday” (you know: food, drinks, Wi-Fi, a bunch of interesting people, and lots of cool ideas and stuff). Topics will center around Web 2.0 (for lack of a better term), and we’ll aim to bring together users, developers, bloggers, podcasters, entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, business people, journalists etc. from different backgrounds - and see what happens! We’re especially looking for people who are actually doing things already: building new products and services, developing new business models, moving the Web forward, merrily inventing and innovating.

Personally, I’m also very interested in transatlantic transfer (Germany-USA). I would love to see some “bridging” come out of this event.

Web Monday will take place Monday, November 7, from 6-10pm in Cologne/Germany. The exact location has yet to be determined.

As of right now, about 15 people have signed up and I get the feeling we’re on to something good.

I’ve set up a wiki for further (self-)organization. Please join us! If you know people in the greater Cologne/Germany area feel free to spread the word and pass them on. You can also show your support by signing up under “Zuschauer” (audience) if you’d care to follow the event online.

All this, of course, is inspired by some great events I had the chance to attend lately, such as Tag Tuesday, Wiki Wednesday, WikiSym 2005 or - just this past weekend - Tagcamp (to name a few). I owe great thanks to everybody who helped shape this format and for documenting their lessons learned. I’ve been stealing as much as I can from all of you guys.

6 Responses to “Web Monday”

  1. delovely Says:

    my husband is a dork.

  2. teemow » Blog Archive » Webmontag Says:

    [...] adhoc conventions like barcamp, tagcamp and wiki wednesday. Thanks to Tim Bonneman for the idea and the wiki. Stefan will talk about plazes and lots of interesting people are coming. Webmontag Hall [...]

  3. Planblog » Blog Archive » Web Monday follow-up Says:

    [...] ack for a quick visit to Cologne (Germany) a few weeks ago, I brought along the idea for a Web Monday — an informal gathering of people already working on some of the topics related to web 2.0 [...]

  4. » Blog Archive » Immer einen Besuch wert Says:

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  5. Planblog » Blog Archive » Dev House Cologne Says:

    [...] I’ve seen a need for more transatlantic bridging for quite some time now. Glad it is catching on. [...]

  6. Cornelius’ Rants & Thoughts » Blog Archive » Web Monday Mannheim #1 on November 5th 2007 Says:

    [...] A Web Monday is an informal participation-oriented gathering where everyone is invited. From the entrepreneur, the developer, the designer, the investor, the journalist, the business person, the researcher, until the blogger and the podcaster and everyone else who has an interest in the web and startup community. The only requirements are openness for new ideas and the willingness to learn, to participate and to share your knowledge. The idea, initiated by Tim Bonnemann to bring together various groups who have an interest in Web2.0 in the broad sense, is to create networks and to enable information exchange between Germany and the Silicon Valley. [...]

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