Video: Relive GeekWire’s ping-pong championship matches

Seattle’s finest ping pong geeks were out in full force last week at our annual GeekWire Ping-Pong & Foosball Championships during the GeekWire Anniversary Bash in Seattle. But after more than 100 matches, only two players walked home as champions — and a sweet gold 3D-printed medal hanging around their necks — when it was all said… Read More

Last year's expert champ, Avi Cavale, of Shippable.

How I raised $2 million in funding by playing ping pong

It all started at last year’s GeekWire ping pong and anniversary bash. I had just founded my company, Qhode (now called Shippable). We were building a geeky product, a continuous integration and deployment service targeted at software developers. Even though we were solving a real problem, I had no idea how to market it. I… Read More


Man vs. Robot: The ultimate ping pong challenge

As many of you know, we love our ping pong here at GeekWire. In fact, we’ll be hosting our annual GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping Pong tournament next Thursday at the Showbox Sodo. We’ve got some awesome players in the lineup this year — including past champions Avi Cavale of Shippable, Sanjay Puri of 9Mile… Read More


VIDEO: Relive GeekWire’s epic ping-pong finale

Drama, intensity, pure talent — the championship match of the expert ping-pong bracket had it all Wednesday night at our giant Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash. We had several people tell us the three-set duel between Qhode’s Avi Cavale and Flowroute’s Tetsuo Kasahara was the highlight of their night. Thankfully for those who want to relive the action or missed out on this awesome… Read More


Live tournament thread: GeekWire Ping-Pong Bash

Welcome to our live tournament thread at the second annual GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash. We’ll be updating this page throughout the evening with tournament results, photos and everything else awesome going on tonight at the Showbox SODO. Here’s a live Twitter feed from tonight: Tweets about “#gwbash” 3:50 P.M. — Our tournament players are starting to… Read More


GeekWire Bash is today: What to know if you’re going

We’re gearing up for the big GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash later today at the Showbox SODO, and we’re excited that more than 600 of you will be joining us for this one-of-a-kind event. Our team has put together a great lineup for the afternoon and evening — not just the centerpiece ping-pong and foosball… Read More

GeekWire's John Cook with See Sing Lau of WhitePages, intermediate champion, at the 2012 Ping Pong bash. See Sing has moved into the expert division this year.

Ready to compete? Here are your 2013 GeekWire Ping-Pong & Foosball Brackets

March Madness starts Wednesday — at least our version of it. That’s right folks. It’s time for one of the most-anticipated events of the year — GeekWire’s annual ping pong and foosball tournament, taking place at the Showbox SODO south of Safeco Filed on Wednesday. We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary with some of our favorite… Read More


Who will be the first ever GeekWire ping-pong champ?

We’re big fans of ping-pong around here. In fact, GeekWire was hatched over a series of ping-pong matches (and karaoke, but that’s another story). Fortunately, we cover an industry filled with people who feel the same way. That’s why we’re excited to be organizing a ping-pong tournament and summer party for the tech community this… Read More