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:

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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

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!

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dConstruct – Girl Geek Picnic

Alongside this year’s dConstruct there will be a Girl Geek Picnic which is being organized by our very own Girl Geek from Brighton,

Rosie Sherry!

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Since the event is in the early planning stages there is just a wiki sign up

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The Perfect Man release and further details will come out as and when they are announced on the Wiki.  If you are planning on going to dConstruct then do consider joining in with the picnic.  And as always if you are a guy, you are invited to attend with one of the girl geeks, so pop your name down too! We also have a discount code that Girl Geeks can use to get a reduced rate for this event.  This can be mailed out on request. Just send an e-mail titled Girl Geeks at dConstruct and we will send you the details of this.

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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Sarah

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London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary – Sponosored by Channel 4!

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

Location:
Channel 4 (In Cinema, Downstairs!)
124-126 Horseferry Rd
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How the Internet Gives Entrepreneurs the Edge :: A Joint Event with London Girl Geeks, Silicon Stilettos & Blurb.com Self-Publishing

Far from being the cruellest month, April is our most benevolent and busiest so far this year, with the SCI-FI LONDON event taking place on 30th April (for which there are still places, sign up now!), and also an opportunity for us to hold the below joint event with those sassy Silicon Stilettos, and Blurb, who are kindly sponsoring the event to be held at the Soho Hotel, Soho.

The event will commence from 6.45pm in Screening Room 2 at the Soho Hotel. Unfortunately, Blurb’s CEO, Eileen Gittens, has had to cancel her trip to London, so the event will now commence with a talk from Aruna Khanzada, a photographer and member of Blurbnation, a community of editors, writers, designers, artists, and photographers who have all built or added to their own businesses making books for clients on the Blurb platform. Aruna will be accompanied by Teresa Pereira from Blurb, who will be available for the Q&A session answer any questions you may have on Blurb or Blurbnation, after which, the event will flow on to the drinks reception.

We are delighted we’re able to share the opportunity to learn more about the Blurbnation community with Aruna :

  • Aruna Khanzada :: Formerly a barrister, Aruna took up photography as her profession after the birth of her two children. Despite a successful 15 years at the Bar, Aruna has now started her own extremely successful business, Open and Shut, combining photography and book publishing. Aruna will talk about how the Internet has enabled her to build a business creating and selling products on her own terms.
  • Teresa Pereira :: Aruna will be accompanied by Teresa Pereira from Blurb, who will be available for the Q&A session answer any questions people may have on Blurb or Blurbnation.

    Do join us for the talk, post-talk drinks and for entrepreneurially-inclined conversations/networking!

Many thanks to Eileen, Kate & Suz for helping make things happen!

Full Details:

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  • Date & Time: Thursday, 23rd April 2009, from 6.45pm
  • End Time: The event will continue until around 10.00pm
  • Venue:

    Screening Room 2, Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, W1D 3DH. The Soho Hotel is situated in a quiet street between Dean and Wardour Street in Soho, the heart of London’s ‘entertainment’ neighbourhood.

  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners, Silicon Stilettos and Blurb
  • Food & Drink: Refreshments provided courtesy of Blurb
  • Subject for the evening: How the Internet Gives Entrepreneurs the Edge
  • Format: Talk, post-talk refreshments, and conversations.
  • Capacity: 50 people (with 20 spaces through Silicon Stilettos)
  • Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 23rd April, please sign up via this link, and we’ll see you at the event!

London Girl Geeks and SCI-FI-LONDON Event

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14th April 2009 :: cosmic news, sci-fi fans, space for another 30 people has materialised due to a rip in the space-time continuum, or something, so we’ve just added these tickets — set your diaries to stun come!

We’re in orbit over the April 2009 London Girl Geek event which we’re holding jointly with the groovy individuals at SCI-FI-LONDON who are also kindly sponsoring the event to be held at the Apollo West End Theatre on Regent Street.

The event will commence at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start with talks on sci-fi film and fiction from the below speakers. The event will flow on to the cinema bar afterwards, and films will be showing from 7.45pm if any attendees wish to book separately. On which, Girl Geeks attending this event are eligible for a 10% discount on SCI-FI-LONDON cinema tickets that evening, just quote London Girl Geeks!

