Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Moving to WordPress

Hello everyone,
The Melbourne group has had a slight change of name and the blog is moving too!
We're now Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne, to bring us in line with our sister groups Girl Geek Dinners London (& Sydney, & Brisbane, etc, etc).
We're also moving to WordPress, so for all future updates from the group, please visit Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne. Thanks!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Geek Girl Dinners - now in Brisbane!

Hi geek girls and friends,
Bronwen Zande got in touch to let us know that she's kicking of Girl Geek Dinners in Brisbane, so please help us spread the word to any of your Brisbane friends or colleagues.
Their first dinner will be on 28 August. You can find details on their blog.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Next GGD event - Friday, 1 August 2008

Hi GGD Melbourne members and friends. We now have 54 members on Facebook, and we had our first official dinner event at the Kanzaman restaurant in Richmond. Thanks to everyone who came along.

Here are the details of our next event.

After work drinks with Melbourne Geek Girls.
Friday, 1 August from 5.30pm at Horse Bazaar.

Come along, meet some other geek girls and wind down after a hard week's work! Guy geeks are welcome if they're escorted by a geek girl. :)

Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
(Between Queen St and Elizabeth St near the corner of Hardware St)

As always, you're encourage to join the GGD Melbourne group on Facebook so you can receive automatic invitations to future Geek Girl Dinners Melbourne events.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Upcoming Events of Interest

Hello Melbin Geek Girls,
Thanks to everyone who made our first dinner a success. We now have a few upcoming events to let you know about.
If you haven't already joined the Geek Girl Dinner Melbourne Facebook group, I encourage you to do so as it's a nice central place for organising events, plus people have started sharing photos and other info they think Geek Girls may be interested in. Rock!
Now, on with the events!

Sunday, 29 June 2pm - Ice skating at Docklands.

Two hour session costs $18 including skate hire.
Venue and cost details available here.
Anyone and everyone welcome, including kids and friend geek guys. :)
Just show up, or see the Facebook group for details on how to get in touch with us.

Thursday, 3 July, 7pm - Geek Girl Dinner 1.0, Kanzaman Restaurant, Richmond.
This will be a $40 banquet style meal (includes dessert and coffee). Yes, expensive but I can vouch for the food - I celebrated my 30th there a couple (ahem) of years ago. :)
Please don't RSVP here - you can do that at Facebook.

Saturday, 6 July, 3.30pm - Charity screening of Serenity, Kino cinema, city.
This is *not* a Geek Girl event, but Jessica suggested Geek Girls might be interested and I agree. :)
If any Geek Girls are interested, let me know and we can meet up on the day.

Tix: $15 at the door, $12 if pre-booked. Proceeds to Equality Now.
Full info on the venue and the charity are available here.

Any questions?
If you're really allergic to Facebook and you wish to enquire about any of these events, leave a comment here with your contact email and we'll get in touch with you.

Hope to see you at a Geek Girl Melbourne event soon. :)


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dinner Time

Hello Melbin Geek Girls,
Just wanted to let you all know that we have around 10 people confirmed for dinner next Thursday, and to clarify that the dinner reservation is for 6pm. The meeting will start at 6.30pm.
Apologies for anyone I confused by posting a different time here to the Facebook message.
RSVPs close tomorrow by the way - so please contact sarah.stokely AT gmail.com if you'd like to RSVP.
See you next Thursday! :)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

First Melb Geek Girl Dinner 29 May - be there! :)

Hi there & welcome! Anne-Marie and I would like to invite each and every Melbourne geek woman to join us for the first Melbourne Geek Girl Dinner on Thursday, 29 May.
We'll be meeting at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Dinner is at 100 Mile Cafe, Level 3, Melbourne Central, 211 La Trobe Street.
This is the first dinner for the Melbourne Group, so we're calling it 0.1 - a planning dinner. The usual format will be an informal dinner with a technical talk by one of the members or guests. The first dinner won't have a speaker, we'll be brainstorming and planning what we'd like to do with the Melbourne group - and most importantly creating a list of the technical women who are based in Melbourne who we'd like to invite to speak at future dinners.
If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to sarah.stokely AT gmail.com by Thursday 22 May. Feel free to contact me with any question you might have too.
Oh and by the way - guys who are interested in coming along are welcome to do so if they have a female geek to escort them. :)
If you're on Facebook, join the group! :)