Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Goodbye Sydney Geek Girls

Dear Sydney Geek Girls,

I'm leaving Sydney for the sweltering heat of Darwin and the company of my wonderful family.

You are in good hands with Catherine Eibner, Kate Carruthers, Jodie Miners and many others.

Please don't let the group fade away. There are so many fabulous geek girls in Sydney who have shown each other so much support for the last two years. Keep it up.

You can always email, txt or tweet me for a chat, support or anything else I can help you with.

Love, hugs and geeky kisses,

Monday, 12 October 2009

Be a 3 minute Mentor and Mentee - North Ryde Social Event with Girl Geeks and FITT

We have a fantastic local Female IT community with thanks to each & everyone of you who is involved.

Have you ever wanted to do more? Perhaps give something back to the Female IT community?

Well, this is going to be your chance!

Sydney Girl Geek Dinners are joining forces with Females In Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) for its first networking event that will provide a fun and interactive speed mentoring game, with the overall goal of sharing ways you can get involved in mentoring & give or receive support from your peers & our amazing role models we are lucky enough to have.

The aim is to provide an interactive networking to share and discuss work related experiences that could include anything like the following:

-If only I knew 5 years ago what I know now
-What works for me in this situation
-I know I have a strong skill set here, but could use help here
-What type of course could help me progress in this area
-I just want to make sure I’m heading in the right direction

So bring your questions as well as your answers as this is one opportunity to make great introductions, learn from your peers and have fun.

This event is kindly sponsored by Microsoft

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Pencil in the date:

Thursday, October 29th
12 pm – 2pm
1 Epping Road, North Ryde

Register Now: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=29I3Y9PhkHCqPGziAqwlXg%3d%3d

Monday, 31 August 2009

Come have a drink @ The Metro

What: Casual gathering to catch up with geek girls
Where: The Metro
When: 7pm Thursday the 3rd of September

Booking is in the name Cathie. See you there.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Where shall we meet?

I'm back at work and ready to start organising "stuff" again.

I need a suggestion for a venue that would suit an informal gathering
of Sydney geek girls. It needs to have a variety of food and lots of
seating. Outside is fine if there are heaters. Preferably in the CBD
or surrounding suburbs.

It will be in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for details.

Respond to the Google group or comment on this blog if you have suggestions.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Yahoo!7 Girl Geek Dinner Pictures & Screencast

Above are some pictures from the Girl Geek Dinner night at Yahoo!7 If you have photos on flickr please add them to the pool too. Pool/Group ID 1173495@N22

The night was great fun. The Speakers did a wonderful job. Will provide links to their talks once I get a hold of them.

Thanks to all that attended. Hope you had a great evening!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Yahoo!7 Girl Geek Dinner - June 17


June 2009 Girl Geek Dinner!

Allan Shone and Pratibha Gannavarapu from Yahoo!7 introducing you to YQL and more.

Special Guest Appearances by;
Candace Wong: Automated User Interface Testing
Thomas Given-Wilson: Recovering From Linux
Georgi Knox: Gaming
Jenny Gordon: Configure Cisco router

To be held at:
Yahoo!7 Offices
Level 2, Pier 8 & 9
23 Hickson Road
Millers Point.

June 17, 2009

6pm and 9:30pm

Will also showcase:
Triva, Foosball and Guitar Hero

100 People


Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Microsoft Girl Geek Dinner - May 14th

A Geek Girl evening of building and Xbox-ing

It’s time to get socially dextrous and spend an evening getting serious with Lego and networking through gaming at the upcoming Geek Girl Dinner in Sydney.
Places are limited so make sure you’re quick to register below.
WHEN? Thursday 14th May 2009, from 5:45pm - 9pm
WHERE? Microsoft Building, 1 Epping Rd, North Ryde
RSVP? ASAP through the form below


A two-part event, this month’s Geek Girl dinner will take place at the Microsoft headquarters in North Ryde.

Firstly, we’ll be working on the Women Build program using Lego Bricks to start discussions around solutions to a problem facing women in the technology industry. Then we’ll be heading upstairs for the entertainment and networking component of the evening, and get hands on with the Xbox 360 games system. Finger food and drinks will be provided.

Some of the female stars of the IT industry will be coming along to the event, which will be MC’d by the lovely Ashley Jenkins, Fragdoll extraordinaire, site manager for Xbox.com and programmer of the Xbox LIVE interface.

Registration has closed.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Sydney Girl Geek Dinner @ New Google Offices

the first GGD for Sydney in 2009
with lightning talks and networking

Google Australia
Level 5, Workplace 6
48 Pirrama Road

(Opposite Star City Casino)

6PM on Wednesday the 15th of April

Registration closed

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Please provide feedback for GGD Sydney

Provide us with feedback so that we can make 2009 a great year for Girl Geek Dinners Sydney...

Update: Thanks for the feedback :)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

The Christmas Party

The Girl Geek Dinner Sydney Christmas party was a lot of fun. Held at the fabulous offices of Geekdom with views of Circular Quay, it was a night to remember. With 70 geek girls and twice as many cupcakes, we partied away in to the beautiful summer night with lots of presents and champagne.

Pia Waugh spoke about Volunteering and why being part of a community group is so rewarding. On the night and during the days to follow, many geek girls told me that Pia and the group conversation following her talk inspired them to start blogging. I sure hope we see more of those blogs in 2009.

There were a lot of cameras, which resulted in a lot of photos of the night. Not too many incriminating ones. If you have some more to share then send me the link and I'll put them up here or put them up on the facebook group.

Of course, we could not have had the night without our very generous sponsors who have all been massive supporters of the geek girls of Sydney throughout 2008: Geekdom (the venue) and the woman behind the party - Cathie McGinn; Atlassian (the food) and a geek girl who has never missed the one event - Brydie McCoy; Google (the food) and the always present and cheery Alice Boxhall and Narelle Cozens; Microsoft (the drinks) and Catherine Eibner who always pushes us forward; ThoughtWorks (the Santa hats) and my fantastic colleagues Suzi Edwards and Liz Douglass who support me in every way possible; and Andre Pang (the cupcakes) who is a great geek guy who encourages Pia and I always.

There are other people during 2008 who have made GGD Sydney the thriving group it is. You are the ones that got it going and keep it alive: Giles Alexander; Jason Yip; Claudia Jayne Mikaelian; Sun-Hee; Will Blott; Danni McBride; Darci Dutcher; Lindsay Ratcliffe; Sarah Falamaki; Jules Parry; Cyndi Mitchell; and so many more that I have to leave off or I'll go on for a long long time.

Thanks for 2008. Let's make 2009 even more fantastic!