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List of previous meetings:

06/12/2006 | 08/14/2006 (notes) | 11/06/2006 | 01/29/2007


Good? Bad? Suggestions? Ideas?

  • Proposed 10-minute interactive presentation I'd be interested in doing, ideally in conjunction with one of our visitors from Germany: Global Climate Change and Web 2.0: What We Can Do About It, In the U.S, In Germany, and Working Together. I've trained with Al Gore and have his slideshow as part of The Climate Project, which we can mine for a few relevant slides and handouts about the challenge facing us as a civilization and how we can become part of the solution and green our computers, blogs, websites, tradeshows, and lives. – Raines Cohen (Berkeley, CA), reachable via my first name at the 3-letter nickname for the brand of computer Al Gore uses dot com.
  • A special thanks to Frederik for helping out with his speaker-enabled phone. (Tim)


Please note here what others are saying elsewhere.


April 16, 2007 (alongside Web 2.0 Expo and Web2Open)
6.00pm (doors open)
7.00pm (presentations begin)
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Mark your calendars: June 18, 2007, Web Monday Silicon Valley, Palo Alto (Upcoming)


Citizen Space
425 Second St., #300
San Francisco, California 94107


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.

Who should attend and why?

Very broadly put, Web Monday is about the future of the internet (especially those parts that will be made in Germany). 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 in the Bay Area (and want to help spread the good vibes), or whether you're from here and would like to connect with folks from overseas – Web Monday Silicon Valley is your chance to present your product, your service, your startup, or your next big idea to a growing audience of German web aficionados (some local, some watching via the web). Plus, there's food and drinks.

By the way, we always welcome our European neighbors: Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, France, Poland, Austria… come on over! There is plenty we can learn from each other!


6.00-7.00pm - Warm-up


There will be drinks and pizza/snacks (we may ask for a small contribution from those who can afford it). ;-)

7.00-8.00pm - Presentations, Demos

Demos, presentations, talks…

  • Welcome round (e.g. quick poll, Web Monday 101 intro for newbies, tonight's agenda, how to handle Q&A, approximate time limits, contributions for food etc., invitation to take live notes etc.), brief introductions (e.g. 1 sentence or 3 tags)
  • Announcements
  • Demos, presentations, talks (we'll have a “designated time-keeper” in order to keep it within the 60 minutes timeframe) ;-)
    1. Welcome, Web Monday 101, Agenda, Introductions etc. (15')
    2. Global Climate Change and Web 2.0: What We Can Do About It, In the U.S, In Germany, and Working Together – Proposed 10-minute interactive presentation (ideally in conjunction with visitors from Germany). Raines has trained with Al Gore and has his slideshow as part of The Climate Project, which we can mine for a few relevant slides and handouts about the challenge facing us as a civilization and how we can become part of the solution and green our computers, blogs, websites, tradeshows, and lives. (10')
    3. Global (Self) Regulation of Internet Presenting the concept of a Political Science/International Relations Doctoral Dissertation Project (Tobias Bielenstein) (5')
    4. amiando – Information coming sonn (felix_haas, Founder and CEO, amiando GmbH) (10')
    5. edelight – edelight is a social shopping community for products you like, gifts and wishes. User can set up an unlimited number of recommending, wish or remembering lists. Other users can search within all the recommendations and find appropriate gifts for their friends or relatives. If you have recommended a product from a partnershop you can even get a revenue commission, if you or someone else buys this product in the shop. You could also connect this feature with the edelight widgets and can then set up your own personalized advertising widget in you blog or community profile. (tassilo_bestler, Founder and CTO, (10')
    6. Qype – Qype enables anyone to review service providers, businesses and other public places and offerings to their heart’s content. And at the same time get to know great people who have similar interests and, by a wonderful coincidence, just happen to live around the corner. The basic idea behind Qype is that tips are only ever as good as the level of trust you have in the person who has given you the tip. Up until now it was only your friends that gave you these tips as only they were sure to be able to help you out. We have adopted this phenomenon for Qype. The more places Qype members review, the easier it becomes for others to see just how relevant the recommendation actually is for them. Qype is the collective work of voluntary contributors. There is no fixed, paid editorial team. Anyone wishing to add reviews can join in. isabelle_ratinaud, UK MD, Qype (10')
  • Closing round (invitation to give feedback, blog, feel free to use the wiki, help spread the word)

8.00-10.00pm (or open end) - Shmoozing


Anyone up for organizing a little party afterwards?


I'll be there for sure!

  1. Raines Cohen The Climate Project
  2. Nicole Simon (Xing / blog) (in Sfo for Web2open)
  3. Dirk Ollmetzer (Xing / blog - in german)
  4. Claudia Mallin (Xing / SF-Blogger)
  5. Marco Schmoecker (Xing /
  6. Maks Giordano (Xing /
  7. Johannes Ziegler (
  8. Torsten Jacobi (Creative Weblogging / Kinkaa)
  9. Ole Brandenburg (
  10. Achim W. Hoelzle ([])
  11. Greg Ball
  12. Harald Rudell
  13. Kristie Wells(Joyent / Social Media Club)
  14. Brenden Lane
  15. Tobias Bielenstein (Xing)
  16. Sonia Schoeler (State of Bavaria)
  17. Susanne Khawand (MaCS, Inc.)
  18. Erich Nachbar (Carrier IQ)
  19. Christoph Gerstle (
  20. Mathias Eckert (
  21. EJ Dieterle ([])
  22. Cajus A. Steinhauer (Xing) ( international LOTTO)


I'd really like to go but I'm not sure yet if I can make it (please revise as the date draws closer, thanks!).

  1. Björn Hartmann
  2. Pierre-Yves Platini (LinkedIn)
  3. Your name Blog


I can't come but will follow the evening via the web (as much as that is possible).

To Do

Things to take care of beforehand.

This may or may not include the following:

  • Name tags
  • Wi-fi Citizen Space has an open network
  • Audio recording (podcast)
  • Video recording (optional)
  • Projector Citizen Space has an HD projector that plays well with Macs; I'll bring my good 'ol VGA one –Raines
  • Snacks/Pizza
  • Refreshments (beer, wine, water, softdrinks etc.) Tim will raid BevMo and bring Beck's, Warsteiner and Sam Adams (oh, and water and soft drinks)


- Anyone with car from Palo Alto joining? Thx Christoph fixed

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