Jan 06

i går Arbeidsgivere slåss om sjeldne datajenter – Dagens Næringsliv

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

Dec 13

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

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

Dec 12

Women entrepreneurs and technologists: a growing community more welcomed here … – Technically Philly


Technically Philly
Women entrepreneurs and technologists: a growing community more welcomed here
Technically Philly
Attendees at a recent local Girl Geek Dinner meetup. Krauss has also taken classes devoted to teaching women how to code, a component of the Philadelphia tech scene she said she believes is really aiding in bringing more women to the community.

Dec 09

Geek Girls Unite! – Huffington Post

Geek Girls Unite!
Huffington Post
At a recent Bay Area Girl Geek dinner hosted by Perforce Software in Alameda, the definition of "girl geek" was more inclusive than ever. From the teenage Cal student simulating Martian life to game developers, from bloggers and new media artists to

Dec 09

Girl Geek Dinners Unite Smart, Funny Women – Huffington Post

Girl Geek Dinners Unite Smart, Funny Women
Huffington Post
At a recent Bay Area Girl Geek dinner hosted by Perforce Software in Alameda, the definition of "girl geek" was more inclusive than ever. From the teenage Cal student simulating Martian life to game developers, from bloggers and new media artists to

and more »

Nov 25

BGGD#47 – Getest & goedgekeurd: uDraw GameTablet – Zoekmachine Marketing Blog (Blog)

BGGD#47 – Getest & goedgekeurd: uDraw GameTablet
Zoekmachine Marketing Blog (Blog)
QueroMedia was benieuwd en een vierkoppige delegatie besloot om deze week naar de 47ste editie van Brussels Girl Geek Dinner te gaan om de uDraw GameTablet uit te testen. De uDraw GameTablet is reeds een echte hit met meer dan anderhalf miljoen

and more »

Nov 23

Večer posvećena samo ženama – Girl Geek Dinner – Nacional

Večer posvećena samo ženama – Girl Geek Dinner
Nacional
U Hrvatskoj se po prvi puta, po uzoru na mnoga Girl Geek Dinners inozemna druženja, okuplja zajednica žena koje vole tehnologiju, inovacije, računarstvo, gadgete, video igre, programiranje ili su jednostavno radoznale i otvorene prema novim

Nov 16

Strasbourg Girl Geek Dinner Event Tonight

This evening Strasbourg Girl Geek Dinners will be holding their very first Girl Geek Dinner event.  The event will take place at 7 pm on the 16th of November at the Salamandre in Strasbourg.

Their partners for this evening are

– Bemac, an official Apple retailer, who will try out Bewee cars;

– Swatch, who will honor us with a (demonstration) of their brand new tactil watch,

– as well as a small mystery guest: a Karotz rabbit.

For this first evening our “godmother” is Claire Harrison, an influent french blog writer, who will explain what makes a  successful and efficient blog.

We will be relaying the whole thing live via twitter. We’re expecting about 200 people, in the bar-restaurant called la salamandre, which will organize a concert for our girls geeks.

Nov 13

‘Smanettone’ della Toscana unitevi Arriva la ‘girl geek dinner’ – La Nazione


La Nazione
'Smanettone' della Toscana unitevi Arriva la 'girl geek dinner'
La Nazione
L'appuntamento per le 'smanettone' della Toscana è il 19 novembre, per una girl geek dinner, (la quinta nella nostra regione): sulla tavola pane, vino e informatica. Tema della serata, il 'travel blogging', l'ultima novità nel campo dell'informazione

Oct 14

La second life delle donne come reinventarsi in rete – La Repubblica


La Repubblica
La second life delle donne come reinventarsi in rete
La Repubblica
A promuovere l'iniziativa patrocinata dalla Provincia e ospitata da “Officine Tech”, il periodo delle Minganti dedicato alle nuove tecnologie, sono le associazioni Girl Geek Dinner e Donne Pensanti insieme al blog Articolo37 con il proposito di aiutare

Oct 14

Event: Community Discount on Mozilla Festival Tickets

GirlyGeekdom and Girl Geek Dinners are delighted to offer our members and readers the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the Mozilla Festival which is happening from the 4th -6th November 2011.  All you need to do is select the “student/partner community member” option. Being part of our community gives you the discount! How awesome is that!

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A big chunk (1/3) of the people signed up already fall into these two categories. But they need even more developers and designers to add rocket fuel for the Festival’s roster of design challenges and hack sprints.

http://mozillafestival.org/program/design-challenges/

More specifically they want more:

  • Javascript developers, HTML5 video and audio enthusiasts, front end developers, news app developers, and other news hackers. To help build everything from data-driven journalism kits to mobile news apps to amazing browser-based video games that run right in the browser.
  • User experience and interface designers, graphic designers, game developers and 3D modeling people. To help create everything from data visualizations to translation workflow to whole new ways of imagining news and information.

