Wanted: San Diego Geek Girls

Do you love the ocean?

Long walks on the beach?

69 degree average temperature year round?

Fish tacos and Stone IPA?

Then you MUST be a San Diego Geek Girl! And we want you!

We just started a Meetup Group to find Geek Girls in the San Diego area who might be interested in being a part of future Geek Girl Boot Camps in the area, as well as the successful “Hire a Geek Girl” program.

If you are a programmer, designer, social media maven, Quickbooks queen, PC or Mac afficionado, foursquare junkie, code toad or IT rock star…then join our Meetup Page and suggest some topis to discuss, events to partake in and perhaps just an all-around networking meetup and get to know ya party.

And if you are interested in sponsoring any of our events, we would love to have you involved and come and speak to the group!

Join us today and get involved with helping others get empowered in tech!

P.S. Geek Guys are so invited.

Sparrow: Bringing FUN back to your email!


I simply love Sparrow Mail – the new Mail for Macs! And the first social email client. Just updated my latest 1.1 version on my iMac and MacBook Air and even used the Facebook integration. Also found some great Sparrow Mail tips for you if you really love it as much as I do!

The ease!

The efficiency!

The coolness factor!

Not to mention full IMAP support, a unified box, quick replies, multiple accounts, labels and now, Facebook profile pictures!

We have also included a great Cheat Sheet on this post.

There is a cost for Sparrow Mail, but if you are like me, the cost is minimal compared to watch you can do with your mail. Go to the Apple App Store and download Sparrow Mail now. Follow them also on Twitter and Facebook.

Do you use Sparrow Mail? Do you think you might try it? If so, let us know what you think!

Top 10 Reasons to go to Geek Girl Boot Camp…

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to go to Geek Girl Boot Camp on Saturday, March 19th from 8 am. to 6 p.m. at the Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable:

10.) Not a Geek? Not a problem. It’s meant for all types of computer users; newbies, the hesitant, the self-taught, hard-core geeks, and people just wanting to empower themselves with all things geeky. Knowledge is Good!

9.) Not a Girl? Not a problem. The demographics of Boot Camp range from our youngest at 10 to our oldest at 84. And guys are totally welcome!

8.) Open schedule. Go to any workshop you want (some may have max capacity, etc)

7.) Come with friend/fellow co-worker and divide and conquer on workshops and share. Make new friends. Then learn how to make friends online with Facebook and Twitter!

6.) Outstanding Value. 8 hours of computer instruction, demos, discussion and the famous Geek Girl Help Desk, for less than the cost of 1 hour with a computer tech. Bring a laptop and take advantage of the opportunity!

5.) It’s Local! Right in your own backyard! No need to travel to Boston or Silicon Valley to get the latest on technology. It’s so simple!

4.) You’ll have fun! End the day with a schwag bag full of goodies and a tshirt, mix and mingle with attendees and speakers at the cocktail party where oodles of giveaways will be handed out to winners. (And martinis.)

3.) The Essential Geek Girl Handbook. Containing Top Ten Lists for workshops, speaker bios, ads from sponsors, glossaries, resources and filled with your own notes, this full-color book will be your reference source long after Boot Camp is over.

2.) Demos. Check out computers, smart phones, tablets, video cameras, digital cameras and other consumer products before buying. Get information from the people who use the products every day.

And the #1 Reason to go to Geek Girl Camp….

1.) Just so you can shock your know-it-all teenagers, your impatient spouse or that know-it-all guy in your office and say, “No thanks, I don’t need you to fix my computer. I went to Geek Girl Camp and I can do it myself!” Priceless…

It’s not too late! Register NOW!

Just a Thought: Donate a Scholarship to a Student or Woman in Need! This is a wonderful way to “Pay it Forward” – You can stay anonymous or we can post your name on the website. Contact us for more information.

See you at Boot Camp!

The Geek Girls

How to Change Your Gmail Theme to Something…Less White

Hello there fellow Googlers and Gmail users!

Are you bored and sick of white? Well have no fear – the color fairy is here!

Did you know you change the color theme on your Gmail? To something…well…less white?

It’s so easy – here’s how:

Sign into your Gmail account.

It will appear white. Right?

Go to the top right where it says “Settings”. Click that.

In front of you will be all the Settings choices, go to the 2nd row left where it says, “Themes”.

Scroll through all the many Themes and choose one you like.

I chose Ninjas. Because they are just so darn cool.

So which one did you pick?

Have fun!