Apprentices & Technicians Gain Recognition with IET

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new awards scheme to recognise the best and the brightest apprentices and technicians. The scheme will see an apprentice, a technician and an Armed Forces technician walk away with £1,000 each, two years free membership of the IET and payment of their professional registration fees. … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Moo Card Competition Winners!

After much deliberation and analysis we’ve finally decided on our Winner and two runners up for the Moo Card & Notebook competition!  The competition was fierce and so many people obviously LOVE MOO cards! (Just like us!) So here goes! And the WINNING entry goes to fashion blogger Violetta Lima who has won 100 Classic … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

UK Photo Girl Geeks: Competition to Celebrate Social Sciences

Are you a keen photographer? Can you capture the meaning of ‘social sciences’ and ‘society today’ in a single picture? If so, the ESRC Portraits of Britain photographic competition could be for you. We are launching this free competition to capture images of what life in Britain means today. There are eight categories to enter, … Read more

About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

ITU seeks next generation of social entrepreneurs

Would-be young innovators can win chance  to pitch their ideas to industry leaders at ITU Telecom World 2012.

ITU has launched the second edition of  its Young Innovators Competition, giving young, talented social entrepreneurs  the opportunity to attend its key global networking and knowledge sharing event,  ITU Telecom World 2012, and the chance to win funding, mentorship and ongoing  support.

Open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, the Young Innovators Competition calls for  projects/concepts which engage the power of ICTs to meet real-world  developmental challenges relevant to one of eight core areas under the theme “Youth Innovation for Development”:

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Competition: MOO Giveaway in association with GirlyGeekdom

Moo LogoWe’re delighted to have MOO.COM provide us with prizes for our lucky readers in an exclusive giveaway! If you have not come across MOO before, they love to print – whether it’s creative business cards, Postcards, unique MiniCards, StickerBooks, Greeting cards, and much more!  I’ve been using Moo cards for ages now! They are one of those must have accessories for anyone who goes to meetings or networking events!

MOO Who?

MOO was born from a love of beautiful, high-quality print and design. They make printing beautiful and unique business cards and MiniCards easy! You’re free to upload your own images or artwork to create truly creative cards, or you can select a designer business
card template to personalise with your own details.  And when you’ve placed your order the friendly little Moo Robot keeps in touch to tell you the progress on your order. It’s so cute!

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Competition: Are you a LEGO Geek?

This competition is open to LEGO geeks of all ages based in the UK that would like to win a family ticket for any 1 day of The LEGO Show, a 3 day event running in Manchester EventCity near the Trafford Centre from the 5th – 7th May 2012.  Before we tell you how to enter, we’ll give you a bit of detail about the Lego Show and it’s sister show ALFCON.

Lego Show

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005

Saturday hacking & malware tracking!

A while back I was invited to a rather curious and geeky event… in fact it was a competition… a very geeky one! It involved a lot of hacking enthusiasts and a range of security related challenges. Those who were tracking my tweets would have noted that I was at “The Pentagon” aka Sophos UK offices! No not the big scary US high security building!

The day was arranged by Cyber Security Challenge, a UK based non profit with the aim of raising awareness of careers in the IT security sector in the UK. At the moment the IT security sector of the technology are struggling to find enough skilled security specialists. One such company looking to recruit at the moment is Sophos who tend to take on students with an aptitude towards creative problem solving and train them up for 12 months on site so that they can work on the latest security technologies. However Sophos aren’t the only company in this situation and 12 months training is 12 months of an employee not being profitable, it’s quite a commitment.

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005