What is a Girl Geek Dinner? Girl Geek Dinners began in London, England when Sarah Blow was sick and tired of being one of a very few number of women at tech events. Read Sarah’s story HERE. The overview for Girl Geek Dinners is available for download HERE
We’ve also noticed a lack of girl-centric tech events in Edmonton so we applied to Girl Geek Dinners and received our own local Chapter and we would love for you to be involved.
Our idea of a ‘geek’ is anything from a lover of gadgets to programmers and everything in between. So no matter what your level of geekdom you are welcome to this event.
About the Edmonton Organizers
Brittney Le Blanc was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. When she was a child she dreamed of growing up to be Nancy Drew, Jem (of Jem and the Holograms) or working in Radio. Unfortunately, the first two options weren’t actually feasible. However, she is currently working in the newsroom of iNews880 and 630CHED.
When not at work, she likes to read, catch up on the latest television, movies, music, and other pop culture delights, and geek out on the Internet. She also likes to keep busy by working on different projects, such as Girl Geek Dinners, The League of Extraordinary Media, and her blog, TrueBritl.com. When she’s not in front of a computer, she loves meeting new people, connecting with friends, and attending events around town like DemoCamp, Tweetups, Mixers, and ArtScene Edmonton festivities.
Brittney looks forward to many Girl Geek Dinners here in Edmonton. She hopes the events will help foster a sense of community among the female tech-savvy crowd in our fine city.
Shauna McConechy is a student of her industry – an exciting, evolving, rapidly changing industry. With a career spanning 10+ years in broadcasting and promotions, Shauna has taken a hands-on approach to marketing and promotions, learning from the most unforgiving teacher – experience. As President of Out Enterprises Inc. she utilizes experience and creative insight to provide practical, effective solutions to the key marketing challenges of her clients.
Her passions include riding her Harley, globetrotting and food. She also has a healthy love of all gadgetry; her main claim to geekdom – that and her addiction to Social Media. A day wouldn’t be complete without reading, chatting and learning about the latest gizmos and thingamabobs.
Shauna instigated bringing Girl Geek Dinners to Edmonton after noticing a void that needed to be filled. Girl Geek Dinners would certainly fill that void – a dedicated time and place for the ladies (and men) of Edmonton to get together in a friendly setting to share and be educated about all aspects of geekiness. She hopes that by facilitating these dinners that connections and networks will be established – creating a stronger tech community within the City.