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5th Anniversary Dinner – 23 September


[tweetmeme source=readinggd] We’re thrilled to announce our September  2010 Reading Girl Geek Dinner, which is also Girl Geek Dinner’s 5th Anniversary, at Glo in central Reading. This event is kindly sponsored by DediPower.

You can come any time from 6.30pm with some networking; dinner will follow and we will have some more time for networking after the meal.

Being the 5th Anniversary, we are delighted to have a great speaker: none other but the founder of Girl Geek Dinners, Sarah Blow.

The topic is “Where It All Began”.

The event will commence at 6.30pm; dim sum dinner will follow from 7pm and we will have some time for networking during and after the meal.

As usual, come prepared to share ideas, be inspired and meet like-minded people. In a nutshell: join us to have a great evening.

Thanks to DediPower for supporting this event.


Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, 23rd September, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • End Time: Late
  • Venue: Glo, Reading
  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners
  • Food & Drink: Dim sum, buy your own drinks
  • Subject for the evening: Where It All Began
  • Format: Reception, Dinner, Conversation
  • Capacity: 40 people
  • Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 23rd September, please sign up via the Register Now button below, and we’ll see you at the event!

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23 September Reading GGD: 5th Anniversary

We hope you are enjoying the summer – despite the occasional rain!

Some of you know already, but Girl Geek Dinners is turning five this year! At Reading Girl Geek Dinners we want to have our Anniversary dinner, and this is set for Thursday, 23rd September.

Eventbrite site for registration will be up very soon.

Sponsors Wanted
In the meantime, we have a great opportunity for a sponsor willing to support this next event. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested and/or want some more information: @readingggd or post a comment here.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing many of you on the 23rd.

Thank You and Dates for May

Thank you to those who came along on Thursday, despite the weather and the traffic! It was lovely to see you all at the April Reading Girl Geek Dinner.

Special thanks to our speaker Rachel Cooper and, of course, our sponsors Microsoft UK – without whom this event would not have been possible.

The next event will take place on Thursday 20th May and the registration page will be up very soon.

If you are interested in speaking at any of our upcoming events, or know of someone who is, please let us know. If you wish to support Reading GGD in any other way (including sponsoring one or several dinners), please do get in touch.

Have a lovely Easter!

The Reading GGD Team

April Reading Girl Geek Dinner – and the Team


[tweetmeme source=readinggd]We are setting up regular Reading Girl Geek Dinners for this year: we are holding them on the THIRD Thursday of each month after this session. We are always interested in your opinion, what you would like to hear about and, of course, if you wish to sponsor the event.

We are also delighted to announce that Natasha O’Brien has joined the Reading GGD team.


Our next event is Thursday 1st April (no joke!) and it is sponsored by Microsoft UK. We will be going back to La Tasca in central Reading.


The event will commence at 6.30pm; a lovely tapas dinner will follow from 7pm and we will have some time for networking during and after the meal.


The theme of the evening is “Dedicated to Ada Lovelace”. We will have a very interesting and entertaining speaker: Rachel Cooper, from Graphico – who will be talking about how she started in IT and about the amazing figure of Ada Lovelace.

Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, 1st April, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • End Time: Late
  • Venue: La Tasca, Reading
  • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners
  • Food & Drink: Spanish tapas, buy your own drinks
  • Subject for the evening: Dedicated to Ada Lovelace
  • Format: Reception, Dinner, Conversation
  • Capacity: 40 people
  • Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

If you’d like to attend on 1st April, please sign up via the Register Now button below, and we’ll see you at the event!

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 http://twitter.com/readingggd

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!