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Speakers for our upcoming event

So we’re really excited about announcing the awesome ladies who will be speaking at our Girl Geek Dinners at Nethui on July 8th.

Our first speaker is Merrin Macleod who will talk on her recent work organising Wellington’s Rails Girls, a free weekend event open to all enthusiastic girls and women.

Merrin makes internet at Rabid, is technically a full-time design student, and is full of crazy ideas about making things better for people. She organised Wellington’s first Rails Girls workshop at the beginning of June and will explain to you why Rails Girls is great, why it’s kind of problematic, and what other steps need to take place towards achieving her ulterior motive of a diverse, welcoming and successful technology industry.

Our second speaker is Natasha Lampard. Natasha is the mother of an event called Webstock, a start up called Lil Regie, a dog called Bird and three tiny humans called Belle, Harry and Xanthe.

You can get your ticket right now from here or read details about the event here.

Wellington Girl Geek dinners at Nethui

We have teamed up with the wonderful people at Nethui to bring you Girl Geek Dinners at Nethui! The awesome Internet NZ have sponsored this event and our GGD Nethui event will be held at the Town Hall (Civic Suite) Monday July 8th at 6pm . You do not have to attend Nethui to attend our Girl Geek Dinners event.

This event will be a little different, there will be no sit down dinner. The ticket will include a free drink and lots of finger food instead. There will be a cash bar for further drinks if required. We have some great speakers lined up and we’ll release details closer to the event.

We have 100 tickets available and 20 of these tickets are available for students. Ticket prices are $20 or student ticket prices are $5. We employ an honesty system for student tickets. Please reserve them for students. If you’re a student please use the promotional code ‘g33kgirl_student’ when purchasing a ticket.

Nethui are also helping us with the registration and ticket details. You can register here. (http://nethui.eventbrite.co.nz/#)

Make sure you get in quick so you don’t miss out. We’re very excited about this event and can’t wait to see you all on the night. Also feel free to share the love to Internet NZ for sponsoring this event.

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!

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.

We are back

As you can tell things have been a little quiet for the Wellington Girl Geek Dinner events. Things got a little hectic, but we’re back and ready to see all of you again. Keep an eye out as we’ll release details very soon on the next upcoming event.