Providence Geeks Wed. June 17th 5:30 – 8pm at Brown featuring YURT!

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Wednesday, June 17th 5:30-8pm
180 George Street, Providence, RI 02906
FREE ADMISSION
RSVP AT FACEBOOK

Note: Because we’ll be at Brown this month, things are a little different. There’s no dinner to be bought, but there will be free soft drinks and snacks, plus a cash bar.
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We’ve got a particularly awesome Providence Geeks this month.

YURT Virtual EnvironmentBrown University’s Center for Computing and Visualization and its CS Department have generously invited us to come experience their brand new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality environment. They call it YURT — Yurt Ultimate Reality Theater — and it’s amazing. (For those of you that have been following Brown’s VR efforts, please note that YURT is an entirely separate project from the University’s older CAVE environment.)

YURT isn’t just a set you strap onto your head. No, it’s a room-sized, 100 million-pixel stereo display that completely surrounds you. With head and body-tracking, this immersive environment fully engages your visual senses for exploration and discovery in areas as diverse as planetary geology, mathematics, visual art, digital literature, and biology.

YURT Principal Investigator David Laidlaw and Project Manager Tom Sgouros will give an overview of YURT, and lead demos of this incredible system.

Details and RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation.

  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever!

April Geek Dinner Wed. the 15th 5:30-8pm at AS220 featuring Batchbook!

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Photo Credit: Mr. Ducke on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate its arrival with a terrific presenter.

Since its founding in 2006, Providence-based Batchbook has helped thousands of small businesses track their contacts, win deals, and grow their businesses. Along the way, Batchbook has played a key role in pioneering “social CRM,” and founding the popular trade association, the Small Business Web.

batchbookAt the April Geek Dinner on Wednesday the 15th, Batchbook Founder & CEO Pamela O’Hara and Founding Member & VP of Strategy Keri Calhoun, will give an overview of Batchbook today. She’ll also share some of the hard-won wisdom they’ve gained running a popular B2B SaaS service for almost a decade, and give a sneak peek at where Batchbook is headed next.

RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

March Geek Dinner Wed. the 18th 5:30-8pm at AS220 featuring ShapeUp!

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Photo by Daehyun Park on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

One of Rhode Island’s premiere startups returns for this month’s Geek DInner after its first presentation over six years ago. And man, have they been busy…

shapeup-2015Today from its Jewelry District headquarters, ShapeUp‘s (formerly Shape Up The Nation) 100+ person team has firmly established itself as a heavyweight in the rapidly growing corporate wellness industry. In use by over 3 million employees at major corporations across 138 countries, ShapeUp’s social wellness platform provides a powerful suite of employee wellbeing offerings, including fitness & nutrition challenges, stress management programs, mobile apps, integrated wearable devices, and a robust financial incentive management system.

At the March Geek Dinner on Wednesday the 18th, ShapeUp Founder & CEO Rajiv Kumar MD and Ned McConnell, Application Architect, will give an overview of ShapeUp today, a demo of their impressive offering, and a sneak peek at where the company is headed next.

See you there! (And be sure to come on the early side as ShapeUp will be buying a round or two before the presentation.)

RSVP at Facebook

… and while you’re there, please like our Facebook page. If you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin@gmail.com, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.