Oct 30

Upcoming Event: Wikipedia Editing Day, Sunday 23rd November, SpacePortX

Manchester Girl Geeks & Wikimedia UK present an introduction to editing Wikipedia

SpacePortX 24-26 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1DZ [Map]
10am-4pm, Sunday 23th November
Tickets £4 with lunch included – get your ticket here

Cakeipedia, from our previous event

We cannot guarantee there will be Wikipedia cake at this event. But there will be lunch, tea and cake.

Practically everyone uses the free encyclopaedia to find out about the world – but have you ever tried adding to it?

Women are sorely under-represented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and we aim to shift the balance.

Helpers from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will be on hand to help you learn and develop editing skills.

There will be support on hand for beginners and for those who already have some editing experience.

If you’re new to wiki editing, trainers will be on hand take you through the basics of logging in and editing, as well as give you some ideas of how to contribute.

If you attended our event last year, or you already done some editing, there’ll be a an area where you can get stuck in and get help on more advanced topics.

Feel free to bring along your favourite sources and add to the body of knowledge together.

The day runs from 10am-4pm, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Get your ticket here

What to bring:

  • A laptop / computer, on which to edit; if you don’t have one you can bring, please get in touch beforehand and we can sort something out.
  • Reference materials on topics you’d like to write about, such as books, papers or journals (optional).

Oct 29

Girl Geek Friendly Events: A woman’s place..?

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

Women’s Careers in Science: A woman’s place..?

Venue: Lancaster University

Time: Wednesday 12 November 2014, 1000-1600

Hurdles still exist for women who wish to further their careers in science, both in industry and academia. This event aims to bring together the latest research and showcase the best practice from both sectors, with a range of speakers and workshops.

The programme will include talks by Professor Haifa Takruri-Rizk (University of Salford), Dr Valerie Bevan (Lancaster University) and others, as well as interactive workshops by Athena SWAN and unconscious bias expert Lara Warmelink.

Anyone with an interest in promoting women’s careers in science, whether in an industrial or an academic setting should attend this event. Lunch is provided and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking.

Book tickets

 

Oct 28

Code Club Pro coming to the South West

Code Club Pro logoHave you heard of Code Club? They’re a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11, they’ve been going for a couple of academic years now and are now branching out to offer training courses and resources for primary school teachers to help them teach the new computing curriculum.

Robot children dancingSince September, the curriculum for primary school children covers coding, however lots of teachers don’t have much experience in this area  – this is where Code Club Pro (and hopefully you!) come in.  Code Club Pro has a goal to improve access to training, so that teachers can feel confident and excited about delivering the new computing curriculum.  They’re trying to achieve this by recruiting volunteers with programming skills and an understanding of core computer science concepts who can deliver their ready made training sessions to local teachers.

Volunteers will be given training to get them up to speed with the new computing curriculum and to equip them with the skills they need to deliver the provided materials in an engaging and accessible way.

On 12th November, Code Club Pro will be running training for tech volunteers in St Austell – so if you’d be interested in signing up, take a look at what’s involved at http://www.codeclubpro.org/become-a-trainer and contact Code Club Pro directly.

Let us know how you get on, at least one Exeter Girl Geek has attended the training, so if you want to get some feedback on what it’s like, email us at exeter@girlgeekdinners.com and we’ll put you in touch!

 

 

Oct 22

Pizza night at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Museum

Tomorrow night (October 23), we’re delighted to have Michelle Baker speak to the group. Michelle is an Advisor at Office of Film and Literature Classification, where she runs the Office’s websites, social media, and handles all manner of inquiries from people. Her super power is falling asleep pretty much anywhere, especially in movie theatres (but not when she’s watching them for work). Movies, dinosaurs and karaoke are some of her favourite things.

Her talk is titled “What the **** – a brief tour through New Zealand’s censorship history”

The media which our society produces and consumes has always been cause for debate about the effects, positive or negative (though more often than not focussing on the negative), on its audience. From the influence of the written word on perceptions of religion and politics, to the concerns over films chipping away at society’s moral fibre, to the debates over whether video games make people violent – the media, who accesses it and who stops them has been a constantly evolving and ongoing story both in New Zealand and around the world.

