This week’s blog is a community shout-out (GO GEEKEND!) from Yvonne Jouffrault and the entire Geekend team. Geekend is all about bringing the next generation of technology to our local community, so we’re SUPER excited to offer the following amazing events and exhibits free and open to the public on Saturday, January 28th from 11:45 am to 2 pm at the Guild Hall Campus. Kudos to Yvonne, who serves as a board member with The Creative Coast, is a tireless volunteer organizer of GEEKEND, and is the founder of Tour Buddy Apps.Spread the word! Tell your co-workers, friends and family to come check it out these free Geekend events and activities this Saturday.
THESE GEEKEND EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
@ THE JOLLY GOBLIN 11:45 – 2 PM (518 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD)
Come see several uses of Gulfstream’s Immersive Realities Technologies (that’s AR/VR for short!)
@ THE GUILD HALL ARENA 11:45 – 2 PM (615 MONTGOMERY STREET)
This is THE showcase of kids creating not just consuming technology. Drop in to check out student coded video games, cast a vote for your favorite, and learn about the possibilities of coding.
This event, and the 3D modeling workshop before it, and the session with Chris Kelsey following it, are free and open to the public. If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event.
3D MODELING WITH THE GEEKBOT
@ THE JOLLY GOBLIN 1 – 2 PM (518 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD)
This free and open-to-the public session will teach students the basics of 3D modeling, starting with Geekend’s favorite 3D model, the Geekbot! After the session students will have a file they can take to a 3D printer to make their model come to life. If you are bringing children, please plan on staying with them for the duration of the event. Thanks to Shipt for the snacks.
INDIE GAME ARCADE
@ THE GUILD HALL ARENA 11:30 – 2 PM (615 MONTGOMERY STREET)
Do you like to discover cool new video games? Stop by our Indie game arcade and sample some video games that have been created by Savannah area video companies and developers. Vote for your favorite game and the winners will receive a special prize from Indie Game Sponsor – Project MQ.
You will also have a chance to sign up for Project MQ – an indie video game discovery platform that will launch shortly.