Girl Geek Dinner

I went to my first Girl Geek Dinner last week at the Intel Museum, and it was loads of fun.

I enjoyed the chance to play with some of the new laptops that use Intel chips.  They were showing off all the laptop-tablet crossovers, including models with sliding screens and the flip-screen.  These mostly felt too clunky to me, with the exception of the Sony.  The Sony Vaio was starting to be lightweight enough to feel like a tablet rather than a laptop.  This was also my first time playing with Windows 8, which I didn’t find immediately intuitive.

The speakers talked a lot about how they became leaders at Intel.  It was inspirational, and a few points have really stuck.

  • It is okay to make mistakes.  You do not need to be perfect all the time.
  • Stress is good – it is your body preparing for the next big thing.
  • The career ladder is not a ladder.  It is okay to make lateral moves, and to end up somewhere you never imagined.

And, I got to try a locked down Google Glass.  As my friend said:  “True nerd happiness.”

Google Glass

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