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One of a kind event @ CBA! Network, tour and ask questions!


Hola fellowย geeks,

Long time, no see! Well well well, we shall see each other soon enough!

Details as follows………oh, wait! First, some drum rolls, please! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

We, NSW Girl Geek Coffees, are excited to announce our latest meetup, held this August at Commonwealth Bank! Come along and enjoy a morning networking tea session, followed by a tour around Commonwealth Bank’s premises (you will not want to miss this!). Then, during lunch – talk to past Commonwealth Bank graduates and ask them any career questions you would like! Finally, finish off the day with a session on the graduate application process and how to succeed in the process.

When: Friday 8th August 2014

Where: Commonwealth Bank Place, South Building, 11 Harbour Street Sydney.

NOTE: Upon arrival, please go to Concierge and let them know you are attending the Girl Geek Coffee meet up.

How to get there:

Cost: Ta Da!ย It’s FREE!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Note: Guy geeks feel free to come along, BUT, please do invite a girl geek as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Schedule for the day:

11am โ€“ 12pm: Morning Tea &

Deep dive session withย Jodi Weir,ย Executive Manager for Agile Capability.

12pm โ€“ 1pm:ย Lunch & โ€˜Speed Datingโ€™ with CBA’sย past Graduates.

Spend 15 minutes with each of our young IT Professionals who were IT Graduates. Currently, they are working as a Developer, Business Analyst, Technical Business Analyst and IT Security. Here you will have the opportunity to ask them anything! Ask them how they decided what they wanted to do after University; Talk to them about how they transitioned from being a University student to an IT Professional; ย Ask them how they arrived successfully in their current roles and what advice can they give you?

1pm โ€“ 1.30pm:ย ย GCC Networking Session

1.30pm โ€“ 2pm:ย Commonwealth Bank Place Tour

Phew!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

NOTE: If you have registered for a ticket, please make sure you attend the meet up! We’d love to see you awesome peeps there! And if, you cannot attend for any reason at the last minute, PLEASE cancel your ticket. We’d really appreciate it! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

This GGC meet up is kindly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank Australia.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Peace to all,

Veena & Jess (The IT techies)


Launching next meetup…3…2…1>BOOM!> “Tech Girls are Superheroes”!

Hello friends,

The wait is over for our next GGC meetup! We’re working with ACS Women to bring you the next event, “Tech Girls are Superheroes”. TADA!!

This event is completely different as it builds on the concept of people as superheroes with superhero characteristics, as a way to understand people’s talents in the workplace and create role models. At the same time it will enhance the ongoing conversation on our diversity, strengths and values in the ICT industry. And hopefully, this will also encourage girls to become more interested in a career within ICT.

There will also be a talk by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, who leads the Tech Girls Movement – to find out more about techgirls, please go to:


Thursday 15th May, 2014


99 on York, Level 2 95-99 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

How to get there?:

Costs:Free! Just use the Promotional Code “GGC” (in the Pricing Options section under the Session Details tab) during registration. It’s also a free event if you are a registered Australian Computer Society (ACS) member too!

Otherwise, the event will cost $40 for non-ACS members.

Schedule for the evening:

5:30 – 6:00pm: Entertainment and networking (registration open from 5pm)

6:00 – 8:00pm: Presentation

8:00 – 8:30pm: Networking

Last but not the least, there will be refreshments, entertainment and a PHOTOBOOTH for you to build own superhero character (this event just keeps getting more awesome!). ๐Ÿ˜‰

Looking forward to seeing you super techies at the event! ๐Ÿ™‚


Veena & Jess (The IT-team)

Girl Geek Coffees Super October Event @ ACS! Bring it ON! ;)


Dear Girl and Guy Geeks;

We have recently had some major changes to our October Meetup and we would like to tell you about them.

– Our October Event will not be a fundraiser as the Girl Geek team have managed to gain enough sponsorship to cover the entire event.
This means all students will get FREE TICKETS to attend the event. Any students who have already paid for a ticket will be refunded on the night.


