Thursday, December 20th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Usher in the Holiday season with your friends at the North Shore Web Geeks! Take a time out from the holiday rush to raise a pint and celebrate another successful year with us! It's been a great year, so let's all get together and really send 2012 out in style!

So join all your friends in the web community for a night of great conversation, networking and holiday cheer. See you there!

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Autumn is in full swing, so help us stave off the winter for just a little bit longer by joining us for our November meet up! There is no speaker this month, but you can count on plenty of networking and great conversation. So come on out for a some stimulating discussion over the adult beverage of your choice!

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Let's celebrate Oktoberfest, NSWG-style! Join us for our October meet up. There will be no speaker this month, so there WILL be plenty of opportunity for cold beverages and stimulating conversation about the web industry. So take a break from raking leaves and join us for our unique brand of NSWG fun and networking!

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
After a summer of fun in the sun, we get back in the swing of things with our regular brand of NSWG goodness! This month's featured speaker is Joshua Porter, Director of UX at HubSpot and one of the NSWG founders. Josh will discuss how to create a strong business website.

Stick around after the talk for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over food and delicious cold beverages.

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
As we hit the home stretch of summer, the North Shore Web Geeks will be finishing up our summer schedule (ie no speakers). So while we won't have a speaker this month, there WILL be plenty of opportunity for cold beverages and stimulating conversation about the web industry. So take a break from your summer activities and join us for our unique brand of NSWG fun and networking!

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
As we hit June, the North Shore Web Geeks will be entering our summer schedule. No speakers, but we will still be meeting for cold beverages and stimulating conversation about the web industry. So take a break from your summer activities and join us for our unique brand of NSWG fun!

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
The summer is right around the corner, so there is no better time to come out and mingle with your fellow web professionals! There's no speaker this month, but there will plenty of networking and great conversation. So come on out for a some stimulating discussion over the frosty adult beverage of your choice!

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Spring is in the air, so what better way to celebrate than with your friends in the North Shore Web Geeks!

This month, intellectual Property attorney Matthew Saunders will be on hand for a Q&A to answer your questions about trademark, copyright, and related issues that often face web or software ventures. Whether you are an independent contractor, own a startup or work for an international corporation, you can benefit from Matt's deep legal experience. So have your legal questions ready!

Stick around after the Q&A for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over food and delicious cold beverages.

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
It's March and we're meeting a week earlier this month to avoid the Ides of March (that date has some seriously bad mojo attached to it). So mark your calendars and join us!

This month's presentation is "Crash Course in Wireframing" by Marcel Moreau, User Experience Engineer at iMarc. Marcel will explain what is a wireframe and why they are such an essential part of the web design and development process. Marcel's talk will utilize practical examples of wireframes in action as well as talk about the best tools in creating them. If you are new to crafting a kick-ass website user experience, or are just looking for an interesting perspective from a seasoned professional, this is the talk for you!

Stick around after the talk for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over delicious cold beverages. Have your business cards ready!

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
As winter trudges on, it's time for another North Shore Web Geeks! SCHEDULING NOTE: we're moving this month's meetup back a week to the fourth Thursday of the month, so make sure you mark your calendars!

This month's presentation is "How to Transform your Website into a Valuable Business Asset" by Mark Kilens, Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant at Hubspot. Mark will explain how your website is the vital lynchpin in any of your company's marketing efforts and detail how to make it work harder to help you reach your business goals. Mark's talk will also feature an open group discussion, so bring your questions!

Stick around after Mark's presentation for our usual brand of socializing, networking and good times!

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
It's a new year and time for more web geek meetups!

Stop by and help us ring in the new year in style! Share your thoughts on the coming year with your fellow web professionals over a cold brew and pub food. Bring your business cards and networking skills and mingle with people working across the broad spectrum of the tech landscape.

2012 is going to be great! Let's kick it off right!

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Take a time out from the holiday rush to raise a pint and celebrate another successful year with your friends from the North Shore Web Geeks! It's been a great year, so let's all get together and really send 2011 out in style!

So join all your friends in the web community for a night of great conversation and networking. Plus, we will have some special treats in honor of the holiday season! See you there!

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
November is the perfect time to chill out over some cold beverages and engage in a little tech talk! There's no speaker this month, but there will plenty of networking and great conversation. So come on out and meet your fellow web professionals over the frosty adult beverage of your choice!

