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Kiwicon 7 Wellington Girl Geek Dinner (Nov)

Drumroll please… We’re pleased to announce the second annual Kiwicon Girl Geek Dinner on the 8th of November!

Set on the Friday night before the conference at Monsoon Poon, we’re hoping this will give everyone a chance to meet up before the ‘con kicks off the next day.

The event is not restricted to just Kiwicon attendees, so if you’ve missed out on a Kiwicon ticket, or are just curious, we’d love you to come along and get to know each other over dinner.

Doors will be open from 6pm. We’ll be posting a menu soon.

Tickets are priced at $20, with a limited number of student tickets available at $5 each. Tickets are available for purchase thanks to the awesome team at Lil Regie, but you’ll have to be in quick!

We’d like to thank Kiwicon for their generous funding and support to make this event happen again, after a sell-out event last year we’re hoping this year’s will be even bigger and better!

As always tickets are for woman, however Men are also welcome as a guest of a woman attending.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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

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.

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.