The most active month for our city has just begun with the 79th edition of the Thessaloniki International Fair taking place between September 6th-14th.
This is an annual event with great history. Unfortunately today it is only a big fanfare. The only interesting part that gives some hope for the future is the GDG event which is taking place during and inside the fair.
Google Developer Group (GDG) Thessaloniki aims at creating a vibrant and productive Google-focused community (The Playground). The goal is to bring together passion 4 Innovation, to share latest developments, to ignite creativity and productivity so to create “The Playground”.
The event itself involves small and large gatherings with demos and tech talks, events like code sprints and hackathons, startup lectures and mentoring. In the last day of the event there is an interesting speech by Eli David on how to bootstrap your startup to success, which I will also attend.
Other than that I would not advice you to visit the fair unless you want to eat or drink local foods or go to live concerts of greek singers, among thousands of people.