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
It's October, the month of Octoberfest and Trick 'r Treat! Join us for for cold beverages, tech talk and networking.

There is no speaker this month, So you will have more time to meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over delicious cold beverages. Have your business cards ready! So bring your conversation skills and and get ready to meet folks and chill with a beer on an awesome Autumn night!

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Summer is over, so there is no better way to get back into "real life"than with some beverages, networking and informative tech talk.

This month's presentation is "APIs in Life, Music and Wiffleball" by Chuck Freedman, a Boston-area platform strategist and evangelist. Chuck will explain how APIs work using everyday, real life examples. For those who don't realize they use APIs, this presentation will open your eyes to the essence of what platforms enable for us. And for those that regularly develop and design with APIs, this talk will give you a better understanding about how organically APIs should work with us and for us.

Stick around after Chuck's presentation for our usual brand of socializing, networking and good times!

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
As summer hits the home stretch, join us at the Port Tavern for cold beverages, tech talk and networking.

Our featured speaker this month is Trev Stair, creative director for Stackpole & Partners, a strategic marketing communications agency located in Newburyport, MA. Trev will be discussing "Cultivating Inspiration: A Regimen for Design Readiness." Learn how designers prepare for projects and some of the practices they utilize to stay inspired and to push their design skills. Designers are encouraged to come and share some of their own "regimens" for design readiness.

Stick around after the talk for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over delicious cold beverages. Have your business cards ready!

If you are planning on stopping by, please RSVP for this month's event. Taking a minute to RSVP helps us get an informal headcount and helps us better prepare for the crowd we will have on hand.

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Thursday, July 28th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Summer is in full swing! Join us for cold beverages, tech talk and networking.

Our featured speaker this month is Adam Page, an attorney specializing in corporate and employment law for Finneran & Nicholson in Newburyport, MA. Adam will be discussing some of the legal issues that may arise during the lifecycle of a company and some potential pitfalls to avoid. Some of the topics may include choosing an entity, employee issues and work for hire doctrine. If you are an entrepreneur, or are thinking of starting your own business, this is your chance to get some answers to your legal questions!

Stick around after the talk for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Meet professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds over delicious cold beverages. Have your business cards ready!

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
We're kicking off the summer in style! Join us for cold beverages,
tech talk and networking.

There will be no featured speaker this month, but we will be giving
attendees a chance to give a lightning talk, if they so choose.
Lightning talks are short (usually five to seven minutes) talks given
by web/technology professionals on topics near and dear their hearts.
It's a great format to get a variety perspectives and insight in a
relatively short amount of time. If you are interested in giving a
lightning talk, drop us an email at team@northshorewebgeeks.com and we
can get you set up!

RSVP for this month's event here: http://nswg.eventbrite.com

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
It's time to get sassy! By populer demand, this month's meetup features a talk by web developers Adam Darowski and Joel Oliviera on SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets"). Learn how to make syling fun again with this simpler, more elegant syntax for CSS. Adam & Joel will explain the ins and outs of SASS by going through some step-by-step examples of how you can put it to use in your own workflow.
Stick around after the talk for our usual brand of socializing and networking! Our group has been growing over the last couple of meetups, so join us for interesting discussions over cold beverages!

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Thursday, March 24th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
It's time for March Mobile Madness! This month we will be featuring a talk by Dan Katcher of the Boston iPhone/Android developers, Rocket Farm Studios. Dan will be giving a talk titled "Why You Should Give a $@#%! about Mobile." Bring your questions about mobile app development and then stick around for socializing and beverages!

Stopping by? Please RSVP!

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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Join us for an evening of networking, socializing and beverages. Warm up from the winter chill with our lineup of lightning talks!

Lightning talks are short (usually five to seven minutes) talks given by web/technology professionals on topics near and dear their hearts. It's a great format to get a variety perspectives and insight in a relatively short amount of time. Speakers and topics will be announced soon!

Stick around after the lightning talks for our usual brand of socializing and networking!

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
Come join us for the first North Shore Web Geeks of 2011! We are kicking off the new year in style. Stop by and raise a pint with us as we inaugurate our new location, The Port Tavern in Newburyport!

