Author Archives: Sarah Lamb

We have moved!

Hi Everyone,

We’ve moved our site from here to and are in search of a new leader. If you’re interested in getting Reading Girl Geek Dinners back up and running for 2012 please contact sarah at girlgeekdinners dot com.

Fingers crossed we’ll be back with some new events for 2012 very soon!


Google Bursaries to Attend UKUUG LISA Conference – London, 24-26 March 2009

[tweetmeme source=readinggd]We are pleased to share the following announcement from Google and the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) :-

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, UKUUG has announced the 2009 Google UKUUG Student/Developer Conference Grant to encourage more female computer scientists to attend and participate in the UKUUG 2009 Conference, 24-26 March, London.

UKUUG encourages all UK-based student/developer female computer scientists interested in Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA) to apply.

Two people will be chosen from the applicant pool to each receive a 500 GBP grant to go towards registration for the conference, the conference dinner, travel and accommodation. Your delegate fee, dinner ticket and accommodation will be paid automatically from the grant. Travel costs must be claimed back separately after the event.

The UKUUG LISA conference will be held in London at the Park Crescent Conference Centre from 24th to 26th March 2009 and is a must-attend event for system and network administrators. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for members to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects.

Please visit the UKUUG site to learn more about how to apply for one of the two bursary places. Applications close Wednesday, 11th February 2009.

Alternative Concession Entry

In addition to the above grant, there are limited UKUUG concession places available to female students, for example. Please email office at the domain to discuss such alternative options to attend the conference.

Reading Twestival

[tweetmeme source=readinggd]@simonster invites you to:
Reading Twestival

We’d love to know if you’ll be joing us at the Twestival in Reading ahead of the official invite so we can get an idea of numbers.

Reading, UK
12th Feb
What time?

Will you join us?

Reading Girl Geek Dinners on Twitter

twitter_icons_256[tweetmeme source=readinggd]Recently we added a twitter feed to the London Girl Geek Dinners site and now I’ve created another one just for the Reading Girl Geeks. On it I’ll be sharing info from this blog, any big announcements and event related info.

Also when we have an event on in an evening and you want to know more or want to give us some feedback/ improvement suggestions etc, you can either leave us a comment on the blog or send us a tweet!

Our twitter URL is

We hope you like it!

Have a great New Year!

Reading Girl Geek Dinner 2 Announced

[tweetmeme source=readinggd]It’s back again!  Yes you heard that right we are up and ready to roll with the second Reading Girl Geek Dinner.  As some of you may recall we did the first event at the Bel and Dragon.  Well we liked the venue and the food there was great so we are back their again for the second event.

We haven’t yet chosen a theme for the event and don’t have a key speaker but if you would like to make a suggestion or offer to do a short 15 minute talk on a subject of your choosing then do let us know and we’ll publish the details of that on the sign up page.

So all there is left to say is:

The usual rules apply, if you are male and would like to attend this event then you will need to be invited by one of the females attending the event. (Each female has only one invite)

First Reading Girl Geek Dinner

[tweetmeme source=readinggd]The first Reading Girl Geek Dinner ran on the 22nd October 2008 at the Bel & Dragon.  It was full of bright, bubbly  geeks and girl geeks from in and around the Reading area.  There was no set talk for this event as it was the first of it’s kind but do expect others to happen in the future.

There were around 20 geeks and girl geeks at the event from all sorts of different backgrounds and as a result the conversations were wide and varied. The food was excellent and all in all it was a fun and enjoyable first Girl Geek Dinner.

The event was co-hosted by Stuart Stoter and Sarah Blow.

If you would like to run the next Reading Girl Geek Dinner then please leave a comment and we’ll get back to you!