Archive for January, 2007

Investment Instruments President Owen Johnson to Present Wares at Wed. 1/24 Geek Dinner

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007


Providence Geek and Investment Instruments President Owen Johnson will be showing off his startup’s wares at tomorrow’s Geek Dinner.

Creator of systems and services for the real estate industry, Investment
Instruments first two systems are iiProperty, an online property
management solution, and the Rentometer, a comparative market analysis site for rentals. Owen will give a quick overview of his company and the changes afoot in the real estate industry, and then walkthrough
highlights of each system. Both systems are built using Ruby on Rails
and MySQL.

Fresh Batch of Local, Geek Jobs

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

They keep coming:

  • Upswing seeks a .Net Web Developer with Java/C# experience
  • Location Inc. seeks a Lead Front End Web Developer
    • Creative Circle Advertising Solutions seeks a PHP Programmer

    And remember you can always post jobs for free as long as they are are 1.) local and 2.) geeky. Just register here.

    First Geek Dinner of 2007–Wed. Jan. 24th at AS220–Featuring Investment Instruments

    Thursday, January 18th, 2007

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    Photo Credit: Bret A. Ancowitz, M.D. of Garris Photography

    Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:30pm – 9pm+
    115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

    Next week we’ll be kicking off the new year with our first geek dinner of 2007.Providence Geek and Investment Instruments president Owen Johnson will be presenting his company’s web-based property management tools, iiProperty and Rentometer. I, for one, have been really looking forward to this one. 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 you’re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeks’ 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:

    • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and vamoose whenever… And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities.

    • 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.

    More Local Geek Jobs for 2007

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

    Happy New Year, All! Let’s ring in 2007 with another batch of local geek jobs off our ad hoc job board:

    • .Net Web Application Engineer Position in Providence
    • ColdFusion Developer Position in Warwick
    • On-site Service & Repair Contractors at A+ Systems

    And remember you can always post jobs for free as long as they are are 1.) local and 2.) geeky. Just register here.

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