Berlin Geekettes Community Panel

We’ve been getting a lot of feedback from the Geekettes about the type of workshops and events you would like to attend. Due to high demand, we’re especially excited to present you with a great panel that will focus on strategies for community management. The panel will be moderated by Jess Erickson, covering a broad range of perspectives, experiences and opinions.

Get tickets via eventbrite!

Speakers include:

Jennifer Haack from Waymate

Jenn Haack

Jennifer Haack is the PR & Community Manager at Waymate – your travel agency 3.0. She originally hails from Hamburg, but driven by wanderlust, spent 7 years abroad in metropolises like San Francisco and London. Before joining the Waymate team she worked at a PR Agency, but realized quickly that the startup world was more her sort of thing. At Waymate, Jenny manages communications, ranging from PR, appearances and events to all social media channels.

Svenja Goebel from Yelp


Svenja Goebel is the community manager of Yelp Berlin since May 2011. Part of their duties include building the community, organizing events, writing the newsletter, building partnerships and networks.

Prior to her tenure as a community manager, Svenja lived in Stockholm, where she completed her Master’s degree in Media and Communication Studies, worked at the Indian Embassy as a marketing assistant and the Swedish Radio Education (UR).

Follow her on Twitter @yelpberlin and find them under

Bianca from MOTOR TALKS 


Bianca Oertel is a veteran in the community scene. As the Community & Event Manager at MOTOR-TALK, she looks after a 2.2 million strong community with over 35 million entries. Bianca is also the organizer of the Berliner Community Manager/Social Media Manager Stammtisch and a member of the BVCM.

Eva Missling from 99designs


Eva Missling is the General Manager of Europe for 99designs, the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace. Eva founded European design marketplace 12designer in 2009 and, upon its acquisition by 99designs in August 2012, established 99designs’ European headquarters in Berlin. She has since led 99designs’ internationalism efforts with the launch of local-language versions of 99designs in France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Since its launch in 2008, 99designs has hosted more than 200,000 design contest for startups, small businesses and other organizations, and has paid out more than $50 million to its design community of more than 200,000 designers around the world.

The panel will discuss these topics:

  • How to create a community from zero.
  • How to run a one-women show with a great impact.
  • How to maintain a loyal community (online and mobile interaction to keep them engaged and taking it offline).

We’ve been very fortunate to welcome 99designs as sponsor and host of this event - their office is directly at the river Spree and if the weather allows, they’ll run a BBQ after the panel. 

Register for the event here!

Date: Monday, 25.03. 2013

Start: 7.30pm

Location: 99designs office, Schlesische Strasse 29-30 (it’s a big industrial building, go through the entrance all the way down to the Spree, the office is on your left).


We look forward to seeing you there!