London Girl Geek Dinner 3 Year Anniversary Round Up

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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:

Girl Geek Dinner 3rd Birthday @ Google Towers

Girl Geek Dinner at Google and other stories

Happy Birthday Girl Geek Dinners!

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Girl Geek Dinner in London at Google

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Girl Geek Diner – 3 Year Anniversary

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(London) Girl Geek Dinner: 3 Year Anniversary! – Sponsored by Google!

Girl Geek Dinners have been going now for almost three years!  (Officially that would be 3 years on the 16th August 2008 but due to venue availability we are celebrating on the 28th instead!)  So we had a long think about the perfect place for a reasonably large girl geek birthday/ anniversary party and came to the conclusion that Google are great hosts with the perfect space, so we asked them if they would like to join us in our celebration! Lucky for us they said yes!!!

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We thought it was a good chance to get together, share some wine, food and conversation!

It should be a fun event and one that I hope you will all enjoy.  There is only one release of tickets for this event.  After which a reserves list will be created.  Tickets will be strictly on a first come first served basis.  Sign up early to avoid disappointment.  We will also do our best to live stream the event via to here and the site.

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Round Up: London Girl Geek Dinner – Getting Into IT

A few weeks back the London Girl Geeks descended upon Central Foundation Girls School to meet the students, both past and present, to discuss how to get into IT.  The event was sponsored by OpenNETCF Consulting Black Christmas download Big Stan the movie Gang of Roses dvdrip

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Somewhere in Time full Oh, God! You Devil ipod , who do consultancy work on .net and specialize in Windows Mobile, Windows CE and embedded software development. Without them we wouldn’t have had the great array of pizza’s and soft drinks before the start of the talks!  They were very much appreciated.

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The session was good and the students seemed to get a lot out of it, as did a few of the teachers there.  If you are thinking about going into your local school and talking then it’s well worth doing!  I’m sure the teachers who follow our blog will tell you that!  And the schools are very good at co-ordinating and helping outsiders come into the schools.

Take a look at the video and feel free to add your own pieces of advice for youngsters looking to get into the IT industry in the comments below.  You can also annotate the video with your comments.  I haven’t added any so far but they are open to all for comments!

London Girl Geek Dinner with iT4Communities

Date & Time: Gone with the Wind release 25th June 2008 from 7pm

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Venue: The Information Technologists’ Hall

Hosted by iT4Communities with wine, snacks and refreshments provided. As iT4Ccommunities is a charity we would ask a £2 contribution per attendee collected on the evening but larger contributions always welcome!

Food & Drink: Light snacks and nibbles & wine

Subject for the evening: IT law, accessibility, and IT volunteering


Capacity 60 people

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Re-posted: Dr Sophie Kain on Being a Geek (and on The Apprentice & Sir Alan Sugar..)

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The combined London Geek Dinner and London Girl Geek Dinner on 26 April was fun. The venue was perfect, just the right size for the attendees, so you could mingle and sit down at various tables and even sofas without being too cramped.

Here’s the video of the speech by Dr Sophie Kain on being a geek (with intro by Ian Forrester). The talk was very good, with some great Q&A and thoughtful discussion on geekdom and what it means to be a geek. As well as some comments on The Apprentice and Sir Alan, for you gossip / TV fans out there! Enjoy.

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Re-posted from GirlyGeekdom

Joint London Girl Geek Dinner and Geek Dinner

This is a Special Geekdinner. Besides it being a joint event together with the Geek Dinners, it will be Ian Forrester’s (ograniser of Geek Dinners and Barcamp London) last London Geekdinner, as he is moving to Manchester. And if that wasn’t enough, we have a fantastic guest speaker: Dr. Sophie Kain.

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Dr. Sophie Kain is a very interesting woman. She’s most known for being on the 3rd season of the UK Apprentice where she admitted to being a geek. Although Sophie didn’t win the position at Sir Alan Sugar’s side, she has setup the innovation company, Prior Kain Ltd and launched a web venture entitled Toast and Trash. Sophie is highly intelligent, bubbly and full of life. She is certainly someone you will want to share a couple of ideas with during a bottle of red wine.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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Where: Horse Bar, 124 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7XG
Nearest Underground: Lambeth North
Special Guests: Sophie Kain
Cost: 10 pounds for Food & Venue
Upcoming: 452888

Please use the Upcoming page to indicate you are coming. Sign up is necessary, because there is an attendee limit of 100.