Thursday, 12 November 2009

Geeks Get Organised

Geeks have recently started reclaiming the term as a means of empowerment.

And now they are using this to create a social movement pressuring for change.

The group has set up its' own blog home to raise awareness of the issues tech-conscious 'geeks' are into.

They advertise their first night, which Katharine Robinson explains has been built out of the success of Twitter in enabling people to make new connections via technology.

However she's more interested in the prospect of being near a bar than in the details of coding and pushing for coding to be introduced into the national curriculum!

Simon May was also in attendance and he got wrapped up in discussions about digital identity and how different media formats can co-exist in a symbiotic relationship.

Both Simon and AmyKate have published albums of photos from the event, just to prove they do exist and what the 'geeks' really look like!

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Update: bennuk provides a summary of his presentation on 'digital identity'.

Reading Geek Night writes up its' own review of its' first night.

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Follow the Twitter hashtag #rdggeek for more information - the next meeting will be on 7th December.

2 comments:

  1. "When Geek meets Geek, then comes the tug of war"

    The Rival Queens, Nathaniel Lee (1655-1692)

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  2. Abbey Nationalist15 November 2009 at 09:45

    "Timeo Danaos et donae ferentes." (Virgil)

    I Fear the GEEKS when bearing gifts?

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