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Rome Chamber gets geeky

Hannah Nequist on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
Rome Geek Week

Geek Week 2014, taking place October 6-11, is a community celebration of technology and innovation in Rome, Georgia. What started three years ago as a celebration of the IT Department at the Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA has blossomed into a week-long, community-wide event reveling in all things geeky.

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce's Technology SquareTable hosts an exciting lineup of events including: a trivia game on kick-off night, egg drop competition, cookout and 'cardboard challenge'. In hopes that this event positively impacts the entire community, the Chamber promotes open participation in these events as well as encouraging individuals, schools, companies and non-profits to host their own events and activities around the themes of technology, innovation, and creativity. 

Geek Week is a vehicle to highlight and appreciate the impact of technology on our lives both at home and at work. The Chamber also hopes to encourage the next generation to explore STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields of study and careers by showcasing the technology and innovation that is happening in Rome.

To find out more about Geek Week Rome, click the links below:

Geek Week Rome on Facebook 

Rome News Tribune's Article, Geek Week 2014 celebrates creativity in Rome

Follow the action on Twitter

 

Tags: Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, STEM, Technology

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