As per details from the SCI-FI-LONDON website (do visit to learn more about what’s happening during their annual festival taking place from 29th April to 4th May), speakers will include:

  • Dr Rachel Armstrong :: Dr Armstrong trained as a doctor at both Cambridge and Oxford and is a qualified General Practitioner, however, her career as a doctor has been far from conventional. Her concern for patients disfigured by the scars of leprosy led her on a journey that questioned assumptions about what ‘normal’ human anatomy is, or indeed, whether there is anything ‘natural’ about us at all. Dr Armstrong will present a resume of her adventures in practical Science Fiction over the last ten years, revealing a shocking portrait of human identity through the work of radical performance artists and leading to her current work that challenges notions of ‘life’ itself. [Warning хочу секс самара : Not for the squeamish or easily morally outraged.]
  • Additional Speaker :: TBA

Many thanks to Sara & Louis from SCI-FI-LONDON for arranging the space and making things happen!

Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, 30th April 2009, 6:00 for 6.30pm
  • End Time: The event will finish at 8.00pm, with those interested flowing on to the cinema bar for more conversations
  • Venue: Apollo West End Theatre, 19 Regent Street, see Directions for more details!
  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and SCI-FI-LONDON
  • Food & Drink: Light dips and drinks provided courtesy of SCI-FI-LONDON
  • Subject for the evening: Girl Geeks in Practical Science Fiction
  • Format: Reception, two short talks, conversation.
  • Capacity: 90 people
  • Attendees:
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    As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 30th April, please sign up at http://scifilondonlggd.eventbrite.com, and we’ll see you at the event!

Tea Time with London Girl Geek Dinners

The Belgian & French Girl Geeks have organised a day out in London on Saturday, March 14th and they’d love to meet up with some London Girl Geeks for an afternoon of tea, mobile computing and networking in Knightsbridge.
Our European compadres have organised for the event to take place at the Berkeley Hotel kindly sponsored by Eurostar, commencing at 3.30pm for a 6pm finish. An informal presentation will be arranged to demo a mobile social application they’re developing for the day. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, see a great mobile application demonstrated, and enjoy a rather scrumptious Saturday afternoon tea in London.

Only 40 spots are available and tickets tend to go quickly, so please do only request a ticket if you *will* be attending as otherwise others will miss out – if you find you can’t make it for any reason, do let us know as we might be able to allocate your ticket to another Girl Geek – thank you!

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Sponsor: Eurostar
Time: 3.30 to 6pm
Date: Saturday, 14th March 2009
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Location: The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge

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Reading Girl Geek Dinners on Twitter

twitter_icons_256[tweetmeme source=readinggd]Recently we added a twitter feed to the London Girl Geek Dinners site and now I’ve created another one just for the Reading Girl Geeks. On it I’ll be sharing info from this blog, any big announcements and event related info.

Also when we have an event on in an evening and you want to know more or want to give us some feedback/ improvement suggestions etc, you can either leave us a comment on the blog or send us a tweet!

Our twitter URL is http://twitter.com/readingggd

We hope you like it!

Have a great New Year!

Girl Geek Picnic in Barcelona

Are you going to TechEd Developer Barcelona? Do you think of yourself as a Girl Geek and fancy catching up with other like minded Girl Geeks?  If so then grab one of those packed lunches from the dining hall at TechEd Developer on Friday 14th November and then come and joining us for some girl geek speak? All you need to do is sign up:

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If you would like to do a speech or host a discussion then please mail your suggestions to sarah at sarahblow.com and I’ll see what I can do to make it happen.

Please note that this is only an hours session so please turn up as soon as you can as we won’t be able to wait for slow coaches! 😉

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On this occasion due to there being very limited amounts of space availabile we are limiting this event to the girl geeks only.  However do follow our Twitter Feed  http://twitter.com/techedgirlgeeks

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We’ll also have details of any fun meetups in the evenings etc on our twitter feed too! 🙂