June Geek Dinner - Wed. the 18th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring BatchBlue

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Wednesday, June 16, 2008, 5:30 – 9pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)

Summer would seem to be upon us – so come slurp a cold one and scarf a spicy one while we talk tech.

June’s Geek Dinner will feature the return of BatchBlue – they’re back and even better than before! Since we last checked in with the Barrington-based startup (over a year ago), they’ve DEMOed in California, had some great press, discovered some Super Heroes and officially launched their first product, BatchBook, a contact organizer for small businesses. President Pamela O’Hara, President and User Experience Designer Adam Darowski will talk about how they are enjoying the ride and staying focused on customer feedback to drive the development efforts. BatchBlue launched their alpha version at Geeks a year ago and credits the local network for making the user-centric route they are taking work. And we hear they might share more free coffee and t-shirts with us, too.

Update: BatchBlue’s VP of Engineering Sean Ransom has just posted to the RI Nexus blog – Being Customer-Focused Means Actually Listening.

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.

44 Responses to “June Geek Dinner - Wed. the 18th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring BatchBlue”

  1. Jack Templin
    June 12th, 2008 14:26

    As a rule, I never let Adam Darowski leave my site – so yes, I will be there.

  2. melissa
    June 12th, 2008 16:02

    I’ll be there

  3. Matt Z
    June 12th, 2008 16:07

    I think I can make this month. Maybe.

  4. TJ Sondermann
    June 12th, 2008 16:17

    Will def be there.

  5. Adam Darowski
    June 12th, 2008 16:18

    I’ll be there, apparently tethered to Jack. :)

  6. Daniel Blumenthal
    June 12th, 2008 16:32

    Looking forward to it!

  7. Andrew Shearer
    June 12th, 2008 17:56

    I’ll be there, tether or no tether.

  8. Cheryl LaBanca
    June 12th, 2008 18:13

    I will be there with bells on (smile)!

  9. Mary Johnson
    June 12th, 2008 19:39

    A night when the Geeks Event does conflict with the rest of life. Looking forward to it!

  10. David Brown
    June 13th, 2008 07:51

    I’ll be there

  11. Tom
    June 13th, 2008 08:10

    I’ll b there

  12. Michelle Girasole
    June 13th, 2008 08:15

    Love those BatchBlue folks. Wouldn’t miss it.

  13. David Martirano
    June 13th, 2008 09:19

    I’ll be there.

  14. Matt Grigsby
    June 13th, 2008 13:04

    Looking forward to it!

  15. Richard Stang
    June 13th, 2008 13:31

    Please sign me up.

  16. Rich Hanzel
    June 13th, 2008 13:59

    See ya there!

  17. Jim Barfoot
    June 14th, 2008 06:34

    I’m expecting to make it there.

  18. Uli Gencarelle
    June 14th, 2008 21:34

    I will, hopefully, finally, have time to join you guys. I would like to a friend, too.

  19. Richard Streitfeld
    June 16th, 2008 05:11

    tentatively plan to be there

  20. Sara Streeter
    June 16th, 2008 07:17

    I’ll be there (rawk on :)

  21. Bhakti Thakar
    June 16th, 2008 13:52

    This is Bhakti Thakar, graduate student at URI.One of my professors recommended me to attend this dinner.If anybody is going from Kingston side to Geek Dinner, please let me know.

  22. Alan Usas
    June 16th, 2008 19:02

    I’ll see you there.

  23. Josh
    June 17th, 2008 07:50

    Checking in – see you there! Jack, thanks for hosting John Maeda @ RIEDC!!

  24. George Beshers
    June 17th, 2008 10:26

    I’m planning to attend.

  25. Brian Jepson
    June 17th, 2008 19:43

    See you there!

  26. Brian Jepson’s Weblog » Blog Archive » Providence Geek Dinner-tomorrow, June 18
    June 17th, 2008 19:45

    [...] progress report on how much cooler they’ve become since they last presented at a geek dinner! details and RSVP. See you all [...]

  27. Matt Gillooly
    June 17th, 2008 23:09

    I just HAVE to see what’s happening between Jack and Adam. Normally, I couldn’t be bothered to attend, but you better believe I’ll be there for this.

  28. Steve B
    June 18th, 2008 08:37

    I’ll be there!

  29. Stu Robinson
    June 18th, 2008 10:26

    New to the PGs and would really like to go. I’m going to try to make it.

  30. Douglas Itkin
    June 18th, 2008 10:47

    I’ll be there. Looking forward to seeing BatchBlue.

  31. schwa
    June 18th, 2008 11:13

    so there +1

  32. Matt Grigsby
    June 18th, 2008 11:27

    See you all there!

  33. Michelle Riggen
    June 18th, 2008 11:32

    Riggen-Ransoms representing. Oh actually, presenting.

  34. Bill Duffy
    June 18th, 2008 12:04

    I’ll be there

  35. Jessica
    June 18th, 2008 12:27

    I’ll be there

  36. James Tikalsky
    June 18th, 2008 12:27

    I’ll be there.

  37. Christina Vivona
    June 18th, 2008 12:36

    I”ll be there… bells on.

  38. David Meisel
    June 18th, 2008 13:17

    Planning on attending! Excited to hear more about Batch Blue!

  39. Djick Graefe
    June 18th, 2008 14:29

    I’ll be there.

  40. Raj Shah
    June 18th, 2008 15:20

    I’ll be there.

  41. BatchBlue: Blog
    June 19th, 2008 13:11

    [...] night, Pam, Michelle, and I gave a presentation at the June Providence Geek Dinner (Providence Business News covered it here). Good friend and Geeks Co-founder Brian Jepson [...]

  42. BatchBlue: Blog
    June 30th, 2008 11:08

    [...] mostly by volunteering our time and services. But last week, just before we took the stage at our Providence Geeks presentation, a woman and a young man came up to introduce themselves. It was Mary Johnson and her son from the [...]

  43. Roberta Kaufman
    July 9th, 2008 23:33

    i look forward to last gathering of summer.

  44. Roberta Kaufman
    July 9th, 2008 23:34

    see you then

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