She’s Geeky conference takes aim at Silicon Valley’s male-skewed culture (San Jose Mercury)

She’s Geeky was a chance for these women to discuss the things they know that perhaps everybody doesn’t. The two-day conference may turn out to be a first step toward a permanent forum for women who are more than happy to identify as geeks.

The conference, which attracted about 200 women to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View Monday and today, is about business networking, hard-edged technical brainstorming and polishing individual business skills such as public speaking.

But because it’s an all-woman conference – the first of its kind in Silicon Valley, organizers said, for its wideranging focus on the challenges women face in the high technology workplace, its desire to let participants set the agenda, and its intent.

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