Thou art invited to an evening of comradeship, communion and cavorting in the name of $____ [insert geek/favorite deity/event here].

When: Friday night: August 28th, 2015 7pm to ??

Where: 1031 Lower Brow Road, Signal Mtn

Provided: Assorted beverages (intoxicating and not) and finger foods. Weather cooperating: a great view and sunset.

Entertainment: Bisynchronous auditory and visual interaction with other humans, more real than virtual reality. Possible actual tactile feedback. Music, fire and water on the Deck if apropos.

Bring: a smile and something to talk about or show off. A conversation catalyst. You, yourself and any significant other and/or other interesting sociable people that should be here.

Leave: small unattended children (deck is high), grudges, bad karma and trolls. (Ogres like Shrek are OK though..).

Take: good memories and new friends.

Warning and disclaimers: Over baked humans may be placed in hammocks and/or given a large stuffed penguin and a sleeping bag until morning. There will be no powerpoints, formal presentations, sale pitches, slide decks, MLM/ponzi schemes presented. Half baked ideas and non-politically-correct statements are encouraged.

RSVP not required, but might help us plan accordingly. --Mike-- and Nancy


  • Research and Development
  • E-Commerce
  • Networking and Communications
  • Security
  • Consulting

Current Major Projects/Clients

  • Utiliflex - Provider of prepaid utility solutions worldwide
    (Since November 2007)

  • UtiliWorks - Smart Grid / AMI consulting
    (Since March 2015)


Mike Harrison founded Higher Technology Services (HTS) in 1989, which provided BioMedical and Clinical Engineering services to several regional hospitals. In 1993 Jeff Ritchey bought that division to form Higher Technology Biomedical while the HTS focus changed to providing software and technology services to a wider range of regional companies. On October 2nd 1994, HTS launched Chattanooga Online, the regions first commercial internet provider. HTS also provided a wide range of related services including co-location, and web-centric software development.

Geeklabs was originally the joke name for the HTS research and development team. When Mike Harrison sold HTS and Chattanooga Online in 2003, he kept the GeekLabs name to provide a sense of continuity. GeekLabs exists to support and service customers and projects of Mike Harrison and a few close friends.

Past clients include: Philip Morris, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Seagate, NextKnowledge, ABB, Pratt and Whitney, TVA, First Volunteer Bank, qDebit, Dish Networks, Trinity Communications...