May 20

Ny girlgeek Anita Higraff

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Anita Higraff tar over som webmaster for nettsidene til Girlgeek dinner Bergen. Hun jobber som leveransekoordinator for bedriftsleveranser i Nextgentel. Bakgrunnen hennes er Bachelor i informatic fra Norges informasjonteknologiske høyskole (NITH) Hun har jobbet hos en ip-telefonileverandør, Voop. Selskapet ble kjøpt av Umoe IKT og der jobbet hun i to år før hun begynte i Nextgentel og der har hun vært siden mai 2010. Anita er interessert i nettverk og nettverksteknologi og liker å strukturere, holde orden på ting. Det er bra det finnet et nettverk som Girl Geek Dinners i Bergen i følge henne, og gleder seg til å bidra mer.

 

May 19

Drømmen om datadamer

Vi drømmer om å rekruttere flere jenter til databransjen. Hvorfor vil vi det og hvordan skal vi klare dette? Tre kvinner med ulik bakgrunn kommer til oss for å fortelle hvorfor de synes det er viktig med flere kvinner i databransjen og hva de gjør for å få dette til.

Arrangør: DND, Oda Nettverk, Girl Geek Dinners, Lær Kidsa Koding

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Om foredragsholderne

Heidi Austlid er administrerende direktør i IKT-Norge. Heidi jobber med IKT-næringens rammebetingelser og digitaliseringspolitikk. Hun jobber med myndighetskontakt og politikkutvikling inn mot Stortinget og regjering, nasjonale og lokale myndigheter, organisasjoner og andre. Heidi har bakgrunn fra blant annet Kunnskapsdepartementet, og sitter i flere råd og utvalg. Hun er også leder av bevilgningsutvalget for forskningsrådet IKT Pluss.

Kristin Fanebust Hetland er instituttleder ved data- og realfag på Høgskolen i Bergen. Hun har blant annet erfaring med forskjellige rekrutteringsarrangement på Høgskolen.

Tone Merethe jobber som IT Forretningspartner i DNB. Hun har jobbet i mange år som leder innen digitalisering og forretningsutvikling med erfaring både fra IT og forretningssiden. I sin presentasjon vil hun dele med oss hvordan DNB jobber med rekruttering av kvinner til IT og banken generelt.

Meld deg på “Drømmen om datadamer” på Facebook

PROGRAM:

16:30 Registrering, mat og mingling
17:00 Lyntaler fra:
•ODA-nettverk
•Den Norske Dataforening
•Girl Geek Dinners Bergen
•Lær Kidsa koding Bergen
17:20 Hvordan DNB jobber med rekruttering av kvinner
Tone Merethe Gamlemshaug, IT Forretningspartner, DNB
17:40 Pause og mingling
18:00 Høgskolens rekrutteringsarrangement
Kristin Fanebust Hetland, instituttleder, Høgskolen i Bergen
18:15 Foredrag fra Heidi Austlid, adm.dir, IKT Norge
19:15 Slutt

May 19

Top 50 women in Engineering nominations

The HBB just alerted me to this from WES http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/women-in-engi…/nomination-page/ – theres only 4 days to vote but it would be nice to get a west country winner in

May 17

GGD#52 The World of Linked Open Data

Our June GIrl Geek Dinner is hosted by Oracle 

Weds June 22nd

The “Web of Data” is growing – we’re here to explain what it is, how it works, and shows the Girl Geeks how to be a part of it. This session will be 3 short presentations about 15 minutes long each, followed by a Q&A.

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Jen Williams is Senior Software Developer at Networked Planet and builds Semantic Web tech to help organisations take control of their data. Jen will be introducing the evening and doing a short #101 talk about linked and open data on the web.

Martha King from Knowle West Media Centre will be telling us about Bristol’s “Citizen Sensing” project, which has seen artists and communities across Bristol exploring city issues that could be addressed using sensor technologies. The issue that has gained most momentum is tackling damp in homes.

