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Armchair code network

I’ve been inspired lately by smart women setting up code clubs and networks in some of the major UK cities. At times like this I wish I lived closer to the action, to take advantage of stuff like this, but I also realise there’s nothing stopping us from doing the exact same thing right where […]

Code Club Pro coming to the South West

Have you heard of Code Club? They’re a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11, they’ve been going for a couple of academic years now and are now branching out to offer training courses and resources for primary school teachers to help them teach the new computing curriculum. Since September, the curriculum […]

Ada Lovelace Day Event

Tuesday 14th October 2014 at the Coaver Club, Exeter, 7:30pm   Ada Lovelace Day (ALD for short!) is a yearly international event celebrating and highlighting women (past and present) working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). They have an excellent website and an e-newsletter  – see here http://findingada.com for more details. Exeter Girl Geek […]

Save the Dates – September and October Events!

September Event – Weds 17th Sept   Following on from our last event at the Coaver club we will be holding another event there on Wednesday 17th September at the usual time of 7pm. Our speaker is Lucy Knight and the provisional title is ‘Campaigning for Plain Data: the Cloche Project’. Following the format of […]

A new venue

        At our June event we used the newly created Jam Room at the Coaver Club in Exeter – it’s a creative/collaborative working room set up by the county council to encourage new ways of working together, and it certainly proved a good space for our group! We had a fascinating talk […]

Save the date!

The next Girl Geek Dinners Exeter event will be on the evening of Wednesday 25th June 2014, in central Exeter. We’re still working on the venue and other details and we’ll update you as soon as it’s all settled. We will have Ann Kempster of 300 Seconds as our main speaker, and for the second […]

The day I decided to code

When you hit your 30s you go through something of a strange period of change. You realise you are no longer young, but you hanker after the simpler, more innocent days of your childhood…a time before things became really complicated! Saturday morning last week I woke up with a strange thought in my head. ‘You […]

Open data

Last November, Devon County Council sponsored a Hackathon at Plymouth University to see what developers could come up with using their data. The brief was simply to create an app, using data sets provided by the council or from elsewhere, that would support the more vulnerable members of society to access services. The event was […]

My first GGD event …

Report by Nicola Mancell I had no idea what to expect from my first ‘Girl Geek’ event.  I’d met a couple of people before, at the monthly pub social*, but other than that, my only experience of the Geek Girl Movement was what I had read on the internet. Would it be super technical?  Would […]

Exeter Girl Geeks – Plan of action!

Last week we held a plan of action meeting to work out how to get Exeter Girl Geek Dinners up and running again – thank you to Lucy, Sam, Laura, Paula and Helen for turning up and offering to help! We already have two volunteer speakers for our next event, so we should be announcing […]