Monthly Archives: February 2014

February Geek Dinner Wednesday, 19th at AS220 5:30-8pm featuring Teespring

ProvGeek-February 2014
Photo by Nicholas Smith on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

 Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook


For the February Geek Dinner, we’ve got a doozy lined up for you.

Teespring was born in 2012 of an effort by two Brown students to save a local dive bar — Fish Co, formerly of Fox Point.

The bar didn’t make it, but Teespring has exploded (in the good way).

screenshot_design_a_teeToday Teespring is the leading crowdfunding platform for custom apparel, with fast growing offices in both Providence and San Francisco. And that looks to be just the beginning of the story. In December, Teespring raised $20 million from arguably the world’s hottest venture capital firm, Silicon Valley-based Andreessen Horowitz.

On Wednesday, CEO & Co-Founder Walker Williams, will tell the Teespring story, demo their amazing platform, and give a sense of where their juggernaut is headed next.

You don’t want to miss this!

Please RSVP at Facebook – and while you’re there please like our Facebook page. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, 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 excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • 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.

Providence Geeks video interview: Mark Shapiro of Accessibility Now

At the January 2014 Providence Geeks, Mark Shapiro of Accessibility Now joined us to talk about their mission to make the world’s web sites accessible to all users regardless of their abilities. I caught up with Mark after his talk to learn more about the world’s most powerful, automated Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 scanning service.