Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:30pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
Providence Geeks returns to AS220 for our November Dinner, just in time to enjoy its amazing new restaurant. And they are glad to have us back, creating for the occasion, a special selection of different sized Geek plates for the occasion: Byte, Megabyte, and Terabyte (Get it?!!
And do we have a presentation in store for you:
Brown CS Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck – a world-renowned pioneer in optimization technology – founded Providence-based Dynadec in 2008 to help businesses optimize the decisions and processes critical to success. At the next Geek Dinner, Pascal will give an overview of his fascinating, fast-growing company, as well showing its cutting-edge optimization platform – Comet – in action. These are jaw-dropping demonstrations of how Dynadec provides invaluable insights into a broad range of applications – everything from vehicle routing to workforce management to resource scheduling.
To learn more, read this recent Xconomy interview with Pascal.
Please RSVP at Facebook (In the interest of making it more “viral”, we’re experimenting with doing our RSVPs on Facebook – and while you’re there please join our Facebook group. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 AS220′s bar and new restaurant.
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.