Katherine Rooney from Bristol City Council’s ‘City Innovation team’ manages the Council’s Open Data work. With a background in community engagement, behaviour change, business development and innovation within the UK environmental charity sector, Katherine believes that Smart Cities are really all about people and not technology, and comes to the open data scene from quite a non-techy angle.

 

After the presentation and any questions we will open the floor up for a discussion,  if anyone feels like they would like to bring along any ppt’s or links that they want to share for discussion then please bring it along on a USB or mail the team with info and we can share this during the discussion period. Don’t forget – you don’t have to work in the industry or be a geek, this is a group for anyone with an interest in the subject!
Please sign up on our meetup page here MEETUP
Do come along for pre-presentation mingling as we will be there from 6.30pm. As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup).

Where

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Tower Wharf

Cheese Lane

Bristol

BS2 0JJ

When

Wednesday 22nd  June 7  – 9pm
*photo credit Nigel Bishop

May 12

GGD#52 – Girl Geeks to be announced shortly

Oracle will be hosting us in their new offices on Wednesday the 22nd June and the subject is data – open & link and smart cities.  We’ll update with full details shortly but please save the date.

Just a reminder that it is the open data camp unconference link this weekend also in Bristol if there are any tickets left they will be here eventbrite

May 09

Grenseløse Girl Geeks – Teknologi for en bedre verden

Hvordan kan teknologi bidra til en bedre verden? Dette – med spesielt fokus på solenergi – var tema da Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim møttes på Kjelhuset den 20. april, for inspirerende foredrag, diskusjoner – og hygge. Arrangementet var gjennomført i samarbeid med Ingeniører Uten Grenser Trøndelag.

Hashtag #grenseløsegirlgeeks – Hvordan kan teknologi bidra til en bedre verden?

Hashtag #grenseløsegirlgeeks – Hvordan kan teknologi bidra til en bedre verden?

Før arrangementet: Victoria Sivertsen fra Ingeniører Uten Grenser og Dag Håkon Haneberg, en av gründerene bak solgrillen, monterte Solgrillen. Nettopp den skulle vi få høre mer om senere.

Solgrillen monteres – «Fremtidens måte å lage mat på».

Victoria og Dag Håkon monterer Solgrillen. Solgrillen er utviklet av One Earth Designs, en oppstartsbedrift med utspring fra NTNU, og nytter ren solenergi.

Spennende! En utfordring lurte også…

Oppgaver om solenergi deles ut.

Lovinda deler ut en oppgave om solenergi.

Nemlig en oppgave om solenergi. (Klarte du den? Her finner du svaret.)

Så slo klokka sju, besøkende hadde satt seg ned…

Konferansier Runa Skarbø ønsker velkommen.

Runa Skarbø presenterer seg og Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim.

… og konferansier Runa Skarbø ønsket velkommen, og presenterte Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim. Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim er møteplassen for deg som er interessert i teknologi – du kan lese mer om oss her.

Presentasjonsrunde må til. Mange forskjellige folk med forskjellig bakgrunn har møtt opp på Kjelhuset.

Mange forskjellige folk med forskjellig bakgrunn har møtt opp på Kjelhuset.

Presentasjonsrunde var neste på agendaen – en must på et hvert Girl Geek-arrangement. Vi var denne kvelden rundt 40 påmeldte.

Mat og drikke – Vi trenger tross alt kjemisk energi for å fungere! Takk til NITO Sør-Trøndelag som sponsa mat og drikke.

Pizza og snacks før den faglige delen.

Servering av pizza og snacks.

Pizzaservering fra Kjelhuset = glade mennesker!

Pizza, drikke og smil!

Pizza, forfriskninger og mingling.

Mat og mingling før den faglige delen.

Noen benyttet spisepausen på å se på oppgaven, og å studere solcellepanelet.

Diskusjon – og oppgaveløsing – rundt solcellepanelet.

