Forging GeekUp

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Information about Forging GeekUp

Published on March 18, 2008

Author: Jagusti

Source: slideshare.net

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grassroots geekery in Sheffield

forging GeekUp grassroot geekery in the uk social tech networking in Sheffield

! (geek != social)

geek ≠ nerd “ geeks get it done, nerds don’t”

(by & for) geeks web designers and developers tech-minded community

grassroots practitioners involved engaged

grassroots people not companies independent local

northern manchester liverpool leeds

sheffield 123k digital workers > 5,000,000,000 quid unquantifiable potential

social refactoring joining the dotcoms more than beers patterns

pattern #1 function GeekUp (Social, Knowledge_Sharing, optional Networking)

pattern #2 GeekUp = Not (AfterWork, BarCamp, OpenCoffee)

BarCamp unconference “ no spectators, only participants”

OpenCoffee startups networking commercial

pattern #3 20:20 lightning presentations free stand up

pattern #3 round table chaired discussion panel

pattern #3 talks talking sharing

user stories coding standards development tools agile practices

pattern #4 beer beer beer

geek wisdom "Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else."

doEvent.Sheff(1) Fat Cat Wed 7 May 2008 6pm

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