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Girl Geek Dinners turns 5 (Guest post by Judith Lewis)

Have you ever heard of London Girl Geek Dinners?  What started as an organisation of a few passionate women has blossomed into a worldwide network of “dinners” from New Zealand through to Toronto and now the home of that movement is turning 5 years old!

London Girl Geek Dinners really does hope to change the world.  We’d like to inspire more girls to get into tech, more women to stay in tech and more not-currently-techie women to get involved.  We run events in high schools, in businesses and in pubs with inspirational women and men talking about technology in its varied forms.  Whether discussing using computerised techniques in creating manga or digital cows, London Girl Geek Dinners appeals to a wide range of people.

LGGD is free to join and we do welcome everyone.  Our main list is on Google but we are also on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  Men are welcome to join our groups and events but we do ask that they are the guest of a girl geek.  Most of the time our events are free to attend as well but we do rely on sponsors like SciFi London, Norton Symantec, Regent St, Microsoft, Google, HMRC and others to help us put on events.  We’re working on getting Girl Geek Dinners charitable status as well!

So what’s happening as we turn 5?  Google is our main sponsor and they will be feeding us and giving us goodie bags.  The wine has been supplied by Dinastia Vivanco  and in the goodie bags we have lovely goodies from Green & Blacks, VitaminWater and Juniper Networks. We’ve also got raffle prizes including LGGD sweatshirts and all money from the raffle will go to helping us to gain charitable status.

Excited? Want to be a member? Just pop over to http://groups.google.com/group/london-girl-geek-dinners/ and sign up for free!

Want your company to be associated with this positive organisation? Please do get in touch with us on Londonggd –at- gmail dot com and we’d be happy to talk to you about the really inexpensive ways you can get involved in sponsoring a London Girl Geek Dinner event!

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