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Silicon Valley - Let's Organize!

  • Sep 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hello ladies of the Peninsula and South Bay!

Let's bring some events down here again, eh?

This organizer meetup is the first step in getting the ball rolling.


Women Who Code members based in the South Bay/Peninsula who are interested, and willing, to help organize our offshoot group. If you already expressed interest in the past, please show up if you can - this is going to be a new start.

If you have ideas or connections but are too busy to commit to organizing, I completely understand - ping me (jennielees at gmail), leave a comment, or show up anyway with your contribution! :)

If you want to help but can't make this time or venue, let me know; we can figure out a way to either dial you in or catch you up. Sorry for the conflict with SF events, I have limited availability as I'm travelling!


In decreasing order of urgency:
- finding venues (I have left Google, so I can't use that any more, but other Googlers should be able to)
- food and drink sponsorship
- study group leaders 
- tech talk speakers 
- handling partnerships for other events/contributions
- special event organizing (hackathons, outreach, K-12, etc)

I'd also love it if someone hyper-organized could help with coordinating the group, as I have a lot on my plate right now. :-)

By attending this meetup you're not committing to becoming an organizer on the spot. I'll talk about the group and how the organization has worked (and not worked) in the past, and there'll be plenty of dialogue. And good coffee/hot choc/tea.

Venue Note:

I picked Red Rock because it's probably going to have the space for us, and is convenient to public transport. This means I've set the RSVP cap pretty low, so please keep your RSVP up to date. If it turns out to be super busy that evening we can go to my house (2 blocks away), and I'll post here if we do move. I will be sitting upstairs with an Android Pride t-shirt and my laptop has a Mars Attacks decal.

Inclusivity Note:

Women Who Code hosts events which are exclusively open to those who identify as female (with an note that we're emphatically queer- and trans-friendly). Group organizers should be aligned with this mission.

For non-organizers:

Stay tuned for some cool stuff in the South Bay! :-)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just opened email and received the 510pm notification last night that a spot opened up. Very sad to get the confirmation so late as obviously this was not enough notice! :(

    September 27, 2013

    • Yaprak

      same here! :(

      September 27, 2013

    • Jennie

      This happens when people change their RSVP to no at the last minute :(

      September 27, 2013

  • Kathy R.

    Great to see folks getting together on the peninsula! Look forward to joining you in the future.

    September 27, 2013

  • Jennie

    It was great to see such an interesting and motivated group of women! I'll send out an email later today to those who attended. If you didn't make it, I will send you a message via and as mentioned in the post, you can always reach me on jennielees at gmail :-)

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How was the meeting?

    September 27, 2013

  • Cheryl M.

    I missed the let's organize meetup tonight, I would like to get involved. Let me know how I can help. Email or text me.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's get an algorithms study group in the south bay!

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Bon

      Yes please!

      September 24, 2013

    • Jennie

      I already have a date and a venue for the first one of these :-)

      3 · September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super!!!! Waiting for so long....

    September 24, 2013

  • Bon

    Would LOVE to have South Bay meet ups!

    September 23, 2013

  • Julie P.

    I would love some South Bay (or east bay) meetups!

    September 19, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Would LOVE to participate but busy that day. Please keep me in the loop!

    September 19, 2013

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