Hello autumn in Stockholm 2014

Stockholm provides a selection of newsworthy tech-fests and crossover festivals/conferences this autumn in Stockholm. The list might be updated.

Future Perfect, 14-17 Augusti 2014 at Grinda, Stockholm Archipelago
Sustainability conference that also incorporates the tech perspective of the future for new creative regions etc. Discount tickets via @heidiharman

Hybrid Conf 21-22nd of August 2014, Rigoletto, Stockholm
Say hello to design and code in a merry combo for two days of bliss. A few tickets left.

Stockholm Tech Fest 4-5 Sept 2014, Waterfront Congress,  Stockholm
Startup and tech conference with some of Sweden’s and international leading names. Come meet the people and companies behind what many are calling ‘The World’s Next Hot Tech City’. 2 stages, 100+ startups, 30+ speakers, in 1 amazing place. Free tickets available via GeekGirlMeetups FB page.

Nordic.JS 18-19th of September 2014, Artipellag, Stockholm Archipelago.
Nordic.js is a two-day conference all about Javascript aiming to inspire and to get inspired, to meet and learn from others and to to bring our community closer together. The conference will take place on an island in the middle of the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm. Tickets have sold out, volunteer tickets might still be available.



Originate ads 250 000 SEK during Startup weekend

GGM11 Game On.

Startup Sweden and Originate throw a ‘Startup Weekend’ event this weekend (Dec. 2-4).  They  just added a grand prize of a 250000 SEK investment in the form of development time!

They would really love to have more women entrepreneurs at the event, as they’re rather underrepresented right now. Girls and women, geeks of the industry, hope to see you there! People who don’t have a team yet are welcome too!

More info can be found at http://weekend.startupsweden.com/ or they can email me at garrett.dunham@originate.com.

Disruptive Code: RunAlong.se API

Disruptive code was by far one of the better conferances of 2010

Disruptive code was by far one of the better conferances of 2010, probably becuase it was so niched on code. Amongst the speakers I had chance to see there were:

  • Brucelawson @brucel hosting a talk on html5
  • Malin Ströman @malinstroman held a talk about her experiances from developing new features, keeping focus and encouraging user-developer insight from her time at the startup Stardoll.
  • Alex Olwal, KTH on Augumented Reality, a very well executed presentation, covering a wider perspective of how far you can stretch it
  • Anna Oscarsson, Kvittar.se, @annaoscarsson & Linus from Flattr.com were in a intresting panel discussion about the future of money.
  • And a standing ovation to Annika Lidne, @annika + crew, especially Jennifer for putting on the show.

    SSWC Social Swedish Web camp 2 – 2010

    Jaiku - the host(ess)

    Social Swedish Webcamp is held yearly at Tjärö, an island outside Karlshamn i Sweden, where 404 (!) participants gathered this year to talk about the future of the internet, how we can use it as a tool to create a better society. Here are a few clips, rants and raves from an epic weekend that i have been a part of for the second time around. What I love about it most its like an eco system of its own, talks and camping, never has the startup and tech/media elite been so domestically downsized – and we liked it.

    My highlights included:

    • Good company sporting the islands highest cliff: Johan Ronnestam, Tobias Brasilius, and Mattias Östmar. Thanks for the edit @martinkallstrom.
    • @skjutsgruppen who was kind enough to lend me his bike one day earlier in Örebro, i dont think i would have made it to the train to the island otherwise.
    • @piratforlaget created the book, thank you Mathias, for asking me to participtae in it. The SSWC 2010 book, buy it here, or read my chapter in the book here.
    • Also rediscovering that both @KimTaro and @Maria_s worked with with TSIS, tokyo style Stockholm, back in the days, konichiwa!
    • Tenting with @antrop and @mariarichardsson #domesticdonsize #domestic upgrade.
    • Meaningful talks with @kinnajohansson, @annaoscarsson, @paulamarttila@inselhai @davidbismark and @hanneskirgård about what’s worth it – and whats not.
    • Having the @binero Erik Arnberg marketing director serve me coffe in the morning to guarantee their uptime. Copy-kitch or genious, probably the later, and the coffe got me UP.
    • Coding, unfinished thoughts, rants and raves with @KimTaro @detNya, @jakob and @chronix.
    • A standing ovation and kudos for making this happen again to the founders Kristin Heionen and Tomas Wennströms, and their dog Jaiku + everyonewho helped out.
    • I missed #mrkrax
    • This is an uncomplete list, there are a few more things that fit in here.

    If i was to complete my wishlist for next year, it goes like this:

    • more detalied tech talks, preferably on Ruby on Rails or Sinatra.
    • A two day conf (i think we can agree on that to squeese out as much time for valuble thought, talks and sessions)
    • Al respect to the grid. It has its beauty, but when you reach over 300 people, a need for overview steps in. I suggest people sending in talks in advance, and then being ablt to show intrest for talks. This way also enables people to discower that if two peopl are talking about A, maybe one of then can go for thet slim and niched talk B, instead of using up airtime, giving another A talk. Check out Reboot for another way of doing it, solution in drupal. At GeekGirlMeetup.com we have used this way of working, with out the “showing intrest” talk, where @mariasoderberg has had the guidning role of handling contributions to the scheme and grid, guidning poeple with their talks and putting together a wonderful program.