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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    1. 1. forging GeekUp grassroot geekery in the uk social tech networking in Sheffield
    2. 2. ! (geek != social)
    3. 3. geek ≠ nerd “ geeks get it done, nerds don’t”
    4. 4. (by & for) geeks web designers and developers tech-minded community
    5. 5. grassroots practitioners involved engaged
    6. 6. grassroots people not companies independent local
    7. 7. northern manchester liverpool leeds
    8. 8. sheffield 123k digital workers > 5,000,000,000 quid unquantifiable potential
    9. 9. social refactoring joining the dotcoms more than beers patterns
    10. 10. pattern #1 function GeekUp (Social, Knowledge_Sharing, optional Networking)
    11. 11. pattern #2 GeekUp = Not (AfterWork, BarCamp, OpenCoffee)
    12. 12. BarCamp unconference “ no spectators, only participants”
    13. 13. OpenCoffee startups networking commercial
    14. 14. pattern #3 20:20 lightning presentations free stand up
    15. 15. pattern #3 round table chaired discussion panel
    16. 16. pattern #3 talks talking sharing
    17. 17. user stories coding standards development tools agile practices
    18. 18. pattern #4 beer beer beer
    19. 19. geek wisdom "Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else."
    20. 20. doEvent.Sheff(1) Fat Cat Wed 7 May 2008 6pm

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