On Wednesday, 9th March, the Manchester Girl Geeks got together at Manchester’s MadLab for a talk and dinner to celebrate (belatedly) the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Along with hundreds of other similar groups around the world they sat down for an evening of talks by geek women, passionate about their subjects, to share stories and to make new friends!
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Title: Manchester Girl Geek Dinner 7
Location: MadLab/ Croma restaurant, near town hall
Description: We’re delighted to announce that the 7th Manchester Girl Geek Dinner will take place in the week of International Women’s Day.
Start Time: 18:15
End Time: 22:00
Maria McDade, IBM
Louise Maddison, The University of Manchester
Hwa Young Jung, MadLab
We’re delighted to announce that the 7th Manchester Girl Geek Dinner will take place in the week of International Women’s Day. MadLab in the Northern Quarter will host the first part of the evening starting at 6.15pm, which will see a series of short talks by some of our favourite girl geeks, along with free drinks and nibbles. Maria McDade, a manager at IBM UK, will talk about the company’s activities in engaging women to pursue a career in technology and their recent ‘Women in Technology’ events. Louise Maddison is a research student at Manchester University and won this year’s ‘Junk the Jargon’ competition with her talk ‘How computers can find a cure for cancer’. Hwa Young Jung, one of the founders of MadLab, will give us an insight into her work in setting up and running one of Manchester’s most exciting collaboration spaces for the geek community.
Putting the ‘dinner’ into Girl Geek Dinner, the second part of the evening will take place at Croma restaurant near the town hall, only a short walk (or taxi ride) from MadLab. We have a reservation for a lovely little area in the back, and Croma offer us a choice of 2 courses (main + starter) from the full menu for a fixed price. The restaurant has an extensive menu with plenty of healthy and vegetarian options. We don’t have any talks scheduled for this part, but we’re sure there will be plenty to discuss, chat about and network.
For more info & to book your ticket, please check our Eventbrite page: http://mancggdinner7.eventbrite.com/
Title: Manchester Girl Geek Dinner
Description: The Girl Geek Dinners are organised all over the world. They are great fun and provide a welcoming atmosphere for women to talk about technology in an informal environment.
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
The Girl Geek Quiz night & Dinner hosted by Barclays Capital will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and interact with Senior IT representatives from Barclays Capital. The quiz will cover a wide range of topics to include both a technical and Barclays Capital related questions. Please join us if you can for an evening packed with fun.
In these cold wintery months, we shall dine on the finest pies that Lancashire has to offer (http://hallsbakery.co.uk/)! Accompanied by specially designed cocktails at MadLabs in the Northern Quarter. There will be food and drinks aplenty to ensure we all have a wonderful, informative and fun filled evening meeting fellow girl geeks!
Ladies, book your tickets here.