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Please join ReadCube, Digital Science and Boston Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday 20th November at ReadCube’s offices in Cambridge, MA for a fun night of learning, networking, eating and drinking! You’ll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly!

Expect a fun time with like-minded ladies. We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets are $8 and available to buy here.

Please note that this is a women-only event that is welcoming and respectful of trans women. We’ll be talking about all issues related to lady geekdom!

SPEAKERS

Dr. Judith Donath, Faculty Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and author of The Social Machine.

Judith Donath is a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, and the founder of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. She has written papers on various aspects of the Internet and its social impact, such as Internet society and community, interfaces, virtual identity issues, and other forms of collaboration that have become manifest with the advent of connected computing. She is also the author of The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online.

Judith combines concepts from evolutionary biology, architecture, ethnography, cognitive science, and various other disciplines, to develop methodologies for optimizing the design of mediated virtual cities on the internet and online virtual identities. She is a pioneer of online social media applications, including the first postcard application and the first interactive art show competition. Her work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries and recently at the MIT Museum as a major exhibit. Follow Judith on Twitter.

Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director AddGene.

Dr. Kamens received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard Medical School then spent 15 years at BASF/Abbott, ultimately serving as Group Leader in Molecular Biology. In 2007 she joined RXi Pharmaceuticals as Senior Director of Research Collaborations. In 2011, Dr. Kamens became the Executive Director of Addgene, a mission driven, nonprofit dedicated to helping scientists around the world share plasmid reagents.

Dr. Kamens has been raising awareness of women scientists since 1998 upon realizing that an entire week had gone by at work and not one other woman had been at any meeting she attended. Dr. Kamens founded the current Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science and was Director of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Boston Group Mentoring Program for 3 years. In 2010, Dr. Kamens received the Catalyst Award from the Science Club for Girls and is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Science.

In 2013 she was recognized as a PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring People. Follow Joanne on Twitter.