KodeStars: The Next Generation

Posted on October 22, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Chances are you know more than a few high school or middle school kids who like to play video games, but how about ones who like to build video games?

That’s right, BUILD video games! If you know a teenage Meg Whitman or Bill Gates, keep reading! And if you don’t know one of these budding geniuses, read on as we got that covered as well!

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Geekend entertainment lineup includes Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees

Posted on October 17, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

The Creative Coast, working with MusicFile Productions, has announced its entertainment lineup for Geekend 2014, the interactive conference set for Nov. 13-15 at various locations in Savannah.

The highlight of the weekend will be a performance by indie-pop sensation Kishi Bashi and acclaimed folk rock performer Tall Tall Trees at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Creators’ Foundry, 415 Boundary St. A limited number of tickets are available for $15 at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Geekend announces Kodestars Arcade competition

Posted on October 13, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

The Creative Coast recently announced KodeStars Arcade at Geekend, a showcase of video games created by middle and high school students.

The showcase will be from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Games will be available for the public to view and play free of charge.

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BiS in brief: Geekend’s keynote speakers announced for finale

Posted on October 8, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

The creators of OhHeckYeah, Brian Corrigan and Justin Gitlin, will be the finale keynote speakers at Geekend 2014, scheduled for Nov. 13–15 in Savannah.

OhHeckYeah was an interactive, immersive urban gaming experience held in Denver in June. Using giant LED billboards as larger-than-life game screens, players interacted with the games using their bodies, with every foot shuffle and arm wave moving the characters on screen.

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Call for sponsors!

Posted on September 16, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Is your logo crisp, beautiful and ready to shine? Let’s show it off to the most interesting inspiring innovators along the coast and beyond! Geekend 2014 is fast approaching and we would LOVE for local, regional, national and international businesses to be involved. Would you consider being one of our beloved sponsors?

NOW is a great time to sign up as we are just beginning to launch a big PR campaign.

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Creative Coast announces keynote speaker for Geekend 2014

Posted on September 5, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Business in Savannah by JULIA RITCHEY.

The founder of a San Francisco-based venture capital firm will be the keynote speaker at The Creative Coast’s Geekend conference this fall, the organization announced Thursday.

John Burke, founder and general partner of True Ventures, will host a “Pitch Circus” during the keynote session Friday, Nov. 14, giving a select number of entrepreneurs a chance to present their projects on stage in front of a group of guest venture capitalists.

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Creative Coast to relaunch Geekend event this fall

Posted on July 8, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Julia Ritchey.

The Creative Coast is relaunching Geekend, an interactive conference for designers and techies, this November. Now in its fifth year, the three-day conference brings together designers, coders, software developers, IT specialists and other creatively minded individuals for a weekend of speakers, workshops, panels and networking.

The conference took a hiatus in 2013 after Creative Coast took full ownership of the event from local nonprofit Thinking Cap, whose founders launched the first Geekend in 2009. The event draws hundreds of people from across the Southeast to share and exchange ideas.

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Call for Speakers!

Posted on June 9, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Are you geek enough to speak? If so, throw your hat in the ring to be a speaker at Geekend 2014!

We’re looking for the geekiest designers, software and web developers, IT specialists, bloggers, video game developers, gamers, makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists. Most of all, we want speakers who will make sparks fly with sessions Geekenders will remember for years to come.

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KodeStars 2014!

Posted on April 21, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

An update from the AWESOME Kevin Lawver:

I’m a passionate web developer. Over the years, I’ve been passionate about web standards, Ruby on Rails, algorithms, economic development, and now… Now, I’m passionate about education and giving people opportunities to discover the joys of solving problems with code. Along with The Creative Coast, we’ve put on three RailsBridge workshops where folks from all walks of life and all experience levels learn to build their own web apps in a day.

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Geekend transitions to Creative Coast

Posted on October 21, 2013 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Mary Carr Mayle.

A merger between local nonprofit Thinking Cap Inc. and The Creative Coast Inc. gives the latter full ownership and control of Geekend, a popular interactive conference for “creative designers, developers and social media geeks.”
The conference will not be held this year, as the transition occurred too late for adequate planning, said Charisse Bennett, program director for The Creative Coast.

“This event has become way too big to pull together at the last minute,” Bennett said. “We’re really excited to have Geekend and have already begun working on getting sponsors, speakers and presenters for the next conference — either in late 2014 or early 2015.”

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