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!