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Providence Geeks – June 17, 2015

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Brown University’s Center for Computing and Visualization and its CS Department have generously invited us to come experience their brand new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality environment. They call it YURT — Yurt Ultimate Reality Theater — and it’s amazing.

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Providence Geeks – April 15, 2015

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At the April Geek Dinner on Wednesday the 15th, Batchbook Founder & CEO Pamela O’Hara and Founding Member & VP of Strategy Keri Calhoun, will give an overview of Batchbook today. She’ll also share some of the hard-won wisdom they’ve gained running a popular B2B SaaS service for almost a decade, and give a sneak peek at where Batchbook is headed next.

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MacRumors: ‘Citymapper’ and ‘Transit App’ Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch

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As a few popular iPhone apps begin rolling out updates for their built-in Apple Watch apps ahead of the April 24 launch, a pair of transit-focused services have posted on Medium to share detailed looks into exactly what kind of experience users can expect from Citymapper and Transit App on the Apple Watch next month.

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Providence Geeks – June 18, 2014

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Providence-based startup Xact Maps specializes in high-fidelity aerial mapping solutions using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is no child’s play — this is the hardcore stuff. Need to map a major bridge in detail? Survey a mountain? Collect data on an “unreachable” spot? Create a 3d copy of downtown for your new driving game? Xact Maps has your back.

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Providence launches Open Data Portal

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The City of Providence today launched the state’s first municipal Open Data Portal. The portal, a key recommendation of the 15-member Open Providence Commission enables the public to access and export municipal data sets. At launch, the Portal is populated with 25 data sets including: salaries and pension payrolls, the CIty budget, roads projects (including the Road Bond), vacant property, …

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Providence Geeks – June 19, 2013

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Happy Summer, All! We’ve got a killer June Geek Dinner lined up for you. It’s well-known that Boulder Colorado-headquartered SendGrid is one of the most successful tech startups of the past decade. The email delivery service helps clients send over 7 billion emails per month. So far though, few folks realize that SendGrid’s new R&D arm — SendGrid Labs — …

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Providence Geeks – Tonight

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For the May Geek Dinner, we may have the perfect Providence startup story! When his 2-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes, former jewelry industry executive Angelo Pitassi Jr. started learning about medical alert bracelets. He was unimpressed to say the least. In short order, Angelo partnered with technologist Christopher Melo, and HealthID was born. Today the Jewelry District-based startup is …

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Providence Geeks – April 17, 2013

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Spring is here! Come celebrate its arrival this Wednesday at the April Providence Geeks Dinner! The evening will feature Providence-based startup Knowyo, fresh off their win (“Best Presentation”) at last month’s LAUNCH Conference in San Francisco. Knowyo will help you to never forget a name again. Their web and mobile-based adaptive learning platform integrates with LinkedIn (and soon corporate social …

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Providence Geeks – March 13, 2013

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The March Geek Dinner will feature a particularly exciting, inspiring story of a local teacher turned entrepreneur. In 2004, elementary school computer teacher, Alan Tortolani, frustrated with the lack of good educational games for kids, started making his own. Over the past decade Alan has grown Providence-based ABCya.com into an award-winning educational juggernaut with over 175 online games and several …

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Providence Geeks – February 20, 2013

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The February Geek Dinner will feature Crunchbutton, who may well have the greatest tagline/value proposition ever: Push a Button. Get food. Started in a Yale dorm room, Crunchbutton was born of the founders’ desire to make ordering their favorite local sandwich – the Wenzel – as simple as possible. Now headquartered in Providence, Crunchbutton today facilitates ordering from dozens of …