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  • 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