We’re still ironing out the details, but the 58th edition of the Brussels Girl Geek Dinners will coincide with one of the sessions of Book Labs 2013.
About Book Labs 2013:
Discover the digital world of the book at BOOK LABS 2013 and win 10.000 euro to develop your project. How can digital agencies, developers and graphic designers grow with the major developments in the digital book industry? More and more people are reading books on an e-reader or tablet. Reading a book can therefore go further than just reading letters and turning pages. The concept of ‘reading a book’ can get a completely different and extended meaning in the future. It’s up to you to determine that new meaning. How can digital developers and designers make a powerful contribution to the changing reading experience of the audience? What are the future perspectives and what opportunities are there for digital peeps?
iDROPS (BE), Boek.be (BE) and Uitgeverij van de Toekomst (BE) organize three innovative books labs in Flanders and the Netherlands. In BOOK LABS 2013 we throw a light on the future of e-books and find *new ways to publish interactive books.
- First session – Creative LAB in Designcenter De Winkelhaak, Antwerp, May 26th , 27th & 28th 2013
- Second session: Creative LAB in Amsterdam, June 30th, July 1st & 2st 2013
- Third session: Development LAB in Belgium, Octobre 7th, 8th & 9th 2013
What’s a BGGD without goodies?? Find out here what you’re going to get, not from santa claus but from our wonderful sponsors!
- Bruges City Card & visitor guide (offered by Toerisme Brugge)
- Visit of the Historium (offered by Historium Brugge)
- UX Sketchbook and other goodies (offered by Microsoft)
- 15% discount for a weekend stay at one of the charming Belfort Hotels (offered by vzw Belfort Hotels)
- Goodies offered by Business Brugge
With thanks to cosponsors RESOC Brugge and Provincie West-Vlaanderen.
Important! Don’t forget to bring business cards. We will draw a BGGD55 winner for the weekend in Bruges prize offered by the Belfort Hotels!
See you there!
Tonight, at #BGGD54, we will enjoy food from Exki DeliVery: ‘natural and fresh’ sandwiches and salads that you can order for breakfasts, meetings and events.
So. What’s in the goodie bag?
- A nice bottle of wine, offered by LifeLabs. What’s special about this bottle is the Likify tag attached to it. Likify is a service that gives real life objects a share button. Just scan the NFC sticker and ‘like’ or ‘share’ the bottle on Twitter or Facebook!
- Haacht Mystic fruit beer. Mystic brings out the essence of white beer: thirst-quenching, with a full, pleasant taste. Enjoy!
- A Shedeals voucher to buy some nice promotions at an even lower price
- A ‘wallet 2.0’ from SecrID
- A game offered by EA Games
McDonald’s Belgium has offered to host the 51st edition of the Brussels Girl Geek Dinner. They proudly invite the Girl Geeks to their flagship restaurant in Waterloo. Not only will you be able to inspect the restaurants decor, a smart combination of sustainability and advanced technology, McDonald’s will also pamper us with a futur trends presentation by Fons Van Dyck, a tasty dinner and a look behind the kitchen doors. Some of the things they’ll put in the goodie bag for us:
- McWrap, McParfait
- USB stick
- Smoothie Chiquita
- Smile key chain hanger
Katchoo.be is a brand new web store by fellow girl geek @goedles. Katchoo.be sells rubber boots for everyone, or every taste, for every occasion (yes, even for a wedding!) and for every budget. In the goodie bag, courtesy of Katchoo.be:
- Flower seeds
- A 10% voucher on your next Katchoo.be purchase
By the way: have a good hard look at the attendees list at http://twikilist.com/BGGD51
There are almost 25 girls on the waiting list. So if you can’t make it tomorrow night, take your name off the list or ask me to do it for you.
Together with luxury goods manufacturer Delvaux, Samsung is launching an exclusive version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The new Full White version of the Tab comes with a matching handmade Delvaux sleeve. To mark the launch, Samsung and Delvaux are
hosting an event at the Delvaux Atelier this Wednesday, the 18th April and - following last year’s initial launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – we have the pleasure of inviting some girl geeks to join us at the event.
