Geeks is about computer engineers in their twenties. It is based on the lives of computer engineers working in a real R&D company in the Philippines whose name and location are confidential.
Most of the characters are also based on actual people. Some, however, are based on certain traits of several people. This is to keep the number (and interactions) of the cast manageable.
Geeks trying to be funny came from a snarky comment made by a former employee of the undisclosed company when another tried to crack a joke about certain events in the office.