Mar 03

GGTP #51: 3D printing with Fab Lab and MoSI

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Click here to book tickets: £4 including tram fare and refreshments

For our April Tea Party, we’ll be checking out the world of 3D Printing. Meeting at Fab Lab in New Islington, we’ll find out there how they use 3D printers to prototype and produce 3D printed objects. We’ll then jump on a tram over to the Museum of Science and Industry, where we’ll visit their “3D: Printing the Future” exhibit, before heading to their cafe for a cup of tea and some cake.

We’re meeting at Fab Lab to start at 2pm, then will go to MOSI and should be finished by 5pm at the latest (including time for tea and cake).

Your ticket cost includes:

  • a return tram ticket between New Islington and Deansgate Metrolink
  • refreshments in the cafe.

By default the tram ticket will be from New Islington to Deansgate and back, assuming you’re meeting us at New Islington – but if you’d prefer a return the other way, please buy a return ticket at Deansgate and we’ll reimburse you on arrival at Fab Lab. Please email us if you’re not sure. There is a car park outside Fab Lab which is pay and display, and is accessed from Old Mill Street.

We’ll be starting promptly at 2pm, and hoping to leave Fab Lab between 2.30pm and 3pm, so please make sure you’re on time! If you have any trouble getting there, please contact us ASAP by tweeting @mcrgirlgeeks, or emailing manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com.

Click here to book your place – tickets £4

Mar 03

March Meetup

Our next event will be held on March 19th in the Science Gallery from 6pm – 8pm and sponsored my MTT. Register now on the meetup page.
Julie O’ Sullivan will be speaking at the event. Julie is a Program Manager for MTT.

Where: The Science Gallery
Address: Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2,Dublin
When:    Thursday 19th March, at 6pm

About Julie
Julie has years of experience in Project Management. Recently promoted to Program Manager for MTT, she is a vital bridge between MTT customers and the software development teams managing the deliverables for a range of software development projects.


About MTT
Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd. (MTT) specialises in developing sophisticated mobile apps, mobile web and mobile technology products for the travel industry. (Airlines, travel management companies (TMc’s), online travel agencies and hotels).
We’ve got an impressive global customer base including easyJet, Singapore Airlines, Saudia Airlines, LATAM group etc. Life in MTT is fast paced, forward thinking and technically dynamic. Our technology stack is deep and broad. It includes native iOS & Android, Server side Java, lots of open source technology, We’re dedicated to code quality an, agile development and technology innovation, (thing TDD/ automated QA/ Continuous Integration/ pair programming/ code reviews/ regular technology innovation sessions etc.) Visit www.mttnow.com for further details.

 

Feb 25

Starting Out!

 

Welcome to Bangalore’s very own GGD.

As techies / engineers we may often find ourselves in majority male groups / teams / meetings. GGD provides a platform to turn the table around to connect and interact with women in technology in your area – learn about what other women are working on and also share a laugh, a drink or dinner!

In Bangalore, we are fortunate to have a strong presence of women in technology. Let’s get together!

 

 

 

Feb 25

Auckland GGD now known as Refactor

Auckland Girl Geek Dinners has rebranded to better reflect the character of our event. From February 2015, we are known as Refactor.

You can:
Check out the website
Sign up for email notifications about events (we won’t spam you, we promise)
Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook

See you there!

Feb 23

Next event: Wednesday 18th March 2015 – Bristol GGD #41 – JUST EAT’s Kate Richardson talks natural language processing software

Software developer Kate Richardson will be talking about her work as a Software Developer at JUST EAT, where she works in one of the API teams, writing the code that underpins their front end website.

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Photo courtesy of Iconphotomedia Ltd

Find out more info on our next dinner page

Sign up here: www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/events/220702429/

Feb 17

Cena Girl Geek Dinners con Alex Orlowski a Parma, 7 Marzo ore 20.30 presso Busky

Trascorreremo la sera con Alex Orlowski durante la prossima cena Girl Geek Dinners del 7 Marzo. Parleremo di Social Media Strategies & engagement, viral marketing, online-pr, community management, Brand Identity. Presenteremo brevemente Floors for Artists-#F0, nuovo progetto geek e contest attualmente in corso.

