Jan 05

Damascus, Syria Joins Girl Geek Dinners

We’ve had a busy start to the new year with a new country (Syria) and a new City joining the Girl Geek Dinners fold! 

Damascus in Syria is the latest group to start up in what promises to be an exciting year!

Here’s what Nada the founder of the Damascus Girl Geek Dinners Group has to say about why she wanted to start the group.

“I have noticed that female students have less chance to attend technical workshops than that of male peers as it is difficult for girls to meet late after school . Usually in these technical encounters, the students come up with new ideas for real business projects. Organising regular meetings for Girls to exchange technical ideas will have maximum effect in supporting the presence of women in business in the future. These meetings would prevent male domination and the imposition of their visions, which usually forces women to withdraw from the workshops and technical meetings.”

We are looking forward to hearing about the great things this group  is doing in the future!

This brings the total Girl Geek Dinners country count to 27 and city count to 81.  I suspect by the end of 2011 we’ll be over the 100 groups worldwide and who knows how many countries that will span!

Dec 31

Miami Joins Girl Geek Dinners

Today marks the 80th Girl Geek Dinner Group to be set up and as it turns out No 80 is the birth of the Miami Girl Geek Dinners Group!

If you or anyone you know is geeky and female, has a passion for technology, gadgets and geekery then this is definitely the place for them!

Dec 31

Bergen, Norway starts running Girl Geek Dinners

Bergen in Norway has now got it’s very own Girl Geek Dinners events! Look out for new and special Girl Geek Dinner events happening in Bergen for 2011!

Dec 30

Plymouth to start Girl Geek Dinners!

We are happy to announce that Plymouth are going to start running Girl Geek Dinners in their local area! If you or friends of yours are looking for events in this area then please do spread the word! Over the next few weeks we will also be announcing other new event locations!

Jul 29

5th Anniversary Dinner @ Google UK – Winners Announced

London Girl Geek Dinners is turning 5 and we wanted to celebrate! As well as growing our member list, we’ve also arranged a 5th Anniversary dinner to be held at Google UK, with help from our very generous sponsors.

The birthday events are always very popular, and this year has been no exception. We decided to enter everyone who wanted a place into a raffle, and our lucky winners are now listed below. We look forward to seeing you on 4th August!

If you don’t see your name below then we’re really sorry. London Girl Geek Dinners is reliant on volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors, and we’re only able to do so much, but please keep an eye out, we really value your membership and we have lots of exciting stuff lined up!

LGGD 5th Anniversary Ticket Holders:

Alan B laila
Alice V Lai-P
Amaal M Laura G
Amanda C Laura  B
Amy H Leila G
Anahí V LJ R
Angela S Louise M
Ann W Lu  L
Anne S Lucy H
Bob G Lucy S
Cheryl M Luica M
Chris O Lulu P
Christina B Lynette K
Claire S Maartje A
Clare C Maggie B
Cynthia R Mairead C
Daphne C Margaret G
Dav B marina m
David R Marley P
Debbie T mary b
Dianne M Mecca I
Divinia K Mia R
Dot R Mikhaila B
Elizabeth V Nancy S
Emily Collins Natasha O
Emma G Nick S
Ena E Ortis D
Felicity T Pascale P
Fox T Qubra D
Frances M rachel a
Francesca T Rachel L
Gail H Rachel C
Georgina M Rachel L
Glenn M Rachelle T
hana s Richard F
Helen T Sara P
Helen T Sara F
Ines S Sarah B
Jackie H sarah c
Jacqui H Sarah Y
Janet B Sarah B
Janet P Sharold B
Janet H Sheila F
Jo M Sonia H
Jo T Sophie S
Judith L Stephanie V
Juliette vR Stephen L
Karen B Sue D
Karen F Sue B
Kate r Toni B
Kathi K Tricia M
Kiki M Trudie L
Kirstyn L Verity H
Kuan H Vicky W
Zoe S wen z

Jul 14

A new country joins Girl Geek Dinners

Today we’re happy to announce that Hungary has just joined the countries that now host Girl Geek Dinner events.  You’ll find these events in Hungary in the city of Budapest and you can find all the details about the events and more over on their website and you can also follow them on their Twitter account.

If you are interested in the stats, this now brings the total number of countries with Girl Geek Dinners to 25 and the total number of cities to 74!

