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Geekend 2018 announces schedule of events and topics

Posted on December 8, 2017 By Aleshia

Topic highlights include the business of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the art of the user experience.

Geekend, Savannah’s annual tech and innovation conference, has announced its schedule of events for 2018.

The conference, which will be Feb. 2-3 (tickets available here), allows makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers to collaborate, share ideas and forge new partnerships.

Among the conference highlights and panelists are:

    • Max Howell, Making Homebrew: Howell shares his experiences building the Homebrew package manager and its unexpected, explosive success. Homebrew is free and open source. In 2013, it had the most contributors of any project on GitHub. It continues to be used by developers all over the world.
    • Kevin Dewalt and Kevin Lawver, AI & Machine Learning Demystified: Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to radically redefine how we solve problems and deliver products. These dual presenters — Dewalt is founder of Prolego and Lawver is chief technology officer of Planted — will discuss how they are using machine learning to solve everyday issues in business.
    • Alyssa Greenman, Christopher Via, and Olivia Rado, The Art of User Experience: At the core of the user experience is how a person feels when interfacing with a system. It’s not something that’s given much thought unless the process is broken and it is not easy to use a particular product. This panel of user experience experts will discuss projects ranging from video games to mobile apps to B2B sites and share their methodologies in designing human-centered experiences and products.

“This conference is jam packed with interesting topics and panel discussions led by people who have had significant impact in their respective industries and sectors,” said Aleshia Howell, CEO of Codebase and one of the Geekend organizers. “Attendees will learn a lot and gain deep insight and knowledge on how these topics are already shaping how we think about technology and the possibilities these innovations bring.”

The full schedule will continue to be updated as Geekend approaches.

I hacked creative innovation at Geekend

Posted on November 2, 2015 By Coco

“When I’ll be on the plane back to San Francisco, I’m going to tell everyone – Savannah’s really got it going on!” Ben Sykes one of the Geekend speakers was thrilled at his workshop after he raised the question “Who has a real breakthrough idea from the audience?” So many people had… and I was so proud!

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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 second round of speakers are here – You have a question, they have an answer!

Posted on June 25, 2015 By Coco

Get to know more of our Geekend Speakers! They’ll help you ask better questions and provide some answers well. Do you have questions about entrepreneurship, technology, or innovation? Of course you do, we do too. Our next group of Geekend speakers can’t wait to discuss them. After Geekend ends, better questioning begins! Below we highlight some of the questions Geekend sessions will address.

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The first group of Geekend speakers are unveiled

Posted on June 2, 2015 By Coco

What a great group of experts, and they all have a mind-blowing session prepared for you! Yes, the first group of Geekend speakers are unveiled — an incredibly diverse group with top-level content from hundreds of miles away and down the street. Meet them October 15-17 at Geekend! We don’t catch you up, we move you forward!

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The Geekend 2014 Highlights video is here!

Posted on April 7, 2015 By Coco

Did you miss last year’s geekiest event? Now you have a chance to catch up on what happened at Geekend 2014!

Did you attend? We’ve highlighted the most amazing moments for you! Refresh your memory and have some fun watching it here.

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Geekend 2015: Announcing the call for speakers!

Posted on February 18, 2015 By Yvonne Jouffrault

We’re so pumped to announce that Geekend 2015 is all about Growth. That’s right, this year’s Geekend (Oct 15-17) will inspire you to action and give you the tools to grow your business, to grow your career, and to grow your community.

Geekend 2015 will feature a wide range of talks, workshops and panels that fit into this year’s tracks…

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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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Return of Geekend spotlights startup growth in Savannah

Posted on November 13, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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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Geekend: OhHeckYeah

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

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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