Apr 19

Hamarøy Girl Geek Dinner 1: Kick off & DAB-jabb

Hamarøys første girl geek event går av stabelen fredag 24. april på Antikvariatet på Breidablikk, Hamarøy bygdetun på Oppeid, kl 20:30. Hamsunsenteret/Nordlandsmuseet stiller lokaler til disposisjon for deltakerne.
Vi starter med kick off hvor vi blir enige om hvordan, hvor ofte og kommende tema etc for konseptet.

Kveldens innleder er Bodil Børset, direktør ved Hamsunsenteret, Phd, med bakgrunn som forsker med spesialisering på mellom litteratur og teknologi. Tema for arrangementet er: “Fra morse, AM og FM til DAB. Hvordan funker egentlig radio, hvordan endres det og hvorfor er det viktig for meg?” Regjeringen har nettopp besluttet at i løpet av 2017 vil riksdekkende radio kun kringkastes på DAB og FM-båndet slukkes for godt. Høyaktuelt tema i en tid hvor beredskap, sikkerhet og overvåking er på dagsorden. Kveldens innlegg vil sette teknologi i en større sammenheng, vi starter med radiohistorie med morsomme fun facts og lokalhistorisk kuriosa, og går mer grundig til verks utover kvelden, med dypdykk i temaet, hva det betyr for din hverdag. Dere vil bli dronninger av enhver konversasjon om DAB-radio-omleggingen etter denne kvelden og de neste to årene.

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Girl geeks only! Welcome!

Apr 17

SABATO 9 MAGGIO FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 LABORATORIO DI MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE GRATUITO A CURA DI MAURO CASAPPA alle ore 17.00

Sabato 9 Maggio  in occasione di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 Laboratorio di Musica e Vibrazione gratuito nella corte del Castello di Felino a cura di Mauro Casappa  alle ore 17 per scoprire insieme il meccanismo di produzione del suono  analizzando la vibrazione di un corpo in un mezzo materiale, come l’aria o l’acqua.

Mauro Casappa, ricercatore e compositore musicale da diversi anni si occupa di diffusione audio a canali multipli, ed è stato il primo, in Italia, a realizzare colonne sonore per spettacoli di danza e di teatro, in cui il suono “viaggia” nello spazio seguendo percorsi circolari o prospettici (Alcesti e Medea, di Abbondanza-Bertoni).

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 MAURO CASAPPA

Mauro Casappa terrà come abbiamo già scritto ( perdonateci repetita iuvant), ilLaboratorio di Musica e Vibrazione il 9 Maggio al Castello di Felino ( stiamo definendo l’ora esatta, ma vi anticipiamo che sarà di pomeriggio). In occasione di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 eseguirà una performance spettacolo ( ma per adesso non vi sveleremo i dettagli). Noi intanto siamo andate ad intervistarlo…

1)Mauro come imposterai il Laboratorio Musica e Vibrazione FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0?

Il laboratorio FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 indagherà il meccanismo di produzione delsuono ed avrà come obiettivo di mostrare come viene prodotto il “suono” analizzando la vibrazione di un corpo in un mezzo materiale, come l’aria o l’acqua. Questo laboratorio viene definito in gergo tecnico Cymatic Experiment

2)Che rapporto c’è fra  fra musica e vibrazione?

La musica è vibrazione ed esiste esclusivamente se c’è un corpo vibrante. Nel vuoto non esiste musica. Il suono è vibrazione e viene prodotto da essa. Scoprire la natura delle vibrazioni è la base per scoprire la natura dello strumento. L’anima che li ispira è di una semplicità assoluta. Un diffusore che mette a contatto una superficie piana con dei materiali pulviscolari o liquidi illustra il meccaniscmo che sta alla base della musica e della vibrazione. Un oscillatore, produce il segnale che va ad incidere sul diffusore. Un computer può diventare uno o un sistema di oscillatori che vengono definiti sintetizzatori digitali. Le radio trasmettevano l’analogico. Con il mondo dell’elettronica e del digitale stiamo andando incontro alla “computer music”, utilizzando i processori.

3)Parliamo di digitalemusica e vibrazione.

Il 90 % della musica prodotta ha almeno un passaggio in digitale. Il primo è quello della registrazione, il secondo passaggio digitale è quello del passaggio tramite il mezzo di distribuzione.

4)Quali sono gli aspetti positivi  e negativi della digitalizzazione musicale?

L’aspetto positivo della digitalizzazione musicale è che a tutti è consentito produrre musica in casa. L’aspetto negativo è che la produzione in casa ha inciso tanto sulla qualità della produzione musicale. Il digitale ha aperto un canale enorme che tanti percorrono.

