Thank you for your continued support throughout 2012. The Girl Geek Dinners have grown considerably since inception in 2010 and the experience has been amazing thus far.
So, it is with our greatest pleasure and honour to invite you to our celebratory end of year Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town event taking place on Wednesday 21st November 2012.
Date and time: Wednesday 21st November 2012 | 18h30 for 19h00
Venue: The Tudor Hotel, 153 Longmarket Street, Green Market Square, Cape Town
Guest Speaker: Mariska Du Preez, Marketing Engineer passionate about people, technology
Cost: R165 for a cocktail dinner, welcome drinks and a goodie bag. (Drinks for your own account).
Mariska Du Preez
Raised in a home where the pursuit of knowledge was encouraged and an entrepreneurial spirit fostered, Mariska spent her formative years teaching extra maths classes, managing bands and launching business ventures.
After obtaining her honours degree in marketing, business strategy and information management, she worked for a business engineering firm before starting her own strategic marketing consultancy. Academia beckoned again and Mariska joined the MIH Media Lab to do a Masters degree in Socio Informatics. She is busy finishing her thesis on mobile technology adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Passionate about people, technology and her continent, Mariska recently joined Africa's largest social network as Developer Relations Ninja.
Career and personal highlights include being selected as one of SA's Brightest Young Minds in 2010; co-curating TEDxStellenbosch from 2010 to 2012; doing social media and website editing for the Praekelt Foundation; founding Girl Geek Dinners Cape Town in 2011 and co-founding #hackSTB in 2012.
The Tudor Hotel is much more than just a place to stay – it’s an experience: Situated right in the heart of the city on historic Greenmarket Square, it is the oldest hotel in Cape Town. While ‘old’ adds atmosphere, it does not mean ‘old-fashioned’. When it comes to creature comforts, the recently refurbished Tudor Hotel is second to none. This combination of contemporary finishes and the historic face of the city makes for a stylish and refreshing hotel experience.