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The GigaEU Radar: next week’s top events in Europe

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A sudden realization hit me last week. Every seven days I’d been writing a quick guide to the most interesting startup, digital media and technology events around Europe — but I wasn’t giving people enough time to actually organize going to the events! So I’ve decided to switch the weekly radar post to Fridays instead of Mondays. At least then you get some warning of what’s coming up.

It’s actually pretty quiet across the continent next week, however. Mike Butcher at Techcrunch wrote a good post about European events scene. The reality is, though, that few of us actually have time or money to make it to lots of events (and frankly, for most entrepreneurs, your time is better spent working on your product than circulating at a ton of conferences). But it can certainly be worthwhile if you’re a planner trying to bring more people — and speakers — to your city.

iOSDevUK 2012, July 10, Aberystwyth, Wales
The second annual UK conference aimed at iOS developers includes a slate of experienced developers talking through some important aspects of building for iPhone and iPad, plus a talk by Evan Doll of Flipboard.

DLD Women, July 11-12, Munich
I can’t decide whether this is a ghetto or a necessary space, but regardless, DLD Women brings together a really interesting selection of speakers and thinkers including EU Commissioner Viviane Reding, Facebook’s Angela Zah, Fast Lane Ventures’ Marina Treshchova and Ekaterina Gaika, the deputy director of Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation.

Coding For Everyone, July 12, Amsterdam
Part of a grand tour of Europe by Swiss-based designer and developer Fernando Colaco, this one day workshop is intended to help newbies learn how to code, with the aim of producing a simple game by the end of the session. There’s also one in Prague on July 16, and more later in the month.