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WebMontag Berlin #79 | “Relaunch @DaWanda – Challenge, Process & Learnings”

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Christimas time is coming, and so we decided to do the upcoming Webmontag Berlin in an adequate place: The lovely DaWanda Snuggery (and it’s tiny cinema).

What you will get this Webmontag? Insights and stories from of a complete relaunch, from different points of view (Development / Front End / Interaction Design / Product Management)! This Webmontag will be held in English.


For those who do not know DaWanda: „DaWanda is a marketplace where you can buy unique, customised and handmade products made by talented people, and sell your own creations.“

„At DaWanda we recently completed a redesign and re-engineering of the entire application, replacing our two “vintage” desktop and mobile websites with a single responsive, better, faster, stronger application. We’d like to share some of the things we learned (sometimes the hard way) during this exciting journey.“

Heike Funk, Annamaria Boheim, Luca Ongaro, Mark Rambow

19.00 Uhr – WarmUp
19.30 Uhr – Slot 1 – Surviving Christmas traffic (busiest time of the year) with a brand new Rails based stack [Mark Rambow, Head of Development]
20.00 Uhr – Slot 2 – 10 Things we Learned From the DaWanda Responsive Relaunch [Luca Ongaro, Lead Front End Engineer
20.30 Uhr – Slot 3 – Relaunch Challenges and Learnings from a Product and UX perspective [Annamaria Boheim, Interaction Designer & Heike Funk, Senior Product Manager]
21.00 Uhr – Networking @ DaWanda Snuggery. Drinks are for free.

Space is very limited, so please only order a ticket if you really want to come.

#72 Crowdfunding – all speakers, new location

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Only some hours until we’ll present you our great speakers tonight. And don’t forget: this time the Webmontag Berlin takes place in a new location –

Rally/RallyPad Berlin
Markgrafenstr. 12-14
10969 Berlin

If you do not already have a ticket – get one here!

The agenda for tonight:

  • 19:30 gates open
  • 20:00 welcome
  • 20:10 Markus Schranner (rally) will introduce us our location, the rallypad, and talk about “Storytelling for crowdfunding”
  • 20:30 Bastian Koch & Diane Weigmann will talk about funding for musicans and how Diane got the money for her first solo-album via crowdfunding. Followed by a live session with Diane and her Gitarlele!
  • 20:45 BREAK
  • 21:00 Thorsten Witt will introduce us to the plattform – crowdfunding for science projects
  • 21:15 Claudius Holler from 1337MATE about anecdotes in funding your business
  • 21:30 panel discussion
  • 21:50 networking, drinks and maybe a 1337MATE :)

See you tonight!

Webmontag Berlin #72 “Crowdfunding” NEW LOCATION

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“…at least 45.000 projects have been succesfully crowdfunded through online donations, to the tune of of more than half a billion dollar in total.” Mat Honan (@mat) wrote in the WIRED magazine, march 2013 issue.

Most have been created on but the need for niche kategories let more and more other crowdfunding platforms start their business, and at the same time more people try to realize their dream or projects.

We would like to get some insights from our speakers who funded their business, or enable other people to finance their ideas for a better world.

You like mate-tea and you’re somehow a nerd who understands the meaning of leet-talk? Then Claudius from 1337MATE is your man! As cofounder of a business for a natural Mate lemonade, he got the money via crowdfunding from it’s fan community.

If you want to fund something “social”, you should take a look at RALLY.ORG. Started in the USA, they came to Berlin some time ago. We met them at Webmontag #70 and knew that they should speak.

And there is a very important fact: this Webmontag will take place at the guys from (Markgrafenstr. 12-14, 10969 Berlin) at 7:30pm.

Sadly Joscha Sauer from can not make it. He funded a movie of his very famous german nichtlustig comics. But he wants to come to another Webmontag!

After the talks we will speak about the future of (crowd)funding and it’s possabilities.

    Short facts:

The Webmontag #72 will take place on march 18th, 7:30pm, at, Markgrafenstr. 12-14.

Because the space is limited you really need a ticket! Get one here.

And we are looking for another speaker. So if you think you should also be on stage, send us an email!