Vienna


Interview with Kaitlyn Chang on entrepreneurship

This year the Women Techmakers Vienna event took place at the Vienna University of Technology on 10th March and I had the chance to listen the Keynote Kaitlyn Chang gave. Kaitlyn has spent 10 years in the Samsung Group, most recently as Managing Director of its in-house creative agency, Cheil […]


I got my mind scrambled at a Rubik’s Cube Championship

I am going to a Rubik’s Cube Championship and everything in this sentence sounds odd. Are intelligence games an actual sports category? Can they be compared to other sports, like for example soccer and tennis, or is it just a made up marketing construct in order to label something terribly […]


Wheelchair- friendly Vienna(?)
A talk with Mabacher

Sometimes, the internet can be a brilliant place. Especially for those who want to make a significant impact on  the broader mass. Especially for those having fascinating ideas, yet limited ways of spreading them. In 2010, the non-profit organization Sozialhelden launched an online map showing wheelchair accessible spots in order to “help […]


Is finding your ways getting easier or more difficult?

About 7 years (!) after almost every other big city, finally, we can also find Vienna on the map of the world. By that I mean, the Wiener Linien recently took the decision to provide Google Maps with data on Vienna’s public transportation systems, so everyone, may it be tourist […]


Behind On The Edge

It’s 6:30 and it’s way too early for a Saturday. A TEDxVienna event day starts at 7:30 at Volkstheater. At least, for the team. And we’ll be there the whole day until the evening. So, first: coffee. (Since I’m on the edge of falling asleep again already…) At a TEDx […]


Coffee House Reading #17:
The Obstacle Is The Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impeding to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]


© Sebastian Somloi for TEDxVienna

Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]