The concept of Girl Geek Dinners was started in London in 2006 by Sarah Blow. Tonight I was lucky enough to pin down the Geek Goddess herself Damana Madden, who started the Sydney Girl Geek Dinners and is now the Asia Pacific Contact for setting up a Girl Geek Dinner on behalf of Sarah Blow. We talk about the importance of this community for Women Working in IT, what its like to head along to a Girl Geek Dinner, as well as some tips for how to get one started in your community.
Damana mentions the next Girl Geek Dinner which is actually a luncheon at this years Tech Ed and includes an amazing panel of local & international Women - and as an added bonus, if you register to attend you get a free days access to Tech Ed. Places are filling fast, so register online here if you would like to attend using the Promotion code of wit08.
To contact Damana for more details on setting up a Girl geel Community, or getting involved in the Sydney one, you can find her on Twitter, or via her blog
We hope to see you at the next event if you are heading to Tech Ed in Sydney, Australia if your heading along please make sure you say hello!
Feel free to post in the comments on here any stories or pictures you may have about your own local Girl Geek Dinner you are setting up or involved in!