Thursday, November 17, 2011

Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #13

I just got a timely (I say timely, since I've been racking my brains for a blog post topic all day) invitation to the 13th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner - this time the Holiday Dinner version. 

If you've never been to one of these events, now is a great time to start!  The basic idea is to get technical women together and share a meal, listen to a technical talk, and network.  Each time a different company sponsors the event, so I've been to talks at Amazon, Facebook, and of course Microsoft, and met lots of fabulous people each time!

The last Girl Geek Dinner I attended was at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square.  It was (almost) too crowded!
Have you been to one of these events either in Seattle or your home town? Do you have something similar? I'd love to hear about it!


Gail Carmichael said...

We have Girl Geek Dinners in Ottawa, but unfortunately I find that most of the audience consists of marketing/social media types (women near tech), and the topics for speakers can end up following suit. It was great that the last one apparently had half engineers/techies though! :D

Kate said...

You'll just have to invite all your technical friends Gail! ;)

Gail Carmichael said...

Indeed! :)

(Actually we do advertise through WISE and such. I think that not all the topics appeal.)

Kate said...

It's true, sometimes the topics can be meh. Luckily the last few here have been great - stuff about scalable data from Amazon, xbox & Kinect from Microsoft, and social networking from Facebook.