Any women out there interested in science, engineering, math, startups, biotech, gadgets, video games — basically anything geek-related — will fit right in at this weekend’s “She’s Geeky” conference.
The geeky get-together, which has already made stops in San Francisco, New York City and the Twin Cities, is a non-profit event that started in 2007 to allow women to support, educate and share experiences with each other. This is the first stop in Seattle.
She’s Geeky is set up in an “unconference format” where there is no pre-planned agenda. Instead, attendees brainstorm things to talk about and then go from there:
At the beginning of the day, we create the agenda. Everyone meets in one room and posts topics they would like to present, see or discuss. We start with a blank wall and, in less than an hour, through a highly participative process, create a full day, multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone there. This creates a rich assortment of agenda items and makes for an exciting day of learning.
From there, we go to separate areas or rooms assigned to each topic. The session formats can be a presentation, inquiry about a question or discussion about an issue or technical field. We ask for one participant volunteers to record the proceedings.
All the sessions are put on by the women attending the event, which runs Friday and Saturday at the Lake Washington Rowing Club. Tickets are still available here.