She’s Geeky provides a safe, friendly place for women in STEM to “geek out” and talk about their jobs, their passions, their lives and their hobbies in a supportive, non-competitive environment.
The January 2016 San Francisco Bay Area event marks our 20th U.S. conference since 2007. The unConference format allows the agenda to be created live by the attendees themselves. Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive. She’s Geeky is not trying to replace other women in tech or engineering meetings, but aims to supplement other gatherings with a unique, free-wheeling space for communication, inspiration, networking and support.
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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.
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.