Jun 09

GGD #61 “Cycling fast and loose”

We are pleased to announce a talk from Kate Ross-Smith this month from OVO.  On the green topic its all about cycling and sounds like it will be truly engaging.

We also have  Monika Radycliffe from setsquared along to tell you a bit about OSCA the startup accelerator, which they are encouraging women to also apply and get involved with http://www.setsquared.co.uk/news/201701/setsquared-supporting-oracle-startup-cloud-accelerator-launching-bristol

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Kate is an engineer who is most proud of her ability to be geeky about absolutely anything (even cool things). She’s given talks on subjects such as how she hand-built her own surf board from components sourced within 50 miles, to how to program machine learning algorithms to help you choose a chocolate bar. Being passionate about Bristol and the city’s love of cycling, for this talk she’s going to share some tips and tricks from her knowledge and experience as a qualified bike mechanic. Taking a brief but deep dive into bike design and fit, she hopes to give you some tips to make any ride that little bit easier, faster, and more comfortable!

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).

When

Wednesday 14th  June 6.30/7  – 9pm

Where

The food and hosting is kindly sponsored by OVO Energy based at

10 Temple Back (2nd floor)

Bristol

BS1 6FL

Directions to OVO Energy
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Jun 05

Nye samarbeid og trusler utenfra – #Fintech

Torsdag 4. mai var det igjen duket for en Girl Geek Dinner. Denne gangen var vi hos DNB på Solsiden.

Fra bank til teknologibedrift?
Rigmor Bråthen kan fortelle at DNB består av i overkant 700 mennesker.

– Vi er et teknologiselskap, der mobilen er foretrukket plattform, sier hun.

Bråthen forteller videre at fremgangen for Vipps har vært enorm. I motsetning til Facebook som ble en hit på et år, brukte Vipps 14 dager. Hun legger ikke skjul på at det derimot er en tøffere kamp om kundene. Her legger hun til at all forretningsutvikling er teknologi-bestemt.

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Ina Østensjø, som ser på seg selv som en Vipps-dame i stedet for en bankdame kan fortelle at Vipps er eid av 106 banker i Norge.

Vipps har en kjennskap på norsk befolkning på hele 95 %.

I begynnelsen av lanseringen overhørte Ina to jenter snakke om det å vippse hverandre penger.

– Vi har ikke blitt bare en app, vi lanserte et nytt verb for den norske befolkning, sier hun.

Vipps har i dag 2,4 millioner brukere. Og startet med en funksjonalitet – å sende penger.

Nå i dag har den flere funksjoner, blant annet Vipps Go. Vipps blir brukt i omtrent 30 000 lag og foreninger, og her blir den brukt til blant annet vaffel-salg. Vipps Go skal finnes i 10 000 butikker over hele Norge.

18301707_1145506195595365_146614678893515169_nHun forteller videre at plattform er den vanskeligste jobb-plattformen. Man har konkurrenter på alle kanter, blant annet har Messenger gjort det slik at man kan spille spill og sende penger igjennom appen. Man har i tillegg flere forskjellige valg å ta om hvilke apper man vil ha. Som et eksempel på betalingsapper har vi AliPay, PayPal og Vipps.

– Kundeopplevelsen er alt, og det er det som får folk til å gå tilbake til appen, sier hun.

Og skal vi tro dem rett, gjør de en god jobb da Vipps ligger på 15. plass på Google Play. De utvikler appen stadig og personaliseres for å gjøre slik at brukerne ikke stikker fra appen.

– Målet vårt er at brukerne skal gå innom appen tre ganger om dagen, i stedet for tre ganger i uka, sier Ina.

18301156_1145447028934615_5000225846308590409_nBlockchain og bistand
Den humanitære krisen øker og det er et stort behov for å øke responsen på nødhjelp. For å få til mer hjelp har Noreps tatt i bruk teknologi som kobler på norsk næringsliv.

