Providence Geek Dinner

Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 – 8pm

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

Edesia LogoWith the Thanksgiving feast fast approaching, for the November Geek Dinner we’ve decided to feature an incredible local organization that’s on the front lines of the fight against global malnutrition.

Founded in 2009, the Providence-based non-profit,Edesia, develops and manufacturers ready-to-use foods that target various stages of malnutrition. Edesia’s products are distributed throughout the developing world via its partners, including USAID, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme.

edonisiaEdesia is firing on all cylinders. Its fast-growing team is currently 60 strong, and includes refugees from 21 countries. The company is about to break ground on a brand new 82,000 square foot factory on a 10-acre lot in North Kingston’s Quonset Business Park.

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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.