I hinted at it already, but now it’s official: Berlin will be part of Global Ignite Week (GIW) during the first week of March 2010 (March 1-4):
Four Nights, >40 Cities, 500 Talks, 10,000 Igniters
Join us for the first Global Ignite Week, where Igniters around the world (we’re shooting for Ignites on all seven continents) have their events Monday through Thursday, the first week of March, 2010. Maybe we should worry about that much energy triggering spontaneous combustion, but we think it’s all for the good–sharing great ideas, spending time with interesting people (in person and online), and, of course, there’s the beer.
So far, these cities are on board: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Baltimore, Bangalore, Berlin, Boston, Boulder, Brussels, Cardiff, Columbus, Denver, Fort Collins, Lansing, Lisbon, 502/Louisville, Missoula, Nashville, New Haven, New York, Paris, Portland, Pune (India), Raleigh, Salt Lake, San Diego, Sault Ste. Marie, Seattle, Sebastopol, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, Tulsa, Waterloo.
As these things go, this list is likely to grow quite a bit over the next few months. More updates on this as I have it.
Update: The official announcement blog post is up over at O’Reilly Radar now:
This March, it gets much, much bigger. O’Reilly is launching the first-ever Global Ignite Week, to bring together as many local Ignites as possible. As of right now there are almost 40 Ignites scheduled from March 1st through the 4th. The Ignites will span the globe and you’ll be able to watch them streaming online every day. So far, Global Ignite Week is represented on 4 continents and 10 countries. Our goal is to have participation from all 7 continents (Nairobi is looking good, and we’re working on Antarctica).