Schedule

Day 01

Welcome to Geekend! Our first day's sessions are dedicated to startups and innovative thinking to grow and scale your business. Come ready to learn, share, and connect with your fellow Geekenders. End the day at Pitch Circus, and chase with a few cocktails at the afterparty!

The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

11:00am - 12:00pm

Ecommerce Success

Increase Online Sales through Automation and Retargeting

Every retailer knows that in order to grow they need to be better at selling more product online. Some retailers report selling up to 20-30% of their goods just through email. There has been an explosion of software tools that make marketing automation, data collection and analytics accessible to all businesses. Learn the secrets of how small and mid-level retailers build their customer base through online marketing channels including email, Google and Facebook ads and retargeting.

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The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

1:00pm - 2:00pm

From Startup to Standout

Founder stories from the front lines

Building a startup is hard. Hear from founders who have taken their companies from idea to product to customers to investors and have built sustainable businesses around their products. They will share the joys and challenges they have faced along the way in bringing their product to market, raising capital and building the right team.

The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The What, Why, & How of Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship is a hot topic among the world’s most innovative companies – an opportunity for both employees and employers to achieve breakthrough success.
In this session, intrapreneurship expert Gray Somerville combines story-telling and theory to explain what intrapreneurship is, why it matters to both employees and employers, and how to make it happen. He will share case studies from how he has helped corporations be more innovative through encouraging employees to embrace entrepreneurial techniques within their working environment.

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The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Med Tech Innovation

It’s exciting. It’s complex. Let’s unpack it.

Launching successful medical products and services is both exciting and complicated. Our expert panelists will share how to bring together a complex set of components – hardware, software, services, and people — to make it happen.

The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

4:00pm - 5:00pm

AI & Machine Learning Demystified

Data science is disrupting the world. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to radically redefine how we solve problems and deliver products. We will hear from dual presenters about how they are using machine learning to solve everyday issues in business.

Day 02

Make like your laptop charger and plug in, because today is all about serious fun. Discover what goes into video game development, explore the world in a new way with the latest in augmented and virtual reality technologies, and play the day away our Indie Game Arcade.

The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

11:45am - 12:45pm

Automating Software Development

Software is more than code, and a lot of time and overhead that goes into building software can be automated. This talk will look at the tools and techniques that software teams are using to automate everything from project management, to code review, to product feedback.

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The Lounge

The Jolly Goblin

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Real Life: I'm an Indie Game Developer

presented by Indienomicon

It takes hard work and dedication to make a video game, especially without the big budgets associated with blockbuster AAA games. How do indie game developers support their passion with limited resources?

Join game makers from Indienomicon, Florida’s indie game developer collective, as they discuss a day in the life of an indie game dev.

This session is free and open to the public.

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