Today, in case you weren't aware, marks the first ever English Mechup hosted by Technode in Beijing. The goal of the event was what you'd expect of Technode: a techy meetup for thought sharing and networking. They ran the Mechup in a semi-formal fashion with both official presentations by Peng T. Ong from GSR Ventures and Eric Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Wodache, and some informal discussions about the attendees latest mobile app ideas.
According to Technode, they were successful. Their goal was bringing together mobile thought leaders and those aspiring and thats awesome. Regardless of how many people showed up (I won't ponder it much from the pictures on their event wrap up article )
I think its great of Technode to be hosting these and I hope more like Technode follow suit. I really enjoyed Techizhu's meetup a little over a month ago and I think that more Mechup, PeCha KuCha, unconference and meetup opportunities are exactly what China creatives need.
I feel as if given the relative number of people in Shanghai vs NYC (where I'm from), creatives must be a little shy to open up in these sorts of forums or else there'd already be a bizzard of them going off every week. Maybe now the times are changing and events like the Technode Mechup will continue to pop up.
Next one in Shanghai please!