The world of games is still considered as a man’s bastion by some.
However: the past few years lots of women started gaming.
This is why on Tuesday the 8th of June, PR’ins and Brussels Girl Geek Dinner organize an heroic ‘battle of the sexes‘ in the heart of Antwerp. 25 Girl Geeks will challenge the attendant men to a gaming tournament, organized by Rock Star Games. They will take a stand against each other playing Red Dead Redemption, the long expected successor of the Grand Theft Auto games.
During the battle, there will be a delicious Western style BBQ at the inner court of the PR’ins showroom.
Red Dead Redemption is a sandbox-style action-adventure western video game with role-playing elements developed by Rockstar and released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2010.
The game takes place in the year 1911 in the American Old West territory and follows John Marston, a former outlaw, while he tries to save his wife and son, taken by government agents, by capturing and killing his former gang members.
To get you in the right mood, here’s a Red Dead Redemption Trailer – The Women of Red Dead Redemption:
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Get your hair cut for free @ Tony & Guy, help cancer survivors
Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #30 is actually a trendy haircutting evening at Toni&Guy (“the most powerful hairdressing brand on the planet”) in Antwerp, organised by Geef om Haar/Coupe d’Eclat. So if you have a healthy pony tail of at least 20 cm and want a new trendy summer look, come and have your hair cut for free at this event and donate your pony tail to help women with cancer.
But what exactly is Pantene Geef om Haar/Coupe d’Eclat?
Geef om Haar/Coupe d’Eclat is an initiative of Pantene, in cooperation with Stichting tegen Kanker/Fondation contre le Cancer, that aims to provide emotional and financial support to men and women who have lost their hair as a result of cancer. The initiative encourages Belgians to donate their hair so it can be made into a wig.
- Follow on Twitter: @geefomhaar or @coupedeclat
- Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/geefomhaar or www.facebook.com/coupedeclat
What if your hair isn’t long enough?
No worries if you don’t want or can’t cut 20 centimeters: you can have your hair
washed, cut and brushed for 25 euros by the Toni&Guy-team and this amount will be applied to the Geef om Haar/Coupe d’Eclat Fund.
Now it’s time to hear about your plans and dreams!
What are your motivations to become a digital nomad? In about a month, on Friday 11 June, a jury of Telenet representatives will pick the most inspiring motivation. You can publish you motivation anywhere you like (your own blog, in the comments to this post, on Twitter) but make sure we can trace them: put a link back to http://www.brusselsgirlgeekdinner.be/?p=601 and http://www.telenetconnect.be/.
What is TelenetConnect?
With a single TelenetConnect account you have unlimited worldwide access to more than 140,000 hotspots worldwide in airports, cafés, restaurants, traffic hubs and many other handy locations, for a fixed monthly fee. If there’s no wireless network available you can access the Internet via your home network, via Ethernet (mostly hotels) or even via a dial-up line. TelenetConnect runs on your Mac, Netbook and on your Nokia, iPhone or Blackberry or any other mobile device – all at the same time.
Nomadz.nu is about two thirty something girl geeks Catherine & Ine realizing their dream: to go and travel for one year meanwhile working remotely. While they freelance their way around the world, they document their social experiment in “Lifestyle Design” through Flickr pictures, Twitter updates and blog posts. Main stops include Cape Town, Thailand & Buenos Aires.
Ine has a degree in photography and webdesign & a postgraduate degree in art. While visiting Iraq, she became fascinated by the Middle East and took off to live and study in Israel. During this trip, she started blogging at a time when the word ‘blogging’ barely existed.
Today, she combines her passion (photography) with her ‘geeky’ side (webdesign) in her company Matuvu.
Catherine has a masters degree in philosophy and a postgraduate in marketing communication. Upon graduation she was offered a job as a researcher in logics at the University of Gent.
Today she owns her own online communication company focusing on small companies within the lifestyle & design field.
With his book “The 4-Hour Workweek”, Timothy Ferris introduced the term ‘lifestyle design’ to the world. Lifestyle design is about styling your life in the way you’d like it to be, based on the experiences you’d like to have. To do everything you want to do (experiences) and to be everything you want to be (being) are central concepts in it.
It’s all about the ‘here’ and ‘now’. skiïng in Japan, writing a book, discovering far off countries, or running marathons in all parts of life are experiences our society considers to be only accessible to the extremely rich or the retired. Lifestyle Design adepts are convinced that, by using certain lifehacks, a bit of creativity and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, this lifestyle can be accessible to both you and me. So, why not live the life you want to, right now?
All 80 attendees of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #28 get a free 12 month subscription to the Nomadesk file server. They will find their promotional code inside the goodie bag.But what exactly is Nomadesk?
Nomadesk is the easiest and most secure way to share your files with colleagues,suppliers, customers, … over the internet. Nomadesk is a virtual fileserver onyour computer which acts as a traditional hard drive to which you can easily dragand drop files. Your documents can be accessed both online and offline.
SE-dot is the Sony Ericsson platform where you can share ideas for phone functionalities or applications that you would love to have. Share your most crazy or revolutionary idea on the platform, promote it and let other people comment on it. In about a month, on Thursday 10 June, a jury of Belgian Sony Ericsson representatives will pick the most popular and inspiring idea. The winner gets to take home an Xperia™ X10. Don’t forget to post a link to your idea in the comments!