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Philly Geek Awards 2012: winners and coverage galore

It was a classy night. Where else could you sip frozen margaritas, snack on meme cookies and hang out with little alligators and big snakes? Only at Geekadelphia’s second annual Philly Geek Awards. We’ve got the winners below the jump, but if you’re jonesing for more coverage: Presenter and local videographer Kyle Cassidy has a […]

Many of the night's presenters give a standing ovation to Tristin Hightower, named Geek of the Year. Photo via Kyle Cassidy's blog.

It was a classy night. Where else could you sip frozen margaritas, snack on meme cookies and hang out with little alligators and big snakes? Only at Geekadelphia’s second annual Philly Geek Awards.

We’ve got the winners below the jump, but if you’re jonesing for more coverage:

Geek Headline of the Year

  • Derrick Pitts
  • Patrick Kerkstra [Winner]
  • Faye Flam

Hacker of the Year

  • Georgia Guthrie [Winner]
  • Stephanie Alarcon

Scientist of the Year

  • Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich
  • Dr. Youngmoo E. Kim [Winner]
  • R. Andrew Hicks, Ph.D

Viral Project of the Year

  • Random Acts of Culture: Ikea from Opera Company of Philadelphia’s Pop Up Opera [Winner]
  • Angry Birds Trailer: Nick Murphy
  • Firewall: Leah R. Kauffman

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Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • Under Armour’s Finding Undeniable: Red Tettemer & Partners
  • NPR’s Fresh Air: WHYY
  • Zoe Strauss Exhibit Foursquare Campaign: Philadelphia Museum of Art [Winner]

Web Development Team of the Year

  • Jarvus Innovations
  • P’unk Ave
  • Bluecadet Interactive [Winner]

Startup of the Year

  • SnipSnap
  • Curalate [Winner]
  • ElectNext

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Indie Game Developer of the Year

  • Flyclops for Domino!
  • Cipher Prime for Splice
  • Final Form Games for Jamestown [Winner]

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Visual Artist of the Year

  • Mike Smith
  • Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin [Winner]
  • Jessie “Ishknits” Hemmons

Comic Book Artist of the Year

  • Bryan J. Glass
  • Phil Kahn
  • Rob Kelly [Winner]

Comic Book Writer of the Year

  • Brad Guigar [Winner]
  • Dan O’Connor
  • Nick Filardi

Feature Length Indie Film of the Year

Nominees:

  • Maybe We Can Go To Hollywood: Directed by Isaac Williams
  • Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles: Directed by Jon Foy [Winner]
  • Alpha Girls: Directed by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito
  • Mancation: Directed by Frank Vain

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Local Annual Event of the Year

  • Women in Tech Summit: Philly Women in Tech [Winner]
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: The Franklin Institute
  • Philly Tech Week: Technically Philly
  • Barcamp Philly: Local Community Unconference
  • Wordcamp Philly: Local WordPress Conference

Geek of the Year

  • Tristin Hightower [Winner]
  • Gerri Trooskin
  • Roz Duffy
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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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