Definition of alpha geek in English:

alpha geek

noun

informal
  • A person who has great expertise in computing and related technology:

    ‘the alpha geeks are often a few years ahead of their time’
    • ‘Perhaps the "alpha geek" is more likely to be a group of people, a collaboration.’
    • ‘Alpha geeks tend to be very good at a few things.’
    • ‘I think the point about the "alpha geek" is that they need not just technical skills nor creative skills but both.’
    • ‘We're the Alpha Geeks of our social circles.’
    • ‘Hey, I should have a prominent mention as one of the alpha geeks.’
    • ‘So you've got the business people, the alpha geeks, the legislators, the military, the policy people and the academics talking about things from very different angles.’
    • ‘The room was filled with alpha geeks showing off their toys.’
    • ‘They're fundamentally high-profile, high-glamour bits of hardcore tech that (often) are completely outside the practical experience of the so-called Alpha geeks that attend these events.’
    • ‘Thinking about it, I start to wonder if the Alpha geeks of the future will necessarily be human.’
    • ‘I am not an alpha geek.’
    • ‘His successful balance of content and spin - and his ability to spot the communities that have crossover potential - means that he has become both spiritual father to alpha geeks worldwide and translator to the masses.’
    • ‘"A lot of alpha geeks are hacking hardware," O'Reilly said.’
    • ‘I know a few Alpha Geeks, but I think you have to be a programmer to really understand the way this stuff develops.’
    • ‘Beta geeks watch the alpha geeks.’
    • ‘"Essentially it is being able to recognize the alpha geeks in society and leveraging their enterprise."’
    • ‘Like everything else, to be an alpha geek requires tireless dedication, experimentation and studying.’
    • ‘Ben, European alpha geek and one of the people behind it, knew there would be risks.’
    • ‘Our methodology is simple: we draw from the wisdom of the alpha geeks in our midst, paying attention to what's interesting to them, amplifying these weak signals, and seeing where they fit into the innovation ecology.’
    • ‘And this page was managed by a webmaster in the field: the metageek of all alpha geeks.’
    • ‘Why not let the alpha geeks build their own OS X machines too?’
    specialist, authority, pundit, oracle, resource person
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