Manchester Girl Geek Dinner 7
9th March 2011, 6.15-10pm
Location: MadLab, Northern Quarter / Croma restaurant, near town hall
Maria McDade, IBM
Louise Maddison, The University of Manchester
Hwa Young Jung, MadLab
We're delighted to announce that the 7th Manchester Girl Geek Dinner will take place in the week of International Women's Day. MadLab in the Northern Quarter will host the first part of the evening starting at 6.15pm, which will see a series of short talks by some of our favourite girl geeks, along with free drinks and nibbles. Maria McDade, a manager at IBM UK, will talk about the company's activities in engaging women to pursue a career in technology and their recent 'Women in Technology' events. Louise Maddison is a research student at Manchester University and won this year's 'Junk the Jargon' competition with her talk 'How computers can find a cure for cancer'. Hwa Young Jung, one of the founders of MadLab, will give us an insight into her work in setting up and running one of Manchester's most exciting collaboration spaces for the geek community.
Putting the 'dinner' into Girl Geek Dinner, the second part of the evening will take place at Croma restaurant near the town hall, only a short walk (or taxi ride) from MadLab. We have a reservation for a lovely little area in the back, and Croma offer us a choice of 2 courses (main + starter) from the full menu for a fixed price. The restaurant has an extensive menu with plenty of healthy and vegetarian options. We don't have any talks scheduled for this part, but we're sure there will be plenty to discuss, chat about and network.
We offer two types of tickets
1) Talks + Meal at Croma £10 (plus Eventbrite fees)
This ticket is valid for the drinks reception and talks at MadLab starting at 6.15pm, and the 2 course meal at Croma (from 8.15pm).
2) Talks only - £2 (plus Eventbrite fees)
This ticket is valid for the drinks reception and talks at MadLab from 6.15pm-8pm.
(We're trying to keep the ticket prices as low as possible, but Eventbrite and PayPal charge a percentage of the ticket price, which will have to be added on top.)
Directions & Facts
To MadLab: http://madlab.org.uk/contact
The Croma menu (we can choose starter + main from the full menu) http://www.cromapizza.co.uk/menu.php
The rules: no female, no entry
Girl Geek Dinners are for the ladies! But it doesn’t mean that men can’t attend, they just have to come as the guest of a female.
- If you are male and wish to attend the event then you will need to be invited by a female attending the event.
- Girls, one date only please! (We want to keep the numbers balanced!)
- The best way around these rules if you’re a guy who wants to attend? Convince or bribe someone to let you be their date for the dinner.
If you have any other questions or requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We're looking forward to seeing you at the event!
Manchester Girl Geeks
Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.