Campus Party hosts Women in Tech Day

This Thursday (23rd August) at Campus Party will focus on Women in Technology – This event is one of the largest global technology festivals in Europe where innovation, creativity, science and digital entertainment come together 24 hours a day for an entire week. Relevant Talks & Workshops: – Nicole Simon (I love podcasting so much, and so should … 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

Science: It’s a Girl Thing! – The Problem & Solution

Earlier today the European Commission launched a promotional video for a campaign to get more girls interested in the subject of science and to potentially consider a career in science.  The output was some what different to what many may have expected – very dumb and overtly sexual.  It’s picked up a lot of flak from the different social media channels but does this really make it a mistake?

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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

STEM Facts: In a room of 25 engineers only 3 will be women

There are lots of facts around women in STEM but it’s very rare that you find many of the more interesting ones all in one place and in such a comprehensive way. I’ve been doing a fair bit of research to find the facts and it appears that I’m not the only one.

Take a look at the infographic….

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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

WISE Awards 2012 – open for nominations

Nominate Girl Geek Dinners founder Sarah Lamb for the Diversity WISE Award for her work with Girl Geek Dinners in the UK.

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

Book Review: The Manga Guide To The Universe

The latest “The Manga Guide To..” series brings us the universe. This is the second book from the series I have reviewed and I was looking forward to how this will encompass the vastness of the universe as a topic. As always, the story unfolds in manga form while teaching the reader all the questions raised. It starts with the Japanese story of Kaguya-hime, and her wish to go back to the Moon where she came from. This setting opens up the universe, with the book guiding you on your journey.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity

“The Manga Guide To…” series has been reviewed before, but this time we hit the topic of relativit­y. This being a lazy Sunday afternoon, I had several options. Play StarCraft 2, watch anime or put my brain into gear and see how much information I can absorb. I chose the latter, and this being a manga as well, I figured it would be fun at the same time.

The Prologue sets the scene; it is summer break and the crazy headmaster has decided that all students need to write a report on one topic over the holidays. A quick spin of the wheel and… it lands on relativity. All the students gasp in horror, relativity?! No one has a clue at all! But in steps the heroic Minagi to volunteer and take their place. However, he soon regrets his decision but he has Miss Uraga to teach him.

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About Motoko

First embraced the inner geek at the age of 10 with a Commodore 64 and programming in BASIC. Avid PC gamer, Gundam Gunpla builder, manga editor and anime enthusiast. Loves Mountain Dew and Ghost in the Shell. Twitter: @Motoko_K

Book Review: Automatic Lover

Not so long ago I got sent Automatic Lover by it’s author Ariadne Tampion. She called it a steamy love story for geeks. Now one thing I will say before I go any further, this is not a book for young children. Personally I’d give it an over 16 age limit. The story line is … 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