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The Yin-Yang of the Cloud: Hyperlocal and Big Data

Our topics for the meeting include two of the hottest areas of the internet today: Hyperlocal and Big Data.

To respect the time of all members, the initial meetup featured presentation will be the members and introductions. This will be followed by two business presentations.


First representing the Hyperlocal is  Mike Shapiro Founder of The Alternative Press who will give a brief presentation on starting TAP. He will give a first hand account of the explosive growth of hyperlocal. TAP is currently in 50 NJ towns and expanding every week. He will outline Tap's expansion plans including current licensing opportunities to entrepreneurial journalists who would like to start a digital newspaper in their own Somerset County Town, using the TAP site, business model and expertise. See the Video about TAP.





Next representing Big Data is Dr. Dwight Irving, Phd of DataBanker. Some of Dwight's insights can be found on his blog Sociacall. Dwight will be focusing on Big Data, Privacy Issues and the things you should know that you may not want to hear.

Are you a Start up seeking an Angel? Are you an Entrepreneur or an Angel who has successfully exited a firm? Or do you offer a unique service or product?

We are accepting suggestions for presenters and scheduling for the upcoming months.



Future events (last Wednesday of every month) will follow a similar format but will also include a Featured Presenter.

All events will be held  at the Verve in downtown Somerville.

It will be held in their Soho inspired upstairs Lounge which features vintage New York style, wide screen flat panel TVs and all the amenities needed to host a fantastic party or corporate event.

Attendees are free to stay all evening or meet up for an amazing dinner in advance.


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  • Carlos A.

    Dennis did a great job organizing this event. The presenters where great and the attendees had well throughout questions. Look forward to seeing this group grow.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Dwight I.

    Thanks to everyone who listened to me drone on about DataBanker. My presentation is available at

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting many of you last night. If I didn't get to share business cards, please feel free to connect with me here. -

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Esther S.

    Sorry I was unable to make it last night. Glad you had a good meeting.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great first meeting!

    The URL of the Princeton privacy conference is It's free to attend, but you must register first. Hope to see someone else there!

    April 24, 2013

  • Drew K.

    Excellent! I'm pumped about The Alternative Press' push to license. I wish Michael and Jim all the success...!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first event with this group.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of the country :-(

    April 2, 2013

  • Drew K.

    Thanks, Dennis, for the invite - looking forward!

    March 25, 2013

  • Shrinivas K.

    I should be there.

    March 21, 2013

  • govi r.

    Look forward to meeting every one at the event. Please let me know if I can help.

    March 19, 2013

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