Village Insider – Berlin’s Top Tech events (13-19 Feb 2012)

R Kelly closet
R Kelly closet

Trapped in the Closet

We can’t promise to find you everlasting love on this Valentines week, but we can hook you up with the sexiest events on the Berlin startup and tech scene happening this week. Pucker up…

Mon 13 Feb

If you want to get to grips with all things Google, the Berlin GTUG will be kicking off its 2012 agenda with another packed programme. Immobilien Scout, KaufDa and Komoot will explain cross-platform development, while Ahmet Emre Açar from the recently founded Google “Zukunftsinstitut” will give a talk.

WHERE Scout Lounge, ImmobilienScout24, Andreasstrasse 10
WHEN From 6:30pm
HOW MUCH Free with registration

If you want to get your head together with other web aficionados, then this month’s Web Montag is the only place for you. Join in on a discussion on the pros and cons of outsourcing, with a panel of founders discussing their experiences before a Q&A session.

WHERE Mobilesuite, Pappelallee 78-79
WHEN From 7:30pm
HOW MUCH Free with registration

Tues 14 Feb

If you’re all about the frontend, then up.front is a regular user group event for all those immersed in web and frontend design. The format is small, informal presentations followed by chats over refreshments.

WHERE Co.up co-working, Adalbertstr. 7-8
WHEN 7.30pm
HOW MUCH Free

If you feel the need to escape the enforced consumerism and schmalz of Valentine’s Day, you probably need a 22-part hip-hopera by R Kelly. This four-hour epic entertainment will be held at The Maker’s Loft (Gidsy HQ).

WHERE The Maker’s Loft, Adalbertstraße 6
WHEN 9pm
HOW MUCH €5

Weds 15 February

If you’re a diehard Mac fan then you’ll want to head over to the 85th Berlin Mac Users’ Meet where you can discuss the latest developments from with likeminded Apple-y advocates.

WHERE Bundesallee 171-175
WHEN 6.30pm
HOW MUCH Free

Fri 17 Feb

If you want to see Berlin’s hottest new startups battle it out to the death* for a TV broadcast and in front of a venerable jury including Venture Village’s own Marguerite Imbert, then you want to be at Ahoy! this Friday. The workspace will be hosting the event for an extra-special recording for TWiST – the hugely popular US web TV show on startups.

The event is currently sold out, but you can still sign up to a waiting list should more tickets be released.

WHERE Windscheidstr. 18
WHEN Pre-event 7pm, Live Show 10pm, After-party
HOW MUCH Free

*not really to the death

Image credit: flickr user Andrew Steinmetz