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Providence Geeks Featured in PBN March 30, 2006

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Last week, a few of the organizers of Providence Geeks sat down with the Providence Business News for a conversation about the group's aims to foster digital innovation in the City-State. The resulting feature article appears on the front page of this week's PBN. The Providence business scene is taking notice of our upstart group.

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Wi-Pie in the sky? March 27, 2006

Posted by sjwillis in Geek Dinners, wireless.
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The Economist’s Technology Quarterly has some good coverage of American cities that are pursuing municipal wi-fi. Since some farmers in Washington state already have wi-fi hotspots as large as Rhode Island, our state is well positioned to implement an elegant solution here. I haven’t heard anything on RI-WINS in several months. Any interest in trying to get an update on state-wide wi-fi at an upcoming geek dinner?

Next Geek Dinner Set for Wednesday, April 19th March 25, 2006

Posted by Jack in Geek Dinners, Uncategorized.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 5:30pm – 8pm+
AS220
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

For first-timers here are the details:

  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and vamoose whenever…
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, Mashups, Startups, new devices, interaction design, and Web Services.
  • Food and beverages are for sale at the adjoining Taqueria Pacifica and bar.
  • There is WiFi so bring your connected device of choice.
  • We have AS220’s performance space from 5:30pm to approximately 7pm. After that the geekery moves to AS220's adjoining cafe.

Please RSVP using the comments on this blog entry so we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while you’re at it, consider subscribing to our RSS feed (update: new feed coming soon) and/or joining our mailing list (for the mailing list, send an email to Jack Templin at jtemplin at Gmail with your name and affiliation).

Rashid came bearing gifts March 20, 2006

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bio_rashid.jpgEvidently Microsoft Research SVP, Rick Rashid, showed Brown the money today during his visit to the school.

Microsoft gives Brown $1.2 million to develop software (The Providence Journal)

If anyone made it to Rick’s talk, please let us know how it was.

Microsoft SVP to Speak at Brown at 4pm Today March 20, 2006

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Wow, talk about last minute… I just received Brown’s Featured Events email which says that Microsoft bigwig, Rick Rashid, will be speaking at  Starr Auditorium at 4pm today. Yes, about  109 minutes from now. If you get this in time and can make it, I would highly recommend it — promises to be good.  (I sadly will not be able to…)

More information here.

Geek Dinner 2.0 (Now with Flickr!) March 9, 2006

Posted by Jack in Geek Dinners, Uncategorized.
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Despite some parking issues because of an adjacent Motley Crue concert (no I’m not kidding), another big, diverse, talented, enthusiastic crowd turned out for Geek Dinner 2.0. Folks, we’ve got a movement on our hands!

Alex has set up a Providence Geeks group on Flickr, and Brian has posted the first batch. If anyone else took photos, please share!

Where Are You? March 7, 2006

Posted by Brian Jepson in Uncategorized.
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I’ve just created a Frappr map for Providence Geeks, so add yourself and let everyone know where you are!
(This may well end up being the densest frappr map ever.)