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CALLING ALL GEEKS – GEEKS.CO.UK RELAUNCH. THE WEBSITE BORN FROM A SOFA.

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Posted by abeodbart July 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Geeks.co.uk couldn’t afford to pay writers – so offered “free room and board” in London when their writers had job interviews, and opportunities in London.

The website – started in Scotland by award-winning journalist Ally Millar – is celebrating its first year in the capital with a fitting party: a sleepover in a location familiar to many of the site’s writers – the editor’s flat.

Although this has been a breakthrough year for the site – finally hitting profit in November – the coffers were so tight that payment came by the 26 year old editor inviting contributors – from as far afield as Ireland and even Denmark – to stay on his sofa when paid work opportunities in London came up.

The site whose motto is “by Geeks for Geeks” exists to display the talents of aspiring artists, photographers, journalists, filmmakers, creative writers, and unsigned musicians and is often compared to a UK-wide student newspaper. It enjoys good relations with institutions from Brighton to Aberdeen; Cardiff to Belfast.

In the past we’ve pinched a few links from these guys, so we feel its only fair to say you should head over and check out the new site and geek out.

 

COMMENTS
July 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Woohoo, I need somewhere to stay for a few interviews, just a shame I have no artistic talent what-so-ever :(


August 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm
alan says:

celebrating its first year in the capital with a fitting party: a sleepover
Beware of Geeks wearing briefs.


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