Målet her er å nå flere med mindre penger, med en såkalt cash-programming som går ut på å gi hjelp på finansiell inkludering. Der alle flyktninger får et VISA-kort for å gå ut og handle, det gir en verdighet blant flyktningene og vil gi mindre forurensing.

– Det er 25 år på en gjennomsnitlig flyktningleir, så mange lever store deler av livet på disse leirene, sier hun.

Før 2020 vil 25 % gå til dette.

– Med blockchain forsvinner mye av korrupsjonen. Vi ønsker en felles forståelse, sier hun.

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Sist på programmet hadde vi PSD2. Her ble vi satt i grupper for å diskutere fremtiden til bankenes digitale løsninger. Mange løsninger kom frem, og mye latter var tilstede.

May 10

GGD #60 “Detecting misleading data visualisations”, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem

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Bio:

Tamara is a User Experience Designer. She works in London at Scott Logic, a UK-based consultancy, on projects ranging from trading applications, to data analytics platforms, financial management tools, and Intranets.

She has also worked in Beirut, and New York designing desktop and mobile web and native applications for clients in e-commerce, healthcare and retail. You can follow her blog posts on Medium and on her company blog and connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Data visualisation helps to breathe life into raw data. At its best it can uncover hidden truths and publicize them to a wider audience. However, the misuse of data visualisation, whether intended or not, can mislead users and hide information from them. Also, choosing the wrong type of visualisation for your chosen data can undermine your message and the power of the data you have collected. In her presentation “Detecting misleading data visualisations”, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem identifies examples of where data has been presented in a form that is, whether intentionally or not, misleading. She talks about how to detect such visualisations and how to avoid making these errors in our own work.

Where

This is kindly being hosted by Scott Logic 25 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4PB

Bristol

When

6.30 for 7 – 9pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sign Up

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) here Girlgeekdinners Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/.

 

Apr 29

VR og AR – den nye virkeligheten

27. april samlet 60 damer og 10 modige menn seg på Girl Geek Dinner Trondheims arrangement “VR og AR – den nye virkeligheten”. Vertsbedrift denne gangen var Nordbohus  – den første boligbyggeren med huskatalog i VR. Alle deltakerne fikk sitt eget sett med papp VR-briller og første utfordring var å sette disse sammen. VR visning av fremtidens bolig var neste på menyen.. IMG_6011

 

Etter en nydelig hjortegryte og Trondheimsfjordens solnedgang inn vinduet var det duket for første foredrag: Fra notech, via lowtech til hightech. Stian Moursund, markedsjef i Nordbohus ga oss en innføring i bedriften.Stian Morsund innleder om Nordbohus Deretter var det duket for Rita Einevoll, Arkitekt i Nordbohus. Hun fortalte oss hvordan to år på masterstudier i arkitekt på NTNU ga store forventninger til opplæring i de heftigste nye teknologiverktøyene, men at de hele ble dratt ned til de gode idèene som man gjerne får på en joggetur, i badekaret eller på spinningsykkelen. Disse ble skriblet ned på et papir i flere versjoner. Debattert i grupper, før man gikk over til en fysisk prototype. Foreløpig lite tech. For arkitekten er romfølelse og detaljer lett å visualisere seg, men for brukeren blir det fort abstrakt selv med en fysisk prototype. IMG_6015

Stian fortalte oss videre hvordan folk på leting etter drømmehuset hadde vanskelig for å forestille seg hvordan boligen skulle bli ved bruk av plantegninger i 2D. Til og med hvor inngangsdøra var er ikke opplagt. Et skravert område ble på plantegningen ble tolket som en trapp, mens det skulle forestille et klesskap. Med 3D-plantegninger løste de mye, men ikke alt. Deres mest populære hus har høy himling i stua. Det illustrerer ikke plantegningen godt nok, så da huskjøperne fikk på seg VR-brillene og ble bedt om å ta en kikk opp i taket ble det noe helt annet. Nordbohus vil fortsette å være nysgjerrig på hvordan ny teknologi kan brukes som virkemiddel for å gi kjøperen drømmeboligen.