Jul 13

New Girl Geek Dinner Groups

I am happy to announce that we have four new Girl Geek Dinner locations that have just launched.  The groups are as follows:

Winchester, UK

South Yorkshire, UK

Imperia, Italy

San Diego, USA

If you would like to start these events in your area or are looking to find out more about the process then please read our Starting Out section.

Jul 10

London Girl Geek Dinners 5th Anniversary Event at Google UK

It’s that time of the year again – London Girl Geek Dinners is turning FIVE YEARS OLD!

Yes that’s right, five years of bringing girl geeks in London a chance to meet, mingle network, find out about some great tech firms, find a new job, go shopping and enjoy learning.  We have had some phenomenal sponsors over the last five years and for our birthday we have a dazzling array of them.

This year, we have a limited number of tickets (80) so we’ve decided to do a raffle.  You can go into the newbie lottery if you are new (and thus aren’t on any of our attendee lists) or the old hat lottery if you’ve signed up for something before.  Part of our goal in having this event is to increase the number of members we have on the Google group as well as getting new people out.  Please join the Google Group to get the URL for tickets: http://groups.google.co.uk/group/london-girl-geek-dinners

We’ll draw ticket winners on TUESDAY JULY 27th giving everyone plenty of time to get their name in the hat.

The event will kick off at 6pm at Google on AUGUST 4th with a bit of mingling and then some dinner.  We will then have 3 great speakers in Sue Black speaking on the Women of Bletchley Park, Sarah Gordon of Google speaking on mobile engineering and hopefully a third speaker we’re just finalising.  It will be an inspirational evening!  Afterwards we hope to have something for dessert and mingle and mix until 9pm.

The event will be at Google in their main canteen.  Google UK  have generously donated space and dinner and a goodie bag with a few things in it to London Girl Geek Dinners.  We are extremely proud and pleased to have Google as our main sponsor and to have one of their engineers as a speaker! 

In addition to the generous Google sponsorship we have some other amazing sponsors:
 
The wines we will be quaffing are from the Dinastia Vivanco winery and fabulous wine museum in Rioja (Spain).  The red wine is the Rioja Crianza 2005, the White wine  (Vivanco Blanco) is a blend of Viura and Malvasia from 2009, and Rose is Vivanco Rosado 2009 – delicious rose.  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.

Green & Blacks are donating their new Organic Milk & White Miniature Bar Collection to the goodie bag as well!  Green & Black’s NEW Milk Miniature Bar Collection gives you a taste of our milk and white chocolate bars. Contains 12 miniature bars ranging from our uniquely cocoa-rich milk chocolate with crunchy butterscotch or roasted almonds, to our new Creamy Milk and White Chocolate. Oh dear goodness YUMMY!

In the goodie bag will also be VitaminWater’s new drink – i-focus.  i-focus will have you tickled pink, with a delicious strawberry-kiwi flavour, packed with antioxidant vitamin c, energy releasing b vitamins for a little more kapow and vitamin a to help maintain healthy vision.  Pretty in pink and giving away an iPad to boot – defo the water of choice for the girl geek!

We also have the amazing Juniper Networks involved donating some lovely stuff to us though we haven’t confirmed what just yet so we’ll leave that as the surprise element of the evening. Juniper networks provide high speed, reliable switching routers and you can see their suite of kick butt stuff here

The lovely Iona Innovations are also donating raffle prizes for us to help us fund our work at getting charitable status.  So bring your pound coins and buy some tickets on the night!

We’ll even have some Forbidden Planet flyers as we know SF and Girl Geeks often go hand in hand.

So as you can see it is going to be a fantastic evening and one you won’t want to miss!

See you there!

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/london-girl-geek-dinners

Jul 08

ggdktn: RT @mgratzer: Google sponsert Girl Geek Dinner http://j.mp/dsjo8v

ggdktn: RT @mgratzer: Google sponsert Girl Geek Dinner http://j.mp/dsjo8v

Jul 08

HEYGGD: RT @DaveW: Morning. Humber Mud tonight. Anyone else?

HEYGGD: RT @DaveW: Morning. Humber Mud tonight. Anyone else?

Jul 08

ggdmarche: Anche Google supporta le Girl Geek Dinners! http://ff.im/-no4uV

ggdmarche: Anche Google supporta le Girl Geek Dinners! http://ff.im/-no4uV

Jul 08

Anche Google supporta le Girl Geek Dinners!

