More than 1,000 Seattle geeks, tasty food, cold drinks, great conversation and an epic impromptu dance floor inside one of the coolest venues in the city — yep, the GeekWire Gala had it all.
As in years past, we enjoyed great toasting the top Newsmakers of the Year and anointing them with snazzy black and red GeekWire soccer scarfs. We’re also grateful to all of you who contributed to our charitable partner, Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Of course, this night wouldn’t have been possible without our great sponsors. A huge thanks to our Gold sponsors (WhitePages, McAdams Wright Ragen, MOZ, Wave Broadband, Knoll), Silver sponsors (DoubleDown, PicMonkey, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, First Tech Credit Union, Car2Go, MOHAI, Rally Software, Parllay, ) and supporting sponsors (Vertafore, Vitamin T, First Aid Shot Therapy and Protingent).
We have photos and social media reaction below. Here are a few tweets from the night (you can also check out this sweet Tagboard to see more):
— Chet Kittleson (@chetkittleson) December 5, 2013
— Jenni Hogan (@jennihogan) December 5, 2013
— Neda Talyai (@NedaTalyai) December 5, 2013
— Elinor Diamond (@DiamondElinor) December 5, 2013
#GWgala was too short. I'm thinking 6-12 on a fri sounds about right. Around 10pm the dance floor would really kick off!
— Kyle Kesterson (@kylekesterson) December 5, 2013
— Mike Jensen (@mjtwit) December 5, 2013
— Jesse Proudman (@blueboxjesse) December 5, 2013
And here’s what went down in the photo booth. (Full gallery here.)
And finally, here’s a big collection of photos from the night. Click on any image to open a gallery. Big thanks to Jessica Keener for taking these lovely shots.