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Past GeekWire Events
GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash, March 20, 2014.
More than 800 people joined us for the GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping-Pong Tournament, a one-of-a-kind event has become an annual tradition in the Pacific Northwest tech community. Check out the full recap here, with pictures, and results and video highlights from the hotly contested ping-pong and foosball tournaments.
In addition to the huge turnout from the tech community we were honored to be joined by notable guests including U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, who connected with a wide variety of tech entrepreneurs at the event; and members of the Seattle Reign FC professional women’s soccer team, who competed in the GeekWire foosball tournament.
GeekWire Gala, Dec. 4th, 2013.
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.
We had so much fun hosting all of you Wednesday night at the newly-renovated Museum of History & Industry in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood for one of our favorite events of the year.
GeekWire Startup Day, Oct. 25th, 2013.
Whether it was the governor touting Washington as the most innovative place in the world, or Dave Cotter sharing his near-death experience that changed his perspective on life, it was an action-packed day at the Showbox SoDo filled with powerful entrepreneurial insight and advice from CEOs, founders and industry leaders. In case you missed Startup Day — or the awesome Battle of the Geek Bands afterparty — we’ve got you covered here in the form of photos and tweets.
GeekWire Summit, Sept. 12th 2013.
Thanks to the more than 700 of you who came out to Thursday’s day-long event, where we enjoyed excellent conversations with industry leaders, great networking and tasty food. Photos and recap here.
GeekWire Sounders Day, Sept. 4th 2013.
We were joined by more than 400 people for a swanky pre-game tailgate party on the EMC/Isilon rooftop deck, before marching to the match and watching the Sounders top Chivas USA from a special GeekWire section at Century Link Field. More photos here.
GeekWire Startup Awards, May 9th, 2013.
We had at GeekWire Awards celebration, partying with more than 750 folks from the tech community as we handed out awards in 14 categories. It was an epic night for us, thanks to all who came out! Coverage from this awesome night below:
GeekWire Meetup, April 12, 2013: Live taping of the GeekWire Radio show.
It was a GeekWire first, we recorded our weekly KIRO-FM radio show on stage in front of an audience. With guests, Mike McSherry of Nuance; Tom Leung of Yabbly; and Dan Crowdus, a.k.a. the Icarus Kid.
GeekWire Ping Pong & Anniversary Bash, March 6, 2013.
Hundreds of people from around the Seattle region’s tech community joined us for a night of ping-pong, foosball, networking and more, celebrating GeekWire’s 2nd Anniversary. Here’s some of our coverage from this one-of-a-kind event.
GeekWire Meetup, Feb. 13, 2013: Fireside chat with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot.
Coverage from GeekWire, plus a bonus video with audience reaction:
- Patience, perseverance and passion: Video highlights from our talk with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot
- Scenes from the GeekWire Meetup, in pictures and tweets
- Tableau CEO Christian Chabot: Why entrepreneurs should avoid venture capital
- Tableau CEO Christian Chabot: The power of perseverance over pivoting
GeekWire Gala, December 6, 2012
More than 800 people joined us at McCaw Hall in Seattle to celebrate the Newsmakers of the Year and the year in geek at our giant holiday bash.
GeekWire Presents Seattle 2.0 Startup Day, Sept. 22, 2012
More than 300 current and aspiring entrepreneurs joined us for this one-of-a-kind one-day conference to inspire and inform their decision to join the world of startups. GeekWire was pleased to present the fourth year of this popular favorite, with entrepreneurial veterans sharing key lessons from the world of startups. Featuring keynoter Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.
GeekWire Summer Bash, June 21, 2012
We brought out the ping-pong tables and brought back the GeekBall Court for this giant summer celebration at the Showbox SODO — with expert and intermediate ping-pong tournaments, foosball, prizes, special guests, good friends, good times and plenty of food and drink.
Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, May 3, 2012
This was the fourth year of one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events: the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards at the EMP. Continuing this great tradition, we celebrated our community’s movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and thought leaders: the region’s tech rock stars.
March 7, 2012 – The GeekWire Summit
More than 500 people joined us for the first-ever GeekWire Summit and Anniversary Celebration, an afternoon conference and evening party in downtown Seattle that brought together thought leaders from our region and beyond to discuss the future of innovation.
The event featured keynote conversations with former Microsoft software chief Ray Ozzie and Hulu CTO Richard Tom plus panels with leaders from Facebook, T-Mobile USA, Rhapsody, Microsoft, Swype, the University of Washington and more.
Dec. 8, 2011 – GeekWire Gala
We looked back on a big year in technology at the first-ever GeekWire Gala — toasting our GeekWire Newsmakers of 2011, and celebrating the “Geeks Who Give Back,” who were featured in a specially produced 2012 GeekWire Calendar that was our gift to everyone who joined us for the event.
Apart from recognizing those tech luminaries, the event provided an important setting for the technology community to connect as the year drew to a close.
More than 500 people attended the GeekWire Gala at Seattle’s Union Station, including executives and employees from many of the region’s top startups and larger companies such Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, RealNetworks and many more.
See this roundup with photos and video from the event.
June 22, 2011 – GeekWire Launch Event
More than 800 people joined us for the epic GeekWire Launch Event, including NBA legend Detlef Schrempf, music legend Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Sounders Pat Noonan and Brad Evans, and hundreds of people from the Seattle tech community.
The event featured classic games, prizes and a new sport that we call “GeekBall” — a unique combination of soccer and billiards on an oversized pool table.
- July 10, 2013: GeekWire Game Night
- Feb. 13, 2013: GeekWire Meetup with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot
- Oct. 23, 2012: GeekWire Fall Meetup and Karaoke for a Cause
- Aug. 16, 2012: GeekWire Summer Meetup in Ballard
- Apr, 11, 2012: GeekWire Spring Meetup and Conversation with Bill Flora
- Feb. 8, 2012: GeekWire Game Night
- Oct. 29, 2011: GeekWire Meetup and Conversation with Rich Barton