Girl Geek on the Move: Georgiana is Going West
Bitter sweet but true, the time has come for this girl geek to make a move. The timing of this announcement is fitting though, it’s been 2 years that I’ve been organizing Montreal Girl Geeks events, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished.
As I announced on my blog a couple weeks ago, in June I’ll be moving to Vancouver in the crazy name of tech startups. As a long devout freelancer, this is also a major move for me from independent to team player, but I couldn’t be more up for the challenge and insanity that only startups can offer.
Montreal Girl Geeks were among the first of the Montreal Tech Community events I attended. Back in 2009, Tanya McGinnity was running the show and mentoring far more women then she probably realized, myself included. When Alex Dao took over in November 2010, the two of us had tons of laughs and our hands full keeping Tanya’s groove rolling… That is of course, until Alex was on the move herself to NYC some months later. That’s when Liesl Barrell and Sandy Sidhu became my partners in #GGbadassery (new hashtag anyone?), and I couldn’t have asked for a better team. As you know, they rock pretty hard and Montreal Girl Geeks will definitely kick ass again in the upcoming season with them at the helm. I’ll be kicking myself from afar as I see all the awesome yet to come.
With too many incredible speakers, events, venues and attendees to count over the time that I’ve been here, I’m not really sure how to say thank you sufficiently. Some serious sponsorship, workshops, tshirts, bank account, new website, and whole lot of continuously free and awesome events later, I’m so proud to have been part of this community with you all. Thank you.
This month’s event marks my final one, so I hope to see you all there and have a drink with you after the event too!
Photo awesomeness: Ian Woo
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