Munich Stammtisch of Michael Faraday Institution e.V.
- Stammtisch (monthly informal meeting for meal &/or
drinks & chat), typically about 8 to 20 people.
- Table used to be reserved & announced under
surname of person phoning to book.
- Now booked & announced consistently under name
(Easier for visitors to to remember, (as
organisers for weekly Beer Gardeners
indoor venue bookings discovered long ago, it works well,
(waiters happily take bookings in a stammtisch name,
sometimes also request caller name or number, sometime
- Venue was moving around in early 2013, seeking somewhere
quieter than a noisey beer hall, Venue enquiries/ comments to
announcer/conveners: Alistair Gill &/or Paul Cullen.
(Author will add (URL)s of contact info here if permission
- 3rd Monday in the month.
Calendar entries also in:
- Faraday group was
founded in Munich in 1991, 200 years after the birth of
Faraday. Associated with the British IEE (Institution of Electrical
Engineers) (IEE 2006 merged to IET = Institution of Engineering and
- Faraday &/or IET also have a presence
in some other German cities.
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For Faraday [Munich] members (electrical & electronic
engineers etc), & similar others, so we can alert each
other direct on engineering issues, events, opportunities
etc, particularly urgent things that won't wait till next
Stammtisch or for central committee humans to read approve
& relay. List Not Moderated. Language: English. List is
server hosted, automatically, with fallback server. Free of
adverts. No data harvesting (unlike commercial list
For a list with official Faraday/IET moderated
announcements, eg of Stammtisch venue etc, contact Munich convener
If committee &/or stammtisch convener wants proper
server driven list[s], this list faraday@ could be split
& renamed in 2 or even 3 if wanted, eg:
- faraday-announce@ : low bandwidth, writable
only by those authorised in a list of addresses provided
by committee &/or convener of Munich Stammtisch.
(Lists pcs@ & vcfe@ are analogous 3rd party lists on @berklix.org
- faraday-discuss@ open unmoderated, anyone who
subscribed can write to it.
- faraday-germany@ a 3rd list later, (if people
might want a germany wide, not munich local list, &
also not controlled via IET HQ).
History/ Purpose Of This Page
- This page has an (URL) much
longer stable in time than the official migrating (URL)s Thus kept as a central node to point to
from from various berklix pages, & to point onward from,
to latest official Faraday
When Author first created this page
years back, Faraday/Munich had no web presence ( On the
Faraday blue leaflet available at the AGM in 2001 there was
still no web site mentioned).
Nothing Author could point at from
various berklix pages
Hence this page got created.
Then for years there were broken pages:
- January 2002, via Tristram, Author heard Bernadette's son's web pages
had finally gone on line, as official, www.IEEGermany.de. @
2013-04-23 all sub pages fail.
- Broken 2004.06.12, 2006.10.19 & 2009.01.17
: Totally inaccessible unless Shockwave installed. (Not
all operating systems have shock wave, not all people
trust foreign binaries, especially Microsoft virus
compatible. Some only trust & run
source code one can examine & compile locally.
- 2006.05 The MFI/IET Germany web-site has been
modified a little to accommodate the amalgamation of the
IEE and the IIE to form the IET (The Institution of
Engineering & Technology). As before, the web-site
can be found at www.ieegermany.de However
the web-site is now also accessible at the following two
new addresses: www.ietgermany.de ( @
2013-04-23 all sub pages fail.) & www.theietgermany.de (
@ 2013-04-23 all sub pages fail.)
- 2006-10-19: www.mfi-ev.de announced
by Alan Teale, Still works at 2013-04-22
- 2009-01: http://www.theiet.org/local/europe/germany/
referred to in Newsletter from Derek Mullinger. ( @
2013-04-23 dead (URL).)
- 2012-10 with dissent between UK HQ & members in
Germany on budgeting for events, no reason to suppose the
full theiet.org (URL) would be long
- 2013-04-22 http://www.theiet.org/local/europe/germany/ (URL) dead. - QED !
- 2013-04-22: Yet another new (URL) found: http://mycommunity.theiet.org/communities/home/310
with a blocked link to "Michael Faraday Institution e.V.
Spring Event in Ulm / Neu-Ulm"
Evening technical lectures of various Munich Groups.
- http://www.bcs.org UK
British Computer Society
- http://ieee.org USA
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
- http://www.vdi.de DE
Verein Deutscher Ingenieur
Für die Anerkennung aus lndischer Hochschulgrade ist das
Kultusminister des Bundeslandes, in dem der Hauptwohnsitz
liegt, zuständig. Eine übersicht aus lndischer
Hochschulgrade bietet das Informationssystem zur Anerkennung
aus lndischer Abschlüsse ANABIN an.
URL = Uniform Resource Locator , eg : Web
&/ or other net services eg FTP etc) reference examples http://www.berklix.com &
Here's a simple line drawing (sure a `real' map would be
nicer, but most maps are copyright) of where the Stammtisch
used to be (at Paulaner Brauhaus
(moved away in 2013 'cos too noisy).
Qualification Translation Question (To Be Moved
Thorsten Steentjes on SAGE.De mail list asked in 2004:
Englischsprachige Bezeichnung deutscher
Berufsabschluesse: "Staatlich gepruefter technischer
Assistent fuer Informatik" ?
There may well be no colloquially correct name for an
equivalent certification. Such certification as such, may
well not even exist ! Even when similar qualifications
exist, they rarely map exactly. The more someone asserts
A exactly equals B, the more the asserter should be
distrusted ;-) Sometimes one is safer just translating
literally as "German state certified ...."
- Germany's keener on bits of paper than Anglo
Saxons are. I'm English, when I left for Muenchen in
1985, I don't recall the word Informatics even existed
(yes I know that's tempting fate, someone may dig up an
obscure reference :-) Wasn't common though, might be
now, or not :-) There's lots of other bits of paper in
Germany, we (fortunately) don't have in England too,
No obstruction by industry in the UK, having a
Gewerbe-Schein demanded of you before purchase,
instead you just get told by wholesale outlets the
pragmatic message "Our minimum order quantity/ value
is ...." ...: Different countries, different systems,
so similar certifications may not exist.
- Ehe- Unbedenklichkeits-
- Anwohner- Melde- Amts- Schein usw
- Regelmaessig Schornstein/Kammer-
Putz/Inspektions Bestaetigungschein or whatever
it's called here ;-)
- Identitaets Ausweiss - We don't even have ID cards - thank
god - yet - though UK politicians keep pushing (we
just have passports).
Derek M. added: I suggest the form "German
state-certified Technical Assistant for Informatics" is
probably the best one can do, and it is quite clear.