Here Are the 2017 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees
The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards is already in its 7th year, and it’s still showcasing Philadelphia’s best minds in activism, innovation, and tech. Geekadelphia announced the 2017 nominees on Thursday, and winners will be honored in 14 categories that include “Game of the Year,” “Movement of the Year,” and the esteemed “Geek of the Year” award. The list of nominees is impressive and serves as a capsule of the big ideas and movements that are shaping Philadelphia now. And Geek Award winners only go on to do more amazing things—I caught with a few of them last fall.
This year’s black-tie event hosted by Geekadelphia, Generocity and Technical.ly will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the String Theory Schools Vine Street Campus. The show has sold out every year, so move fast. You can purchase tickets here.
The nominees for the 2017 Geek Awards are listed below. For more information on the nominees and past winners, click here.
Comic Creator of the Year
Dev Project of the Year
A Visualization of National, Regional, and Local Air Quality in the U.S.
Community Health Explorer
Feature Length Indie Film of the Year
The Dark Military
Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine
Game of the Year
Super Rock Blasters!
Geek of the Year
M. Asli Dukan
Impact Org of the Year
Black and Brown Workers Collective
Media Mobilizing Project
Maker of the Year
Peter English and Jeff Gregorio
Mission Leader of the Year
Movement of the Year
Battling Racism in the Gayborhood
Tuesdays with Toomey
Get Elected PHL
Multimedia Project of the Year
Curiosity 180 – Let’s Talk About It!
Partnership of the Year
Clarifi and the Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE)
Voting Booth of the Future
Scientist of the Year
Dr. Alan W. Flake
Dr. Elaine Zackai
Startup of the Year
Technologist of the Year
Dr. Basil Harris
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