Diskusjon – og oppgaveløsing – rundt solcellepanelet.

Flere fra Ingeniører uten grenser møtte på arrangementet.

Flere fra Ingeniører Uten Grenser var til stede på arrangementet.

Fra mingling til faglig del!

Victoria Sivertsen, leder i IUG Trøndelag, presenterer organisasjonen.

Victoria Sivertsen, leder i IUG Trøndelag, presenterer organisasjonen.

Victoria Sivertsen, leder i Ingeniører Uten Grenser (IUG) Trøndelag, presenterte organisasjonen, som i Trøndelag er relativt nyoppstartet. IUG er en interesseorganisasjon for ingeniørfaglig bistandsarbeid, med visjon om å lindre nød ved ingeniørmessig bistand. IUG jobber både i utland og innland. I Trondheim arrangeres blant annet denne uka en mapathon – en workshop for å kartlegge utsatte områder, eller områder som har vært utsatt for katastrofer eller trenger bistand.

Ida Fuchs fortalte om hjelpearbeidet i Nepal etter fjorårets jordskjelv.

Ida Fuchs fortalte om hjelpearbeidet i Nepal etter fjorårets jordskjelv.

Ida Fuchs, nestleder i Norsk Solenergiforening Trondheim, var neste på agendaen. I november var hun på oppdrag for IUG i Nepal, hvor hun jobbet med opplæring i bruk av solenergisystemer for områder som var sterkt rammet av jordskjelvet i april 2015. Ida formidlet at utfordringene var mange – deriblant språkbarrierer ved lesing av bruksanvisninger – men gleden, nytten og erfaringen var utrolig.

Det ligger mye makt i teknologi. Teknologi kan gjøre mye skader – men også mye godt i verden.
– Ida Fuchs

 

Dag Håkon fortalte oss om arbeidet med solgrillen og veien videre for One Earth Designs.

Dag Håkon Haneberg fortalte oss om arbeidet med solgrillen og veien videre for One Earth Designs.

Dag Håkon Haneberg er stipendiat innen industriell økonomi og ved NTNU og CTO i One Earth Designs som utvikler Solgrillen. Solgrillen drives av ren solenergi – den er rundt 90% effektiv. Slik brukes den fint til matlaging og varming av vann. Globalt er det solgt rundt 4000. Dag Håkon formidlet videre at han ønsket å få ned konsnadene på solgrillen, så mer eller mindre hvem som helst kan kjøpe den. Andre energikilder som f.eks ved kan være dyrt og vanskelig å skaffe jevnlig i mange land, og slik kan teknologi som Solgrillen være en investering.


Takk for et flott arrangement – takk til alle som ble med! Hilsen arrangementskomiteen, bestående av Runa Skarbø, Victoria Sivertsen, Kristina Brend, Hilde Wormdahl, Kjersti Lunden Nilsen, Louise J. Helliksen, Karine Lee Blomstrøm, Majeris Romero og Kari Dahn.

Deler av arrangementskomiteen i planleggingsmodus tidlig i april. Å planlegge Girl Geek-arrangementer er faglig spennende – og hyggelig!

Deler av arrangementskomiteen i planleggingsmodus tidlig i april. Å planlegge Girl Geek-arrangementer er faglig spennende – og hyggelig!

May 09

Oppgave om solenergi

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Lovinda ga oss oppgave om solenergi

På vårt arrangementet om Teknologi for en bedre verden 20. april fikk vi en oppgave av Lovinda. Denne oppgaven ble laget for å gi en praktisk introduksjon til solcellepaneler, rettet mot de som ikke har noen forkunnskaper. Deltakerne fikk mulighet til å ta og vende på et typisk solcellepanel, og oppgaven skulle hjelpe dem til å reflektere over hva de så. I tillegg var oppgaven ment til å gi en grunnleggende forståelse for hvordan man kan beregne størrelsen på et solcelleanlegg knyttet til en bolig. For å løse oppgaven trengs kun en enkel kalkulator.

