Monthly Archives: May 2014

May Geek Dinner Wednesday, 21st at AS220 5:30-8pm featuring Utilidata

ProvGeek-May 2014
Original photo by Mr. Ducke on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, May 21, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

utildataThe May Geek Dinner hits Wednesday the 21st, and will feature one of the Providence startup scene’s best kept secrets: Utilidata.

Having recently raised $20M from some world’s sharpest energy investors, Utilidata is ramping up its quest to drive electric energy efficiency through info tech.

Engineers working in Utilitdata’s Grid Research Lab.

Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt™ platform leverages Digital Signal Processing(DSP) to enable their customers — the world’s power companies — to collect and analyze real-time info from the grid. The result: smarter, energy-saving decisions.

At the May Geek Dinner, Utilidata CEO Scott DePasquale and CTO Sridhar Ramachandran will tell the Utilidata story, show how their impressive solution works, and give a sneak peek at where they are headed next.


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.