The first ever GeekGirlMeetup in the UK was held in London at the Google Campus, hosting closer to 3 strands with 34 talks. Thanks to the 32 speakers out of the 100 participants, we had a chance to be viewing some amazing talks on development languages like Arduino, LaTeX, Haskell as well as startup experiences from several entrepreneurs. The talks were distributed to the Swedish channel online on Sweden.se via our livestream that Anna Sandberg from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) provided, very much shanks to our sponsors who supported us all the way.
We are very happy with the partnering with ThoughtWorks, Google Campus, Society46 and the Swedish Institute.
THE SPEAKER LIST of PARTICIPANTS
Susan Mar: Onsite Interactive Installations
Shara Tochia: Starting-up Fitness Freak (Facebook)
Anna Sandberg: Streaming
Paula Graham: Privacy and Openness in Social Networking
Robyn Exton: Starting up dating site with a side of marketing
Ellen Sundh: Creative Circuits
Trisha Gee: Why you should open source your code
Itxaso del Palacio: How do I tap into university talent?
Becky Stewart: A Means to Interact – a Guided Tour of Arts Programming Platforms (Slides + GitHub)
Stefania Delprete: Introduction to LaTeX
Alex Hardy: basic legal know-how for a start-up Geek Girl
Sabina Bhandari & Sarah Palmer: Lady Geek
Alison McGreavey: Creating QR codes in Java
Alexia Pinchbeck: Retail Startup BikiniFling
Trisha Gee: Meet a Mentor (Graduated developer community)
Jamie Tolentino: Why you should learn how to code
Bethany Koby: Starting-up Technology Will Save Us
Anne J Simmons: What if we could alter the perception of “The Software Developer”?
Olivia Solon: Panel + Discussion ‘Girl Ghetto?’
Emma Wright: Ebooks and code in publishing
Kuan Hon: Cookie law essentials – websites, blogs, mobile apps too!
Stine Hulvej: demystifying the dark art of SEO
Lauren Craig: Not Being a Geek
Jill Irving: Mobile Apps Fast
Ingela Ottosson: Google Bowling
Annalisa Sarasini + Trisha Gee: electronic trading
Heidi Harman: The story of GGM
Alison Wheeler: Internationalisation and Localisation
Caroline Dahl: Code in Molecular Dynamics (homepage)
Lisa Long: How to Control Friends and Manipulate People, aka an Introduction to Game Design
Collaborative: Speed dating for team mates
The Swedish GeekGirlMeetup in Stockholm is held at the Technical Museum in Stockholm, Technik museet, hosting days for 250 women, on the theme “Beautiful data” the 26+27th of May.
BBC OutRiders by Jamillah Knowles, 1 May 2012.
Hackney Gazette thursday 26/4.
Streamings at GeekGirlMeetup and www.SWEDEN.se The official Swedish http://bambuser.com/channel/GeekGirlMeetup+London?page_user_broadcasts=1