PVD Geeks Featuring Dell Technologies

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115 Empire Street · Providence, RI

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We'll be congregating in the performance space on the first floor. Grab some food or drink at AS220 Foo(d) and come and join us!

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At the December 2018 Providence Geeks, members of Dell Technologies' Systems Engineering Team (based in nearby Franklin, MA) will be discussing Dell Technologies' vision of becoming the essential infrastructure company, from the edge to the data center to the cloud, not only for today's applications but for the cloud-native world we're entering. The team will also be covering company culture, projects they have worked on, and will tell you how someone can become a part of Dell Technologies (they're hiring!). Joining us will be Systems Engineers Carissa Willard, a Massachusetts native with 10 years experience in information Systems; David Howes, a Massachusetts resident with previous experience in Software Development and Computer Science Engineering; and Jason Silvia, a Providence, RI native with previous experience in Information Systems Support. Along with the engineers, Systems Engineering Manager Emilio Santomarco will also be joining us.

On September 7, 2016, Dell and EMC joined forces in the largest technology merger in history to become Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies unites seven technology leaders – Dell, DellEMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware – in one company with the goal of developing technology to transform lives, and power human progress. Dell Technologies' connection to Rhode Island (and all of New England) is through DellEMC (formerly EMC), which was founded in 1979 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Since that year, DellEMC has been a mainstay of not just New England, but the Global IT landscape, especially in the data storage and management space.

The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant. Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15-minute presentation/Q&A around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking. It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional.