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Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome people of any gender. Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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    When:
    Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

    Where:
    MadLab
    36-40 Edge Street
    M4 1HN Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-geek-tea-party-61-show-and-tell-tickets-24298716114?aff=rss

    Event Details:

     

    Girl Geek Tea Party

    Girl Geek Tea Party #61 - Show and Tell
    SATURDAY 30th April, 2-4pm, Madlab

    Do you have a passion for technology? What gadget could you not live without? What wonder of science do you think the world should know about? Come to the next Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party and share your knowledge with girls (and guys) who want to know more.

    We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties, and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating. Science, engineering, technology, maths, or anything geeky - wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for 10-15 minutes (or less if you’d rather) on a subject of your choice.

    If you don’t have anything to share then just come along for the talks, a cup of tea and some cake. Feel free to bring some homemade cakes if you want to share the love, too. There’ll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can share your thoughts and ideas with like-minded ladies. If you’re new and just want to learn more, then come to listen and meet some great people.

    Tickets
    This event is free, including tea and cakes/biscuits (although you're welcome to bring your own bakes if you're feeling inspired!).

    What To Bring
    A short talk/presentation (optional) plus laptop/slides if needed (remember it's only 10-15 minutes!)
    Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues, etc who might be interested in joining us! As with all our events, men and boys are also welcome.

    On the day the first 15 minutes will be set aside for tea, biscuits & booking your time slot. There’ll be a list of slots available when you arrive and we’ll allocate them on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please note this event is on a SATURDAY rather than our usual Sunday afternoon!



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    When:
    Sunday, 5 June 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST)

    Where:
    Manchester Art Gallery (depart at 2pm)
    Mosley Street
    M2 3JL Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mggmanchester-histories-festival-stories-of-women-in-science-tickets-25232668591?aff=rss

    Event Details:
    Manchester Histories Festival LogoJoin Manchester Girl Geeks and guests from the University of Manchester's Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, for a repeat of our walking tour of Manchester's city centre featuring stories of Manchester's scientific women. As part of Manchster Histories Festival, learn about the contributions women have made to science in Manchester and around the world, and hear the stories of well-known (and less well-known) science heroes from Manchester.

    Join us on a journey around the city centre for the afternoon - and stick around afterwards for a cup of tea and some cake. We'll be leaving from the Manchester Art Gallery (just inside the foyer) at 2pm, and walking through town and down towards the university, finishing in the Manchester Museum Cafe at 4pm, where you'll be able to get a drink and we'll share some cakes.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: if you came to our earlier Walking Tour event in March, this will be the same talks on the same route - but if you know anyone else you think would enjoy it, please send them the details!
     
    The route is around 2-3km in total, and we'll be taking it pretty slow, with plenty of stops. All the locations we visit will be accessible, and we'll arrange for a guide to take you back up into the city centre if needed afterwards - buses back cost £1. 

    Ticket cost includes a booklet to keep, a few exciting gifts, and refreshments at the end of the walk.


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  • 05/05/16--05:50: GGTP #62: Blogging Workshop
  • When:
    Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

    Where:
    Madlab
    36-40 Edge Street
    Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp-62-blogging-workshop-tickets-25038292206?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    People at a computer

    GGTP #62: Blogging Workshop

    Sunday 29th May 2016, MadLab, 2pm-4pm

    Following on from our blogging event in January, we are taking a closer look at some of the more technical aspects of blogging. Our speakers will compare different platforms, show you how some features of the different blogging platforms work, and discuss  the wide range of possible blog topics available to you. 

    After breaking for tea and cake we will have a workshop session, where you can have a go at writing your own blog post, create a Medium account, help create a review of the event for our website, try out some themes and design, find out about sourcing copyright-free images and content for your blog posts, and get more advice from our speakers.

    The line-up will be as follows:

    • Olivia Pennelle will talk about using Weeble for her blog/website Liv's Recovery Kitchen, and reviewing the recent blogging conference "Blog On"
    • Katie Steckles @stecks will talk us through the basics of Wordpress, showing how we add content to the Manchester Girl Geeks website
    • Karen Pudner @kpudner will take a look at the bewildering range of blogs and blog topics that exist and getting you to think about subjects you could blog on.
    • Blog Designer Serena Ozgowicz @serena_ozgowicz of Pretty Wild Things will be there to give you tips on theming and design, to make your blog look great.

