More fun with the Providence Geeks

The Providence Geeks, about whom I wrote in last week's Phoenix, will be hosting their latest geek dinner -- the last of the summer -- this Wednesday. Here are the details:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Alert! Providence Geeks takes August off, so this is your last chance to get your geek on before September.

This coming Wednesday, Providence-based startup, Digication, will be presenting their wares. Founded by faculty at RISD's Art + Design Education Department, Digication provides an easy way for schools to create online communities and for teachers and students to showcase their work. Recently Digication just signed up their 1,000th school!

Please join us and spread the word!

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Meanwhile, the ProJo's Benjamin Gedan wrote yesterday about Bionica, another geek-related startup in Providence:

Their credentials dangle off rafters and line metal shelves: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bert and Ernie dolls and other bright and chatty playthings.

To the scientists at Bionica Corp., the talking toys are more than decoration in the company’s Ship Street headquarters. They make up a quirky resumé, proof of Bionica’s expertise in audio technology, which is now being brought to bear on a more serious project: designing a better hearing aid.

The Clio, Bionica’s prototype “personal communication system,” will not resemble a talking Kermit the Frog squeeze toy.

But Bionica’s founders — chief technology officer Ralph Beckman and vice president of project development Kipp Bradford — say their experience in low-end consumer audio equipment has given them an edge in the hearing-aid industry.

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