The Society for Geek Advancement and Mashable's Summer of Social Good bring you Global Geek Week!
raising money for OXFAM, WWF, Humane Society and Live Strong.
"embrace your inner geek and give back!"
Submit your geek inspired video max 2 minutes to the Youtube globalgeekweek group by midnight Thursday pt.
Videos will be judged and winner will be announced on Friday at noon pt.
Winner gets two roundtrip Main Cabin tickets to anywhere Virgin America flies to the winner - plus Gogo passes so they can use WiFi to blog about the experience.
- How do you geek out?
- What makes you a geek?
- How are geeks going to make the world a better place?
For more info on the charities and how you can get involved go to: www.summerofsocialgood.com
Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, andThe Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
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Called the "Sexiest philologist in the world" by New Yorker Magazine, Marina Orlova was voted the World's #1 Sexiest Geek by Wired.com, she's a regular on Fox Network's O'Reilly Factor Show, she was voted the 5th hottest woman on the net by G4 TV, she's been recommended by the New York Times Magazine, and she was mentioned in Cosmopolitan as one of the top 3 channels on YouTube! In addition, Marina just completed her book, published by HarperCollins, entitled "Hot for Words", that will be released in mid-August. Marina can be found on her website www.hotforwords.com or on YouTube at youtube.com/hotforwords
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Lisa Donovan is an American actress and writer. Her self-produced comedic short films, published under the username LisaNova, are among the most viewed videos on YouTube.
Donovan was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder before moving to Los Angeles, California hoping to become an actress. There she founded Zappin Productions, a production company specializing in viral videos.