Join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary and kick-off the She’s Geeky unconference with a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, January 29th, 2009 in Palo Alto.
For this Girl Geek Dinner, we are going “no-host” and asking everyone to chip in $20 for dinner at Ming’s in Palo Alto (off the 101 freeway in Palo Alto). You must buy your ticket online by 3PM on Tuesday, January 27th — NO WALK-INS. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner starts at 6:30pm with your fellow Silicon Valley girl geeks!
The first 200 women to register will receive a shiny Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner mug! We have Girl Geek Dinner schwag for everyone, but are encouraging early registrations with nifty mugs — make your office co-workers jealous with your girl geek schwag!
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Check-in
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm – 7:45pm: Introductions from women in tech groups represented
7:45pm – 9:30pm: Networking, including the opportunity to contribute ideas for She’s Geeky
Never been to an unconference or camp? This one provides an amazing opportunity to learn from a range of geeky women in a peer-to-peer participant driven event. Check out proposed She’s Geeky unconference topics on the wiki
and have the opportunity to contribute your own session ideas at the dinner.
What happens at a She’s Geeky unconference? Beginning at 9am each day, we start with a blank wall and create a multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone. Rooms are assigned to each topic and participants attend sessions they are interested in. Notes from each session are collected and a book is compiled with all the notes from the conference and distributed to everyone who attends. For a 3-minute peek at last year’s unconference, click here.
She’s Geeky (January 30-31, 2009 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View) unconference tickets can be purchased for Friday or Saturday or both days. Join She’s Geeky Friday evening after the unconference for a showing of a film about Ada Lovelace, the “first programmer” according to Wikipedia.