[UPDATED with registration deadline details and new groups involved]

It’s this time of the year again. The time of bonenkais in Tokyo. A time for a tech bonenkai. The biggest ever.

After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural Tokyo Biggest Tech Party Ever, which we co-organized (see some Flickr pics), we’re going at it again and we’re hoping you’ll all be joining us!

Our friends at Tokyo 2.0, Lars and his Mobile Monday Tokyo, Digital Eve Japan, Akky and the whole Asiajin crew -of which I’m part too-, AppleCert, our good Steve with his Tokyo Beer and Blog, Jonny and his StartupWeekend Tokyo, Tokyo HackerSpaceGreenITers and Ninjava will all be with us. But also the International Computer Association Japan, our friends at the venture lab Open Network Lab, Rob, Peter and the crew from Poken Japan, RingoMUG, Masaru and his sweet Startup Dating, the Tokyo Linux Group (our Pietro is happy), the Tokyo PC Users Group & the Web Application Security Forum -don’t worry, they know how to party!

We moved this year to the Modapolitica to have an even bigger event space. In order to get a bit of control before we rock the place, we ask you to pre-register. Only pre-registered peeps will get food, as we need to order this gigantic buffet for all you tech-hungry beer-loving geeks! Note that registration ends on Dec 2 at 12pm!

Talking about beer, we’re proud to be helping Beers for Books once again this year. Or, more accurately, Beers for Bytes. We will donate funds to tech infrastructure for Room to Read, whose focus is on childhood literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries.

The party will take place on December 6, starting at 7pm. You can grab all the details in the announcement below.

If you want to share your attendance with your friends, you can say it so on our community, on Facebook or on Plancast. But, no matter what, we ask you to register at Doorkeeper (a great service created by our friends at Mobalean).

If you’d like to become a sponsor for the event (heh, we’re talking more than 400 people last year, all tech geeks who share their passion online), just shoot us a line on sponsor[AT]tokyobiggesttechpartyever.com

Here’s the official announcement for your viewing pleasure:

It’s time once again to bring all of the tribes together for our annual TechXmas event, aka: Tokyo’s Biggest Tech Party Ever. We have nailed an Awesome Venue for the 2010 gig with a larger collection of participating groups and are expecting an even bigger crowd than the 400+ very cool folks who attended our epic mixer last year!

So mark your holiday calendar for December 6th – make sure you register – and use Twitter, Facebook and Plancast to help share the good word

Charity Benefit:
All net proceeds go to Beers for Bytes, an offshoot of the acclaimed
Beers For Books event. The funds will be donated to tech infrastructure for Room to Read, whose focus is on childhood literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
We will also be offering the opportunity for sponsors to donate door prizes or small cash envelopes, so please do drop us a note asap to make arrangements.
sponsor @ tokyobiggesttechpartyever.com

Date: Monday December 6th, from 7-10pm
Venue:
ModapoliticaMap
Fee: ¥2,000 with
Advance Registration – Or – ¥3,000 At The Door **Note Below
Menu: Advance registration comes with a super tasty buffet – while all drinks, including beer, standard mixed or non-alcohol and wine selection, will be cash bar 500jpy each.

**Note: ‘At The Door’ attendees will receive two-drink tickets instead of a food coupon as we need to confirm an accurate buffet estimate in advance.

Participating groups:
AppleCert, Asiajin, Digital Eve Japan, GreenITers, ICA Japan, Mobile in Japan, Mobile Monday Tokyo, Ninjava, Open Network Lab, Poken Japan, RingoMUG, Startup Dating, StartupWeekend Tokyo, Tokyo 2.0, Tokyo Beer & Blog, Tokyo HackerSpace, TLUG, Tokyo PC Users Group, WAS Forum.

Thanks for another fantastic year — We look forward to see you all again soon!

東京最大の技術者仲間のかってないパーティー!

忘年会 2010 - 12月6日 – モ-ダポリティカ

技術者仲間が一同に会して年末恒例のTechXmas event、別名Tokyo’s Biggest Tech Party Everを楽しむ時期がまたやって来ました。主催する多くの関係団体の合議で2010年の集会場として息を呑むような会場が最終決定されました。今年の人数は去年の壮大な交流会に集まった400人超のステキな仲間をさらに上回ると予想しています。

そこで、皆さんはカレンダーの12月6日に上記行事を予定して下さい。その事前登録の確認をお忘れなく。適切な発言の共有に役立つ Twitter, Facebook, Plancast を使いましょう。詳細は下記を参照して下さい。

