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Geek Girls Carrots Seattle #3

Geek Girls Carrots is a community for women interested in tech and startups. We bring together female developers, programmers, admins, analysts, application architects, graphic designers, IT managers, social media specialists, system architects, women with ideas for start-ups, computer science students, and anyone starting their adventure with technology. 

Our group is designed for women with passion, and hunger for knowledge. If this describes you, join us Wednesday, March 26th to learn, share, teach and meet new people!

This time we will try a little different meeting formula - first networking, then presentations r. Please remember that we start one hour earlier, at 6pm!


6:00 pm - networking

6:45 pm - Welcome and Geek Girls Introduction by the  Organizer Kamila Stepniowska

6:50 pm – “Pitching time” - one minute for your idea!*

7:00 pm - Ashleigh Baumgardner "What's in a tweet? " 

8:00 pm - After party (Rock Bottom,[masked]th Ave.) 

* If you have an idea to start a project, you would like to share an  idea you are excited about, or share a project problem you would like to solve – “pitching time” is the moment when you can do that! Just send us ([masked]) one slide presentation about it. We will send you some useful tips how to prepare for a pitch and we will give one minute to present it during pitching time. 

"What's in a tweet?" by Ashleigh Baumgardner:

As a Software Engineer on the Data Team at Simply Measured it's my job to build and maintain the platforms we use to gather data. That data includes posts, comments, likes and enrichments from a dozen different API's and is on the scale of millions of items per day. Processing at this volume is a fun challenge and I'm looking forward to sharing a bit about how we make it happen. In addition to that I'll be talking about my history with computer science and how I went from computational physics, to bioinformatics, to being a vagabond and finally to being a full time software engineer. Spoiler alert - bikes, maps and elevation profiles will abound.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact us:

Kamila Stępniowska (organizer) [masked]

Colette Taylor (co-organizer) [masked]

See you soon !

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  • Kamila S.

    Hi, we are preparing the new meeting and it would be great if you could spend about 3 minutes to give us feedback! We want to prepare even better event!

    April 4, 2014

  • Lindsay

    Great group of women. Absolutely LOVED what I heard of Ashleigh's talk (I'm super into bike-touring, and stoked to share her GitHub mapping repo with some other tech / bike nerds.) Sorry I had to sneak out early!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Sarita S.

    Fascinating talk & interesting attendees. Definitely coming back for more. Thanks, everyone!

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry won't be able to attend tonight due to situation in the laboratory.

    March 26, 2014

    • Kamila S.

      I hope to see you next time, you have a pitch to make ;)

      March 27, 2014

  • Kamila S.

    As Sanda wrote, Ashleigt, Amy, Lindsay thank you for last night! I had real pleasure to hear your presentation and pitches! Elizabeth, thank you for hosting us in Ada! This time we prepared the short questionary about the meeting, topics which you would like to hear and Code Carrots programing workshops which we would like to create in Seattle. I would be grateful for filling out, it would give us feedback!

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Sanda

    Really motivating and inspiring session. So great to meet really smart and cool women in tech! Thanks for your talk Ashleigh, it was fascinating to hear your journey. Also, thanks you Amy Platt and Lindsay Epstein for pitching your startups-really great innovative ideas and I would love to participate and help push them forward!

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Ashleigh B.

    It was so great meeting everybody last night!

    A few people expressed interest in jobs at Simply Measured, you can check out the openings here:

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful. This was my first meetup with this group and I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be super helpful and interesting. Dinner at Rock Bottom afterwards was a great way to get to know some of the other attendees.

    3 · March 26, 2014

  • Kamila S.

    Meetings are for you, so feel comfortably to speak on!

    The meeting is next week! Just remember that you could pitch your project / idea / inspiration - send topic to [masked]. Also please let me know if you would like to have a presentation about programming, graphic design, startups or other tech issue which you love!

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Geek Girls C.

    Now you could get to know what's going on in the other Geek Girls Carrots groups. We just published the very first newsletter in English :) Enjoy!

    1 · March 13, 2014

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