[grok] — verb

  1. to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity
  2. the intermingling of intelligence that necessarily affects both the observer and the observed

[ORIGIN: 1961, COINED BY AUTHOR ROBERT A. HEINLEIN IN HIS NOVEL STRANGER IN A STRANGE LANDThanks to Joshua Blankenship for the definition.


The Origin of the Grok

The first Grok began in the tasty beer and pixel filled mind of Matthew Smith of @squaredeye & Cowork Greenville & now Zaarly.

It was an experiment gone oh so right. It was an incredible 3-day, mind-meld of awesome. Ideas were shared, friendships were made, BBQ was eaten and beer was drank.

I won't go into detail on the experiences here but I recommend you take a gander at what was said about Greenville Grok.

 

The Format

The day will be divided up into two hour blocks. Within those two hour blocks we will have 10/20s. 10 or 20 minute blocks of timed, rapid conversations. As we finish a 2 hour block and break for food the hope is that you take the opportunity and carry on those conversations as we socialize.

 

The Speakers

The Grok is open for anybody to lead a discussion about an idea you want to share, a business challenge, a technique or even demo something you've been working on.

You can take a few moments to plan something or present something adhoc. The planning isn't important but if you think you have something that'll hold the attention of a group of people for 10 or 20 minutes then by all means share it with us.


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    November 5
    zawy
    "Electrical engineer interested in solar heating, economics, A.I., physics, electronics, and replacing the biosphere with machines for self-replicatin­g (negative entropy) efficiency reasons because it's the right thing to do. "Grok"­ caught my eye."
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    March 24, 2014
    Joey N.
    "Graphic designer, automotive photographer and wizard in imagery."
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    Murali V. Murali V. joined
    March 14, 2014
    Murali V.
    "Interested to meet new minds. I dream creativity and crave for new ideas all the time."
  • New Member
    Jeremy R. Jeremy R. joined
    January 29, 2014
    Jeremy R.
    "Hello! My name is Jeremy. I am a graphic designer by trade but first and foremost an artist at heart. I enjoy going to local coffee shops, sipping on coffee and sketching in my moleskine whenever I have spare time (no matter how limited)."
  • New Member
    Peter A. Peter A. joined
    September 8, 2013
    Peter A.
    "Interested in technology and sharing/learnin­g."
  • New Member
    Melinda J. Melinda J. joined
    August 10, 2013
    Melinda J.
    "I'm little but I have ideas all the time. Big ideas, small ideas. SIASL is one of my favorite books, btw. This one is my favorite Heinlen: Methuselah'­s Children http://en.wikip­edia.org/wiki/M­ethuselah'­s_Children"
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    :D :D joined
    February 25, 2013
    :D
    "Hi! This sounds cool !"
 
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