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Kiwicon 7 Girl Geek Dinner: Dinner

Firstly, a resounding Thank You to all of the amazing sponsors who have contributed to this evening. We couldn’t have fed any of you nearly as well without their generous support.

Gold Sponsor: Provoke

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Provoke is a full-service software design & development company specializing in the delivery of enterprise-grade solutions using Microsoft technology. Provoke offers the full spectrum of professional services from strategic consulting and analysis through to design, development, testing, hosting and support. Provoke have offices in Auckland, Wellington, Manila, Seattle and Singapore.

Gold Sponsor: Catalyst IT

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Open Source technologies company Catalyst IT have been a sponsor of several of our Geek Girl Dinner events in New Zealand in the last few years. With their main office here in Wellington, and other offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne and Brighton, Catalyst is the largest New Zealand owned company specialising in open source development and services. Catalyst is a one-stop-shop with expertise in everything from design and business analysis, right though to large scale hosting services. Find out more at http://catalyst.net.nz

 

You’ll be starting the evening off from 6 pm with a selection of canapés and a drink upon arrival, served to you in the Atrium. You’ll have plenty of time to arrive and check in your coats or bags at the door. We’ve even rolled out the red carpet for you!

Later in the evening, we’ll serve the dinner. This is the main course of the evening, and includes seven dishes from the Monsoon Poon menu served banquet style right at your seat. They’ll be naan and steamed rice served, and our own bar will be available if you need to top up any time throughout the evening with a selection of craft beers and wine (and more just next door upon request).

There’s plenty of options available for vegetarians, gluten intolerant and dairy free diets. The staff can cater for other allergies too, so just let us know how we can help.

The evening will close with a dessert platter of seasonal tropical fruits and Wendy’s Whittaker’s 72% Ghana chilli chocolate brownie. Yum!

You’re very welcome to stay and enjoy yourselves afterwards, but we’re mindful of Kiwicon’s many other events and early start, so we’re trying not to run too late into the evening.

Only one week to go! Looking forward to seeing the 54 of you who have registered so far! We’re confirming numbers with the venue shortly, so be in quick to guarantee yourself a seat.

Buy your tickets now at: https://wellington-ggd-at-kiwicon.lilregie.com/

Kiwicon 7 Girl Geek Dinner: The Venue

Wow! We’ve already sold 38 tickets in less than a week! Time for a sneak peek at the venue for the evening:

This event is being run in the Exhange Atrium, a shared space that joins Allen and Blair Streets, right in the heart of Wellington’s Courtenay quarter.It’s a very flexible space which can easily accommodate us for dinner, while still retaining cozyness and character.We have exclusive access to the Atrium for the entire evening thanks to the adjoining Monsoon Poon restaurant, who are catering us for the evening.

The Atrium is licensed so there will be a limited selection of alcoholic and and non alcoholic beverages available at a cash bar inside the venue (no eftpos facilities in the atrium sorry, so please bring cash with you), with the full bar just next door for anything on their drinks list. There’s also a coffee machine at the full bar.

Guests who are under the legal drinking age are still very welcome to attend, you just can’t drink alcohol.

We do encourage guests to stay after the event’s main proceedings are over and take full advantage of having the space to yourselves for the night.

Access is via the Allen Street entrance to the Atrium, to the right of Household Linens (17A Allen St). There’s a few steps up into the Atrium through this entrance, or there’s ramp access via an alternate entrance also on Allen Street. These will be locked externally for the night before the event begins for venue security.

Bathrooms are available through in the main restaurant, which are wheelchair accessible.

It’s close to Wellington’s bus routes and taxi stands. There is on street parking on nearby streets, which is metered until 8pm on Friday nights.

A link to Google maps of where the venue is here.

Buy your tickets now at: https://wellington-ggd-at-kiwicon.lilregie.com/

We’ve aimed to pick a flexible venue suitable for dining and presentations, that’s situated close to the Friday Kiwicon events. How did we do?

Website Move

We were using a free hosting option on WordPress for our website. We’re now moving all our site to here, to join our wider Girl Geek Dinner family. So make sure you update all your bookmarks to this site, all future events and details will be posted here 🙂