She’s Geeky NYC #2 – Hosted @ Microsoft
Over the two days 14 women attended and posted 17 topics!
- The Psychology of (site) Development & men vs women
- Women and Entrepreneurship
- Skills – how to build technical knowledge outside the classroom
- Open Source Recruiting and Manangement & Open Source H/W and S/W Projects
- How To Have a Fulfilling Family Life – When You’re Not June Cleaver & Achieving Balance – Making Time For Work and Having a Life
- Being A Women In A Male Dominated Field: How to manage the “challenges”
- Women and Gaming (feminist and sci fi)
- Microsoft Isn’t Evil (I Swear) & Tour of
- What Is Missing? How Can We Build SG In NYC & Where Are The Women?
- Finding Mentors
- Start-ups in NYC & Boston
- Do women today know enough about technology to solve major problems? In other words, are women trained and experts enough to solve problems (like cleaning up the oil spill) if they were put in a room and given resources?
- Women in Tech Writing: a few on Mashable – One on Tech Crunch? – RWW? – TNW two or three
- Blogging Success: Page Impression – Monetize – Frequency – Length
- Tech Hobbies – Beyond Programming & Incorporating Into Career Opportunites
- Corporate Politics: Women/Affinity
As a result of today…. (She’s Geeky NYC…)
- I will be more pro-active about introducing OS to my work
- I’ve met similarly passionate women who have given excellent advice, I will take and act on.
- I have been able to connect with spirited, powerful women who have reminded me – that incredible opportunities are present themselves to you when you ask for what you want.
- I am going to be more aware of women-owned businesses in my field and how/what they are doing
- 1) I learned I love Open Space Technology 2) I became more excited by my new business venture 3)Got inspired by the women in tech 4)Witnesses the power of women sharing and collaborating
- I met some great women I may cross paths with in the future. I gave some good thoughts and lent an ear to the topics proposed
- Confirmed that OST really does work well in small groups!
General Resources that came out of the discussions:
- James Joyce – a “Hair Geek” extraordinaire in NYC! You can find him at Ricky’s Store at 14th between 15th and Union Square (or ping @blogdiva for specifics!)
- Free Microsoft Softward for Startups - www.bizspark.com
- Coding for Charity – www.GiveCamp.org MLK Weekend in January! Tech and non-profit volunteers needed – it’s a lot of fun too!
- Discount code from www.urbaninterns.com – use the code GEEK5 or ping @urbaninterns
This event came together with the support and help of the following fine women: Anna Curran = @annacurran
Lindsay Lindsrtom = @lindsayinphilly
Sara Holoubek = @sarita
Liza Sabater = @blogdiva
Tanya Balsky = @tanyasnarks
Kas Neteler – @kasneteler
Another BIG Thank You to our Sponsors!
Urban Interns www.urbaninterns.com
Panix (Public Access Unix Networks) www.panix.com
She’s Geeky NYC#2 @ Microsoft, NYC Register Here!
As the host committee of the second She’s Geeky event in New York City, we’re excited and committed to making this event for women and girls in tech rock. Please join us for 2 days of shared learning and networking. For more about the what, why and how of She’s Geeky, scroll down the page .
Anna Curran (@AnnaCurran) Lauren Gilchrist (@lgilchrist) Lindsay Lindstrom (@LindsayInPhilly) Liza Sabater (@blogdiva) Sarah Holoubek (@sarita) along with She’s Geeky National organizers -Jennifer Holmes (@dangerangel) and Heidi Nobantu Saul (@nobantu)
Sponsors: Our events are made possible through the generous support of Community and Corporate level Sponsors.We are actively seeking sponsors for this second NYC event – click here to learn more about sponsorship levels.