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Geekend 2012 Presentations & Podcasts

Posted on November 12, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

We can’t believe Geekend 2012 is already over! Many thanks to all the awesome attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers who made every session and activity possible. The Geekend Crew salutes you!

We know that with so much going on throughout the weekend it wasn’t easy making it to every session and event. To help you catch up, we’ll be updating this page with links to presentation notes and audio recordings of each session. Take a look or listen at your leisure and make sure to check back here for more goodies as they come in!

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Recap: Day 3

Posted on November 12, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

The many sessions, demonstrations and activities during Day 3 were a great way to end this year’s Geekend! We kicked off Saturday’s lineup with a cup of joe and conversation during our morning registration hour at the SCAD Museum of Art. Many attendees took some down time to chat in the lounge area and courtyards, snag some free swag from The Soda Shop kids letterpress area and stop in for a photo op at our RDID-enabled photo booth room. The awesome guys from Buzz Band helped us set up the experience, which let participants scan their RFID-enabled badges to share photos straight to Facebook.

The day was filled with super thought-provoking sessions from folks representing thismoment, Rails Machine and more. A midday break gave everyone time to enjoy a delicious lunch at SCAD’s The Hive, check out the SCAD museum exhibitions and grab a few minutes with a new friend for a walk around town. After the final round of daytime talks, we headed over to the Coastal Georgia Center for the evening’s final event: a closing keynote on “Hacking As A Civic Duty” given by Kevin Curry from Code For America.

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Recap: Opening Night HootUp & Day 2

Posted on November 10, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Geekend 2012 is in full swing! Thanks to all who made it out for the sessions and events that have gone down so far.

We kicked things off with great company and cold beer at our HootUp at Moon River Brewery, Savannah’s only brew pub. After a few hours of mingling, we prepared for Friday’s lineup of spectacular sessions.

Friday brought a ton of learnings, from Neal Holman’s comedic keynote on the development of Archer to Charles Adler’s closing remarks on the importance of an information diet. Live demonstrations of The Soda Shop’s letterpress, augmented reality and RFID technologies were the experiential cherries on top! Attendees were also offered up a free tour of the SCAD campus in historical Savannah to get a better feel for what the school is all about.

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‘Home hacking’ ideas shared at Geekend

Posted on November 9, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Adam Van Brimmer.

Huey Huelsbeck and his wife just bought a 1,600-square-foot “gadget.”
Or at least that’s how Huelsbeck sees the couple’s new home in the Atlanta suburbs.

The former Savannahian was the chief architect for the locally developed mobile application product Rappidapp that recently sold to an Atlanta firm. Now he’s “hacking” his residence in what is a hot new homeowner trend: Home automation.

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Don’t Miss Friday’s Afterparty With Savannah TweetUp!

Posted on November 7, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Seasoned Geekend attendees know that our afterparties are ALT of CTRL! This year will be no different. Join us at 9 p.m. this Friday, November 9th at Taco Abajo (located at 217½ West Broughton Street) for an afterparty you won’t want to miss!

Our friends at Savannah TweetUp have hooked us up with these sweet deals:

1/2 price nachos
$1 off draft beers
Free chips and salsa
$2 margaritas

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The joy of techs: for the fourth consecutive year, Geekend pulls focus on digital innovation

Posted on November 6, 2012 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Connect Savannah by Bill DeYoung.

Because today’s technology is advancing so quickly, it’s sometimes hard to focus and absorb the latest thing — because the moment you do that, there’s something even more innovative and impressive coming around the corner.

That’s one of the guiding philosophies of Geekend, the Savannah–based interactive conference bringing tech and creative visionaries together in one place – according to the Geekend manifesto, it’s a think tank for “the brightest geeks, designers, developers, artists, and social media mavericks.”

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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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