Posts Tagged ‘ggtp’

Wikipedia Editing Day

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Wikipedia Editing Day
Location: MadLab
Description: Manchester Girl Geek’s afternoon tea party is going ALL DAY for November, as we edit Wikipedia together with a focus on improving coverage of girl geeks on The Free Encyclopedia.
Date: 25-11-2012
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: please book here

 

 

 

 

Manchester Girl Geek’s afternoon tea party is going ALL DAY for November, as we edit Wikipedia together with a focus on improving coverage of girl geeks on The Free Encyclopedia. Of course, if there’s anything else you’re particularly interested in, you can edit whatever pages you like! But if you need a theme, we’re taking our inspiration from the Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society earlier in October, and sprucing up the sciencey ladies’ pages. There is a whole list of articles still needing your attention here, all focusing on inspirational women in science.

Women are sorely underrepresented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and we aim to shift the balance. Is your favourite lady scientist a stub? Fix it! With special guests from Wikimedia UK, lunch included and help with editing if you’re not sure, plus of course our usual tea and cake and good Girl Geek company. Boy geeks welcome, as long as they come with a girl. We’ll be at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, from 11am until 4pm.

What to Bring:
- Your laptop, which you can plug in to our electricity and connect to our lovely hosts Madlab’s Wi-fi
- Your favourite mug for tea and coffee
- As always, any homemade cakes or biscuits you’ve made (Wikipedia/famous ladies themed treats especially welcome!)

If you have not done so already, please create an account on Wikipedia (by going to en.wikipedia.org and clicking ‘create an account’ on the top right).

Tickets are free, and include lunch, although donations to Madlab are as always very welcome.

We’ll be providing lunch in the form of self-assembly sandwiches, with a range of options (let us know if you have any special requests) and accompanying snacks – as well as tea, coffee and squash all day.

If you don’t have a laptop, and can’t borrow one, then please get in touch (manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com) and we’ll see if we can lend you one for the day. All ages welcome, and all levels of experience.

 

Girl Geek Tea Party: HAMA time!

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party: HAMA time!
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:29-04-2012
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:30

Book your ticket here

 

 

For April’s Girl Geek Tea Party, Hama expert Rosarie O’Donahoe will be coming in to show us how to make things using Hama beads. These are tiny tubular plastic beads which you can arrange into shapes and then melt with an iron to produce a brilliant plastic picture you can take away with you and use as a coaster, badge or super-bling massive pendant.

Mario sprites made from Hama Beads, by JayEmBee on Flickr

But since this is Girl Geeks, we won’t just be making any old shapes out of Hama beads! Girl Geek Kat Reeve will be there with a fine selection of old-school 8-bit retro computer games.You can have a go at playing computer games like they used to in the old days, then make your favourite characters or sprites out of the beads. We will provide some computer game sprite images for you to work from, or you can make up your own!

QR code to Manchester Girl Geeks website, made at qrcode.Kaywa.com

And not only this, but also mathematician and Girl Geek Katie Steckles will be telling us all about QRcodes, the magical 2D barcodes which are all over the internet these days. She’ll explain for us how the data is encoded into a QR code and how they work, and then you can use your Hama beads to make a QR code of your very own to take home, linking to a website of your choice or just encoding your name or a secret message.

Tickets
We only have limited spaces for this event. In order to make sure that everyone who wants to come gets a ticket, and to cover costs for the Hama beads, we charge £3 for this event. We will provide some tea & biscuits, but we would like to point out that our venue – MadLab – appreciates donations. Look out for the donation cat :)

What To Bring…

  • Your favourite mug
  • If you have any, a Hama beads peg board
  • Your favourite biscuits, cake, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting… :)
  • Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in learning something new!

Girl Geek Tea Party #25 – Show and Tell

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party #25 – 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: 23-09-2012
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: sign-up here 

 

 

 

Tickets

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

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.

 

 

Girl Geek Tea Party – Coding Workshop

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party – Coding Workshop
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).
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2012-02-19
End Time: 17:00
Booking: Get your places here!



Manchester Girl Geeks celebrate the Code Year 2012
- with an intro to coding!

codecademy screenshot

With the help of www.codecademy.com, our very own girl geek Kat (aka @binarykitten) will walk and talk you through the first steps to writing your own code (in JavaScript, to be precise). This short intro class is aimed at absolute beginners, who have little or no knowledge of programming, as well as people who would like to refresh their coding skills. Children from age 10 and older who know how to use a computer are more than welcome, too! Feel free to bring your young ones and share a laptop with them.

The class will be around 2 hours with plenty of explanations of what and why you are coding. And as always, there will breaks for tea, biscuits and chats with other girl geeks and soon-to-be geeks!

Tickets
We only have limited spaces for this event. In order to make sure that everyone who wants to come gets a ticket, we charge our usual £2 booking fee for this event. We will provide some tea & biscuits, but we would like to point out that our venue – MadLab – appreciates donations. Look out for the donation cat :)

For more information and to book your ticket, please visit: http://ggtpcoding.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

 

Girl Geek Tea Party v20 – Geeky Show and Tell

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party v20 – Geeky 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).
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2011-11-27
End Time: 16:00








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 Geeks Tea Party and share your knowledge with girls (and guys) who want to know more. We’re having a Girl Geek “Show and Tell” and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating.

Tickets

This event is free and we will provide some tea & biscuits, but we would like to point out that our venue – MadLab – appreciates donations. Look out for the donation cat

What To Bring…

• A short talk or presentation

• A laptop could be useful with working wifi, we might have some web based show-and-tells

• Your favourite mug

• Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting…

• Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff.

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.