Free tickets to YOW! 2011 Brisbane

15 November, 2011

YOW2011The folks over at YOW! 2011 are putting up a couple of free tickets to the Brisbane conference and offering a discount to the Girl Geek Dinner ladies to attend. For those that aren’t familiar, YOW! is part of the GOTO global conferences which includes QCON. If you have never been to a YOW! event be ready for some great talks and training.

YOW! is known for breadth and depth. Checkout these links for your interest:

Free Ticket 1 – Anyone attending the SOLD OUT DDD Brisbane conference on 26th November will get a chance to win a free ticket to the Brisbane event on 5/6 December.

Free Ticket 2 – Girl Geek Dinners Brisbane members – a free ticket to the Brisbane event 5/6 December will be randomly selected from those who publicly tweet or post on the Girl Geek Dinners Facebook page before 3pm (Brisbane time) 25th November – Which of the YOW! 2011 Conference Speakers they’d invite to a Girl Geek Dinner. The tweet or facebook post must contain #YOW_OZ and #GGDBNE and a link to

Plus YOW could like to offer members of Girl Geek Dinners a 10% discount to attend the Brisbane or Melbourne Conferences. Please email to take advantage of the 10% discount.

Girl Geek Dinners Brisbane–Dinner 15–Kinect Game Night

09 February, 2011

Due to popular demand from our Girl Geek Dinner attendees, this month, Microsoft have kindly lent us their office so we're having another night of games!

This event we'll be showing of the Kinect for Xbox.

From the official Kinect site (

You are the controller. No gadgets, no gizmos, just you!

Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice*. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine.

If anyone is interested in giving a 5-7min presentation or would like to bring along their Xbox, Kinect and games please get in touch!

Who is invited?

If you are a geek and a girl or know of one who is willing to escort you then you are welcome and encouraged to come along. There is a technical focus with the intention of having fun and connecting with other women in IT.
Who pays for dinner?
We will be providing a few nibblies so suggest grabbing something beforehand
Where + When
Date: Thursday 30th April, 2009
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Microsoft Office, Level 9, 1 Waterfront Place, Brisbane
Further details on building access will be provided closer to the event.
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Girl Geek Dinner 14–LCA 2011

01 January, 2011 is on in Brisbane this year, from 24-29 January:
It has become traditional to hold a Girl Geek Dinner during the week of LCA to allow the visiting girl geeks to meet up with the local crowd, even when the locals might not be attending the conference. This fosters a greater sense of community amongst women in tech across the country and the world, and further supports the central tenet of Girl Geek Dinners.
The dinner is fully sponsored by Red Hat, and will be held at the Red Hat offices at North Quay. Come along to meet some new faces!
Date: Monday, 24 January, 2011. From 6-8pm. Nibbles to be provided at the venue, and a restaurant/bar (to be announced) to be designated for people who wish to carry on later into the night .
People: We must cap the attendees at a maximum of 50. The usual GGD rules apply, so boy geeks are more than welcome to come, but must have a girl geek escort.
Food: Platters of nibbles and soft drink/juice will be provided by Red Hat at the venue. Alcohol and more substantive meals can be purchased at the bar afterwards.
Where: Red Hat Brisbane, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane. We will have someone at the door to let you in. Parking is very limited in the city, so catch any public transport to Roma St station, it's only a 5 minute walk from there.
When: Monday 24 January, 2010, starting at 6pm. At Red Hat offices until 8pm, and a venue to be decided afterwards.

If you wish to bring children with you to the official part of the dinner (at the Red Hat offices), then you are more than welcome. There will not be any alcohol served at the event. If they are over 6, please make sure you arrange a ticket for them (so we can cater). However, the event is likely to be fairly crowded and could be noisy, so use your discretion as to whether or not you feel it is suitable for your child.

Also, if you haven't already ordered your bootleg Haecksen shirts, you can do so here:  Just make sure you order in enough time for it to ship before the event!

Many thanks to Lana (Girl Geek Dinners Canberra) and Alison who are organising this event on our behalf!