Queer Geeks is a social and support group for self-identified queer geeks and those who support them. Our mission is to provide a supporting safe space for those whose method of self-expression may be non-existent or considered obscure, extreme, nonsensical, mathematical, anti-social, or otherwise conflicting with mainstream or popular queerdom. We aim to make our people visible.
Upcoming meetings: Queek geeks meets on the 2nd and 4th thursdays of the month from 8-9:30PM at the Cantú GLBTI Center. Geeky? Queer? Queer Geeks is a social and support group for self-identified queer geeks and those who support them. Our mission is to provide a supporting safe space for those whose method of self-expression may be nonexistent or considered obscure, extreme, nonsensical, mathematical, anti-social, or otherwise conflicting with mainstream or popular queerdom. We aim to make our people visible. The Cantú GLBTI Center is located just down the hill from Crown and Merill Colleges, next door to KZSC. Call 831-459-2468 if you have questions. We'd like to make Queer Geeks accessible to people with disabilities. Please let us know if you need any sort of accomodations.
Queer Geeks meets in the lovely Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center on the beautiful UCSC Campus. All meetings are informal. Snacks are sometimes provided, but feel free to bring enough food to feed a pack of hungry queers.
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"geeks are boring losers who sit in front of their computers all day."
"geeks have no interests other than computers."
"a geek, by definition, is a computer nerd."
Past Flyers and Events
Occasionally Queer Geeks will host guest speakers. In the past, we've welcomed Eric Allman (author of Sendmail), Kirk McKusick (of BSD fame), and representatives from IBM. If you have any suggestions or ideas for events, please let us know!
Resources for Queer Geeks
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Queer Geeks in History
Read about the first queergeek[compsci] considered to be the founder of computer science in Andrew Hodge's book "Alan Turing: the Enigma".
Besides the whole universal turing machine bit, he also: did work on one of the first computers, served as a cryptanalyst in WorldWar[v2.0], worked out a theory explaining how an initially uniform entity is able to differentiate parts of itself after cell division, as well as generating quite a fuss over who he was sleeping with.
You may also be interested in reading A Dozen Queer Geeks.