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Day 01: Friday, February 2

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!

How Emotional Intelligence Spurs Innovation & Creativity within Teams

Learn what it takes to create and sustain an emotionally healthy dynamic that fosters innovation and drives outcomes for you and your teams. Devin O’Bryan is a designer-educator with an eye for talent and a heart for cultivating that talent. He currently serves IBM’s Strategic Talent Program as design advocate and facilitator. His past 4 years have been filled with guiding and co-creating within IBM Corporate HR and IBM Design’s global education efforts with programs like IBM Design Bootcamp Experiences, IBM Designweek events, and building the immersive and award-winning, Maelstrom internship program. In this talk, Devin will share his experiences and lessons learned through Maelstrom as it grew to become the prime IBM’s premier software design experience.


The Arena Lobby

The Guild Hall

10:00am - 5:00pm

The ATDC Room

Improve your idea! ATDC’s staff is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs who coach entrepreneurs and companies on business models, product features, funding, and management. Stop by to get a coaching block at ATDC’s office hours.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Indie Game Arcade

Discovering new video games has never been so much fun! Stop by our Indie Game Arcade to play the latest and greatest video games created by independent developers from the Savannah area. While you’re at it, you may want to register for the upcoming beta of Project MQ, a discovery platform just for indie games.


5:00pm - 6:30pm

Pitch Circus

This is your chance to climb into the shark tank! One by one, local entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, from inventions to businesses to game concepts, to a panel of expert judges who aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions. Jump into their shoes during the open Q&A, and vote on your favorites!


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