    What to bring

    Please being a laptop/tablet if you wish to do some work on your own blog or start a blog during the workshop. However, there will also be small group activities which will not require your own laptop.

    There will be cake and biscuits available, but please feel free to bring your own creations. Perhaps we could start a blog on geeky cake recipes? :) 

    Access information

    The event will be on the ground floor of Madlab, which is wheelchair accessible. if you have any other access needs, please get in touch.



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    When:
    Sunday, 9 October 2016 from 10:30 to 16:00 (BST)

    Where:
    MadLab
    36-40 Edge Street
    M4 1HN Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp64-geek-mental-help-week-tickets-26422006934?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    Girl Geek Tea Party #64: Geek Mental Help Week

    Sunday 9th October, 10.30am-4pm, MadLab, Edge Street

    Join us for a day of talks and discussions around issues in mental health, as a precursor Geek Mental Help Week. Find out about other events coming up soon, and meet others to share your experiences.

    More details of speakers etc will be added here shortly.



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  • 07/12/16--17:33: Girl Geek Dinner: Big Data
  • When:
    Monday, 5 September 2016 at 18:30 - Friday, 9 September 2016 at 21:00 (BST)

    Where:
    Venue TBC, Manchester


    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-geek-dinner-big-data-tickets-22801502909?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    Timandra Harkness

    Stand-up comedian, author and broadcaster Timandra Harkness, whose latest book is Big Data: Does Size Matter?, will be joining us for an entertaining overview of big data, from the very first time a caveperson carved a tally of how many beasts they'd killed, right through to the modern gigantic science experiments churning out hundreds of terabytes of data every day.

    We'll also have a delicious dinner, and the usual chance to meet and network with other Girl Geeks. Tickets cost only £6, and include your meal. Drinks will also be available. We're in the process of confirming our venue but it should be in Manchester city centre.

    Bio:
    Timandra Harkness is a writer, presenter and comedian. She presents BBC Radio 4 science shows FutureProofing and Human Zoo, hosts and chairs live events, and writes columns for print and online publications. She’s performed several different comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, and her book, Big Data: Does Size Matter? comes out in spring 2016. In her spare time she enjoys opera, motorcycles, and talking to strangers.



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  • 07/16/16--19:58: GGTP #63: Coding Workshop
  • When:
    Sunday, 14 August 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

    Where:
    SSR
    Downing Street
    Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp-63-coding-workshop-tickets-26264597117?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    Women Coding
    (Photo by Chenspec (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

    GGTP #63: Coding Workshop

    Sunday 14th August 2016, 2pm-4pm, SSR, Downing Street

    Manchester Girl Geeks will present a 2 hour introduction to coding. With the help of www.codecademy.com, we will walk and talk you through the first steps to writing your own code in a programming language called Python. This short intro class is aimed at absolute beginners, who have little or no knowledge of programming, as well as people with experience of programming who would like to refresh their coding skills – for example, if you already program in another language but would like to learn a new one!

    What to bring

    You will need to bring your own laptop or tablet. The Codecademy website should work in most browsers, but we recommend that you create an account beforehand and try a couple of lessons to make sure that everything works OK for you.

    There will be cake and biscuits available, but please feel free to bring your own creations.



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    When:
    Sunday, 11 December 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

    Where:
    Fab Lab Altrincham
    20 Stamford New Road
    WA14 1EJ Altrincham
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp-66-festive-laser-papercrafts-tickets-29229216373?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    Following our previous laser cutting workshop at Fab Lab, we're now going to visit the branch in Altrincham, where we'll have another laser cutting workshop - suitable for anyone including complete beginners and people who've had a go before.

    We'll talk you through the basics of making an image ready for laser cutting, and show you how to use a laser cutter to make beautiful festive cards and decorations. We'll also have some other festive papercraft activities for you to try out, so you'll come home with a bag of goodies (ticket cost includes all materials and instructions).

