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!