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Dinner #60 on June 14, 2018

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks! Expedia is the proud sponsor for our 58th dinner. “Find your Voice, and Be Better Every Day” will be the topics of discussion for the evening. Join us in our Seattle office for an evening of authentic discussion, candid Q&A, and FREE PRIZES! Win travel gifts and giveaways as a thank you from Expedia!


6:00pm – 6:30pm: Arrival & Mingle/food and drinks

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A

7:15pm – 8:00pm: Networking


Helen Bakker – VP of Technology, will share her story about “One Techie’s Journey in Finding her Voice” and showcasing her experiences of growing up as a female in technology; her journey from then to now.

Aman Bhutani – President of Brand Expedia Group, will share his authentic and unique perspectives about what it means to “Be Better Every Day”. He’ll speak to why gender equality is critical in thriving businesses today and what he, and Expedia, is doing about this global necessity.

When: Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: 645 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle – Suite 200

Plenty of parking available in the building garage underneath or nearby lots. Enter building and take elevator to 2nd floor where you’ll be greeted by a friendly Expedian for access to our offices.

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Dinner #54 on January 18, 2018

Happy New Year, Seattle Girl Geeks!

Please join @TwitterSeattle for dinner, a tech talk, and trivia on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

We’ll kick the evening off with a tech talk from one of Twitter Seattle’s software engineers, Anna Wawrzyniak, about graph storage technology at Twitter and how we store the user to user, tweet to tweet, and user to tweet relationships (e.g., follows, retweets, and favorites). Following that, we’ll form groups and compete in a trivia contest. We hope you finish the night with some new friends, knowledge, and prizes!

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Registration, food & drink, networking
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Tech Talk by Anna Wawrzyniak, Staff Software Engineer @TwitterSeattle
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Trivia
7:30pm — 8:00pm: Trivia winners announced and prizes given!

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: 1501 4th Avenue – Seattle, WA 98101

The @TwitterSeattle office is located at 1501 4th Ave, the Century Square building. Enter from 4th Ave and go straight up the escalators to the 3rd floor lobby (elevators are located past the escalators on the right). Some Seattle Tweeps will be waiting to greet you and send you up to our office!

*Note: No press will be admitted to this event. Twitter reserves the right to refuse entry to this event. Twitter also reserves the right to remove individuals from Twitter’s premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in Twitter’s sole discretion. Please arrive before 6:30 to ensure admission to the building.

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Dinner #49 on April 26, 2017

Join us at Zillow HQ for our third hosted Girl Geek Dinner!

Our theme this month is ‘Trivia Night’. We’ll have Sarah Maurer, Development Manager, and Taylor De Rosa, Product Manager, Tech, hosting the event. Come meet other Geek Girls, form teams, and play for the chance to win a few prizes and bragging rights; but mostly bragging rights.

Food and drinks will be provided and we’ll have some time before and after trivia to do some networking.

Space is limited due to the need for tables and the bar style format of the game. Please RSVP if you are absolutely going to come!


1301 2nd Avenue
Floor 30
Seattle, WA 98101

Date and Time:
Wed, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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Dinner #21 prizes to win

Hi ladies!

I hear Code Fellows will be giving away prizes tonight … so go win some goodies and have a great time! I won’t be able to be there tonight, but Nathalie Steinmetz will kick things off for us. Enjoy!
And, thank you Nathalie for all of your help. You rock!


Dinner #17 on October 11, 2012

It’s that time again, Seattle Girl Geeks!

Our next dinner is being hosted by Microsoft’s Online Services Division, Windows, Windows Phone Division and Interactive Entertainment Business on October 11 – and they are mixing it up for us this time around!  Rather than meeting on campus or at a restaurant, we’ll be meeting at the swank new event venue in downtown Seattle, 1927 Events.

Come prepared to enjoy great food, learn first-hand about the exciting new products launching this fall, and win some great prizes!  This event is sure to please, so RSVP today!

