Part 3/3: #GGM14's brilliant speakers from the Coin Room

The Coin room was packed with Geek Girl on the day to listen to startup stories, building the best tech city in the world and more on the theme for the day ubiquitous computing.

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      A tried and tested business founder turned freelancer. Been there, made the mistakes & excited to do it all again one day. 

 A tried and tested business founder turned freelancer. Been there, made the mistakes & excited to do it all again one day. 

Shara Tochia

How to NOT start a Startup

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     Currently a Predictive Analytics PhD student, Co-ambassador of the @LondonGeekettes, Interned at Facebook before that worked for Google's speech team, Monkey Island's biggest fan.

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Co-ambassador of the @LondonGeekettes,
Interned at Facebook before that worked for Google's speech team, Monkey Island's biggest fan.

Marily Nika

The prediction of trends

Third year CS with AI student at the University of Nottingham who likes to dabble with new tech and write about it. 

Third year CS with AI student at the University of Nottingham who likes to dabble with new tech and write about it. 

Paula Clerkin

Ubiquitous Computing at Hackathons

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Currently the Product Manager for SwiftKey for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Previously working in innovation, creating products for global clients.

Naomi Morton

Reducing cognitive load in SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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   Tech City UK Chairman's Office, currently working on making the UK the best tech hub in the world

Tech City UK Chairman's Office, currently working on making the UK the best tech hub in the world

Madeleine Nosworthy

Tech: Seize the Day

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Agile Business Analyst, who enjoys working with great people solving interesting problems. At ThoughtWorks we strongly believe in IT solutions as an enabler for any business. I work closely with clients in finding ways to integrate new digital solutions with existing corporate systems.

Carli Deysel

Business and IT - a partnership


Part 2/3: #GGM14 Brilliant Speakers from the Web Room

We had an impressive line up of speakers in the Web room at Central Working, Whitechapel. Presentations included learnings from building products at JustEat, leading the development of Barclays Pingit app and insight from one of the co-founders of Ada's List.  This is the second part of show casing our brilliant speakers from #GGM14.

API developer, coffee drinker, JUST EATER.

API developer, coffee drinker, JUST EATER.

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   Head of Innovation at PHD UK, on Omnicom’s Innovation Group’s executive team (new technologies forum to get visibility among the group’s agencies and clients), co-founder of Ada’s List (an online discussion space for women in tech), and advisor to Angel Academe (pro-women angel investment group)

Head of Innovation at PHD UK, on Omnicom’s Innovation Group’s executive team (new technologies forum to get visibility among the group’s agencies and clients), co-founder of Ada’s List (an online discussion space for women in tech), and advisor to Angel Academe (pro-women angel investment group)

Anjali Ramachandran

Do I need this, here, now

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     Mary Jane is a recovering shy techie turned business owner, speaker and networker who loves to support people to get the most out of their networking, grow their business and make the difference they are here to make.

Mary Jane is a recovering shy techie turned business owner, speaker and networker who loves to support people to get the most out of their networking, grow their business and make the difference they are here to make.

Mary Jane Boholst

3 Secrets to Optimise your business networking

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   Early stage investor at MMC Ventures. Passionate about innovation and helping companies grow

Early stage investor at MMC Ventures. Passionate about innovation and helping companies grow

Camilla Dolan

The changing face of food

(Note: Camilla's talk was moved to the Plenary on the day)

Hacks hardware, software and all things data. Software developer and CEO of opensensors.io

Hacks hardware, software and all things data. Software developer and CEO of opensensors.io

Yodi Stanton

The Internet of Things in Practice

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   VP, Data Strategy at Barclays. 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. Busy lady!

VP, Data Strategy at Barclays. 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. Busy lady!

Kriti Sharma

Customer-first Innovation - Have the Courage to follow your Intuition

The one about Apps, Robots and The Big Elephant

Part 1/3: #GGM14's Brilliant Speakers from The Plenary

If you're ever in shortage of brilliant speakers within tech - look no further, this is part one of three posts introducing the awesome ladies who took the stage at the #GGM14 conference.

Co-founder and COO of marketing technology company Unruly; ensures they delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. One of Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech & one of Forbe’s 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch.

Co-founder and COO of marketing technology company Unruly; ensures they delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. One of Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech & one of Forbe’s 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch.

Sarah Wood

From Start Up to Scale Up: 5 Tips for Creating Ubiquitous Tech Culture

 

A recent graduate from Central Saint Martins fresh in the industry who's all about creating work that speaks for the moment.

A recent graduate from Central Saint Martins fresh in the industry who's all about creating work that speaks for the moment.

Satara Achille

Panel: Who gives a damn about work life balance

Currently shining a light on the startups & entrepreneurs at IDEALondon, which is unique innovation centre, created by Cisco, DC Thomson & UCL. Chloe is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, social media, online marketing and community management.

Currently shining a light on the startups & entrepreneurs at IDEALondon, which is unique innovation centre, created by Cisco, DC Thomson & UCL. Chloe is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, social media, online marketing and community management.

Chloe Nicholls  

Moderator for Who Gives a damn about work life balance?

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     San Francisco based software engineer focused on maintaining engineering headaches and co-chairing diversity and inclusion for Twilio. 

San Francisco based software engineer focused on maintaining engineering headaches and co-chairing diversity and inclusion for Twilio. 

Dominique DeGuzman

Breaking the bro-code, tackling brogrammer culture. 

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   Runs the Buyer Experience group for eBay across Europe. Works hard to make things easy.

Runs the Buyer Experience group for eBay across Europe. Works hard to make things easy.

