Girl Geek Games Night

We're back! After last year's crazy busy-ness, we are back with a bang in 2011.

Our first Girl Geek Dinner event is a Girl Geek Games night held at Southern Cross University on 29th March. We will have projectors hooked up to XBoxes, the new Kinect and also a Wii. If we have enough people we will organise more as well.

Place:   A1.09/11 Southern Cross University, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Date:   Tuesday 29th March 2011
Time:   6.30 pm - 9.30pm

If you are female, come along and invite your friends.
If you are male, get a female to invite you!
Each female is allowed to invite a maximum of one male - that way we will have more females than males at the games night.

Cost is very reasonable at $6.00 per person (if buying at student services), and covers drinks and nibbles and games. Tickets are available at M Block Student Services or via Sticky Tickets at Note: If you buy through Sticky Tickets there is a 50c booking fee per ticket unless you buy a "Group of 4" ticket.

Any questions - please ask in the comments :)

Calling all Tech Women..

Our first ever Girl Geek Dinner in Coffs is this Saturday, 5th June at 6:30pm at the Sanctuary Resort Rainforest Restaurant.

We are hoping that some publicity will help to get the word out there.  You can help too!  If you are already coming to the dinner.. great!  Please tell other women in the area you know who could be interested.  There will be interesting speakers and a great opportunity to get together and network with others interested in technology.

This article was in the Coffs Advocate on Saturday 29th May..  The web address in the article was incorrect but if you are reading this blog, you will already be on the right page.

Don't forget you need a ticket before the dinner - no tickets will be sold at the door.  $15 per person includes finger food and one drink from the bar. You can buy tickets online at, or email us at  or buy tickets at SCU Student Services, M Block on the CHEC campus.  We hope to see you there!


We are very excited to announce the speakers at our first Girl Geek Dinner!  They are:
  • Frieda Gorman, Technology Teacher at Bellingen High.  Frieda has taught and inspired many students who have continued to study and work in IT.   She will provide some insight into what Technology Education means for her and her students.
  • David Ford, Managing Director of Coffs Computing.  David has been integral with technology for many diverse businesses and organisations on the Coffs Coast .  He will be talking about technology pathways now and into the future.  David will also give us the opportunity of seeing some of the latest gadgets up close.
We hope you will join us.  It’s a great opportunity to get together  and network, learn something and talk to others that are interested in technology, in a relaxed atmosphere.


You will need to purchase your ticket for the first Girl Geek Dinner in Coffs before the dinner - there are no tickets available on the night. Get tickets  in the following ways:
  • in person
    at Student Services at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (M Block, behind the water feature)
  • online
    at (note: there is a processing fee for credit cards this way)
  • mail
    email us for direct deposit details and we will mail out/hold your tickets for you when we receive your payment (include your name and mailing address in the email).
Tickets are $15.00 per person, and are limited, so please get in fast as we don't want anyone to miss out! 


    For those who wish to travel and stay overnight, here as promised are the details about accommodation available at the Sanctuary Resort for (very) reasonable rates:
    • Single $65.00 a night *
    • Double $75.00 a night * (two people, queen bed)
    • Twin share (per person) $40.00 (contact us to book this option)
    • Triple share (per person) $35.00 (may be available - contact us if interested)
    • Spa room $95.00 a night *
    * Book directly with resort (Ph 02 6655 0111).  If you are booking directly with the resort, please tell them that you are with the Girl Geek Dinners to make sure you get this rate.

    There are also many other accommodation options in the Coffs Harbour area, so check or for other options.

    First Girl Geek Dinner in Coffs

    I am so excited to be writing about the details for the first ever "Girl Geek Dinner" in Coffs Harbour!

    It's a great opportunity to get together and network, learn something and talk to others that are interested in technology, in a relaxed atmosphere. The dinner is going to be informal, with finger food and a speaker or three that will speak on technical subjects, business areas and tech issues. There may even be demos of interesting technology! (Speakers will be announced soon - keep an eye on this blog for more details).

    Who can come?
    Even though this is called a Girl Geek Dinner, and is particularly aimed at encouraging women who are interested in technology, men are allowed to attend. HOWEVER they must be invited by and accompanying a woman ... and a woman is allowed to invite at most one man. This means the numbers of women will always be higher than the numbers of men attending, in direct contrast to most tech events!

    When and Where?
    Date/Time:   5th June 2010, 6.30 - 10 pm
    Where:         the Sanctuary Resort Rainforest Restaurant, Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour

    Tickets must be purchased prior to the evening as we need firm numbers for catering. Tickets are $15.00 per person and include finger food and one drink from the bar. Further drinks will be available for purchase, including non-alcoholic options. Important note: as this is a non-profit event, we can't give refunds for tickets after 48 hours before the event, because at that stage, we have to pay the caterers whether you come or not!

    For those who wish to travel to Coffs Harbour and stay overnight, the Sanctuary Resort has given us some good rates on accommodation. Details in the next post!

    How to get tickets:
    Either in person at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus or from Raina or Carolyn (make arrangements by emailing, or
    Online at (note: there is a $1.50 credit-card processing fee charged by Sticky Tickets).

    Contact either Raina or Carolyn at for any enquiries.

    Starting Out

    I read about the Girl Geek Dinners on twitter and thought it would be great to go along. However Coffs is around halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, so going to either for dinner wasn’t really practical. Recently I thought that it would be great if we had our own Girl Geek Dinners here … after all we certainly have enough girl geeks to do so!
    Watch this space for notification of upcoming dinners … the first will be in the next few weeks.
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