Tuesday, February 09, 2016

I'm happy to announce...

..that the venue for Swedish Beers is confirmed - we're back in our old haunt of Dostrece. Find it behind the Ramblas and behind the Boqueria market. The nearest Metro station is Liceu.

I'm also happy to announce our first raft of sponsors.



Our lead sponsor is Voluum - The Voluum team are very excited to be showcasing their newest product, VoluumDSP, at MWC this year.  With a focus on usability, deep analytics, anti-fraud and generally making the execution of mobile programmatic campaigns less painful, it’s definitely worth grabbing Gavin, Robert or one of their team to find out more. They're experienced mobile marketers themselves, they know the challenges both advertisers and publishers face and really know how this stuff works. Gavin is also a Swedish Beers veteran so can show you the Swedish Beers ropes too!  @voluumdsp



Next up is Nextbit! They have a new phone to show off called Robin. And it looks very interesting indeed. A game-changer in Android devices? I think it might just be. You decide when you meet the team on the 24th February!

I'm delighted to welcome back aql for the umpteenth time. aql Founder and CEO, Dr Adam Beaumont, will be with us once more for chat and jollity and to talk hosting, messaging, telecoms, innovation and why Leeds is the centre of the internet universe. No really, it is! Welcome back aql!

Further sponsor announcements shortly. It's not too late to get involved. Get in touch with me if you're interested in sponsoring this or other Swedish Beers events.


Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Swedish Beers is heading to Barcelona once more on 24 February!


Oh, how time flies and it's the time of year when mobilists around the world turn their thoughts to the annual gathering of the great and the good of the mobile world at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. And this year is no different. As usual, I'm running the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival for the fifth time and I'm running the annual Swedish Beers party in Barcelona for the 11th time.

Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening for execs working in and around the mobile industry. You'll find no formalities, no presentations, no speeches. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, chat, enjoy a drink or three (courtesy of our sponsors) and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as will the friendliest bar staff in town.

Please RSVP to give me an idea on who's coming and I'll do my best to accommodate as many of you as possible.

It is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don't worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. If it's very busy, there's no need to queue to get in, we'll have a second bar nearby for you to hang out in which will be just as good and where there will be plenty of people for you to network with. This does mean that I can't guarantee entry except for sponsors and the Swedish Beers Crew.


I'll have some sponsor and venue announcements soon, but in the meantime, if you're at all interested in joining the fun and buying some fellow mobilists a beer or two, please get in touch with me. I have sponsorship options for all budgets so don't be shy!

In the meantime, please RSVP below and spread the word to your colleagues and clients.




See you in Barcelona.

This is a Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival Event http://mobileheroes.net/

http://swedishbeers.org/
Skål
Helen

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Swedish Beers Goes North! Leeds First Edition

As a Northerner by birth, and with lots of Northern friends, it's about time we had a Swedish Beers bash up North and finally, it's happening! with thanks to our friends at aql and Inspiring Interns.

We're back with our favourite and long-standing Barcelona sponsors, aql and will enjoy the delights of their very own bar. If you haven't visited before, you're in for a treat. Doors will be open from 6.30pm and we'll close when we're done. It's a school night, so I'm guessing that will be about 10.30pm ish.

If you haven't been before, Swedish Beers is a business networking event for executives interested in mobile technology. Expect a friendly crowd, lots of chat about mobile, life, the universe and why Swedish Beers is called Swedish Beers and much more. There will be refreshments (soft drinks are available and in plentiful supply) courtesy of our lovely friends at aql. There will be people from all walks of mobile life there on the night - be that app developers, advertising, media, mobile marketing, handset manufacturers, payment providers, big data, brands, agencies, analysts, journalists, start-ups, veterans, noobs and much more. Come alone or come with a friend but do come.

Date: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Time: 6.30pm until closing

Place: aql Salem Bar, 11 to 15 Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. For out of towners, it's about a 10 minute walk from Leeds station.

There's a pay and display car park nearby for those of you driving. The events is free to attend. Registration is required and all registration details will be shared with our event sponsors and partners.

Spread the word and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Skål!

Helen
http://swedishbeers.org
@swedishbeers
http://facebook.com/swedishbeers

This is a Heroes of Mobile event.

About our sponsors
Lead sponsor and host: aql
If you've been to Swedish Beers in Barcelona before, you may well remember aql's founder, Adam, and his crew from as they've supported us for several years now and are well known in Leeds and the surrounding area. They really know their onions when it comes to voice, SMS and hosting - feel free to test them on their knowledge on the night! They've been in the mobile business for a very long time, have the most amazing data centre in a converted church in Leeds and are great fun to boot. Meet the gang to chew the mobile fat, enjoy a few beers and have a good time. Find out more about aql on the night or from their website.
 
Supporting sponsor: Inspiring Interns
If you've been to any of the London Swedish Beers parties, it's more than likely you've met onre or more of the Inspiring Interns team. They now have a new office in Manchester so they're also supporting Swedish Beers Goes North. Inspiring Interns is a graduate recruitment agency connecting talented graduates with top companies and start-up businesses across the UK with offices in London and Manchester. Come and hang out with Martin and his friendly team.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Well, that was fun!

