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One of the best things about going out on a speaking tour is meeting up with IT professionals across Canada and I was really pumped to discover that there was going to be a Winnipeg Girl Geek Dinner the same week that Damir and I would be there for Align IT. While the event got moved to the end of the week and I won’t be able to attend, I have been in touch with organizer, Trish Rempel and will be getting together with her earlier in the week for an alternate geeky girl dinner.

Now, I really like getting together with the guys, too, but I am wondering if there are other women in IT along my upcoming travel route who would be interested in connecting. Why? Well, it’s always fun to get together with like-minded people and there are few enough of us girls in the IT profession that it’s a bit special to meet up. I bet there would be ways we could help each other out in business or life. If nothing else, we’ll have made another connection in this crazy world.

I’d be up for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between. Heck, I’ll even buy (unless there are dozens of you!). Here’s my travel schedule:

Halifax Monday March 1 to Wednesday March 3
Winnipeg Monday March 8 to Wednesday March 10
Calgary Monday March 15 to Wednesday March 17
Vancouver Wednesday March 17 to Friday March 19
Ottawa Monday March 22 to Wednesday March 24
Montreal Wednesday March 24 to Friday March 26
Mississauga* Monday March 29 to Tuesday March 30
Markham* Tuesday March 30 to Wednesday March 31

Send me an email at ruth.morton@microsoft.com or contact me on Twitter (@ruthm). Really. I’m serious. I’m standing by. Waiting. Don’t leave me hanging!

* If you’re in the Toronto area, I’m in and out of there all the time, so we don’t have to wait until Align IT to meet up.

[This article also appears in IT Manager Connection]