About

She’s Geeky

She’s Geeky convenes to inspire women for the future, creating a space to connect women from diverse STEM communities. We work with and promote existing activities and organizations in regions around the country, inviting them all to meet at an interactive event called an UnConference where the agenda is created live at the event by the people in attendance.

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History

It all began in early 2007, when a group of women working in the high-tech sector in the San Francisco Bay Area recognized a need for a gathering space.  A haven where women who self-identify as geeky could meet in person to support, educate, and share experiences with one another.

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Founder

Kaliya Hamlin, the founder of She’s Geeky, is one of the leading designers and producers of unConferences for tech communities. She is also one of the world’s leading experts in the emerging personal data ecosystem and user-centric digital identity. Her handle in her field of professional expertise is “Identity Woman”.  In 2005 along with Phil Windley and Doc Searl she founded the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) that is now the world’s leading forum in the user-centric identity and personal data field.  It is attended by top product managers responsible for identity at major internet portals and large enterprise software firms. She has facilitated more than 150 unConferences for a variety of clients around the world.

How does the unconference day work?

Introductions We begin each day of the conference with women attending introducing themselves with their names and by completing the sentence “I’m Geeky because….” Agenda At the beginning of the day, we create the agenda. Everyone meets in one room and posts topics they would like to present, see or discuss. We start with a …

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History

Background In early 2007 a group of women working in the high-tech sector in the San Francisco Bay Area recognized a need for a gathering space where women who self-identify as geeky could meet in person to support, educate, and share experiences with each other. Although many organizations already existed for women in different areas …

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Press

She’s Geeky in the Press Video’s Publications Geek chic gatherings for technology loving women by Kara Andrade AFP – the French News Service Feb 15, 2009 She’s Geeky Unconference: Cupcakes, Kids and Wip-Smart Girl Geeks by Julie Sloane WIRED Epicenter, Oct 3, 2007 Conference offers insight for women geeks by Mike Swift, San Jose Mercury …

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Testimonials

…and now, a word from our sponsors: Sponsor of the Twin Cities Event IpHouse: She’s Geeky unConference Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend She’s Geeky, an unConference targeting women in the fields of Science, Math and Technology. ipHouse was one of the corporate sponsors for She’s Geeky and I was very curious about what these …

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Contact

Event related and sponsorship questions: Kas (kas@shesgeeky.org) Questions or comments for the founder: Kaliya (kaliya@shesgeeky.org) She’s Geeky on Twitter: @shesgeeky She’s Geeky on Facebook: She’s Geeky - Mothership Kaliya on Twitter: @IdentityWoman  

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