Posts Tagged ‘Girl Geek Afternoon Tea’

Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party : Mathematical Origami

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

This month’s tea party was an exciting workshop based around some different mathematical objects which can be made with origami. Dr Nicolette Rattenbury of the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University was leading the workshop, and it was obviously a very popular theme, since the workshop was very well attended. We had a full house, and every table was packed with girl geeks ranging from kids up to big kids, eager to have a go at making things out of paper.

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Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Robots & Art

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Robots & Art
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-05-23
End Time: 16:30

Cost: £4 for parts, ink, paper… – please bring along on the day!

Girls, book your tickets here.

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!
1 ticket means 1 robot – if you want to work in teams, only 1 person has to get a ticket, just bring the other one along without a ticket!! (We’ve got parts for 20 bots).
What:
In this workshop we’ll build (drum roll) ROBOTS!! Yesss, we’re teaming up with the HacMan boys for a “Ms HacMan” themed Girl Geek Afternoon Tea. We’re going to build so-called BrushBots from random bits and bobs, make them drive around, and probably take over the world at some point. There’s no previous knowledge needed, it’s going to be very basic, so don’t worry if you’ve never built anything like that before. There will be enough people from HacMan around to help out when you’re stuck.
After building the little BrushBots, we’re going to let them drive around on paper sprayed with ink, to create something like this [1]:
Can I say AWESOME!!
The GGAT workshops are normally free, but since we had to buy parts for the BrushBots, we’re asking for a £4 contribution this time to cover the costs.
Bring along…?
£4 contribution for parts (you get to take the brushbot and painting home of course!)
Some old clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in ink
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.
IMPORTANT!!!
We’re going to work with ink & paints, so it’s quite likely to get MESSY. PLEASE: Wear clothes (including shoes) that you don’t mind getting stains on, we’re not responsible for any ink-induced damages on your outfit! :)
Many thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot! Check www.madlab.org.uk for more information & directions.
The event is completely not-for-profit and there will be only charges for the bots (which you then get to take home) – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running! There’s also a “Donate via PayPal” link on the MadLab page.
[1] http://artdesignwhatever.com/ArtDesignWhatever/BrushBots.html

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!

1 ticket means 1 robot – if you want to work in teams, only 1 person has to get a ticket, just bring the other one along without a ticket!! (We’ve got parts for 20 bots).

What

In this workshop we’ll build (drum roll) ROBOTS!! Yesss, we’re teaming up with the HacMan boys for a “Ms HacMan” themed Girl Geek Afternoon Tea. We’re going to build so-called BrushBots from random bits and bobs, make them drive around, and probably take over the world at some point. There’s no previous knowledge needed, it’s going to be very basic, so don’t worry if you’ve never built anything like that before. There will be enough people from HacMan around to help out when you’re stuck.

After building the little BrushBots, we’re going to let them drive around on paper sprayed with ink, to create something like this [1]:

Brush Bot Van Gogh

Brush Bot Van Gogh

Can I say AWESOME!!

The GGAT workshops are normally free, but since we had to buy parts for the BrushBots, we’re asking for a £4 contribution this time to cover the costs.

Bring along…?

£4 contribution for parts (you get to take the brushbot and painting home of course!)

Some old clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in ink

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.

IMPORTANT!!!

We’re going to work with ink & paints, so it’s quite likely to get MESSY. PLEASE: Wear clothes (including shoes) that you don’t mind getting stains on, we’re not responsible for any ink-induced damages on your outfit! :)

Many thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot!

The event is completely not-for-profit and there will be only charges for the bots (which you then get to take home) – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running!

[1] http://artdesignwhatever.com/ArtDesignWhatever/BrushBots.html

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Web Development Workshop

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Web Development Workshop
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-04-25
End Time: 16:30

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 please register everyone so we know how many people we can expect :)
What:
Fancy getting an insight into the basics of web development? Make your first steps with HTML and CSS to get you started with building your own website and blog templates? Learn to love pointy brackets and hex colour codes? Look no further!
At the Girl Geek Afternoon Tea workshop, you will have the chance to learn some basic HTML/CSS skills and get some practice by putting together a small web page. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, we’ll have an introduction to get you started and experienced girl geeks to help out with questions and problems!
As always, the workshop will be very much hands on and more of a taster than a serious training programme – it’s about the fun, meeting people… and of course, tea and biscuits!
Bring along…?
Your laptop! (We won’t have any other PCs there, so you really need a laptop for the 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.
The event is completely free to attend and there will be no charges for parts etc – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running!

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 please register everyone so we know how many people we can expect :)

What:

Fancy getting an insight into the basics of web development? Make your first steps with HTML and CSS to get you started with building your own website and blog templates? Learn to love pointy brackets and hex colour codes? Look no further!

LadiesBook your tickets here!

At the Girl Geek Afternoon Tea workshop, you will have the chance to learn some basic HTML/CSS skills and get some practice by putting together a small web page. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, we’ll have an introduction to get you started and experienced girl geeks to help out with questions and problems!

As always, the workshop will be very much hands on and more of a taster than a serious training programme – it’s about the fun, meeting people… and of course, tea and biscuits!

Bring along…?

  • Your laptop! (We won’t have any other PCs there, so you really need a laptop for the 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.

The event is completely free to attend and there will be no charges for parts etc – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running!

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Computer Surgery Workshop

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-03-28
End Time: 16:30

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 please register everyone so we know how many people we can expect :)

What:
Back in the days, when computer were BIG GREY BOXES and not those tiny shiny laptops we all use today, getting a new machine meant WORK. Real, honest, proper work, with screwdrivers, cables, dust, and sharp metal edges. Oh yes.
If you’ve always wondered what a computer looked like from the inside, and how you could stick the bits together to build something that’s more than the sum of its parts – look no further!


At the Girl Geek Afternoon Tea Computer Surgery Workshop, we’re going to drop a ton (literally…perhaps) of spare parts onto you and then it will be your turn to get your hands dirty and build a shiny new machine. Once the parts are in the right place, we’ll install an open source operating system (hello, Linux!) on the machines and see if everything works. The computers will be donated to MadLab (and possibly Arcspace, a community project in Hulme).
Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, we’ll have an introduction to get you started, experienced girl geeks that help you build the tower of power, plenty of screwdrivers and, of course, tea and biscuits!

Bring along…?
- 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

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-01-24
End Time: 16:00

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 (boys, now is the time to start being extra nice to your favourite girl geek… chocolates might not go down well at this time of year, how about a bunch of brightly coloured LEDs?)

What: As well as the nattering, knitting and cake munching, we’ve got an awesome workshop.

Melanie (of cyberspice.org.uk) will bring along some Arduinos and (quote) “loads of LEDs and other sensors to play with” so we can start building and coding up some fun stuff.

Ladies, this is your chance to get your hands dirty with some open source hardware and put together something cool (I’m thinking crazy Wallace & Gromit style tea temperature measuring machines ;) )! Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Arduinos and/or if you don’t have mad coding skills – we’ll work in teams so everyone can do / watch / learn as much as they want to.

And, of course – there will be tea & biscuits (we’ll try not to get too many crumbs in our laptops…).

Bring along…?

- YOUR LAPTOP for the Arduino software.

- Your favourite mug

- Your favourite biscuits, 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

If this sounds good to you, clicketyclick our eventbrite page and sign up (it’s all free of course!).

PS: And what about the boys? Feel free to come along as your girl geek friend’s “date”! :)

Thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot!