THE Geek Festival 2010 Event Highlights

THE Geek Fest 2010 @ CPCC’s Levine campus on November 10th, 2010
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FESTIVITIES: Activities, Vendors, Demonstrations, Hands-On Opportunities
SESSIONS: Presentations, Sessions, Roundtables, Discussions
ELEARNING: Education, Distance Learning, Instructional Technology

Sponsors and Supporters of THE Geek Fest

Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics
Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics is designed to prepare students for a variety of roles within the IT Security and broader IT fields. In the Post 9/11 environment IT Security has become critical. Privacy, Identity Theft, liability issues and loss of critical business functions have caused firms to consider IT security a core business requirement. This field expects explosive growth for at least the next decade.
VIBRAS Five.One by Track Scan VIBRAS Five.One by Track Scan
The official headset of THE Geek Fest 2010! The VIBRAS Five.One, designed specifically for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live®, uses Dolby® Digital AC3 and special “sound-canal” technology to create a true 5.1 channel surround sound experience. With five individually encoded discrete audio channels pulsating through 10 speakers (five in each ear cup), gamers who use the VIBRAS Five.One enjoy unprecedented sound quality.
CPCC Geospacial Technology Center Geospatial Technology Center
The Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) at CPCC is a resource available to the public for the advancement of Geospatial Technology education and awareness. The Center provides geospatial curriculum education, corporate and continuing education, and other services for individuals, groups, and professional entities throughout North Carolina.
GeoTech Center National GeoTech Center
The GeoTech Center is a collaborative effort between colleges, universities and industry to expand the geospatial workforce. The partners of the Center work together to provide professional development, teaching and curriculum resources, career pathways and model core competencies for geospatial technicians.
NSF National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"  The NSF is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology.
X-treme Geek X-treme Geek
X-treme Geek exists to satisfy the wants and needs of the intellectually curious – people passionate about technology. X-treme Geek offers a unique collection of the latest hi-tech, electronic gadgets, novelty items, and unique collectibles. We specialize in a broad selection of innovative products that are slightly unusual, sometimes hackable, and certainly ingenious. We help people find the newest technology on the market that promises to make our lives easier and more interesting. Think of X-treme Geek for great gift ideas, and get the big reaction guarantee!
Windstream Windstream
Windstream Communications provides local and long distance phone, DISH Network Digital TV and high-speed Broadband DSL Internet service to millions of homes and small, medium and large business customers in 16 states across the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Best Buy Best Buy
Since its inception, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) has grown steadily and enhanced its business through inspired innovations. We're continually transforming into a dynamic, customer-driven, talent-powered company that focuses on enhancing our customers' enjoyment of technology.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Mexican Grill
At Chipotle, we aim to do a few things but do them exceptionally well. When Chipotle first opened its doors in 1993, the goal was simple: to serve high quality, delicious food quickly with an experience that not only exceeded, but redefined the fast food experience. To that end, we focus on sourcing the best possible ingredients, serving the tastiest food, and growing the most capable team we can. Good food IS good business.
4G Carolina 4G Carolina
Get CLEAR™ 4G and get the fastest wireless internet in the nation. CLEAR turns entire cities into wireless hot spots, so you can access 4G internet speeds at home, on the move or both. The innovative CLEAR WiMAX network lets you download TV shows, watch live sports, stream movies and video chat on the go, as fast as you would at home. That’s the power of CLEAR, super fast mobile internet.
Hendrick Motorsports Hendrick Motorsports
In 26 years of competition, Hendrick Motorsports has garnered nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one NASCAR Nationwide Series crown (formerly Busch Series), making it one of stock-car racing's premier organizations. Rick Hendrick is just the second team owner in NASCAR's modern era to earn more than 185 Cup Series victories.
doubleHelix doubleHelix
doubleHelix introduces a new dimension of clothing and design that accentuates the evolution, culture and forward-thinking brought on by research and exploration. Science is who we are. It's infused into the backbone of our company's DNA. More than just a passion, it’s how we view the natural world. We're much more than a clothing company. Let us share our vision with you.
Subway Subway
SUBWAY is the undisputed leader in fast, healthy food. Our easy-to-prepare sandwiches are made to order-right in front of the customer - using freshly baked breads, select sauces and a variety of delicious toppings.
CLT Blog CLT Blog
CLT Blog covers the Queen City: its music, art, nightlife, sports, politics, economy, past, and future. Our columnists range from politicians to musicians, sharing insight on Charlotte from unique perspectives. Our features aggregate useful local information: things people wonder about but often don’t know where to find. Our calendar keeps the city’s schedule in sync with your own. This is the next generation of local media, multiplied by a close-knit group of passionate journalists and artists. CLT Blog is an official media sponsor for the TGF2010!
cpcc student life Student Life
Student Life facilitates student learning and development by providing activities and services that enhance positive relationships among students, the College and the community. These relationships are created and nurtured through accessible programs and services, connections to campus and community resources, and co-curricular opportunities that focus on diversity, leadership, service, and personal well-being.


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