[crosspost da Googlisti]

GGD e Google

GGD e Google

Alexandra Alecu, Software Engineer di Google, racconta sul blog che anche la grande società di cui fa parte è sempre alla ricerca di opportunità di collaborare con organizzazioni che promuovono la diversità e incoraggiano la partecipazione professionale delle donne nella tecnologia.

Come saprete, le Girl Geek Dinners sono un’iniziativa internazionale che fa esattamente questo: ospitare eventi “social” per promuovere il networking tra donne e costruire community con la stessa passione per la tecnologia e altri settori tradizionalmente dominati dagli uomini.

L’interesse da parte di Google si è recentemente manifestato con la sponsorizzazione della Girl Geek Dinner di Amsterdam, dove il relatore principale è stato il famoso matematico (donna) Smeets Ionica.

Google e le GGD condividono o stesso obiettivo: rendere possibile a tutti intraprendere una carriera nel campo della tecnologia, indipendentemente dal sesso. Durante il suo intervento, Alexandra ha delineato le numerose iniziative per promuovere e sostenere la diversità nella tecnologia. Ci sono vari programmi di borse di studio per aiutare gli studenti a perseguire i loro interessi ed incoraggiare più donne ad intraprendere la carriera scientifica, assistendo e partecipando a conferenze di ricerca in tutto il mondo attraverso sovvenzioni per eventi in Europa, Medio Oriente e Africa [info qui].

E in Italia? Quando vedremo Google come main sponsor di una delle nostre cene geek?

Jul 08

YEGgirlgeek: New blog: I kissed a nerd – and I liked it! http://bit.ly/c3o4oG #yeg

YEGgirlgeek: New blog: I kissed a nerd – and I liked it! http://bit.ly/c3o4oG #yeg

Jul 08

I kissed a nerd – and I liked it!

Wow, we’ve been WAY quiet lately.  Sorry ladies and gents. It’s due to the fact that I spent all my energy waxing nerdlitical on The Unknown Studio with Adam and Scott.

If you haven’t heard the podcast yet, I was their guest on Season Two, Episode One – The Brittney Show! We really out-geeked ourselves… even talked Heroes for nearly 10 minutes!  I finally got to do  the Fast Fifteen, which I’ve got to say, makes me feel like I’ve finally made it. (Made it where? I’m not sure…)

I’ve also spent a lot of time playing new boardgames, Dungeons and Dragons, and dreaming about Comic-Con, which is only a few short weeks away! I’m also reading a book on Dungeons and Dragons for ladies, and will be posting about it when I finish. (It will probably be a plane book for the trip to San Diego, so don’t expect it next week!)

Anyways, on my trips around the Internet, I came across this little ditty, which is a parody of Katy Perry’s “I kissed a girl and  I liked it”.

With lines like: “For you I’ll do roleplaying games / And learn to factor” and “I kissed a nerd  just for science”, this parody is pretty fun.  Give it a whirl!

Thanks to Geekologie for the original post on the parody video.

Jul 08

YEGgirlgeek: Who wants to expose themselves to a room of women? Not in THAT way! We’re looking for door prizes for our dinner. Any takers? #yeg #yggd

YEGgirlgeek: Who wants to expose themselves to a room of women? Not in THAT way! We’re looking for door prizes for our dinner. Any takers? #yeg #yggd

Jul 08

YEGgirlgeek: RT @adamjford: Hey @YEGGirlGeek and co., did you see this post from Google? http://bit.ly/arqi6V **WHOA thx for sharing Adam. Go GGs!!

YEGgirlgeek: RT @adamjford: Hey @YEGGirlGeek and co., did you see this post from Google? http://bit.ly/arqi6V **WHOA thx for sharing Adam. Go GGs!!