Chi è Alex Orlowski?

Alex Orlowski nasce come musicista e produttore musicale divenendo poi regista ed esperto in video virali.
Nel 1991 gira il suo primo videoclip per il brano “Just get up and dance” di Afrika Bambaataa e dirige video per molti gruppi musicali italiani e della scena indie europea divenendo uno dei registi più prolifici del panorama dei videoclip Italiani e concludendo la sua carriera in Italia con la produzione del documentario di Luciano Ligabue, “Un anno con Elvis”. Nel 1997 crea a Londra la sua prima casa di produzione di videoclip lavorando per l’etichetta Sony Musica e l’artista DJ Rap Debbie Anderson UnbelievableTruth. Dello stesso anno è il cortometraggio “Peace at last” partecipando al festival cinematografico Manneheim/Heidelberg in Germania. Nel 2002 a seguito della crescente popolarità gira vari video negli Stati Uniti tra cui “Jackie Cane” della band Belga Hooverphonic nella cittadina di Tucson in Arizona .

Nel 2004 conduce laboratori di ideazione e produzione di videoclip all’Università Cattolica di Brescia. Nel 2010 insegna ideazione e realizzazione di Video virale e Marketing virale presso l’Istituto Europeo di Design marketing e comunicazione a Milano.

Attualmente risiede a Londra e Barcellona dove ha girato più di 100 spots a livello internazionale tra cui Peugeot, Vodafone e Telecom Italia, con interpreti come il pilota di moto-gp Valentino Rossi, il calciatore Ronaldinho e il pilota di rally Carlos Sainz , Energie Jeans, Gugghenaim Bilbao, Sunday Telegraph ,Seat ibiza , “Ronaldinho con Konika Minolta” ed altri ancora

Dal 2010 è co-fondatore di YouLoveHome, digital media agency di produzione e distribuzione di video virali innovativa in quanto unisce per la prima volta a livello sinergico.
“Creatività, strategia, seeding tracking e social media marketing”.

Alcuni premi e nominations:

New York Festivals: “Guggenheim Museum Bilbao” (oro)
San Sebastian Advertising Festival: “BSide” (bronzo)
FIAP Buenos Aires: “Amena Telecom”
Liaa London International: “Liga Futbol Espanola” (finalista)
Italian Music Video Awards: Timoria, “Sangue Impazzito” (miglior video musicale del decennio 1990-2000)
CADS Music Vision London: DJ Rap, “Everyday Girl” (Nomination per il miglior video musicale alternativo)
Raindance Film Festival: Deborah Anderson ,”Lonely Without You”
International AD SPot Awards: “Energie Jeans” (argento)
Drac Barcelona: Liga Futbol Espanola
DIBA Short-Film Festiva Barcelona 2009: “Dial 124256″ (finalista – argento)

Alex Orlowski  sarà con noi alla prossima cena Girl Geek Dinners a Parma presso presso Busky Bakery House  alle ore 20:30,

E’ obbligatoria e gradita la prenotazione entro il 5 Marzo 2015

Vi aspettiamo!

Feb 12

Trenger toppidrettstrenere datakunnskap?

Det skjedde ikke store endringene innen teknikk i langrenn mellom Oddvar Brå og Forde Estil, sier postdoktor og forskningskoordinator ved NTNU Senter for toppidrettsforskning, Øyvind Sandbakk, og viser bilder av de to skiheltene.

SAM_0324Etter det har det derimot skjedd mye, og onsdag 11. februar fikk vi i Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim et innblikk i hvordan NTNU Senter for Troppidrettsforskning og Olympiatoppen i Granåsen bruker teknologi i sin forskning og sitt arbeid med toppidrett.
På 50-tallet begynte folk å skrive treningsdagbok. På den måten forsket utøverne på sin egen kropp og sin egen form gjennom et langt liv med trening. Sandbakk mener at Oddvar Brå er en av dem som kan mest om trening. Men han har ikke så mange studiepoeng.

