At the April 2009 Geek Dinner, we got a great presentation from the folks at InsureMyTrip.com. After the geek dinner, I caught up with Jim Grace, CEO & Founder and VP of Technology, Kerri Lemoie, for a quick chat. [Video link]
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:30pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
Another great Providence Geek Dinner lands next week:
The InsureMyTrip.com team, based in Warwick, RI have been diligently working to overhaul their website and quoting engine from the bottom up, and recently began beta testing with a launch planned for later this Spring. Jim Grace, CEO & Founder, along with VP of Technology, Kerri Lemoie & Lead Developer, Kevin Kane are excited to share the redesign with Providence Geeks. They’ll also review InsureMyTrip’s history from industry-disruptive new entrant in 2000 to the leading and largest online travel insurance comparison site today.
Update: Kerri just posted to the RI Nexus blog – InsureMyTrip.com: Lessons from relaunching.
Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while you’re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeks’ 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:
- The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at the adjoining bar and Taqueria Pacifica (delicious and cheap)
- 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.