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Women & Geekiness- Girl Geek Dinner #3

Attended the Girl Geek Dinner last night, put on by Very cool.

Girl geek dinner

It was packed, sold out, and I arrived early so I got a very full schwag bag, but had to leave early because of… jet lag. 8 PM and it felt like 3 AM.

Apple employees were there in full flying colors, filling the room with a great creative optimism!

Sat next to a Google/YouTube employee and we had a bunch of energetic discussions about cloud computing, copyright issues, the future of broadcast TV, and various social networks.

Another woman at our table is forming a marketing group for a retail company, and besides setting up their CRM system, I was curious as to her plans with social marketing. “We’re going to try traditional avenues first.” I thought that was savvy, and yet we started discussing various retail strategies I’d heard of and/or participated in.

Lots of job shifting and refocusing, but not at all as depressing as NPR or the news media would have you believe. Another woman at our table was recently laid off, but she cheerfully described herself as “an MBA student,” as she was taking night classes at UC Davis and could now focus all her time on it.

On my other side was a young woman writing system control apps at Sun. We compared notes on freezing server rooms and being “the only woman in my group.” I helped her out with some cool Silicon Valley networking groups where she could meet like-minded folks. Sadly I had to leave during the pitches, but it was a classic Silicon Valley networking meeting- a kind of freed up energy of geekiness and social comraderie.

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Written on Friday, 30. January 2009 at 10:28 In the category social networks, technology. Follow the comments via RSS here: RSS-Feed. Read the Comments. Trackbacks- Trackback on this post. Share on FriendFeed

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  1. Sounds like a great event. So at a “women2.0″ event, are there men present?

    Comment: Peter Chee – 02. February 2009 @ 9:07 am

  2. Yes- I believe there were a few enlightened men there.

    Comment: banane – 02. February 2009 @ 9:44 am

  3. What is “Women2.O”. I came to know first time.

    Comment: Allen – 17. February 2009 @ 5:28 am

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