I dag utvikles stadig nye sensorer som brukes til å gjøre målinger under trening, og vanlige mosjonister kan samle mye informasjon om seg selv, men hva skal vi gjøre med all informasjonen?

Idrettsteknologi 3

Sandbakk mener at det må komme bedre apper for å logge informasjonen vi kan måle på en måte som er mer nyttig for folk enn det vi har i dag.
For idrettsutøvere er det viktig å logge alle data. Etterhvert får de en database med målinger som er så solid at den kan brukes til noe meningsfullt. Men med så mye informasjon er det også lett å finne det man ønsker å finne, her har trenerne en viktig rolle. Sandbakk mener at det å ha treneren som en sparringspartner er avgjørende for at en toppidrettsutøver skal klare å bruke alle målingene til å regulere treningen og forbedre prestasjonen.
Så tilbake til Brå og Estil. For etter Estil har det skjedd mye.

– Vi har fått mulighet til å gjøre teknikkanalyser på lab, og utøverne trener på store tredemøller hvor vi bruker teknologi for å analysere det de gjør, sier Sandbakk.
De kan ha kraftmålere i ski og staver og løperne filmes med kamera som kan ta flere tusen bilder i sekundet. Han tror det om kort tid vil bli mulig å ha kraftmålere i staver som brukes utenfor treningslab også.

Idrettsteknologi
Men hvordan ser verden ut i 2030?

Sandbakk ville gjerne ha innspill fra oss Girl Geeks på våre tanker om fremtidens treningsteknologi, og vi ble delt inn i grupper.
Klimaendringene kommer til å føre til flere innendørsannlegg og mer bruk av skitunneler. Tredemøller for ski og simulatorer blir mer tilgjengelig for folk flest i senter i forbindelse med skianlegg og bruk av droner som filmer folk underveis i treninga blir tatt i bruk både av idrettsutøvere og vanlige folk, mente gruppa som fikk i oppgave å diskutere fremtidens skianlegg. De trodde også at teknologien kom til å være kostbar slik at anlegg ble sentralisert, og at vi vil se at de store skiheltene heller kommer fra byene enn bygda.

– Det er spennende å høre hva dere tenker, det er ganske annerledes enn det jeg ser for meg, sier Sandbakk.
Han tror vi kommer til å koble snøproduksjon i plussgrader med svømmehaller og lignende anlegg og at kommunen får ansvar for å kjøre snøen rundt.

Men kanskje det er fordi jeg er glad i å stå på ski og at det heller er det jeg ønsker meg, smiler han.

 

SAM_0400Så hva med toppidretten?

Gruppa som jobbet med det spørsmålet ser for seg kraftmåling i ski, staver eller annet utstyr koblet direkte til en datamaskin. Et hologram av deg selv er med deg underveis i treningsøkta og holder deg oppdatert på “real time” status. De tror også at trenerenes rolle kommer til å endres mer mot teknikk, og at det kommer til å kreves mer datakunnskap av trenerene.
Enn oss vanlige mosjonister?
Girl Geeksa tror at arbeidsgivere vil skjønne fornuften i å legge til rette for aktivitet i arbeidstida. De tror også at trening blir mer integrert i folks livsstil.

Er du interessert i dataspill, får du aktivitet mer integrert i spillingen, sier Camilla Kilnes som presenterte det denne gruppa hadde diskutert.
De tror også at treningssenter vil få virtuelle briller og skjermer for å gi folk som trener på sykkel og tredemølle en følelse av å være ute i bymarka eller i Italia. For de som er late ser de for seg implantat i kroppen som gjør styrketrening for deg. De tror også at det blir mer vanlig å ha interaksjon med en personlig trener hjemme i form av hologram eller lignende, og at det blir mer trening hjemme og lettere å skreddersydd trening for hver enkelt.

