I’m trying to come up with a list of tech-related meetups in Berlin. This list is far from complete: please help me to add more meetups, and improve the descriptions. Just send me an email with corrections and/or suggestions. A next step would be to create a Google Calendar just like Peter Robinett did for Dutch Tech Meetups.
For people who don’t speak German: Germans are very friendly and speak English, especially the techies. Sometimes the announcements, webpages or conversations are in German, but Germans are very polite and quickly switch to English when necessary.
Here’s the preliminary list I’ve come up with:
Berlin Google Technology User Group
We meet regularly every 6 - 8 weeks to talk about recent developments in Google technologies or to spread practical knowledge through presentations. Next meeting: March 26th.
Berlin HTML5 User Group
The Berlin Semantic Web Meetup Group
Meet local people interested in standardized and future (Semantic Web) Internet technologies aimed at turning the Web into a huge repository of cross-referenced, machine-understandable data and executable artifacts, processes and services.
CouchDB User Group
We talk about everything couchdb, its future, our future, related technology and (our) projects connected to it.
The group aims to bring Berlin’s system administrators, system engineers, system developers, web operators, software developers, test engineers, software architects and alike together and create a media for information and knowledge exchange.
Talking about everything scrum and agile.
Java User Group Berlin Brandenburg
Talk about Java.
CocoaHeads is a group devoted to discussion of Apple Computer’s Cocoa Framework for programming on MacOS X (including the iPhone).
Talk about everything Erlang.
Clojure User Group Berlin
The Clojure User Group Berlin is a get together of people interested in Clojure—a Lisp dialect for the JVM. Come and discuss what you’re working on, have questions, and meet other like-minded people.
Django User Group Berlin
Wir sind eine Gruppe von 10 bis 20 Personen, die sich regelmäßig monatlich zusammenfinden, um über Django und die Welt zu philosophieren. Wir freuen uns über jeden, der Spaß an Django hat oder sich dafür interessiert!
Wir sind eine aktive Gruppe von Fellows der Free Software Foundation Europe und Freie-Software-Interessierte. Wir machen auf die gesellschaftlichen Aspekte Freier Software aufmerksam.
Berlin Tech Meetup
Every month we will have 4-10 companies do a short (3-5 min.) demo of something cool to Berlin’s tech community (geeks, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, etc). We’ve seen it in New York and want to bring it to Berlin.
Silicon Allee Breakfast Meetup
German tech news in English - Berlin-based Community of Entrepreneurs. Not just tech, but all kinds of people involved in the startup scene.
Talk, Demo, Hack, Breathe, and just about anything else - Scala. In and around Berlin.
Credits: I’ve added the meetups that Isabel wrote about a few months ago: Berlin Tech Meetups.