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Public Geekend Exhibits

Posted on January 24, 2017 By Yvonne Jouffrault

We are all about bringing the next generation of technology to our community.  So we are excited to offer the following Geekend events and exhibits that will be open to the public on Saturday January 28th from 11:45 to 2 PM at The Guild Hall Campus.

 

Gulfstream Immersive Realities Technology Showcase

@ The Jolly Goblin  11:45 – 2 PM  (518 Martin Luther King Blvd, Savannah GA)

Come see several uses of Gulfstream’s Immersive Realities Technologies (that’s AR/VR for short!)

 

KODESTARS ARCADE

@ The Guild Hall Arena 11:45 – 2 PM  (615 Montgomery Street, Savannah GA)

This is THE showcase of kids creating not just consuming technology. Drop in to check out student coded video games, cast a vote for your favorite, and learn about the possibilities of coding.

This event, and the 3D modeling workshop before it, and the session with Chris Kelsey following it, are free and open to the public.  If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event.

 

3D Modeling with the Geekbot.

@ The Jolly Goblin 1 – 2 PM  (518 Martin Luther King Blvd, Savannah GA)

This free and open-to-the public session will teach students the basics of 3D modeling, starting with Geekend’s favorite 3D model, the Geekbot! After the session students will have a file they can take to a 3D printer to make their model come to life.  If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event.  Thanks to Shipt for the snacks.

 

Indie Game Arcade.

@ The Guild Hall Arena 11:30 – 2 PM  (615 Montgomery Street, Savannah GA)

Do you like to discover cool new video games?  Stop by our Indie game arcade and sample some video games that have been created by Savannah area video companies and developers. Vote for your favourite game and the winners will receive a special prize from Indie Game Sponsor – Project MQ.
You will also have a chance to sign up for Project MQ – an indie video game discovery platform that will launch shortly.

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Geekend Celebrates Global Geekdom

Posted on May 17, 2016 By Gregory Yanez

In Quebec there’s the geekbecois, in South Africa there’s GeekFest, in Savannah there’s Geekend. Geeks have truly gone global. To get between all the groups of geeks there’s even Geeks on a Plane, organized by 500 Startups. What’s happening here? Does it matter if you don’t consider yourself a geek?

Miriam-Webster’s defines a geek as (1) a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people and (2) a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity.

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How was Geekend?

Posted on November 2, 2015 By Coco

In short, Geekend was great! Our speakers were a pleasure to work with and brought great insights to the table. Our attendees were engaged and asked smart questions. Our sponsors not only partnered with us behind the scenes, they participated throughout the event as well. Our volunteers were energetic and attentive to the many tasks needed to create a good flow.

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Geek… Count Me In

Posted on November 2, 2015 By Coco

Being a serial entrepreneur, I always seek out opportunities that can sharpen me and my endeavors. The 2015 Geekend Conference presented by The Creative Coast, held October 15th – 17th has exposed my inner “Geek”!

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Geekend 2015 highlights

Posted on November 2, 2015 By Coco

We recently attended Geekend, the awesome annual interactive conference that takes place in Savannah, GA. Thanks for a great conference, Geekend! Thanks for the Southern hospitality, Savannah!

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The Creative Coast to team with The Guild Hall

Posted on April 22, 2015 By Coco

Article from Business in Savannah.

The Creative Coast is teaming up with The Guild Hall to present Geekend, their annual interactive design and coding conference this fall (Oct. 15-17).

Geekend brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, makers, designers, coders and other creative types to discuss and celebrate cutting-edge developments. The three-day event includes content-driven presentations, interactive workshops and panel discussions intended to spark conversations and encourage networking.

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Hypepotamus: It’s the Freakin’ Geekend Baby, We’re About to Have Us Some Fun

Posted on April 1, 2015 By Gregory Yanez

Blog Post from Hypepotamus by Klaire Wesolowski.

Calling all geeks! Have you heard about the biggest thing to hit the Geek world? Presented by the Creative Coast, Geekend is bringing together the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, tech mavericks, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. This is the place to meet, share and discuss cutting edge developments and exciting solutions.

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BiS in brief: Geekend 2015 to focus on growth

Posted on March 9, 2015 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Article on Business in Savannah.

The Creative Coast Inc. of Savannah has announced the central theme for Geekend 2015 will be growth — growth in business, career growth and growth in community.

Geekend, which will take place Oct. 15-17 in Savannah, is the annual interactive conference at which entrepreneurs, designers, developers, marketers and other creatives meet to share and discuss cutting edge developments and solutions.

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FourBridges Capital Advisors: Takeaways from a Weekend at Geekend

Posted on December 22, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Article on FourBridges Capital Advisors blog.

Geekend in Savannah, GA, is a premier tech and creative conference for maverick entrepreneurs. For an investment banker, it’s an opportunity to be among the region’s most forward-thinking business owners and entrepreneurs. Managing Director Ralph Montgomery spoke at the event on November 15, 2014.

At FourBridges, our mission is to help Southeastern business owners gain access to the capital they need to grow. Access to capital is particularly important in the start-up environment, of course. Though our firm focuses on the middle market, we never forget that every middle market business was once a startup – so it is important for us to be plugged into this environment.

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Clark Creative Communications: Geekend 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Blog post on Clark Creative Communications’ Blog.

We recently attended Savannah’s Geekend, a creative and entrepreneurial organization. It’s basically a place where your brain becomes so full of ideas and possibilities that it could explode. It also causes your heart to overflow with passion and purpose. It consists of hundreds of people all teeming with the same feelings, engaging with others to pursue new challenges, making opportunities happen and pushing boundaries to the edge. Long story short, we became “Geekenders.”

Here are several things we enjoyed throughout the weekend…

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