Sunday, 17 August 2008

Sydney Girl Geek Dinner #4 was a hit!

On Thursday the 14th of August, GGD Sydney held our latest event. It was a night of champagne, cheese and a chocolate fountain brought to 70 girl geeks by ThoughtWorks.

Maria Milosavljevic, CTO of Capital Markets CRC spoke about looking at an academic career as an alternative to the usual industry track that we take in our lives. The description of roles that would allow people to put their computer science degrees to full use was attractive to many in the audience.

ThoughtWorks engineers Liz Douglass and Julian Parry gave a hugely popular talk about Test Driven Development. Their talk had audience participation, coding examples and lots of laughs. If you'd like a copy of the slides for their talk, just ask me. Jules was our first male speaker.

Cyndi Mitchell, the Managing Director of ThoughtWorks Studios spoke about Dynamic Languages and how they can be used to solve the current issues with Enterprise bloat. Cyndi is our first international speaker.

Suzi Edwards was a fabulous hostess and kept the crowd going with spinal checks, speed networking and lots of good humour. She also took a lot of fantastic photos which you see in this post. For more pictures, see Suzi's flickr photo stream.

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