Look away boys!!
Girls, this one's just for you!! I've had in mind for a while that it would be really cool to get the local WordPress chicks together, to socialise, chat and share what we're doing with WordPress and what else we'd like to do! Maybe put our heads together over some projects, or help each other out if we're stuck.
If you're keen RSVP below. The first meetup will be pretty informal so we can chat about what format we'd like to move forward with, and how often/where we'd like to meet up in future!
For this first meeting 1000 £ Bend has free wifi and is pretty low key, drop in as you can get there after work!
Interested in where we can take? Have ideas? All thoughts welcome, leave comments below.
Edited to Add:
I'm stoked to see so many girls keen to come along, thanks for the positive responses!
To those who are concerned about the 'segregation', here's the rationale, just to put your mind at ease.
We have an incredibly vibrant and active tech community in Melbourne, it's part of the reason I moved here. We also have a fantastic group in this Meetup, many members of which, guys and girls alike, I'm glad to call friends.
However, the amount of women participating in speaking at meetups and things like WordCamp is not nearly representative of the diversity of our larger group.
I have no wish to get into the sociological workings of why that may be but I'd like it to change, I'd like not to have to work so hard to get girls speaking at WordCamp, and frankly I'd like to see more girls sitting in AND participating in the tech stream at WordCamp.
I have thrived there, and I want to see others do the same.
This 'segregated' group is meant simply as a bridge to the wider group, the wider WordPress community; a hand up if you will, to give girls the confidence to get out there and show all of us what they can do.
Also - just a reminder that WordCamp Melbourne is scheduled for April 27th & 28th. Grab your ticket here http://2013.melbourne.wordcamp.org/