“Awesome 48 hrs connecting with some of the most amazing tech innovators and makers!”
– Thomas Troisch, Art Director / Illustrator at Troublefish
“There’s nothing else like Geekend. It’s fun, it’s educational, and best of all, it’s full of entrepreneurial energy.”
– Kevin Lawver, Senior Web Developer at Lynxsy
“Come for the tech talks, stay for the cotton candy!”
– Nate Lynch, Design Manager & Lead User Interface Designer at Earlybird Creative
“The Geekend attendees gave me hope that there are people who fearlessly invent and make things that better the world.”
“Geekend made me want to immediately go home and start building things. Very inspiring speakers.”
– Steven Scarborough, Director of Interactive Design at Savannah College of Art and Design
“Biggest takeaway from Geekend? Savannah and its surrounding areas have a TON of creative and passionate entrepreneurs.”
– Meredith O'Malley Johnson, Community & Public Relations Director at One Spark
“Geekend is where I recharge my batteries every year – I get to see what everyone else has learned, all the stuff they’re excited out, and share my passions.”
– Kevin Lawver, Senior Web Developer at Lynxsy
“Geekend shows you don’t need 30,000 people flooding the streets for a great festival celebrating the best of the next generation of makers and doers.”
– Doug Gross, CNN.com
“The Geekend conference – where startup operators, business owners and entrepreneurs from the technology field get together to explore and swap ideas.”
– Gordon Deal, This Morning - America's First News radio program
“What I liked best – the entrepreneurial spirit, energy and passion that was very obviously present throughout the program.“
Founder & Chief Medical Officer @ Micro C
Creator of Bugs 'N Boo Hags
Design Internship Program Lead @ IBM Maelstrom
Co-founder & CEO @ Smoke Cartel
Co-founder & Lead Developer @ Codebase
Founder @ Atmos Games
Founder & CEO @ Prolego
User Experience Designer @ GulfStream Aerospace
Founder @ Geogen
Creative Director & Owner @ Mamie Ruth
Principal @ StrategyRx, CMO @ Micro C Imaging
President @ Avesca, LLC
Co-founder @ Task Creatives
Digital Marketing Strategist @ Gauge
Lead Data Science Instructor @ General Assembly
User Experience Designer @ Launch Interactive
CTO @ Planted
President @ Metalpressions.com
Founder & CEO @ $Guap Coin
Owner @ Savannah Bananas, Keynote Speaker, Author & Host of Business Done Differently
General Partner @ Valor Ventures
Co-founder & COO @ Smoke Cartel
Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies @ College of Charleston
CEO @ Don Ryan Center for Innovation
Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science and Engineering @ University of Florida
Owner @ PERC Coffee
Co-founder & CTO @ ProjectMQ
CEO @ Global Center for Medical Innovation
Executive Editor @ Savannah Morning News & savannahnow.com
Don’t miss your chance to meet the people behind Savannah’s hottest products, experiences and companies!
(February 2 - 3)
Welcome to Geekend! Our first day's sessions are dedicated to startups and innovative thinking to grow and scale your business. Come ready to learn, share, and connect with your fellow Geekenders. End the day at Pitch Circus, and chase with a few cocktails at the afterparty!Check it out!
Make like your laptop charger and plug in, because today is all about serious fun. Discover what goes into video game development, explore the world in a new way with the latest in augmented and virtual reality technologies, and play the day away our Indie Game Arcade.Check it out!
Come experience a wide array of augmented and virtual reality (that’s AR/VR for short!) technologies and projects at this special showcase. This event is free and open to the public!
As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are becoming the hottest trends in tech development, join us in this panel to see the applications of AR/VR to various industries from architectural visualization to mainstream entertainment. This panel of experts will showcase their work with in-depth analyses of AR/VR’s application to shaping our lives.
Learn what it takes to create and sustain an emotionally healthy dynamic that fosters innovation and drives outcomes for you and your teams. Devin O’Bryan is a designer-educator with an eye for talent and a heart for cultivating that talent. He currently serves IBM’s Strategic Talent Program as design advocate and facilitator. His past 4 years have been filled with guiding and co-creating within IBM Corporate HR and IBM Design’s global education efforts with programs like IBM Design Bootcamp Experiences, IBM Designweek events, and building the immersive and award-winning, Maelstrom internship program. In this talk, Devin will share his experiences and lessons learned through Maelstrom as it grew to become the prime IBM’s premier software design experience.
When the tools you use aren’t up to scratch, you can make do…or you can make new. In this session, Max Howell shares his experiences building the Homebrew package manager and its unexpected, explosive success. Homebrew is free and open source; in 2013 it had the most contributors of any project on GitHub. It continues to be used by developers all over the world.