As many of you know, every year in August we try to hold an extra special Girl Geek Dinner event to mark our anniversary. On the 16th August 2005 Girl Geek Dinners had their first event! Well this year, our fourth year we are celebrating at Channel 4's office! (no coincidence!)
Channel 4 have been great and have offered us their Cinema room as well as drinks, canepe's and their great speaker Alice Taylor!
The dress code for the evening is party outfits, dress to impress! Go as cool, fun and funky as you like!
So what do we have in store for you? Well I thought it would be a great idea for us to get the discussion going on how technology and technologists represented in the media. So I went about putting a panel of fantastic people from media, research and the technology industry together. I'm hoping that the panel along with yourselves might come up with and help to create an event that can move the role of women within the technology industry forward and inspire media organizations to positively represent the technology industry in their programs, news and reports where possible.
So I bet you are all wondering who the panel are... so here you go:
Hosting the panel we have Maggie Philbin - As I like to say and Maggie will probably go a little red - she was one of my role models when I grew up all those years ago!
AliceTaylor - Commissioning Editor, Education for Channel 4
Belinda Parmar – Belinda Parmar, Founder of Lady Geek, http://ladygeek.org.uk & consultant for Saatchi & Saatchi
Margaret Robertson - Writer & Consultant - Gaming & Education
Emma Persky - Software Engineer, Trampoline Systems