Posts Tagged ‘hacking’

Upcoming event: Hacking is a mindset, not a skillset.


The idea of hacking has a very specific — and wrong — definition in present culture. Born at MIT, hacking was originally a mindset shared by an intellectual community to infuse creativity and an element of fun into their lives. Somewhere along the way, this message got lost.

For Girl Geek Dinner Ottawa’s next event, Tanya Snook (a.k.a. spydergrrl) will teach us the core tenets of hacking and how it can be applied to non-hacking uses. Whether you’re a developer, a designer, a project manager or even an accountant, spydergrrl will seek to either convince you that you’ve been hacking all along or that you really should be adopting a hacking mindset.

Bringing 5 principles of hacking and a ton of real-world examples, we will explore when and how you can hack challenges and opportunities to infuse some creativity and fun both at home and at work.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Lunenburg (14 Waller St. – downtown)


5:30 – Doors open

6 – 6:30 – Introduction and food order

6:30 – 7 – Speaker presentation

7 – 7:20 – Q’s & A’s

7:20 –  7:30 – Closing remarks and announcements




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