Tomorrow may be Herrentag for German men, but for the team of Italian women behind Codemotion, the three-day tech event for all things code, it’s going to be a massive day of activity in Berlin.
Formerly known as Italian JavaDay, Codemotion kicked off its first European tour this year, with a March event in Rome, and one to follow in Madrid in October, and will bring together devs, designers and anyone interested tech-heads in Berlin.
The largely female-led organisation has put together over 60 talks, both technical and creative, over the three-day event with subjects covering Web, Mobile, Creative Coding and Maker. An alternative to lazing around, tomorrow is the main Workshop Day, with Conferences and a Hackathon running through Friday and Saturday. Codemotion claims to have “a brand-new open technology format, open to all programming languages, innovative technologies and new trends”.
Highlights include the “Hard and Soft(ware)” hackathon, a Maker Area to get hands-on with next-gen tech such as microcontrollers, conductive paint and 3D printing, as well as, of course, the ubiquitous startup competition and networking party.
Johanna Brewer from Berlin-based startup Frestyl and Amélie Anglade are hosting a panel on Big Data called “Undiscovered Country: How to Get Started Exploring Big Data”. There will be three other female speakers, with practical demos on how to get started. The ever-popular Berlin Geekettes will also be (wo)manning a stall.
The event takes place at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences).