Sadly, we have had to postpone the next Girl Geek gathering… watch this space, we’ll return with news of future events very soon!
The fourteenth edition of Leeds Girl Geeks, would have taken place on Wednesday 13th June at The Round Foundry, with guest speakers Heather Ford and Lynn Hill…
Heather has worked as a researcher, activist, journalist, educator and strategist in the fields of online collaboration, intellectual property reform, information privacy and open source software in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
She is currently a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University where she is studying how Wikipedia editors write history as it happens in a format that is unprecedented in the history of encyclopedias. Heather’s talk will explore whether… Wikipedia is sexist and racist. Who’s to blame?
Lynn is the pioneering Leeds lady behind the global movement that is the Clandestine Cake Club, born out of a Twitter conversation in 2010 long before the BBC series The Great British Bake Off came on to our screens.
With 170 groups worldwide, and a recently published book behind her, we’ve invited Lynn along to share some of the secrets behind her success in developing this global, social community, and asking her what’s next.
The evening will be informal, friendly and chilled. For just £9.99, you can enjoy some food, drinks and the chance to hang out with the city’s brightest creatives, technologists, developers, entrepreneurs, marketeers, PR professionals and creative & digital women – men are also welcome too!
This edition of Leeds Girl Geeks will be hosted by The Round Foundry, in Holbeck Urban Village.
Parking at the Round Foundry is free in the evening and is just a short 15-minute walk from the train station.