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Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009, 05:01 pm
icis_machine: She's Geeky: A women in technology (un)conference

Friday January 30, 2009 - Saturday January 31, 2009 from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, California 94043 Get Directions
Please also see our website www.shesgeeky.org

She’s Geeky is a neutral, face-to-face forum for women who like to geek out about all kinds of things: computers, science, math, design, robotics, web 2.0, .etc.

The purpose is to bring women from a diversity of technical sectors together to:

1. Connect women in technology, computing, entrepreneurship, funding, hardware, open source, nonprofit and any other technical or "geeky" field.
2. Connect the generations of women working in or interested in technology, from those in middle school to the pioneers of the industry in their 70's.
3. Provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting women in technical fields.
4. Support the exchange of skills and learning among women in different technical fields.

We are actually not a women in technology organization rather we work with and promote existing ones including The Anita Borg Institute, DevChix, LinuxChix, Digital Sista's Women who Tech among others.

The unconference format is unique. Kaliya Hamlin, IdentityWoman.net, founder of She's Geeky and the facilitator for this event, has designed and facilitated over 60 "unconferences" and will guide the whole group through the process. Beginning at 9 AM each day, we start with a blank wall and, in less than an hour, through a highly participative process, create a full day, multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone there.

When you come to She’s Geeky, you benefit from the opportunity to:

1. Build relationships and even partnerships across disciplines.
2. Learn something new from other geeky women.
3. Find answers to the questions that matter to you.
4. Consider business issues related to the technology industry.
5. Be exposed to new ideas for making and keeping technology relevant.

You can find the list of topics that women have proposed here.

We hope you will consider joining us in creating a fabulous She’s Geeky!
Ticket Info: $69 - $118, Early Bird discounts available