The programme of the evening:
- 19h00-19h45: Welcome drink + introduction
- 19h45-20h15 : Testimonial by product ambassador Tatiana Silva
- 20h15-20h30 : Elke Lahousse/Knack Weekend on women and technology
- 20h30-22h30 : Visit of the Delvaux atelier and reception
If you want attend the event, be quick as the available spots are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open until Tuesday April 17, 15h00 via email@example.com .
And last but not least: make sure you bring your Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the event, as everyone who brings a Tab 10.1 gets to take the exclusive Delvaux sleeve home.
Hope to see you there!
- DVD of “In Time” (2011 Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller ft Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy)
- Scented oil air refreshers Set&Refresh by Febreze [YT]
- Cameleon goodies, a.o. a mouse mat and honey made by the bees on their roof top (!)
By the way: have a good hard look at the attendees list at http://twikilist.com/BGGD50
There are almost 50 girls on the waiting list. So if you can’t make it tomorrow night, take your name off the list or ask me to do it for you.
The theme of the 50th Brussels Girl Geek edition is spring, so it’s all about fresh starts and innovation. Even cleaning and decluttering can be just as much fun as an evening out with the girls as we proudly present a whole new ballgame: the Dyson DC36. Smooth engineering that might very possibly change your life.
How you ever wondered what the inside of a vacuum cleaner looks like? What is Ball Technology? What is Root Cyclone Technology? What will housing be about in the future? What are the newest trends in urban living Dyson tapped into to create this revolutionary product?
The event will be hosted by Dyson’s Maureen Soenen and co-presented by VJ, TV host and writer Nina de Man who will bring you up to speed with the latest trends.
Are you just dying to get up close and personal with a vacuum cleaner on a roll?
One more thing….
We’re also giving away a Dyson DC36, so all the more reason to add your name to the Twikilist and come have a ball on March 20th .
Tuesday the 20th of March
- 18:15 Doors and welcoming.
- 18:45 Opening words by Maureen Soenen, Dyson
- 18:55 Is your home ready for spring?
- 19:05 All about the DC36, Dyson
- 19:30 Manoeuvrability challenge: testing our cutting-edge Ball technology
- 20:00 Networking with food and drinks.
- 21:30 Go home and spread the love.
Tonight’s 48th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinners is made possible by Delta Lloyd Life.
As a pension insurer Delta Lloyd Life takes its social responsibility by participating in the debate with the various Belgian pension players. The pension debate shouldn’t just only be conducted in De Wetstraat. An annual pension survey, the Independent Chair of Pension Policy at the K.U. Leuven, the Pension Ambassador Award and the current campaign “Vrouwen Met Pensioen” are just some of its initiatives that seek to put the pension dialogue on the agenda. Take a look at
www.vrouwenmetpensioen.be / www.lapensiondesfemmes.be..
And most importantly: which one of the girl geeks win the two iPhones tonight?
Curious about what’s in the goodie bag? There’s one thing we can already tell you: there’s a Duracell Instant USB charger for each one of you!
The Instant Charger allows you to charge many USB-powered devices. It’s a handy portable power solution to keep in your bag, in your car, or on your desk for devices like iPods, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and more.
Registrations have just opened for the 47th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinners.
The event is open to 50 girl geeks this time, but each girl geek can bring one guest. This guest could be a game loving friend, or even a child (as long as they’re allowed to stay up until ten).
Just make sure to register with realnames, as Telenet Security needs those for their building access list.
&About the uDraw:
To support breast cancer awareness (and the 5th edition of Pink Ribbon Magazine) a few dozen of my Sanoma Media colleagues have volunteered to pose nude with the magazine. Among them virtually every magazine editor and a couple of men, too.
