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Video Game Design Gets Kids Into Coding

Posted on November 21, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on GPB by Emily Jones.

Many in the tech world say if today’s kids want to succeed in the job market of the future, they’ll need the skills to design and build their own programs and mobile apps. In other words: they need to know how to code. But how do you get kids interested in the complicated and often frustrating task of coding? One group in Savannah thinks they have the answer.

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Savannah startup gets surprise seed funding at tech conference

Posted on November 19, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Julia Ritchey.

A Savannah-area tech startup has secured $100,000 in seed funding after a made-for-TV moment at The Creative Coast’s tech and interactive design conference last weekend.

Ian Nott, the 23-year-old co-founder of Aetho, pitched his company in front of an audience of potential investors on Nov. 14 during an evening session of the sixth annual Geekend. Friday’s event, dubbed “Pitch Circus,” mirrored the ABC series “Shark Tank,” in which entrepreneurs pitch their companies and field tough questions and comments from experienced investors.

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BEA WRAY: Savannah’s Geekend ignites imagination and impact

Posted on November 18, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Column on Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray.

Have you ever had your brain so full of ideas and possibilities that you literally felt you couldn’t fit in one more wisdom nugget?

Have you ever had your heart so full of passion and purpose you thought you would explode?

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One Spark at Geekend in Savannah

Posted on November 17, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

A blog post on the One Spark blog by Meredith O’Malley Johnson.

Elton Rivas, our co-founder and CEO, and I had the pleasure to rep One Spark at the Geekend conference in Savannah, Georgia this past weekend, and we had a blast! One Spark was a sponsor of this great event, and we went there seeking talented Creators that had great Projects that would be perfect to launch at One Spark – and we recruited over 20! We’re excited to see what the Savannah creative community brings to One Spark in April.

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Why One Spark is at Geekend

Posted on November 14, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Guest blog post by Elton Rivas, One Spark Co-Founder & CEO

Hey Geekenders!

Our family at One Spark is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Geekend, organized by our friends at the Creative Coast. This is our first time attending and, from what we’ve seen so far, the combination of entrepreneurs, innovators, makers, investors, CEOs, and, of course, geeks (a wonderful term of endearment!) makes this a great destination event.

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Return of Geekend spotlights startup growth in Savannah

Posted on November 13, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Do Savannah by Janay Kingsberry.

There’s no shortage of creativity in Savannah, thanks to a network of small businesses, notable universities and impressive art, all backlit by a city draped in historic beauty.

Its unique Southern charm has lured millions of tourists each year and with the return of Geekend from Nov. 13–15, it will also attract the brightest leaders in the tech and design industry ready to share business insight and eager to see what our city has to offer.

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Techies unite: Geekend takes over Savannah

Posted on November 13, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

When the most creative technological minds around gather for a conference, you get Geekend, a weekend dedicated to the tech and creative industries held in Savannah.

This weekend marks Geekend’s fifth annual conference in Savannah. this Nov. 13-15. The nation’s most brilliant designers, coders and innovators will be present to show how far the technology world has developed and where it is heading in the future.

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Geekend: OhHeckYeah

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Connect Savannah by Jim Morekis.

FOUNDER AND Director of OhHeckYeah, Brian Corrigan creates strategies rooted in culture. At this year’s Geekend, he serves a spearhead for the breakthrough OhHeckYeah Street Arcade, a demo of which will be on display at the event. He and OhHeckYeah partner Justin Gitlin give the closing keynote.

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Geekend: Kishi Bashi & Tall Tall Trees

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Connect Savannah by ANNA CHANDLER.

GEEKEND highlights the stars of the tech world by day, but the nerding out doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The Coastal Georgia Center, Ampersand and The Creator’s Foundry will illuminate in the evenings with the talents of musicians taking innovative approaches to live performance and recording.

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Geekend: Bea Wray

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Connect Savannah by Jim Morekis.

IN THE JOB since last year, the energetic and engaging Bea Wray is the new-ish director of The Creative Coast, succeeding the affable Jake Hodesh (who returns to town from Ohio this week for Geekend).

The Creative Coast is sponsoring another edition of Geekend, that Savannah gathering where nerddom and entrepreneurship come together to do and discuss awesome new developments and inspire each other.

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