Til slutt fikk vi se de store tredemøllene, de infrarøde kameraene, stakemaskinene og åtte svette menn som syklet alt de hadde mens de så hvor mye watt de produserte. Mest for å gjøre seg klare for styrkeprøven og for forskning, men vi liker å tro at de tok i litt ekstra for oss!

Feb 11

FLOOR FOR ARTISTS Creative Contest

FLOOR FOR ARTISTS #FO Creative Contest nuovo progetto GIRL GEEK DINNERS Coming Soon a Parma

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Feb 10

International Women’s Day: Making IT Happen for Women

Making IT Happen

This event is sponsored by:

Eveolution - Business Growth Hub

Click here to book tickets – only £5 including lunch!

‘Making IT Happen for Women’ focuses on the tech business and inspiring future generations to aim higher by seeing and hearing other women talking about their experience.

If you are aspiring to join tech, an IT professional in business or academia wanting to aim higher, or simply interested in finding out more about why there are so few women in tech then this is the event for you.

Award winning, inspirational speakers lead this event with plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.

Gender diversity still poses a major challenge in the IT industry, with women making up less than 20 per cent of the IT workforce and the number in senior positions remaining stubbornly low[1]. How can we #MakeItHappen?

How can we get more women into senior positions? How can we encourage talented women and girls to consider IT as a serious career option alongside Medicine or Law?

At this event we will explore the power of networks in enabling women to play an equal part in the IT workplace. We seek to raise awareness among women and girls of networks within the community and within companies such as the BCS and Deloitte and to ask questions about how they work and what successes have been achieved.

Some are skeptical about women-only networks saying these groups are often used “more to placate women than to promote them” or express doubt that women’s networking groups “can help a young woman break into the boy’s club.”

The number of women in key roles in the technology industry has remained roughly unchanged for 10 years, according to a recent Gartner report. Will it remain the same for the next 10 years? How can we make IT happen for women?

In the tradition of Manchester Girl Geeks, this event will be fun and highly interactive including debate, flash talks and panel sessions.

Come along and share your experiences, be inspired!

Speakers include:

Gillian Arnold, Chair of British Computer Society’s Womens Network and Director of IT Services and Recruitment Company Tectre Ltd. Winner of the 2012 Everywoman Inspiration of the year award in 2012, GEM Tech Award for BCSWomen in 2014 an co-author of Women in IT: Inspiring the Next Generation

Louise Nickson, Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte MCS Ltd and leading member of the Deloitte Women in Technology Network

Rana Tassabehji, Senior Lecturer, Bradford School of Management and leading researcher on the project ‘Technology and Tiaras’, a cross country investigation into what facilitates women working in the technology sector and how gender influences technology innovation.

Click here to book tickets – only £5 including lunch!

Feb 04

Codemotion Conference Call for Speakers!

Codemotion is one of the biggest tech conference in Europe and we are proud to support women engagement in our conferences in Rome, Milan, Madrid, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Our next event in line is Codemotion Rome, on March 27th and 28th.

Call for paper for Codemotion Rome is ongoing till January 27th: we are eager to receiveapplications ranging from mobile to UX, devops, cloud, big data, gamedev, security, methods, languages, web, Internet of things.

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome, provided that they are relevant or inspirational to the tech community.

You can find more about us on our website: www.codemotionworld.com or read out CoC athttp://www.codemotionworld.com/codemotion-is-an-inclusive-conference-check-our-coc/

Sep 29

Save the date: EU Code Week 11-17 October 2014

Bring your ideas to life with #coding

The second edition of EU Code Week will take place 11-17 October 2014.
Millions of children, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policy makers will come together
in mass events and classrooms to learn programming and related skills.
The idea is making coding more visible, demystify these skills, and bring motivated people
together to learn.
Go to http://codeweek.eu to learn more and find your nearest event

This is a grassroots initiative by young advisers to Neelie Kroes, and has attracted the
support of coding and education movements like CoderDojo and RailsGirls and of major tech
and IT companies who are all helping bring coding to millions of children for example by
offering coding taster sessions, by developing learning modules and helping to train
teachers . Companies including Rovio (Angry Birds), Microsoft, Google, Telefonica, Liberty
Global and Facebook are backing EU Code Week, many of them as part of their commitment
to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes says: “Our lives are digital now, so the
younger generations in particular need digital skills like coding. In the near future it will be
critical for good jobs and essential for starting a business.

