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Girl Geek Tea Party 10 Geeky Show & Tell

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party v10
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-12-12
End Time: 16:00

At this month’s Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party, we celebrate our 1 year anniversary with a Christmas-y potluck and a science & technology Show & Tell.

The event will be a geeky potluck Show& Tell – bring nibbles and a geeky 5-10 minutes presentation to share with everyone. Anything goes – Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, a short presentation of your work, your research or any exciting hobbies that make you feel extra special geeky. There may be some Description Logic biscuits, non-alcoholic mulled wine and an authentic Christmas slideshow looking back at the best Girl Geek Tea Party moments of the past year, including cheesy music. Maybe ;)

Don’t worry if you don’t have a presentation – just come along and join us for some geeky fun anyway!

(“A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food to be shared among the group.” [Wikipedia])

Who can come along?

Bring along your friends, sisters, mums, daughters, aunties, cousins, and colleagues, anyone who might be interested. Our aim is to make subjects like this accessible to all women whatever their background or experience. If you’d like to come but are of the male variety then you don’t have to worry, men are always welcome at girl geek events. There is one condition – you must be invited by or come along with a lady attending the event.

When?

21st November 2010, 2pm-4pm

(We’ll be at the venue until 4.30, so don’t worry if you have to wait for trains, buses etc.)

Where?

MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN – in the Northern Quarter (just opposite the bright green Common bar)

Bring along…?

• Your favourite mug

• A short 5-10 minute presentation on something science & technology related that you’re passionate about.

• A laptop or a pen drive with your slideshow as PDF

• Your favourite biscuits, nibbles, sandwiches, cupcakes… (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 about science and technology.

For more info check out our website www.manchestergirlgeeks.com or follow @mancggd on Twitter

If you have any queries, please contact us on manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com.

Sign Up Now!

If you are reading this a few hours before the event, please feel free to turn up at MadLab.

This event is free but due to no-shows at previous events we have to charge a small booking fee to secure places. It’s only £2 per person and all money goes towards facilitator and venue costs (and tea/biscuits).

Click here to sign up!

Girl Geek Tea Party – Technology and Science Show & Tell

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party – Technology and Science Show & Tell
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Tea Party!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-08-29
End Time: 16:30

Welcome! So you want to know about Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party v.7 – Technology and Science Show & Tell – Share Your Enthusiasm, huh? Here’s a few details.

Who?

Bring along your friends, sisters, mums, daughters, aunties, cousins, and colleagues, anyone who might be interested. Our aim is to make subjects like this accessible to all women whatever their background or experience. If you’d like to come but are of the male variety then you don’t have to worry, men are always welcome at geek girl events. There is one condition – you must be invited by or come along with a lady attending the event.

What?

Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party v.7 – Technology and Science Show & Tell – Share Your Enthusiasm: Quite possibly the greatest event you’ll ever attend. 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 MGG 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.

What is it? – Science, Engineering or Technology Wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for up to ten 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 technology, a cup of tea and some cake. Oh, didn’t I mention there’d be cake? Well, it wouldn’t be a tea party otherwise!

There’ll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can share your thoughts and ideas with like minded ladies. If you’re new to technology and just want to learn more then come to listen and meet some great people.

Sign Up Now!

Book your place now and we’ll see you there! 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. This event is free but due to no-shows at previous events we have to charge a small booking fee to secure places. It’s only £2 per person and all money goes towards facilitator and venue costs (and cakes)

Bring along…?

•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.

For more info check out our website www.manchestergirlgeeks.com or follow @mancggd on Twitter

Book your place now!. You know you want to.

If you have any queries, please contact us on manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com.


Girl Geek Tea Party – Wonderful WordPress Workshop

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Girl Geek Tea Party

Title: Girl Geek Tea Party
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-07-25
End Time: 16:30
Cost: £2 booking fee to secure a place on the workshop (money to go towards facilitator and venue costs)*
Who: Girl Geeks, bring along anyone you like! Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff… Even boys can come if you want to bring them as your date!

But more importantly, What

Jordan Hatch (http://jordanh.net / @1jh) will help us venture into the world of WordPress, a very popular content management system that is used as the basis for many websites and blogs! You will learn how to install and set up WordPress from scratch on a web server, which gives you much more freedom than the blogs offered on wordpress.com.

Please note: Level of experience required: Basic HTML and CSS skills, experience with using
web interfaces and perhaps WordPress as an author / editor would be helpful. Having heard the words MYSQL database and FTP before would help, but absolutely no worries if not – we’re doing step-by-step instructions. As always, the workshop will be very basic and there will be some volunteers to help out when you’re stuck!

If in doubt: come along and see what it’s like, we’re here to help you explore things. And if all else fails, there’s always tea and biscuits :)

Brief Breakdown of the WordPress Workshop

  • Introduction to the ‘famous’ 5 minute install
  • A guided tour around the admin panel with time to play around and put a couple of posts and pages in
  • Finding plugins and installing them
  • Then a break for tea and cake :)
  • Find a new theme and install it
  • Learn how to change CSS in a template

Bring along…?

  • Your laptop (with working WiFi) to get involved with the hands-on parts of the WordPress workshop.
  • 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.

For more info & to secure your ticket, go to http://girlgeekteaparty.eventbrite.com

* After many people booking tickets and not turning up for the previous workshop we have had to resort to a booking fee to make sure there will be interested techies in the workshops on the day. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.*

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The Girl Geek Dinners are a worldwide movement, with an estimated number of 60 groups in over 20 countries. In Manchester, the Girl Geek Tea Party sessions were started as a more activity oriented, “family friendly” addition to the dinners. The Tea Party workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons at MadLab, a hackspace in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and include hands-on activities such as an introduction to open source hardware (“Arduino”), web development (HTML/CSS) and “Build your own PC” sessions. All workshops are run by volunteers and are free to attend, we only ask for donations that go towards MadLab.

We are aiming to provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which girls and women who are interested in science can get an insight into the different aspects of technology – outside of courses and classrooms. With six successful events so far, several dozen participants from young people to computing experts, and a lot of positive feedback, we are optimistic that the Girl Geek Tea Parties will become an important part of Manchester’s vibrant digital technology scene.

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