September 21, 2013

Google Mobile Developers Hong Kong Meet-Up 2013

The Google Developers Group and Google are inviting programmers and entrepreneurs to join an evening gathering on emerging mobile trends in apps, games and mobile monetisation.

Registration starts at 6:30pm, with talks from 7pm to 10pm on Monday 23rd September, 2013 at the InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Find the venue on Google Maps.

[CHANGE OF DATE: An update from Google, "Owing to the Super Typhoon Usagi, the GDG Mobile Developers Night 2013 scheduled initially for 23 September 2013 has been postponed to 2 October 2013. Please click this link and leave your email address if you can still join."] 

Pre-register on Google Docs (of course!).

Topics to be covered will include:
1. Android Platform Updates
2. Google+ Platform Updates
3. Google Play Games Services
4. Google Cloud Endpoints for Mobile
5. What's new in Google Apps
6. Mobile Monetisation

Personally, I'm curious to find out when they will bring Google Wallet to Asia, now that's its become available on iOS and is offering a place to collect loyalty cards (similar to Passbook) and make payments (only in the US!).

September 16, 2013

Shanghai Race Club at Web Wednesday (V76)

Roll up! Roll up!

For our 76th social mixer, we've invited a special guest from the Chinese Motherland, Byron Constable, Chairman of the Shanghai Race Club, established in 1862.

A 20-year China Hand and serial entrepreneur, Byron is now applying his knowledge of digital marketing to convert the Shanghai Race Club from a business based on turf to one based on the world wide web.

This year the Club launched, a community for horse-lovers in China, who can browse, purchase and follow their four-legged friends compete in all the top European races. The first Paoma live streaming broadcast, a partnership with leading Chinese video streaming service, PPTV, and British racing site, At The Races, attracted over 500,000 views! You can find Paoma on Weibo, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Tapping into the e-commerce boom in China, recently launched an online store created for a new generation of racehorse buyers and collectors in Mainland China. The store features the racehorse, 'Trading Leather", winner of the Irish Derby in 2013 for sale at US$16.15M. Do I here a bid from Wenzhou?

Doors open at 6:30pm with the interview starting at 7:15pm on Wednesday 16th October, 2013 at Bisous, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong.

The entrance fee of HK$100 includes a complimentary drink and the opportunity to meet driven internet entrepreneurs and digital media folk.

Sign up to attend on Facebook or MeetUp.

Remember to dress up for this one as we hope to recreate Royal Ascot Races in the lush fields of Lam Kwai Fong!

September 15, 2013

Batte of the Sexes 2.0

Following on from the success of running four "Battle of the Apps", we're launching a new event format, called "Battle of the Sexes". It's about human relationships not software integration!

What makes this event different? For one evening, we're going to "gamify" different elements of a popular Web Wednesday networking event.

Firstly, to accelerate networking, you will need to get your card stamped three times in order to receive your complimentary drink. We will randomly issue cards or stamps to each person who pays the entrance fee of HK$100 at the door.

Secondly, we replace the hot-seat interview with a knock-out game. Boy and girl face off on-stage to answer rapid-fire questions about social behaviour in a digital age, hosted by Napoleon Biggs, Founder of Web Wednesday. The winner stays on and is joined by a new challenger of the opposite sex. Anyone from the audience can participate to fight for the pride of his/her clan!

Great prizes for the most digitally switched-on male and female in the room, including one 6-month complimentary membership at Fitness First (Value: HK$5,000) and dinner for two at Tamarind Pan-Asian Fine Dining (Value: HK$800).

Doors open at 6:30pm with the battle starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th September, 2013 at Bisous, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong.

As usual, there is an entrance fee of HK$100. You'll have fun meeting some unusually interesting people, challenging the opposite sex and will receive a free drink by participating in a fun ice-breaking game.

Come fight to prove that your sex rules the digital airwaves!

We do have an event page on Facebook but, for the more discreetly minded, you can sign up privately via Eventbrite. Do let us know that you're coming so we can have a good balance of sexes.

September 9, 2013

Socialbakers at Web Wednesday HK (V75)

Special Event: Impromptu Web Wednesday Gathering on 11th Sept. 2013 at Insiders Bar, Wanchai

Having learnt from the NSA and PRISM, we've managed to track down Jan Rezab (@janrezab), the CEO & Co-Founder of Socialbakers, during a short, 3-day trip to Hong Kong.

Jan is a leading global expert in social media engagement and has spoken on the topic at 75+ conferences, including LeWeb, Ad:tech, Social Media Week, and university speeches Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and now...

We bring him to your doorstep in Hong Kong at your favourite gathering for local internet entrepreneurs and digital media experts, Web Wednesday!

In case you didn't know, Socialbakers is a leading social media analytics platform that allows brands to measure, compare and contrast the success of their activities on social media (namely, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+).

Sign up on Facebook or MeetUp.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the interview starting at 7:15pm on Wednesday 11th September, 2013 at  Insiders, 1/F, Kam Chung Building, 17 Fenwick Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The entrance fee of HK$100 includes a complimentary drink and the opportunity to meet driven internet entrepreneurs and digital media folk.

Come and learn from a genuine global social media guru!