Belgian Girl Geeks

This was #1BEGG!

Sunday, June 8, 2014 0 , Permalink 4

Our 1st Belgian Girl Geeks event was a Treasure Hunt via Beacons arranged by Nexen, and the ladies really made it a ‘hunt’ :-) Beacon #1 was placed in the Hello bank! pop-up store in Antwerp, our venue host & one of the sponsors. This beacon was for ‘free’, then the Belgian Girl Geeks had to go outside, and wait for tips via Twitter to locate as much beacons as possible. Some with a special assignment… And there was a bonus surprise:  a ‘walking’ beacon Herman Maes aka Blogger Dailybits who agreed to be hunted by 50 geeky ladies, but brought some reinforcement in the form of his cute baby son Seppe.

Walking Beacons - Herman & Seppe

@Owanneke made a fabulous photo report, and YouTuber Kevser filmed our Beacons Treasure Hunt, allowing us to relive a great day:


We really had amazing prizes for which we really want to thank our sponsors!

* 1st prize: a Samsung Galaxy S4 4G offered by Mobistar and won by @avdaker26, @Evavds & @barbara_vds, and this is how they managed to find all 10 beacons: by bike!

Winners of the Belgian Girl Geeks Treasure Hunt

* 2nd prize:  a weekend stay offered by Crowne Plaza Antwerp including breakfast, parking, free WiFi, access to the Octopus Pool & Wellness Centre and a special Antwerp-themed welcome package. @LiesbethEnkels, @TamaraLorre & @Xaicodog will get pampered!
* 3rd prize: a 200 € offered by JBC Meir won by @steFFieSSs & @Schoofs82
* 4th prize: a 120 € offered by River Island Meir won by @margauxgeeroms & Joke Jacob
*5th & 6th prize: 2 vouchers of 50 € offered by the Hunkemöller Flagship store won by @VeerleGoossens & @gadouchke
* 7th & 8th prize: 2 vouchers of 50 € offered by VZW Beleef Antwerpen won by @marijkedv, @ispettante & @DSempels
9th prize: a voucher of 25 € offered by COFFEELABS won by @Maaike2go

Next to a mystery walking beacon, we also had a mystery sponsor who offered us a delicious lunch, and only after the lunch when everyone already said how yummy it was, the Belgian Girl Geeks discovered everything was diet-friendly, and offered by WeightWatchers. So they pulled of a 2nd ‘flavor’ test with success!

And last but not least, we also had a very nice goodie bag: the bag itself, a 3D scan & miniature puppet of every Belgian Girl Geek, lip balm & mints offered by Hello bank!in ears by Forever 21WeightWatchers waffles, 4 mini Duvels by Duvel Moortgat, a discount voucher from Mobistar, and an adhesive screen cleaner from COFFEELABS.

#1BEGG Goodie Bag

Now we can start preparing #2BEGG!

#1BEGG Treasure Hunt – prizes & goodie bag

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

Though we can’t reveal too much or we would influence the Treasure Hunt, we can already tell you about one of the main prizes for the Treasure Hunt, and about two goodie bag items…
Let’s start with a main prize: Crowne Plaza Antwerpen is offering one of the Treasure Hunt winners a one night stay for 2 persons in a Superior Room, breakfast & access to Octopus – their Pool & Wellness Centre – included, free parking, oh and the WiFi is of course also free  ;-)

Superior room at Crowne Plaza Antwerpen

Superior Room @ Crowne Plaza Antwerpen


Octopus - The Fascinating Event Pool of Crowne Plaza Antwerpen

Octopus – The Fascinating Event Pool of Crowne Plaza Antwerpen

I hope we will find a ‘strong’ goodie bag, cause Duvel Moortgat is offering us a package of 4 tasty mini-Duvels!

Package of 4 mini Duvels

And last but definitely not least, another item in our goodie bag is a 3D scan of your body offered by our venue host Hello bank! How cool is that?! Hope to see you there!

3D scan offered by Hello bank!

PS: if you don’t have a smartphone that meets the requirements, but you know a ‘sjakos’ who has a compatible smartphone, don’t hesitate to bring him along, and drag him with you through the streets of Antwerp. Drastic times, require drastic measures ;-)

Announcing Belgian Girl Geeks Event #1: Treasure Hunt Contest in Antwerp

Monday, May 19, 2014 4 Permalink 3

Hello ladies,

Initially I wanted to wait with posting the announcement until our website is ready, but I’m too impatient so here we go :-)

For our 1st edition we’re going outside! Our start & end location will be the Hello bank! pop-up store in Antwerp, but in between you’ll be on the hunt for prizes on the Meir using beacon-technology offered by Nexen. This technology is rather new so to be able to participate in the Treasure Hunt Contest you need an BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) support. Meaning an Apple smartphone as from iPhone 4s or an Android device as from 4.3. Let’s say a smartphone of maximum 2 years old. For Android you can test if it will work on your smartphone by already downloading the BeaconApp: if you get to see the app in the app list, it should work! If not you might have to update your software.


  • Date:                 Saturday 31st of May 2014
  • Topic:               Beacons Treasure Hunt
  • Attendees:        50 (female only)
  • Gear:                 iPhone 4s or higher and the BeaconApp for iPhone, or Android device as from 4.3 and the BeaconApp for Android


  • 10u00:             Registration & breakfast
  • 10u45:             Welcome word by Kel Wouters
  • 10u50:             Explanation Beacons & Contest by Kurt Vergult (Client Partner at Nexen)
  • 11u00:             Beacons Treasure Hunt
  • 12u30:             End of Treasure Hunt + Lunch & Drinks
  • 13u30:             Announcement winners / goodie bag


Hello bank! pop-up
Meir 41 – 1st Floor
2000 Antwerpen

Nearest parking:        Q-Park Antwerpen Meir at Korte Klarenstraat 10

<<Attend this event by registering through Twikilist>>



Belgian Girl Geeks: Under Construction

Thursday, May 8, 2014 1 Permalink 1

In April Clo Willaerts decided to stop with Brussels Girl Geek Dinner after 7 years of really great and fun events during which I personally had the opportunity to meet amazing girls, with the same interests as me, who I can now call friends. Therefor I didn’t want it to end here…

Soooooo… it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that “Belgian Girl Geeks” is under construction: Petra Sell will design a logo for us, An Vanderlinden  is working on this website (depending on the logo, the look & feel will still change),  and together with Nexen I’m preparing a 1st event that will probably take place on Saturday the 31st of May (AM) in Antwerp, so mark your calendars and subscribe to this blog so you automatically receive new Belgian Girl Geek posts ;-)

Looking forward to seeing you all during one of the upcoming events!

Warm Regards,

Kel Wouters