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Well yesterday afternoon was full of fun sessions and I hosted a discussion group on how we could positively encourage more women to come along to events such as BarCamp.  The turn out hasn't been too bad here at barcamp but the male female percentage was still coniderably skewed to around 80/20 male/female. 

We didn't come up with any hard solutions but there was a lot of constructive discussion about how best to inform the ladies and girls about events.  It seems that either they are just not interested in the events, or they just don't hear about them... any feedback on what would make you as a woman (if you are female) come to developer events would be most useful for future events organisation.  The podcast for this session can be found here if you would like to find out what was discussed.... I take NO responsibility for the comments etc that were stated in this podcast!

Later in the evening after pizza and beer... NO comment on what group that choice was aimed at... ;) 

Then following on from food there was a choice of mashups and an odd little (BIG) game called Werewolf... now I don't exactly know how to explain the rules to the game but basically look at this site and you will find all the info about it.  It is hilarious and addictive... I am sure others have written more about the mysterys and addictions of this game.  I would however like to say I am NOT a WEREWOLF and have never been one! 

Posted on Sunday, September 3, 2006 8:08 AM | Back to top


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Don't trust her, these werewolves are adept at lying!
Left by Matthew on Sep 03, 2006 8:45 AM

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Kinda sorta sounds like fun. Fresh fruit salad, fresh chicken salad, fresh veg platter with a delicious dip, and of course, some Stormhoek wine (speak to Hugh)... Just a few suggestions for the next London BarCamp and the London Girls Geek Dinners. Also, thank you for making Podcast available.
Left by Sheamus on Sep 03, 2006 10:47 AM

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Anyway, she'll probably be a werewolf next time...
Left by James Aylett on Sep 03, 2006 12:13 PM

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Wow, Warren Zevon was right!

http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=x6kzcrjzmjv9f5vo70jmiaq&z=MP3&r=20.asx

"I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!"
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Sep 03, 2006 1:30 PM

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You still look shifty and I will still vote you as werewolf.
Left by Niraj Bhatt on Sep 04, 2006 2:18 PM

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Sarah you know were going to have to do a werewolf game at the next geekdinner or girlgeekdinner! Its a great to end a evening.

Did you find any cards by the way?
Left by Ian Forrester on Sep 04, 2006 7:54 PM

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lol... I did consider that but I think it would go on well beyond pub closing time... I've not found anywhere that I can buy the cards in the UK yet but if anyone does know where we can get them from or would like to send me some from the US then I would be ever greatful!
Left by Sarah on Sep 05, 2006 4:47 AM

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Of course, someone could just make some and print them on decent card…
Left by Steve Marshall on Sep 05, 2006 5:27 PM

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You can just use a pack of playing cards and agree that certain ones mean werewolf, and so on. Okay, so Simon's cards are really cute, but they're such a small part of the game it doesn't really matter.
Left by James Aylett on Sep 06, 2006 8:34 AM

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I ended up making some in the end to teach the guys from my office how to play whilst on our team building day today. We had a few hours whilst going over to the Isle of Wight and it went down really well. I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

I just wish I had the cute cards though... We will have to pester Simon to find out where he got them from! (other cards just aren't quite the same)
Left by Sarah on Sep 06, 2006 5:11 PM

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