GeekGirlConnections is a program dedicated to providing career mentorship and networking opportunities for women and girls. The Connections program aims to help connect women with professionals in their desired career fields, as well as encourage women and girls to pursue their passions, develop leadership skills, and enter careers where women are currently underrepresented.
All Connections tables are located in the exhibitor hall on the 4th floor.
ACLU of Washington
ACLU of Washington takes on major law reform through litigation and legislative action. We provide assistance and advocacy for individuals and community groups. We lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. We offer speakers, pamphlets, and education materials to schools and community groups throughout the state.
All Cycles is a grassroots outreach project for Seattle community members to bring menstrual supplies to folks in need. We gather anonymous donations of pads, tampons, wet wipes, and underwear of various sizes and styles for homeless or income-insecure people in Seattle who have cycles, of all or no genders.
Big-Brained Superheroes Club
The Big-Brained Superheroes Club (The BBSC) at Yesler Community Center is on a mission to tap into the hidden strengths that all young people have through the interdisciplinary exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). We’re exercising our real-life superpowers (such as our Leadership, Teamwork, and Sense of Adventure) to build a kinder, nerdier, more imaginative world.
ChickTech is a non-profit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. ChickTech facilitates hands-on, technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
CBLDF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.
Emerald City Admirals Quidditch
Mixed-gender, cardio-intense, full contact…Harry Potter? Quidditch has grown from fantasy fulfillment into a real-life competitive sport. Incorporating game mechanics from sports like rugby, lacrosse, softball, soccer, and more, this sport has a quick learning curve and an even quicker hook. The Emerald City Admirals are Seattle’s premiere adult community team, incorporating community and sportsmanship into an inclusive, welcoming, and safe community. We want you, whether you’re an agile Harry Potter fan, or looking for an LGBTQ*-friendly way to stay active.
Extra Life is a part of Children’s Miracle Network. We are a nation-wide group of gamers that use our passion for gaming to help heal sick kids. The Seattle guild represents Seattle Children’s Hospital and raises money for the hospital’s highest needs.
Feminist Frequency is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. The video series was created by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 and largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy and pro- vide resources for media makers to improve their works of fiction. Feminist Frequency is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all videos are available on YouTube to watch for free. These educational videos are made possible by generous donations from viewers.
GCON was born after female gamers were barred from an all-male gaming convention in Saudi Arabia in 2011. In the gender-segregated society, GCON is a victory for Saudi women—who reflect an international gaming audience where nearly 50 percent are female. Aside from the joys of gaming, GCON encourages girls to aim for careers in science and computer programming.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
At Girl Scouts of Western Washington, our community is strong and our vision is clear: every girl in western Washington—regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or geographic location—is empowered to fulfill her potential and make the world a better place.
Kal Academy is committed to bringing marketable technical skills to women through our unique, effective, fast, affordable training and job placement services. We want to inspire women to break through the barriers that hold them back from pursuing technology careers. Our training programs are targeted toward women and minority groups.
Living Computer Museum
The Living Computer Museum, located in Seattle, is dedicated to preserving and displaying work- ing examples of computers that tell the story of our journey away from computing as a difficult and expensive undertaking toward the universal access to information technology we enjoy today. Although we have many stories associated with the history of our systems, we believe that the best way for people to fully understand computing systems is by experiencing them.
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people between ages 7 and 17. They learn to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games, and explore technology in an in- formal and creative environment. Attendees also meet like-minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology. Within the CoderDojo Movement the focus is on community, peer learning, youth mentoring, and self-led learning—emphasizing how coding is a force for change in the world.
The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club provides volunteer amateur radio communication services to government agencies and the general public in times of emergency as well as volunteer amateur radio communication services in support of charitable agencies.
Women Write About Comics
Women Write About Comics is an online magazine. Our beat is comics, creators, and geek culture from a feminist perspective, and we are committed to both intersectionality and internationality (our diverse staff and contributors hail from Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United States).