Refresh Savannah… What’s This?

by Kevin Lawver on April 8, 2009

Hi there.  My name is Kevin Lawver and I’m fairly new to Savannah.  I’ve lived on the web for almost fifteen years now and been building web sites and applications for over a decade.  I love the web.

So, what’s this Refresh thing all about?  Refresh is about sharing knowledge – about all aspects of working on the web.  I’m a developer, so I’m most interested in web development, but Refresh can be about anything.

The basic premise is: people get together once a month, someone volunteers (preferably before we all get together) to present on something they’re passionate about for anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour and then everyone goes out and gets food and/or beverages.  It’s more than just a networking event.  The goal is to grow the skills and knowledge of everyone in the community so we can all build better stuff, get to know each other and make Savannah a cooler place to work on the web.

There are Refresh groups all over the world, and I’d love it if we could get one going in Savannah.  Since I’m fairly new here, I’m not sure what the good venues are or how to get the word out.  I’m thinking we should have our first meeting at the end of May, and I’ll gladly volunteer to give the presentation… probably on The Social Networking Food Chain (I still need to write it, but I can raid some of my other presentations).

I’ll be creating an event on Upcoming in the very near future.  If you have ideas on a venue (preferably downtown near food and/or beverage facilities and with a projector and internet access), please post a comment or e-mail me (kevin at!


I’m in, but all my venue connections are further South than Downtown. Let me know how else I can help, either personally or with Systems Connect. Sounds like a great idea to me.

by jessebushkar on April 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm. #

Me likey. Can’t wait to see the first Savannah Refresh…

by Fitz Haile on April 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm. #

Exciting! A couple of us just opened the doors to a facebook group page for geeks & media types to see if we can add a little mustard to the scene, feel free to interact âºâº

by Jonathan on April 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm. #