Tuesday, June 12

Geek Girls RULE!

Last night I attended my first (of many, I hope!) Geek Girls TO event. It was held at the wonderful ING Direct Center in downtown Toronto - a truly fabulous venue. If you've never been there, the atmosphere is laid back and yet edgy, somehow - a perfect fit, as far as I'm concerned.

The topic was Mobile Evolution: Thinking Beyond The App. The speakers:
  • Kitty Shum - @kitty_shum
  • Thomas Purves - @tpurves
  • Matthew Fabb - @matthewfabb
Honestly, I couldn't tell you which talk I liked "most" - they were all fantastic. Of the most interest to me personally was probably Thomas Purves' talk, which explained a lot to me about mobile carriers in Canada and how airwave auctions, "work" and why you're getting ripped off on those US roaming charges. 

All in all, the event was a wonderful time. I met some new people (shoutout to Shanta Nathwani - @TantienHime - who was an absolute delight to speak to and meet!), engaged in some great conversation, and  just had a great time. 

Here's looking forward to the July and August events! 

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