Wednesday
Nov 20
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

RIRUG meeting


Saturday
Nov 16
9:00 AM

Hack That

Hardware Hackathon

Hack That is a hardware hackathon. For starters, a hackathon is a 24-hour building spree where programmers, makers, designers and artists come together to create something awesome. Come as an individual, or with a team, and be sure to bring the materials you will need to build your idea. You will have some basic tools and soldering irons available to use. Food will be provided and there are some stellar prizes from our sponsors. So prepare yourself for a no-holds-barred, good ol' fashioned hardware hackathon at Betaspring on November 16-17!

Thursday
Nov 14
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Wednesday
Nov 13
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

November Geek Dinner

Early this year, two co-founders of Bangalore-based LocusPlay moved halfway around the world to participate in Betaspring’s Winter 2013 session. In those 3 short months, CEO Rahul Rajguru and CMO Chirag Bodar came to like Providence so much that they decided to stay on and relocate LocusPlay’s headquarters here.

It was a smart decision. Over the past half a year, the fast-growing startup both tripled its business and raised money from Providence and Boston angels.

LocusPlay provides a mobile and cloud based gaming platform that enables small and mid-size lottery operators to transform their traditional paper-based lotteries into modern digital/online lotteries. To date, LocusPlay has helped lotteries in the Carribean and Africa, with Asia soon to follow.

On Wednesday, Rahul and Chirag will tell the LocusPlay story, demo the impressive platform, and talk about where they’re headed next.

Tuesday
Nov 5
6:00 PM

WordPress Providence

Brennan Byrne Founder of Clef on WordPress

This will be our first meetup since a very successful WordCamp. Brennan has graciously offered to come down to RI and give a talk on his experience with WordPress. As the co-founder of Clef, he has an unbelievable amount of talent and experience around security.

Brennan will be providing a detailed talk description shortly, but I can promise you, you don't want to miss this talk.

See you soon,


Jesse


Wednesday
Oct 30
6:30 PM

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

RI's only 2600 meetup. A great place to discuss technology and how we as practitioners use technology. Bring your brain, we'll supply the rest.

-Agent5

Tuesday
Oct 29
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Learn about Grunt - The JavaScript Task Runner

Why use a task runner?
In one word: automation. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for youand your teamwith basically zero effort.

Tuesday
Oct 22
7:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Designers with Drinks

The ancient and loyal order of user experience professionals gathers monthly to toast beautiful, efficient, practical, and awe-inspiring digital design. The UX meetup is a casual gathering to meet local designers, swap industry techniques and news, and celebrate the remarkable design talent in Providence. Grab a cocktail, sling a wireframe, and meet some new and awesome people.

Monday
Oct 21
6:00 PM

EOL Club

October Hacknight

Monthly Providence, RI hacknight. Code, design, and collaborate with other local developers to a backdrop of electronic music. Bring your laptop and a project to work on.

Our next meetup is Monday, October 21st from 6pm–11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Pizza and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Friday
Oct 18
6:30 PM

Startup Weekend Providence

Startup Weekend Providence

Come join us for a 54-hour event that mixes students students and professionals, introducing all to the professional and personal challenges of a startup environment.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Thursday
Oct 17
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Autodesk Maker Advocate Visit

On October 17th, Jesse Harrington Au, the Maker Advocate for Autodesk will be visiting providence and is stopping in to visit us. Jesse has given us a great teaser as to what he will be talking about:

“The 123D universe has become a vast place full of ways to design, create and fabricate, with this live demo of the tool chain from Design, Catch, and Make into Meshmixer and then out to 3D print utility you will get to see the full capabilities of radicalness involved with free software. I will also answer questions about life, dreams and guns.”

Join us at 7pm at AS220 labs for this special event.

Wednesday
Oct 16
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

RIRUG meeting


Wednesday
Oct 16
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

October Geek Dinner

After selling BantamLive – a Social CRM that he co-founded in NYC – to Constant Contact in 2011, Alex Turnbull had unfinished business in the customer service software industry.

So he founded a new company — Groove. This time though the startup would be based in his native RI — Newport to be exact. On his second time at bat, Alex and the Groove team have created a simple ticketing and knowledge base app aimed specifically at eCommerce and SaaS businesses. Along the way they also proven themselves to be expert “growth hackers”. Launched just a couple of weeks ago, their latest inbound marketing effort — “A SaaS Startup’s Journey to $100,000 a Month” — will publicly document their goal of going from 28K to100K in monthly revenue over the next year. It already has hit 10,000 views.