Alja Isakovic, from Slovenia, one of the organisers of Code Week EU says: “Technology is
shaping our lives and we should not let a minority decide what we use it for and how we
use it. We all can do better than just sharing and liking. With coding you can bring your
ideas to life, make and build things that will bring joy to others.”

How can you participate in EU Code Week?
• Kids/teenagers/adults can participate in coding events
• Coders can organise workshops in local schools, hack spaces or community centres
• Teachers who code can hold coding classes, share their lessons plans, organise
workshops for colleagues
• Teachers who don’t code can organise seminars or invite parents or students to
teach each other coding
• Parents can encourage their kids to participate in a coding workshop
• Businesses and non-profit organisations can host coding workshops, lend their
staff as coaches in a “back-to-coach” action, organise fun coding challenges for
students or offer sponsorship for coding events
• Everyone who participates in a coding activity can tell us about their experience and
inspire others!

Why is coding important?
Each and every interaction between humans and computers is governed by code. Whether
you create a web app, follow GPS directions when driving or wish to revolutionize social
interactions. Programming is everywhere and fundamental to the understanding of a hyperconnected
world.

Basic coding skills will also be needed for many jobs in the nearest future. More than 90%
of professional occupations nowadays require some ICT competence. Moreover, ICT
practitioners are a key pillar of the modern workforce across all sectors of the European
economy, with demand growing annually by 3% and the number of graduates from
computer science not keeping pace. As a result many open vacancies for ICT practitioners
cannot be filled, despite the high level of unemployment in Europe. If we do not
appropriately address this issue at a European and national level, we may face a shortage
of up to 900,000 ICT professionals by 2020.

Making ICT careers more attractive is one of the objectives of the European initiative
“Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs”, a European multi-stakeholder partnership that aims at
facilitating cooperation among business, education providers, public and private actors to
address the mismatch in digital skills in the European labour market also by modernising
education.

Useful links
EU Code Week website
Twitter: @codeWeekEU Hashtag: #codeEU
Facebook: codeEU

Sep 29

Invitation to Green Hackfest Utrecht 10th October 2014

The Green Hackfest for Utrecht Inc & Climate Kic is happening on October the 10th where I believe should be more female participants…It’s gonna be an awesome weekend of hacking & networking (for free), and there’s prizemoney around 10K.

Please come and join in the fun and find other like minded people. All details of the event can be found here: http://the-hackfest.com/events/green-hackfest-utrecht-2014.html

Jul 15

Young Innovators Competition – ITU Telecom World 2014

Cropped bannerITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology, seeks the most promising tech start-ups making use of open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.

We are looking for communication technologies, teaching tools, new equipment to save lives during a disaster, and new tools to help clean up, recover and rebuild after the event. Examples of open source technologies used in disaster management may include 3D printing, UAVs, Raspberry Pi and Arduino – we invite you to surprise us with your innovative approach.

Are you an entrepreneur under the age of 30 and interested in winning up to USD 10,000 in funding plus mentorship, networking, and high-level exposure?

Do you want to be part of the select group of 10 young innovators from all over the world present at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar?

Apply now at: https://ideas.itu.int/

Deadline: Thursday, July 31 2014

Questions? E-mail us at young.innovators@itu.int

 

This competition is supported by Girl Geek Dinners. Our founder Sarah Lamb mentored the winners from 2012 – 2013 and many of the projects that were proof of concept are now out in the wild making a difference all around the world!

Oct 22

Calling all creative coders and tech savvy young women!

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. National winners receive:

  • $500 cash award
  • A laptop computer
  • Trip for two to the National award ceremony in Charlotte, NC March 15, 2014

Open to all US high school level girls.  Apply online at www.aspirations.org by 10/31/13.

