The Geek Gurl Diaries

Getting girls into Computer Science, IT, Technology and Science

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This project received pledges on Fri 26 Oct 2012
6 years, 11 months ago

Wow... we only did it!

My huge thanks goes to Alex Bradbury, Rob Bishop and I suspect Liz Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation for tweeting about my little project. Also Jonathan May and everyone at Sponsorcraft for actively campaigning for me by sharing on facebook and twitter. Thanks to Paul Hallett for his encouragement and support in the early sponsorcraft days.

Thanks to everyone who has offered their support, cash, and friendly comments, it is most appreciated, you are ALL in my geek gurl massive.

I'm going to make a video of all the equipment and software I buy to improve this project, so keep an eye out on the YouTube Channel by subscribing.

It's not over yet! There are still three days...

6 years, 11 months ago

Hey you! Yes you.... person who wants to help change the way computer science, engineering, and technology is perceived by teenagers and in particular by girls. Thank you for investing your time (by reading this, or watching the videos) your money (if you have already donated), and your support (through tweeting, retweeting, sharing and emailing).  As it stands, I'm just over 60% funded. With 5 days left to raise the remaining £200 it might be a little tight, but I think we can do it.

I think it’s important to stress that this is a not for profit project that so far I’ve funded myself, buying hardware, software and anything else I’ve needed along the way. I’m hoping this project will give teenagers an opportunity that I never had, to have first hand access to content that will inspire them to have an interest in subject areas they may have dismissed before.

This funding will allow me to purchase hardware and video editing software to improve the quality of the videos that I am producing for the youtube channel, as the more professional the content is the more it will draw in the intended target audience of teenagers.

I’ve been busy creating ‘how to’ style videos on building computers, using a Raspberry Pi for the first time and creating vector graphics using open source software. I’ve continued to interview women working in tech and have an exciting opportunity to interview Maggie Philbin and a Google Android Developer in the next few months. I have also begun a series of monthly ‘On Air’ discussions with female computer science graduates and friends. The Geek Gurl Diaries Facebook page is also up and running with members of the target demographic joining daily which spurs me to create more great video content.

Please help me to continue to create videos to help highlight everything that is great about these subjects.

Please help me reach the £500 total this week by donating, asking a friend to donate, or asking a company to donate.

Thank you for your support,

Carrie Anne Philbin
@MissPhilbin
@GeekGurlDiaries

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For this epic donation, you will know that you have played a role in helping inspire teenage girls to have another look at IT/CS as a career option. For which, I can not thank you enough! I'll be sending you flowers and chocolates and stickers and mugs and t-shirts and pieces of paper, shaped like hearts.

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