In case you missed it on social media, our photos from last month's Swedish Beers bash are up on flickr and also Facebook. Feel free to share, tag yourself and tag your friends if you haven't done so already.

I'd like to thank our fabulous sponsors, BuzzCity, US Tax & Financial Services, Inspiring Interns and Fantastic Services once again for providing us with a goodly amount of beer, wine, soft drinks and chats.

Trevor from Bango (left) receives his prize
from Matt at BuzzCity (right)
An extra-special thank you to the team at Inspiring Interns for providing us with the Ping Pong Robot and setting up the robot challenge. Trevor Goldberg from Bango (see pic) (who, I think, has been coming to Swedish Beers since the very early days nearly 15 years ago) was a worthy winner of the gift token, Martin Harris from Bango (another long-time Swedish Beers fan) won the remote-control helicopter and Asif Mirza won the bluetooth speakers. We managed to raise £210 for the Nepal appeal so well done to all of you for contributing to that.

The promo code to get £10 off is
'SwedishBeers'
You may remember that Toby from Somo won a £100 cleaning voucher from Fantastic Services. Well, luckily for you, we have a special offer from them that all of you in the London area can use. They're offering you £10 off any of the services they offer on the GoFantastic iOS app or on their website http://www.FantasticServices.com . They offer a wide range of services from house cleaning to gardening and rubbish removals to DIY. The offer is valid for one per customer until the end of 2015 so you have 6 months to take advantage of it. Minimum charges apply and you need to be in the London area.

The promo code to use on the website or in the app is 'SwedishBeers' so they know who sent you.

If you're wondering when the next Swedish Beers is, it will be on 4th November up in Leeds with our friends at AQL. I can be persuaded to do another London one if there's a sponsor or two interested in supporting. Get in touch if you'd like to support either a Leeds or a London bash.

image of cows and farm at Hacklands
Join us on 14 to 16 August in Kent for the first Hacklands Festival of Technology. Tickets available now at http://hacklandsuk.com

But if you fancy a shindig before then, the Swedish Beers team is producing Hacklands Technology Festival in Kent on 14 to 16 August. Why not mashup a bit of geekery, chat, music, comedy, food, camping and a campfire and join us at our 48 hour hackathon and festival on a farm in West Kent?

Until the next time,
Skål! 
Helen

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Swedish Beers, London - Midsummer Edition - Wednesday 17 June 2015


Yes, it’s just a few days to go until our next party in London. It's coming up for midsummer so it's about time we had another Swedish Beers party. For those of you who were in Barcelona, it's time to relive some of the memories and for those of you who weren't, then it's time to create some memories of your own in London town.

Drinks are courtesy of Buzzcity (mobile advertising specialists and our lead sponsor for the evening), Inspiring Interns (recruitment agency focussed on graduate roles), Fantastic Services (London’s largest cleaning company who are about to launch their cleaning app) and US Tax and Financial Services (there’s nothing these guys don’t know about tax issues for US citizens in the UK or for UK citizens and businesses headed Stateside).

There'll be plenty drinks to go around of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties. There is food available to buy on the night if you haven't had time to grab a bite to eat before you come.

We're back at our favourite London joint, The Nordic Bar, where Swedish Beers began back in 2001 in the mists of mobile time. Doors will be open from 6.15pm and the bar has a late licence until midnight for those of you who want to stay up late on a school night.

If you haven't been before, expect a friendly crowd, lots of chat about mobile, life, the universe and why Swedish Beers is called Swedish Beers. There will also be beer pong (yes, there's a ping pong table) and, of course, refreshments (soft drinks are available and in plentiful supply) courtesy of our lovely sponsors. There will be people from all walks of mobile life there on the night - be that app developers, advertising, media, mobile marketing, handset manufacturers, payment providers, big data, brands, agencies, analysts, journalists, start-ups, veterans, noobs and much more. There have already been a lot of RSVPs on eventbrite already. Why not join them? Come alone or come with a friend but do come.

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015

Time: 6.15pm until closing

Place: The Nordic Bar, Newman Street, London W1 (nearest tube Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus or Goodge Street)

You can RSVP below or over on Facebook. Either way, it’s free to attend.

Spread the word and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Skål!

Helen

http://swedishbeers.org
@swedishbeers
http://facebook.com/swedishbeers
This is a Heroes of Mobile event.












Swedish Beers - The Barcelona 2015 Photos

In case you missed them on Facebook, here are the photos from the party in Barcelona in March over on Flickr. They’re better quality on Flickr if you prefer the full screen HD performance!

A big thank you to our sponsors on the night – Kochava, AQL, Futurice, Drippler and Joshua PR.

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Photo credits Maria Stawska (– See her website and Facebook page) and Shafiq Mumani - Terra Advisors.

And here are the photos or click on the image above to get to the album. (Flickr no longer allows me to embed a slideshow here so you’ll need to head over to Flickr to see them). Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2015

The photos are up.


Photo credit: Shafiq Mumani - Terra Advisors, http://www.linkedin.com/in/smumani
Posted by Swedish Beers Mobile Networking on Monday, 11 May 2015
This set is from Shafiq Mumani and can also be viewed on Flickr