Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tokyo Tech Party Dec 17 2009

It's been Christmas in Tokyo since November the first when Mitsukoshi turned on the lights on their Christmas tree. But now is the season for Christmas parties.
Coming up next week is the Tokyo’s Biggest Tech Party Ever .

It's happening on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 from 7pm until 10pm

At the Restaurant and lounge 57 Fifty Seven
B1F 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

(Google Maps here )

It's Free Entry!

There will be a cash bar, and "light food menu", (make of that what you will)

It will also be the first ever “Beers for Bytes” charity event. The money will be donated to Room to Read’s wireless computer lab projects in Nepal and Vietnam, as well as other developing nations.

Who's coming ?

Well, it could be anyone from these many Tokyo technology related groups :

  • Asiajin

  • Asiajin is a weblog focused on Asian startup companies, websites, and technology communities. Their mission is to provide timely articles about Asian Internet in English. It was started by Akky AKIMOTO and Shunichi ARAI in 2007.

  • Digital Eve Japan

  • Digital Eve Japan is an international organisation of women interested in computing, the internet and digital lifestyles and is based in Tokyo with members throughout Japan.

    They host meetings, workshops and speakers to learn more about a variety of computing and net-related topics, as well as social events.

  • International Computer Association (Japan)

  • Established in 1970, the ICA (International Computer Association) has grown into one of Japan's largest, most influential organizations covering Information Technology and Business in Japan. The ICA provides a forum for information exchange, networking, and identification of business expansion opportunities with many of the key movers and shakers in Japan.

  • Tokyo 2.0

  • Tokyo 2.0 is a not-for-profit community event run by a steering committee of volunteers. It has hosted a number of very popular monthly events during the past two years.

  • Mobile Monday Tokyo

  • MoMo Tokyo is the leading networking organization supporting Tokyo’s mobile industry and has become a key gathering point for corporate managers, entrepreneurs, developers, analysts and the media in Japan.

    Launched in Japan in September 2004, MobileMonday Tokyo hosts regular networking events that routinely attract 100-200 participants working within the wireless industry.

  • Tokyo HackerSpace

  • The Tokyo HackerSpace initiative was created from discussions at TokyoBarCamp 2009. It's a collective made up of programmers, engineers, IT administrators, artists, chefs, musicians, and people interested in geek culture. The goal of the group is to converge technology, arts, crafts, and music. If you are interested then please join the mailing list.

  • Tokyo PC Users Group

  • The Tokyo PC Users Group may sound like a club for users of Windows-based computers -- but, in fact, many of our members use Macs or various flavors of Linux as well as Windows. Nor is our focus limited only to personal computing. TPC is a club for technology enthusiasts of all sorts, from beginners to seasoned pros.

  • Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group

  • The Tokyo OpenSolaris Community is one of the largest communities in the world of OpenSolaris. And since Tokyo is a massively big city with connections around the world, we intend to grow globally. If you are interested in Japan or Japanese technology or if you ever come to Tokyo for business or pleasure, then please feel free to subscribe to our lists and talk with us and come to our events. English or Japanese is fine. We have many people who speak both languages quite well, and the more diversity the better. And you don't have to live in Tokyo to participate. We are an international community, and we expect to have members from all over the world.

  • Ninjava

  • Nin-Java , (NIhoN-Java) is an English speaking Java User Group based in Tokyo with over 200 members.

  • Tokyo Linux Users Group

  • On June 16, 1994 TLUG was born as the "LINUX" conference on TWICS, which was the only public access Internet Service Provider in Japan at that time. The atmosphere was exciting and friendly, and everyone began helping each other fix problems and learn about Linux. One of the early members commented, "It felt like we were all on the edge of this frontier and that together we were taming this networked, high-tech jungle. It was great!"

    TLUG is a non-profit users group, whose members exchange information on the development and use of the Linux kernel and Free Software Foundation tools. Physical and online meetings are held in English and Japanese. All are welcome.

  • AppleCert

  • AppleCert group is a non-profit association for engineers focusing on Mac OS X and Apple technology integration. Our primary focus is to sustain a peer group of like-minded engineers to build their technical skills at an accelerated pace.

  • GreenITers

  • GreenITers are for people who want to “Green it !” the world we are living in via clean technology.

  • Mobile in Japan

  • The Mobile in Japan community is active both on the various groups and on the blogs.

    So there could be hundreds of people showing up next week to meet, mingle and party.
    I am sure a big majority of the people coming will be bringing their poken, so if you are going to be in Tokyo and want to meet some friendly techies, come on down.

    RSVP by email by Sunday, December 13, 2009. There is also a
    Facebook event
    to sign up on to where you can see who has already confirmed.

    ( This is also my entry to the December Japansoc, Blog Matsuri hosted by Dumb Otaku, on the subject of "Technology". )

    1 comment:

    morganf said...

    Jon - greetings from your wife's new yoga student - and thanks for an entertaining and informative blog. There's also a longtime (maybe 20 years) Mac User Group in Tokyo called Ringonet:


    The Mac experts there have saved me from computer disaster on many occasions. Plus we have a lot of fun discussing life on Tokyo and anything that takes our fancy.

    Cheers - Morgan Fisher