Wow, have to post these more often. The latest from the Providence Geeks ad-hoc job board:
And remember you can always post jobs for free as long as they are are 1.) local and 2.) geeky. Just register here.
Pay-per-click advertising as enabled by services like Google’s AdWords has been credited with much of the recent resurgence in the Internet industry. Providence Geeks Soren Ryherd and Vida Jakabhazy lead Working Planet Marketing Group, a Providence-based industry front-runner in providing a truly quantitative approach to optimize pay-per-click advertising.
At the February 28th Geek Dinner, Soren will be talking about how Working Planet uses custom statistical modeling to remove risk and insure profitability for industry-leading clients like Iron Mountain and Webmail.us. Working Planet will also be giving details on â€œProject Kirklandâ€?, their 2007 development initiative.
Bonus Link: The Providence Business News recently did a profile on Working Planet(
note that contrary to the caption, the article’s photo is not of Soren and Vida. It’s been updated.)
Photo Credit: Bret A. Ancowitz, M.D. of Garris Photography
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 5:30pm â€“ 9pm+
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
The February Geek Dinner will feature a presentation by local pay-per-click marketing experts Working Planet. They’ve got their fingers on the pulse of the advertising engines that are fueling much of the Internet’s industry’s recent resurgence. Stay tuned for details in a follow-on post.
Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while youâ€™re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeksâ€™ RSS feed (see sidebar) and/or join our very-low-volume email announcement list (for the announcement list, send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin over at Gmail with your name and affiliation).
As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:
- Itâ€™s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and vamoose wheneverâ€¦ And donâ€™t worry about eating or not â€“ come famished or full â€“ 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.
- Food and beverages are for sale at the adjoining Taqueria Pacifica and bar.
- There is WiFi so bring your connected device of choice.
On Wednesday, February 21 at 6pm, the Business Innovation Factory‘s N-Gen and AIGA Rhode Island will be co-hosting “Not Your Day Job” at the awesome Providence Athenaeum. This sounds like a seriously fun event. Find out more and RSVP here.
Note: There are still a couple of storyteller slots open, so if any of you Geeks are interested in sharing a tale, drop Melissa Whithers a line.
With the recent full-time addition of writer David Ortiz, The Providence Business News has significantly stepped up its coverage of the local geek scene. Articles include: