Aug 25

Meld deg på her: DNB – teknologi og banking

Vi har nå åpnet påmeldingen til arrangementet hos DNB onsdag den 2. september klokken 18:00.


Aug 23

GGTP #55 Girl Geek Iced Tea Party

Sunday 20th September 2-4pm, The Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street


Materials scientist and nanochemist Dr Suze Kundu is coming to run a hands-on materials science workshop, and the theme will be all things frozen! We’re calling it a Girl Geek Iced Tea Party, because we love puns. From supercooled substances to snowmen that never melt, it will definitely be very, very cool. More details will be confirmed shortly.

As always, we’ll have our usual tea, coffee and cakes, and if you feel inspired by the theme to bake something frosty-themed (snowflake shaped biscuits? fridge cake?) feel free to bring it along.

We’re back at MMU’s The Shed, which is on Chester Street (opposite Nando’s, just off Oxford Road where the BBC used to be). The venue is wheelchair accessible, and if you have any other access needs please get in touch.

Click here to book your place – tickets £4

Aug 14

DNB hosts this falls first Girl Geek Dinners meeting – 2nd of September

Banking and technology! How very geeky! September the 2nd at 6pm – at DnB Stavanger

Nina Hareide-Larsen er utdannet innen medievitenskap og musikk, og har ledet enheten for sosiale medier i finanskonsernet DNB siden starten. Fra begynnelsen i juni 2010 og frem til i dag har DNB bygget opp den største kommersielle Facebook-siden i Norge, og blitt en betydelig aktør innen sosial kommunikasjon. Gjennom opprettelsen av plattformen DNB Feed har banken raskt fått til en bred distribusjon av innhold som kundene i DNB setter pris på, og vant nylig pris for beste arbeid innen innholdsmarkedsføring i Norge.

Når Nina kommer til GGD i september vil hun fortelle hvorfor banken jobber mer og mer som et mediehus, hvordan de gjør det og hvordan det gir resultater. Og ikke minst; hvorfor det er bra for kundene.



Jul 31

GGTP #54: Girl Geek Dinners Turns 10!

This August is the 10th Birthday of the Girl Geek Dinner organisation and to celebrate, Manchester Girl Geeks is throwing a party! Come and join us for party games, good company, and celebratory cake.

We’ll be at out old haunt MadLab, on Edge Street, from 2-6pm on Sunday 16th August. We’ll have a space for people to do short ‘show-and-tell’ style talks, games to play (hopefully retro consoles, classic party games and some board games too!), prizes to win and plenty of cool people to hang out with. We’ll also be making a video to send to the other GGD groups, of our favourite Girl Geek moments from throughout the years.

We’ll be on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible, and if you have any special dietary requirements or other access needs, please get in touch.

To book your place, visit

Jul 30

August 2015 Meetup

Our next event will be held on August 13th in the Science Gallery from 6pm – 8pm and sponsored by Idiro. Clare Curtin and Krithika Ramanarayanan will be speaking at the event.
Idiro Analytics Logo Jan 2015


Social Network Analysis (SNA)  is the study of groups and the behaviour of individuals within those groups. Using SNA we can identify which of your customers are influencers and which customers are likely to be influenced to churn or purchase a new product/ service.


About Speakers

Clare Curtin

Analytical Solutions Manager – responsible for building, maintaining and managing sound relationships with current and prospective channel partners. Heading sales of Idiro’s solutions and services to prospective customers.


Talk: Idiro Analytics & SNA

An introduction to Idiro Analytics and the different flavours of analytics that we work with. SNA and General analytics will be explained and also a little bit about Idiro’s culture as well.


Krithika Ramanarayanan

Business Intelligence Consultant – consulting on all aspects of data management and predictive analytics. Passionate about spreading data knowledge and about travelling the world.


Talk: Data – the BIG and small of it!

A brief but entertaining talk introducing people to what data analytics/business intelligence is all about.

