Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This month we'll be getting out in the (hopefully) glorious weather to pick up litter and play Wizards Unite!
We'll be meeting at Nexus Art Cafe at 3pm to group up, collect bags, and litter pickers. Then we'll be heading out into the Northern Quarter to pick up litter and play Wizard's Unite, the new Harry Potter AR game from the makers of Pokemon Go!
At around 5pm we'll all regroup at Nexus Art Cafe for tea, cake, and handing out prizes. Ticket prices (£4) include litter pickers, gloves, and bags, as well as drink and cake from Nexus! Nexus do vegan and gluten free cakes, and is fully accessible.
We initially started as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, which currently has more than 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide opportunities for women in STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people.
Our Girl Geek Tea Party sessions in Manchester started in December 2009 as an activity oriented, family friendly addition to the dinners. The workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons in locations around the city, and have involved activities ranging from web development, hands-on crafts, and “Build your own PC” sessions, to science talks, Show & Tells, museum trips and even litter picking. All our events are run by volunteers and tickets are free or cheap.
Although we are called 'Girl Geeks', people of all genders are welcome to attend our events – they are organised and run by our volunteers, and the majority of attendees are female. We also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester and elsewhere to develop and promote events.
We’re always looking for volunteers to run workshops, give exciting talks, give us a hand at events, update our website, or just help us promoting Manchester Girl Geeks – please do get in touch! We’re friendly and more than happy to welcome new members and ideas.