Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me? (part of Manchester Science Festival)

Monday 27th October, 6pm-9pm
7th Floor, The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST
Tickets: £5 (including dinner)

Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me?

Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me?

Manchester Girl Geeks and ScienceGrrl present an evening with some of the finest minds in science, technology, IT and engineering.

• Thinking of studying science/technology at university? They’ve been there and done that!
• Want to know what cutting edge research is all about? They can tell you!

Hear about the work they’ve been doing, what they’re doing next and what it’s like being a female working in science. There will be hands-on activities for you to try and you also get a tasty meal in Manchester’s thriving media/creative hub, MediaCity. There’ll also be a chance to find out about UTC MediaCity, a new college opening soon at MediaCity, and they’re supporting our event along with Manchester Science Festival and our lovely venue hosts The Landing.

Suitable for students at high school or above (under 16s with an adult) or as a school group. People who work or have an interest in science or technology are also very welcome!

To book your place, visit whathassciencedoneforme.eventbrite.co.uk

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Upcoming Event: Want to get into Public Engagement? (Free Training)

Monday, 3rd October 2014
9.30am-1pm
Kanaris Lecture Theatre at the Manchester Museum
Free training

Click image to download the Public Engagement Training Poster PDF

Manchester Girl Geeks and ScienceGrrl, who both run workshops and events to engage people with science, are looking for early career researchers to join our team of speakers. We’re running a free half-day training event on Friday 3rd October, with training from Jon Wood (jonwoodscience.com) on speaking skills, confidence, and planning and running activities. 

Following on from the training you will have a chance to volunteer and speak our next event in October. As part of Manchester Science Festival we will be holding a Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me? Details of this can be found at: whathassciencedoneforme.eventbrite.co.uk

To book your place on this free training session, visit public-engagement.eventbrite.co.uk

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Girl Geek Friendly Event – Campus Comes North

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

Campus Comes North

Venue: Peter House, Manchester

Time: September 22nd | 9:30am – 4pm

Google Campus is coming to Manchester on Monday 22nd September! Google will throw open the doors of their Manchester office to host a day of mentoring, investor office hours, pitch feedback and networking. The full schedule has yet to be finalised but they are inviting local start ups to register their interest.

Click here for the Sign Up Form.

A confirmation email will be sent to attendees with a finalized program and location details.

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Girl Geek Friendly Event – Hacker Retreat

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!

Hacker Paradise

Venue: El Sueno Tropical, Costa Rica

Time: September – November, 2014

Hacker Paradise is a programming retreat in the beautiful country of Costa Rica, inspired by Hacker School. Their HQ is El Sueno Tropical, a boutique hotel located on the edge of the jungle in the coastal town of Playa Carrillo. Participants come from all over to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend 12 weeks writing code and building things with other passionate individuals.

They provide social accountability and a supportive environment in which to learn. While there, you can work on any project you like: learn a new language, write a compiler, contribute to an open source project, or better yet, start your own. Over the course of the retreat, you will improve significantly as a programmer, and get deeply in touch with the joy of building things.

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Upcoming Event – Girl Geek Tea Party #44: Carnival of the Animal Senses, with Helen Czerski

Sunday 10th August, 2-4pm
TechHub, Lever Street, Manchester
Tickets £3

Dr Helen CzerskiManchester Girl Geeks is pleased to announce that for our August tea party event, we’ll be joined by physicist Dr Helen Czerski, who’ll be coming to give a talk and stick around for some Q&A.

Some animals can see in the dark, some can use turbulence to navigate towards a scent and some can detect sounds that are too high-pitched for humans to hear. They’re seeing and using aspects of the physical world that humans are oblivious to. Join Helen as she talks about the physics behind some incredible adaptations within the wild kingdom.

Helen is a Physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster with a passion for science, sport, books, creativity, hot chocolate and investigating the interesting things in life. She currently works at UCL (University College London) in London, and is a science presenter for the BBC.

Join us on Sunday 10th August from 2-4pm, at the shiney new TechHub offices on Lever Street. Tickets are £3 and as always, there’ll be tea and cake – bring along your animals/sensory organ themed bakes (possibly our strangest cake theme so far). All welcome!

