Press Release: "Girl Geeks: The Challenge of being a Generalist in a Specialist World"
Are women better at understanding and coping with a wide range of information and ideas, rather than specialising in one particular area?

On February 26th 2010 local Canberra girl geek, Kim Lambert will tackle this question as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Girl Geek Dinner Canberra.

Ms Lambert has over twenty years experience in the IT industry. Like many women, she did not set out with the intention of working in computing, she simply ended up doing that type of work. Today Ms Lambert is the Technical Services Group Manager at Unisys for the Defence Regional ICT outsourcing contract. Her IT career is wide and varied and includes sojourns with the ACT Government and Department of Defence.

Ms Lambert says “everyone expects you to be a deep specialist in something and no-one knows how to deal with a generalist, yet most women are better at being a generalist across at least a few areas, rather than a deep specialist”.

Girl Geek Dinners Canberra

The 4th Girl Geek Dinner in Canberra is being held at 6.00pm on 26 February, 2010 at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Hawker.  All women who work with technology in any way are invited to attend the dinner and join our community.  Men are welcome at the invitation of a Girl Geek.

The Girl Geek Dinners in Canberra are organised by Lana Brindley, and have been running since early last year. Girl Geek Dinners are also run in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and over forty other locations worldwide.

Sarah Blow (London UK) developed the concept of Girl Geek Dinners four years ago. She had become tired of being one of the few women to attend technical events. Girl Geek Dinners aim to provide a platform for women who use technology to learn and network in an informal environment.  Girl Geek Dinners are always held in pubs, clubs or bars, and there is usually a speaker or three who talk for a short while on a chosen subject for the evening.


For More Information:

Lana Brindley Ph: 0410 500 659




If you would like a PDF copy of this press release, please email ggdcanberra(at)gmail(dot)com.
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