Please join OKCupid and She+ Geeks Out at their beautiful offices in NYC for a fun night of learning, networking, eating and drinking! You’ll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly! This event is open to all genders Agenda 6pm-7pm: Registration, networking, eating, drinking 7pm-8pm: Super fun content & raffle prizes! 8pm-9pm: More networking! Content We are thrilled to have two incredible speakers at the event! Mandy Statdmiller – Author, UnwifeableMandy is a columnist and comedian who has written for New York magazine, the New York Post, the Washington Post, TimeOut, Maxim, Penthouse, and many more. As editor-at-large of xoJane, she was responsible for many of the most popular articles of all time on the site, including Belle Knox, Charlotte Laws, and Stephanie Cegielski. Her new book, Unwifeable is the “riveting” (Cheryl Strayed), “inspirational” (Issa Rae), “hilarious” (Candace Bushnell) debut memoir from notorious dating columnist Mandy Stadtmiller that is destined to “blow you away” (Colin Quinn). Critics call it “phenomenal” (Cat Marnell), “unflinching” (Elle), “brilliant” (BBC), “outrageously entertaining” (Booklist) and “a must-read” (BuzzFeed). Lindsay Ferris, UX Researcher, OKCupidLindsay is a qualitative researcher and technologist who believes in the power of “thick data.” Lindsay delivers research projects from inception, to strategy and design recommendations for a wide range of organizations, from technology companies and non-profits, to government entities. Lindsay also consults organizations on their human-centered design strategy. Lindsay’s primary research interests include mobile/online dating apps, gender, LGBTQ+ communities and sexuality online. A little more about Galentine’s… Created by the lovely Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, she created it to honor her BFF, Ann. And it became a movement, a celebration of love of friends and love of self. You can read more about it over here! FAQs Can I get a refund? Yes, up to one week prior to the event! This helps us better manage our waitlist. We are not able to accommodate last minute cancelations since they are tricky from an administrative standpoint. Request a refund here up to one week prior to the event! When should I arrive? Our event starts at 6 PM. Please try not to come by before then– while we love to see your friendly faces, we need that time to set up and get everything ready before things get going. You’ll just be sitting around awkwardly otherwise and that’s no fun for anyone. What if the event is sold out or ticket sales have ended, can I just show up at the door? Unfortunately not! If we’re sold out that means we are really sold out! You can certainly add yourself to the waitlist, but if you haven’t received an actual ticket from Eventbrite for this event, we won’t be able to let you in the door. If you’re seeing ticket sales have ended (which is the day before the event), we’ve had to stop selling tickets in order to ensure we’ve got the food ordered properly and nametags set! Can I transfer my ticket? We currently do not accept ticket transfers, so if you know you can’t go, please update your ticket information by editing it via the link provided to you in your Eventbrite email. What do I need to bring to an event? Other than your smiles? You should bring a form of ID. You won’t need to print out the PDF of the ticket, though– we will look you up when you arrive using all the digital things. How do I know if I qualify as a geek? What can I expect? Take a look at our FAQs on the website! Where can I park? All of our events are T-accessible, but we understand that sometimes you have to park. If you do, we recommend you use the BestParking website. Do you have food that’s gluten free/vegetarian/vegan? We do request that our sponsors include these options, but we are ultimately beholden to what they order. Most of the time these options are provided! Thanks to OKCupid for sponsoring!
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