Archive for February, 2007

Big Batch of New Local Geek Jobs

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Wow, have to post these more often. The latest from the Providence Geeks ad-hoc job board:

  • Embolden Design seeks a Web Developer
  • Location Inc. seeks a Senior Web Developer
  • Bay Computer seeks an Engineer EE and/or CS
  • Plexus Corporation seeks a Web Application Developer
  • InsureMyTrip.com seeks a Graphics/Web UI Designer
  • Providence Plan seeks a Network Admin/Analyst
  • A Providence advertising agency seeks a Web Developer
  • CODAC Behavioral Care seeks a Computer Technician/Generalist
  • Noosphere Networks seeks a Senior Web Developer

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 Experts Working Planet to Present at Feb. 28th Geek Dinner

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

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 “Project Kirkland�, 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.)

February Providence Geek Dinner Coming Wed. the 28th at AS220 and Featuring Working Planet

Monday, February 19th, 2007

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 5:30pm – 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 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:

  • 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 (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.

N-GEN and AIGA RI to Co-Host “Not Your Day Job” Event 2/21 6pm

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

aiga.jpgngen_lg.gifOn 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 .

PBN Steps Up Local Geek Coverage

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

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:

  • A profile of Providence Geeks regulars Tizra: Startup sees big market for PDF Tools

  • An update (including a photo of BIF UX Lab Director and Providence Geek Allan Tear) on Rhode Islands’ pioneering border-to-border wireless project: Financing is the next step for RI-WINs

  • An excellent interview with my Providence Geeks co-founder Brian Jepson: Drawing on geek power to transform the Ocean State

Picture of cover of
Providence Geeks is a member of the RI Nexus Community

To join our very-low-volume announcement list, please send an email to jtemplin [at] gmail [dot] com.


  • Entries (RSS)
  • Comments (RSS)
  • Calendar (iCal)
  • Calendar (XML)


Adam Darowski
Allan Tear
Andrew Gilmartin
Andrew Shearer
Brian Jepson
Brown CS Events
Christopher Fowler
Connect Providence
Dan Hodge
Francisco Assis Rosa
Hilary Mason
James Yoneda
Jef Nickerson
Jim Rizzo
Joe Alba
John Duksta
Kathi Fisler
Michelle Riggen
Not for Nothing
Owen Johnson
Pamela O’Hara
Rhode Island’s Future
Richard Brownell
Shriram Krishnamurthi
Steve Pasetti
Subterranean Homepage News
Tom Hoffman