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Auckland Girl Geek Dinner: October 2014

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

The final Auckland Girl Geek Dinner of 2014 is on Wednesday 15 October 2014, and is presented in conjunction with our sponsors Microsoft NZCatalyst and Assurity!

Tickets $25 – open to both women & men



Victoria Crone | Xero

Victoria Crone is a highly collaborative Marketing and Sales Executive, with extensive experience in the communications sector. Her experience spans from start-ups to mature products. Victoria joined Xero earlier this year as Managing Director NZ after 18 years with Telecom and Chorus – most recently as Chorus General Manager, Marketing and Sales. Victoria is a tech enthusiast, Mum and wanna be long distance sports freak. She is a passionate Kiwi and and a member of NZ Global Women.


Kelly Ann McKercher | OptimalExperience

Kelly Ann is a user research and design specialist at leading user experience consultancy Optimal Experience. In addition to her design consulting work, she is the chapter host of Ladies that UX Auckland. With her roots in design innovation and cultural anthropology, Kelly Ann is a passionate advocate of co-creation, critical design thinking and helping organisations to help themselves through building their internal service design capabilities. She is passionate about transforming the quality and value of both public and private services. Kelly Ann an avid yogi and yoga teacher, enjoys miniature dachshunds and black coffee.


Katrina Clokie | Assurity NZ

Katrina is an active contributor to the New Zealand software testing community. She is a co-founder and organiser of WeTest Workshops, a Wellington MeetUp for software testers. As the Editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, she co-ordinates writers and publishes articles from testers across Australia and New Zealand; she has spoken in New York, Sydney, and all around New Zealand, at various conferences. In Katrina’s spare time, she writes a testing blog. Katrina works for Assurity in Wellington as the Practice Lead for Lean Testing, a trainer for two testing courses, and facilitator of the graduate programme.


Jodi Mitchell | Simpl

Jodi is a motivated and experienced leader, with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. A major passion of Jodi’s is apparent in SimplHealth’s history of successfully delivering IT solutions for the health sector, making a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders.

Earlier Event: July 9
Auckland Girl Geek Dinner: July 2014
Later Event: February 25
Refactor: February 2015