Geek pride: Here are the nerdiest states in America

Utah has a bunch of nerds, while Washington D.C. lacks any geek pride. Those are a few data points from a study of the “Nerdiest States in America,” by Seattle online real estate startup Estately. To determine which state has the most geeks, Estately looked at Facebook data to see what percentage of users from each state listed… Read More


Live from TEDxSeattle: Why the artist/geek hybrids will power the next generation

Sure, it’s good to be an expert of something specific, whether you’re an Android developer or an accounting expert. But for those wanting to find an incredible new invention or perhaps create a new industry — those people find their magic at the intersection of several domains of human knowledge. That’s the message Zumobi co-founder John SanGiovanni tried… Read More


Calling all geek gals: ‘She’s Geeky’ conference kicks off Friday

Any women out there interested in science, engineering, math, startups, biotech, gadgets, video games — basically anything geek-related — will fit right in at this weekend’s “She’s Geeky” conference. The geeky get-together, which has already made stops in San Francisco, New York City and the Twin Cities, is a non-profit event that started in 2007… Read More


Geek Madness Day 4: Curie vs. Mendel; da Vinci vs. Edison

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time On Monday we kicked off the last four first-round matchups in the technology bracket, and today we’re doing the same on the math/science side. Voting for the remaining eight games will wrap up Wednesday night, so make sure you head over to our Facebook page and… Read More


Mobile tech, social good: How these computer scientists are making an impact

Our latest episode of the GeekWire Podcast featured former Geek of the Week Yaw Anokwa. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington computer science program, the co-founder of the software startup Nafundi, and one of the computer scientists behind the Open Data Kit project (ODK), which provides smart forms for collecting data on mobile devices in rural areas, developing countries and other places with… Read More