Toronto Girl Geeks Unite!

12 Sep

This post is a day later than I would’ve liked, but I just didn’t a good writing vibe happening yesterday. Regardless, here it is:

On Wednesday, I attended my first event since moving back to Toronto – a Toronto Girl Geek Dinner. According to the groups blog, “the goal of these get-togethers is to make technology accessible and interesting to all age groups and all people, particularly women.”
The speaker was Sandi Jones, of Rogers, who discussed the growing crossover of business and consumer technologies (blackberry anyone?). Many women in the room also offered other examples of ways that they are incorporating what they consider personal technologies like Facebook and Twitter, into their business lives. 
Microsoft Canada also sponsored the event, providing the cost for the A/V equipment and dinner for up to 10 students, including me. Thanks for supporting the poor, starving student Microsoft! I think it’s really great to recognize that Tech students will be a strong driving force in the future of technology. 
The greatest part of the evening however, was definitely the conversation after Sandi finished speaking. She sparked some great discussions around the room, and got the ball rolling for networking and sharing. Before I knew it it was 10 pm and the room had pretty much cleared. 
All in all, it was really great to meet everyone – sitting in a room with 40 amazing, strong, talented tech women has made me proud to admit my geekdom. 
See you at the next session!
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2 Responses to “Toronto Girl Geeks Unite!”

  1. leona hobbs September 13, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Hey Kerri! Thanks for coming out to this week’s Toronto Girl Geek Dinner. I’m glad you’re flying your geek flag! Hope to see you next time.

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