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Speakers for GGD this Friday

We have two fantastic speakers lined up for this Friday:

Liz Henry, who is Kiwicon’s keynote speaker, is flying over from San Fransisco for the ‘con. Liz sports purple hair just to confuse evolutionary psychologists, tries to cause very specific trouble, and looks just swell in a tuxedo. She’s been writing on the internet since 1990, which is longer than some of you have been able to dress yourselves. Somehow, she still has hope for humanity. http://bookmaniac.org/

Our second speaker, Laura Bell, is also speaking at Kiwicon AND running the Surviving Kiwicon 101 briefing at 5pm on Friday at Little Beer Quarter which we’d definitely recommend. “A shy and retiring wall flower…” is one of the many phrases that have never been used to describe Laura. Since moving to NZ in 2011, she founded and runs in2securITy as well as working as a security consultant for Lateral Security. She knows what free time and hobbies are, she read about them in a book somewhere. It had a lot of pictures. http://www.in2security.org.nz/

Remember, we kick off at 6:30pm in The Guest Room at The Southern Cross

See you all on Friday!

Only 7 tickets left!

There’s not many tickets left, grab yours now. Read more about the event here. Important note: if you are having difficulty getting through the checkout it’s probably because Kiwicon’s checkout is in a special locked down mode in the final run up to the event. Drop Jen an email at jen [at] littlegreenpixel [dot] com and she can hook you up with the code you’ll need to get through.

Help spread the word

If you’d like to help tell other geek women about the November 16th Girl Geek Dinner, here are a couple of posters (one A4 and one A3, both black and white) you are free to put up in you workplace, uni, college or domicile.

Girl Geek Dinner Nov 16th – A4 pdf

Girl Geek Dinner Nov 16th – A3 pdf

Half our tickets gone already!

Make sure you get your ticket soon, we’re selling out fast! Read more about the event here.

Menu!

We promised we’d get around to posting the menu for the  November 16th Girl Geek Dinner, so here it is! Dinner is included in the ticket price. It’s a set menu, you can pick any one main and any one dessert from the below on the night:

Mains

Chargrilled sirloin steak
200g sirloin served with fries, fresh garden salad, eggs & beer braised onions. Your choice of mushroom gravy or garlic butter

Lamb shank
Braised lamb shank served on steamed gourmet potatoes with creamed silverbeet & a red wine jus

Chicken & roasted beetroot salad
With candied nuts, crispy noodles, orange, mixed slaw, mint & baby spinach

Southern Cross Risotto
Smoked salmon & Zany Zeus mascarpone

Vegan Burger
Homemade mushroom & nut pattie with lettuce, tomato, beetroot & relish served with fries

Dessert

Vegan chocolate raspberry cake
With dairy-free ice cream or vanilla ice cream

Trio of refreshing Kapiti sorbets
Garnished with wafers & seasonal fruit

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sundaes
Chocolate & Baileys sauce, nuts, sante bar & brownie or Berry coulis, lemon curd & crumbled meringue

Girl Geek Dinner: The Pre-Kiwicon Edition

GGD Wellington November 16th 2012

As promised, we’re back. GGD is all set for November the 16th, at 6:30pm. We’re timing this Geek Girl Dinner to coincide with Kiwicon 2012. We’ll be at the Southern Cross on Abel Smith Street (just off Cuba Street) in their Guest Room event room.

We have a limit of 40 tickets, so please get your ticket ASAP to avoid disappointment! To get your ticket, please follow this link to the Kiwicon webstore (Kiwicon are helping us out with ticketing), where you can select GGD tickets and purchase them.

November’s GGD will be a two course meal (main and dessert) plus nibbles. We have some speakers lined up that we’ll be announcing over the coming couple of weeks, and we’ll be posting the menu for the event shortly. Regular tickets are $20, student tickets are $5. Many thanks to our Gold sponsors Catalyst IT and Silverstripe for helping us make the tickets this affordable.

FAQ:

Q) Do I have to be attending Kiwicon to come to the Dinner?
A) Nope! Obviously we’re hoping to get lots of women Kiwicon attendees show up so they can meet prior to the event, but the GGD is open to all geek women, and our speakers will be talking about all kinds of topics, as usual.

Q) Can I bring my male spouse/partner/boyfriend/bff?
A) Yes! Dudes are totally welcome, but at the invitation of women attendees only.

Q) How come your ticket checkout is for “Kiwicon Heavy Industries”?
A) As mentioned above, Kiwicon has kindly offered to help us out with the ticketing for this GGD. This is a huge help to us as ticketing is always the gnarliest part of the setup for a GGD. Kiwicon will pass all the money they get from  GGD ticket sales back to us (and they are also helping to fund our student tickets, thanks Kiwicon!)

Q) Once I’ve bought my ticket, what do I need to bring to get in?
A) You can bring a printout of your receipt, or if you’ve forgotten that don’t worry we’ll have a guest list based on the ticket purchases that we can match you up to. If you bought a student ticket please bring student ID along to the event.