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GeekWire Newsmakers of the Year led in a toast by Lisa Weeks of Filter

What a crowd! We were thrilled to be joined by more than 800 of you last night at the second annual GeekWire Gala at McCaw Hall. Thanks to everyone who attended this one-of-a-kind event.

GeekWire Newsmakers of the Year Sunny Gupta of Apptio, left, and Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources

We recognized our Newsmakers of the Year for 2012 and, with your help, raised more than $32,000 for Seattle nonprofit Vittana in their fight against youth poverty. We’ll have more details coming up later today, but we wanted to start by sharing scenes from the event.

A big thanks to our sponsors for making the GeekWire Gala possible: FilterMicrosoft Outlook.comMailChimpKnollFlinn FergusonMicrosoft User ResearchSide CarSprig HealthSplunk,  Weber ShandwickPaperGMcAdams Wright RagenDeloitte Digital,  SEOmoz, and Vittana.

We’ve also uploaded a gallery of photos to an album to our Facebook page for easy tagging and sharing. (Thanks to photographer Karen Ducey for the great shots.)

Also check out all the shots from the Usnaps Photo Booth from the event in the gallery below.


Here’s the gallery from Usnaps.

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