Published on March 18, 2008
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."
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