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Kiri Callaghan and Erica McGillivray of GeekGirlCon in the KIRO studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

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.

Listen to the full show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Show Notes: Stories and links related to the subjects we discussed …

Tech Jobs: This Seattle woman really, really wants to work at ValveAmazon sales up 51%, company adds another 5,300 employeesFacebook on the prowl for more office space in SeattleMicrosoft growing again; Google growing faster.

Microsoft confirms fall opening at University Village

Bill Nye tries to convince Fox News that science isn’t politics

GeekGirlCon: Official site, for more info and to buy passes … We forgot to mention that Erica was our very first Geek of the Week … And here’s the inspiration for Kiri’s car.

Kiri’s interview with Chase Masterson on

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.

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