5)Mauro qual’è secondo te la differenza fra un artista ed una persona che si cimenta nella produzione musicale?

Quello che fa la differenza fra un artista e chi si cimenta è il desiderio di sapere quello che si fa. Sino a tanto tempo fa l’interfaccia uomo-strumento era manuale. Il mondo digitale ha cancellato l’artigianalità e si è arrivati ad una dimensione di idea e non di manualità. Il “pensiero” dietro ad una creazione sta alla base di un progetto. Fare musica con l’appTrope, senza  un pensiero e una base culturale non ha originalità.

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 LABORATORIO MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE illustrerà il meccanismo che produce la vibrazione sugli oggetti

Sono aperte le iscrizioni per partecipare a FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0  ART CONTEST. Per info su regolamento ed iscrizione clicca qui affrettatevi a partecipare avete tempo fino al 20 Aprile.

Per partecipare al laboratorio FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0  MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE basta mandare una email a ggdparma@gmail.com

Vi aspettiamo per un’esperienza da non perdere! Non è finita qui! Stay Tuned!

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS LABORATORIO DI MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE DI MAURO CASAPPA AL CASTELLO DI FELINO

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0

9 Maggio al Castello di Felino

Strada al Castello n°1, 43035 Felino ( PR)

Apr 16

Girls just wanna ……..


Illustration of a footballer

I am a huge football fan. Oh yes I love, love, love it.

I go to games and I don’t just follow my team. I watch matches wherever I can and not even just the Premier League as I watch the Championships as well (In all honesty though this is due to having a Brighton fan as a boyfriend).

I can’t miss match of the day and the World Cup this past summer has been a total joy. I love the transfer window excitement and even Harry Redknapp driving around looking for camera crews on deadline day. I JUST LOVE IT ALL!

But why am I telling you this?

Well as a female football fan, whenever I speak to male football fans and get involved in either a conversation or debate, I have to not just be as on the ball  about the football topic being discussed or debated but in fact I have to also justify my knowledge, my interest and prove (usually through a Q&A Session) how much of a fan I am. This, in most cases when I speak with male football supporters  is the only way to gain any kind of respect for what I am contributing. When they then find out I am a Manchester United fan I have to start all over again.

But what has this got to do with IT?

Recently I attended one of the great Manchester Girl Geeks Bracamp event and got talking to a number of the brilliant ladies and gents who attended. One of the key points that came from a lot of conversations I had on the day was the fact that as women in technology they feel that to be respected or taken seriously they are constantly having to demonstrate their ability and knowledge to almost “prove” their skills as opposed to being accepted as just being a “techie” and they almost have to conform to a certain “stereotype” to be taken seriously.Woman putting on shoe

There has been a lot of promotion across the world (and rightly so) to encourage girls/woman in technology, but is this being targeted at the stereotypical idea of a girl/woman who works in technology. Again talking to girls/woman (I never know which is best from the PC point of view) in my day to day job and at events that I attend the perception is that to “fit” in to the tech world you have to be a certain “type” because that’s what’s accepted and what’s understood.

 

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The fact that you may like all the other girly stuff as WELL as tech doesn’t seem to comprehend. Now I know this is a generalization and there are a lot of people in the tech community who  don’t see things this way, and also from a boys/man/male perspective there is still a lot of preconception about  the “techie” stereotype. But come on people! Can’t us girls like the stuff we like (in my case Dr Who, Sci Fi, shoes and Lancôme)  and still be passionate about football, tech, motor cars or whatever  without having to fit a stereotype or prove our commitment?

 


Guest blog by Gill Twist

GillTwist

Gill is an avid Girl Geek and football supporter. When not watching football matches, Gill is Managing Director for Curve IT Recruitment, where her 14 years experience in the IT Recruitment space means she works closely with the IT Community not only placing people in companies but also sponsoring, attending and speaking at events.

Apr 13

9 Maggio- FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 Art Contest, Piani per Artisti e Creativi in Castello

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 è alle porte. La sua prima edizione si svolgerà il 9 Maggio al Castello di Felino. Musica e vibrazione, sono questi i temi da sviluppare attraverso la proposta artistica, libera nella sua espressione, per partecipare al contest artistico FLOORS FOR ARTIST – #F0. Le iscrizioni aperte dal 16 marzo, si chiuderanno alla mezzanotte del 20 aprile. Entro il 20 Aprile la giuria selezionerà i lavori che saranno parte dell’esposizione ospitata dal Castello di Felino in provincia di Parma che inaugurerà il 9 maggio 2015. Ecco la suddivisione delle aree del Castello di Felino dedicate all’arte nella sua più libera espressione.