At the October Geek Dinner this coming Wednesday, Groove’s CEO, Alex and Head of Customer Success, Adam Pennacchio will tell their startup’s fascinating story, introduce you to the Groove platform, and give you a peek at where they’re headed next.

Wednesday
Oct 16
5:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Don't miss out on October Movie Night!

Wednesday, Oct 16
Inge Druckrey presents her film "Teaching to See"
95 Empire / 7PM
$5 AIGA + AIA members
$8 non-members

Meet the artist!
Join Inge Druckrey for a private round-table conversation before the film screening. (Appetizers included, drinks to be purchased separately.)
5:00 to 6:30 PM
Tazza Caffe // 250 Westminster Street
Tickets (includes film):
$30 AIGA + AIA members
$35 non-members
(only 11 seats available in total - almost sold out!)

Go to AIGA.ri.org to register. For more information, email support@ri.aiga.org

Thursday
Oct 10
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Thursday
Oct 3
5:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

2013 BoNE Show in RI and Beer and BoNE closing event

AIGA Rhode Island Presents

2013 BoNE Show

Best of New England

Anchor / 42 Rice Street, Providence

September 19 October 4


Beer and BoNE Gallery Closing

October 3 // 5 7P

Refreshments will be available for purchase

For more information email: support@ri.aiga.org

Thursday
Sep 26
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Write your own Google Hangout with HTML5 and WebRTC

Google Hangouts is an easy-to-use video chat service from Google. I happen to like it. You and 9 of your friends can have a live video call, exchange messages, send photos and even share a whiteboard. On the other hand, some people hate it. Perhaps its too slow, or the plugin wont run, or they dont like the UI, or theyre just Google haters. Whatever the reasons, quit complaining and take matters into your own hands with HTML5 and WebRTC.

Tim Eagan will give an introduction to the JavaScript WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) API its uses and how you can add it to your latest project.

Wednesday
Sep 25
6:30 PM

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

RI's only 2600 meetup. A great place to discuss technology and how we as practitioners use technology. Bring your brain, we'll supply the rest.

-Agent5

Wednesday
Sep 25
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

September Geek Dinner

In the spirit of back-to-school, the September Geek Dinner will feature local EdTech startup STEM2O.

Providence-based STEM2O builds simple but powerful, standards-aligned simulation authoring tools that help teachers re-kindle students’ interest in math and science. With STEM2O, teachers can easily build interactive simulations that demonstrate complex science and math concepts like figuring out how a pendulum would swing on Mars, or finding the liquid density required to make iron float.

On Wednesday Co-Founder & CEO Rushikesh Bandekar will tell the STEM2O story and give a sneak peek at their impressive simulation platform.

Tuesday
Sep 24
7:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Designers with Drinks

The ancient and loyal order of user experience professionals gathers monthly to toast beautiful, efficient, practical, and awe-inspiring digital design. The UX meetup is a casual gathering to meet local designers, swap industry techniques and news, and celebrate the remarkable design talent in Providence. Grab a cocktail, sling a wireframe, and meet some new and awesome people.

Monday
Sep 23
6:00 PM

EOL Club

September Hacknight

Monthly Providence, RI hacknight. Code, design, and collaborate with other local developers to a backdrop of electronic music. Bring your laptop and a project to work on.

Our next meetup is Monday, September 23rd from 6pm–11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Pizza and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Monday
Sep 23
5:45 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

JavaScript Verification: From Browsers to Pages

Modern web browsers implement a "private browsing" mode that is intended to leave behind no traces of a user's browsing activity on their computer. This feature is in direct tension with support for *extensions*, which let users add third-party functionality into their browser. I will discuss the scope of this problem, present our approach to verifying extensions' compliance with private browsing mode, and sketch our findings on several real, third-party extensions. I will then briefly describe the toolkit underlying our approach, and end with a sketch of a newer project, adapting this approach to the very different-seeming problem of statically catching errors when using the jQuery library.

Bio: Benjamin Lerner is a post-doctoral researcher in the PLT group at Brown University, and soon to be a lecturer at Northeastern University. His research examines the challenges of analyzing client-side web programming, from the behavior of web pages down through the semantics of the browser. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2011, building a platform to analyze conflicts between browser extensions, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Yale University. Food and beverages will be provided by our host and sponsor, Swipely!

Location

Swipely Headquarters
39 Pike Street (sole building in median between al Forno and the Shell station)
Providence, RI

Wednesday
Sep 18
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

RIRUG meeting


Thursday
Sep 12
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Wednesday
Aug 28
6:30 PM

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

RI's only 2600 meetup. A great place to discuss technology and how we as practitioners use technology. Bring your brain, we'll supply the rest.

-Agent5