This week in European events

The big noise this week is The Next Web conference in Amsterdam. It’s the conference that spawned a blogging empire, you know. But there’s plenty of other stuff going on across the continent, whether you want to know about HTML5 in Barcelona or feel like putting yourself forward for IGNITE Berlin, which is taking place next month.

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The Next Web, Amsterdam, April 26-27
Speakers include YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, and controversial gamification expert Gabe Zichermann.

Deutsche Gamestage, Berlin, April 24-28
This five day event focused on the games industry incorporates a developer conference and awards ceremony that make it the German equivalent of GDC.

Data Science Global Hackathon, worldwide, April 28-29
Timed to coincide with Big Data Week, this series of global hackathons is organized by Data Science London, takes place at local events in places like Helsinki, and offers hackers a chance to compete against other teams around the planet: participants will be presented with a serious data set and asked to do something exciting with it. More here.