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See you next month!

Liz and Stevi

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 11

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


1927 Events

1927 3rd Ave / corner of  3rd and Virginia downtown

Seattle, WA



6:00 – 6:30pm:  Arrivals, Networking & noshing

6:30pm – 7:00pm:  Welcome & introductions to the evening

7:00 – 8:00pm:  More networking, mixing and learning at the demo area


There are four pay public parking lots within one block of 1927 Events. For a map of the area: http://1927events.com/info.html

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Dinner #14 on February 16, 2012

We’re very excited to announce Dinner 14, which will be at Expedia’s offices in Bellevue.

Be sure to sign up on Eventbrite to ensure your spot!

Expedia loves travel and we love technology. Join us for a fun night of networking with other women in technology. Enjoy refreshments, games & prizes. Hear from our passionate panel of speakers as they discuss how technology has affected the travel industry. They’ll also share their experiences, insight and travel tips from Expedia, where we are revolutionizing travel through technology

When: February 16

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: 333 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Map: http://binged.it/xrDyJp

Parking: There are two entrances to the parking lot. One on 4th Street and the other on 108th Avenue NE. Parking will not be validated. There may be free parking in nearby establishments.

Public Transit: If you are planning to take buses, the closest stop is Bellevue Transit Center. You will have to walk a couple of blocks to the Expedia building.



Networking Game

Panel discussion & Q/A

Dinner: We will have pasta and wine for dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.


Welcome & Introductions: Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO


Expedia Panelists:


Kristen Graham, VP Engagement & Communications

Kristin has been at Expedia for 5 years and leads employee programs for Expedia, Inc.’s companies, which have more than 100 sites in more than 60 countries. Her team oversees employee communication & events, philanthropy, learning & development, diversity, and engagement/branding initiatives. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Aman Bhutani, VP Development

Aman Bhutani leads the engineering team for the Expedia brand. The brand technology team focuses on the web tier of our global platform and services that offer differentiation from other brands. The Expedia technology team is at the heart of the brand’s product based growth strategy and has team members in many cities across the planet. Aman joined Expedia in 2010 after many years in financial services and consulting.


Katie Lykins, Software Development Engineer

Katie Lykins is a developer on the Package Discovery Service team at Expedia. She’s been at Expedia for 4 years and prior to Expedia, she worked at two different local small companies. She’s a true local, having been born and raised in Seattle and going to the University of Washington. In her free time, she’s active in playing basketball, volleyball and tennis.


Diane Omuoyo, Performance Engineer

Diana Omuoyo graduated with a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Baylor University, Waco. Her career in IT has spanned different roles and industries; including Web/Application Development, Network Tech, Business Intelligence and now Performance Engineering. She’s originally from Cleveland, OH and relocated to Egencia last year. During her free time she enjoys playing tennis and music, reading books and travelling adventures.

Sign up on Eventbrite! We look forward to seeing you there!


–Liz and Stevi

Dinner #11 on June 23, 2011

Hello again Geek Girls!

The Bing Design team has offered to host a design centric Geek Girl Dinner. For the first hour of our dinner, we will have an amazing panel composed of several key designers from Bing. They will discuss the latest innovations in design and the various career paths you can take in this discipline.

Not to mention, Bing is hosting our dinner in the café on the 23rd floor of Bravern 2 Bldg in Bellevue. Be prepared for some amazing views of Lake Washington! Side note: parking will be validated …

In the spirit of girl power, the Bing Design team will also be raffling off a $100 gift card to Bravern. You must be present to win!

The dinner is on June 23, and starts at 6 pm. Space is limited, so be sure to register at the Eventbrite page

Below are the biographies of our panelist. We look forward to seeing you again next month!


