GGTP #62: Blogging Workshop

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Sunday 29th May 2016, MadLab, 2pm-4pm

Following on from our blogging event in January, we are taking a closer look at some of the more technical aspects of blogging. Our speakers will compare different platforms, show you how some features of the different blogging platforms work, and discuss  the wide range of possible blog topics available to you.

After breaking for tea and cake we will have a workshop session, where you can have a go at writing your own blog post, create a Medium account, help create a review of the event for our website, try out some themes and design, find out about sourcing copyright-free images and content for your blog posts, and get more advice from our speakers.

The line-up will be as follows:

  • Olivia Pennelle will talk about using Weeble for her blog/website Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, and reviewing the recent blogging conference “Blog On”
  • Katie Steckles @stecks will talk us through the basics of WordPress, showing how we add content to our website.
  • Karen Pudner @kpudner will take a look at the bewildering range of blogs and blog topics that exist and getting you to think about subjects you could blog on.

For more information, and to book your place, visit GGTP #62


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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Upcoming event: Show & Tell

GGTP #61: Show & TellGirl Geek Tea Party

Saturday 30th April, 2-4pm
MadLab, Edge Street M4 1HN

Tickets: FREE – book here

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, 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 you’re welcome to bring your own bakes if you’re feeling inspired!).

For more information, and to book your place, visit

Girl Geek Friendly Events – Pledge to Parity Cinema Party!

In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces! Continue reading “Girl Geek Friendly Events – Pledge to Parity Cinema Party!”

Upcoming Event: International Women’s day walking tour

GGTP #60: Stories of Women in Science

Sunday 6th March, 2-4pm (with tea and cake afterwards)
Manchester City Centre
Tickets £4.50 including refreshments and a booklet to keep
Join Manchester Girl Geeks and guests from the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, for a walking tour of Manchester’s city centre featuring stories of Manchester’s scientific women. For International Women’s Day, learn about the contributions women have made to science in Manchester and around the world, and hear the stories of well-known (and less well-known) science heroes from Manchester.
We’ll include plenty of stops on the tour, and all the locations we visit will be accessible. Join us on a journey around the city centre for the afternoon – and stick around afterwards for a cup of tea and some cake.
For more information, and to book your place, visit