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A question of Steffest (as a comment on this article of mine), which resulted in a presentation at Barcamp Ghent. “How to get your girl to be more of a geek”.

I came up with seven tips. And if you want your boy to be more of a geek, please read the tips as well, they’reĀ unisex šŸ˜‰ .

SomeĀ findings of my presentation:

  • I was pleased that quite a lot of people had shown up
  • I was even more pleased that they shared their experiences (“I got my wife on Twitter” “I made my girl friend use GCalendar” …)
  • I wasĀ pleasantly surprisedĀ that people spontaneously applauded each time somebody told a success story.Ā Almost seemed a gathering of AA like that šŸ™‚
  • I was most pleased by the fact that apart from being inspired by Steffest, Steffest also got inspired by me.Ā Resulting in a presentation of hisĀ wonderful Tweetshirt,Ā with which he has great plans. If you can help out with the hardware, please contact him: “It’s a concept, but it’s a concept I want to take further so I gues I’m on the lookout for hardware partners or other interested partners to get this thing to a finished wearable product.”

tweetshirt by steffest

PS Thanks everybody for filling out the polls in the previous post!

Hmmm, much too long ago since I’ve written an entry. Which is my fault. Completely. And which makes me realise there’s quite a lot I haven’t been talking about on this blog.

So, back to the past.

1. Yesterday. Girl Geek Dinner number 5 already. I’m a geek not a freak. Out of the 5 Brussels Girl Geek Dinners, I have attended 4 till now. Luckily I missed out one, otherwise I couldn’t defend myself anymore when people call me a freak šŸ˜‰ .Ā Anyway, it was great to see someĀ ‘usuals’ back like Clo and Smetty Ć nd to meet new people like Pimpajoentje. Moreover, we got ‘speculoospasta‘ in the goodie bag. I’m staring at it right now with hungry eyes šŸ˜‰ but I amĀ patiently waiting for the right moment to try it out.

2. The 6th and 7th of May. A friend of mine organised quite anĀ interesting event for people who are involved in arts and culture. During this so called ‘hybrid spaces’ event, the participantsĀ were challenged to think, talk and workĀ around four thematic issues:

  • local/global,
  • private/public,
  • narrative/creative
  • visible/invisible.

Those ‘borders’ can be looked at in many ways since the coming of ‘new media’. More information on the Spacecowboys website.

3. Way back in time, at the 29th of March. Barcamp Ghent and Girl Geek Dinner number 4. Apart from meeting lots of interesting people in Ghent, I was very proud that I had been able to pursuade some colleagues at City Live to join me there. And very relieved that they enjoyed the event and came back with new contacts and great ideas as well šŸ™‚ . Furthermore, I discovered the wii. Which wasn’t only very funny, but which brought me into contact with two great people: Ywein and Filip. Ywein was my opponent, Filip the one taking pictures while we made a fool of ourselves šŸ™‚ .

After the Barcamp in Ghent, the fourth Girl Geek Dinner took place at the offices of Netlash. Not only again a nice place to meet interesting peopleĀ (at or in between the cocktails and French fries I met Britt and also Bart), but also the place at which I won…YES, I won…a microsoft webcam. Thank you!

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