It’s time for NSW Girl Geeks Coffees’ Super October meetup! ย Super woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

We have heaps of activities lined up ranging from a silent auction to a debate. And, you have a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from Halfbrick, Avanade, Microsoft, ThoughtWorks, Commonwealth Bank, Reading Room, NICTA, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and,ย Miriam Hochwald – Director of Girl Geek Coffees.

SO, HURRY, and grab your ticket from >>ย,ย ASAP!

When: Thursday, 24 October, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Where: Auditorium Room, Australian Computer Society, 11/50 Carrington St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Dress Code: Business or smart casual


What are the benefits, you ask?! ย Heaps and heaps, we say!!

For Students & Early Careers:

  • Unprecedented access to VIP and mentors from a variety of companies (Amazing!)
  • Chance to spend time with a mentor (Great opportunity, not to be missed!)
  • Learning about Agile methodologies (Management skills you can use at school, work or a birthday party!ย Exciting!)
  • Making hugely valuable networking connections (Always handy!)
  • Understanding your career options better (Very important!)
  • Options to score some games or iPad Mini (Score! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Food, merchandise and door prizes! (Yummy!)
  • Great evening of entertainment and fun! (Bring it ON!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

For Professionals:

  • Chance to represent your company ( Great privilege, eh!)
  • Opportunity to inspire the next generation ( Mentors please!)
  • Networking with industry peers (Make new friends, yay!)
  • Networking with VIP persons, often hard to access (Interesting!)
  • Interesting debate on Females in ICT: people from different companies (Who doesn’t love a healthy debate?!)
  • Learn Agile Methodologies – professional development (Useful for you and your company)
  • Refreshments include Finger Food & Drinks. ๐Ÿ™‚

There will also be merchandise giveaways, best to bring a backpack (can it get any better than this!?!).

Be kind and awesome, as always! ๐Ÿ˜€

See you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


The IT Techies — Veena & Jess

First GGC (Pizza) Dinner meet up @ Microsoft! Woohoo! ;)

microsoftWordPressHey hey awesome Girl Geeks and cool Guy Geeks,

Hope you are well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess what?! The next fun GGC meet up is around the corner (September 30th). It’s at the amazing Microsoft Sydney Head Quarters. So, get your calendars out and book THE DATE!

When: September 30th, Monday, 5:15PM to 8:00PM (EST)

Where: Microsoft,ย 1 Epping Road, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, Planet Earth.


Well, we have an interesting activities lined up for you. Here goes the list…..

    5:15pm — Pizza Time & Networking ๐Ÿ˜€
    6:00pm — Lightning talks by wonderful Microsoft staff (You can volunteer to give a quick talk, too) ๐Ÿ˜‰
    6:30pm — Tour of the Microsoft building
    7:00pm — Design an App competition

Hurry up peeps, get your FREE (I know, FREE, Yay!) ticket here >>> FREE TICKET!.

NOTE: If you have registered for a ticket, please make sure you attend the meet up! We’d love to see you awesome peeps there! And if, you cannot attend for any reason at the last minute, PLEASE cancel your ticket. We’d really appreciate it! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

This GGC meet up is kindly sponsored by Industry Ambassador Microsoft Australia.

Also, kindly, check out the pictures from our previous BBQ meetup at Commonwealth Bank >>> CLICK HERE!

Looking forward to seeing you there! Soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

Be kind and awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

The Adorables (IT Team — Veena & Jess)

[RSVP] GGC’s first BBQ Lunch + Careers Development Workshop @ COMMONWEALTH BANK!!! ;)

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Hey Girl Geeks and supportive Guy Geeks,

Hope you are all well, and keeping warm in this cold weather! (Can we get some sunshine now, please!!)