What our society deems to be okay – and not – is reflected in the way films, books and other publications are classified. New Zealand has had film censorship legislation since 1916, and there have been some interesting (and occasionally odd) decisions assigned to various things over the last nine or so decades. Do you know about the unusual (and unique) decision assigned to the 1967 film Ulysses? Why was a book of rugby songs banned? Just how many drink cans have been classified in New Zealand? Come on a brief tour of some of the highlights (or lowpoints?) of New Zealand’s censorship history.

For tickets, check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-wellington-girl-geek-pizza-dinner-tickets-13596997987 . Hope to see you there!

Oct 21

Universitetet i Stavanger – arnested for Girl Geeks?

I November blir det Girl Geek Dinner på Universitetet – nærmere bestemt onsdag 5 november fra 17.30 til 20.30.

Det er lagt opp til et spennende program der først Strategi- og kommunikasjonsdirektør Anne Selnes starter med å fortelle historien om de første ti årene til UiS. Deretter skal professor Kjersti Engan snakke om signal-og bildebehandling av medisinske data, Dr.Ing Merethe Madlan fra det nasjonale IOR senteret skal snakke om fortsettelsen av Olje-eventyret, og Toril Nag fra Lyse skal snakke om hvordan samarbeid mellom UiS og næringslivet gir geeky innovasjon

Og ikke minst – Kjersti Engan skal demonstrere NAO roboten – en humanoid robot laget for forskning.

Dont miss it!. 
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Møtet finner sted hos Universitetet i Stavanger, Arne Rettedals hus,
Kjell Arholmsgt. 41, Stavanger, i rom Ø-110. Og som vanlig blir det servering og mingling.

Påmelding legges ut ca en uke før arrangementet. Følg med på vår FB side!

Oct 19

Girl Geek Friendly Event – Ladies who code

to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

A Witching Night

Venue: ThoughtWorks – 26th Floor City Tower Piccadilly Plaza

Time: 27 October, 7pm

Are you a lady? Do you code? Are you searching for a similar bunch of ladies to meet and discuss code with? If so this is the group for you. They meet monthly to hear talks from leaders in the field and hack whilst developing your code-fu in the process.

What if I don’t code?

We are going to be discussing some pretty in-depth, geeky stuff. If you are not deterred by that and are still really excited about coming, you’re more than welcome.

This month they are putting on a Halloween themed evening. It will be very eeeks-citing, not just because of the fun theme but also cause we have a great talk lined up for you. Our spook-tacular speaker for the night is Karen Pudner from the BBC and Manchester Girl Geeks.

Meetup Page

Oct 16

Girl Geek Friendly Event – Mega Menger

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

Manchester Science Festival – Distributed Fractal Build

Venue: Museum of Science and Industry

Time: 25 – 26th October 2014,

The MegaMenger may be the largest fractal ever built, made out of over a million business cards and encompassing the entire Earth.

A Menger Sponge is a three-dimensional fractal, which can be made by taking a cube and cutting out a square section through the centre in each of the three directions; then each of the resulting smaller cubes is cut out in the same way, and so on until you’ve removed infinitely many pieces. So each Menger Sponge is made from twenty identical-but-smaller Menger Sponges. This results in an object which has zero volume but infinite surface area!

As a distributed fractal project, twenty Menger Sponge cubes will be in different cities around the world. These twenty level-three Menger Sponges around the planet would then form a distributed level-four sponge, the largest ever made out of business cards. The Museum of Science and Industry will be hosting builds on both the 25th and 26th so come along if you’d like to help out!

Website – click on the map for details

Oct 16

Second edition of Girl Geek Dinners Kampala was held at Fairway hotel & Spa

The enthusiasm and passion that women have to join the technology industry was visibly evident during the Second Edition of the Girl Geek Dinners, Kampala chapter on 1st August, 2014 at Hotel Fairway.

The evening was sponsored by Airtel and ThoughtWorks.

