December 8, 2017 in ATDC News, Blog

Geekend 2018 announces schedule of events and topics

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

Max Howell headshot Geekend
Max Howell.

SAVANNAH (Dec. 8, 2017) — Geekend 2018, which will bring the technology world’s most creative minds for a weekend of innovation and exchange of ideas, annual conference that draws the brightest and most innovative minds in technology to Savannah, Georgia, has announced its schedule of events for the weekend.

The 2018 conference, which will be Feb. 2-3 (tickets available here), allows those in the tech fields, including makers, hackers, and designers to collaborate and share ideas and forge new partnerships.

The schedule of events may be accessed at this link:

Alyssa Greeenman headshot Geekend
Alyssa Greeenman.

Among the conference highlights and panelists:

  • 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.
  • Kevin Dewalt headshot Geekend
    Kevin Dewalt.

    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 will affect and are already shaping how we think about technology and the possibilities these innovations bring.”

About Geekend:

Geekend is a two-day conference where Savannah’s hackers, hustlers, designers, and makers converge. Held annually since 2009 and showcases the best and brightest innovators from tech, education, design, engineering and business in Savannah and beyond. Key organizers include a group of local Savannah entrepreneurs and technologists. Presenting sponsors are The Creative Coast, and Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center, Geekend seeks to establish Savannah as a hub for innovation, tech, and creative industries and raise awareness among the global tech community about what Savannah has to offer. For more information, visit

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