Know anyone who fits the bill? Please ask them to join us in London by signing up here:

https://donate.mozilla.org/page/contribute/festival-register/

If you aren’t one of those skill sets do not fear! You are still welcome to sign up and head down! GirlyGeekdom will be there along with loads of other awesome Geeky folks!

Oct 07

Media guru for Girl Geek event – The Star

Media guru for Girl Geek event
The Star
She is a champion of the digital age.” Girl Geek Dinners were launched in London by software developer Sarah Blow, who was fed up of being the only woman at technical events. Girl Geek Dinner South Yorkshire is organised by Creative Barnsley,

Oct 07

Media guru for Girl Geek event – The Star

Media guru for Girl Geek event
The Star
She is a champion of the digital age.” Girl Geek Dinners were launched in London by software developer Sarah Blow, who was fed up of being the only woman at technical events. Girl Geek Dinner South Yorkshire is organised by Creative Barnsley,

Oct 06

Media guru for Girl Geek event – The Star

Media guru for Girl Geek event
The Star
She is a champion of the digital age.” Girl Geek Dinners were launched in London by software developer Sarah Blow, who was fed up of being the only woman at technical events. Girl Geek Dinner South Yorkshire is organised by Creative Barnsley,

Sep 26

Girl Geek Dinner, PodCamp and DreamIt Ventures speaker series – Technically Philly


Technically Philly
Girl Geek Dinner, PodCamp and DreamIt Ventures speaker series
Technically Philly
Girl Geek Dinners – Fresh after its Ignite Philly debut, Girl Geek Dinners will be hosting a casual meetup for women in the city's tech industry. There is no schedule, other than kicking back a few drinks. What's not to like? Tuesday. 6:30 pm Old City.

Sep 21

Serate romane: le Girl Geek Dinner Roma festeggiano il compleanno – Blogosfere (Blog)

Serate romane: le Girl Geek Dinner Roma festeggiano il compleanno
Blogosfere (Blog)
Per l'occasione le ragazze dell'associazione danno appuntamento al The Perfect Bun, dove tutti gli ospiti delle GGDRoma potranno gustare alcune specialità a prezzi appositamente riservati per il compleanno. Immancabile come per ogni compleanno la torta

Sep 21

Serate romane: le Girl Geek Dinner Roma festeggiano il compleanno – Blogosfere (Blog)

Serate romane: le Girl Geek Dinner Roma festeggiano il compleanno
Blogosfere (Blog)
Per l'occasione le ragazze dell'associazione danno appuntamento al The Perfect Bun, dove tutti gli ospiti delle GGDRoma potranno gustare alcune specialità a prezzi appositamente riservati per il compleanno. Immancabile come per ogni compleanno la torta

Sep 19

Donne non vuol dire festini – Il Fatto Quotidiano

Donne non vuol dire festini
Il Fatto Quotidiano
E per esempio a Bologna, ma anche in tantissime altre città italiane, ci sono le GGD (Girl Geek Dinner), un'associazione che promuove il lavoro delle donne in campo ICT e tecnologie e favorisce la rete di conoscenze e competenze in questo settore.

Sep 15

Blogfest 2011, il mondo del web italiano si incontra – ustation.it

Blogfest 2011, il mondo del web italiano si incontra
ustation.it
Tra gli eventi anche uno swap party, un PhotoSafari e una Girl Geek Dinner. Spazio anche ai BarCamp con tre diversi incontri, uno a generalista e due a tema, della durata di 15 minuti l'una. Tra i servizi offerti quest'anno, un kindergarten sorvegliato

and more »

Sep 08

Cambridge gets Girl Geek Dinners!

We are happy to announce the latest Girl Geek Dinner group to get started! Cambridge! Cambridge is one of those cities that quietly has a very strong tech scene with the likes of Microsoft and others with R & D centres or innovation centres in the area.  Graduates from Cambridge are sought after around the world and their universities are renowned!

We look forward to seeing what comes from Cambridge Girl Geek Dinners an are sure that they will have some events with an innovative flair and showing the passion that girl geeks love!

Follow them on Twitter here!

And look out for their first event currently planned for the end of September!

Aug 23

Girl Geek Dinners: vrouwelijke IT’ers onder een dak – Belg.Be (satire)

Girl Geek Dinners: vrouwelijke IT'ers onder een dak
Belg.Be (satire)
Het allereerste Girl Geek Dinner vond plaats in Londen op 16 augustus 2005. Oprichtster Sarah Blow had er genoeg van om de enige vrouw op technische IT-evenementen te zijn en richtte daarom een eigen variant voor vrouwen op.