    If you'd like to work on your own laptop, you'll need to make sure you've installed the program InkScape, which is free to download from inkscape.org. If you're not able to bring a laptop, we can lend you one, and please let us know if this is the case. It's also a good idea to bring a pendrive to transfer your files.

    We'll have our usual tea and cake table, so please bring along your favourite festive bakes. Fab Lab is directly opposite the bus/Metrolink station in Altricham, in the same building as the library. It's ground floor accessible, and if you have any other access requirements, please contact us (email manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com).



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    When:
    Sunday, 18 December 2016 from 17:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

    Where:
    TBC


    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-geeks-end-of-year-party-2016-tickets-29727288119?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    It's been an unbelievable year, and we're getting together to celebrate the end of it. Come and join us for a mince pie and a drink, bring some food to share, and have a bit of a party with Manchester Girl Geeks. Regulars and newbies are welcome, and we'll have some party games, board games, computer games and other festive fun and games.

    Venue is TBC, but we'll have drinks and a bring-a-dish buffet - please bring an item of food (hot dish, side, snack or pudding) roughly equal in volume to the amount of food you'd like to eat. If you can think of any fun activities you'd be happy to bring along and run, please let us know!



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  • 04/02/17--20:01: GGTP #70: Dear Friend
  • When:
    Sunday, 14 May 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

    Where:
    TBC (city centre) Manchester United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp-70-dear-friend-tickets-33363302536?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    For this month's tea party we're teaming up with Dear Friend! Dear Friend is a letter-writing project celebrating women in public life; encouraging people to learn about and acknowledge women's place and role in their lives and in history. 

    The idea is simple: you write a letter to an inspiring woman - maybe someone you know, maybe someone you know of - Dear Friend then take that letter, digitise it and put it on the site, creating an archive to celebrate women and share knowledge.

    We will also have staff and students from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (part of the University of Manchester), who will be helping us find resources for women who may have been overlooked by history. 

    Come join us for an afternoon of learning about awesome women, and writing some letters of thanks, of admiration, of acknowledgment. And our usual tea and cake!



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    When:
    Sunday, 9 April 2017 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST)

    Where:
    MadLab 36-40 Edge Street M4 1HN Manchester United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggtp-69-communicating-science-tickets-33151375657?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    Plenty of people work in science and technology - but there's also a whole industry of people whose job is to communicate science to the public, and to a variety of audiences.

    We'll be joined by Dr Marieke Navin, whose career in science outreach has included directing Manchester Science Festival and the Star Field at Bluedot Festival, as well as other people who work in, or are starting out in the field of public engagement.

    We'll have information about opportunities for you to go and watch/take part in science events, and information about how you can get involved with outreach yourself. Plus we'll get our guests to bring along some fun hands-on science activities for you to play with!

    This event will also include lunch - we'll be getting in tasty pizzas - and will take place on the ground floor at MadLab, which is fully accessible. We'll also have our usual tea and coffee on tap!



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    When:
    Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

    Where:
    Auto Trader UK
    Number One
    First Street
    M15 4FN Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Hosted By:
    Manchester Girl Geeks

    Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome people of any gender. Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



    Register for this event now at :
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manchester-girl-geeks-barcamp-2018-tickets-45910425318?aff=rss

    Event Details:

    On 23rd June 2018, Manchester Girl Geeks will be holding our 5th all-day BarCamp event!

    BarCamp (cheeky hashtag: #bracamp) is a conference organised without planning any talks ahead of time – so all the talks are given by attendees who sign up on the day (sometimes even halfway through the day!) and topics can be anything – coding, tech, science, making, games, and anything you’re passionate about. It’s like one of our Show & Tell tea parties, but it lasts all day and there’s a choice of talks across three different rooms. Previous BarCamp events run by MGG in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 have attracted over 400 attendees.

    For more information, go to manchestergirlgeeks.com/barcamp, or email us at info@manchestergirlgeeks.com if you have further questions.

    Ticketing

    Short version: Sign up for the waitlist either for a free ticket or a £3 t-shirt ticket. Tickets will be released on 16th June for you to claim.

