San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Boomer” Geeki Girls Tech Conference
Microsoft Sponsors Technology Conference for Women 40+
Microsoft, the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade and Geeki Girls are joining forces to present the 1st Annual Boomer Girls Conference; Everything You Wanted To Know About Tech And Were Afraid To Ask. Women will come together for a dynamic day of food, fun, fashion and of course exciting technology.
Microsoft will present three of their most popular workshops; Office 365 Small Business, Windows 8, and Skype Basics. Miami Dade County Commissioner Vice Chair the Lynda Bell, a sponsor of the event, will inspire everyone as she addresses the audience on the importance of women being Tech Savvy in the 21st century.
Chef David, from the Villages, will prepare lunch and give a cooking demonstration of his popular creations. International model and mother of two, Heather Davis rounds out the day with an eye opening, behind the scenes REAL look at the models that grace the covers of the most popular magazines.
Woman 40+ wanting to know the ins and out for technology is on the rise. In an on-line article for Jezebel Doug Berry reported, Alexis Madrigal the senior editor at The Atlantic's writes that time has come for tech companies to “realize that 40, 50, and 60-year-old women are driving the wide use some of the most important social networking technologies”…
The fastest growing and largest users on Skype are women. Everyone can agree woman are the world’s communicators, so it should not surprise us women, with the exception of LinkedIn, are the fastest-growing demographic and biggest users on every social networking website.
The EDC Board has earmarked all EDC profits for the May 17th Women’s Boomer Girl Tech Conference will be used to fund EDC Educational Programs at the Homestead Women’s Correctional Facility. Over 70 women have taken the course, with only one participate being re-incarcerated following her release.
Admission is $75 dollars and includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshops and a goodie bag from our event sponsor, Microsoft Retail Store of Dadeland Mall. Tickets can be bought on-line at Eventbrite. For questions on the event or for sponsorship opportunities contact Noreen Legault Mendoza at Noreen@geekigirl.org, 305-302-1678 or Mick Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-378-9470.
Registration begines at 8AM. Program begins sharply at 9AM.
When & Where
Geeki Girls, Inc. More info at www.geekigirl.org
Geeki Girl (g3) is an organization of college students, professional and retired women and men dedicated to educating middle school girls in science, technology, engineering, and math through art – S.T.E.A.M.
“…Art and technology share the fundamental characteristic of innovation, as well as a synergy at the forefront of cultural innovation…” - Pittsburgh Technology Council. A Geeki Girl is a female of any age who is excited about learning, having fun and being around other smart girls. It isn’t just for schoolgirls: I’m 62, but I have a passion for learning new technologies. And, men are always welcome at our events. Our mission is twofold:
- Bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) into middle schools, to be able to excite young girls about all the possibilities these career fields offer women.
- Have places, virtual and actual, where women and men can come together, have fun and celebrate the joy of learning.