This month we have Reshma Sohoni from SeedCamp and Jennifer O'Grady from Democracy PR - and I can't wait to hear both these women speak and hear their stories. The details are all on the website but in short the event starts at 6pm, its at The Loft Leeds, and I hope I'll see you there!
I often get asked why we don't allow men at these events - well of course we do. Men can attend but only when they are invited by one of the attending girl geeks (maximum one man each please, ladies!) - meaning we can have men who are likely to contribute to the event but not be invaded if we don't want to be. If you're a guy and looking to go, find a girl geek and ask nicely :)
I'll definitely be at this event - I look forward to seeing some others. I had a great time last time - so go and buy a ticket (cheap night out at £15!) and I'll see you there!
The rules of the girl geek dinners is that any geeky girls can go - and not just tapping-into-a-black-screen-in-a-darkened-room geek girls, there is no minimum requirement! Guys are also welcome but they must be there as the invited guest of one of the geeks. I'm open to persuasion if anyone would like to attend as my guest - and for the girls, I'll see you there :)
Most of what I said wasn't on the slides, but the gist of it was along the lines of:
- Use the resources around you
- People can be resources
- Interact with resources
- Ask Questions - do it well and ask each question once
I had a great night and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did - and if you were there, are you asking questions yet?
So I'm pleased to announce that, on Wednesday 13th August there will be the first Leeds Girl Geek Dinner!! Tickets are £10 and if you needed any further encouragement, I'm one of the speakers for the evening. If you're going, or have any questions, leave a comment below - and I'll see you there!