Siden vi ikke rakk å gå igjennom oppgaven på arrangementet legger vi ut fasiten her.

FASIT TIL SOLCELLEOPPGAVEN 

  1. Bli kjent med solcellepanelet

Studer solcellepanelet. Ta på det, vend på det. Finn tilkoblingene, pluss og minus. Finn navneskiltet, prøv å forstå informasjonen som er angitt der.

Kablene bakpå solcellepanelet har to ulike ender, hvor den ene er markert med et lite plusstegn og den andre med et lite minustegn, som man kan se på bildet under. Pluss-enden er til høyre og minus til venstre. Disse typen plugger heter “MC4” og er vanlige å bruke på solcellepaneler.

Et bilde av navneskiltet er vist under. “IBC SoloSol 100 CS” er navnet på modellen til panelet.

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Tallene  som står på navneskiltet sier noe om hvor mye strøm og spenning solcellepanelet kan gi under såkalt STC (standard testing conditions),  som er spesifikke verdier av solinnstråling (W/m2), temperatur og AM (air mass = luftmasse) som solcellepanelet er testet ved, slik at ulike solcellepanelers ytelser kan sammenliknes under samme testforhold.

De forskjellige parametrene fra skiltet er vist på figuren under, hvor U er byttet ut med V og “mpp” er byttet ut med “mp”. Den røde kurven viser de mulige kombinasjonene av strøm (målt i Ampere) og spenning (målt i Volt) et solcellepanel kan gi ut, mens den blå kurven viser hvor mye effekt  (= strøm ganget med spenning, målt i Watt) den kan gi. Den høyeste effekten panelet kan gi er Pmax, som skjer når strømmen er IMPP og spenningen er VMPP.

Et solcellepanel består av solceller som er koblet i serie.

  • Hvor mange solceller har dette panelet?
  • Ser du hvordan og hvor solcellene er koblet sammen? 

Solcellepanelet har 36 solceller. Hver blå-svarte firkant er én solcelle. Solcellene er koblet sammen via metalliske strømledere (de to stripene av metall som er på hver celle), hvor strømmen flyter gjennom solcellene i banen under.

solcellepanel

  1. Beregn et solcellesystem

På navneskiltet finner du angitt PMPP. Dette er effekten som solcellepanelet kan produsere, angitt i Wp, som står for watt-peak.

  • Hva er PMPP for dette panelet?

PMPP = 100 W, og betyr som nevnt at dette er den høyeste effekten solcellepanelet kan produsere. 

Panelet vil bare yte PMPP når sola er på sitt høyeste punkt midt på dagen om sommeren, og panelet er vendt mot sola (typisk mot sør).

  • Hvor mye yter panelet om natta?

Om natten får panelet ikke noe energi fra sola, og produserer ikke noe strøm (og dermed ingen effekt). P = 0.

For beregninger kan vi likevel late som sola står på sitt høyeste punkt, og justere for antall «ekvivalente timer med full sol». I Trondheim er dette litt under 3 timer. Man kan altså regne at panelet yter PMPP i ca. 3 timer hver dag, hele året, i Trondheim. (Sagt på en annen måte: I 3 av døgnets 24 timer vil panelet yte maks effekt.)

En moderne, godt isolert enebolig, hvor varmebehovet dekkes av fjernvarme eller jordvarme med varmepumpe, vil behovet for elektrisk energi ligge på under 10 000 kWh (ti tusen kilowatt-timer) i året.

a) Regn ut hvor mange solcellepaneler av denne typen du omtrent vil trenge for å produsere halvparten av denne mengden energi i løpet av ett år. (Tips: Et år har 24 x 365 timer. Hvor mange av disse timene kan du regne at panelet produserer PMPP?)

b) Solcellepanelet har et areal på litt under 0.7 m2. Hvor stort sørvendt takareal trenger du?

