Posts Tagged ‘@geekgirls’

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Is a Tweep a Real Friend?

07 · 04 · 09

by @geekgirls

I often find myself defending using the word friend when referring to a twitter user. I converse with many of the same people online everyday and hadn’t realize that I replaced the word tweep with friend some time ago.

I began to question whether or not these twitterers could in fact be considered my friends or if I was taking this internet social platform too seriously. So, like any good geek girl, I decided to analyze the meaning of the word friend. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Interview: Selene Bowlby of iDesign Studios

06 · 22 · 09


by @geekgirls

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Geek Girls Network: When did you first become interested in Web Site Design?

Selene Bowlby: I was first introduced to the internet back in high school, where all I had access to were text-based freenets and bulletinselenebowlby board services. It wasn’t long before I created my first (terribly designed) web site which was hosted in the Geocities Paris and Soho neighborhoods.

Although I majored in graphic design in college, at this point the internet was nothing more than a hobby for me. My career goal at that time was creating designs for print, such as advertisements, corporate identity, brochures, etc.

As I dabbled more in the emerging technology of the internet, my interest in the web grew tremendously. By the time I graduated, I was 100% positive that I wanted to focus on web site design and development.

GGN: What has been your favorite / most memorable project that you have worked on? Read the rest of this entry ?

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Dead Future “How I Became a Zombie”

06 · 20 · 09

by @geekgirls

The Grim Crew brings about their own flavor of sequential storytelling, short stories and more. Raised by stories of mythology, fairy tales, and bad horror movies from the 80s, they plan to bring their unique twist to the world.

Their group on Project Fanboy recently held a contest, “How I Became a Zombie”. The contest asked just this question. Participants were asked to write about how they theoretically became a zombie at the start of the Zombiocalypse. My entry won runner up and as a prize, my likeness will be drawn in the upcoming book “Dead Future“!! Read the rest of this entry ?

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10 Secret Sites for Web Designers

06 · 20 · 09

By @geekgirls

Well, they might not be secrets exactly, but no one told me which sites could help and why when I started out in the web design field. And there are so many online resources to help, after your website is up and running. Here’s what I use on a regular basis and why: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Interview: Bridget Cline of FAVE

06 · 11 · 09

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Geek Girls Network: Tell me about receiving the AV Woman of the Year Award. Has receiving this award helped your bridgetclinebusiness or FAVE?

Bridget Cline: Winning the inaugural Women in AV award was huge for me!  Although I joked that it was a “one horse race”, there are so many incredibly talented women in our field, and I was shocked to find-out that I had won!  My assistant and mentee Kristen Jeffries nominated me, based on the criteria of professional achievement in the AV field as well as a commitment to helping other women succeed in our industry. 

I’m not sure if this has helped my company grow (I think my current clients already know they’re with the best *grin*), but it has certainly helped give FAVE more credibility and press.  That’s my passion, and it was just perfect timing – total synchronicity! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Interview: Christine King of SMSC

06 · 09 · 09

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During my sister’s college graduation this summer, I had the pleasure of listening to one of the most inspiring commenceChris_King_Photoment speeches.
Christine King, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMSC, a global supplier of semiconductor solutions, spoke about what an education means to her and how she succeeded in the field of technology.

Unlike most speeches I’ve heard given by successful individuals, King offered an honest and vulnerable story about her personal struggles which lead to her determination to receive an education. She did not have the support that so many of us take for granted and refused to become devoured by self-pity. King did not wait for opportunity to knock; she walked right up to its door and said “Let me in!”

Her story and words of wisdom have truly impacted my life and I felt it was imperative that I relay her message to everyone. Christine King graciously accepted my interview request and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share a glimpse of this truly remarkable geek girl! Read the rest of this entry ?