On Saturday 16th March, MadLab hosted the Girl Geek BarCamp during which a wide array of clever and inventive Girl Geeks from around the North West came together to share ideas, give inspiring talks and socialise over delicious cake. Here is what Zoe B had to say about it:
Manchester Girl Geeks had a brilliant time hosting our first ever BarCamp (or if you spotted our cheeky hashtag - #bracamp).
More than 60 people took part in our unconference style event where speakers get to pick a time and room for their session when they arrive. They can talk about any topic so long as it’s something they’re passionate about.
Across our upstairs (Balcony) and downstairs (Plunge) rooms, there were 18 talks spanning everything from hacking your job, learning programming, e-textiles, using search marketing, window gardens, big pharma and what you can do with a Raspberry Pi.
More Manchester Girl Geeks BarCamp on the web
- @biglesp‘s set of photos on Flickr (includes wall of talks)
- @stecks’ Storify around the #bracamp hashtag
Massive thanks to all our sponsors – Thoughtworks, Team Prime, Sharpe Recruitment and TechHub Manchester, and to Manchester City Council for supporting this event as part of International Women’s Day 2013.
-Blog post courtesy of Manchester Girl Geek dinners