This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk about one Seattle woman’s creative attempt to land a job at Valve Software; Microsoft’s face-off against Apple at University Village, and Bill Nye’s attempt to explain science to Fox News.
Our guests in the studio are Erica McGillivray and Kiri Callaghan, two of the organizers of GeekGirlCon, a nonprofit group holding its first conference in Seattle in October. We talk about the plans for GeekGirlCon, and how it came about, before quizzing Kiri about her Firefly-inspired car, and hearing about Erica’s comic books.
And finally, we give the answer and name the winner to las week’s Name That Tech Tune contest.
Show Notes: Stories and links related to the subjects we discussed …
Tech Jobs: This Seattle woman really, really wants to work at Valve … Amazon sales up 51%, company adds another 5,300 employees … Facebook on the prowl for more office space in Seattle … Microsoft growing again; Google growing faster.
Info on the upcoming Women in the Video Game Industry event.
Kiri’s favorite app: Virtuoso.
The answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune was … Merlin.