From Pies to Pizzas! Bath Girl Geek Dinner 2018 #2

Bath Girl Geek Dinners is back and we are enticing our members in for an informal pizza and meetup before BathCamp (which we’re sneaking into after 6.30)  on the 10th May.

We will introduce ourselves, explain the aim of the group and give you all an overview of the support networks in the region for women in Bath working in the Tech Field.

Marianne Wise and Franziska Zuch have brilliantly agreed to take on the task of getting the Bath GGD on its feet which is great.

As we are only booked for the first hour we will concentrate on who’s doing what in the Bath area around the women in Tech

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Marianne Wise is one of the new Bath Girl Geek Dinner organisors, she will introduce herself, what she does and her interest in women in tech

 

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Fran Zuch is the other new Bath Girl Geek Dinners organisor and runs a meetup called Meet&Speak also for women who want to be more confident about speaking in public, in the workplace, at conferences, or at local meet ups.

 

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Serrie Chapman to give an overview of the Womens Tech Hub, IT Girls Collaborative (run by Rosie Bennett above left) and Tech for Good (run by Annie Legge above right), which are all actively supporting women in tech in the area.

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Paul Leader from BathCamp will hopefully pop his head around to introduce BathCamp to you, they have been very actively working to encourage female attendance to their meetups!

 

After that it will be a case of networking, pizza eating, wine drinking and finding out what our members would like us to find speakers for, subjects, suggestions, support (all the S’s it seems!)

When

Thursday 10th May 2018 5.30pm – 6.30pm

BathCamp starts at 6.30pm for those wishing to join BathCamp

Where

This meetup is kindly being hosted by the The Guild Hub co-working space in Bath

Sign Up

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Bath Girl Geek Dinners

The London Girl Geek Dinners Drinks and Film ‘Best Friends Forever’

The London Girl Geek Dinners drinks and talks is being promoted along with a film called  Best Friends Forever .

The details for the event are below.

– 6.00pm arrivals and drinks
– 6.30pm talk starts (45mins max: 15-20 mins talk plus 5-10 mins Q&A each)
– 7.15pm Best Friends Forever (the lead, Vera is flying over for intro/q&a)
– 8.50pm finish

Venue:
Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

We’ve made the talk part of the ticket for the screening of Best Friends Forever, so if you buy a ticket to BFF then you also get to come to the talk so ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket

Join us in the bar from 6.30pm for a LONDON GEEK GIRLS DINNERS Networking event. We then have a talk from Holly Gramazio, games designer at Hide and Seek and Ste Curran from One Life Left. Then this fantastic movie and we are super-excited that Vera Miao producer, co-writer and co-star of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER will be joining us for the screening and Q&A!

In this indie, post-apocalyptic THELMA AND LOUISE, two LA hipsters take a road trip across America, unaware of the mass destruction around them.

Harriet, played by Brea Grant (Daphne from HEROES), is a comic book artist, with issues. Her best friend is Reba (Vera Miao), a reckless fun-loving girl who is the antithesis of Harriet. They set off in a beat-up old hatchback to start a new life in Austin, Texas (possibly the hippest city in the US). En route, many misadventures befall our heroines, most of which are perpetuated by the events they are ignorant of.

Being low-budget, most of the apocalyptic elements come from inference, allowing the film to concentrate on the relationship between the two friends as they discover the truth of what has happened.

The two leads co-wrote the screenplay, with Brea directing and Vera producing and women held key crew roles: editing, sound and cinematography (it was shot on Super 16 film, rather than digitally). This is a film that easily passes the Bechdel Test, which is something of a rarity for genre films. While this is not hard sci-fi, it fits nicely into the postapocalyptic sub genre, and will especially appeal to audiences tired of seeing ‘tough men with guns’.

This is a great example of what can be done with relatively little money and plenty of imagination.

Some of the cast and crew are going to be attending so it is REALLY important that we fill that auditorium with LGGD members who are watching the film so the talk is part of the discounted ticket! Anyone who quotes ‘geek girls’ will get tickets for the screening of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER at the members rate of £5.50 rather than £8.50

Details about the film are here:  http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/feature/best-friends-forever

So please do buy a ticket, support SciFi London who have supported us so much and support this film which is important to support. Even if you don’t stay for the whole film, you’ll be helping out 🙂 ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket for the May 2nd LGGD event

Plus it means us LGGDers own the whole cinema – WOOOOOO!

See you at the SciFi London event May 2nd at the Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX

Remember – ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get the £5.50 ticket

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/

London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary Event Announcement!

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We have just finalised all the details for this year’s anniversary Girl Geek Dinner.  Since we know that there will be way more demand for this event than we could possibly cater for we are also going to live stream the event.

The tickets will be released in two batches.  The first batch will be released on the 08/17/2009 at 1:30pm so that it’s across lunchtime rather than meeting times! The second batch are at an after work time of 8:30pm on 08/18/2009.  Remember to add those times to the diary.

We will open up a small reserves list but we need to know drop outs asap as we can’t have more than 80 people for fire & safety reasons and Channel 4 require a list of attendees in advance of the event for name badges and to provide to security.

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Many thanks

Sarah

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You are invited to the following event: Sleeping Murder divx
London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary – Sponosored by Channel 4!

Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy

Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (GMT)

Location:
Channel 4 (In Cinema, Downstairs!)
124-126 Horseferry Rd
SW1P 2TX

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For more information click here

Round Up of London Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored By Microsoft

Well I’m not sure that I really need to write a lot, this event pretty much spoke for itself.  We had two fabulous speakers and their talks were great. First up we had Elisabeth Kelan Braveheart movie download who did a great talk about gender, technology and innovation.  There were some great stats that came out of her research and you can find out more about that over on her site.

And then we followed on with a talk from Julie Lerman which sparked controversy, chaos and enticing conversations about what is and isn’t acceptable in the IT industry, along with how thing have changed over the years. (Expect comments on clevage both in the video and on Julie’s site sorrounding this talk.)

And the podcasts:

Elisabeth Kelan

Mr. Moto in Danger Island buy

Julie Lerman 13 Moons on dvd