Calendar of summer tech events in Silicon Valley and Bay Area 2012

It is that time of the year. Many of our Italian and European friends take advantage of summer vacations to visit the Bay Area and regularly ask for a list of interesting tech events.

As in previous years, I have started a list interesting tech and business events taking place in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, in July and August 2012. The focus is mostly web, internet marketing, mobile, healthcare, social media, software etc.

Here’s the Google calendar in HTML and iCal format.

PS: I am not associated with, nor endorse any specific listed organization or event.

Traveling to the Bay Area in July and August? Check out these tech events

Many of my European friends take advantage of summer vacations to visit the Bay Area. A few ask me to suggest tech events to attend while they are here.

I put together a list of interesting tech and business events taking place in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, in July and August 2010. The focus is mostly web, internet marketing, social media, software etc.

Here’s the Google calendar in HTML and iCal format.

PS: I am not associated with, nor endorse any specific listed organization or event.

Monaco Media Forum coming up

In just two years (the 2008 edition is its third one), the Monaco Media Forum has established itself as a major appointment in the digital media conference calendar. The 2008 edition takes place on Nov 12-14 and the Taglift crew is on its way. This year the attendees list and the roster of speakers is as impressive as it gets. You can follow the event on a special socialmedian site.

I have been invited to participate in a panel on “user-generated data” moderated by Esther Dyson with Richard Cooperstein of Facebook, Auren Hoffman of Rapleaf, Mattias Miksche of Stardoll and Lisa Suonio of Dopplr.

Looking forward to it.

Photo by rsepulveda

A Weekend of Pride

Maltese Falcon yacht

An interesting coincidence this weekend in San Francisco. Two big events, two celebrations of the fruit of human ingenuity, creativity and technology. Both are the result of the vision of Italian minds.

After 8 years or renovation the new California Academy of Sciences, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened its door to awe thousands of visitors with its innovative architecture and its spectacular exhibits.

At 2 pm on Saturday, the 289-foot Maltese Falcon, the largest private sail-propelled yacht in the world, designed by Italian shipyard Perini Navi, made its entrance into the San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate, sporting its beautiful computer-controlled sail system.

Things to be proud of.

Tips from personal experience

During the recent Mind the Bridge 08 series of events in San Francisco, I had the pleasure to meet the great finalist companies and their representatives. It was humbling to be part of the roster of presenters with Giacomo Marini, Vittorio Viarengo and the other speakers. Here are my slides from the day. I posted my two cents on doing business in the US from an Italian perspective on Slideshare.