Happy New Year 2010

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Happy 2010 Researchers,

Hope you have had an amazing Christmas break!

So not only is it a New Year it’s also a New Decade so if like us you are full of  resolutions and the determination to put them into practice, why not check out the Vitae website as a good starting point to get you revved up and ready to go.

Happy New Year

Also if you are a girl then you might like to attend the following event:

Girl Geeks January Event with fantastic and inspirational speakers for the evening…networking opportunity to kick start the new year.

Places are limited and selling out.

The Girl Geeks January event is in proud association and support with Yahoo! Developer Network and Newcastle Science City

Girl Geeks is a north east based, fun and friendly professional community for women and girls interested in technology, science, digital, innovations, entrepreneurialism, creativity and computing.  We hope you will come along and join our fun networking opportunity for like-minded women to get together, network, dine, drink and discuss all things geek.

January Event Details:

Date & Time: Thursday, 14th January 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Venue: Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/

Format: Warm welcome, introduction to the evening and update, buffet dinner, talks from guest speakers, shared experiences from a few Girl Geeks members, conversations, networking. 

Speakers:

We have a great line up of speakers for the evening:

Sophie Davies-Patrick, Head of International, Yahoo! Developer Network will be coming to the region especially for the Girl Geeks event! Sophie will be talking about her exciting career to date, her role at Yahoo! as well as introducing Yahoo! ‘s Developer Network. 

Sophie started the Yahoo Developer Network in the UK, dealing with everything the YDN supports in the US but extending it out to Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. She knows the markets, empowers the right people to talk to other right people and to their outside contacts about Yahoo and in general keeps the US aware of what the outside world is up to.

Joscelyn Upendran is co-founder & CEO of lovle and is also the Public Project Lead for Creative Commons – England & Wales which role means she is responsible for raising the awareness about Creative Commons. love is a learning and training software & services company. lovle’s software  enables individuals and organizations to quickly and easily find and legally remix, repurpose and collate learning content while keeping track of copyright licences. Prior to founding lovle, Joscelyn worked as a commercial lawyer in private practice for a number of years before she commenced a career in higher and further education, training lawyers and accountants.

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organisation that provides free, easy to use legal tools and licences that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple standardised way to pre-clear copyright to their creative works. CC licences let people easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Some e.g of use of CC licences: MIT; The Whitehouse; Yoko Ono; Gwen Stefani; OpenUniversity; Wikipedia; Flickr

Location and Parking: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/makingavisit/

Organised by: Girl Geeks (North East) http://www.girl-geeks.co.uk

Refreshments:

Food:  Extensive finger buffet and home baked cupcakes. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.

Drinks: Complimentary welcome drink

Attendees: Girl Geeks From across the North East! Boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are limited spaces due to demand so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.

Cost: £10.00 per person

Booking: Please reserve your place and book your ticket for the November Girl Geeks event via the payment link on the contact page of the Girl Geeks website http://www.girl-geeks.co.uk/contact.html or Paypal payment to events@girl-geeks.co.uk

Please contact Mia Chapman (founder of geek girls) if you require further information. http://www.girl-geeks.co.uk

http://www.twitter.com/girl_geeks_ne  

mia@girl-geeks.co.uk  

+44 (0) 7817 858347

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