Monthly Archives: February 2009

Providence Geeks video podcast: Treanor Brothers Animation at the January 2009 Geek Dinner

Todd Treanor, Paul Treanor, and Paul DiPierro of Treanor Brothers Animation presented at the January 2009 Providence Geek Dinner. Matt Gillooly caught up with them after the presentation for a little Q&A. [Video link]


Feb. Geek Dinner – Wed. the 18th 5:30-9pm @ AS220 featuring Traction Software


T.F. Green Intermodal Facility Rendering

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 5:30 – 9pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)

Traction Software LogoAs T.F. Green’s now-under-construction Intermodal Facility attests, a lot of cool stuff is being built in the Ocean State. Some of it isn’t as easy to spot though. One very cool project is the work of Providence-based Traction Software. Consistently recognized as a leader in social software for the enterprise, Traction’s award-winning TeamPage platform includes blogs, wikis, social tagging & bookmarking, and now, “live blog micro-messaging” (think real-time Twitter for business). At February’s Geek Dinner, Jordan Frank, VP Marketing & Business Development, and Chris Nuzum, Co-Founder and CTO, will present their insights into the nature and importance of social software, demo TeamPage, and answer questions from the audience.

Update: Jordan just posted to the RI Nexus Blog – Social Software Gains “Traction” in the Enterprise.

Update: Jordan was recently interviewed by PBN – Five Questions With: Jordan Frank.

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.