LGGD & LBG’s Digital Breakthrough Women’s Network – Is it Really Mobile First? A Panel Debate



For years pundits have been trying to tell us it was finally the year of the mobile. Instead of this bright new future what has happened is that our gadgets have become indispensable mini computers. The 2nd and 3rd screen revolution has fundamentally changed the way we consume content and as a result it has caused a fundamental shift in the way we distribute that content across multiple devices. Understanding the future of the mobile for interactive advertising and storytelling opens the door to the relevance of wearables, virtual reality and augmented reality. Discover the future of the mobile device and the content that drives the portable screen in everyone’s pocket. Should we be building everything for mobile first, including our clothing? We ask our expert panel this and other questions.


Sanj Surati – Holition, AR/VR creative agency working with high profile luxury brands who also have a commitment to have a 50% female developer workforce

Peter Robinson – Dubit Limited, research agency with a finger on the pulse of emerging trends for kids media including supplying research and findings at Children’s Media Conference and Kids Screen

Imre Jele – Bossa Studios, mobile game makers with several successful titles out on mobile as well as console

Femi A – Design Juju, UX/UI expert

Chris Gale, Odyssey Mobile, mobile advertising agency with a firm handle on creative storytelling/advertising that takes mobile immersion to new places


This event is in partnership with LBG’s Digital Breakthrough Women’s Network and they are providing the space which is HUGE! Lots of food, lots of drink and lots of debate! They also have jobs available in a variety of areas which we will have more information on at and after the event.


On September 23rd, we expect the event to kick off with networking drinks at 5:30pm but the actual debate will start around 6:30 and last until 7:30 meaning you can continue the discussion over a glass of juice or wine later on.


Venue will be

48 Chiswell Street




Google MapMaker Event with Google Local

photo(3)  Many thanks to the lovely Google Local London team who hosted us at the Google office in Holborn for a fabulous Mapmaker event on Tuesday 11th June 2013.

An eager group of Girl Geeks descended on the office to learn more about Mapmaker and how to contribute and edit Google maps through an informative and fun presentation, where we were introduced to thinking about why we might want to benefit our communities through enriching Google Maps.

We had plenty of questions for the team and had a good evening editing and chatting.  If you haven’t tried Mapmaker yet, have a go for yourself and if you’re not sure how to get started, there’s plenty of help available on the YouTube channel.

If you’re on Google Plus, why not follow Google Local London or follow them on twitter?

However, the fantastic Google Local London team also reminded us about reviewing places and even some of the more private amongst us seemed enthusiastic about the possibilities and uses of reviews.  For further information, have a look at the help pages!

Many thanks to Google for hosting us.  We had a fabulous evening of learning and networking and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

It was great to see a lovely group of Girl Geeks at Google and we’re looking forward to seeing you at RegentTweet this month!  Don’t forget that our birthday will be in August – hope to see many of you there!



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

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

Regents Street Shopping with London Girl Geeks

Fashionable shopping destination Regent Street is teaming up with London Girl Geek Dinners to offer a futuristic shopping day which includes experiences from a presentation at the Apple Store, Augmented Reality interactive displays, free beauty and technology products that will be revealed through the latest technology on your smart phone.  Throughout the day there are also opportunities for free lunches and cocktails.

Get your name on the list to get a ticket to this event full of fun fabulous freebies.  There will be all sorts of fun and excitement to kick off this day at the Apple Store where we will all gather to hear a great talk before getting our instructions and getting off to explore the shopping of Regents Street.

This is a gadgeted event so bring your smartphone, laptop and all your tech to blog, tweet, and QR your way around the day.  There will be a technology hub called “basecamp” where you’ll be able to plug in your technology, edit your videos, blog, tweet or just relax before getting back at it.

Remember you have to be registered so go to the London Girl Geek Dinners google group for the secret URL and in the top right corner of the special page click on “register”.  If you click elsewhere you won’t be able to sign up.

You *MUST* be registered to get in to this event.  Men *MUST* be a guest of a registered and attending Girl Geek.  There are non  Girl Geek Dinner people clamouring to get into this event so please sign up ASAP.  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask (but as I work full time I can only check emails once a day – sorry!)

Here is out schedule of events:


Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get details of the timings for the day.

Get your name ticked off our list of registered attendees and we’ll meet and get a talk on “The Internet of Things: Digital Cows and the ways in which online behaviours are influencing the real world.”

