Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016, 12:38 PM
Geekadelphia teamed up with Generocity and Technical.ly on Sunday to host the sixth annual Philly Geek Awards, which this year handed out 14 awards to the city’s most deserving geeks.
Among the winners: Azavea’s Kathryn Killebrew, who took home the coveted Geek of the Year award, as well as ROAR For Good’s Yasmine Mustafa, who nabbed the Technologist of the Year award for 2016.
Awards were also handed out for topics including Game of the Year, Movement of the Year, and Startup of the Year, among others. The full list of winners is below:
Dev Project of the Year: Food Connect, which helped connect restaurants with homeless shelters seeking leftover food during the DNC this year.
Feature Length Indie Film of the Year: Ghostheads, the Tommy Avallone-produced documentary detailing Ghostbusters fandom.
Game of the Year: Tailwind: Prologue, Cipher Prime’s No Man’s Sky-inspired take on the alien invasion genre.
Impact Org of the Year: Community Futures Lab, Rasheedah Philllips and Camae Ayewa’s community-focused resource library in North Philadelphia.
Maker of the Year: South Fellini, which recently opened a brick-and-mortar location on East Passyunk Avenue to hawk its Philly-centric wares.
Mission Leader of the Year: Chris Lehmann, founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, which is considered a leader in the ongoing School 2.0 movement.
Movement of the Year: #1000BlackGirlBooks, 11-year-old Marley Dias’ project that sought to collect 1,000 books featuring black girls as the main characters.
Multimedia Project of the Year: Media In Neighborhoods Group, El Sawyer and Jon Kauffman’s vehicle for using documentaries as a tool for social change.
Partnerships of the Year: Ice Cream in Space, which brought Little Baby’s Ice Cream into West Philly’s Workshop School for an absurd learning experience.
Scientist of the Year: Stephan Grupp, doctor to Emily Whitehead, after whom the Emily Whitehead Foundation is named. Emily beat her cancer and is now 11 years old.
Startup of the Year: BioBots, which builds 3D printers that print biological material.
Technologist of the Year: Yasmine Mustafa, CEO of ROAR for Good, which creates wearable tech with a self-defense focus.
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