A 'She Geek' that is and that is why i am helping the She's Geeky organizers with the upcoming She's Geeky - Women's Tech (Un)Conferences:
She’s Geeky events are neutral, face-to-face gathering spaces for women who like to geek out. Attendees include women involved in all aspects of technology, including those who like to use geeky tools, not just coders, programmers and engineers. You don’t even have to be from the computer industry. You just have to be a woman who identifies as a geek.
If you’re any of these things, you’re invited to come to She’s Geeky to:
- Exchange skills and learn from women in different fields of technology.
- Discuss issues that affect women in the technology industry.
- Connect with other women in technology, computing, entrepreneurship, funding, hardware, open source, nonprofit and any other technical geeky field.
HURRY the NYC event starts on Dec 5th. To register for the NYC event visit the registration page. (there is a She's Geeky bailout offer for folks who have just been laid-off or on the verge of being 'downsized'). Here is a PDF invite to send to all your east coast She Geekers!
Here is a great video montage from last years She's Geeky event in MountainView, CA- where all the She Geeks proudly proclaim their geekiness!
If you are interested in how it went down in 2007- Additional coverage from the 2007 She's Geeky event follows:
- Wired- Oct 23th 2007 She's Geeky Unconference: Cupcakes, Kids, and Whip-Smart Girl Geeks
- Beth Canter - She's Geeky: Feeling Energized, Connected, and Learning
- A Stitch in Time... - She's Geeky: Women Are Cool
- BookBlog- She's Geeky
- Contagious Curiosity- She's Geeky Monday
- Heather Vescent- She's Geeky Session: On Do-ocracy
- This is where I try out: she's geeky (part 1 )(part 2)-
- liz henry- Liveblogging for She's Geeky -
- Hana's Mom- She's Geeky unconference -
- Mary Trigiani - She's geeky, not angry
- She's Geeky, Future of Technology, Visual notes
- San Jose Mercury News - Insight for Women Geeks (archive subscription required)
The San Francisco Bay Area event is Jan 29th-31st and i will be posting more on that event when registration opens- but if you are going to be on the West coast go ahead and put it in your calendar now!