Sound, Art, Music, Video, Light Design Contest e Dj Set in Castello

Partecipate avete tempo fino al 20 Aprile!

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Apr 13

Gli ARTISTI di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0- Mauro Casappa, Sound Maker e Composer

Buongiorno, come abbiamo già fatto settimana scorsa presentandovi Antonella Paglialonga, Artista Ospite di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 ( se vi siete persi la sua presentazione cliccate qui), questo lunedì vi parliamo di Mauro Casappa, Artista che terrà con noi il laboratorio di Musica e Vibrazione Il 9 Maggio al Castello di Felino. Mauro Casappa, ricercatore e compositore musicale da diversi anni si occupa di diffusione audio a canali multipli, ed è stato il primo, in Italia, a realizzare colonne sonore per spettacoli di danza e di teatro, in cui il suono “viaggia” nello spazio seguendo percorsi circolari o prospettici (Alcesti e Medea, di Abbondanza-Bertoni).

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 MAURO CASAPPA

Mauro Casappa terrà come abbiamo già scritto ( perdonateci repetita iuvant), il Laboratorio di Musica e Vibrazione il 9 Maggio al Castello di Felino ( stiamo definendo l’ora esatta, ma vi anticipiamo che sarà di pomeriggio). In occasione di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 eseguirà una performance spettacolo ( ma per adesso non vi sveleremo i dettagli). Noi intanto siamo andate ad intervistarlo…

1)Mauro come imposterai il Laboratorio Musica e Vibrazione FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0?

Il laboratorio FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 indagherà il meccanismo di produzione del suono ed avrà come obiettivo di mostrare come viene prodotto il “suono” analizzando la vibrazione di un corpo in un mezzo materiale, come l’aria o l’acqua. Questo laboratorio viene definito in gergo tecnico Cymatic Experiment

Cymatic Experiment- Esempio

2)Che rapporto c’è fra  fra musica e vibrazione?

La musica è vibrazione ed esiste esclusivamente se c’è un corpo vibrante. Nel vuoto non esiste musica. Il suono è vibrazione e viene prodotto da essa. Scoprire la natura delle vibrazioni è la base per scoprire la natura dello strumento. L’anima che li ispira è di una semplicità assoluta. Un diffusore che mette a contatto una superficie piana con dei materiali pulviscolari o liquidi illustra il meccaniscmo che sta alla base della musica e della vibrazione. Un oscillatore, produce il segnale che va ad incidere sul diffusore. Un computer può diventare uno o un sistema di oscillatori che vengono definiti sintetizzatori digitali. Le radio trasmettevano l’analogico. Con il mondo dell’elettronica e del digitale stiamo andando incontro alla “computer music”, utilizzando i processori.

3)Parliamo di digitale, musica e vibrazione.

Il 90 % della musica prodotta ha almeno un passaggio in digitale. Il primo è quello della registrazione, il secondo passaggio digitale è quello del passaggio tramite il mezzo di distribuzione.

4)Quali sono gli aspetti positivi  e negativi della digitalizzazione musicale?

L’aspetto positivo della digitalizzazione musicale è che a tutti è consentito produrre musica in casa. L’aspetto negativo è che la produzione in casa ha inciso tanto sulla qualità della produzione musicale. Il digitale ha aperto un canale enorme che tanti percorrono.

5)Mauro qual’è secondo te la differenza fra un artista ed una persona che si cimenta nella produzione musicale?

Quello che fa la differenza fra un artista e chi si cimenta è il desiderio di sapere quello che si fa. Sino a tanto tempo fa l’interfaccia uomo-strumento era manuale. Il mondo digitale ha cancellato l’artigianalità e si è arrivati ad una dimensione di idea e non di manualità. Il “pensiero” dietro ad una creazione sta alla base di un progetto. Fare musica con l’app Trope, senza  un pensiero e una base culturale non ha originalità.

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0 LABORATORIO MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE illustrerà il meccanismo che produce la vibrazione sugli oggetti

Sono aperte le iscrizioni per partecipare a FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0  ART CONTEST. Per info su regolamento ed iscrizione clicca qui affrettatevi a partecipare avete tempo fino al 20 Aprile.

Per partecipare al laboratorio FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0  MUSICA E VIBRAZIONE basta mandare una email a ggdparma@gmail.com

Vi aspettiamo per un’esperienza da non perdere! Non è finita qui! Stay Tuned!

FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0

9 Maggio al Castello di Felino

Strada al Castello n°1, 43035 Felino ( PR)

 

 

 

 

Apr 10

Full Stack Software Engineer (Brooklyn, NY) – Etsy

The Full Stack Software Engineer collaborates with a team to build engaging and effective shopping experiences for Etsy’s community of buyers.

Etsy is seeking a Full Stack Software Engineer to join our Software Engineering team. Our marketplace has an abundance of one-of-a-kind items from independent artists, designers and vintage collectors from around the world. Our challenge? Make it easier for buyers to find these remarkable goods, and in turn, support our sellers’ independent businesses. Do you have the code-writing capabilities to take on this task? And to succeed with gusto?About the Team

The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, good software and systems designs are works of art, and that the work we do is part of larger creative culture represented by the hundreds of thousands of inspired artists and designers who make Etsy such a wondrous marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We also believe in the right tool for the job, not language-as-religion. Our current systems run PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, Solr/Lucene, Postgres, MySQL, and more. Check out our Engineering blog: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/

About the Job

You’ll be helping us build new and awesome experiences for people shopping on Etsy. We’re looking for full-stack engineers – you’ll be dealing with the MySQL, Memcache, PHP, and front-end stuff (HTML/CSS/JS). The teams working on each feature are pretty small (a few engineers, a designer, and a product manager), so there’s a lot of meaningful collaboration.

Because we’re making user-facing features, we believe strongly in collecting and analyzing numerical data to help guide our decisions. To that end, you’ll be able to use our in-house analytics tools to gather information and gain insights. You’ll also be able to use Etsy’s Continuous Deployment architecture to push code to production whenever you please (and you’ll probably push on your first day here).

About You

You’re an engineer who can turn ideas into extremely fast and reliable code that other people – or you, six months into the future – will find easy to comprehend and modify. You believe in the connective power of Etsy’s peer-to-peer marketplace, and know how to create the code that will make it stronger.

You will be successful in this role if you:

    • Enjoy helping others around you grow as developers and be successful
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Can be autonomous and self-driven
    • Get inspired on a daily basis, think of new ideas and like to share them with others
    • Love to experiment and use data to drive decision making
    • Take pleasure in making things, momentum, chaos, vibrancy, spontaneity, debate and silence

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team, please send us your resume. You won’t be surprised to hear, though, that we won’t consider it without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Twitter, Facebook, rap sheet), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides designing beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we’d love to hear about it.

Apr 03

Virtual Event: SANS CyberTalent Fair 14 -15 May

All interested professionals, jobseekers, and students – take a minute and check out the SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF), a virtual career fair hosted by the SANS Institute that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job opportunities in an online setting two days this May! SCTF will be held May 14-15, please don’t wait to register – sign up now at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/sans-cybertalent-fair

Women currently make up approximately half the workforce and 25% of STEM jobs, but just 11% of cybersecurity jobs. Companies are eager to improve diversity in this growing industry! SCTF uses an innovative event platform that will allow for dynamic one-on-one chats with company representatives and groups chats in each employer booth. In the event, candidates can also view and apply for jobs.

Past companies participating include Palantir, Cisco, American Express, Solutionary, NBC Universal, Juniper, CBS, Mayo Clinic, Partners Healthcare, Stroz Friedberg, United Health Group, PwC, Accenture, the US Army’s INSCOM, and more! Registrants are also invited to take the SANS CyberTalent Assessment exam at no cost.

Register now at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/sans-cybertalent-fair and connect with SANS CyberTalent on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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.

Feb 03

Looking for a Female Tech Spokesperson?

Girl Geek Dinners has today launched a new spokesperson platform where members of Girl Geek Dinners can register their interest in speaking about their experience as a female technologist to the press.  The platform has only been launched for a few hours and already it has a great base of women technologists just waiting for you the press to talk to them and find out about their inspirational stories.

If you are looking for a female technologist for an article then let us know we’ll check our registered spokespeople and see if we have anyone appropriate and if we do then we’ll put you in touch. If we don’t we’ll put a shout out on our channels and let everyone know that you’re looking!

This is a great platform to showcase talented and inspirational technologists that you haven’t had access to until now!

Feb 03

Announcement

This is our shiny new press center and we hope that you find it useful. We will be posting press releases here and you can subscribe to these via RSS.

You will find our logo pack and links to event photographs from around the world on our Press Pack page and a brief history of our events and our ethos on our History page.

If you have any questions, please contact us through our Contact Form.

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