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[RSVP] It’s 2013 and GGC’s webinar with Microsoft is soon!

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Hello Girl Geeks,

Ready for the first GGC event of 2013 Girl Geeks? 🙂

Our kind Industry Ambassador Microsoft is holding a Women in Technology Webinar, with guest speakers from Microsoft who will answer any questions you have on the day!

When: February 12th Tuesday, from 5pm to 6pm (EST).

What’s a Webinar you ask? It’s a presentation on the Internet in which you can not only watch these speakers talk about various topics, but also actively interact with them.

There are limited seats, so reserve your space  HERE, as soon as possible!  Once you register, a link to join the webinar will be sent to you via email.

Guest speakers on the day include:

– Pip Marlow (Managing Director- Australia)

– Damana Madden (Mid Career Level Employee)

– Andrew Le Lievre (HR)

– Michelle Tea (Senior Executive)

– Susanne Krohn (Early Career Employee and recent Graduate).

These speakers will

  • Share their career stories
  • Discuss the importance of having Women in the Technology industry and,
  • Provide some advice about recruitment processes

For more information, please visit our official website- NSW GGC Googlesite or find us on Facebook at FACEBOOK (NSW GGC). And, feel free to pass this on to your friends and family. 🙂

P.S: This webinar will be recorded.

If you have any questions about this event or if you have any specific questions you would like to ask our speakers during this Webinar, please send an email to sydgirlgeekcoffees@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you in the webinar and asking questions!

Cheers,

Team IT, NSW GGC Ambassadors (Veena, Hengdi & Jessica)

[RSVP] 2012’s final GGC meetup @ Thoughtworks!

Namaste girl geeks,

Are you ready for the last GGC event of 2012? Hell, yeah!

Come and join us at Thoughtworks offices in the Sydney CBD, and celebrate end of the exams and university year.
We have limited tickets. So please hurry and grab your FREE TICKETS


When: Thursday 6th December

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Place: Level 8, 51 Pitt St, Sydney.

Please see the map below for directions:

http://goo.gl/maps/6MxGt

As always we have some fun activities such as:

  • a tour of the Thoughtworks offices
  • interactive Lego activity based on Agile development
  • valuable networking session

And, wait for it………… yummy food, drinks, and FREEBIES!

Note: We have limited amount of tickets, so, please, RSVP, asap!

If the ticket limit is reached, you will be put on a waiting list, and you will be notified if there are any cancellations. So don’t loose hope, geeks, you can still be there! 🙂

Fellow guy geeks are most welcome, but make sure you invite a girl geek.

This GGC meetup is kindly sponsored by our official Industry Ambassador Thoughtworks Australia.

At our meetups you also get, a FREE membership, FREE coffee, and FREEbies.

For more information, please visit our official website- NSW GGC or find us on Facebook at FACEBOOK (NSW GGC).

It’s going to fun, y’all! See you soon! 🙂

Cheers,

Team IT, NSW GGC Ambassadors

[RSVP] GGC Casual Meetup at Max Brenner Ultimo! Oh yeah! ;)

Hallo geekie girls,

Hope you all are studying hard to keep getting good grades! Keep up the good work. GGC wants you to take a break and come down to Max Brenner for a yummy cup of (anything) chocolate. Are you excited yet, eh?!

When: 4:30pm Friday, 2nd November 2012

Where: Max Brenner Ultimo

Why you ask? Some chocolate and coffee goodness before exams, will help us all stay calm 😉 Also, it’ll be the next casual meetup for NSW Girl Geek Coffees, where you can meet other women in STEM like yourself in a friendly, relaxed environment.

How to get there? Follow this map:

Please note: this meet up is currently not sponsored, so please set aside a few dollars for your drinks.  In addition, please register so we will have enough freebies for everyone!

Come along with your friends for some casual networking, make new friends, take some freebies home and most importantly have fun! 🙂  We hope to see you there!

– Written by Veena, Editing by Jessica- Team IT- NSW GGC Ambassadors

[RECAP] What happens at a NSW GGC event? Avanade meet up + Graduate Industry Workshop

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Wondering what happens at a NSW GGC meet up or industry workshop?  Here is a recap of just two of the many events that we hold throughout the year, designed to support women in STEM fields.

Meetup @ Avanade Australia: 22nd August 2012

Our last meet up was hosted by technology consulting firm Avanade Australia, who recently became official Industry GGC Ambassadors!  Girl geeks and industry professionals networked over coffee, tea and some scrumptious scones and sandwiches.  We also had an opportunity to share experiences with tech projects and a few of our attendees won some nifty gadget kits.  Lastly, we also had a chance to listen to the experiences of a current graduate.  Overall it was a great meet up – special thanks to Avanade Australia for hosting!