You need to be on the list to get in to the event so remember to go to the London Girl Geek Dinners group and join to get access to the special URL.

 We’ll then head off for some lovely Shopping along Regent Street where we can hit the shops; Enjoy the sunshine; Take advantage of the fantastic offers; But most importantly, Have Fun! The day is yours so make the most of it. Remember you can always nip back to the basecamp to relax, cool down & drop your bags off before heading back out onto the streets.

We’ll end out day at the tech hub called “Basecamp” where you will have been able to store stuff, charge your tech, edit your videos, blog or whatever and we’ll have cocktails, share our experiences with the other girls and take part in the interactive presentation.

See you and your tech there! 🙂

BarCamp Ticket Lottery finishes TODAY!

Sorry for the late alert London Girl Geek Dinner Folks!

BarCampLondon is a semi-annual unconference run by volunteers for all geeks. The 7th version is at the IBM offices on the Southbank and will be held on the 24/25th of October. BarCamps are great events for geeks and anyone else with the slightest interest in BarCamps to meet new people in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

The organisers of this BarCamp are looking very hard for all of you out there that haven’t been to a BarCamp before, hoping to give you a great weekend to remember. To give you a bit of an extra nudge to apply for a ticket they have increased all newcomers’ chance to get a ticket in their lottery.

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Tickets are always in demand and limited but newcomers get a 50% higher chance to win a ticket in the lottery!

You can now sign up on http://bcl7lottery.heroku.com/, and you can find more info on the BarCamp site http://www.barcamplondon.org/. Alternatively you can also say hi to the organisers on their Twitter account @barcamplondon.

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So get in there and get your name down TODAY!

We’re still working on the next event for London GGD and are looking for a sponsor but if we can find a venue and can all pitch in some food or drink we can always have a great smaller event I’m sure! голова болит секс

If you work for a tech-savvy company who might be interested in supporting London Girl Geek Dinners, please do let us know 🙂

The next event will likely be first week of November or late October.

Thanks for reading!

London Girl Geek Dinner 4 Year Anniversary Event Announcement!


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

Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy

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

Channel 4 (In Cinema, Downstairs!)
124-126 Horseferry Rd

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London Girl Geek Dinner Sponsored by Symantec

Norton by SymantecWe’re thrilled to announce our second 2009 London Girl Geek event which is sponsored by Symantec and will be held at I-Level Search right in the heart of the city.

The event will commence at 6.00pm with some simple networking so do remember to bring your business cards with you.  The networking will then follow with group discussions on how to lifehack your way successfully through the current economic downturn.  This is an event where you should all bring your best and brightest ways to shine with you…Be prepared to share ideas, tech tools, management techniques and so on…

This is expected to be a fun, practical way of sharing your ideas.

When you head off you’ll also receive a fun little goodie bag… I’m not going to tell you what’s in it… that’s a surprise… all part of the fun of goodie bags!

Many thanks to Kate from Symantec and her team for arranging the goodie bags and sponsorship, and also to Judith Lewis and the I-Level Search team for offering their fun informal office space!

Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Friday, 20th February 2009, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • End Time: The event will finish at 9.30pm, with those interested flowing on to a local pub afterwards
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  • Venue: Vinyan movie download I-Level Seach Office see Directions for more details!
  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and Symantec – Venue space donated by I-Level Search
  • Food & Drink: Snacks and refreshments provided courtesy of Symantec
  • Subject for the evening: Life Hacking
  • Format: Reception, Group Discussions, Conversation
  • Capacity: 50 people
  • 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.
  • Directions: Here’s a really accurate map
    The closest tube station is Oxford Circus.  We are only a short 5 min walk away from Oxford Circus tube station, not far from the Getty Images Gallery.  The Number 7 bus has a stop for Gt Titchfield St going towards Russel Square  so you can even take the bus.  I am unsure of what the stop is called going in the opposite direction.From Oxford Circus station it can be very disorienting so look for Topshop or the Nike shop.  You want to be on this side of the street.  Now, walk along Oxford St from the Nike store, past Toipshop and Miss Selfridge. Cross and walk past Urbal Outfitters, Schuh, and lots of other shops until you come to a green booth in the middle of what was once probably a street but is now just an empty bit of pavement.  Turn here and walk towards Fratelli’s coffee shop or if you can see it more easily, Bagelmania.  This pagement gives way to a street which is Great Titchfield St.  Walk up Great Titchfield St – you’ll have to cross a street and then walk past the DMA and cross another street.  You’ll end up across the street from the DMA walking away from it.  A few buildings up, you’ll be faced with a metal bar gate, half open, half closed leading up a ramp.  You’ll see a door that says “we are fallon”.  Just before this door is another area with a security guard in it.  Go in to this area and let security know you are here for the Girl Geek Dinner at i-level search.  They will point you around the corner to the left (the windows you walked past when going up the ramp) and then you will have arrived!

