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IMPORTANT: This Blog is Old; Go to Our New Blog September 16, 2006

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The new Providence Geeks blog is here–ProvidenceGeeks.com.

New Blog and the Next Geek Dinner! May 11, 2006

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The new blog is up, and the forums are coming very shortly now. Point your browsers to ProvidenceGeeks.org and be sure to subscribe to the new feeds.

Also, the next Geek Dinner is announced — May 17th!

Robot Soccer Demonstration 1-4pm TODAY at Brown May 9, 2006

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Need I say more?

Details here.

New Site Coming Soon May 1, 2006

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At the last Geek Dinner, I announced that Providence Geeks would be launching a new site including discussion forums "next week", i.e. last week. Well, extenuating circumstances, including switching forum software (a big improvement!), has the project taking a little bit longer than we than anticipated. We will be up soon though, and will let you all know the moment we are. Thanks for your continued support and patience as we take Providence Geeks to the next level.

Hat-Trick April 20, 2006

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Last night's Geek Dinner 3 was another great event. Biggest crowd yet. As always, digital innovators of all stripes — engineers, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, etc.– threw back burritos and beers while discussing the finer points of creating elegant code, next-generation business models, compelling experiences, and much more.

Kipp Bradford and Brian Jepson's mini demo was a huge hit — the evening's highlight, and just the first taste of lots of "member-generated content" to come.

Jim Willis has posted photos of the event to the Providence Geeks Flickr pool. Feel free to add captions identifying particular geeks, and if you have more photos, please post them!

“This Group Needs Women” April 18, 2006

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Sheila Lennon of The Providence Journal, and of the Subterranean Homepage News weblog in particular, calls it like she sees it in her latest post.

And she's right… Despite our unprecedented success, gentlemen, our group hasn't exactly been a "chick magnet". You don't think its our name, do you? 😉

So be sure to get the word out about tomorrow's Geek Dinner to all the female geeks you know — we need them in order to truly move the local info-tech scene forward!

Local Site Recognized by the Webby Awards April 13, 2006

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Providence-based Jo Lee and her e-advocacy site CitizenSpeak were just recognized as an Offical Honoree by the prestigious Webby Awards. Well done!

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.

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

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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.