Bluecadet hosts second Dinner; many new faces
Stormy weather be damned: over 30 geeky ladies didn’t let a little rain ruin their evening, making their way to Northern Liberties on August 25 for Girl Geek Dinner Philadelphia’s second event, hosted by Bluecadet.
Tristin Hightower, co-organizer for Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia, welcomed the group and noted that about 1/3 of attendees were new faces! She covered some of the exciting things the group has done and pointed out the growing support for “lady geeks” with other programs in the area just for them: Web Start Women, PyStar Philly, Girl Develop It Philly, and TechGirlz.
Claire Ronsairo, a senior consultant with Blue Heron Consulting, Inc., presented on the world of Information Technology and life as a consultant. Discussing the entirety of a project timeline, Claire points out that not all IT positions require you to write code and that actual code writing is only a portion of what it takes to get a project out the door. Q&A after the presentation was very engaging, with ladies discussing a variety of topics, including how to prevent projects from going off track. [click here to see slides from Claire’s presentation, PDF]
Attendees ate dinner and mingled until about 9 pm. The friendly, casual atmosphere of Bluecadet was the perfect place for the ladies to sit back, relax, and meet new people. Pictures from the event can be found on Flickr and Facebook.
Up next for Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia will be a September social event welcoming to all. To stay connected with upcoming events or activities, follow GGD PHL on Twitter, like them on Facebook or join the GGD PHL announcement mailing list.
To learn more about Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia, visit www.ggdphl.com.