Aloha and welcome to Girl Geek Day Ireland. Firstly let me explain my reasoning behind having a Girl Geek Day.  It started from reading a post about Ada Lovelace Day.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was born on 10th December 1815, the only child of Lord Byron and his wife, Annabella. Born Augusta Ada Byron, but now known simply as Ada Lovelace, she wrote the world’s first computer programmes for the Analytical Engine, a general-purpose machine that Charles Babbage had invented.

Ada Lovelace, 1838 Ada lovelace day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women who excel in technology.Which takes place on the 24th March.  In a lot of cases women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, a lot of time due to womens shyness or not wanting to draw attention to themselves. We want you to tell the world about these women. The Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech consultants, the list is endless.

With this in mind, I decided to have  a Girl Geek Day here in Ireland on Saturday 28th March 2009 at DIT Kevin Street Dublin. A day for bloggers, developers, tech writers, designers, anyone who has even a slight interest in technology or anything geeky!

I would hope to run the event in a barcamp style, informal, interactive and lots of discussions taking place.  I will be updating the site shortly to allow people to sign up and leave suggests on what they want see at Girl Geek Day and how we can all get the most out of it.

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  1. Maryrose Lyons on 16 Mar 2009

    That’s such a wonderful idea. I don’t think I can make it cos I”m away that weekend, but I’m sure it’s going to be fab.

  2. Maryrose Lyons on 16 Mar 2009

    That’s such a wonderful idea. I don’t think I can make it cos I”m away that weekend, but I’m sure it’s going to be fab.

  3. Laura on 03 Mar 2009

    It’s on the 28th March, from 11am to 4pm, hopefully see a lot of folks there.

  4. Laura on 03 Mar 2009

    It’s on the 28th March, from 11am to 4pm, hopefully see a lot of folks there.

  5. Gita on 26 Feb 2009

    That’s really a great idea! What time event will start?

  6. Gita on 26 Feb 2009

    That’s really a great idea! What time event will start?

  7. Christian Field on 25 Feb 2009

    Hi, is this GGD event on 28th March, as mentioned on irishgirlgeekdinners.com, or on 29th March, as described on girlgeekday.com??

  8. Christian Field on 25 Feb 2009

    Hi, is this GGD event on 28th March, as mentioned on irishgirlgeekdinners.com, or on 29th March, as described on girlgeekday.com??