For our July event, we’re going out and about in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, with two goals in mind: to clean up the streets, and to Catch ‘Em All.
Yes, that’s right, we’re literally that stupid – our event will be a litter picking walk around Manchester city centre, while simultaneously playing Pokémon Go on our phones. We’re nearing the one-year anniversary of the game’s release, so even if you find you haven’t played on it for… just under a year, or if you never got into it in the first place, now’s your chance to give it a spin.
We’ll be meeting at MadLab on Edge Street at 1pm, with a half-hour intro to Pokémon Go for anyone who needs to learn how to play or would like a refresher, and heading off from there at 1.30pm for an hour and a half of picking and Pokéing around town. We’ll split into small groups, or you can choose your own route, as long as you join us at the finish – Travelling Man on Dale Street – at 3pm. We’ll then collect in all your rubbish bags, and head next door to Nexus Art Cafe for a cup of tea and some cake (included in your ticket).
We’ll provide rubbish bags, litter pickers and rubber gloves, but you’ll need to bring a smartphone with the Pokémon Go app installed – and make sure it’s fully charged, or bring a spare battery pack, as it uses up the battery pretty fast!
We’ll also be awarding cool prizes – generously donated by Travelling Man – to the attendee that catches the most Pokémon during the hour-and-a-half (in order to enter, make sure you’re at MadLab before 1.30pm and show us your current Pokémon tally – we’ll check again at the end) and to the attendee that picks up the most litter (to be judged as we collect in the bags).
MadLab, Edge Street, Manchester Sunday 26th May 2013, 2-4pm
Do you have a passion for technology? What gadget could you not live without? What wonder of science do you think the world should know about? Come to the next Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party and share your knowledge with girls (and guys) who want to know more.
We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties at MadLab, and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating. Science, engineering, technology, maths, or anything geeky – wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for 10-15 minutes (or less if you’d rather) on a subject of your choice.
If you don’t have anything to share then just come along for the talks, a cup of tea and some cake. Feel free to bring some homemade cakes if you want to share the love, too. There’ll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can share your thoughts and ideas with like minded ladies. If you’re new and just want to learn more, then come to listen and meet some great people.
This event is free, including tea and cakes/biscuits – although donations to our lovely hosts MadLab are very welcome. Get your ticket(s) via Eventbrite here.
What To Bring
A short talk/presentation (optional) plus laptop/slides if needed (remember it’s only 10-15 minutes!)
Your favourite mug
Your delicious baked goods, if you’re in a baking mood
Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues, etc who might be interested in joining us!
On the day the first 15 minutes will be set aside for tea, biscuits & booking your time slot. There’ll be a list of slots available when you arrive and we’ll allocate them on a first come first serve basis. As always, non-girl geeks are welcome, especially if they come along with a girl. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are available from mancggtp31.eventbrite.com.
The next Girl Geek Tea Party in Manchester will be on Sunday 26th June at Madlab from 2-4pm, and will be a geeky Show & Tell.
Anyone is welcome to come and talk for a short time (10-20 minutes) about anything you think is interesting, or show us something cool related to science, technology or engineering. There’s no need to prepare anything, and you’re welcome to just come and watch – however, impromptu talks are welcome, as well!
Our very own maths geek Katie Steckles will do a short session involving some nice mathematical objects which can be made out of paper, which will be hands-on for everyone!
The event is free and there will be tea and biscuits, and we encourage you to bring & share your favourite biscuits, cakes, and other snacks! It will be a fun, informal chance to meet and socialise with other girl geeks, practise ‘public’ speaking in a friendly environment, as well as a chance to see some interesting talks.
We will have a laptop, projector and speakers, so all you need to bring is a presentation on your laptop or USB drive, your favourite mug, and some snacks to share!