Jul 20

Speaker list for tomorrow night & prizes!

We are pretty excited about our speaker line up for tomorrow night. It’s going to be jam packed full of awesomeness.

Our speakers for tomorrow night will be:

  • Carina C. Zona
  • Estelle Weyl
  • Megan Bowra Dean
  • Sarah Mei

They have amazing talks but if you can’t wait you can find their bio’s on the WDCNZ website here.

Tickets will shut down tonight at 10pm and we’ll operate a waitlist for any cancellations. This is so we can get final numbers for our dinner.

We also have a heap of prizes thanks to some amazing companies – see you all tomorrow!

Jul 19

Speaker announcement – Carina C. Zona

We’d like to announce one of our speakers for our dinner on Tuesday. Carina C. Zona who is from the WDCNZ event will be speaking and below is information and a bio on Carina.

Many programming conferences still launch with speaker lineups that are comprised exclusively of men.  There’s been growing focus on the problem. Good start! Yet even among conferences that invest a lot of effort into increasing gender diversity, having women account for 20% of attendees is considered a rare and boast-worthy accomplishment. It’s not enough.

Conference speaking opens up exciting career opportunties, expands professional networks, and can be a pathway to substantially higher salary. Its crucial to make space for people are underrepresented in the profession and at the podium. Our perspectives are missing from conversations that urgently need new thought leaders’ voices.

In 2013, Carina C. Zona founded CallbackWomen with a mission of bringing more tech women into conference speaking. She’ll be discussing what CallbackWomen does, what it takes for conferences to meaningfully increase gender diversity at the podium, and how tech women can step into the spotlight as speakers.


Carina C. Zona is a San Francisco-based developer, speaker, and community manager. She’s spoken at more than 20 Ruby, Python, JavaScript, and PHP conferences around the world. She is the founder of CallbackWomen, which is on a mission to bring more tech women into conference speaking. Carina reads 800+ programming conferences’ calls for proposals (CFPs) per year.  As member of program committees for Fluent Conference and OSCON, she had evaluated hundreds of speaking proposals.

Jul 12

GGTP #53: Coding Picnic


Click here to book your place – tickets £2

Sunday 26th July, ResponseTap, Furness House, Furness Quay, Salford Quays

On Sunday July 26th, we’ll be getting together with our lovely 2015-16 sponsors ResponseTap for a coding workshop tea party extravaganza. There’ll be separate strands for Java and Python, with stuff for beginners as well as more advanced programmers.

ResponseTap are based in Furness House at Salford Quays – a short walk from the Metrolink, (full directions on the booking page).

This event is suitable for ages 12 and over. As with all our events, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please see our notes on accessibility for details.

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Jul 09

Girl Geek Friendly Events – Wiki Edit Day

Wikipedia editathon

Venue: Catalyst, Widnes

Time: Saturday 8 August 10:00am-4:30pm

Been to a Girl Geeks Wiki Edit day? If you did go and loved it or if you just want to have a go at wikipedia editing there will be an editathon held at Catalyst, a hands-on museum of science and the chemical industry, in Widnes, Cheshire. It will be hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Wikipedian in Residence, Andy Mabbett. All are welcome, but places are limited and so booking is required.

The focus will be on chemistry-related topics; including both scientific and non-scientific content (the latter including biographies, for example). You’ll work on Wikipedia, but also sister projects including Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource and others.

If you’ve never done it before don’t fear, assistance will be available for new editors.

More info

Jul 06

Gli artisti di FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0, Martina Roberts, textile designer

Fra gli artisti partecipanti a FLOORS FOR ARTISTS-#F0, Martina Roberts, textile designer che dà voce ad un’immaginario interiotre con forme astratte.

