Auckland event | July 2 at Toto’s Montecristo Room

We’re really excited to announce the second Auckland Girl Geek Dinner for 2013, brought to you in conjunction with our Gold sponsor InternetNZ and Bronze sponsors Catalyst and Xero!

Tuesday July 2 2013, 6-8:30pm
Toto’s Montecristo Room, 53 Nelson Street, Auckland CBD
Tickets $20 – open to both women & men

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There will be three short talks on the night across three broad areas.

Shona GrundyBusiness | Shona Grundy
Shona (@shonagrundy), CEO and Co-Founder of Trigger Happy, has been the driving force behind the growth and strategic implementation of Trigger Happy’s first of its kind iPad platform, TOON HERO. Trigger Happy won Company of the Year, Pre Commercialisation at the recent NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Shona has experience in the music and animation television industry as well as being Executive Chair of the Auckland Screen and Digital Content Leadership group in 2011/2012. In 2009, she was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot NZ Business Woman of the Year and for the Women in Film and Television Entrepreneur of the Year. Shona is a self-confessed ‘victim of pop culture’ and loves anything to do with music, fashion and entertainment.

Courtney JohnstonCreative | Courtney Johnston
Courtney (@auchmill) has been Director of The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt since late 2012. Prior to this she was General Manager of Wellington web company Boost New Media for two years. The first gallery director in Australasia to come from a web background, she has both an MA in Art History and her Scrum Master certification.

Dr Michelle DickinsonTechnical | Dr Michelle Dickinson
Michelle (@medickinson) is a passionate researcher in nanotechnology who runs her own lab at the University of Auckland. She is a firm believer in sustainability, breaking stereotypes and following her dreams by being a passionate geek who hopes to inspire others through her contagious excitement.

What your ticket buys

Tickets are $20 – the ticket price includes a light dinner and a drink. Please note that the dinner is not a sit-down dinner but there is plenty of food. The speakers will start at about 6.45 and we encourage you to stay for another drink afterwards or move on somewhere else to continue the conversations if you’re keen. A cash bar operates for the evening if you’re after a beverage which isn’t on offer.

We use Lil Regie, a NZ-based online registration system. They’ll take your payment securely by credit card. Buy tickets now →

Men are welcome to attend

Although our name suggests this event is only for women, our speakers are so great that everyone will want to come.  We’ve  got a limited number of tickets available for our male colleagues and friends as well, but you’ll have to be quick!


The Montecristo Room is in the fantastic Toto’s Restaurant in Nelson Street. It’s across from TVNZ, just up from Pastis and the Empire Tavern – 5 minutes from Queen Street. There’s heaps of parking nearby.

Thank you

Gold sponsor


Bronze sponsors

Catalyst IT




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