Wow what can I say… it’s been an amazing three years… I still can’t believe that they have gone so fast and how the events have grown over the years. Looking back at that very first Girl Geek Dinner I don’t think I could ever have imagined that one little idea ending up as far reaching and as well recieved as it has been. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. Its all one very big adventure and I’m looking forward to seeing what unfolds in the next few years!
So now that I’ve got over being all sentimental about it… lets get down to the details of what happened at the 3 year anniversary which we were fortunate enough to hold at the Google offices. First of all we had a great dinner courtesy of the Google’s hospitality and catering facilities. They do wonderful food and were great hosts for this event.
We kicked off the evening with a presentation from Google’s very own Karen Groenink who spoke on UI design, the thoughs behind some of the design work that went into the YouTube mobile UI and some of the challenges of working with mobile devices.
After this we went and moved onto Technology and Schools with Drew Buddie who is a teacher at a London School. He spoke about the technologies that schools use, the challenges that they face and some of the solutions that they have come up with to get children involved with technology.
And finally we had the discussion on Work Life balance hosted by Dr Al James who has been researching this subject in depth. The session was well structured, focusing on key aspects of work life balance and bringing forward suggestions to problems when balancing work and home life.
The video from all the sessions will follow in due course, however in the meantime I’ve placed some of the slides onto slideshare for you to browse. We will post the video up as soon as it’s been edited and uploaded!
If you would like to read what others have said about this event then feel free to take a look here:
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