-Liz, Stevi, and Vanessa


Laura Kerr


Laura is a firm believer in the power of people and the strength of emotional design. She has over a decade of large-scale, consumer-facing services experience at Microsoft. She SKUs toward V1 problems, of which she still believes Search is one. At Bing, she is working toward an integrated approach that redefines a cultural balance between experience design and technology.

Laura is a Minnesota native but has been in Seattle long enough to truly appreciate the fog and rain and the quiet reflection it offers. She has an eclectic collection of higher degrees, has lived in Greece, Italy, and speaks several languages. She loves to swing dance, explore food culture, and play with her most awesome 2-yr old daughter, Chloe.

Mira Lane

Bing Design PM Lead – Studio Management, Prototyping, UX PM

Mira Lane has been leading User Experience innovation in Bing for the past 5 years. Her most recent accomplishments include the successful launch of Bing where her team was responsible for much of the visible innovations in the product from the homepage to results page. Her innovations have resulted in numerous patents for Microsoft spanning aggregation of categorized opinion data to different methods of previewing and displaying faceted search data. Upon returning from her second maternity leave, Mira has shifted her focus to design validation, prototyping and PM for horizontal user experience features.

Mira graduated from the University of Waterloo with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. She has worked as a developer at Quack.com in the silicon valley, which was acquired by AOL, and later at Nuance building speech-driven applications.

Outside of work Mira has a full plate as an artist, a mother of two, and outdoor enthusiast. Though her recent family additions have limited her to Rattlesnake Ledge, her outdoor pursuits have taken her from the mountaintop of Kilimanjaro, to Everest basecamp to backpacking around Asia.

Christina Koehn

User Experience Designer, Bing

Christina has been working professionally as a graphic designer since 2007 and is currently a User Experience Designer for Bing.com. Bing is Microsoft’s search engine and is changing the way that people think about search and finding information on the web.

Prior to this, Christina spent time working with the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices division on interface and information design for connected entertainment and for various print and web design agencies in the Seattle area. Her most recent projects at Bing include a redesign of the global visual language system, as well as many design iterations around html5, and the next generation of search.

Christina graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design and a minor in Art History. When not working, Christina loves to stay active by running and training for half marathons, playing volleyball, doing yoga and volunteering as a dog runner at the Seattle Humane Society and also enjoys traveling and reading about design and technology.

Goldie Chaudhuri

Program Manager

Goldie Chaudhuri joined Bing in the last year and has worked on Windows 8 and the Bing iPad app. She recently joined Bing Design as one of their first Program Managers, working on cross-device cross-team projects. Prior to Bing, Goldie worked on various experimental prototypes like Seadragon and Pivot at Live Labs and Spatial Databases at SQL Server.

Goldie graduated with majors in Computer Engineering and Studio Art from Case Western Reserve University, a weird but awesome campus spread out through 80 of Cleveland’s museums and non-profits. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and now lives in Capitol Hill where in her spare time she likes printmaking, soldering glowing costumes, geeking out about food and Belgian beers, wandering farmers markets and folk festivals, travelling, doing yoga, and biking around when it’s sunny.

Dinner #9 on January 13, 2011

Happy Holidays Ladies!

The Microsoft Windows Server and Cloud division has decided to sponsor SGG dinner #9! The dinner will be held at the new Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Shannon Loftis, Partner Studio Manager of the Microsoft Gaming Studios will talking to us about Microsoft Kinect! I will be sending out her bio and more information on her talk closer to the date.

We will have great food, an amazing speaker, and a Kinect tournament. So, come ready to learn and play!

Also, please bring a business card, as we will be raffling a Kinect!!

Please park in the Nordstrom parking lot area for easy access to the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square.

Space is limited, so please sign up at Eventbrite.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season! See you in 2011.

Liz, Stevi and Vanessa

Date: Thursday, January 13th
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Microsoft Store, 116 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
Guest Speaker: Shannon Loftis, Partner Studio Manager of the Microsoft Gaming Studios
Registration: Eventbrite

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!

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 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