We’re really excited to announce the first Auckland Girl Geek Dinner for 2013, brought to you in conjunction with our Gold sponsor InternetNZ and Bronze sponsor Buddle Findlay!
There will be three short talks on the night across three broad areas.
Business | Julia Raue
Julia was appointed as Air New Zealand CIO in 2007 and manages the centralised Air NZ Group IT department. This involves key portfolios such as Production, Solutions, Architecture, Vendor Management, and Innovation & Ventures. Julia is passionate about both her role and the airline’s commitment to improving information systems and technology. Julia has twenty years of experience in the IT industry and has held positions in local government, telecommunications and charitable organisations.
Creative | Su Yin Khoo
Su Yin (@ksuyin) relishes solving front-end web development and user experience problems but designing beautiful print documents is really her strong suit. She has been involved with various good-cause projects like Our Far South, Jojo’s Place, Cycling in Auckland and Easy Transport Auckland.
Su Yin has also worked on award-winning titles Idealog and Good in both print and digital formats.
Technical | Vivian Chandra
Vivian (@vivster81) is the ICT & Database Manager at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.
Vivian has been involved with Amnesty since she was in high school, and calls herself a human rights activist who happens to *do* IT.
Tickets are $20 – the ticket price includes a light dinner and a drink. 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.
Doors will open at 6pm. There will be a buffet dinner and a selection of drinks served until the speakers start at 6.45pm. A cash bar will also operate for the evening if you’re after a beverage which isn’t on offer.
The three speakers should conclude by about 7.45 and we’ll wrap up at 8pm.