This past June I had the privilege of traveling to East Asia with a group of techies on a trip dubbed GeeksOnAPlane. The experience was a quick-and-dirty way to familiarize myself with the tech industries of Japan and China, since we were herded through back-to-back conferences and networking events meant to give us primers on a number of sectors such as web, mobile, and gaming (you can read about what I learned in each of those countries here and here).
I’m happy to say that the second GeeksOnAPlane trip will take me the other way around the world starting today. Our first stop will be in DC where we plan to meet with representatives from the White House Digital Media Group and the State Department Technology Innovation Team followed by an afternoon Startup2Startup lunch at the Washington Post. After that short layover on the east coast, we’ll jump the pond to attend Seedcamp in London and then the Picnic tech festival in Amsterdam. While I’ll be flying back home after Amsterdam, the rest of the group will continue to Berlin, Prague, Paris, and back to London for a series of other tech events such as Future of Web Apps and Ignite.
As during my trip to Asia, I’ll report back here on what I discover about tech and entrepreneurship in the nation’s capital and abroad. For more information about the trip, visit the official GeeksOnAPlane website. And a special thanks to Founders Fund, AIM, PayPal, O’Reilly and Ignite – the trip’s main sponsors – for making this all possible.
Follow us on Twitter at @GeeksOnAPlane. We’ll be using the hashtag #goap.