    We’re using a ‘waiting list’ system this year – add yourself to the waiting list by putting in your name and email address, and when we open tickets – on 16th June, around a week before the event – you’ll have 72 hours to confirm your place.

    Tickets are free and include lunch, and tickets including lunch and a MGG/BarCamp t-shirt are available for £3 – due to past issues with people registering and not turning up, we always end up with leftover t-shirts so we’re not providing them free to everyone, but at a small cost to encourage turning up to collect them. If you change your mind and want a tshirt on the day, they will be available to buy on the door.

    Venue Information

    AutoTrader offices

    The venue, AutoTrader’s offices are at Number One First Street. The address of the building is on Tony Wilson Place, although the entrance isn’t on the main road. If you go to HOME, the theatre/cinema/restaurant complex that’s at the corner of Whitworth Street West, the entrance to the building is directly opposite through a revolving and accessible door.

    The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, and has accessible toilets and a shower (which you probably won’t need to use). There are power sockets in the walls and floor of all the talk rooms, and wifi is available throughout the venue.

    We’ll be running our plenaries and keynotes in a big room, and talks will run across four spaces – the big room, two medium sized rooms, and one small room for discussion type sessions. We’ll also have a quiet space available for people to get away from the conference if needed, and a central area with tea/coffee available.

    The Day

    Wall of talk cards

    We’ll be open from 9.30am with tea, coffee and breakfast snacks, and the opening plenary will begin at 10am (don’t be late!). There’ll be 9 talk sessions across four rooms, a comedy keynote from a special guest, and a closing plenary that finishes at 5pm.

    Once you arrive, you’ll need to give your name at the desk so we can tick you off our list, then head up to the fifth floor in the lift. Stairs are also available. Once inside you’ll get a lanyard, a BarCamp goodie bag, and your t-shirt if you’ve bought one.

    We’ll have a wall of talks, where you can suggest a talk you’d like to give in one of our rooms/time slots, and there’ll be time at the start of the day, after the opening plenary, to put your talk on the board. Before the opening plenary, we’ll be giving priority to anyone who’s never spoken at a BarCamp before, so if that’s you, come and find us on arrival to put your talk on the board.

    During the day, free movement between sessions and talks is allowed and encouraged – speakers won’t be offended if you leave or arrive in the middle, as they know there will be other cool stuff going on you might want to go and see! We’ll also have a sponsor/community area with fun activities to check out if none of the talks take your fancy, and during the breaks.

    We’ll have a coffee break in the morning, lunch, and another coffee break in the afternoon, and talk slots will be 20 minutes each – but you don’t need to talk for the whole 20 minutes, as Q&A usually happens after and can be even better!

    We're going to be joined for our closing keynote by comedian Bec Hill, who will finish the day with some of her award-winning stand-up comedy. Originally from Australia, Bec lives in London and has gained a cult following for her unique and nerdy style. Her work includes guest spots on numerous TV and radio shows including Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, as well as writing, acting, presenting and directing for TV, radio and film, and appearing as a voice actor in PS4 game Mass Effect: Andromeda. She's won a number of awards for her jokes and performances, and is known for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines.

    Food and Drink

    We’ll be providing tea, coffee, squash and water all day, as well as a table of cakes from our bake-off, which will be available for general consumption from the first coffee break onwards (once the judge has had chance to make a decision).

    Lunch will be provided, and all the food will be vegetarian/vegan – so it’ll all be meat-free and halal, and at least one gluten-free option and one non-spicy option will be available. AutoTrader are also happy for you to bring your own lunch, if you’re not sure you’ll be able to eat anything we’re providing.

    Care Labels

    We’ll be using GG regular Zoe Breen’s Care Labels for Humans at BarCamp, as a way for attendees to identify themselves and their interests/preferences easily to others. We hope it’ll be useful to attendees, but will be entirely optional. You’ll receive your Care Labels on arrival, and during the post-plenary talk-submitting phase, there’ll be materials and space set aside for you to personalise your Care Labels for the day.

    As with all our events, you don't have to be a girl to attend, people of any gender are welcome. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.



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