May
24
2013

Full Circle Podcast Episode 35, Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp 2013 Special

Full Circle Podcast Episode 35, Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp 2013 Special

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Welcome to the second of our 2 part conference special, in this episode the presenters reflect on the first ever Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp held at the MadLab on 16th March 2013

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01:43 | WELCOME and INTRO:

02:59 | REFLECTIONS

Les, Olly & Freaky Clown reflect on the success of the Manchester Girl Geeks first Bracamp

  • The first Barcamp that was specifically organised to support women
  • A shift in attendances, 75% Women and 25% Men
  • All tickets sold and a fairly large waiting list.
  • Over 70 attendees
  • Diverse subject matter for talks ranging from Google Analytics to Q&A of a Hacker through to e-textiles

 08:40 | INTRODUCING Ian Forrester

09:30 | PRESENTATION Ian Forrester – The History of Girl Geek Dinners

25:18 | INTERVIEW – Katie Steckles & Samantha Bail – The Manchester Girl Geeks First Bracamp – Organising it and Reflecting on it’s Success

  • We caught up with Sam and Katie to to talk about how their first Barcamp has gone.
  • We discuss their involvement in the Manchester Girl Geek Dinners and organisation and involvement in events such as BarCamp MediaCity
  • We also discuss the future for the Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamps
  • You can keep up-to-date  with all the talks and events the Manchester Girl Geeks Dinners are organising and involved in by visiting their website or following them on twitter @mcrgirlgeeks 

39:45 | INTRODUCING Ben Nuttall

40:10 | PRESENTATION Ben Nuttall – Free Software Culture

A presentation on what Free Software Culture is and what it means to use and develop Free Software.

1.04:13 | REVIEW – Freaky Clown Talks About His Visit to Manchester CoderDojo

  • Manchester CoderDojo his held on the first Sunday of every month between 2 and 5pm at MadLab
  • A CoderDojo is a user group where under 18s can go to learn how to code using various languages such as Scratch and Python
  • Find your nearest CoderDojo here: http://zen.coderdojo.com/

1.07:16 | OUTRO AND WRAP

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