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Register Your RFID Badge To Claim Perks And Rewards

Posted on November 5, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

If you haven’t experienced near field communication (NFC) technology, Geekend is your chance! This year we’re partnering with Buzz Band to launch unique RFID experiences throughout the event.

As a Geekend attendee, you’ll be able to seamlessly share event check-ins and photos straight to Facebook by scanning the Buzz Band sticker on the back of your badge. Once you register you’ll also be automatically entered to win two free tickets to Geekend 2013, plus a hotel stay.

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Geekend evolves in fourth year

Posted on November 4, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Adam Van Brimmer.

The Geekend reboot is about to commence.
The fourth annual interactive conference for “creative designers, developers and social media geeks” boasts new leadership, new venues and a “new attitude,” according to organizer Sloane Kelley. She took over as the event’s executive director earlier this year after her fellow co-founders, Jake and Miriam Hodesh, left the organization.

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Sign Up For Our Private Instagram Tour of Savannah!

Posted on October 31, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

At Geekend, it goes without saying that there are some sweet perks for being a geek. For the photo-obsessed — you know who you are — our “Why #Instagram is #Instagood” session with Ian Leslie of the Savannah College of Art and Design will be right up your alley! We’ve also got some awesome RFID-enabled photo-ops up our sleeve. But of course, we couldn’t stop there.

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The Geekend Geekbot Has Gone Intergalactic!

Posted on October 24, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

If you’ve attended Geekend before, you probably remember our robot mascots. With each new edition of the event comes a fresh troop of Geekbots — our robot characters that adorn signs, T-shirts and other Geekend swag.

This year we’ve unleashed our Geekbot friends into the intergalactic wild. Anyone can download, print and assemble one of these little guys (as well as Geekend avatars and wallpapers) for fun or photo ops! Share your creations with us on Facebook or Twitter and who knows what goodness may come your way.

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Geekend Attendees Score Free Business Cards

Posted on September 27, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

There is no shortage of networking opportunities at each annual Geekend event. Between impromptu inter-session mingling, rockin’ after-parties and interactive conference activities, you’ll definitely leave with new friends and business contacts. Of course, handing out business cards is a popular way to share contact information and create a longer-lasting impression. It also goes without saying that at Geekend, we like to turn things up a notch.

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Geekend finalizes 2012 conference schedule

Posted on September 17, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Adam Van Brimmer.

Geekend 2012 will close with a geeky call to arms.

The program director for the Code for America Brigade, Kevin Curry, will give the closing address for the three-day conference scheduled for November. Code for America bills itself a “peace corps for civic-minded geeks” and recruits web developers to work with municipalities across the country on projects that can benefit from Web-based solutions.

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Announcing The Third Geekend Keynote — Kevin Curry of Code for America!

Posted on September 13, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Let’s face it. Hacking doesn’t have the best reputation in the media. PR stunts by hacker groups like Anonymous that make international news don’t necessarily help with this general outlook. But contrary to popular belief, hacking is actually a good thing.

Geeks that checked out last year’s Hackathon know that hacking isn’t about taking down popular websites and wreaking havoc on the Internet as much as possible. Hacking is all about working with what you have to achieve a certain goal, stitching together ideas until a final viable product is achieved. Hacking is a vital part of today’s culture.

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Kickstarter’s Charles Adler to Keynote Geekend!

Posted on August 28, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Many artists, designers, technologists, musicians, filmmakers and geeks share one thing in common: larger-than-life dreams. Whether aiming to create a top-rated iPhone app, launch a new comic book series or provide clean drinking water in third-world countries, these ambitious goals often come with large price tags.

Kickstarter is a website that helps fund creative projects across a range of disciplines by collecting small donations from fans online. The social aspect of the site also allows communities to thrive, keeping followers connected with each other and the cause. If you haven’t heard of the site, you’ll enjoy getting lost in the various popular projects they currently have posted.

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Neal Holman of “Archer” to Keynote Geekend — Grab Your Early Bird Tickets!

Posted on August 16, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Greetings, geeks!

We’re jazzed to start announcing this year’s big guns — our featured keynote speaker! Neal Holman, art director and producer at Floyd County Productions, will be in the house to describe the development process of the animated TV show “Archer.” Yes, for real.

Neal isn’t the only hairy-chested bombshell we’ve got up our sleeves. He will definitely be in good company. Check out our current lineup of daytime speakers and get the latest keynote announcements on the speaker section of our site!

Here’s the catch. To hear all about early trials of the “Archer” pilot episode, the evolution of that creative process through four seasons of awesomeness and general lessons learned from a thousand billion mistakes, you’ll need a ticket to this shin-dig.

Here’s where more great news comes in! We’re extending Early Bird ticket sales through the end of August. We want to make it super affordable for local and migratory geeks alike to attend this year’s conference in Savannah!

So grab your buddies, mosey on over to Eventbrite, lock down that awesome deal and get down with your bad self this November at Geekend!

Until then,

Geekend Crew

10 Reasons to Attend Geekend 2012

Posted on August 7, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Salutations, fellow geeks! Can you believe it’s August already? The 4th annual Geekend conference in Savannah, GA is just around the corner and we can’t wait!

If you’ve attended Geekend before, you know what’s in store. If you haven’t, these top 10 reasons to attend Geekend may give you a better idea of how it all goes down.

  • 10. Geekend isn’t your average conference. Expect the unexpected! For those of you who have seen Baratunde Thurston’s keynote speech from last year, you know what we’re talking about.
  • 9. By attending Geekend, you automatically become an honorary part of our tribe! Snag your ticket early and you may even get a free t-shirt.
  • 8. Geekend is affordable! We’re offering Early Bird ticket prices through August 15. Also, Geekend attendees can score sweet hotel deals from our partners!
  • 7. Savannah is an awesome location for a conference. The small town vibe makes after-session mingling much more convenient. And our ghosts are very friendly!
  • 6. You’ll be helping out the local Savannah community! We’re working to let public school teachers in on the geeky goodness. We’re all about sharing the wealth of information with students!
  • 5. Our afterparties rock the house. We literally shut down streets and take over the town for a night.  That’s just how we roll.
  • 4. Looking to impress your boss with tech-savvy skills? Geekend is the place to be. Heck, you may even be the next Steve Jobs! (Or maybe not…)
  • 3. Geekend is an awesome place to make lasting friendships and business contacts with geeks from across the globe. Everyone who comes is super cool, smart and friendly! Attendees of all ranks come from major brands, start-ups, creative agencies, game development companies, dot coms and top social networks.
  • 2. Our selection of superstar speakers is sure to blow you away. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s schedule!
  • 1. The geek gods may strike down no-shows. Fair warning.

Help us continue to make history by being a part of the event this year! See you this November 8-10!

 

 

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