During Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #13, one of the main attractions was the brand new of ultra portable PC Sony Vaio. Or rather, the stylish pc that easily fits in your handbag.
They will be available in Belgian stores by the first weeks of June. Available with Belgian keyboard and in black or white. Price: 999 EUR. But! Sony Belgium is giving away one white VGN-P21Z to a member of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner. What are the rules?
- participants have to be female, geeky, and living in Belgium
- participants have to write a post with text, photo(s), artwork and/or videos about the Vaio
- this post has to link to http://www.brusselsgirlgeekdinner.be/?p=322 and has to be written between 5 May (date of BGGD #13) and 30 May 2009.
- a jury of Sony Belgium employees will judge the most original, funny and witty post on
19 June 2009. The winner will be announced on this blog and will get his prize by the end of June.
Questions? Comments are open!
UPDATE: more specs from the Sony Press Release:
• VAIO P-series: the newest and most stylish form of ultra portable PC to keep you in touch and looking good wherever you are
• Windows or fast-access XrossMediaBar function – your choice depending on your immediate needs
• High-speed mobile broadband with embedded 3G technology
• Super light (638g) and compact yet comfortable typing and viewing experience
Being male, as a programmer, means:
- Not having to wonder whether you’re well-known in your community simply for being “the female one”.
- The freedom to do your job without anyone insinuating that you only got hired because of affirmative action, or because of the anatomy you happen to possess.
- Joining in appreciation of the sex object du jour without having to be gay or bisexual.
- Having your desk near the entrance to your office without visitors assuming you’re the receptionist.
- Telling someone to RTFM without being accused of PMS.
Full list at http://lafalafu.com/krc/privilege.html
On the 15th of may the “Provinciehuis” in Leuven will be the scene for a one day conference for webcreatives interested in everything concerning the web. Aral Balkan, Serge Jespers, Drew McLellan, Chris Messina, Elliot Jay Stocks, Brian Suda en Glenn Jones will present their ideas during the day.
Tickets for twiist.be, or The Way Internet Is Supposed To Be are very affordable to ensure that everybody, from students to big cooperations are able to attend. The goal is to connect and inspire people, so that they are motivated after the conference. That’s why the tickets are only 100 euro (excluding VAT). They are available now at http://www.twiist.be/register
Short on cash? Then get creative! We’ve got two tickets for the first two girl geeks who e-mail the correct answer to info (at) twiist (dot) be. And the question is: who came up with the name “twiist”?
One of the other items in the Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #13 was the 9th edition of monthly Belgian (Dutch spoken) magazine Goedele. In stores today, and already in the middle of a controversy. Major daily newspaper De Standaard doubts whether the cover, featuring Goedele Liekens herself in a combinaton of black lace and a nun’s habit, is either a marketing ploy or simply tasteless.
What do you think? Leave your comments over at goedelemagazine.be !
The 13th edition would literally not be possible without the kind people of MariaBingo. They took care of the venue, the catering, the entertainment and the goodie bag. Please give them lots of linklove!
MariaBingo was started on the 27th April 2006 in Sweden and has since then grown into one of the premium bingo gaming brands as well as expanded into new markets and new products within the female gaming industry. Currently MariaBingo is seeing great growth in Netherlands for this new hype that has already taken the Nordics and the UK with storm.
Linda Niskanen is the marketing manager for MariaBingo in Western Europe. After two years in finance, specialising in outsourcing and SAP usage and implementation, she moved towards project management and marketing within the gaming industry, currently focussing on female gaming and the marketing of a product range including Bingo, Casino, Games.
Her favourite quote:
“The biggest mistake people make in life is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy.” Malcolm S. Forbes
Linda loves skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, music, marketing, reading, painting decks, movies, and photography.
Two of the items in the goodie bag went “tick, tick” every time you moved it. They were… 1 bottle of Liefmans and the pretty glass that goes with it. How did you like the taste?
In addition to rehabilitating Liefmans’s existing premier beers to full honours, the brewery is also investing in the future. The range is being expanded to include a new fresh fruit beer, simply dubbed ‘Liefmans’. Its base is identical to that of the Liefmans Cuvée-Brut: beer that was left to mature for 18 months on fresh cherries. In line with the Liefmans expertise, this beer is then blended with fresh, natural fruit juices of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, elderberry and bilberry. The result is a summery, refreshing fruit beer that is delightfully sweet, with the sparkle of champagne and the freshness of a nicely chilled glass of white wine.
Elegant and fresh, the packaging and the bottle look a treat. A stylish matching tall stem glass completes the picture.
A lot has happened since then. There were sensational shows, unforgettable parties, video clips and all sorts of projects. Think Fifty Foot Combo. Oh, and books, tv appearances, and magazine interviews. And of course: the collections. Cake, Cats and Curiosity. Pumpkin. DryClean. ‘O Grrrls Going South. La Toile Vierge. Iscream. Razorblades and Lollipops. Her first shoe collection. And recently: Hard to Heart, a lingerie collection that urges you to follow your heart.
In the meanwhile Belgium’s favourite bad girl doubles as a deejay in all kinds of clubs – anything between Culture Club of Make Up CLub and the fair in your local village. This new dj project is called DeVilles Amateur Dollhouse.
So it’s safe to say La Fille d’O is definitely not a lingerie brand. It’s a state of mind. An excuse to think out of the box and to live life with all your senses.
Or, to quote Murielle: “To be honest: I am just interested. Period.”