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Looking Back to Move Forward: Building the Modern Web with Rachel Andrew

Rachel has been building websites for a very long time and has had a keen interest in web standards, accessibility and the open web for almost as long. In her presentation she’ll show us some of the ways our past informs our present, and drives...

by Liesl Barrell on February 16th, 2016
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Negotiate #LIKEABOSS with Mandy Poon & Liesl Barrell

When’s the last time you asked for a raise…? Negotiated a job offer? Landed a new client? Haggled a realtor down? Scored a better cell phone contract? Particularly when it comes to work, studies show that only 30% of women bother to negotiate at all....

by Liesl Barrell on September 23rd, 2015
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How to See the Future with Leah Hunter

As a journalist, writer for Fast Company,  author of “the future” book series (vol. 1 will cover the future of technology, education, media, medicine, and the world released in January 2016), and a longtime cultural ethnographer for fortune 100 brands, Leah makes her living by...

by Liesl Barrell on July 8th, 2015
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The Art of Photography with Andrea Hausmann

When it comes to photography, it’s easy to get pulled into a tech rabbit hole trying to choose the right camera, the best lenses and the coolest app…  These things can be important in the long run, but they’re not the elements that will make...

by Liesl Barrell on April 22nd, 2015
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Social Media, Data & Creativity with Naomi Goldapple

  Social data is a raw material that can be collected, stored, carved and sculpted into new and vital information. With the right tools and know-how, we  become savvy social data craftspeople, armed with key information to make business, marketing and artistic decisions. In this...

by Liesl Barrell on February 11th, 2015
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January: How to Kick Ass at Kickstarter with Tanya Short

  Want to crowdfund your next big idea? How do you launch a successful campaign and leverage your backers? What channels work best to promote and engage your audience? Can you actually DO THIS!? Come find out from Tanya, she’ll share her hands-on experience kickstarting...

by Liesl Barrell on January 19th, 2015
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Responsive Typography with Clarissa Peterson

  Your content is the most important feature of your website, so it’s important to make sure that the text looks good and is easy to read no matter what device type or screen size it’s being viewed on. One size does not fit all...

by Liesl Barrell on October 31st, 2014
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July: Female Founders Startup Showcase with Keynote by Monica Dodi

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed we didn’t have an event in June… Now we can finally share why: we’ve been planning something huge. Like, really huge. As many of you know, Montreal Girl Geeks usually breaks for July & August, but this year...

by Liesl Barrell on July 3rd, 2014
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May: Conversion Rate Optimization for Marketers with Georgiana Laudi

  Conversion Rate Optimization is the most powerful way to get more value from your marketing, but there’s a lot of mythology about what’s needed to use it effectively. If you’re looking to finally introduce CRO into your marketing mix, this is a session you’ll...

by Liesl Barrell on May 14th, 2014
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April: Non-Traditional Working Environments Panel

  Do you or people on your teams telecommute, work remotely, from home or even from a beach in Costa Rica? Would you like to? Well then this is the event for you! Come hear from kick-ass Montrealer professionals who know their way around coworking...

by Liesl Barrell on April 16th, 2014
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