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The event was mostly attended by students and employed women. It created a safe environment where women could share, interact and learn from each other. With Ampaire Christine as the MC, the ladies had smiles on their faces through the entire event. The ladies had a number of expectations which I believe were met by the end of event.

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The first speaker of the day was Ann Mwangi who spoke about her life as the programming mother. The talk detailed most of the thoughts, fears and apprehensions that women have while making career choices. How will they balance work and family. Ann spoke of her experience as a programming mother, which was was quite heartfelt. It encouraged women to look at the role as any other – life will always come with challenges.

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A representative from Airtel, one of the event’s sponsors, spoke and commended the women for the passion that they toward technology. She was so proud in her speech as she raised praise toward the ladies that there are already in the tech space and the differences that they have made.

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The next talk was given by Emily Namugaanyi. Her talk was entitled “3 Things You Should Not Do While Coding”. She spoke of three concepts that should be adopted by developers such that they can have maintainable, and readable code. These include: Don’t Repeat Yourself, Express Intent, and Tell, Don’t Ask.

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ThoughtWorks which was one of the two Sponsors of the Second Edition of Girl Geek Dinners and had a chance to speak at the event – Gayathri Rao gave an insight of ThoughtWorks.

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The event was crowned with a panel discussion which was facilitated by Ann Mwangi; the panelists were Lynn Asiimwe a Software Developer at Access Mobile, Katy Rowett a Client Principal at ThoughtWorks, Patricia Alexandra Nankubuge a Business Analyst at ThoughtWorks, and Amanda Wise a UX Designer at ThoughtWorks.

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The women were given a chance to ask the panelists questions and were allowed to express some of their pressing issues.

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The event was attend by a total of 80 women. It was FANTASTIC!

 

For those few hours, #GGDKampala dominated the Twitter world.

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Oct 16

Her er finalistene til Årets Girl Geek 2014!

26. november deler Girl Geek Dinner i Norge ut prisen Årets Girl Geek 2014. Juryen vil gjerne høre hvem som er din favoritt før det endelige valget tas!

Les mer her: http://bit.ly/åretsgirlgeek_finalister

 

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Oct 12

Girl Geek Friendly Events: Barclays CoderDojo

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

Special GIRLS ONLY CoderDojo as part of Girls Allowed!

Venue: Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke

Time: Sunday, 26 October 2014 from 10:00 to 14:00

CoderDojo is a not for profit business set up  to basically get kids interested in Coding and IT from a really young age as there is serious lack of children turning to IT as a career of choice. It gives them the opportunity to learn how to develop apps, code, develop games, develop websites etc. It’s almost like a free after school club for kids but it’s held on a Sunday.

  • Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will stay with the child for the duration of the CoderDojo (there is a separate breakout area if required).
  • The children need to bring a laptop.
  • Lunch is provided

The sessions will be led by local technology enthusiasts (including mentors from Barclays and CoderDojo) in an open learning environment that fosters creativity and the act of playing with technology.

This is a wonderful opportunity for children to engage in a healthy way with technology, surrounded by the family in a technology employer’s setting, challenged by exciting ideas such as developing their own computer game or building an app for their phone.

Book tickets

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

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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.

Jan 21

Girl Geek Dinners Google Community Group

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

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

Dec 29

Thanks For A Great 2012!

Portland Girl Geek

Dinners is looking forward to an even better 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10

Innovation in Giving Fund Christmas Celebration Event

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

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

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

Event Details:

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


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


 








 



Sep 18

UK: Calling all cyber security girl geeks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook page

@cyberchallenge

Apr 30

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

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

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

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

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

Ms Madi Sharma

madi@madi.uk.com

madi.csi@hotmail.com

00 447885306711

Twitter: @MadiSharma1

Apr 26

Girl Geek Dinners on International Girls in ICT Day!

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 30

Women in Engineering Forum – Birmingham, 27th April 2012

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

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


Event details

Mar 30

Mentor required in Cape Town

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

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

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

Local Mentor? Yes

Time required for mentoring: Weekly

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

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

Mar 18

Agenda Digitale: ecco il documento ufficiale

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

al 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.

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