September Geek Dinner - Wed. the 24th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring Shape Up the Nation

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 5:30 – 9pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)

Welcome back, everyone! After our August hiatus, Providence Geeks returns next week with what promises to be an excellent time.

Providence-based Shape Up The Nation is the leading provider of team-based corporate wellness programs to large corporations. At the September Geek Dinner, Chief Fit-Technician Brad Weinberg  will be presenting an overview of their start-up and launching a preview of its wellness “social-networking” functionality.  The company takes a fundamentally different approach to health improvement by harnessing the power of trusted social networks in companies to motivate individuals to improve their health.  Since winning the Rhode Island Business Plan competition in 2007, the company has launched its first product, TeamUp, successfully to over 60 clients in the US, Canada, and Europe.  Come to this month’s Providence Geek Dinner to see the future of wellness and you might just find another “Geek” to swim, bike, run with…

Click here to view a recent CBS feature story on Shape Up The Nation.

Click here to view a PBN interview with Brad

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.

39 Responses to “September Geek Dinner - Wed. the 24th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring Shape Up the Nation”

  1. Jack Templin
    September 18th, 2008 08:46

    I need to Shape Up. I will be there.

  2. David Booth
    September 18th, 2008 14:42

    I will be there.

  3. Tom
    September 18th, 2008 15:26

    It’s been a LONG summer – I’ll be there!

  4. Andy Affleck
    September 18th, 2008 17:20

    Looking forward to it!

  5. Gisella S.
    September 18th, 2008 19:20

    I look forward to the meeting.

  6. Matt Grigsby
    September 18th, 2008 22:39

    See you all there!

  7. Anonymous
    September 19th, 2008 06:58

    I’m looking forward to it!

  8. Anthony Salotto
    September 19th, 2008 07:29

    I’ll be there!

  9. kcalhoun
    September 19th, 2008 09:21

    there, square, etc.

  10. Cheryl LaBanca
    September 19th, 2008 10:13

    I am in Great Shape…but I will still be there (smile)!

  11. dana paul
    September 19th, 2008 11:05

    I will be there ,, and I will drink lite beer that evening.

  12. Sara Czyzewicz
    September 19th, 2008 11:50

    I’ll be there with one guest. Looking forward to meeting the crew!

  13. john z
    September 19th, 2008 19:35

    fitness with beer. count me in!

  14. Alfred
    September 22nd, 2008 10:36

    Add another.

  15. Ed Ross
    September 22nd, 2008 10:51

    I will be in attendance for Brad’s talk.


  16. melissa
    September 22nd, 2008 11:49

    I’ll be there

  17. Sara Streeter
    September 22nd, 2008 14:17

    Yay geeks :-D

  18. Derek H.
    September 22nd, 2008 14:31

    I’ll be there…

  19. mikey
    September 23rd, 2008 08:48

    me too.

  20. Craig Jolicoeur
    September 23rd, 2008 10:52

    Hoping to make it.

  21. Matt Gillooly
    September 23rd, 2008 11:06

    round is a shape, right?

  22. Kieronski
    September 23rd, 2008 11:52

    coming. ...and will bring a few boxes of surplus electronic stuff for anyone who can use it. Good for artwork, etc.

  23. Brian Jepson
    September 23rd, 2008 12:36

    See you there!

  24. Adam Darowski
    September 23rd, 2008 12:43

    A Jepson sighting? I’m there!

  25. Brandy
    September 23rd, 2008 13:41

    I’m in!

  26. Rich Hanzel
    September 23rd, 2008 14:56

    I plan on being there!

  27. Joe Alba
    September 23rd, 2008 21:08

    Sounds like a plan.

    Also, if you’re interested in the RI Ruby on Rails group (http://groups.google.com/group/rirug), seek out some of us. We’re looking to plan an October meetup.

    And, go Sox!

  28. fgri
    September 23rd, 2008 22:59

    I’m looking forward to being there.

  29. Heather
    September 24th, 2008 08:43

    Planning to attend for the first time. Looking forward to it!

  30. Eric
    September 24th, 2008 09:12

    Hoping to attend my first meeting….

  31. Mahmoud
    September 24th, 2008 10:03

    My 1st one. Looking forward to it.

  32. Mark
    September 24th, 2008 11:34

    I’m in.

  33. Mark Sawtelle
    September 24th, 2008 12:56

    Might be able to make it. Thanks!

  34. Sue
    September 24th, 2008 12:59

    Plan to drop by after 6:30…

  35. Maia Small
    September 24th, 2008 13:01

    Am looking forward to Shaping Up with fish tacos…

  36. Lee Hower
    September 24th, 2008 13:06

    I’ll be there

  37. Tobias Lederberg
    September 24th, 2008 13:15

    I’m planning to be there.

  38. Steve H.
    September 24th, 2008 14:33

    I’ll be there.

  39. Joe Cascio
    September 24th, 2008 15:14

    I’ll be there, and one friend said he’s coming, too.

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