We also plan to recognize as many as 60 educators this year with the NCWIT Educator Award which comes with $1000 for professional development and a Dell laptop from sponsor AT&T. Winners are selected from educators that encourage girls to apply for the Aspirations Award.  https://www.aspirations.org/participate/educators

Oct 10

GGC Invitation to Fundraiser Event

Hi Everyone, we just wanted to extend an invite to all the GGD members for the first GGC Fundraiser event. This will be a rare opportunity to get involved and contribute publicly in association with your ICT professional peers.
You will have and an opportunity to network and connect with diverse personalities.

Girl Geek Coffee (GGC):
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgIuIpN3L8&feature=youtu.be)

Girl Geek Coffee is an International network group. We at GGC encourage our members to network together in order to provide the required support to students and early professional in ICT (Information Communication and Technology).

Please register for the event by clicking here :
(https://ggc-fundraiser-2013.eventbrite.com/)

Where: Auditorium Room,
Australian Computer Society
11/50 Carrington St, Sydney
When: 24th of October, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Agenda:

Silent Auction – e.g. software, hardware
Agile Games presented by ThoughtWorks!
Debate by different organisational representatives
Matched Networking – meet a mentor or mentee!
Company stalls

We hope to see you there! And if you cannot make it feel free to pass it on to your friends.
If you have any questions, queries or comments, please feel free to email us :(NSW Girl Geek Coffees ).

 

Please note that GGC is a registered Non-profit organisation in Australia and is not directly affiliated to Girl Geek Dinners, it is however a great organisation supporting students in university looking to pursue a career in technology!

Sep 27

Request for a girl geek speaker for a school in NE England

St Bedes School

If you are based in the north east of England and have some time that you could donate to St Bedes School in Durham then they would be delighted to hear from you.  They are looking to inspire and promote the role of women in technology to their students and are looking for female technologists currently working in the IT sector to come and talk at their school.

They are looking to find a variety of women in different roles to showcase the breadth of roles and opportunities available in the IT sector.

If you are interested in this please fill out the contact form below.

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Aug 15

Competition: Win a Day Pass to Campus Party Europe

The founder of Girl Geek Dinners Sarah Lamb will be speaking at Campus Party Europe and has been given ten one day passes to give away to our Girl Geeks!  Since today is the 8 Year Anniversary of Girl Geek Dinners we thought today would be a great day to give these tickets away!

How to Enter

To enter our competition to win a 1 day pass to Campus Party Europe tweet us on @ggdworldwide with one good thing that has happened to the IT sector in the last 8 years! And use the hashtag #ggdcomp

Eligability

Anyone over the age of 18 can enter this competition for the tickets however we will not be covering travel expenses and the ticket cannot be swapped for cash.  You can only win once but you can put forward as many good things as you like.  The more the merrier!  We will draw 10 winners at random. This competition will close at 8pm GMT and we will announce the winners on this blog post.

Winners

Krithika Ram
Your names are on the guest list for attending Campus Party Europe on 1 day of your choice. Just let me know which day you wish to attend on, turn up and state who you are and that you are my guest and you will be able to enter the event for the day.

Jan 21

Girl Geek Dinners Google Community Group

We have just added ourselves to Google as a community group.  You can find us here!  Look out for regular hangouts and conversations on all things girl geek!

Girl Geek Dinners – Google Community Group: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113647985287184929663

Dec 29

Thanks For A Great 2012!

Portland Girl Geek

Dinners is looking forward to an even better 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10

Innovation in Giving Fund Christmas Celebration Event

When:
Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

Where:
The Treasury Building
1 Horse Guards Road
SW1A 2HQ London
United Kingdom

Register for this event now at :
http://iigfundchristmasevent-rss.eventbrite.com

Event Details:

You are warmly invited to a celebration event led by the Rt. Honourable Nick Hurd MP to share the achievements of the Cabinet Office’s Innovation in Giving Fund over the past year and to hear about the next stage of our plans.


Since launching the first round in September 2011, the Innovation in Giving Fund has made exciting progress. As someone who has been engaged with the programme, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us.


