Last year when I was interviewing Max Levchin, co-founder of Paypal, I asked him “do you think you are still a geek” after being so successful, and his remarks is still fresh in my memory. He said that “Once a geek, forever a geek.” And geek isn’t just confine to top-notch programmer any more; it should be that kind of spirit that everyone in the internet business possesses. Chinese internet calls for innovation, there’s more waiting to be changed by the geeks.

 

People who are no stranger to Chinese internet business should have the feeling that, there is always so much going on in Beijing with plenty of meetups, conferences and so on. Shanghai seems lacks behind a little bit. Indeed, Shanghai needs more opportunities for internet peers to share and network. As an independent tech media that covers Chinese internet area, TechNode has always been active in hosting or co-hosting bunch of events. What we are trying to do is to help building up the internet ecosystem.

 

That’s why we decide to venture into this, to organize the GeekWeek@Shanghai series of events with Shanghai Yangpu Technology Center, Cyzone and some other Shanghai-based web events organizers. In the week starting July 22, we will co-creat a fantastic week, hoping to make more noise and attract more attention to Shanghai internet business.

 

Listed below are the finalized events schedule, if you have any other recommendations, feel free to drop us a line at contact AT technode. You’re welcome to take an amazing ride in GeekWeek@Shanghai.

 

July 22, evening – StartupWeekend Shanghai  http://shanghai.startupweekend.org/

Preliminary assessment for StartupWeekend projects

 

July 23, afternoon – Technode Touch salon (150ppl) http://event.technode.com

Topic: Mobile Ad: Challenges and Predicament

 

July 24, afternoon – Google Technology User Group (GTUG) (100 ppl)

 

July 23 –24 StartupWeekend Shanghai  http://shanghai.startupweekend.org

 

July 24, evening – StartupWeekend Shanghai  http://shanghai.startupweekend.org

Project Roadshow

 

July 25, evening – MobileMonday Shanghai – Mobile Gaming (100ppl) http://www.mobilemondayshanghai.net

 

July, 26 – TBD

 

July 27, evening – Drupal Shanghai Happy Hour Event http://groups.drupal.org/node/160429

 

July 28, evening – Google Mobile Game development seminar

 

July 29 – ChinaAccelerater 10×10 Startup Roadshow

 

Stay tuned for latest updates on our GeekWeek@Shanghai.