Pssst! Save the Date for the GGM Conference 2016!

That's right! We're excited to announce that our annual conference will return on October 8th! 

We're being hosted by our new awesome friends - the digital team for the Ministry of Justice - and this year is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever!!

You can find out more about the Ministry of Justice, in our latest GeekGirl Meets podcast!

Stay tuned for our conference theme which we'll be announcing in the coming week! Giving you a chance to put forward speakers, tech that should be on show AND get involved as a volunteer...

Tickets will shortly follow, to get the heads up on early-bird tickets, you can pre-register here:

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Didn't make late year? Here's a taste of what we got up to, below! 

 Smartup Visuals delighted us with their skills...

Smartup Visuals delighted us with their skills...

 We had incredible speakers, including Alice Bentinck from Entrepreneur First...

We had incredible speakers, including Alice Bentinck from Entrepreneur First...

 We had some amazing presentations...

We had some amazing presentations...

 There was a Royal appearance...

There was a Royal appearance...

 We connected...

We connected...

 And we celebrated! Come join us this year!

And we celebrated! Come join us this year!

Introducing Speakers for The changing face of advertising meetup

On Thursday night we'll be hosting an advent at Albion Drive  on the The changing face of advertising, 

Meet three women working in the advertising and media industries that are at the forefront of pushing new boundaries with technology and please get a ticket for Thursday.

 

Lynne Hamilton – Director European Partnerships, Intent Media

Lynne has dedicated her career to driving rapid growth in companies. She recently moved to London from New York City to serve as Director of European Partnerships for Intent Media, a fast-growing startup that helps online travel companies unlock their full revenue potential with innovative, high-margin advertising products powered by predictive analytics.

 Prior to Intent Media, Lynne was Director of Sales and Marketing at Moji, a Chicago-based startup specialising in recovery products for endurance athletes. She oversaw the development of Moji's go-to-market strategies and growth of their ecommerce and brick-and-mortar businesses.

 @hitchham / LinkedIn

Sadie Spooner – Commercial Manager, UnRuly Media

Sadie is Commercial Manager at Unruly, one of the UK's most prominent ad tech companies. After managing UK marketing for a leading regeneration company, she joined Unruly in 2014, successfully launching a new video analytics product that helps Marketers to understand and optimise online video performance. Sadie now oversees commercial projects at Unruly, with the goal of using their existing programmatic video ad tech stack to solve new challenges in new markets.

@sadiespooner / LinkedIn

Sofia Quintero – Founder & CEO, NomNom insights

The former Head of Growth at Geckoboard, Sofia founded NomNom insights, a customer feedback aggregator which enables users to make better product and marketing decisions, earlier this year. 

She has been mentoring startups at General Assembly, as Digital Marketing instructor, and for the Startup Institute the last 3 years. Sofia also writes at verysimplestuff.com.

 @sofiaqt / LinkedIn

Introducing speakers for Big Data meetup

We are happy to introduce the speakers of our next event On Big Data - what is it all about? at Shoreditch House on 15th April. Hope to see you there! 

Kriti Sharma - Barclays 

VP, Data Strategy and Product Owner, Real-time Big Data Analytics at Barclays where she also drives group-wide Open Source adoption. Recently led Product Management for the Mobile Payments app Barclays Pingit. Award winner for leadership and innovation in technology. Kriti is also a Google Grace Hopper Scholar, Govt. of India’s Young Leader in Science, has served on a Research and Leadership Programme initiated by the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and currently sits on the Google Anita Borg Panel to promote Computer Science.

Merici Vinton - IDEO OI Engine

Merici is a co-founder of Ada's List, a forum for women in technology in London and globally. As an MBA grad with a passion for change, she sees technology as a means to solving problems -- not an end to itself. 

After working on the Obama New Media team, Merici moved to DC because she wanted to help bridge the gap between government and people -- and figured websites and citizen-centric technology was a great place to start (nothing like picking an easy battle, eh?). Merici built the web team for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and led the successful and praised launch of consumerfinance.gov. Her work at the CFPB was featured on the cover of Businessweek, as well as in the New York Times, CNN, and the L.A Times.  

Merici now works at IDEO's SaaS innovation platform, OI Engine. At OI Engine, Merici leads business development and is a client lead who brings a wealth of experience in online engagement and scaling organizations. 

Anna Gruebler - Altviz 

Anna is the Head Data Scientist at Altviz. She has a PhD in artificial intelligence and first worked on big noisy data analysis while working on high frequency biosignal classification from multiple sources for facial expression recognition. She's now been lured away from academics and joined Altviz and is working on machine learning solutions using Big Data.

Anna will bring her academic experience and show the opportunities for big data analysis that are out there for small companies!