Meet the Geeks invites IT professionals to mingle at 10-year anniversary party

Meet the Geeks will celebrate a full decade of bolstering WNC's IT industry on Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scully's downtown. Stock photo

Information-technology industry group Meet the Geeks invites Asheville’s IT professionals to wander from their computer screens on Wednesday, March 25. The local nonprofit — established to promote a more collaborative and cohesive IT sector in the Asheville area — is holding its 10-year anniversary celebration at Scully’s that evening, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

“Everyone in the IT industry is welcome,” says Meet the Geeks co-founder Trevor Lohrbeer. “Come connect with local IT professionals and learn about local jobs, education and other resources.” Lohrbeer says the event is also a prime opportunity for employers to scope out local talent.

The free shindig is open to all IT stakeholders, “from programmers, network administrators and web designers to the tech-savvy business people in sales and marketing,” according to the event page. To sweeten the deal, Lohrbeer is treating each attendee to one free beverage. Refreshments will also be provided, and Lohrbeer will release details regarding the recent acquisition of his company Lab Escape to a Boston-based firm.

“Meet the Geeks is dedicated to fostering collaboration and education for IT professionals and the business community in Western North Carolina,” reads the organization’s webpage, and to accomplish that mission, the group holds bi-monthly networking meetings, provides technical training opportunities, promotes WNC as a tech destination and disseminates information about local IT opportunities to members online. Their regular meetings are on the last Wednesday of odd-numbered months, also held from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Scully’s.

“The 10-year anniversary bash will be heavily attended and one event not to miss!” says Lohrbeer.

Interested techies can find more information about the group at meetthegeeks.net.

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