Girl Geek Friendly Event – Women in Engineering

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!

Women in Engineering

Venue: The Hub – University of Huddersfield
Time: Tuesday, 8 April 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30

Despite the increasing national demand for qualified engineers, around half of female engineering and technology graduates don’t progress onto the many exciting career paths that engineering has to offer. Aimed at students from engineering, physics and mathematical backgrounds, this free event invites you to join us at the inaugural WISE Student Colloquium to discover the exciting opportunities that are available in engineering.

Join them for free to:

  • Meet employers
  • Take part in a poster competition
  • Hear from women who are making a difference with their engineering qualifications
  • Attend the panel discussion What’s so great about a career in engineering?
  • Network with students from across the UK

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Girl Geek Tea Party #40 – Show and Tell Sunday 23rd February, 2-4pm @MadLab

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 Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party and share your knowledge with girls (and guys) who want to know more.

Girl Geek Tea Party

We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties, and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating. Science, engineering, technology, maths, or anything geeky – wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for 10-15 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 talks, a cup of tea and some cake. Feel free to bring some homemade cakes if you want to share the love, too. There’ll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can share your thoughts and ideas with like minded ladies. If you’re new and just want to learn more, then come to listen and meet some great people.

Tickets

This event is free, including tea and cakes/biscuits – although donations to our lovely hosts MadLab are very welcome. Get your *free* ticket here.

What To Bring

  • A short talk/presentation (optional) plus laptop/slides if needed (remember it’s only 10-15 minutes!)
  • Your favourite mug
  • Your delicious baked goods, if you’re in a baking mood
  • Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues, etc who might be interested in joining us!

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. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to book your place!

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Event Review – Girl Geek Tea Party #39: Appy New Year!

Workshop at TechHubThanks very much to everyone who came to our event last weekend! We had a great time, and if you want to find out what it was all about, here’s a great writeup of the event by our volunteer Yuwei.

Special thanks to our workshop leader Sarah, who came along despite being under the weather! We hope to run another App-based event in future, covering more advanced material, so watch this space for updates and future events.

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Girl Geek Friendly Events – Computational Intelligence

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!

Sowing the Seed: Careers in Computational Intelligence

Venue: Lecture theatre G.33, Atrium of the new Business School, MMU
Time: Thursday 30th of January 5pm – 8pm

The aim of the event is to inspire people to look at careers in computational intelligence and computer science through a series of short talks from professionals within the field. The first set of talks is designed to sow-the-seed and features speakers from IBM, the BBC, Bluefin Solutions, the British Computer Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The talks are followed by a panel where a variety of professionals from industry and academia will each inspire the audience with their adventures in computational intelligence and computer science.

There will be an opportunity to quiz the speakers at the networking reception and to view currently research in the field of computational intelligence through the pop-up research and enterprise demos.

Get Tickets – See event details at the bottom of the page.

 

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Girl Geek Friendly Events – Festival of the Spoken Nerd

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!

Venue: Quays Theatre, The Lowry
Time: Thursday 13th February 2014, 8pm

Festival of the Spoken Nerd is where sparkling wit meets fascinating science in a comedy night for the insatiably sci-curious. It’s hosted by award-winning geek songstress Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and BBC 1 science experiments guy Steve Mould.

It’s a celebration of science with comedy, songs, live experiments and unashamed geekiness. Sometimes the Spoken Nerds are joined by guest scientists and comedy headliners, and there’s always time for questions at the end (with extra marks for showing your workings).

They’ve performed in sold-out shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hammersmith Apollo, Theatre Royal Haymarket and Udderbelly on the South Bank, plus Green Man and Latitude music festivals, TED and the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Girl Geek Tea Party #39: Appy New Year!

TechHub, Carver’s Warehouse, Dale St
Sunday 26th January, 2-4pm
Tickets £3

It’s a new year, and time to learn a new skill! Apps are everywhere – on phones, tablets, and other types of phones. If you’d like to be able to write your own apps, come along and learn the basics. We’ll be using a simple app programming language to make basic simple programs you can run on your phone, with help from TechHub’s developers and our team. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll find out the basics and write some simple programs, as well as finding out how to take your progress further. Basic programming skills will help, but we’re also happy to welcome complete beginners.

You’ll need to bring:

  • Your laptop (power connections and wifi will be available)
  • Your smartphone, and a cable to connect it to your laptop via USB if possible
  • (optional) Cake, as always, if you feel like baking something

We’ll also have the usual Girl Geek tea party tea and cakes, to snack on while you work. Spread the word to anyone you think would like to come, and if you have any questions please contact manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com.

For more information, and to book, visit mancggtp39.eventbrite.com.

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Girl Geek Friendly Events – Manchester Raspberry Jam

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!

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Venue: Madlab, Edge Street
Time: Saturday 25th January 2014, 10:30am – 4pm

The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. You don’t even need to own a Pi. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.

Manchester Raspberry Jam Website

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Girl Geek Friendly Events – Game Jam

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!

Ludum Dare Weekender

MCR GameJam

Venue: Madlab, Edge Street
Time: Saturday 14th December 2013 9am - Sunday 15th December 2013 6pm

Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in videogame design? Or, are you a gamer who’s curious about how videogames are put together? If so, you’re invited to join the Manchester Game Jam!

They’re throwing a weekend-long game jam to co-incide with the LUDUM DARE online jam. If you’re taking part in the Dare then you’re invited to come and jam at Madlab instead of hiding away in your bedroom, and if you’re not doing the Dare then they’ll be running an informal jam all weekend too (probably using the Ludum Dare theme though, so everyone is on the same page).

For the jam solo and groups are both A-OK, and it doesn’t even have to be a videogame: if board games or anything else is more your bag, that’s cool too. The only rule is: you have to show your game off at the end!

Tickets

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Girl Geek Friendly Events – Biochemical Society Annual Symposium

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!

Biochemical Society Talk and Panel Discussion

The Biochemical Society

Venue: Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield
Time: 11th of December, 18:45 – 21:00

The Biochemical Society Annual Symposium will be held this December at Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield.  As part of the meeting there will be a public lecture given by Prof. Molly Stevens of Imperial College London.  Molly’s a great speaker (recently appearing on the BBC’s Science Club) and a good positive female role model working in the highly competitive field of regenerative medicine.  After the talk there will be a panel discussion around the topic of stem cells and regenerative medicine with a varied international panel.

As Shrigley Hall is a little way out of Macclesfield there will be buses to pick up/drop off from various sites including the train station. If this is of interest, contact the Manchester Girl Geeks team and we’ll put you in contact with the appropriate person.

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Girl Geek Tea Party #37: Raspberry Pi workshop with Kano

Girl Geek Tea Party #37 – Raspberry Pi workshop with Kano

Sunday 24th November, 2-4pm, MadLab, Edge St

Tickets £3, including all materials – book here

Kano is the first computer kit that anyone can make – the simplest, most fun way to start coding on a Raspberry Pi, hack games, create music, and more.

Everyone taking part in the workshop will need a ticket, although under-16s should be accompanied by an adult. It’s a great activity for working in pairs or small groups, so if you want to bring a friend, you can work together!

Since it’s a Girl Geeks event, we’ll also have our usual tea and cake Tea Party, so if you feel like baking something please bring it along! Raspberry Pi-themed bakes especially welcome – raspberry flavour, or in the shape of a Pi?

For more information about Kano, visit kano.me. To book your tickets, click here.

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