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Girl Geek Tea Party: Wikipedia Day

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Girl Geek Tea Party

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party: Wikipedia Day
Location: MadLab
Description: A team from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will show you how to take your first steps as a Wikipedia contributor, and can provide more advanced help to those who’ve already dabbled. Bring along your favourite sources and add to the body of knowledge together.
Date: 27-10-2013
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Book here

 

Manchester Girl Geeks presents an introduction to Wikipedia, aiming to shift the balance by encouraging more women to participate as editors. The event promises to be a tea and cake packed day with scouting and editing galore.

Helpers from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will show you how to take your first steps as a Wikipedia contributor, and can provide more advanced help to those who’ve already dabbled. Bring along your favourite sources and add to the body of knowledge together.

The editing day will include separate areas for beginners and people who already know how to edit Wikipedia – if you attended our event last year, or you already have experience of editing, there’ll be a more advanced area where you can get on with editing, and have help on more advanced topics. If you’re not experienced, trainers will take you through the basics of logging in and editing, as well as give you some ideas of how to contribute.

For more information, check out their website.

Girl Geek Tea Party #35: Show and Tell

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
GGTP

GGTP

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party #35: Show and Tell
Location: MadLab
Description: Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Date: 29-09-2013
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: Sign up here 

 

 

Do you have a passion for technology? What gadget could you not live without? What wonder of science do you think the world should know about? Come to the next Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party and share your knowledge with girls (and guys) who want to know more.

We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties, and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating. Science, engineering, technology, maths, or anything geeky – wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for 10-15 minutes (or less if you’d rather) on a subject of your choice.

If you don’t have anything to share then just come along for the talks, a cup of tea and some cake. Feel free to bring some homemade cakes if you want to share the love, too. There’ll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can share your thoughts and ideas with like minded ladies. If you’re new and just want to learn more, then come to listen and meet some great people.

Tickets
This event is free, including tea and cakes/biscuits – although donations to our lovely hosts MadLab are very welcome.

What To Bring
A short talk/presentation (optional) plus laptop/slides if needed (remember it’s only 10-15 minutes!)
Your favourite mug
Your delicious baked goods, if you’re in a baking mood
Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues, etc who might be interested in joining us!

On the day the first 15 minutes will be set aside for tea, biscuits & booking your time slot. There’ll be a list of slots available when you arrive and we’ll allocate them on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there!

Girl Geeks Summer Gaming Tea Party

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Girl Geek Tea Party

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geeks Summer Gaming Tea Party
Location: MadLab
Description: A drop-in summer fair with a games theme, held in association with Mcr GameJam.
Date: 25-08-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Tickets: £5 entry

 

For August, we’ll be having a drop-in summer fair at our favourite venue, with a games theme! We’re holding it in association with Mcr GameJam, who’ll be having a game-writing event upstairs while we fill the downstairs with Girl Geek Tea Party action. We’ll be there all day from 10am to 5pm, and we’ll have plenty of activities going on, so you’re welcome to join us for some or all of the day!

 

Activities include:

  • Game character sprite making using Hama beads – we’ll have designs for you to work from, or bring your own and make key rings, magnets, badges or coasters from plastic beads.
  • Board games to play - if you attended our recent board games tea party, you’ll know we had a large range of geeky games to play, and you’re welcome to try them out!
  • Computer games to play, including multiplayer Nintendo DS – bring yours if you have one, plus any multiplayer games you’d like to play with others. We have Tetris and Bomberman! If you don’t have a DS, you might be able to ask someone nicely and borrow one.
  • Cakes and biscuits, including a computer games themed bake-off – bring the most awesome game-themed bake as judged by our panel, with prizes to be won!
  • Lightning talks - we’d like you to come and tell us about your favourite computer game or board game. What’s the story, how does it play, and why do you like it? You can also show off games you’ve made yourself, as the GameJam attendees will be doing towards the end of the day. Talks will take place informally, as and when people want to give them, and we’ll have a laptop and projector if that’s useful.
  • Scratch programming – drop-in informal workshops, for anyone from complete beginners up, where you can spend a few minutes or as long as you like learning to write your own simple computer games using Scratch. Bring your laptop if you’d like to join in, or please get in touch if you don’t have one you can bring and we will see what we can do.

 

What to Bring (all optional!)

- Your laptop, if you’d like to learn Scratch with us or write your own computer games
- Your Nintendo DS, if you have one and would like to play multiplayer games
- Cakes/biscuits, if you’d like to bake some for our bake-off and win prizes!

You can find more information at the Girl Geeks Manchester page.

Girl Geeks Tea Party

Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Girl Geek Tea Party

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geeks Tea Party
Location: MadLab
Description: Soft Electronics Maker Session
Date: 28-07-2013
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 17:00
Book tickets: You can get your tickets here.

 

As part of this session, you will learn how to make your own soft electronics toys, making circuits to light up your cuddly animal friends.

Girl Geeks BarCamp Manchester

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geeks BarCamp Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Date: 16-03-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Booking: sign up here

 

 

Following on from our successful ‘Show & Tell’ events, Manchester Girl Geeks are hosting a BarCamp – an all-day interactive ‘unconference‘, where the talks are provided by attendees, and the programme isn’t known until the conference is under way! Think of it as a big, all-day Show&Tell!

Typical topics at BarCamps include technology, science, mathematics, or anything else that’s geeky and fun! Share your knowledge, passion and enthusiasm with other like-minded nerdy types. As with all Manchester Girl Geeks events, male attendees are welcome - to make sure we’re balanced, it would be great if you could bring along a female friend or girl geek. It’s a win/win/win situation, right?

The event is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone or other wi-fi enabled device, and anything you want to share!

Event Details

Girl Geeks BarCamp Manchester will be held on Saturday 16th March 2013, and will run from 10am-5pm. The event will take place across both floors of MadLab, 36/40 Edge Street, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The ground floor talks and toilets are wheelchair accessible, and the venue has free wi-fi and power sockets for your laptops.

We also have some funds available to contribute towards costs for child care and accessibility (e.g. taxis). It won’t be a lot, but we’re hoping to help make the BarCamp as accessible as possible for everyone! You will have to notify us before the event so we can consider you for funding. Please email us for details!

Talks

The talks will be scheduled at the start of the BarCamp – just turn up with an idea! We will have a big timetable where you can enter your preferred time slot for your presentation, and the timetable is likely to change throughout the day. The rules for the talks are:

  • The topic can be anything that you think might be interesting to an audience with an interest in science and technology.
  • The slots will be 25 minutes. Shorter talks are ok, too.
  • You can give more than 1 talk on the day.
  • It doesn’t need to be a talk – discussion rounds, hands-on tutorials and spontaneous ad-hoc presentations are actively encouraged!
  • We will have a projector and speakers on both floors, but please bring a laptop if you have slides. Talks without slides are great, too!

Sponsorship

Manchester city council logo

This event is supported by Manchester City Council as part of their International Women’s Day celebrations, but we’re also looking for sponsorship to pay for extras like food and tshirts!

For more information about sponsoring this event, click here.

 

Event support by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.