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Why One Spark is at Geekend

Posted on November 14, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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

Posted on November 7, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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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Register Your RFID Badge To Claim Perks And Rewards

Posted on November 5, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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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10 Reasons to Attend Geekend 2012

Posted on August 7, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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!

 

 

UPDATE! Flattr Your Favorite Sessions and Geeks

Posted on November 10, 2011 By Yvonne Jouffrault

*We will now be using the Flattr app to show the love at Geekend this year! It’s compatible with both iPhone and Android.

This year at Geekend you can “flattr” your favorite speakers and sessions to show the love! If you’re not familiar, Flattr is the latest way to show your appreciation for cool people, ideas and objects both offline and online. Users can click a Flattr button or scan a Flattr QR code to support a person, blog, etc. and at the end of the month money is distributed according to clicks and scans. It’s like a Facebook “Like” button with money on top.

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Geekend Afterparties are Where It’s At

Posted on October 29, 2011 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Take a weekend jam-packed with awesomely geeky sessions and speakers. Then top it off with a slew of afterparties to close each night with some seriously good times and a toast. That’s what we like to call Geekend 2011!

We know you’re busy carefully choosing which conference sessions to attend, speakers to Flattr and downloading the glorious Geekend app, too. But leave the afterparty plans to us – we’ve got you covered. Here is a rundown of what we’ve got up our sleeve.

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 8:15 p.m.: Meet us at Rancho Alegre, Savannah’s favorite spot for Cuban fare, to kick off the weekend with fantastic food and drinks! There’s no better way to ring in Geekend.
Friday, Nov. 11th, 7 p.m.: We’ll be keeping the good times coming at The Distillery. With a selection of over 100 craft beers, what more can you ask for? …Drink specials? Yep, we’ll be enjoying those, too. We’re just that good.
Saturday, Nov. 12th, 9 p.m.: Close out Geekend 2011 with a BANG! We will meet up at SEED Eco Lounge for dancing, drinks and a party notorious for taking over the streets. This one’s gonna be big – you won’t want to miss it!

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How Stuff Works to Keynote Geekend

Posted on August 30, 2011 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Finding out and learning how stuff works has long been a geeky fascination for many. It’s a crazy world out there, and the award-winning site How Stuff Works aims to bring order to the chaos.

How Stuff Works is just that: a site and blog explaining various topics from the economy, to cars, to gardening. If you have never visited How Stuff Works, you should stop by and soak in the abundance of knowledge. We promise you will leave smarter, more informed, and loaded up with factoid ammo to impress your geeky friends.

We are pleased to announce that two of the site’s esteemed writers, Cristen Conger and Jonathan Strickland, will be keynoting Geekend.

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Ain’t No Party Like a Geekend Party!

Posted on October 29, 2010 By Yvonne Jouffrault

The amazing speakers, networking opportunities, and being in the coolest city in the country is enough to make Geekend one of the best weekends of your life. Why stop there? Geeks haven’t been known to settle for awesome when they can take things to the next level (double-rainbow awesome?). If you attended Geekend last year, you know that our afterparties were off the hizzle. If you didn’t attend last year, think Mardi Gras meets New Years in Times Square meets Boxing Day (We love you Canada!).

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MailChimp Blogger Lounge

Posted on October 22, 2010 By Yvonne Jouffrault

As Geekend is a conference of geeks, we have made sure that you will be able to stay connected all throughout the weekend. This year, we are happy to announce our MailChimp Blogger Lounge for use throughout Geekend.

The lounge will give you the chance to relax and refresh. There will be plenty of outlets to keep your devices charged and ample seating, allowing you to keep the content flowing all conference long. We know that you will be dying to tell the world about your Geekend experience, and sometimes these things can’t wait till later. Mosey on over to the blogger lounge and join your new best friends that will be doing the same.

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Networking Tips to Make the Most out of Geekend

Posted on October 13, 2010 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Geekend isn’t just all about the awesome speakers and rocking after parties. Geekend is also a phenomenal opportunity to meet and network with some of the coolest and most influential geeks in the world. To make the most out of your experience, you will want to put an effort into collaborating with others.

With so many attendees and fun happenings going on throughout the weekend, networking at Geekend may seem a bit overwhelming to some of us. Not to worry, for we have put together a convenient list of tips to follow to make you a pro.

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