June Geek Dinner Wed. the 20th 5:30-9pm at AS220 Featuring Public Display’s First Public Demo

Posted by Jack

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 5:30pm – 9pm+
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

I know a lot of you have been looking forward to this one – Wednesday’s dinner will feature a presentation by the Providence Geeks regulars of Public Display!

Public Display, a Providence-based startup, has embarked on a research-intensive technology project with the mission of collecting various kinds of unstructured information from the Web and organizing it into a structured and useful format. During the presentation, we’ll learn a bit about the field of Information Extraction, witness the first public demonstration of one of their apps, and hear about some lessons learned in their attack of this extraordinarily difficult problem – including some geek-speak about Ruby and Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine.

The folks at Public Display are no strangers to the start-up scene with many team members having started companies of their own in the past. Bill O’Farrell, CEO, has had a number of successes in the software world including SpeechWorks, a speech-recognition software company which went public in 2000.

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.

43 Responses to “June Geek Dinner Wed. the 20th 5:30-9pm at AS220 Featuring Public Display’s First Public Demo”

  1. Jack Templin
    June 14th, 2007 09:16

    Yes, and by yes I mean, yes.

  2. Matt Gillooly
    June 14th, 2007 10:14

    Fine. Twist my arm.

  3. Angel Garcia
    June 14th, 2007 11:05

    Count on me!

  4. Rich Horan
    June 14th, 2007 11:11

    RSVP yes

  5. John H
    June 14th, 2007 12:06

    I’m in.

  6. James Tikalsky
    June 14th, 2007 13:58

    I will attend.

  7. Joe Cascio
    June 14th, 2007 16:14

    I’ll be there!!

  8. Chris Shoemaker
    June 15th, 2007 10:13

    Oh, yes. I’m there. Definitely.

  9. Tibet Sprague
    June 15th, 2007 10:16

    I better be there

  10. Miriam Goldberg
    June 15th, 2007 11:01

    I’m so there.

  11. Chris Nuzum
    June 15th, 2007 11:20

    Looking forward to it!

  12. Brian Jepson’s Weblog » Blog Archive » June 2007 Providence Geek Dinner
    June 15th, 2007 11:49

    [...] Don’t miss this month’s Providence Geek Dinner (Wednesday June 20!); Providence Geeks regulars Public Display will be giving their first public demonstration and you don’t want to miss it! Details and RSVP here. [...]

  13. Brian Jepson
    June 15th, 2007 11:51

    See you there!

  14. Chris Murray
    June 15th, 2007 12:27

    Will be there!

  15. Tom Hoffman
    June 15th, 2007 13:55

    Alas, I’ll be giving a talk in Maine! Someday I will return to the Geek Dinners…

  16. Owen Johnson
    June 15th, 2007 15:04

    Wish I could make it. Will be in SF.

  17. Brian W
    June 15th, 2007 19:17

    I will attend.

  18. Eric Krause
    June 17th, 2007 19:37

    I will be there.

  19. Sara Streeter
    June 18th, 2007 07:02

    Sounds good – will be there.

  20. Mac Cohen
    June 18th, 2007 09:20

    I wouldn’t miss it—Public Display has changed my life!

  21. John Powning
    June 18th, 2007 09:53

    I will attend

  22. Robert Johnson
    June 18th, 2007 14:54

    I plan to attend.

  23. Rick S.
    June 18th, 2007 14:58

    Probably will be there!

  24. Jennie
    June 18th, 2007 15:46

    Please put me down for two.

  25. Greg Arzoomanian
    June 18th, 2007 17:44

    I’ll be there

  26. Jeffrey Hill
    June 18th, 2007 20:24

    I’m in.

  27. Charlie Garcia
    June 18th, 2007 20:34

    I will be there.

  28. Daten
    June 18th, 2007 20:35

    I’ll be there with my wife, who is a high school librarian and claims she is not a geek??!!???

  29. derek
    June 19th, 2007 23:20

    oh, me me!

  30. derek
    June 19th, 2007 23:23

    oh, me me! And I recommend staying for the film, “The Holy Mountain”, at 9:30 for it will be supreme!

  31. Bil Herron
    June 20th, 2007 10:04

    I don’t know if this is too late for a headcount, but I’ll be there (first timer!) and probably with a friend.

  32. Doug
    June 20th, 2007 10:24

    Maybe. There’s a meeting about schools on the East Side that conflicts.

  33. Lee Hower
    June 20th, 2007 12:41

    I hope to stop by at least for awhile.

  34. Adam Darowski
    June 20th, 2007 12:42

    I’m in.

  35. Matt Gillooly from The Affections
    June 20th, 2007 12:44

    My calendar goes up to 32 days.

  36. Ned Levine
    June 20th, 2007 12:56

    See you this evening…

  37. Keith Deinert
    June 20th, 2007 13:00

    I will be coming with a couple of colleagues.

  38. Andrew Shearer
    June 20th, 2007 13:38

    See you there.

  39. Tiffany & Ukoh
    June 20th, 2007 14:01

    We will see you this evening, looking forward to it!

  40. Rhode Island’s Future » Providence Geeks Dinner
    June 20th, 2007 14:10

    [...] at AS220 and will feature a presentation by the Providence Geeks regulars of Public Display.  Click here for more [...]

  41. Todd Page
    June 20th, 2007 15:09

    Me and the CS reps from the URI REU crew will be there. thats 5 in total.

    lookin forward to it!

  42. jim enoch
    July 19th, 2007 16:25

    1st timer – I’ll be there

  43. Adam
    July 25th, 2007 08:27

    I’ll be there. Geek on!

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