Upcoming event: GGTP#70 Dear Friend

Sunday 14th May, 2-4pm, Autotrader 
Tickets £2 – click here to book

For this month’s tea party we’re teaming up with Dear Friend! Dear Friend is a letter-writing project celebrating women in public life; encouraging people to learn about and acknowledge women’s place and role in their lives and in history.

The idea is simple: you write a letter to an inspiring woman – maybe someone you know, maybe someone you know of – Dear Friend then take that letter, digitise it and put it on the site, creating an archive to celebrate women and share knowledge.

We will also have staff and students from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (part of the University of Manchester), who will be helping us find resources for women who may have been overlooked by history.

Come join us for an afternoon of learning about awesome women, and writing some letters of thanks, of admiration, of acknowledgment. And our usual tea and cake!

Upcoming Event: GGTP #67 Show & Tell

Sunday 29th January, 2-4pm, MadLab
Tickets free – click here to book

1377434309924Do you have a passion for technology? What brilliant gadget did you get for Christmas? 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 people who want to know more.

We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties, 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.

For more details and to book, visit mancggtp67.eventbrite.com.

GGTP #66: Festive (laser) papercrafts


Fab Lab Manchester, Sunday 11th December, 2-5pm
Tickets £5 including all materials (non-participant tickets available)

Following our previous laser cutting workshop at Fab Lab, we’re now going to visit the branch in Altrincham, where we’ll have another laser cutting workshop – suitable for anyone including complete beginners and people who’ve had a go before.

We’ll talk you through the basics of making an image ready for laser cutting, and show you how to use a laser cutter to make beautiful festive cards and decorations. We’ll also have some other festive papercraft activities for you to try out, so you’ll come home with a bag of goodies (ticket cost includes all materials and instructions).

If you’d like to work on your own laptop, you’ll need to make sure you’ve installed the program InkScape, which is free to download from inkscape.org. If you’re not able to bring a laptop, we can lend you one, and please let us know if this is the case. It’s also a good idea to bring a pendrive to transfer your files.

We’ll have our usual tea and cake table, so please bring along your favourite festive bakes. Fab Lab is directly opposite the bus/Metrolink station in Altricham, in the same building as the library. It’s ground floor accessible, and if you have any other access requirements, please contact us (email manchestergirlgeeks@gmail.com).

To book your place, visit mancggtp66.eventbrite.com.

GGTP #63: Coding Workshop

Sunday 14th August 2016, 2pm-4pm, SSR, Downing Street

Manchester Girl Geeks will present a 2 hour introduction to coding. With the help of www.codecademy.com, we will walk and talk you through the first steps to writing your own code in a programming language called Python. This short intro class is aimed at absolute beginners, who have little or no knowledge of programming, as well as people with experience of programming who would like to refresh their coding skills – for example, if you already program in another language but would like to learn a new one!

What to bring

You will need to bring your own laptop or tablet. The Codecademy website should work in most browsers, but we recommend that you create an account beforehand and try a couple of lessons to make sure that everything works OK for you.

There will be cake and biscuits available, but please feel free to bring your own creations.

Venue information

The venue is wheelchair accessible. if you have any other access needs, please get in touch.

It is located about half a mile from Piccadilly Train station – if you need to get a bus, the 192 runs regularly from Piccadilly Bus station.

Tickets are £3 for adults, free for under 16s


Girl Geek Friendly Projects – Dear Friend


In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events or projects that might be of interest to our followers

Write to your heroine and correct the balance of history, in new Manchester-based letter-writing project.

“Dear Friend” is a letter-writing project celebrating women in public life and struggles for liberation. They invite everyone to write a letter or postcard to a woman – living or dead – who has had an influence on their lives. Letters will be digitised,  transcribed, and displayed on their website; they also aim to put on an exhibition later this year.

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