You are invited to the 2014 January Girl Geek Dinner

You are kindly invited to the January Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town event of 2014. The theme of this dinner is “Business Intelligence from an IT Perspective.”

We would like to extend this invitation to students on all levels. Please pass this along to any girls studying anything technology or business related. We are working towards getting their tickets sponsored as well.

Event Details

Date and time: Wednesday29th January | 18h30 for 19h00.

VenueThe Peninsular All-Suite Hotel, Faces Lounge, 313 Beach Road, Sea Point

Guest Speaker:  Sarah-Marie Nothling (Software Developer, Open Box Software)

Cost: R195 for a 3 course dinner, welcome drinks and a goodie bag.

Guest Speaker

Sarah-Marie NothlingSarah-Marie Nöthling is an Analyst Developer at Open Box Software, Cape Town, specializing in building custom Business Intelligence solutions for clients. Sarah-Marie originally hails from Pretoria where she completed her BIS Multimedia degree followed by a BSc Computer Science (Hons) at the University of Pretoria. After lecturing briefly, she decided to become a resident of our beautiful Mother City in 2010, where she progressed from .NET development into more data-centric roles.

What will Sarah be talking about?

Sarah will be discussing business intelligence at the upcoming dinner.Businesses understand the importance of investing in operational IT requirements, but they soon reach a point of maturity where gaining insight into the health of a business is difficult, and making informed strategic decisions become imperative to its survival. Sarah-Marie will provide an overview of business solutions, as well as the process of developing a data management and insight management solutions. She will also share a few practical examples of how interactive reporting dashboards and visualisation tools empower users to gain insight into their business.


One of primary focus  for 2013 was to encourage more girls to take in an interest in technology. The first step in doing this was to invite students from all levels to join the Girl Geek Dinners. So far we have had students from over 5 different institutions join us and we would like to see this grow in 2014. Our primary sponsor, eMagination Info Solutions, sponsors a few tickets every dinner for students to attend. This month we have a quite few more students attending and would like to call upon your support for any amount you are happy to contribute. Thank you.

The Venue

unnamedThe Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, with its matchless style and subtle elegance, is the ultimate in understated Cape hospitality. Ideally situated on Cape Town’s Platinum Mile, internationally acclaimed, The Peninsula is home to discerning visitors from around the globe.


Please RSVP here. If you need to get in touch with the event organisers,
please e-mail us.
Due to the limited number of seats available, we would like you to note that only proof of payment secures your seat.


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