IMG_6023Men hva er egentlig VR og AR? Vi hentet inn Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, førsteamanuensis ved institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring på NTNU. VR står for virtuell virkelighet. VR er altoppslukende i motsetning til AR og MR (som står for utvidet og blandet virkelighet) som legger grafikk oppå den virkeligheten du og jeg opplever. Ekaterina ga oss et humoristisk blikk på hvordan VR kan brukes i de mange fasene i livet. Hun har hatt alt fra små barn og besteforeldre til toppidrettsutøvere, Trondheims Ordfører og Kronprinsen til å prøve hennes VR-briller. VR er en teknologi hvor kvinnene har meldt seg på banen. Det finnes en app for VR-lønnsforhandlingstrening, VR scenario mot seksuelle overgrep, kvinner i fødestua opplever mindre smerter ved å bruke VR, og smertene ved bekkenløsning opplevde Ekaterina selv forsvant når hun bruke oppmerksomheten på å skyte zombier i VR. Her er to eksempler på hva teknologien kan brukes til: videokonferansing og i musikk. Nå har hun startet eget nettverk for kvinner i VR/AR i Norge. Meld deg inn her.
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Neste taler ut var Louise Helliksen. Hun jobber som senior digital konsulent hos Sopra Steria. Selskapet som nylig vant Oda-Nettverks pris for beste selskap. Sopra Steria har jobbet sammen med Oslo Universitetssykehus for å se på hvordan Microsoft HoloLens, en AR-brille, kan være et verktøy for kirurgene som skal operere. Et barns hjerte kan være så lite som en valnøtt. Ved å importere bilder fra alle vinkler får man en 3D modell av dette hjertet som et hologram som flere leger og kirurger kan se på sammen. De kan også gjøre det større og dra delene fra hverandre for å finne ut hvor det lurest å starte et snitt. Mer om teknologien her.

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Arrangementskomitèen takk for Nordbohus for et flott arrangement. Ryktene sier at de har flere ledige stillinger..

Foto: Maren Solem Helgemo

Arrangementskomitè: Kristina Brend, Hilde Amundsen, Tine Hunt, Louise Helliksen, Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Maren Solem Helgemo, Marte Engelsåstrø

Apr 11

GGD #59 An introduction to Womens Tech hub ~ Bristol

Great news!! – Bristol girlgeekdinners has just had an invitation to be sponsored by Bloomberg at the ACCU event at the Marriot on Wednesday 26th April. Due to the short timescale to get a speaker we have decided to do a formal presentation from the Womens Tech hub ~ Bristol.
We’ve been expanding quickly and believe this will be a great opportunity to explain who we all are to the Womens tech group, what we have been doing, what we have in the planning and what our long term goals are.
We would also appreciate your input and ideas as we’ve set it up to support the women tech groups as well as the individual members within them.
We hope to see you there – please bring along any male colleagues to this one that may be interested in support etc as womens tech hub is about also speaking to the tech industry to improve diversity.

Find thebasic  event details on the girlgeekdinners meetup (women only) https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/events/239139245/ or the womens tech hub meetup (gender neutral) https://www.meetup.com/Womens-Tech-Hub-Bristol/events/239139328/

We will update the event with full details once we have set it up – for womens tech hub details http://wthub.org email us if you have any questions or suggestions on info@wthub.org

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Mar 19

Next meeting and also Womens Tech Hub Diversity? event announced

Hi All
 
We are taking an easter break next month but have pencilled in a date with scottlogic for the month after. They are being Uber supportive about getting women back into tech and are really great sponsors. We will find some suitable candidates for speaking – the last two were brilliant and it was a really fun event so we are sure this one will be too.
 
We will let you know more when we get the details
 
Many thanks for all your continued support for the groups
 
Constance and Serrie
to sign up (you need to join but its free) https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/events/238541479/
and …..
Womens Tech Hub ~ Bristol have announced a Diversity event on 24th June at the watershed in Bristol – see the holding page here …
http://www.wthub.org/diversity2017/
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Mar 15

“Digital Fashion Revolution” in collaborazione con Women4Digital #staytuned 28.04.17

Woman4digital con GGGDTicino in collaborazione con NetComm Suisse presenta il suo primo evento “Digital Fashion Revolution”.