Aug 02

La metamorfosi dei Nerd – Corriere della Sera

La metamorfosi dei Nerd
Corriere della Sera
Dopo la prima girl geek dinner , il 16 agosto 2005 a Londra, l'idea si è diffusa rapidamente: oggi le ragazze geek sono quasi 30mila e organizzano cene in 93 città di 31 Paesi. In Italia sono più di 3mila, la metà a Milano .

Jul 18

New groups for July

We are happy to announce four new Girl Geek Dinners Groups to the fold!  This brings us up to 93 cities in 31 countries.  Our new groups are:

We look forward to seeing what amazing things these groups can do and look forward to seeing their positive impact in these regions and countries!

Jun 20

WIN a ticket to RegentTweet!

Missed out on a ticket to RegentTweet?  Fear not!  Here is your chance to join in the fun. We have TWO tickets up for grabs for TWO lucky Girl Geeks.

 

In order to win these tickets you have to be a member of the Google Group and tweet which shop on Regent St you’d pick for your stylish shopping outfit on the day and tag the tweet with the hashtag #regenttweet

 

We’ll pick a winner on June 23rd at noon – You have to be on the LGGD Google Group to win (and registered for the RegentTweet event of course) – one ticket each to two women (or men) – no cash alternative – non-transferable – adults only (there’s alcohol involved) – For June 25th event only – etc – E&OE

 

Make sure you have joined RegentTweet by joining again if you want just in case.  Just go to the Google Group and grab the URL from there.

Jun 01

RegentTweet – A Shopping Day on Regent St

On June 25 we will be one again treated, through Sister PR and Regent St, to one of the most talked about and hotly anticipated events of the year – the Regent Street shopping event called:
#RegentTweet

This the third year that the London Girl Geek Dinners folk will be shopping Regents Street thanks to Sister PR who organise the annual event.  In past years we’ve had Swarovski crystal USB sticks as gifts, discounts on dress shirts, champagne, a high tea, and more.  This year they have outdone themselves.

This year it is a change for all London Girl Geek Dinner women to glam up and strut their stuff down Regent St and grab some amazing offers from shops such as Bose, Jack Wolfskin, Ferrari, Brooks Brothers, Godiva, Anthropologie, Penhalligon’s, Uniqlo and more.  We are going to have a fantastic day out shopping on Regent but to be in with a chance to win you *must* be on the London Girl Geek Dinner Google Group.  This is the place where we announce all special URLs for hidden ticket opportunities.
Join the Google Group at:
http://groups.google.com/group/london-girl-geek-dinners

 

All our events have tickets released to this list only so whether you are on the Facebook page, Twitter list, LinkdIn group or anywhere else, only our Google Group members get the special URL to get tickets so join today – it is FREE after all 😉

May 16

LondonGGD at the London SciFi Film Festival

It was a lovely evening when the London Girl Geek Dinners swept into the bar at the Apollo theatre and drank the bar dry of the delightful Dinastia Vivanco wine (which was perfectly chilled) and went in to the cinema with sweet popcorn to listen to and watch two inspirational women speak.

Anna Higgs of Quark Films and producer of “The People Vs George Lucas” was first up.  Her film short was amazing and she showed herself to be very passionate.  She was incredibly articulate and in all she was charming as despite being ill she spoke at length about her other projects, including her latest project about the Student protests. We also got to listen to Leilani Holmes from film-makers networking group OTT who had some great clips she showed us.  She described how directing a 23 second animated movie about plastic dinosaurs has changed her life and she went on to do more and more filmmaking.

It was a wonderful evening and those who were lucky enough to stay overnight got treated to 5 black & whitemovies, bucks fizz and Haggen Daz.  YUM!

Stay tuned for news of our next even – SHOPPING ON REGENT ST!  The most talked about, anticipated event of the year!

Apr 26

Sci Fi London Girl Geek Dinner

SCI-FI-LONDON and London Girl Geek Dinners presents an evening of geek girls in film…

If you do a google search for ‘women in film BAFTA 2011’ two of the first four hits are about red carpet fashion. Looking though the 2011 BAFTA nominations it seems like women are mostly only taken seriously in film if they are actors or doing hair, make-up and costumes. Leilani Holmes and Anna Higgs have both had successful careers in a male-dominated field and are joining SCI-FI-LONDON and the London Girl Geek Dinners to present about how they make use of new media, crowd sourcing content and engage with collaborative filmmaking forums to challenge the glass ceiling.