 








 



Sep 18

UK: Calling all cyber security girl geeks!

Listen up girls – how would you like the chance to flex your cyber security skills by playing exciting competitions designed by industry leaders like HP, Sophos and Cassidian? What about the chance to win career-enhancing prizes like IT training programmes or even a trip to the top-secret Government Communications Headquarters?

Let us introduce you to Cyber Security Challenge UK – a series of national competitions designed to give you a taste of what it’s like to be a cyber security professional and inspire you to get involved in the ever-expanding industry.

Now in its third year of competitions , the Challenge is on a mission to spread the word about why cyber security is such a fulfilling and varied career and help talented people get their first cyber security jobs. It is sponsored by some of the UK’s most prestigious public, private and academic organisations who design competitions and offer once-in-a-lifetime prizes.

Cyber crime costs the UK government an estimated £27 billion every year, affecting everyone from large corporations to SMEs to the individual woman on the street. The threat is growing – Jonathan Evans, MI5 Director General recently highlighted cyber attacks as one of four top global risks to UK. This means it is even more important to get the most talented techies in place to protect our online networks.

As we all know, the IT industry sometimes struggles to represent the hundreds of talented and skilled women in its community – cyber security is not altogether different. But, we also know, you are out there! Now is your chance to  prove just how good your technical skills are by taking part in one of Cyber Security Challenge UK’s competitions and get your hands on over £100,000 worth of educational, career enabling prizes such as internships and training courses. Oh and spread the work to all the other girlie geeks you know!

All you need to do is register online to receive updates on new competitions: https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/registration/

Facebook page

@cyberchallenge

Apr 30

Female entrepreneurship in Europe: short online questionnaire, deadline 20 May

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels is exploring the topic of Female Entrepreneurship in Europe and welcomes input from interested individuals and organisations through a short online questionnaire.

A paper is in development which will be sent to the EU Commission, EU Parliament, EU Institutions and Member States which will make recommendations to highlight the specific policy needs to encourage the development of more Women Owned Businesses.

The EEXC welcomes input and any recommendations from people involved in this area. Together with WEPG (Women’s Enterprise Policy Group UK) they have developed a short online questionnaire, for completion by 20 May 2012.

The EESC will hold a hearing on the 30th May in the morning in Brussels. For an invitation, please contact

Ms Madi Sharma

madi@madi.uk.com

madi.csi@hotmail.com

00 447885306711

Twitter: @MadiSharma1

Apr 26

Girl Geek Dinners on International Girls in ICT Day!

Today is International Girls in ICT day and we have events in the USA, Canada and Croatia happening today!

In Montreal, Canada we are running an introduction to PHP workshop: http://montrealgirlgeeks.com/2012/04/02/php-for-beginners/

In Bay Area, USA we are running an event with Citrix where you can find out how Citrix Girl Geeks are designing and developing new technology, working in the cloud, providing remote IT services, and growing strategic partnerships. http://www.bayareagirlgeekdinners.com/

And in Croatia we will have a non-sponsored ad hoc small Girl Geek Dinner in the city of Rovinj on April 26th. We decided to celebrate the Girls in ICT day by arranging presentations of female IT professionals and anyone willing to help in primary schools and high schools. The presentations or workshops will be held during the next 2 weeks. Our main aim is to celebrate girls’ interests and strengths and encourage them to choose a career in ICT by showing them how fun and interesting it can be in real life giving them role models. We will have presentations on designing and developing mobile applications, a Scratch workshop for kids, a presentation on bioinformatics, social networks etc. We are coordinating our interested female lecturers and schools at the moment. Find out more about Croatia Girl Geek Dinners here:  http://www.girlgeekdinners.hr/

Let us know how you are marking International Girls in ICT day on Twitter and Facebook!

Mar 30

Women in Engineering Forum – Birmingham, 27th April 2012

The Women in Engineering Forum, supported by the Women’s Engineering Society, will take place on 27 April at The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition. Register to attend the exhibition now! Offering women at all stages of their career the chance to share experiences, make new contacts, and hear about exciting new vacancies, the Women in Engineering Forum provides an invaluable networking opportunity in what is a tough, male dominated industry.

