Registered But Can’t Make It? Please Let Us Know!

We’re very exited about the huge response for next week, when Dinner 4 will be hosted by Google. In fact, as you have surely noticed, we’ve already filled up our available spaces and created a waiting list.

For those who do have a spot via EventBrite, if you discover you can’t make it, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer that space to someone on our waiting list. Send Stevi the email you used to register.

Thanks to everybody for helping us make sure as many people who want to come can, thanks to Google for sponsoring us, and we look forward to seeing you!

Seattle Girl Geek Dinners now on Twitter

Follow Seattle Girl Geek Dinners on twitter at http://twitter.com/ggdseattle. And don’t forget, we’re on Facebook, too!

January 28 dinner sold out!

All the spaces we have available for the January 28 dinner have already been claimed! If you haven’t had the chance to register via Eventbrite yet, please email Stevi to get your name on the wait list.

If you have registered but won’t be able to attend, please email Stevi to let us know, so we can give your space to someone on the wait list!

We’re really excited at the high level of interest in this Girl Geek Dinner!

Seattle Girl Geek Dinner 4 is January 28, 2009

Hi all,

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

Google has graciously offered to sponsor the 4th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner! Hope to see you there.

Liz and Stevi

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 28th

Agenda:

6:30 – 7:00PM: Registration, Food, and Networking

7:00 – 8:00PM: Welcome and Technical Presentation by Dorothy Nelson

8:00 – 9:00PM: Networking

Location:

Google Seattle office: 651 N 34th St. Seattle, WA 98103.
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Topic of the evening:

User Experience Design: the way of the Geek Artist
The best of both worlds. How minimalist design aesthetic and “form becomes function” make apps fast and elegant as well as usable, and how having geek skillz lifts a designer out of the “make it pretty” ghetto in product teams.

About the Speaker:
Dorothy Nelson is a User Experience Design Manager at Google. She has been programming and designing user-focused front end interfaces since the mid 1980s, from Bell Communication Research and Oracle to uber-dot-bomb Webvan, then to eBay (designing the selling experience) and Google. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoys traditional “dirty-hands” arts involving charcoal and ink and the non-traditional art of Silly Putty sculpture, as well as horsing around with her non-artistic but lovable husband and Yellow Labradors.
Please find street parking as Google cannot provide parking. There should be plenty of parking options with the lots, street and garages.


Great Fun at the Holiday Seattle Girl Geek Dinner

The Seattle Holiday Girl Geek Dinner was a great success. We saw a lot of familiar faces from previous events, and lots of new faces too! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

We’d like to give a big thank you to the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices division for their sponsorship. An especially big thanks to Dina and Megan, who made sure everything ran smoothly and put on a great evening for all who attended. Congratulations to the winner of the raffle prize, an Xbox!

Also thanks to Margaret Cobb. We really enjoyed your presentation on how your team took on marketing the Xbox to women. The demo of Lips at the end really got everybody excited.

We will be announcing the details for our January Dinner very shortly, so be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed in your favorite RSS Reader, or via Email!

Margaret Cobb Speaker Bio for December 4th Holiday Dinner

Our December 4 Holiday Girl Geek Dinner is almost here!

We’re excited to have Margaret Cobb as our speaker.

Margaret Cobb, Director of Internet Explorer Consumer Product Management

Margaret Cobb is a wife, mother, sister, daughter and Director of Internet Explorer Consumer Product Management.  She’s been at Microsoft for over 13 years in various functions including Xbox LIVE Product Management.  The last few years at Microsoft she’s spent understanding female consumer audience trends. Specifically, how much money do women control and spend and where do they spend it?  As marketers what can we do to capture the interest and buying power of women worldwide?  Margaret is a graduate of Michigan Tech University where she earned her degree in Mechanical Engineering.  It was working as an engineer that she realized that many of the latest innovations in technology just didn’t resonate with the average female. For over 20 years she’s been working to demystify technology and capture the interest of female consumers.

It looks like we’re going to have a great turnout for this dinner, and we hope to see you there, too! Don’t forget to let us know you’re coming by registering for this dinner at Eventbrite!

Sign up for the December GGD at Eventbrite

We’re already seeing a great response to our announcement of the third Seattle Girl Geek Dinner, scheduled for December 4. Be sure to check out the Eventbrite page and let us know you’re coming!

Microsoft Entertainment and Devices division is sponsoring our Holiday Geek Girl Dinner.

Date: 12/4/08
Time: 6:30pm -9pm

Place: Microsoft, Westlake Terry Bldg
320 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98019

Check back here for details on our fun events and speakers! Hope to see you there!

Seattle Girl Geek Dinner No. 3 on December 4, 2008

We can’t let 2008 leave without another Girl Geek Dinner. So save the date: December 4, 2008, we’ll have our third Seattle-area Girl Geek Dinner.

This dinner will be sponsored by Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, and will be held at the Westlake Terry Building in Downtown Seattle.

As soon as the time and additional details are finalized, we’ll post them here and on our Facebook Group.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Details for tonight’s dinner

Hello Geek Girls!

We wanted to post some information about parking at tonight’s dinner! We’re starting at 5:30 pm at:

Pac Med Bldg
Conference rooms: AV West, East, and Central – 8th floor
1200 12th Ave South, Suite 1200,
Seattle, WA 98144

We will also be doing a drawing for an Amazon.com $100 dollar gift card!

Parking:

  • Parking at the Amazon We highly recommend car pooling, but parking will be located behind the Pac Med building, and is the 1st driveway on your right-hand side after you cross the intersection from 12th Street bridge.  Parking is $5.00 per day.
  • Street Parking:  There is free street parking around the Amazon building, please make sure to note that all day parking is only available on the east side of Golf Street/15th.  Please do not park at The Dr. Jose Rizal Park as this is only 2 hours max, parking on the west side of 12th near the park is typically day, please read signs.
  • Amazon Employees ONLY: If you work downtown, you can connect to the Pac Med building via a Amazon Shuttle for free.  The Amazon shuttles are white, and run by Standard Parking, look for Amazonians with blue employee badges.  Shuttles start running early in the morning, until after our event will be over. We have two locations downtown:
    • International District – The Amazon shuttle picks up on the corner of Weller Street & 5th Avenue across from Uwajimaya every 15 minutes.
    • Downtown (The Columbia Center-TCC) – The Amazon shuttle picks up in front of The Colombia Center (TCC) on 5th Avenue every 25 minutes

Thanks again to Amazon for sponsoring our 2nd Seattle Girl Geek Dinner!

See you tonight!

Liz and Stevi

Girl Geek Dinner #2

I hope everyone has had a fabulous summer! Amazon has graciously offered to sponsor the next Girl Geek Dinner. The date is set for Thursday, September 11th @ 5:30pm.

Please let us know if you think you can come by registering at our EventBrite site.

Stay tuned: more information to come regarding the agenda and guest speakers!

Address: Pac Med Bldg

Conference rooms: AV West, East, and Central – 8th floor

1200 12th Ave South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144
Click here for map

Thanks!

Liz