Valerie Nygaard

Ubiquitous Data: What I've Learned Working on Search Engines

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     Technology Editor at The Mirror    Former Deputy Editor of Wired. Journalist interested in tech, science, digital culture & oddities

Technology Editor at The Mirror

Former Deputy Editor of Wired. Journalist interested in tech, science, digital culture & oddities

Olivia Solon

Moderator of How tech entered our hearts and our bedrooms

V anessa Pelz-Sharpe is a writer dealing with sex and relationships, and works as a Web Administrator for luxury erotic emporium Coco de Mer.

Vanessa Pelz-Sharpe is a writer dealing with sex and relationships, and works as a Web Administrator for luxury erotic emporium Coco de Mer.

Vanessa Pelz-Sharpe

Panel: How tech entered our hearts and our bedrooms

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     East London lesbian sex blogger and tequila enthusiast

East London lesbian sex blogger and tequila enthusiast

Effi Mai 

Panel: How tech entered our hearts and our bedrooms

 

 

London based front-end web developer. Interested in making web interaction more exciting.

London based front-end web developer. Interested in making web interaction more exciting.

A  mum and solo founder of the soon to be launched, The CaterClub, an online Marketplace of Caterers and an efficient way for businesses to order local food direct. 

mum and solo founder of the soon to be launched, The CaterClub, an online Marketplace of Caterers and an efficient way for businesses to order local food direct. 

Ingrid Marsh

Panel: Who gives a damn about work life balance

B rittney Bean is the co-founder of music tech    startup, Songdrop, and the co-founder of the fried chicken brand, Mother Clucker. She has been working with startups since 2007 and has the been the director of several digital agencies.

Brittney Bean is the co-founder of music tech

startup, Songdrop, and the co-founder of the fried chicken brand, Mother Clucker. She has been working with startups since 2007 and has the been the director of several digital agencies.

Brittney Bean

Panel: Who gives a damn about work life balance

Selena is the Head of Digital Marketing at Microsoft Mobile UK, where she oversees social media, CRM, display, SEM and mobile advertising. Selena and her team made waves during the Apple launch in September 2013 with the “Thanks, Apple ;)” tweet. It was named by Twitter as the most re-tweeted brand tweet of all time, and it was nominated by the Drum magazine as Tweet of the Year, 2013.

Selena is the Head of Digital Marketing at Microsoft Mobile UK, where she oversees social media, CRM, display, SEM and mobile advertising. Selena and her team made waves during the Apple launch in September 2013 with the “Thanks, Apple ;)” tweet. It was named by Twitter as the most re-tweeted brand tweet of all time, and it was nominated by the Drum magazine as Tweet of the Year, 2013.

Selina Harrington

 Connected by Tech - Building offline relationships online

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   Mom, CEO, designer, art director and artist. In 2012 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, one of the UK's most exciting tech start ups focussed on education. Technology Will Save Us instigates 21st century learning. 

Mom, CEO, designer, art director and artist. In 2012 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, one of the UK's most exciting tech start ups focussed on education. Technology Will Save Us instigates 21st century learning. 

Bethany Koby

Will Technology Save Us?

Founder and CEO of Little Riot, an interaction design company based in Newcastle. Developing Pillow Talk, a product that connects couples in long distance relationships using their heartbeats. 

Joanna Montgomery

Panel: How tech entered our hearts and our bedrooms

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   Paola Kathuria co-counded Limitless, one of the UK’s first Internet companies. She is a psychology/computing hybrid with 25 years experience in the computing industry. She ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to print a book of feminist porn. Paola met her husband online 26 years ago!

Paola Kathuria co-counded Limitless, one of the UK’s first Internet companies. She is a psychology/computing hybrid with 25 years experience in the computing industry. She ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to print a book of feminist porn. Paola met her husband online 26 years ago!

Paola Kathuria

Panel: How tech entered our hearts and our bedrooms

 

Startup of the month Mailbird with CEO Andrea Loubier

Mailbird Programming Ninjas With our "Startup of the Month", GeekGirlMeetup starts to leverage the power of our international network with helping RT the tweet of the founders choice. We call it "Support a Sister" #geekSiS . RT=♥

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Andrea Loubier, @aloubier, CEO of mail client MailBird has just launched her startup and recieved wonderful press from TechCrunch and LifeHacker

How does it feel after launch and wonderful press? Right now I am leading a ridiculously awesome team that spans Europe, Asia, and America. Together we are creating MailBird an email app designed for Windows users. I live and work in Bali and love every minute of what I am doing. Today, I am networking like crazy reaching out to the people who care about online communication in our current world of IT overload. Everyday I am inspired by women who are also taking leading roles in the tech startup world, it is awesome. I enjoy life by the beach, surfing, eating great spicy food (I am the queen of spicy food!), and dancing a lot! What makes me excited most though is working with really talented people from all over the world that totally inspire me. I love being able to be the communicator, the glue that holds our team together, and most of all I love to make people laugh.

You have been called the Sparrow for Windows, thats very flattering. Can you tell us about how MailBird came about? During an entrepreneur getaway meetup in Bal, two of our hybrid OS co-founders (Michael & Michael), dynamically working on both Mac and PC really enjoyed their email experience with Sparrow on Mac. They couldn't find that same experience for email on Windows. Realizing the underserved market of really great UI design on the Windows platform, and the roll out of Window 8's modern design, a "magical mall application" was born. Mailbird. Sparrow was 10 years into development to get to where they are. We are just say of 1 year in, and Mailbird is already better. Our team rocks!

Whats in the future for Mailbird, whats planned? Next will be not only continuing to optimize the app by direct feedback from our beta testers, but unravelling the next hot Mailbird features that take email management and hitting inbox 0 to the next level. We're looking at a unified inbox to manage many different accounts and Wingman. Details and first hands on experience will be exclusive to beta testers. You'll have to try it to get access! Who knows...we may consider dabbling on mobile platforms, since mobile has become a really great sidekick to native email applications.