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Geek Girl Blogger - Julie Delaforce

Julie is our GGB for this week – hope you enjoy her survey!

Name: Julie Delaforce
joolliee wine_flickr Screen Name: joolliee
Personal Blog: (work)
Social Networks: Facebook (private), Plurk (private),
Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn, Qik, Profilactic,
Current Employment: Online & Communities Executive at Network Communications
Location/country: Sydney, Australia

What is your reason/motivation for blogging?

My motivation for blogging is to educate myself and others. When I come across a topic that piques my interest I delve further and turn it into a blog post. If it’s something that interests me amongst the hundreds of feeds I read daily, then it’s likely to interest others too. I blog to share ideas and hopefully put a different perspective out there in the blogosphere.

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OCZ Technology - Brain-computer interface

NIA - Neural Impulse Actuator.
The NIA is a brain-computer interface that can be used to control computers and play PC video games.
Such as, Unreal Tournament 3 and Counter-Strike: Source.

nia_angle The NIA is a band that sits around your head. You can use it to play computer games, rather than using a  joystick, keyboard, etc.
Sounds intriguing, yes. I’ve done a little reading about this new bit of technology, and it seems to be for real.

When, where and how much are some frequently asked questions, I’m sure.
Ryan Peterson, co-founder and CEO of OCZ Technology, told tgdaily that the suggested retail price of the NIA will be $159. “We want people to buy the thing, not to just look at it and think that they cannot afford it,” he told them. Read more about that short story at

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Ada Lovelace Day


    girl_laptopPlease read the article about Ada Lovelace Day & help promote it!

    The article talks about the topic of women in tech who feel disempowered because of their gender, please take a look at the article your self to get the full story, but the part that I found particularly interesting is this -

    But what to do? Well, let’s pull back from the anger a little, and start to look instead at why it might be that  women feel  less secure in their abilities than most men, and what might
    help change that. Undoubtedly it’s a CB002023complex issue, but
    recent research may shed some light: Psychologist Penelope Lockwood discovered that women need to see female role models more than men need to see male ones.

    Well, that’s a relatively simple problem to begin to address. If women need female role models, let’s come together to highlight the women in technology that we look up to. Let’s create new role models
    and make sure that whenever the question
    “Who are the leading women in tech?” is asked, that we
    all have a list of candidates on the tips of our tongues.

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Geek Girl Blogger - Nikki J

Hello to our GGB readers, hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!
Our first Geek Girl Blogger for 2009 is Nicole Jensen from Australia.
Hope you enjoy reading her survey/profile! Toodles.

Name: Nicole Jensen, Nikki J
Nicole_Jensen Screen Name’s: a_lil_spaz (or varieties of), willow22, nikkij, even drummachik for a bit. Hey, I had a great imagination at 14!
Personal Blog’s & Social Network’s: is my lifesaver. I’d never keep track of anything online otherwise.
(claimid has links to all Nikki’s blogs & social networks etc).
Current Employment: Seeking full-time work in the events industry, considering freelance events management. Casual blogger and editor for
Location/country: Brisbane, Australia.

What is your reason/motivation for blogging?

Fun, discussion, record-keeping (in the old days of pure journal writing). Learning too is a good motivation. I’m no code guru at all, so I like to mess around with web design on occasion, teach myself a few more HTML and CSS tid-bits.

What is it that you find yourself blogging about, mostly the same stuff or does it vary?