On Monday some of us X PRIZErs attended GeekOut 2009. The event was hosted by Shira Lazar and it’s purpose was to bring together geeks from the entertainment and tech industries. I guess now days our generation has managed to introduce a whole new meaning to the word Geek!! So if you were ever a geek or you currently consider yourself a geek you will be happy to know that geek is the new cool!!!!!
The event was a lot of fun and it was a good place to network. It had a live streaming DJ, a digital photobooth, a 12 second video booth and most people were drinking the geektini. One of the hits of the night was the launch of the I AM A GEEK!, video. The purpose of the video was to feature some of the biggest personalities in the social networking and web 2.0 space, including: Shaq, Steve Wozniak, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Pollak, Wil Wheaton, Levar Burton, Jason Calacanis, Samm Levine, Felicia Day, Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht, Leo Laporte, IJustine, David Karpe, Brian Solis, Veronica Belmont, Sarah Lacy, Randi Zuckerberg, Ton Hsieh, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jonathan Coulton, Kevin Pereira, Tay Zonday, Julia Allison, Julia Roy, Marina Orlova and Shira Lazar
I have to say I personally like the new Geekie trend! and I would definitely stay tuned for more events to come from The Society for Geek Advancement . This society was “founded upon the principles that we should all embrace our inner and outer geek and have fun while doing it. As individuals who love learning, innovating and believe in possibility as well as change, the second step of responsibility is to “be the geek that keeps on giving.””
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