Definition of alpha geek in US 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’
    • ‘We're the Alpha Geeks of our social circles.’
    • ‘I think the point about the "alpha geek" is that they need not just technical skills nor creative skills but both.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I know a few Alpha Geeks, but I think you have to be a programmer to really understand the way this stuff develops.’
    • ‘I am not an alpha geek.’
    • ‘Ben, European alpha geek and one of the people behind it, knew there would be risks.’
    • ‘The room was filled with alpha geeks showing off their toys.’
    • ‘Why not let the alpha geeks build their own OS X machines too?’
    • ‘Hey, I should have a prominent mention as one of the alpha geeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Alpha geeks tend to be very good at a few things.’
    • ‘"A lot of alpha geeks are hacking hardware," O'Reilly said.’
    • ‘And this page was managed by a webmaster in the field: the metageek of all alpha geeks.’
    • ‘Perhaps the "alpha geek" is more likely to be a group of people, a collaboration.’
    • ‘Like everything else, to be an alpha geek requires tireless dedication, experimentation and studying.’
    • ‘Thinking about it, I start to wonder if the Alpha geeks of the future will necessarily be human.’
    • ‘"Essentially it is being able to recognize the alpha geeks in society and leveraging their enterprise."’
    • ‘Beta geeks watch the alpha geeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    specialist, authority, pundit, oracle, resource person
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