Spring Social

  • May 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for our Spring Social! This will be a great time to network and meet people. We'll have snacks, social time, and some structured activities. Stay tuned for more information soon!

We will be doing lightning talks at the social! A lightning talk is a short presentation - in this case five minutes long. This is a great chance for you to try speaking in front of a friendly crowd of supportive people and to learn from our other members.

If you're interested in doing a lightning talk at the social, go to the link below and fill out the form. Feel free to talk about anything that you're passionate about. :)

http://bit.ly/gdipgh-spring-lightning-talks

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  • Lena L.

    Photos from Spring Social were posted on GDI Buffalo fb page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151874394995707.1073741829.119273848255762&type=1 :)

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Shannon

    I don't have any slides to share, but since I took the "lightening" part of my lightening talk a little too seriously and tried to see how fast I could talk, here's a link to my blog post where I recap my lightening talk about our journey to create giftbug. Thanks for letting me speak!

    http://blog.giftbug.co/2013/06/03/jumping-into-the-deep-end/

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Marylou L.

    Here are the slides from my "Confidence" talk: http://melancholyfleur.github.io/presentations/confidence/index.html#/

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Rachel T.

    Here are the slides from my "You'd Make a Great Software Developer" lightning talk: http://www.slideshare.net/Rachel-L-Thompson/youd-make-a-great-software-developer-22353342 -- Thanks to everyone for coming out! It was a great time!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Karen

    Excellent time last night at Spring Social, met alot of new people & enjoyed good friendly company --lightning talk presenters all terrific & inspiring. Thank you all for making it a success & fun event. Glad I went! look forward to upcoming. also great to have Elena from Buffalo with us. you all shine

    May 31, 2013

  • Krissy G

    Thanks again for a great event!

    May 31, 2013

  • Kat C.

    Great event! Always a pleasure. :)

    May 31, 2013

  • Kathy Van S.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the rest of the event -- and that the prize winners are enjoying their prizes.

    May 31, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I had a lovely first event. Thanks for making me feel welcome!

    May 31, 2013

  • Christy M.

    Just right!

    May 30, 2013

  • Kathy Van S.

    Running late...

    May 30, 2013

  • Abby C.

    Big work meeting tomorrow, hope to see you next month!

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, other priorities once again prevail.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My electric cart crane has stopped working. It takes two strong people to lift the cart out of my car, and I'm not one of them. My "backup" cart has dead batteries that will not take a charge. it failed last weekend and The repair shop's earliest

    May 30, 2013

  • Kat C.

    I am ready to do a lightning talk, Julie! Do you need me to email you details?

    May 29, 2013

  • Tiffany W.

    Lots of people. Lol. #shy But looking forward to it!

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Julie P.

      It's a super-friendly group of people. Looking forward to seeing you there. :)

      1 · May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Talking for 5 minutes isn't my problem, stopping after 5 might be. Need to think of a 5 minute topic ...

    May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We share a common problem. Wind me up and I talk. And it takes me a while to wind down--hours, at least.

      May 27, 2013

  • Jen S.

    This sounds like a heck of a lot of fun.

    May 8, 2013

  • Kat C.

    I hope to submit to give a lightning talk, but need to brainstorm. To be continued... ;)

    April 30, 2013

  • Toni B.

    I wish I could go! I'll be in the process of moving!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Accessibility factors of the bathrooms is not an issue for me. My problems are walking "long" distances (over a block) and having to stand for "inordinately long" periods of time (longer than about five minutes)

    April 19, 2013

  • Julie P.

    I wanted to add a quick note about accessibility of the venue for folks. There is an elevator, but the bathrooms are not fully accessible (no rails).

    April 18, 2013

  • Julie P.

    Attendees, you should sign up to give a 5 minute lightning talk! You can talk about whatever you like. I'd love to hear about something you're passionate about. :)

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • madhuvanthi

      is it anything technical?

      April 13, 2013

    • Julie P.

      You can speak about anything that you think might be interesting to the group. That includes both technical and non-technical topics. If you're not sure about a specific topic, feel free to email me to chat about it. :)

      April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since there are several topics I feel passionate about, I signed up to give a 5-minute talk as well, on one of the topics.

    April 12, 2013

  • Natalie D.

    Wish I could make it. I'll be out of town that week.

    March 27, 2013

  • Karen

    sounds great & thx for organizing this event-cheers

    March 26, 2013

  • Amy

    Looking forward to it!

    March 16, 2013

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