Jul 08

YEGgirlgeek: RT @digitalyssa: @YEGgirlgeek what do you think of www.geeksugar.com? **great link. We’ll add it to the blogroll (sorry for the tardy reply)

YEGgirlgeek: RT @digitalyssa: @YEGgirlgeek what do you think of www.geeksugar.com? **great link. We’ll add it to the blogroll (sorry for the tardy reply)

Jul 08

YEGgirlgeek: We’ve been soo quiet lately! Sorry girls (and guys). We promise to behave. Be warned @britl is off to comicon soon, I’m sure we’ll hear lots

YEGgirlgeek: We’ve been soo quiet lately! Sorry girls (and guys). We promise to behave. Be warned @britl is off to comicon soon, I’m sure we’ll hear lots

Jul 08

I kissed a nerd – and I liked it! « Edmonton Girl Geek Dinners

Wow, we’ve been WAY quiet lately.  Sorry ladies and gents. It’s due to the fact that I spent all my energy waxing nerdlitical on The Unknown Studio with Adam and Scott.If you haven’t heard the podcast yet, I was their guest on Season Two, Episode One – The Brittney Show! We really out-geeked ourselves…

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Jul 08

In loooooove with this look! | just a geek girl…..

Givenchy leggings and shoes, Sohung Designs zipper shoulders piece, F21 white tank and MMMargiela black top. HOT HOT HOT! Tweet This! Share this on Facebook Email this to a friend? Blog this on Blogger Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on del.icio.us

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Jul 08

QcGirlGeeks: La gang de @zapquebec commencent à quitter! Ils sont couche tôt !!!

QcGirlGeeks: La gang de @zapquebec commencent à quitter! Ils sont couche tôt !!!

Jul 08

QcGirlGeeks: On parle de nos chats… !

QcGirlGeeks: On parle de nos chats… !

Jul 08

QcGirlGeeks: La bouffe est excellente! Non? #QGGD @Isatruc @GenevieveLab @evymorin @dezjeff @lageeke @Isabellegenest @lahaielouise @CatAvocate @R4zberry

QcGirlGeeks: La bouffe est excellente! Non? #QGGD @Isatruc @GenevieveLab @evymorin @dezjeff @lageeke @Isabellegenest @lahaielouise @CatAvocate @R4zberry

Jul 08

Why You Should Watch Torchwood

 by @Rachel68620Torchwood: Outside the Government beyond the police  Tracking Down Alien life on Earth and arming the human race against the future.  The 21st century is when everything changes and you’ve got to be ready. -Captain Jack Harkness Series 1 opening monologue-I’ve tried to write this article for the last few days.  I had that opening monologue kicking around my head as…

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Jul 07

QcGirlGeeks: Les gens de @zapquebec nous espionnent?! ;-) bonsoir les gars!!!

QcGirlGeeks: Les gens de @zapquebec nous espionnent?! 😉 bonsoir les gars!!!

Jul 07

GIRL_GEEKS_NE: Next generations deserve more credit! guest judge + speaker @ http://TwitPWR.com/LFs/ today, unbelievable talent + biz acumen for 11-15 yrs!

GIRL_GEEKS_NE: Next generations deserve more credit! guest judge + speaker @ http://TwitPWR.com/LFs/ today, unbelievable talent + biz acumen for 11-15 yrs!

Jul 07

GIRL_GEEKS_NE: RT @MissRo Twitter Now World’s Fastest Growing Search Engine http://huff.to/b1W5F0 (via @huffingtonpost) 800 million search queries per day!

GIRL_GEEKS_NE: RT @MissRo Twitter Now World’s Fastest Growing Search Engine http://huff.to/b1W5F0 (via @huffingtonpost) 800 million search queries per day!

Jul 07

girlgeekiness: New Event: Jul 13, 2010: FlashBrighton: Rebranding FlashBrighton! at The Skiff http://bit.ly/cSAcxg

girlgeekiness: New Event: Jul 13, 2010: FlashBrighton: Rebranding FlashBrighton! at The Skiff http://bit.ly/cSAcxg

Jul 07

The Squees of A Geek Girl Diva: My SDCC Shopping List. …

What’s the point of having a blog if you can’t post wishlists? SDCC is coming and I have a horrible memory, so I’m starting my list here and now. ;-)#1 MY LITTLE PONY 2010 Special Edition Pony(Ages 3 and up; Approximate Retail Price $14.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con)I love this. It’s like MLP: Electric Boogaloo!Too cute!And, of course, Hasbro made the…

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Jul 07

MTLGirlGeeks: RT @fharper: Un meetup HTML5 meetup ça intéresserait-tu quelqu’un d’autre que moi? Je pense en organiser un. @w3qc #w3c (via @kindo)

MTLGirlGeeks: RT @fharper: Un meetup HTML5 meetup ça intéresserait-tu quelqu’un d’autre que moi? Je pense en organiser un. @w3qc #w3c (via @kindo)

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