We would like to invite all women who are in technology fields or consider themselves a "girl geek" to attend an evening to meet, socialize, and network with women in technology. Men are invited if accompanied by a Girl Geek. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Presentation: Defining the -ette in Geekette
Twenty years ago, Julie Lerman learned that she had to act and dress like the guys in order to fit into the IT Industry. Today she’s found that the cover-up is no longer necessary. Many of her “girly” qualities have become advantageous in a world of geeks where she now speaks at conferences all over the world and has just finished writing her first programming book for O’Reilly Press. Julie will share with the NOVA Girl Geeks some of this historical perspective and lessons learned.
Presented by: Julie Lerman
Julie Lerman is an independent consultant and .NET Mentor who has been designing and writing software applications for more than 20 years and is the author of O’Reilly’s Programming Entity Framework . Julie is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world and writes articles for many well-known technical publications. Julie lives in Vermont where she runs the Vermont.NET User Group, is a board member of the Vermont Software Developers Alliance and a member of the Champlain College Software Engineering Advisory Board. You can read Julie’s blog at www.thedatafarm.com/blog.