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L’evento nasce per dare continuità ad all’evento “Fashion & Technology” delle GGGDTicino che aveva portato al Lido di Lugano oltre 160 persone.

La rivoluzione digitale si manifesta anche nella comunicazione visiva, avremo modo durante questo evento di presentare le innovazioni nel campo della ricerca e produzione di nuovi filati, tessuti e stampe.

Incontreremo artisti, imprenditori che s’incontrano per dare vita ad un’altra forma di arte. Parleremo di marketing e tecnologia e di come la rivoluzione digitale ha cambiato l’utilizzo delle immagini e della grafica.

Con questo nostro evento vogliamo dire alle donne, alle mamme, alle giovani: “hai un sogno, esiste la possibilità di realizzarlo e noi vi facciamo vedere che si può tramite delle testimonianze importanti”.

L’idea è di fare incontrare giovani talenti con aziende e loro colleghi che sono riusciti a realizzare i loro progetti, di creare empowerment, di sviluppare e potenziare risorse in coloro che hanno un sogno, ma non sanno come renderlo concreto.

Tutto questo con lo splendido sfondo di un luogo incantevole, nella cornice del lago di Lugano.

Un evento con una peculiarità … per la prima volta le protagoniste saranno le donne e lo saranno fino in fondo; un parterre di donne relatrici per la nostra “Digital Fashion & Revolution” ed è già una rivoluzione.

Vi aspettiamo, non mancate il 28 aprile 2017, alle ore 12.00  presso “Pane e Zucchero”.

L’iscrizione comprende uno standing lunch con panini al latte farciti (vegetariani & bresaola), mousse di ricotta e dressing al pesto, mini parmigiane, alzate con mignon misti, macedonia di frutta mista, pizze vari gusti, olive verdi, tocchetti di grana, salame paesano e caffè espresso.

Affrettatevi ad iscrivere, per questioni logistiche i posti sono limitati a 30: iscrizioni 

 

 

Mar 05

Columbia’s First Girl Geek Dinner

Calling all Columbia Girl Geeks to The Iron Yard on Tuesday, February 21st from 6 to 9 for dinner, drinks and a look at different career paths in technology! Click here to register.

We’ll kick the evening off with a panel interview covering stories from women in technology from around Columbia, SC. Questions from the audience are welcome.

The established panel includes:

Mi Sou Hood – CIO SC DHEC

Carol Wallace – AVP Systems Production Support for BCBSSC

Moderated by Amelia Hough-Ross – Deputy CTO for Companion Data Services

We are raffling off a Kindle Fire, so join us for food and leave with some new friends!

The night’s agenda looks like this….
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Registration, food & drink, networking
6:45pm – 7:45 pm: Technology Panel
7:45pm – 8:00pm: Questions from the audience
8:00pm – 8:45pm: Networking

Where is The Iron Yard? Click here for directions!

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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

Aug 01

PDX GGD is on the Move!

We apologize for the radio silence!

Portland Girl Geek Dinners is on the move and looking to take PDX GGD on the road!

In the coming months, PDX GGD is looking to explore opportunities to encourage viagra sans ordonnance more females of all ages to explore STEM related interests.  Portland Girl Geek Dinners is hoping to host events in other parts of the State and sponsors events and workshops for K-12 students!

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, please let us know!

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

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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.

Mar 02

Get involved!

Portland Girl Geek Dinners needs you!

 

Portland Girl Geek

Dinners is growing and we are looking for more volunteers!

 

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We’re looking for help in a variety of areas, opportunities include but aren’t limited to vardenafil levitra the following;
  • Volunteer Speakers
  • Sponsor & Venue Coordination
  • Event Assistance
  • Community Outreach
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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

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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

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