Nel post breve biografia ed alcune sue opere. Nata a Torbay (UK) nel 1970, vive a Bologna.Si è diplomata in pittura all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna. Martina Roberts nella sua ricerca utilizza prevalentemente disegno e pittura per dare voce  ad un immaginario interiore che anche nelle forme più astratte è riconducibile all’idea di figurazione.

Negli ultimi anni la sua esperienza pittorica si è intrecciata con un background da textile designer che l’ha vista collaborare con stilisti e fashion brands in una continua sperimentazione tra tecniche tradizionali e nuove tecnologie come la pittura digitale e la stampa inject su seta.


Dal 2014 collabora con Giovanna Sarti al progetto internazionale Drawings Storage, presentato al Goethe Institut di Bologna nel 2015 nella mostra Disegni scelti dall’archivio e tra gli altri eventi la Biennale Disegno Rimini nel 2014 dove ha partecipato come artista.
Recentemente ha pubblicato un testo su Vanessa Bell per il progetto The History of painting revisited, iniziato da Katrin Plavcak, Caro Bittermann, Claudia Zweifel.
Nel 2014 ha partecipato alla mostra Il buco dentro agli occhi o il punto dietro la testa nella rassegna Selvatico, curata da Massimiliano Fabbri, Museo Luigi Varoli di Cotignola (RA).
Nel 2012 è stata selezionata da Matthias Harder  per “100 Curators 100 Days”, Saatchi Gallery online. Ha esposto nella Galleria Nazionale di Cosenza (2011) per  “La Formazione dell’Uno”. Nel 2010 è presente in due mostre dedicate alla poetessa Alda Merini “Ascolta il passo breve delle cose” e “Viaggio nella poesia di Alda Merini”, Fondazione Mudima e Biblioteca Sormani, Milano. Nel 2009 la mostra personale ” Flowers”, Galleria Vertigo, Cosenza e la collettiva “Il festino degli Dei”, Galleria Open Space, Catanzaro. Nel 1997 espone in “Umano Troppo Umano” a cura di Maura Pozzati, Studio Ercolani, Bologna.



nata nel 1970 a Torbay (UK), vive a Bologna

Si è diplomata in pittura all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna.


Mostre personali


On Journey, Sala Ayuntamiento Viejo, Calpe (Alicante) ES (agosto)
Pagineadarte, Biblioteca “Maria Gioia”, Cervia

L’immagine e la parola, Libreria Ubik , curata da Franco Gordano e Pier Luigi Pedretti, Cosenza
– Martina Roberts – serena Piccinini, Ina Assitalia, a cura di Caterina Morelli,  Bologna

Flowers, Vertigo – Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza


Mostre collettive


Disegni scelti dall’archivio Drawings Storage 2012-2015, Goethe-Zentrum, Bologna (15 maggio- 15 giugno)
Floors for Artist #F0, a cura di GGD di Parma, Castello di Felino, Parma.
Guglia, a cura di Ghislain Mayaud, Vertigo – Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza


Selvatico.Tre, Museo Luigi Varoli, a cura di Massimiliano Fabbri, Cotignola (RA)

Biennale Disegno Rimini – Cantiere Disegno/Drawings Storage a cura di Giovanna Sarti, Rimini

Drawings Storage, progetto curato da Giovanna Sarti

– Rebirth – Day, installazione allo Spazio Grisù, Ferrara

100 Curators 100 Days, (online) progetto di Rebecca Wilson, Direttrice della Saatchi Gallery, London, selezione di Matthias Harder, curatore della Fondazione Helmut Newton  di Berlino
– La formazione dell’Uno, a cura di Fabio De Chirico, Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano, Vertigo – Centro Internazionale di Arti Visive, Cosenza

La formazione dell’Uno, curata da Fabio de Chirico, Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano, Galleria Nazionale di Cosenza

Concorso Buenos Aires, curato da Francesca Rizzardi, Open Art Milano.

