This Dinner topic is both something I’ve been really interested in myself (particularly working for a domains/DNS company) and it’s been specifically requested. Conveniently, having gadget-centric friends makes it easy to plan. This is going to be a serious geeking out opportunity. 🙂
For our October Dinner, we’ll be congregating at McCabe’s in downtown Kitchener. We’ll be in the back, so when you arrive you can just let them know you’re there for the Girl Geek Dinner. They’ll be providing us with a limited menu to order from, and folks will be paying for their own dinners this time around.
We’ll be kicking things off at 6pm as usual on Wednesday, October 22nd. Tickets are available now!
Our speakers this time around will be Ed Barsalou and Mike Kelly, who will be tag-teaming to tell us about the Internet of Things: what it is, what it’s made up of, what it might include in the future, its potential, its risks, etc. (Apple Watches and Nest thermostats are just the tip of the iceberg…)
Ed is currently an instructor at University of Waterloo and Conestoga College, and an engineer by trade and background. He’s also an inveterate tinkerer, fixer, and lover of tech, from vintage British cars to Arduinos. He can also make steel mills run. Mike is an entrepreneur running his own company doing system administration and software development. Also a lover of tech gadgets and doodads, he can think of 100 things to do with LED strips and BeagleBones, and is constantly challenged to come up with geeky entertainment for his five-year-old twin girls. He has an impressive collection of archaic hardware.
This is going to be a popular topic, so get your tickets ASAP. Can’t wait for this one, and I bet the Q&A is going to be fantastic.