a) Man kan regne med at solcellepanelet produserer maks effekt (100 W) i 3 av 24 timer per døgn. Det er 365 døgn i året og 24 timer per døgn, så regnestykket blir for ett solcellepanel:

                    100 W x (3/24) x 365 x 24 h = 109599 Wh = ca. 110 kWh

            (evt. snarveien:   100W x 3h x 365 = 109599 Wh = ca. 110 kWh)

Halvparten av 10 000 kWh er 5000 kWh. For å produsere 5000 kWh på et år, med solcellepaneler som produserer 110 kWh per år trenger man

                               5000 kWh/110 kWh = 45,4545 = ca. 46 solcellepaneler

b) Arealet som trengs på taket for å få plass til 46 solcellepaneler blir:

                                       46 x 0.7 m2  = 32.2 m2

Dersom  du har noen spørsmål angående oppgaven er det bare å ta kontakt!

Ønsker du å lære mer om solcellepaneler, hvordan de lages og hvordan de fungerer, kan de to følgende nettsidene sterkt anbefales som relativt lettforståelig lesestoff:

  1. http://www.fornybar.no/solenergi enkelt forklart, på norsk)
  2. http://www.pveducation.org/ (litt tyngre stoff, på engelsk)

 

Apr 27

GGD#51 – Girl Geeks @ Bristol Digital Week

Our May Girl Geek Dinner is hosted by University of Bristol as part of Bristol Digital Week being organised by the BBC
Weds May 11th

We will introduce what Girl Geek Dinners are all about and hear from a range of our members – sharing stories of what they do, why they chose their careers and what their passions are. We will also share what we like about where we work, what we’d change, and whether we are where we thought we’d be. The intention is to give an idea of the breadth of experience of the girl geeks and why we come to the meetups.

A generic poster for girl geek dinners in Bristol

The motto of Girl Geek Dinners is eat-drink-geek! We like to create a space to share interesting ideas, often over pizza, sometimes with wine. This Digital Bristol Week event hosted at the University of Bristol is a chance to meet Bristol’s Girl Geeks and find out where we’re from, what our passions are and what sort of work we do. Whether you’re studying, working or coming back from a career break, come and meet an interesting bunch of women working in a wide range of local companies. nb this event is open to women and men.

Our mission should we choose to accept it:

·        To break down old fashioned social stereotypes.
·        To identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology.
·        To encourage and nurture those interested in technology.
·        To work with local schools, colleges and universities to encourage more women into the technology industry.
·        To support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and the solutions.
·        To include men, women and children in this journey…. and not exclude men from Girl Geek Dinner Events

If you want to join us more often then head on over to our meetup group.

We do allow men to come to our usual events if they are invited to come along by a woman. For this Digital Bristol Week event we are open to all and you can signup here on  eventbrite

We are meeting in room 1.11 in the Merchant Venturer’s Building, which is No.25 on this University precinct map:map

When

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST) Add to Calendar

Where

Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers building, Woodland Rd, Clifton BS81UB – View Map

Apr 04

Rails Girls Summer of Code – Open for Applications!

We have just opened our applications for students and we are now trying to get in touch with as many initiatives as possible to help us spread the word about our program.

As you may have heard, RGSoC is a three month paid scholarship where women all over the world work on open source projects with technical support of coaches and mentors. Our program is not limited to Ruby on Rails, we have projects in different languages. We believe that RGSoC might be a logical next step for someone who started learning programming, whether they’ve been to a workshop, a study group or learned by themselves.

Our goal is to encourage women to work in the area of technology, at the same time we support open source development. Since 2013, we have already trained 106 students in 23 countries. The most amazing thing is that 90% of the students are still working in tech, whereas 8% have founded their startups.

The deadline for applications is April 10th (here) and we have amazing projects to contribute to this year.

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 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

Jan 30

Women in Tech: Manuela Hutter sees endless possibilities – ZDNet (blog)


ZDNet (blog)
Women in Tech: Manuela Hutter sees endless possibilities
ZDNet (blog)
Opera Software is this week hosting a Girl Geek Dinner at its headquarters and each year hosts an International Women's Day event. Sometimes I don't attend because I already feel I am treated like a normal IT developer, and that I don't need

and more »

Jan 27

Teknologidamenes samlingsplass – Computerworld


Computerworld
Teknologidamenes samlingsplass
Computerworld
Dette er Girl Geek Dinner, et nettverkingskonsept for jenter. «Due to limited space, this is only for Girl Geeks. Sorry guys!» Men Computerworld har tilfeldigvis bare mannlige journalister. Så dette var jo sånn det måtte bli. Likevel sitter han der med

Jan 26

Girl Geek Dinners & NCWIT Alliance

Girl Geek Dinners are happy to announce that we have partnered up with the NCWIT in the US as part of their universal Alliance!

This partnership will enable Girl Geek Dinners to provide more detailed insights into the IT sector through the research and resources provided by the NCWIT.  The results of the research from NCWIT will ensure that Girl Geek Dinners focuses on key areas that will help to make a difference to women in the US in a structured and formalised manner. Whilst Girl Geek Dinners are informal events we have a key goal of providing support and guidance to our attendees.

In addition free, research-backed NCWIT resources will be available to Girl Geek Dinners members in teh following areas recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women; connections across groups for leveraged actions and ideas; participation in national outreach and awareness campaigns; publicity for local and national efforts; and opportunities for expert speakers and research engagements.

Other alliance partners include:

  • Bank of America Women in Technology & Operations (WIT&O)
  • Brocade Women in Networking (WIN)
  • Coolest Women We Know
  • EDUCAUSE Women in IT Constituent Group
  • Girl Geek Dinners
  • Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)
  • Microsoft Women Employee Resource Group
  • Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering (QWISE)
  • She’s Geeky
  • SIM Women
  • Women @ Intel Network
  • Women& Hi Tech

We look forward to working with these partners to provide additional support and assistance to women around the world and not just in the US. You will find the NCWIT Press Release for this announcement here.

If you have any questions about the NCWIT Alliance please contact:

Jenny Slade, NCWIT, tel: 303.735.6600,  email: jslade@ncwit.org

Sarah Lamb, Girl Geek Dinners, email: sarah@girlgeekdinners.com

Jan 16

22nd Girl Geek Dinner review – WTMNews


WTMNews
22nd Girl Geek Dinner review
WTMNews
Η αίθουσα γέμισε κυρίως από γυναίκες αλλά και άνδρες, που ασχολούνται με την τεχνολογία ή πρόκειται να ασχοληθούν. Την εκδήλωση άνοιξε ο κος Γιώργος Δέτσης, ο οποίος μας έδωσε όλες τις απαραίτητες πληροφορίες για το πώς μπορεί κάποιος να κάνει το δικό

Jan 06

i går Arbeidsgivere slåss om sjeldne datajenter – Dagens Næringsliv

i går Arbeidsgivere slåss om sjeldne datajenter
Dagens Næringsliv
Susanne Robertsen (35) og Line Ånderbakk Olsen (29) er på Girl Geek Dinner. Foto: Robert S. Eik Bare 15 prosent av IT-studentene er damer. Vi dro på middag for jentenerder. –Jeg må si jeg er litt rørt over å se så mange it-damer, og er veldig spent på

Dec 13

Natale 2011: Girl Geek Christmas no tech no party – Blogosfere (Blog)

Natale 2011: Girl Geek Christmas no tech no party
Blogosfere (Blog)
E così dopo essere stata a Merano per il Ponte dell'Immacolata prossima tappa Catania dove tra una breve consumazione di cannoli all'ombra del liotru sarò presenta all'evento delle Girl Geek Dinner Sicilia in qualità di speaker.

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