During #BGGD46, girl geeks can line up for the same photo shoot (if they want too, of course). It’s an all-female professional photo crew and they’re very pleasant to work with. By the way, do you recognise the girl geek in this gallery?
i.materialise is a creation and 3Dprinting service that enables people with a creative mind to create unique, customised and beautiful products. The girl geeks visited them in their early days, back in november 2009. Many of the girl geeks envisioned using the technology to create unique jewelry pieces.
Well, the 3D printed jewels have arrived. More and more designers worldwide are using 3Dprinting to create wonderful pieces of art. We would like to present a couple of those on the next Girl Geeks night. We look forward to your feedback. Enjoy girls!
Tonight, at the reception desk, there are 25 freshly printed 3D jewels – just for the ladies. Please pick one as you arrive and let us all know on Twitter, Facebook, your blog etc what you think of it!
During the IFA fair (the world’s largest and most important trade fair for consumer electronics and household appliances) Sony threw their answer on the tablet pile: the Sony Tablet. And they want to have your thoughts on the newborn during Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #45. No boring you to death with 500 slides, but an entertaining evening. Well, let’s be honest, it’s the Sony people who will be entertained by you!
You’ll be fighting a geek battle: you and your buddy will fight a number of cross-category challenges against the other teams. Pop quiz, videogaming, the occasional app to download and use, uploading a picture…
Two top geeks will win a Sony Tablet at the end of the evening. And there’s an additional challenge for the more
creative geek who’s not in a combative mood. A part from the prizes, who has never wanted to beat another geek at their own game?
Course of the evening
- 18.30 welcome and explanation of the rules of the game
- 19.00 walking buffet – find your buddy – check out the list of challenges
- 19.45 battle!
- +/- 22.00 finals and award presentation
The Event Lounge hosts the Sony open days at the same time, so you’ll have a chance to see the latest products that’ll hit the AV-market in the coming months.
Keep the date free: on Wednesday evening 3 August Brussels Girl Geek Dinner will be all about tablets. One of the speakers is … you!
#BGGD43 sponsor Samsung is looking for a girl geek to test the Galaxy Tab 10.1, then talk about her experiences during girl geek dinner on August 3.
Interested? Mail Samsung@leadsunited.com . This Monday we’ll publish who the beta tester will be.
Thanks to Douwe Egberts the girl geeks at tonight’s BGGD42 in Winkelhaak, Antwerp will go home with a selection of Douwe Egberts L´OR EspressO capsules. But why wouldn’t be taste this top-quality Arabica coffee during the girl geek dinner event? I’ll bring the cups (and some cream and sugar). But who has a Nespresso machine to try the cups out? Let us know in the comments!
In the early days of Brussels Girl Geek Dinners, sweepstakes were invariably organised as a TV show telephone game (often dubbed belspeldelspel by the girl geeks). Today, obviously, it would be a Twitter sweepstake. What can girl geeks win at tonight’s BGGD42 in Winkelhaak, Antwerp?
One of these three LaCie CurrenKey USB Flash Drives, one with a gold(16GB), one with a silver (8GB), and one with a bronze (4GB) finish.
Brussels Girl Geek Dinners are not only about listening to interesting (tech) speakers and meeting the other girl geeks in an informal environment, but also about trying out new stuff. Like making beer cocktails.
Liefmans on the rocks offers you a whole new beer experience, a fruity drink served over ice for the ultimate summer refreshment. With notes of strawberry, raspberry, wild cherry, blueberry and elderberry this combination creates a stylish, fruity, sparkling and elegant experience. With the cocktails Liefmans even goes the extra mile in the world of beer experiences.
With Karolien De Craecker (swishing.be / @swishing_be)
Wed 16 March 19:00-22:00
100 50 guests (female only)
Engelbert van Arenbergstraat 43, 9040 Gent
Use car park at the GB Dampoort (GPS: Pilorijnstraat 22) – route description to Zzmogh)
And this is one of the first posts about the contents of the goodie bag. These are the companies who are keeping the BGGD free, so don’t hesitate to give them some love.
But first, some instructions: