Manchester Girl Geeks provide a meeting place for girls and women who are interested in technology – but the tech community in Manchester has much more to offer than that!
We closely work with some of the groups and events below, have co-organised events, or just hang out at their meetings sometimes, ask questions, and steal their food. If something sounds interesting – please do not hesitate to go and check it our yourself! We actively promote integration of girls and women into the tech & science community.
- MadLab – Manchester Digital Laboratory: The hosts of many Girl Geeks events, hub of Manchester’s geek community, and run by lovely people. Check out their busy events calendar and pop round for a cup of tea!
- SpacePortX: SpacePortX is a coworking space for tech startups, creatives & developers including a community space catering for a diverse range of meetups.
- CodeUp Manchester: CodeUp Manchester is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month they provide a workspace for people with no programming skills to come and learn the basics, with mentors available to answer your questions and help you on your way.
- HACMan – Hac Manchester: Despite the name, HACMan is a group that’s open for everyone. If you’re into soldering irons, electrical circuits and general craziness, you’re definitely in the right place.
- GeekUp: A trans-regional monthly meeting for professional techies (software devs, security people, general geeks…) – there’s talks and beer. The mailing list is busy and packed with knowledgeable people, and the job board is very popular, too!
- FabLab Manchester: A workshop in the city centre equipped with a laser cutter, CNC machine, vinyl cutter and other tools for free use. You will most likely spot someone from HACMan there.
Resources from Girl Geeks Summer Gaming Tea Party, 25th August 2013:
- Computer game sprites:Huge page of sprites (9Mb) from Pikigeek
- Scratch Programming: Make your own games using Scratch
- “How to teach code”: A great list of links for children (and adults!) of all age groups by Emma Mulqueeny (The Guardian)
- “Quest” – Build your own text-based adventures.
- “Google Blocky” – A visual programming language.
… did we forget to mention something interesting here? Get in touch and we’ll add it!