    We will be in the back on the office in a large open space.

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If you’d like to attend on 20th February, please sign up via the sign me up button below, and we’ll see you at the event!

Video’s from 3 Year Anniversary Girl Geek Dinner now available

There was a bit of a delay getting the video’s up from the 3 year anniversary Girl Geek Dinner event but they are now here and available for you to watch and re-watch until you’re hearts are content!

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There are more details and write up’s from this event that can be found in the London Girl Geek Dinner 3 Year Anniversary Round Up

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London Girl Geek Dinner October Sponsored by Microsoft

Following the success of the London Girl Geek Dinner 3 year Anniversary we have been fortunate enough to gain access to Microsoft’s Auditorium for one of our biggest events yet.  We have an awesome speaker lineup including none other than the wonderful Julie Lerman of The Data Farm and the inspirational Dr Elizabeth Kelan bringing with them a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience for us all to learn from.

The Talks

Julie Lerman: “Defining the –ette in Geekette”

Twenty years ago, Julie Lerman learned that she had to act and dress like the guys in order to fit into the IT Industry. Today she’s found that the cover-up is no longer necessary. Many of her “girly” qualities have become advantageous in a world of geeks where she now speaks at conferences all over the world and has just finished writing her first programming book for O’Reilly Press. Julie will share with the London Girl Geeks some of this historical perspective and lessons learned.


Julie Lerman is an independent consultant and .NET Mentor who has been designing and writing software applications for over 20 years. Julie is the author of “Programming Entity Framework” (O’Reilly) and is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at conferences around the world and author of articles in many technical publications. Julie lives in the tiny U.S. state of Vermont where she runs the Vermont.NET User Group and serves on the board of the Vermont Software Developers Alliance. You can read Julie’s blog at www.thedatafarm.com/blog

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Dr Elisabeth Kelan – Innovation, Technology and Gender Stereotypes

In this talk Dr Elisabeth Kelan will talk about two pieces of research she conducted at the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business at London Business School (http://www.london.edu/womeninbusiness.html). The first research takes a look at the impact gender proportions have on innovation in teams. By studying knowledge intensive teams, the research shows that teams with equal proportions of men and women perform particularly well in regards to innovation indicators. In the second part of this talk, Elisabeth will address the importance of gender stereotypes at work. Drawing on examples from the Ladygeek research (www.ladygeek.org.uk) and cutting edge academic insights, Elisabeth will highlight why making gender stereotypes visible at work is crucial to work with them creatively.

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Dr Elisabeth Kelan is senior research fellow in the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business at London Business School (http://www.london.edu/womeninbusiness.html). Elisabeth has researched best practices in relation to gender in organisations and gender, team composition and innovation. Elisabeth has also focused on gender relations in high-tech businesses, gender representations in popular management literature, and the so-called “glass-ceiling”. Her current research interests include identities in organisations, socialisation into organisational cultures, young professionals and technologies at work. Elisabeth has presented her research internationally, published widely, and has received various awards for her research. She has provided advice to supranational and business organisations and is co-authoring the Lady Geek blog (www.ladygeek.org.uk) with Belinda Parmar. She is also founder of Athena Associates (http://www.athena-associates.com), a consultancy that specialises in advising organisations in respect to gender and diversity. Prior to her appointment at London Business School, Elisabeth worked at the University of Zurich as well as at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she also received her PhD.

If you would like to attend this event there are spaces for 150 people.  The details of the event can be found on our sign up page.

There are three rounds of tickets being released.

Round 1 9pm 15th September

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Round 2 7pm 16th September

Round 3 9pm 30th September

This should give people the opportunity to plan their time and be able to get hold of tickets for the event.

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