/Tech Junction: Beijing’s best tech events Mar 13 – Mar 19

Tech Junction: Beijing’s best tech events Mar 13 – Mar 19

Monday, Mar 13

Startup Grind Beijing: Steven Hoffman – Founders Space (English)

Founders Space is one of the world’s top 10 startup incubator and accelerator according to Forbes and Inc. Magazine. The company has now 50 partners in 22 countries, and works with the world’s largest global corporations and venture funds. Its founder Steven Hoffman, also known as Captain Hoff, just launched his book “Making Elephants Fly” in Chinese. During the event, Hoffman will talk about his recent experience in China, running his accelerator in Silicon Valley, and future trends like AI and VR. Learn all about it here.

  • When: 6:30 – 10 PM

  • Where: TechTemple (Sanlitun Lounge), Third Floor of 80 Office, No. 4 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

  • Ticket: RMB 80/100


Tuesday, Mar 14

Docker Birthday #4 Meetup (English/Chinese)

Docker is turning four this year and is inviting everybody to its birthday celebration in Beijing. There will be cake and plenty of networking opportunities with Docker technology fans and open source developers. The celebration is part of a series of events organized all around theworld. The guests of honor are John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker; Sun Honglian, DaoCloud Technology Associate and Docker Swarm Maintainer; Chun Xianlu from Alibaba Cloud; and Ding Li from Huaxing Capital.

  • When: 7 PM

  • Where: People Squared, No. 11 Zhongguancun St., Haidian District, Beijing

  • Ticket: Free


Wednesday, Mar 15 – Friday, Mar 17

GMGC Beijing (English/Chinese)

China’s largest game event, GMGC, will welcome more than 200 speakers and 15,000 industry professionals from over 35 countries to share industry trends and ideas. Since its launch, the GMGC hosted some of the biggest names in the game industry including top minds from Baidu, EA, Tencent, Samsung, Xiaomi, Gameloft, Google, Paypal, and App Annie. Don’t miss the developer workshops and D-Forge stages, discovering new game ideas at the 9th edition of the Indie Pitch Arena competition, and meet other like-minded professionals at the VIP Welcome Dinner and Official Party. Learn more here.

  • When: Wed, 4 – 6:30 PM / Thu, 9 AM – 6 PM / Fri, 9 AM – 5 PM

  • Where: China National Convention Center, No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

  • Ticket: USD 50/298/800


Friday, Mar 17 – Saturday, Mar 18

DevOpsDays (English/Chinese)

From software development to IT infrastructure operations and everything in between, DevOpsDays will be offering a wealth of knowledge for the Beijing developer scene. The conference started in Belgium in 2008, and since then it has been held in over 40 cities worldwide. This year, visitors will have the opportunity to learn from a number of international and local tech experts. View the full schedule here.

  • When: Fri, 2 – 6 PM / Sat, TBA

  • Where: Sofitel Wanda Beijing Hotel, 93 Jianguo Road Tower C Wanda Plaza Chaoyang District, Beijing

  • Ticket: RMB 800/1060/2800


Saturday, Mar 18

Applying artificial intelligence in different fields (Chinese)

AI is technology’s next frontier and China is making significant steps in the field. Learn more about the various applications of AI at the Gaiware’s Salon 2nd event hosted by MadNet Startup Center. The discussion will include China’s top experts in the field, including two members of the Chinese Academy of Science. The speakers will be Zhang Juefei, Alibaba’s machine learning expert and Fudan University professor; Gong Caichun, founder of Zhipinhui and former development expert at Taobao; and Zheng Wei, head of Minieye Beijing and researcher at Beijing Samsung Communication Technology. More information here.

  • When: 1:30 – 5 PM

  • Where: MadNet Jiuxiangqiao Incubator, No. 10 Jiuxiangqiao East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

  • Ticket: Free, with limited seats


BONUS Event

Monday, Mar 13

Early bird signup for visiting Google – The Madmen Assembly (Chinese)

Our Bonus Event this week is absolutely mad! Google is inviting you to its China headquarters to showcase its latest achievements and introduce the Google for Entrepreneurs program. The event is organized with People Squared (P2), a network of tech hubs supporting China-based entrepreneurs in Beijing and Shanghai. Apart from its entrepreneur program, Google will also introduce its latest anti-smog project and give visitors a chance to understand the company’s culture and future plans. Hurry up and sign up for this unique event here.

  • When: 5 – 8 PM

  • Where: TBA

  • Ticket: Free, with limited seats


What is Tech Junction?

A meetup group in Beijing with a stated goal of exchanging ideas in short, sharp dialogues among startups, tech and media professionals, in order to shed light on the tech scene in China. Our goal is to establish a tech community to connect with thinkers and dealmakers around the world.

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