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We’re getting ready to kick off the big GeekWire Summit this afternoon — marking GeekWire’s first anniversary by bringing together tech leaders from around the region and the country for a conversation about the future of technology and innovation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

As a lighthearted way of commemorating the occasion, we’ve partnered with the team at Killer Infographics on this graphical comparison, below, poking fun at the geek stereotypes of Silicon Valley and Seattle.

We’ll be handing out copies of this infographic to attendees along with the agenda for the day, but we wanted to share it here on GeekWire, as well. We had fun putting it together, and we hope you enjoy it. (Click for larger version.)

In truth, for all their differences, Seattle and Silicon Valley have more and more in common these days, particularly as companies from the Bay Area come north in search of scarce engineering talent.

This trend, and how Seattle could improve upon on its standing as a tech hub, is one of the many topics we’ll be touching on during the event today.

A big thanks to Killer Infographics for all their work on this feature. For more, see their portfolio.

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