linux.conf.au is on in Brisbane this year, from 24-29 January: http://lca2011.linux.org.au/
It has become traditional to hold a Girl Geek Dinner during the week of LCA to allow the visiting girl geeks to meet up with the local crowd, even when the locals might not be attending the conference. This fosters a greater sense of community amongst women in tech across the country and the world, and further supports the central tenet of Girl Geek Dinners.
The dinner is fully sponsored by Red Hat, and will be held at the Red Hat offices at North Quay. Come along to meet some new faces!
Date: Monday, 24 January, 2011. From 6-8pm. Nibbles to be provided at the venue, and a restaurant/bar (to be announced) to be designated for people who wish to carry on later into the night .
People: We must cap the attendees at a maximum of 50. The usual GGD rules apply, so boy geeks are more than welcome to come, but must have a girl geek escort.
Food: Platters of nibbles and soft drink/juice will be provided by Red Hat at the venue. Alcohol and more substantive meals can be purchased at the bar afterwards.
Where: Red Hat Brisbane, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane. We will have someone at the door to let you in. Parking is very limited in the city, so catch any public transport to Roma St station, it’s only a 5 minute walk from there.
When: Monday 24 January, 2010, starting at 6pm. At Red Hat offices until 8pm, and a venue to be decided afterwards.
If you wish to bring children with you to the official part of the dinner (at the Red Hat offices), then you are more than welcome. There will not be any alcohol served at the event. If they are over 6, please make sure you arrange a ticket for them (so we can cater). However, the event is likely to be fairly crowded and could be noisy, so use your discretion as to whether or not you feel it is suitable for your child.
Also, if you haven’t already ordered your bootleg Haecksen shirts, you can do so here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/kattekrab/t-shirts/6479224-2-haecksen-miniconf-lca2011-bootleg-shirt Just make sure you order in enough time for it to ship before the event!
Many thanks to Lana (Girl Geek Dinners Canberra) and Alison who are organising this event on our behalf!