Join us to geek out over all the good stuff that happened in 2010 and help us look ahead to what lies ahead in 2011. Intellectual Property attorney Matthew Saunders will also be on hand for a Q & A to address any legal and trademark questions facing your web or software ventures.

Stopping by? Please RSVP so we can get a headcount!

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
There's no agenda this time around. Come chat with the good geeky folks of the North Shore, Greater Portsmouth and Greater Boston.

We need more volunteers to help organize meetups. If you're interested, talk to Lisa, Tom, Josh, Trev or Julian!

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Thursday, June 17th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
There's no agenda this time around. Just bring your conversation skills and meet folks, chill with a beer and suggest ideas for future meetups.

It's also become obvious to us that we need more volunteers to help organize meetups. If you're interested, talk to Lisa, Tom, Josh, Trev or Julian!

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
It's time once again for lightning talks! Lightning talks are your
chance to give a five to seven minute talk about something
web/technology related, share techniques, or show off their work. The
talks are casual, with slides being completely optional (if you need a
projector, let us know). No product or service pitches, please.

We have about six slots open for lightning talks, so drop us a line
via twitter (or email, if you know one of the organizers) to sign up! Otherwise, we'll take volunteers if there are slots open on the night.

Don't have a lightning talk topic? No worries, there will be plenty of the usual socializing and networking opportunities!

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
The launch of the new iPad, as well as the announcement of the iPhone OS, has got the online community buzzing. What do these new developments mean for the future of computing? How does this impact web developers? What opportunities will this new landscape present?

We want to hear from you! Stop by the Grog on the 15th to talk all things iPad and iPhone. Check out the new iPad, as well as get a first-person account from 360 iDev, the world's leading iPhone developer conference.

Should be a fun night of informal discussion, demos and of course beverages.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
Meetup tomorrow night, at the Grog! This month is casual, if you have a 5 min presentation or questions for web geeks, bring them!

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

A panel of experts representing several CMS solutions will discuss the merits of their CMS, and take questions from the attendees. The panel session should last around 1 hour or so, with the rest of the evening devoted to chatting with fellow web geeks.

Sign up to attend The Great CMS Debate on Eventbrite.

The Atom Group are sponsoring the event (read: free beer)!

About the NSWG

The NSWG gets together regularly to hang out and chat about all things web, from Facebook to standards compliance, startups to Apple and everything in between.

In 2010, we are putting together different events each month to learn, share and network.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
This month's theme is lightening talks!
Anyone can talk about something web/technology related, share techniques, show off their work, things like that.

- It's casual and slides are totally optional, though let us know so we get a projector and that sort of thing
- No product or service pitches
- Each talk will be 5-7 minutes, and we'll have time for six people (an hour for learning, the rest for socializing!)

Sign up in advance via twitter or contact one of the organizers, and if possible, we'll leave some slots open in case you aren't quite sure yet!

So far we have
- Chuck Freedman (@Chuckstar) showing us a Litl
- Matt Saunders of MassIPLaw (@MattSaunders) on Good Techy Legal Stuff To Know*
- Tom Summit (@tsummit) on ...
- Tim Howland (@thowland) on Something Delightfully Geeky
- Pete Karl II (@steyblind) on Twitter streams at events


* None of these titles are official !


Looking for Sponsors!
Sponsorships help us attract more folks to our events.

As a sponsor you will receive:
Sponsorship mention on all the NSWG web site, Facebook, Linkedin, flyers and Twitter for the event you are sponsoring
A warm introduction at the event
Twitter mentions from NSWG members

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
Come and have a beverage* as we close out the year and make big plans for 2010.

Bigger Events
Combined Meetups
Named Speakers
Community Outreach

North Shore Web Geeks Rule!

* Food from the Grog's menu is also available!

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
We're holding a special NSWG meetup/roundtable discussion to talk about the NSWG as a whole - the NSWG group experience, our meetups, how NSWG can serve its members better, the website, future events, dumping Facebook etc.

Bring enthusiasm & ideas for improving the NSWG. I hope to see all the regulars there!

I've reserved the 3rd floor of The Grog (though they may be able to 'squeeze us in' on the 2nd floor).

www.thegrog.com or @grognbpt on Twitter

P.S. The Grog has a fab selection of drinks & beers, as well as great food!

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
No agenda, very informal!