Ascolta il passo breve delle cose, tributo ad Alda Merini, Museo dei Brezzii e degli Enotri,  curata da Franco Gordano, Mimma Pasqua e Cristina Rossi, Cosenza

– Viaggio nella poesia di Alda Merini, curata da Mimma Pasqua, Cristina Rossi, Franco Gordano – Vertigo Arte, Biblioteca Sormani, Milano 2010
– Tornare@itaca, Fondazione Mudima, curata da Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano,  Milano
Tornare@itaca, viaggio nella poesia di Lorenzo Calogero e Alda Merini, Palazzo comunale di Grimaldi, curata da Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano, Cosenza

– La scena dell’incontro, performance teatrale, ITC Teatro, Piazza Santo Stefano, Bologna
Natale a Vertigo, Vertigo – Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza

Tornare@itaca, Museo dei Brezzii e degli Enotri, curata da Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano, Cosenza

– Il festino degli Dei, diciotto sapori d’Artista, curata da Angela Sanna, Open Space, Catanzaro, Vertigo Gallery, Cosenza, Sukiya Gallery , Lamezia Terme

A “Rivocati 63″, Vertigo, Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza
– Exit 4, Studio Pla’, a cura di Monica Miretti e Ass. Culture C. Voltaire, Bologna

In che verso va il mondo, Centro di Poesia Contemporanea, curata da Asa Hagberg-Lundell, p.zza San Domenico  Bologna IT

Arte nel Ghetto, Pla’ Studio, curata da Maria Livia Brunelli, Bologna
En Plain Air, Campo delle Fragole, Bologna

– Umano troppo umano, Studio Ercolani , curata da Maura Pozzati (con Giovanni Manfredini e Antonio Violetta) Bologna IT

– Primaparete, Lions Club, Milano
Invito a leggere per un’esposizione, Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna




Selvatico.Tre, a cura di Massimiliano Fabbri, Bagnacavallo, Fusignano, Cotignola (RA)
La formazione dell’Uno, 150 artisti per l’Unità d’Italia, Galleria Nazionale di Cosenza, Ed. Vertigoarte 2011
Tornare@itaca, Viaggio nella poesia di Lorenzo Calogero e Alda Merini, Museo dei Brezzii e degli Enotri, a cura di Franco Gordano, Mimma Pasqua e Cristina Rossi, Vertigoarte, Cosenza 2010
Tornare@itaca, Museo dei Brezzii e degli Enotri, a cura di Mimma Pasqua e Franco Gordano, Rubettino Editore, Catanzaro 2009

Il festino degli Dei, diciotto sapori d’artista, a cura di Angela Sanna, Fratelli Gigliotti Editori, Cosenza 2009

Exit 4, Studio Pla’, a cura di Monica Miretti e Ass. Culture C. Voltaire, Bologna 2000

Umano troppo umano, Studio Ercolani, a cura di Maura Pozzati, Bologna 1996

Primaparete, Lions Club, Milano 1995

Collaborazione a progetti:

Dal 2014Drawings Storage – archivio di disegni ideato da Giovanna Sarti


2015 – The History of painting revisited, progetto iniziato da Katrin Plavcak, Caro Bittermann, Claudia Zweifel.  by Martina Roberts



Jun 28

London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 10 With a Party!

We’re planning the August London Girl Geek Dinner with Xero so if you’d like to get a ticket when they are released, make sure you are on the closed Google Group!forum/london-girl-geek-dinners – We don’t send many emails to make sure we don’t spam you but we do let you know about tickets so make sure you have email alerts turned on!


Want to sponsor a Girl Geek Dinner? Please get in touch with us and we’ll organise something. LGGD is perfect for recruitment as well as increasing the visibility of your business within this passionate community.


See you in August!



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

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 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: or read out CoC at

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 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

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

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:

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:

Deadline: Thursday, July 31 2014

Questions? E-mail us at


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 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.

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):

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 :

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


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


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.


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:

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

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

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

Register for this event now at :

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:

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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

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:

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.

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:

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:

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!

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