Leilani Holmes is short film maker, screen writer and actor who co-runs a collaborative filmmaking group www.ottfilms.co.uk/forum and blogs for the London Screenwriters Festival.

Anna Higgs is a producer with a background in the world of BAFTA-award winning interactive ‘edutainment’ and has been involved the production of a wide range of games, as well as managing digital media projects for a diverse range of clients including Sony, Sainsbury’s, BskyB, Telewest and the BBC.  In 2006 Anna completed her MA in Producing at the NFTS, and founded Quark Films with producer Gavin Humphries.

Quark is a company working across drama, documentary and animation for theatrical, TV and digital platforms with credits as diverse as feature doc THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, DVD tour film THE MIGHTY BOOSH: FUTURE SAILORS TOUR and BOY CHEERLEADERS for BBC Wonderland and music videos for the Arctic Monkeys.  Anna was recently selected as a finalist for the British Council’s Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year award 2010 and is a NESTA Fellow on the prestigious Clore Cultural Leadership programme 2010/11.

The wine we will be quaffing are from the Dinastia Vivanco winery and fabulous wine museum in Rioja (Spain).  The white wine  (Vivanco Blanco) is a blend of Viura and Malvasia from 2009.  If this sounds fabulous and you’d like to know more, check www.dinastiavivanco.com and become a fan of the Dinastia Vivanco wine Facebook page to show you appreciate them providing the wine.  We’ll also be asking volunteers to just chat about or give their opinoons on wine in general on the night as well so please do volunteer 30sec of your time if you can

Full Details:

Date & Time: Thursday, 28th April 2011, 6.30pm

Venue: Apollo West End Theatre, 19 Lower Regent Street, SW1 4LR; nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus, Directions here

Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and SCI-FI-LONDON

Food & Drink: Drinks and nibbles in the bar, from 6.30pm

Attendees: As usual, men allowed as a guest of a LGGD member.

Tickets: Available from Wednesday 13th April at: http://scifi-london.eventbrite.com/

Mar 08

New Girl Geek Dinners Groups Launch on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on the 8th March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

So today is International Women’s Day and alongside this big event we are happy to announce that we have three additions to the Girl Geek Dinner groups joining the fold.  This brings the total number of locations worldwide to 89 and the total number of countries is steady at 30.

Birmingham Girl Geek Dinners
Dorset Girl Geek Dinners
Kitchener/ Waterloo Girl Geek Dinners

Girl Geek Dinners has been steadily growing over the past 12 months and we are getting roughly 3 new groups starting up each month at the moment.  This shows that there is still a need for support amongst the women within the technology industry sector in the form of informal mentoring, meeting one another and knowledge sharing.  Our events only come about if someone decides that they want an event in their area and someone puts the time and effort in to make these events happen.  All our events are run by an amazing team of volunteers and with the support of some awesome sponsors from the local area.

One of the really interesting patterns that we are noticing with Girl Geek Dinners is that these events are happening in all parts of the world, in MEDC’s (More Economically Developed Countries) as well as in LEDC’s (Less Economically Developed Countries).  This means that the issue is not necessarily resolved in those countries that are highly developed.  The factors influencing and effecting women in the technology industry cross, economic, political and social boundaries.  There are a number of common symptoms: negative stereotypes surrounding women in tech, education in mathematics and science subjects is low and a lack of direction to resolve these two fundamental issues.

Girl Geek Dinners is looking at what it would take to make these things change!  We challenge you on International Women’s Day to challenge social stereotypes and to encourage parents and teachers to support and nurture children in the sciences and mathematics subjects.  Let’s make a difference together!

Jan 05

Cape Town, South Africa Girl Geek Dinners Launch!

We are happy to announce that Cape Town in South Africa are the first South African Girl Geek Dinners group to get started! 

Cape Town Girl Geek Dinners is all about meeting other Girl Geeks in Cape Town. Here’s what their founder Mariska has to say about why she wanted to start this event in her area.

“I love technology, networking and interacting with fabulous women..”

This brings our country count to 29 and our city count to 83.

Jan 05

Ticino, Switzerland Joins Girl Geek Dinners

We are happy to announce that Ticino in Switzerland are the first Swiss Girl Geek Dinners group to get started! 

Ticino Girl Geek Dinners is all about meeting other Girl Geeks in the Italian part of Switzerland. Here’s what their founder Laura has to say about why she wanted to start this event in her area.

“I’ve seen many videos and photos about GGDs around the world and I think these events could be a good opportunity to meet geek girls in the italian part of swiss because here we are not well connected.”

This brings our country count to 28 and our city count to 82.

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