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Auckland Girl Geek Dinner: July 2013

  • Toto's Montecristo Room 53 Nelson St Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

We’re really excited to announce the second Auckland Girl Geek Dinner for 2013, brought to you in conjunction with our Gold sponsor InternetNZ and Bronze sponsors Catalyst and Xero!

Tickets $20 – open to both women & men



There will be three short talks on the night across three broad areas.

Shona Grundy | Trigger Happy

Shona (@shonagrundy), CEO and Co-Founder of Trigger Happy, has been the driving force behind the growth and strategic implementation of Trigger Happy’s first of its kind iPad platform, Toon Hero. Trigger Happy won Company of the Year, Pre Commercialisation at the recent NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Shona has experience in the music and animation television industry as well as being Executive Chair of the Auckland Screen and Digital Content Leadership group in 2011/2012. In 2009, she was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot NZ Business Woman of the Year and for the Women in Film and Television Entrepreneur of the Year. Shona is a self-confessed ‘victim of pop culture’ and loves anything to do with music, fashion and entertainment.


Courtney Johnston | The Dowse Art Museum

Courtney (@auchmill) has been Director of The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt since late 2012. Prior to this she was General Manager of Wellington web company Boost New Media for two years. The first gallery director in Australasia to come from a web background, she has both an MA in Art History and her Scrum Master certification.


Dr Michelle Dickinson | University of Auckland

Michelle (@medickinson) is a passionate researcher in nanotechnology who runs her own lab at the University of Auckland. She is a firm believer in sustainability, breaking stereotypes and following her dreams by being a passionate geek who hopes to inspire others through her contagious excitement.

Earlier Event: March 26
Auckland Girl Geek Dinner: March 2013
Later Event: October 15
Auckland Girl Geek Dinner: October 2013