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The Story of Robin Good - Girl Geek Dinner in Athens - Greece

Robin Good recently shared his story at a Girl Geek Dinner in Athens -

Robin_Good_GGD_Athens How did I start with my professional web publishing career? What was I doing before? How did I get to name myself Robin Good from Sharewood? What do I see in the future of those wanting to find a way to leverage the Internet to do and live off what they are really passionate about?

If you want to find out a bit more about my story as an online independent publisher, how I started and how converted my total resistance to advertising into a win-win partnership, my unrehearsed performance / presentation at the 6th Girls Geek Dinner in Athens, Greece, this past weekend, is definitely a good opportunity to know a bit more about how it all came to be.

Here's the entire video (29 mins) with a full English text transcription: – MasterNewMedia

I have watched the video and it was very interesting and really enjoyable!! I highly recommend taking the time to either read through the transcript or watch the video… he is quite funny so the video is more recommended.

You can read the transcript or watch the video at


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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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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?