Silver Sponsor: Aura Information Security
Having started from a humble boutique web-development shop in 2001, Aura Information Security has been specializing solely in information security since 2006, and is now proud to be one of the top IT Security consulting business in NZ (and highly award winning), alongside some very talented peers – damn we have an epic talent pool of security experts in NZ! At Aura we love to mix this security expertise with great Kiwi ingenuity to come up with some visionary solutions (in our opinion). This is why out of our 30 strong team we have half focused on pen-testing, training, research and security consulting, whilst the other half are developing and supporting our scanning and web-shielding solutions RedEye and RedShield with a fast growing NZ and overseas client base.
As for Girl-Geeks, we love em, and there should be more of em! We have 4 girls (with differing geekness) on the team, and we love them, so we want more! Enjoy dinner on us!
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.
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!