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Adriana Gascoigne, founder of Girls In Tech quick interview at LAUNCH

I caught up with Adriana Gascoigne, the founder of Girls in Tech, at the LAUNCH conference in San Francisco.

Adriana has a great story about her reasons behind starting Girls in Tech.  Several years ago she was the only female employee in a startup with 50 employees and decided "that was a problem."

She created Girls in Tech in 2007, a "social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology."  The organization now has 57 chapters worldwide (including NYC, China, and Paris) and has had heavyweight speakers like Twitter CEO Evan Williams at Kicklabs last Sept, and an upcoming session with Dennis Crowley of Foursquare in April.  I asked her why she named it "Girls" vs. "Women" in Tech and she said it was because "it's more fun" and lighthearted.  The good news for men:  Yes, you are allowed to attend.

Here's the quick 5 minute interview with Adriana:

I caught up with Adriana Gascoigne, the founder of Girls in Tech, at the LAUNCH conference in San Francisco. Adriana has a great story about her reasons behind starting Girls in Tech.  Several years ago she was the only female employee in a startup with 50 employees and decided "that was a problem." She created Girls in Tech in 2007, a "social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology."  The organization now has 57 chapters worldwide (including NYC, China, and Paris) and has had heavyweight speakers like Twitter CEO Evan Williams at Kicklabs last Sept, and an upcoming session with Dennis Crowley of Foursquare in April.  I asked her why she named it "Girls" vs. "Women" in Tech and she said it was because "it's more fun" and lighthearted.  The good news for men:  Yes, you are allowed to attend. Here's the quick 5 minute interview with Adriana:

Pictures From Afghanistan

On Tynan

I'm in Austin, ostensibly for SXSW, but in reality I've spent most of my time at my friend's house, or at Casa, plugging away at my YC demo. The deadline is this Sunday and there's a lot to be done before I'll feel confident submitting.

So that's why I haven't posted yet this week. I intended to post a video of the talk Jason and I gave, but my camera ran out of batteries early into the talk, so I have no video.

My brother, who I wrote about last year, has been in Afghanistan. He's a soldier in the army. Besides shooting with his gun, he's also been shooting with a camera he brought with him. He posts photos to Facebook on a regular basis, and some of those photos have been really fascinating to look at. With his permission, I've reposted some of them here for you to see:

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