チャリティ収益:
チャリティ利益の全額は、賞賛を受けている
Beers For Books より分派したBeers for Bytesに寄付されます。寄付された資金は、開発途上国の教育において子供の文盲解消および両性平等に注力するRoom to Readの技術インフラに使われます。

スポンサー募集:
私共主催者は福引の賞品または大入袋を寄付するスポンサーを募集します。希望者は準備が必要なので出来る限り早くその旨を連絡して下さい。
sponsor @ tokyobiggesttechpartyever.com

日時:12月6日(月曜日)午後7時 - 10時
会場:
モ-ダポリティカ(Modapolitica)Map
入場料:前売券=2000円 当日券=3000円**
メニュー:前売券には一流のうまいビュッフェ食事が含まれています。一方、飲み物として、ビール、標準的な選別した洋酒、ワインとソフトドリンクが用意され、バーで一杯500円にて販売します。
**注意:主催者は事前に食事する人数を正確に把握する必要があるので、参加者は受付で食事ク-ポン券の代わりに2枚のドリンク券を受け取ることになります。

参加団体:
AppleCert, Asiajin, Digital Eve Japan, GreenITers, ICA Japan, Mobile in Japan, Mobile Monday Tokyo, Ninjava, Open Network Lab, Poken Japan, RingoMUG, Startup Dating, StartupWeekend Tokyo, Tokyo 2.0, Tokyo Beer & Blog, Tokyo HackerSpace, TLUG, Tokyo PC Users Group, WAS Forum.

すばらしいこの1年に感謝しましょう-- まもなく、皆さんに再会できることを楽しみにしています

On a personal note, I’ll be missing the party, since I’ll giving a talk for LeWeb in Paris. Be sure to drink a few beers for me, I’ll appreciate it. The other Mobile in Japan team members will certainly make up for me, though. I’ve got this feeling Joseph will come up with some crazy stunt only he can imagine.

You can check Tokyo Biggest Tech Party Ever on the web, follow @tbtpe on Twitter (and use the #tbtpe) or through the Facebook page and finally share your party pictures on the Flickr group (and tag them with tbtpe)

(Photo credit: Jim Grisanzio)


TOKYO’S NEXT MOBILE APP STAR
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010,  7PM – 10PM
Venue: Super Deluxe, Roppongi.  http://www.super-deluxe.com/

Entrance: 2,000 yen (includes 2 drink tickets)
http://plancast.com/a/1fun

Who will be the Star of Japan’s Mobile App scene? Join Tokyo 2.0 as we see the best that Tokyo has to offer!  This event will pit new, unknown developers against each other and against our panel of expert judges to claim the ultimate prize, the title of Tokyo’s Next Mobile App Star!

Four untested but talented developers will each be presenting a new mobile application for considerations.  Each contestant will give a five minute presentation and practical demonstration of their application.  Following each presentation, our panel of celebrity judges will critique each presenter looking at originality, technique, and appeal of the application as well as the quality and effectiveness of the sales pitch/presentation.  Following the presentations, all attendees of the event will be able to vote for the title of Tokyo’s Next Mobile App Star.  Prizes provided by event sponsors will be awarded to the overall winner and the Judges will also award additional prizes for their favorite presenters.

If you are interested in applying, check our application guidelines. Applications

Tokyo2.0 Event: 東京の次のモバイルアプリスター

日時:2010年3月30日(火)19:00~22:00
場所:スーパー・デラックス http://www.super-deluxe.com/

会費: 2,000円 (ドリンク券2枚付き)
http://plancast.com/a/1fun

日本のモバイルアプリシーンのスターは誰だ?Tokyo 2.0に来て、一緒に東京のベストを見よ う!このイベントでは、新人無名の開発者たちが互いに闘い、エキスパート審判団とも闘う。目指すは、究極の褒賞、 「東京の次のモバイルアプリスター」の称号だ!

表には出ていないが才能ある4人のディベロッパーがそれぞれ新モバイルアプリケーション を紹介、それらの可能性を探ります。各出場者は5分間のプレゼンを 行うほか、実際にアプリケーションのデモを行います。各プレゼンに続き、アプリケーションのオリジナリ ティー、技術面、アピール度に加え、売り込み方やプ レゼンテーションの質や効果的だったかどうかといった観点から著名な審査員の方々による各プレゼンターの論評が行われま す。また、本イベントの参加者全員 が東京の次世代モバイルアプリケーションの星を決定する投票に参加できます。イベントスポンサー提供の賞が優勝者に贈られるほか、審査員の興 味を引いた出 場者にはその他の賞も贈られます。

ディベロッパー参加の申し込みはお願いいたします。申し込み方法

UPDATE: read the write-up of the successful event