State Mutual Insurance Company, is pleased to announce Geek Week Rome, October 10th – 16th, a community-wide celebration of innovation, technology and all things geeky.
“Geek Week Rome is weeklong celebration to encourage the free-thinkers and support the next generation of mad scientists and geeks in our community,” said Chairman of Technology SquareTable David Corbin, State Mutual Insurance Company. “During these seven days, we can all embrace our inner nerds and move our minds toward being that change we want see in the world. Geek Week Rome is truly where innovation meets community.”
Geek Week Rome was established by Floyd Medical Center’s IT Department, and is now coordinated through the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Technology SquareTable. The event is held to raise awareness and showcase the opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers and activities. All businesses, schools, civic clubs, non-profits, or anyone interested in innovation and technology are invited to participate in the week’s activities.
Geek Week Rome community-wide events include:
- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
9:00AM – 12:00PM | ROME-FLOYD COUNTY CARDBOARD CHALLENGE
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Aviation Hangar, Richard B. Russell Airport
- MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
3:30PM – 5:30PM | | MAKER DAY: A SHOWCASE OF STEAM PROJECTS AND MAKER TECHNOLOGIES
- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
7:30PM – 9:00PM | TECH TRIVIA
Derrick Heller | Moon Roof
- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
5:30PM – 7:00PM | EGG DROP COMPETITION
Barron Stadium | Historic Downtown Rome
- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
11:00AM – 1:00PM | PICNIC IN THE PARK SPONSORED BY JIMMY JOHNS & CISCO
Ridge Ferry Park, Rome
6:00PM – 10:00PM | HACKATHON SPONSORED BY BERRY COLLEGE
Berry College Hackberry Lab, Room 128 & 130 McAllister Hall
You can even plan your own Geek Week Rome activities and share with everyone by posting to the “Geek Week Rome” Facebook page or following @GeekWeekRome on Twitter.
For more information on Geek Week Rome activities and how you can get involved, please contact Angela Devine, email@example.com or call 706.291.7663.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization established in 1910 working to promote prosperity in Rome and Floyd County for and through its business membership.