Girl Geek Dinners: Leeds

Event Info

Wed 13 Aug, 2008 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Sudy @ The Living Room
Greek Street
Leeds, UK


I'm very pleased to announce what will be the first of many Girl Geek Dinners will be hosted in the north-east next month.

Sandwiched between two other Leeds based Geek events: An Evening With Fred Wilson and BarCamp Leeds {2008}, this part of the country is fast becoming the Geek scene for the UK this side of the M25.

Confirmed speakers already include lydia machell; a freelance music software developer and lorna mitchell; a developer, consultant and trainer for ibuildings in Leeds.

Both Lydia and Lorna stand out as high fliers, confident and conversant with the Girl Geek mantra of technology, technology, technology, and are people, people too.

Lydia has a background in the arts and confirms her Girl Geek status as inventor of the Prima Vista Braille Music System (PVBMS). Inspired by the early ringtone formulas (remember how annoying they were) PVBMS transcribes standard print notation into Braille for blind musicians. Very cool. With some more time on her hands Lydia has aspirations to publish: Knit One, Purl Nought - The Smart Girls' Guide to Being a Geek. Meantime we have the pleasure of her company and intellect for the evening.

Lorna compliments Lydia's geek status as a PHP specialist, with interest in databases and Subversion. Lorna's background is in the boys club of electronic engineering. Her other projects include the PHPWomen group, specifically targeted toward the women in the PHP world. Lorna also makes awesome circuitboard cakes.
Our hosts for the evening will be Leeds Metropolitan's Linda Broughton and Girly Geekdom's Maz Hardey (Me).

This is a Girl Geek Dinner, but not at the exclusion of men! Such is the aim of GirlGeekdom the events are to encourage women, and men are more than welcome.

We are all Geeks together after all!

To register your attendance to Girly Geek dinner on August 13th visit here. 



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