Startup of the Month: MailBird with Andrea Loubier

2/4-2013

Mailbird Programming Ninjas

RT=♥ With the startup of the month we are starting a “Support a Sista” #ggmSAS hashtag, aiming to leverage the power of the international GeekGirlMeetup network. Nominate next months startup lady at nominate@geekgirlmeetup.com

Ohio born Filipino-American Andrea Loubier, @loubier, CTO of MailBird is launching a private beta of the desktop mail client Mailbird Tuesday next week. With a team of 10, developers, business people in a hot Bali Incubator, Andrea is looking forward to the launch.

Andrea, your the CEO of MailBird, thats pretty awesome! What are you up to theese days?
Right now I am leading a ridiculously awesome team that spans Europe, Asia, and America. Together we are creating MailBird an email app GetMailbird Startup of the month andrea
designed for Windows users. I live and work in Bali and love every minute of what I am doing. Today, I am networking like crazy reaching out to the people who care about online communication in our current world of IT overload. Everyday I am inspired by women who are also taking leading roles in the tech startup world, it is awesome. I enjoy life by the beach, surfing, eating great spicy food (I am the queen of spicy food!), and dancing a lot! What makes me excited most though is working with really talented people from all over the world that totally inspire me. I love being able to be the communicator, the glue that holds our team together, and most of all I love to make people laugh. Right I am facilitating Mailbird’s initiatives in our beta launch plan that has our bird (email w/ bird associations: Thunderbird, Sparrow, hehe) taking off on April 2nd. It is a big day! That is it. That is what I get pumped up to wake up to and what I go to bed dreaming about. So excited to have seen our app go from a mere and far away idea, to a really awesome tool that hundreds of Windows users are emailing with today, among a couple of thousand who are in line to get it April 2nd.

You have been called the Sparrow for Windows, thats very Flattering. Can you tell us about how MailBird came about?
During an entrepreneur getaway meetup in Bal, two of our hybrid OS co-founders (Michael & Michael), dynamically working on both Mac and PC really enjoyed their email experience with Sparrow on Mac. They couldn’t find that same experience for email on Windows. Realizing the underserved market of really great UI design on the Windows platform, and the roll out of Window 8′s modern design, a “magical mall application” was born. Mailbird. Sparrow was 10 years into development to get to where they are. We are just say of 1 year in, and Mailbird is already better. Our team rocks!

Whats in the future for MailBird, whats planned?
Release the beta April 2nd- watch that countdown on our website. Looking at it right now and getting more and more pumped up. 6 days 32 minutes and 16 seconds and counting down. Next will be not only continuing to optimize the app by direct feedback from our beta testers, but unravelling the next hot Mailbird features that take email management and hitting inbox 0 to the next level. We’re looking at a unified inbox to manage many different accounts and Wingman. Details and first hands on experience will be exclusive to beta testers. You’ll have to try it to get access! Who knows…we may consider dabbling on mobile platforms, since mobile has become a really great sidekick to native email applications.

Mailbird on Angelist, Crunchbase.

Share

Program for Geek Girl WordPress meetup

11/4-2011

Så er programmet for søndagens meetup på plads:

Sådan bliver du lyn-opgraderet til WordPress-ninja

Vi glæder os rigtig meget til endnu en dejlig Geek Girl-dag!

PS – Er du ny på WordPress, så gør disse forberedelser inden søndag:
Hent WordPress her (der er også link til den engelske, hvis du ikke vil have den på dansk)
Tag din kodemail fra dit webhotel med
Installer et FTP-program på forhånd (hvis ikke du har et), for eksempel Filezilla (gratis) …så slipper vi for at spilde tiden og evt. overbelaste det trådløse netværk alt for meget på dagen :)

Share

Geek Girl WordPress Meetup

6/4-2011

Vi holder Geek Girl WordPress meetup

Søndag, den 17. april 2011 kl. 11-17

Kulturanstalten, Lyrskovgade 4, 3. sal, 1758 København V

Der er WordPress meetup i København den 16. april, og det suppleres denne gang af Geek Girl WordPress meetup om søndagen. Husk, det er en rigtig god idé at deltage både lørdag og søndag!

Vi arbejder på højtryk for at få program og oplægsholdere på plads til søndagens program – der kommer flere oplysninger her på siden.

Har du idéer til emner, vil du gerne holde et oplæg eller er du bare glad for initiativet, så læg en kommentar her, og send gerne et link til dine WordPress-interesserede veninder.

Tilmeld dig her

Deltagerliste

Creuna og Kulturanstalten sponsorerer dagen, hvilket vi er meget taknemmelige for.

Share

Drupal Workshop

10/1-2011

Vi synes at Drupal7 skal fejres, og det gør vi ved at holde en Drupal Workshop for Geek Girls

Lørdag den 22. januar 2011 fra kl. 10-16
Berlingske Media, Pilestræde 34, København K

Det er gratis at deltage – arrangementet sponsoreres af Berlingske Media , NodeOne og Peytz.


Tilmelding til Drupal Workshop – Geek Girl Meetup CPH!

10-11 Morgenkaffe og geek girl meetup
11-12 Drupal & Open Source Communities, Amelia Berkeley & Isabell Schulz
12-13 Frokost
13-14 Udvikling for Drupal, Tine Sørensen
14-16 Webudvikling med Drupal, Nanna Thorhauge & Kaja Jacobsen

Vi glæder os til at se dig!

Deltagerlisten – Drupal Workshop – Geek Girl Meetup CPH

Share

Hvorfor GGM? Derfor!!

10/11-2010

I lørdags holdte vi Geek Girl Meetup i København for første gang. Det var fantastiske. Der var masser af snak og energi og idéer, der fyldte Iværksætterhuset på Nørrebro. Der kom nogle kommentarer hist og her, om det nu var virkelig nødvendigt at holde noget kun for kvinder, og skulle vi ikke mødes med mændende og glemme alt om kvindekamp osv?

Og så kom der en prisuddeling i dag.

New Media Days i København, styret af bl.a. den meget dygtige og kompetente Didde Elnif, uddelte de New Media Awards 2010. Det var “som en hyldest til enkeltpersoner, der har gjort et ekstraordinært arbejde for at styrke de nye medier i det danske mediebillede.” Der var 38 vinder af New Media Awards 2010. 4 af de 38 var kvinder.

Hvor var kvinderne? Ikke et ondt ord om vinderne. Men hvorfor er det, at de første navne folk tænker på når man siger, lad os give en præmie el. lignende, er navne på mænd? Er de mere synlige? Gør de sig mere synlige? Er kvinderne så opslugt af deres arbejde, at de går glip af muligheder for at gøre sig bemærket?

Alle der deltog i weekendens Geek Girl Meetup ved at der er gode kvindelige talenter derude, også når det gælder brugen af media, som denne præmie gik ud på. Hvorfor er vores kvinder ikke nævnt?

Derfor har vi brug for GGM! Det giver muligheder for synliggørelse – eller træning i synliggørelse. Samt en masse støtte, vejledning, opbakning, mentoring, samarbejde osv osv.

Og husk at synliggøre de talenter du kender. Skriv om dem, tweet om dem. Trin for trin. Bliv ved. Så kommer der den pragtfulde mangfoldighed vi savner og har brug for!

/Karen

Share

Thanks for a fantastic #ggmcph!

7/11-2010

It’s been a long and eventful day. It was fantastic from beginning to end.

Here are a few tidbits to keep you busy.

We’ll be uploading the unconference presentations soon. If you blog about Geek Girl Meetup Copenhagen, share the link in the comments!

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, and thank YOU who came and participated in today’s meetup. We look forward to the next event! :)

Share