On behalf of the Geekettes team, we'd like to wish you happy holidays! As 2018 comes to a close and we reflect on what a big year the Geekettes has had, we immediately think of each of our members, sponsors and guest speakers. A big THANK YOU from all of us. - Love, Jess, Caroline, Hollie, Joanna, Claudia, Yulia, Irina, Dora, Mari, Steffi, Diana & Marily.
"My journey began in February 2013. I attended the first Berlin Geekettes hackathon and immediately fell in love with the spirit and the atmosphere of this community. It was exactly what I - as a women in tech - had been missing. After a few calls with Jess she agreed on the experiment to launch a Geekettes chapter in Hamburg. We launched our hub at the Facebook office in Hamburg and never looked back. In retrospect we accomplished a lot. First we launched the 'Dine and Discuss' networking series (with more than 80 female speakers all together), two wonderful hackathons with 100+ participants attending each, panels at Social Media Week, a Code Talks conference, and most importantly plenty, of new connections and friendships established overtime.
After nearly six years, my journey with Geekettes is coming to an end. I've decided to step back as the Hamburg ambassador and will pass on the baton to the next generation. I am extremely thankful for this wonderful group, many new friendships and for Jess and Denise to have started the Berlin Geekettes and turning them into the Global Geekettes. Looking forward to future events organized by the new chapter leads in 2019!” - Diana
"We had a great year in NYC, from producing panels, workshops, and some fabulous solo talks. We partnered with some great new hosts like Harvest and WeWork, in addition to adding two new organizers, Weslee Berke and Saudia Ganie, to help drive the mission of increasing the number of women in tech. Looking forward to 2019!" -Hollie
"2018 was an amazing and busy year for the Berlin Geekettes. Now that it's almost over, we want to take a step back to say thank you to all our partners (Contentful, Lean In, Formlabs, Strengths Circle) and most importantly, to our incredible community. We hope to see you all next year, be it at a workshop, panel discussion or meetup. Here's to 2019!" - Irina
"The Munich community had a blast this year! We organized five speaker nights around topics ranging from leadership to cryptocurrencies, and hosted an additional five community meet-ups. We can’t wait to keep going in 2019 - see you there!" - Dora, Mari & Steffi
"We’ve had an excellent year with several workshops both on technical and soft skills! Special thanks to our sponsors Twitter, Football Radar and Facebook London. We’re looking forward to continuing our work in 2019 in the style of workshop sessions, which has worked so well so far. We have several things coming together, and are as excited as ever about welcoming both new and old members!" - Claudia, Yulia & Joanna