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The dodgeball court will feature some of Seattle’s top tech companies once again in 2018.

Our biggest and craziest event of the year — The GeekWire Anniversary Bash — is just a month away. A giant geek carnival, the Bash features all sorts of amusement and fun — from ping pong to video games to a zipline that buzzes attendees across the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Don’t wait: Early-bird prices end this Friday, February 16. Go here to purchase tickets before prices go up.

We’ll be bringing back the ping-pong paddles, dodgeball courts, foosball tables and Catan boards for our annual tournaments, featuring some high-energy action between rival tech companies. The tournaments, which draw more than 500 participants, sell out every year, so make sure to secure your spot today.

The Bash, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, is a place to strut your company’s competitive spirit and have a little fun with other members of the tech community. Group tickets are available, so bring out your whole company to party with us.

Think about it like the Winter Olympics … for geeks. Cheer on your colleagues, get a game of ping pong in and watch a sumo showdown with drink in hand. It truly is march madness!

If you’re not interested in participating in one of the organized tournaments, don’t worry. We’ve got a host of fun activities in store that will fulfill your inner geekiness.

Sumo wrestling at the GeekWire Bash.

The 7th Anniversary Bash draws 2,000 people from the tech community, with a heavy concentration of developers and engineers who love to showcase their amazing ping pong slams, dodge ball catches and Catan power moves. Many companies attend in full geek regalia, in hopes of capturing the coveted spirit prize.

A big thanks to this year’s title sponsor: First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Also, thanks to Xiamen Air, the zipline sponsor; Avalara, the arcade sponsor; OfferUp, the sumo wrestling sponsor; T-Mobile, the dodgeball tournament sponsor and Sirqul, a bar sponsor.

Thank you to our silver sponsors Moz, Bellevue College, EY, Capital One, Perkins Coie, Big Fish, TechPower, Qualtrics and RealSelf. And to our supporting sponsors, DomainTools and Skytap.

NOTE: Interested in sponsoring the GeekWire Bash and reaching Seattle’s community of tech geeks, developers and engineers? We’ve got some super fun sponsorship ideas that will elevate your brand. Please contact us at if interested in sponsoring our biggest event of the year.

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