Industry Workshop – Graduate Interview Process: 3rd August 2012

Our latest industry workshop focused on  graduate recruitment, in particular the interview process, assessment days, and psychometric tests.  GGC Suncorp Industry Ambassador Angela Lee, Angela Lam from the Australian Computer Society and Kevin Liao, Director of YTML Consulting, led this valuable workshop.  Girl geeks who attended were encouraged to come prepared with a resume, academic transcript, and dressed in corporate attire – similar to the real thing!  Activities included a mock job interview (with opportunities for peer feedback) and mock psychometric tests (with advice on how to approach these tests).  Overall it was a great learning experience – check out what girl geek attendee and current student Hafsa Saud said:

It was an excellent experience! This event gave me a glimpse into the way interviews are conducted in the IT industry. It definitely has given me an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for interviews for internships and jobs in the future. The most valuable part of the event was the interview segment, although this segment was a bit daunting at first it was a learning experience. It allowed me to determine my weaknesses as well as the things I need to improve on to secure myself an internship or job in the future!
Thank you for organizing this event! Hope to attend more of these in the future! 🙂
We hope to hold more of these industry workshops throughout the year.
So hopefully that provides you with enough information and reasons why you should attend some of our chapter’s events in the future.  Overall it’s a chance to meet other females in STEM fields and a great opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other.
Also don’t forget to register for our next meet up which will be hosted by Microsoft Australia register your free ticket here now!
We hope to see you at a future NSW GGC event!  Until then, peace out 🙂

[RSVP] NSW GGC Meetup #8 @ Microsoft Australia

Bonjour fellow girl geeks,

The wait is finally over for our next amazing meetup. Yay! Our next fun meetup will be held at Microsoft at North Ryde.

We have limited tickets. So please hurry and grab your free TICKET.

Come along and meet fellow smart girl geeks. Swap your experiences, expand your network by making new friends and professional contacts. Tell us about those amazing hacks or projects you’ve been working on in your spare time or share your experiences on projects from university or work! Have you developed a website or learned a new programming language? Oh, and of course, have a tasty cup of coffee (or tea, or chocolate, etc.)

When: Tuesday October 9th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: 1 Epping Rd, North Ryde 2113

Please see the map below for directions:

Why: Microsoft is behind a range of amazing stuff including Hotmail, the XBox Kinect and of course, Windows! Wouldn’t it be amazing to find out more from the people behind all of this?  Also on the day, we will have super fun activities such as:

  • a site tour
  • a group technology design contest (your chance to win cool geeky prizes, oh yeah!)
  • a networking session (with an opportunity to show off your skills on the Xbox Kinect!) Yee Haw! 😀

This GGC event is kindly sponsored by Microsoft Australia.

For more information, please visit our official website- NSW Girl Geek Coffees or find us on Facebook at NSW Girl Geek Coffees.

Looking forward to seeing you ALL soon! 🙂

P.S: Guy geeks are most welcome, but kindly make sure you are accompanied by a fellow girl geek. 🙂

Cheers!

– Written by Veena, Editing by Jessica- Team IT- NSW GGC Ambassadors

[RSVP] NSW GGC Meetup #7 @ Avanade Australia

Hola fellow girl geeks,

Good news! This month’s (August) meet up is at, wait for it… Avanade. And, it’s FREE! Yes, you heard it right! 😉 Tickets are up for grabs.

So hurry and register your Tickets ASAP!

Come along to meet up with like minded and smart girl geeks. Swap your experiences, expand your network by making new friends and professional contacts. Oh, and of course, have a tasty cup of coffee (tea, chai, etc).

There will be an Icebreaker held where you will share any recent hack project of yours, just for five minutes. It could be a project at your uni, workplace, personal or as a volunteer. WHY, you ask?! For a cool geeky prize! 😀  Woohoo!

When: 4:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday August 22nd.

Where: Level 3, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont.

For information on how to get there, please see this map:

This fun GGC event is kindly sponsored by official GGC Industry Ambassador Avanade Australia.

For more information, please visit our official website NSW Girl Geek Coffees.

Looking forward to seeing you ALL soon! 😀

P.S: Feel free to invite your geeky friends too, and don’t forget to RSVP.  🙂

Cheers!

– Veena & Jessica, NSW GGC Ambassadors

[RECAP] NSW GGC Meetup #6 – Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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NSW GGC held their 6th meet up at Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s new offices in Darling Harbour.

CBA meet upThe girl geeks who attended were treated to a lovely morning tea and an introduction to CBA’s Summer Recruitment and Graduate program.

The girl geeks also had the opportunity to share and “show off” hack projects that they were working on in an informal lightning talk and win prizes from GGC Industry Ambassador Google (including a snuggie!).

We also officially announced Commonwealth Bank of Australia as an official Industry Ambassador for Girl Geek Coffees.   We are proud to be working with CBA to better support females in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

Looking forward to seeing you at future meet ups!  Also if you are a soon-to-be graduate and want some valuable advice and practice in applying for a graduate position, please check out our next industry workshop which will be held on Friday 3rd August at UTS.  Hope to see you there!