She’s Geeky 8, Bay Area #4, January 28-30, 2011

She’s Geeky Bay Area January 28-30th, 2011

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!!

In downtown San Francisco

  • Doors open at 8:15 each day.
  • Agenda Creation for the whole day is between 9am and 10am.
  • There are 5 – one hour conference sessions durring the day.
  • We close as a group between 5 and 5:30.

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Who is invited?

Wondering about the Conference and what it is like? We collected posts and comments from women who attended last year’s Bay Area event on our blog.

Are you a woman? Are you a Geek? This event is for you! We invite women from a diverse array of technological fields and those doing technology within non-technical fields. This includes:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Coders / Programmers
  • Product Managers
  • Nonprofit Technology
  • BioTech
  • Open Source
  • Users of Tech tools
  • >Hardware Hackers
  • Programmers
  • Engineers
  • Video Geeks
  • …..what ever you think is geeky

All three days will be run the same, begining with group/interactive agenda setting in the morning. Choose which day(s) you’ll come based on your schedule. Choose how many days based on how much community exposure and opportunity you want and need. Each day will have new things to offer!

You can bring your daughters! We even created a special ticket price for them. Girls as young as 9 years old have attended She’s Geeky with their mothers / aunts / mentors.

Sponsors: We are actively seeking sponsors please see this page to learn more about levels.

About She’s Geeky:

She’s Geeky convenes women in technology and other geeky fields like Science, Engineering, Math. We are a place to find mutual inspiration and advancesystemic change in technical cultures, providing a space to create enduring communities that foster collaboration and innovation among women professionals working inScience Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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 of technology and as well to encourage girls to pursue careers in such fields, there was no commons area that:

  • brought all interested individuals and organizations together;
  • supported peer-to-peer learning exchange;
  • built connections and established relationships across diverse communities and disciplines to support women technologists; and
  • specifically attended to retaining women in technology fields through community

Rather than creating another niche women-in-tech organization, we decided to work with and promote existing activists and organizations, inviting them all to meet at an interactive event called an unConference.

What is an unConference?

Beginning at 9 AM each day, we start with a blank wall and, in less than an hour, with a facilitator guiding the process attendees create a full day, multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone there. All are welcome to put forward presentations or propose conversations.As women register we will be posting proposed topics on our wiki.

If this is an unConference – why does it cost money?

We operate She’s Geeky as a not for profit event and raise enough funds to cover the expenses of producing a quality event. About half (1/2) the cost of putting it on is covered by ticket sales and half (1/2) from sponsors. Our no-show rate is only 10% vis up to 60% for free camps. We can’t provide food economically and un-wastefully if we don’t create a contract with attendees to attend. Your payment covers food and a portion of the related venue and event expenses and in exchange we provide a well organized, adequately staffed, engaging event at a reasonable price that is considerably less than regular conferences. To understand more about this please see our post about money and unconferences.

Contact and Follow us:
if you have any questions you can contact us at info@shesgeeky.org

You can follow us on twitter @shesgeeky

Sponsors: We are actively seeking sponsors please see this page to learn more about levels.

Corporate Sponsors

CivicActions.com Drupal Consulting, Web Development and Strategic Web ServicesO'Reilly Conferences

AdobeBlog Her

Palantir

Microsoft

Community Sponsors

SieEnt: a new kind of video game companyUrban Interns

The Perfect WordunconferenceLura Dolas

Heidi Nobantu Saul
Blazing Cloud

OracleNext Space

How do I attend?

Register today: Eventbrite
You can choose one or both days of the event, and we have special pricing for girls.

How can I help?

Consider donating a paid registration for a woman in need on the Eventbrite site in the General Scholarship Donation option.
And ask your company or organization to sponsor the event

For more information about She’s Geeky unConferences you can read Mary Hodders post about She’s Geeky leading up to the recent Twin Cities event here.

To read Blog posts, what women took away from events and more click here.