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Mary is a Sydneysider, a mother, a feminist activist for women in tech, and an erstwhile computer scientist. She co-founded a women-in-tech non-profit, the Ada Initiative, where she presently works. Mary also writes for Geek Feminism, and, when there's no other suitable venue, for her own blog puzzling.org.

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  1. mimbles
    mimbles at |

    A perfect plan if I ever saw one! (What do you mean there needs to be more at step 2?!)

    I’d love to come :-) The 22nd/23rd is free so far, but my 8 year old has Band Camp the following weekend and I believe us parent types are needed to do supervision and concert audience duties at various times over the weekend so I’m pretty sure Sunday 30th is out and the 29th is uncertain.

  2. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    at the moment, any of those dates work for me.

  3. Zebee
    Zebee at |

    They all work for me too.

  4. hellonhaiylegs
    hellonhaiylegs at |

    I’ll be in Aus and fairly recovered from jetlag on the 29th/ 30th, so if it happens then I’ll definitely try and get there.

  5. kayloulee
    kayloulee at |

    I would love to come! I definitely can’t make the 23rd and probably not the 22nd because I’m in a choir (USyd Musical Society) and our big semester 1 concerts are that weekend. The next weekend is just fine though!

  6. Eddy
    Eddy at |

    I’d like to come! All of those dates are also fine for me right now.

  7. Aphie
    Aphie at |

    I’d love to bring the Tiny Tyrant up (and maybe a Wicked Fairy, if he can be convinced). Tyrant’s birthday is the 16th though, so I’m anticipating family and friendly antics on the weekends either side, and Saturdays tend to be booked up, so the 30th would be nicer for me.

  8. Chally
    Chally at |

    Um, that’s gonna be a busy time for me, so don’t feel you have to take me into account when planning or anything. I could perhaps make the 23rd.

  9. Beppie
    Beppie at |

    Any of those dates are good for me.

  10. Jo Tamar
    Jo Tamar at |

    I’d love to come! Thanks for organising something :)

    I’m out of town 22/23 May. 29/30 May would both be grand, with a preference for 30 May.

  11. Trix
    Trix at |

    Via geekfeminism: I’d be coming up from Canberra, so as long as there is plenty of notice (I do on-call work), then any of those dates would suit. Also happy to give other Canberrans a lift if they have no convenient transport.

  12. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    Hiya Trix!

    just jumping on the back of your comment to give a friendly wave to everyone coming over from geekfeminism: I’m looking forward to meeting those of you planning to come along!

  13. mimbles
    mimbles at |

    Oh, I don’t know, I may still be able to stop by briefly. I’ll certainly be keeping this in mind when it comes to volunteering for band camp duties.
    *practices saying “no”* ;-)

  14. Chally
    Chally at |

    Oh, no! Never mind, Mary, and thank you. I hope you all have fun!

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