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Kindle FireGreetings!

We've got some great opportunities, events, workshops and more next week!

Take a look at the Etsy Women Hacker Grants where you or some young female programmer you know could be the recipient of not only a free 3 month Hacker School workshop intensive, but also a scholarship from Etsy to help you out while you are there. Read more about this in our blog post today and apply. This is a pretty awesome opportunity Hacker School sent us and we want to get the word out for any of you looking for a career as a code toad!

New additions to workshops in April include Learning the Kindle Fire, as well as some of your favorites from the Tech Conference such as; Social Media Marketing, iPad, WordPress, Writing for the Web, SEO, Facebook for Businesses, Email Marketing, Google Analytics, Mac and PC Maintenance and More!  
In May, look for workshops in, CMS, Photoshop/InDesign, UX Design, Entrepreneurial Tools, Mobile Apps, iPhoto, Video and more!

In addition to our workshops, don't forget our Geek Girl for Hire program where we come to YOU or your company, our One-on-One Consulting time for those who want alone time for learning, and many other opportunities for learning. Hire our famous Help Desk for your next business event, annual dinner, conference or trade show. We've got mad skillz...and all the answers!

See you at a workshop or event soon!

The Geek Girls 

April Workshops at Geek Girl ETCs




One-On-One Office Hours for next week in our Falmouth office are Tuesday 9-3pm and Friday 9-1pm - email or call us now to set an appointment for a One-on-One!


Just some of the workshops this month...  


4/17    6:00-7:30pm    Marketing Strategies Using Social Media


4/18   11-12:30pm      Writing for the Web


4/18   1:00-2:30pm     SEO: How to Get More Hits to your Website


4/18   2:30-4:00pm     Google Analytics


4/24   10:00-11:30am  PC Basics


4/24   11:30-1:00pm    PC TuneUp: Maintenance and Troubleshooting your PC


4/24    2:00-3:30pm     Microsoft Excel for Beginners


4/25    4:00-5:30pm     Facebook for Business Professionals


4/25    6-7:30pm          Organize and Sync Information on Apple Devices with iCloud and More


And more! 



Falmouth Chamber logo  

All Falmouth workshops held at:  

Geek Girl ETC - Falmouth 

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Training Room - 2nd Floor
20 Academy Lane (off Main Street)
Falmouth, MA  02540

ph: 508.564.5676  



Just some of the workshops this month...





4/19    11-12:30pm       Learning HTML and CSS for the Beginner


4/19    1-2:30pm           Intro to WordPress and Learning the Dashboard


4/19    2:30-4:00pm      WordPress: Learning about Plugins, Themes & Widgets


4/24    11-12:30pm       Learning HTML and CSS for the Beginner


4/24    1-2:30pm           Intro to WordPress and Learning the Dashboard


4/24    2:30-4:00pm      WordPress: Learning about Plugins, Themes & Widgets


4/26   10:00-11:30am   PC Basics


4/26   11:30-1:00pm     PC TuneUp: Maintenance and Troubleshooting your PC

4/26    1:30-3:30pm      Learning the Kindle Fire



And more!



Mid Cape Home Center All Hyannis workshops held at:  

Geek Girl ETC - Hyannis 

Mid-Cape Home Center
Training Room
1520 Iyannough Road - Route 132, just off Exit 6 on Route 6
Hyannis, MA 02601

ph: 508.957.2979  




The entire schedule for April is here and we are adding workshops daily!




Who wants to go to Hacker School? Introducing Etsy Women Hacker Grants
Geek Girl has been asked by the powers that be from Hacker School in NYC to get the word out about this incredible opportunity for some talented ladies who are looking for a life of being a, well programmer...

We are helping Hacker School get the word out about their $50,000 worth of scholarships for female programmers provided by Etsy. Yes, Etsy. Mighty gracious of them indeed!

If you are unfamiliar,  Hacker School is a free 3 month intensive workshop in NYC for programmers to get better. Although it is free, living in NYC and not working for 3 months isn't. So that's where the scholarships come into play. The summer session runs from June 4th to August 25th and the application deadline is May 7th.

Read more on our blog post or apply below.


More information can be found here:  APPLY HERE

Investing in Women: Increasing Opportunities for Funding Women - WITI San Diego

Female Founders - Get Inspired!


In 2011, there was an estimated 8.1 million women-owned businesses generating $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.7 million people. Still, venture backed women-led companies represent less than 10% of venture funding.

WITI -San Diego is presenting this forum and you should be there!

This event will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at:

Knobbe & Martens -- daVinci Auditorium
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, California 92130

Only $25 for WITI members, $50 for guests

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This forum gathers a panel of investors to discuss the start-up funding gap, why it exists and why it must change. The panel will also provide perspective on the unique benefits and competitive advantages that women-led businesses possess and why there is an increased interest in investing in female entrepreneurs.

The panel includes:
Pemo Theodore, Founder EZebis
Monica Dodi, Managing Partner Women Venture Capital Fund
Mark Suster, General Partner GRP Partners
Barbara Bry, COO Blackbird Ventures
Amy Errett, Partner Maveron LLC


Lean Startup Machine San Diego
Lean Startup Machine

Who wants to get LEAN?

Your startup will probably fail. What about learning to build what your customers actually want?

Lean Startup Machine is bringing their 3 day intensive hands on workshop over to the San Diego area! (4/20-4/22) 


Lean Startup Machine is an intensive workshop where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build what their customers want. Over the course of the weekend you will do the following...
  • Ideate a startup or work on the one you have now
  • Practice Customer Discovery
  • Research your Target Market
  • Practice Customer Development
  • Test your Assumptions in Iterations
  • Understand your Business Model
  • Iterate and Pivot (when necessary)
  • Build something you can Launch
  • Present your Validated Learnings
Learn Strategies used by:

Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Etsy, Dropbox, Groupon, Heroku, Turntable

 Lean Startup Machine is a metrics-driven startup competition where teams learn to identify the key risks in their business model through hands-on mentorship and our framework of tools.

It will change the way you view startups forever - for the better.

They focus on innovators using Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service. Think you've got the next big idea? Come test it out at their workshop as you & your team hit the streets talking directly to YOUR future customers!

PLUS you get to meet other innovators in your area, you'll get direct interaction with your favorite mentors & speakers, & you can finally say you're a LEAN STARTUP MACHINE ALUM.

This one is in San Diego this weekend, but they have them all over the country.

Sign up here and save 25% this week, simply by entering: PSLSMSD

Check the Lean Startup website for a weekend event near where you live!