Sorry there was no Facebook invite. I created it & saved, but it didn't send to anyone, nor did it connect it to our NSWG group. GRRR.

@lisarex

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009

at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport, MA
We're meeting at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport for lunch this Friday (and future Fridays until further notice). It's probably too chilly to be on the front patio now, sadly!

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport, MA

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Friday, August 21st, 2009

at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport, MA
Hey everyone,

We're meeting at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport for lunch this Friday (and future Fridays until further notice). I'll be booking a table on the front patio overlooking Market Square in downtown Newburyport.

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Friday, August 7th, 2009

at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport, MA
Hey everyone,

We're meeting at Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport for lunch this Friday (and future Fridays until further notice). I've booked a table on the front patio overlooking Market Square in downtown Newburyport.

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Friday, July 24th, 2009

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
We'll stick with this location for the next few lunches, until we get bored of it... The Port Tavern is on State Street in downtown Newburyport.

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Friday, July 10th, 2009

at The Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA
We've chosen a new location for this next lunch! The Port Tavern on State Street has good food at reasonable prices and I think they'll be a little quicker with the food service.... :)

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

at Michael's Harborside in Newburyport, MA
Every other Friday we get together for lunch! It's casual and everyone is welcome.

So far we've been to Michael's Harbourside twice to have lunch but not yet on their large dining deck overlooking the water. Fingers cross this Friday is nice.

Mark your calendars... (and they will be announced here too). Future NSWG lunch dates are:

July 10 & 24
August 7 & 21
September 4 & 18

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

at Michael's Harborside in Newburyport, MA
Every other Friday we get together for lunch! It's casual and everyone is welcome.

It's summer so we're going Michael's Harbourside to have lunch on their large dining deck overlooking the water (or inside, if the weather sucks).

Mark your calendars... (and they will be announced here too). Future NSWG lunch dates are:

June 26
July 10 & 24
August 7 & 21
September 4 & 18

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Friday, May 29th, 2009

at Michael's Harborside in Newburyport, MA
Every other Friday we get together for lunch! It's a chance for folks who work from home to get a little social interaction, and office-bound folks to get outside. Everyone is welcome.

It's summer so we're going Michael's Harbourside to have lunch on their large dining deck overlooking the water. If we like it and they are nice to us, we can keep using this location for the summer lunches.

Mark your calendars... (and they will be announced here too). Future NSWG lunch dates are:

June 12 & 26
July 10 & 24
August 7 & 21
September 4 & 18

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA
Some people are sticking around Newburyport for this event, while other are headed up to Portsmouth, NH to attend http://prtsmthtweetup.eventbrite.com/.

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Thursday, March 26th, 2009

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

at The Rockfish in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

at The Rockfish in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

at Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

This month we have a short talk by Ari Herzog about hiring in tough times. Stay afterwards for the usual conversation and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

Come and join us in Newburyport for a monthly web geek meetup to talk with fellow geeks and enjoy a drink or two. We regularly have developers, designers, freelancers, project managers and everyone in between from all around the North Shore and New Hampshire.

This month we have a talk by Leslie Poston of UptownUncorked.com and Mashable.com. Her talk is titled “Social Media Work Flow: How do you divide your attention and manage your time productively and effectively to reach more people in social media.”

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

After a break in August, we are back for the fall on the 25th of September. The first 30 drinks are being covered by iMarc.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

This month we are going to be adding a little something new to the format. In addition to hanging out and talking about all things web, Joshua Porter is going to be doing a short presentation Designing for Sign-Up. Check out his blog for more information. Hope to see you all there!

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

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Thursday, May 15th, 2008

at The Grog in Newburyport, MA

With four successful meetups under our belt, we’ve moved to a regular schedule for this and all future events. From now on we will be having the meetup on the third Thursday of every month.

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Who Are We?

Formed from the merging of two separate meetups (one by Joshua Porter and Jeff Watkins and the other by Tom Summit) in early 2008, North Shore Web Geeks is a monthly meetup for web folks north of Boston, MA.

We get together on the third Thursday of every month to hang out and chat about all things web, from Facebook to standards compliance, startups to Apple and everything in between.

Our meetups attract all sorts of people from the web community including developers, designers, managers, SEO specialists, agency folk, freelancers, and startupers.

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