Some exciting news….*drum rolls*…….Our next fantastic meetup is being held in a few weeks’ time, which is kindly sponsored by our industry ambassador Commonwealth Bank. There’s a BBQ lunch (you heard it right!), along with a tour of the amazing Commonwealth Bank building, and a Career Development skills workshop which will help you get your dream job with confidence (in IT or any other field). ๐Ÿ˜‰
(Couldn’t get any better than this, now, could it?) ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s being held during the semester break, and we are hoping to see plenty of girl geek students and supportive guy geeks make most of this wonderful opportunity provided by CBA. So, PRETTY PLEASE, hurry up, and grab your FREE ticket here before they run out! >>>>

When: July 19th, Friday, 12:30PM to 3:30PM (Weekend, yo!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Where: 1 Harbour Street, Commonwealth Bank Place, North Building, Sydney

NOTE: The building opposite to the venue is the South Building (that has the Colonial First State logo above reception), so meet at the building that does NOT have that logo above reception. ๐Ÿ™‚


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(Image courtesy @ GGC’s Marketing Team)

Please read this article >>GGC – SMH20120502 – Safety in numbers<< in which our very own GGC’s Founder Miriam Hochwald appeared. Proud of you, Miriam! ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Be well, geeks! ๐Ÿ™‚


Team IT (Veena & Jess)

P.S. In additional news, GGC’s Webinar with Microsoft held earlier this February, is now available to view online. Awesome, eh! The first 15 minutes of the webinar can be streamed via THIS LINK. In order to see the whole webinar (an hour long), you are required to download it by clicking the “Download” button on the top right corner or view it on the Dropbox app on your iOS or Android mobile device.

[RSVP] GGC’s first 2013 Chocolate drinks meetup. Sweet, eh!

A lovely header by Charlotte Bian. :)

Thank you Charlotte Bian for a lovely header. ๐Ÿ™‚

G’day girl geeks,

Join us for our first 2013 Girl Geek Coffees Chocolate drinks meetup! Who doesn’t want hot chocolate when it’s getting colder outside?

There will be no activities, industry talks, as it’s just a casual catch up in-between lectures, networking with other fellow girl geeks over some awesome hot chocolate.
Come join us if you can, pretty please! ๐Ÿ™‚

Could life get any more sweeter than this? I don’t think so! ๐Ÿ˜‰

When: May 28th, Tuesday, 12:00PM to 03:00PM

Where: Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, 175-179 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007


    HOT CHOCOLATE @ Max Brenner! Whoa!


    FREE Membership, FREE Coffee, FREEbies


    HOT CHOCOLATE @ Max Brenner! Whoa, again!


Get your FREE tickets here:

Location on Google Maps:

This sweet chocolicious meetup is kindly sponsored by our official Industry Ambassador Google. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for your time, and hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S: Guy geeks feel free to come along, BUT, please do invite a girl geek as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Team IT (Veena and Jess) at NSW Girl Geek Coffees

[RSVP] Ta-Da!!! Our first 2013 GGC meetup at Avanade Australia is here!


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Hello everyone!

Hope you all are excited to hear about NSW Girl Geek Coffee’s first meetup of the year at our kind industry sponsor, Avanade Australia. It will be just in time to celebrate International Women’s Day as well!

Hip, Hip, Hurray! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well, what are you waiting for? Hurry up, and grab your FREE TICKETS , from our EventBrite page, this way please! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

When: Friday, 15th of March 2013

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Level 3, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.

Guest speakers for the day are:

These wonderful APAC leaders will talk about their careers, their challenges, and what it feels like to be a woman in the IT industry. For more information about the guest speakers, kindly read this article .

Also, you have a great opportunity to network with other Avanade professionals and girl geeks in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well! And, of course, there’s free coffee and freebies! Now that’s just awesome, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks and hope to see you there!

P.S: Guy geeks feel free to come along, BUT, please do invite a girl geek as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Team IT at NSW Girl Geek Coffees