The Savannah area was teeming with geeks last weekend, but there’s a good chance that if you weren’t on Twitter, you didn’t even know! Here’s some of our favorite tweets from Geekend 2010.
Swag was in the highest demand at Geekend, the most coveted was a woven monkey cap created as a promotional item for Geekend sponsor, MailChimp. When it was revealed that several were hidden in the lobby, many geeks were left wanting and wandering around aimlessly. Those who were successful were wise to hide their geek treasure with all due haste.
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Tags: Geek, Geekend, Savannah, Seed Eco Lounge, social media, Twitter
If last year’s closing night afterparty is any indication, this is one party not to be missed. SEED knows how to throw a party, so expect some top DJ action and unexpected entertainment carrying over into Montgomery Street. This is going to be an epic evening to conclude and even more phenomenal weekend. If you only brought one pair of party pants (which you should really bring three), wear them this night.
We can’t wait to geek out all through the night. Did we mention that there is no open container law in Savannah? Grab a to-go cup and roam the streets with your favorite adult beverage. We are definitely not sorry for partying. See you all soon. Cheers.
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Geekend 2010 starts Thursday, November 4 and runs through November 6. It is an interactive conference where the brightest geeks, designers, developers, artists and social media mavericks flock to Savannah for the weekend. The conference provides cutting edge speakers, fun-filled after parties and amazing networking opportunities. For more information, please visit the Geekend Website.
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Have you ever wished for an extra day in the week? Eight days would give us the opportunity to have an official three-day weekend, have an extra day in the workweek or even have a break somewhere in the middle. Since the days of the week are inspired by famous Greek Gods, we could throw in a “Hadsday,” to mention the Greek God Hades and replace Monday, because we all know what Mondays tend to bring. Or, we could have “Dionsday” between Friday and Saturday to mention the Greek God Dionysus, who is the God of wine, parties and festivals. It’s such a great fantasy to have. But while there is no week-lengthening fairy, we can get an early start to our weekends by honoring Thursday as part of the weekend, especially this weekend.
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Tags: fireworks, First Friday, Geekend, geeks, Pirate Classic Golf Tournament, The Greatest Generation, The Westin, WWII
Get your geek on Savannah! Join us for a pre Geekend meet up at SEED Eco Lounge. Meet the Geekend organizers and chat about the social media all-stars coming to Savannah this November.
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As Geekend approaches, South Magazine is supporting the geeks by letting a few of us run blogs of subjects of interest to us. This series covers the curious geek sub-variety known as the Locavore.
The species Locavore can be fond under the Order of Geek, Family: Foodie, Genus: Sustainability. The species is currently small in number, but they’re growing at an extraordinary rate; a fact which has caused a lot of excitement in local retail markets, particularly among small businesses.
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Tags: CUESA, Foodie, Geekend, Locavore, Rebecca Cullers
In honor of keynote speaker Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic, we’re challenging you to #Twitpic2apass your way to Geekend. To enter download one of the Geekend “GeekBots” and Twitpic them around the South then send it to us in a mention to @South_mag and @Geekend2010. You also MUST include the hashtag #Twitpic2apass!
Every Tuesday in October we will announce a winner via Twitter and Facebook. Entries will be judged on creativity, so…
Get creative, get crazy and get geeky!
Look out for guest blogs from Geekend’s guest speakers! Click here for an exclusive interview with Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic and Geekend 2010 keynote speaker. Also, keep your eyes open for an upcoming exclusive interview with Unmarketing founder, Scott Stratten!
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Tags: GeekBot, Geekend, Giveaway, Noah Everett, south magazine, Twitpic, Twitpic2apass
The majority of the people sitting around me raised their hands. I shouldn’t have been surprised after all Major Nelson (also known as Larry Hryb) was one of the keynote speakers for Geekend 2009, a conference dedicated to technology, design, social media, blogging, and, well, pretty much anything and everything else “geek” related. Being no stranger to most of these, I expected to fit right in with the crowd. But, as I sat with my hand rested in my lap, I felt out of the loop.
“We have over 20 million members, in less than six years,” said Major Nelson, who is not only a well-known video gaming aficionado and blogger but also a professional geek (his words, not mine) working for Microsoft as their official X-box expert. “OK, so maybe Halo helped out a little,” he joked of the company’s most popular video game.
He threw out another interesting stat. “Every five seconds someone else gets an account,” he said. Every five seconds? That’s a lot of people worldwide connecting with each other on a whole new realm of existence that I’m not a part of.
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As an interactive conference Geekend will highlight the worlds of digital technology, graphic design, social media and many other aspects of “geekdom.” It will see “geeks” from all walks of life congregate in Savannah under one roof to share their love of all things geeky.
Who’s a geek you ask? These days practically everyone you know is a geek in one way or another.
The term “geek” once conjured up an image of a lanky computer nerd with tape on his glasses, but it has wonderfully morphed into something much quirkier and all encompassing of our modern culture. To “geek” something is to love it and being geeky now colors so many aspects of our daily lives.
Pretty much everyone you know is surfing Facebook, or writing a blog, or obsessively updating his or her Twitter stream. People from all walks of life are wildly interested in the worlds of digital technology, cool design and looking for new ways to nurture creativity.
Geekend ain’t your momma and daddy’s boring old technology conference either. With a full slate of cutting edge speakers including Aaron Draplin, David Carson, Major Nelson of Xbox and panels spanning the worlds of gaming, graphic design, social media, digital music, technology and entrepreneurship, Geekend should have something that appeals to the geek in just about everyone.
Then Geekend is tossing in two full nights of big time party action after the speakers featuring the wild electro grooves of Hula Hoop, DJ MK2 and Magic Places on Friday night and then a Geekend block party taking over the street in front of SEED Eco Lounge on Saturday night.
So plan to come out to Geekend and unleash your inner geek.
Please visit http://geekend2009.com for more details and to purchase tickets. Be a GEEKEND Facebook fan, follow @geekend2009 on Twitter for updates and purchase tickets from http://geekend.eventbrite.com.
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