Canberra Girl Geek Dinner #2: with Ruth Ellison
It's on again! Canberra Girl Geek Dinners #2 will be happening on Saturday the 4th of April. Ruth Ellison will be our speaker, with a presentation titled "From apples to eye surgery: designing useful user experiences".

Date: Saturday, 4 April, 2009
Time: 7pm for a 7:30 start
Venue: Indian Affair, Colbee Court, Phillip
RSVP: In the comments for this post - please remember to tell me your name and whether or not you will be coming with a guest

From Apples to eye surgery: designing useful user experiences

The phrase 'user experience' has been used with increased frequency over the past few years in relation to system design, but just what is this 'user experience' stuff anyway? In this presentation, Ruth will look at the meaning and importance of user experience and provide some tips on how we can design more useful user experiences.

About the speaker
Ruth Ellison is a user experience person and information architect from Canberra. She takes a holistic approach to her design work, drawing upon her background of accessibility, usability and human-computer interaction. She is extremely passionate about creating accessible and useful user experiences.

We've booked out the restaurant for the night, and I have arranged for a banquet. If you do have any special food requirements, please let me know in your RSVP, or email me at loquacities(at)gmail(dot)com.

Unfortunately, we are still short a sponsor, so again you will need to cover the cost of your own meal. The cost of the banquet is $32.00 a head, so please remember to bring enough cash to cover the food and any drinks you might have on the night. The restaurant is BYO bottled wine only, and some alcoholic drinks are available from the bar.

Of course, if you don't want to have to keep on paying for these, have a chat to your boss, your colleagues and your friends, and encourage them to sponsor a great event!

See you all on the fourth!
22 Responses
  1. Rae Says:

    Rae - no guest

  2. TammyJ Says:

    Tammy - only requirement is some dishes being mild.

  3. Loquacity Says:

    TammyJ, that's no problem, I think it's safest to stick to mild/medium in this situation (not that I don't love a good hot curry myself!)


  4. Meg Says:

    This night sounds interesting i would love to come along. No special requirements. I found this group through Facebook and have forwarded the link to a couple of friends.


  5. Loquacity Says:

    Hi Meg, and welcome! Thanks for passing on the word.


  6. Pia Waugh Says:

    I will definitely be there this time. Hooray! See you all then :)

  7. Loquacity Says:

    Hehe, thanks Pia. See you then!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Hi again!

    I'd love to come as well but once again I can't convince Kate to sponsor me. If Ruth or someone else would be willing to sponsor me I would very much appreciate it.

    Have fun,


  9. Loquacity Says:

    Paul, I'm sure we'll find a willing girl geek for you again!


  10. Joanna Says:

    I'd love to come (no guest), and I would also like something mild.

    Is there a dress code or anything for it?

  11. Loquacity Says:

    Hi Joanna, mild is the word!

    Dressed is about all we ask for, so whatever you feel comfortable in. Cost is mentioned above, although that will all change once we secure a sponsor.

    See you on the night!


  12. Lady Bhaal Says:

    Definitely tempted :) No guest, and something more than mild please :)

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  13. kaydo Says:

    KateMc + 1 guest

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, I would like to attend, no guest

  15. zuzu Says:

    I'll be there

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I'll be there with hubby.

  17. Peterh Says:

    I will be there with estelle, i wouldn't miss a good Indian affair curry... even though I work next door.... ;)

  18. Claine Says:

    Claire here. I've already said over on Facebook that I can make it, but I thought I should probably drop you a note here too.

  19. Loquacity Says:

    Thanks Claire. This is the official RSVP list, so thanks for adding your name. This way, you'll definitely get a spot at the table!


  20. Anonymous Says:

    I'll be there - thanks for organising it!

  21. Loquacity Says:

    No trouble Brenda, thanks for coming along and supporting it!


  22. Octavia Says:

    I'll be there, I'll be bringing matt the explosives expert. I look forward to your talk Ruth!

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