The forum will begin with a presentation from award-winning engineer Gemma Whatling at 12 noon, followed by a networking lunch to which delegates are welcome, giving them the opportunity to speak informally to both the speaker and a host of engineering professionals, who will be on hand as facilitators. The forum is free to attend and places are reserved on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Sign up for the networking lunch on the day at the presentation theatre.


Event details

Mar 30

Mentor required in Cape Town

Shalina is based in South Africa, Cape Town would like to be mentored.

Here’s a little about why she would like to be mentored:
I would like advice on how to learn, grow and expand my opportunities. I would like to become a more motivated woman, developer, problem solver, communicator and a leader. I believe that these skills will equip me to be a stronger individual in the rat race and in my personal life.

Here’s what makes Shalina tick:
I am a 27 year old Computer Science graduate currently working as a software developer in Cape Town, South Africa. I love what I do, but often struggle with the little things. I would like to think that I am confident, friendly and enthusiastic about females ruling the world someday. :)

Local Mentor? Yes

Time required for mentoring: Weekly

Would like to be contacted via the following channels for mentoring:
Email

If you are interested in mentoring her please fill out this form. If there are multiple people who submit then we will forward all submissions and Shalina will choose the person she feels suits her needs best.

Mar 18

Agenda Digitale: ecco il documento ufficiale

L’annuncio è arrivato poche decine di minuti un paio di ore fa attraverso un twit di Michele Ficara Manganelli, classe 1966, esperto di comunicazione digitale e fondatore di Assodigitale. E noi siamo pronti ad accogliereal volo la notizia e diffonderla.

Agenda Digitale, ecco il documento ufficiale semidefinitivo (come suggerisce Fabio Malagnino, Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte) della cabina di regia. La presentazione che ne riassume i contenuti è stata condivisa su slideshare ed è scaricabile qui.

Ho dato solo una lettura veloce al testo, che mi riprometto di esaminare con maggiore attenzione. Intanto vorrei mettere qui in evidenza gli aspetti che mi hanno colpita di più.

In sintesi, accanto alle informazioni delle prime pagine, noto intanto che a pag. 8 e 9 si prevede la consultazione social su alcuni aspetti (è previsto che si possa intervenire attivamente, pare, anche presentando istanze e proposte).

A pag. 13 si evidenziano gli obiettivi e i tempi di realizzazione delle infrastrutture per banda larga, banda larga ultraveloce e sicurezza.

A pag. 18 in evidenza il tema dell’E-commerce e a pag. 27 l’alfabetizzazione informatica, entrambi argomenti che occupano un ruolo fondamentale anche tra gli obiettivi di lavoro del nostro gruppo, in particolare il punto 3 di pag.32.

A pag. 36, inoltre, si affronta l’utilità del digitale per innovare e creare sviluppo anche in settori più tradizionali. Penso subito all’agroalimentare, in particolare al vino, che a mio parere ha ampie possibilità di sviluppo in tal senso.

Ecco, queste le mie prime impressioni. Chissà se qualcuno ha voglia di cominciare a condividere le

Buona lettura e a presto!

Feb 23

Girl Geek Dinners Mentoring Programme

We have just set up a mentoring programme.  We would love to get those of you who are interested in finding a mentor or being a mentor connected. We hope that we’ve asked all the right questions and with any luck this programme will grow over time and support those of you within the Girl Geek Dinners network!

Longer term we will look to formalise the tools and remove some of the manual matching steps but in the meantime bear with us.  We look forward to inspiring and encouraging you all and fostering an awesome network of women in the IT industry.

Feb 23

Aspire To Inspire: Women in Mathematics

This comes from NASA!!!!

Think Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is just for boys? We think differently; visit http://women.nasa.gov/a2i/ to find your inspiration!

Feb 16

Inspire: Zoe Cunningham, Softwire

Zoe Cunningham answers our Three Questions, giving you an insight into her role and how she got there.

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