To book your place, visit mancggtp44.eventbrite.com.

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Event review: Noise Party!

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For our July event, we organised an audiovisual extravaganza called the Girl Geeks’ NOISE PARTY (capitals obligatory)! We held it at TwentyTwentyTwo in the Northern Quarter, which had a fantastic room we took over for the duration.

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Upcoming Event: MOSI Collider visit!

Inside-the-LHC-wrap-around-video-projection-Collider-exhibition-Credit-Science-MuseumFor our June tea party, we’ll be visiting the amazing Collider exhibition at MOSI. The exhibit recreates a visit to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and involves video, sound and art along with real artefacts from the laboratories at CERN. Join us behind the scenes to witness the uncovering of the Higgs boson, and find a deeper understanding of the universe!

Our visit is booked for Sunday 29th June. We’ll all go in one big group, in the afternoon, and will gather in the entrance foyer at 1pm. Tickets to the exhibition are usually £7/£5, but we’ll be getting a group discount, so the more the merrier. After we’re done at MOSI we’ll be heading to Hey Little Cupcake, in Spinningfields, to grab our usual traditional tea and cake.

To book your place, visit mancggtp42.eventbrite.com.

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Event review: Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp 2014, 31st May @ MMU

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After months of planning our BarCamp took place last weekend! It was a massive, massive success and everyone had a great time. Huge thanks to everyone who attended or helped!

We had over twice as many attendees as we had at last year’s event, and an amazing 55 sessions of talks and discussions, as well as loads of other activities going on in our breakout area and sponsor zone.

Our venue was provided by the amazing Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research at MMU, which meant that we had plenty of space for all the different sessions. Our rooms this year were all named after fictional females: Chell, Kaylee, Scully, Uhura, Samus Aran, Ripley and Leela.

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Girl Geeks Event: BarCamp 2014 – Final Wave Tickets

Final Wave

It’s your last chance to sign up for our full day of fun interactive talks, demos and more! The final wave of BarCamp tickets are now available (until Thursday 15 May, 5pm): http://mggbarcamp14.eventbrite.co.uk

If you’ve already signed up, please note that we’ll be sending out confirmation requests this Friday. You will have until Monday 19th May (5pm) to respond. We need re-confirmation of your attendance in order to reduce the number of unused spaces, to order your free t-shirt and make sure there’s enough food for everyone!

Our venue sponsor, The Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research (IHSSR), will be putting on a specially selected pre-programmed thread of talks and discussions focusing on women in tech. This is the only pre-programmed thread – all other talks will be unconference style (where talks are unscheduled and provided on the day by attendees). Download the PDF to see what they have planned for us.

If you missed our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) the first time around, be sure to check it out: BarCamp FAQ.

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Girl Geeks Event: BarCamp 2014 – Second Wave Ticket Release

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The second wave of BarCamp tickets are being released on: Tuesday, 22nd April at 12noon. The all important ticket link: http://mggbarcamp14.eventbrite.co.uk

We now have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section that gives you further background info on what to expect at a BarCamp for anyone who maybe unsure.

Download BarCamp Items

Help us raise awareness of BarCamp! We have an A4 poster and A3 poster (PDFs) for you to download, print out and stick up on your workplace notice board (or water cooler!). A PDF for screen use is also available.

Remember, we’re still very much actively seeking sponsorship from companies who can support our event. Although Platinum level ones are all gone, we can provide bespoke sponsorship packages if your company wishes to make a large financial contribution. Please download our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF and don’t hesitate to get in touch: manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com

mgg-barcamp-website-event-hashtag

There seems to be a slight confusion regarding our event hashtag. Just to clarify: our BarCamp is using the cheeky hashtag #bracamp.

Geekon Radio

Millie Lavelle, host of Geek On Radio, interviewed our very own Katie Steckles (Chair or Manchester Girl Geeks) about the upcoming BarCamp.

If you missed the broadcast on Easter Sunday, the full show is available at i.mixcloud.com/CH0dUj

 

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