For those of you who may not know, girl geek dinner is fast approaching (Sept. 16th) and will be featuring Tara Hunt, author of the Whuffie Factor. Now I know what everyone’s thinking, who do I join this event chalked full of awesomeness? Well, for all the techie girls it’s easy. Within the next few days, the girl geek dinner site for Ottawa will launch, and all you have to do is sign up.
Now, for any of the guys who want to go, well…… it’s not so easy. The name of the event is GIRL geek dinner, not people geek dinner. which means no sign up allowed. So for all the guys out there, it’s time to work out some roundabout access to the event. The only way you can make it into girl geek dinner as a guy is if one of the girls who has signed up for the event invites you to come with. So here’s some advice, bring your game face. Make sure you’re not looking like a mess when you run into any possible ‘inviters’ and be smooth. I like to call this the “Craig Fitzpatrick” method. For all the guys out there who think they’ve got a shot at working their magic and getting in, I’ll give you a hint on who you can start talking to to put your name in the hat as someone a girl could invite. If you can find Kelly Rusk’s contact info and send off an e-mail, then you’ve completed the first step. Good luck guys.
P.S: For any of the girls who are planning to attend the dinner, feel free to send a comment through the startup ottawa contact section with the phrase, “Sign me up for the draw to have Will as my invite for the dinner” in the what’s on your mind section. The draw will take place the first week of September, with the winner having yours truly as your guest at girl geek dinner and getting a featured blog post on startup ottawa.
Update: To my knowledge, a website for the event will be up tomorrow, and once I receive the URL, I will link it up to the article. For more information on the event, you can contact Kelly Rusk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update #2: There have been many comments about this post covering the spectrum of possibilities. First and foremost, just as Scott Lake has mentioned in the comments and what I assumed people would understand from the tone of the post, there will NO and I repeat NO featured blog post on Startup Ottawa. Secondly, the draw was a complete tongue and cheek remark, which some people have viewed as being factual. What I did want to get across is that girl geek dinner is coming to Ottawa, it looks like fun, and that guys would be lucky if they were invited. For those who have taken issue with this, I’m sorry.By Scott Lake
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