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The Regence dodgeball team prepares for competition at the 8th annual GeekWire Bash in Seattle. (GeekWIre Photos / Kevin Lisota)

Dodgeball squads hooted and hollered amid intense battles between Seattle tech companies. Elementary and middle school students chanted “We Love STEM!” over at the Robotics Cup competition. Attendees oohed and aahed after delicately-placed shots landed perfectly on the ping pong tables.

It was another exciting geek festival at the 8th annual GeekWire Bash, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. Nearly 2,000 people joined us in Seattle for a giant giant geek party that included everything from foosball to tabletop games to zipline rides to virtual reality laser tag — with a ton of networking, eating, drinking, and fun in between.

For the first time ever, the GeekWire Bash was open to geeks of all ages. Our new Junior Geek Zone featured the inaugural GeekWire Robotics Cup and other activities that let growing geeks participate in engaging games and learn about STEM subjects. More than 200 kids from across Washington state participated in the Robotics Cup — read a recap of the competition here.

Teammates work to position a robot. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)
(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

This year’s tournament winners beat out some serious competition and walked away with geeky trophies as newly-crowned GeekWire Bash champs. Colliers International ousted Zillow Group in dodgeball; familiar faces met again in ping pong; and new champs were crowned at the foosball and Catan tables. See the full results here.

We loved welcoming back our Impact Partners — non-profit organizations that are making the Seattle community stronger through innovative programs related to education, science, leadership and inclusion.

Check out more photos below, including some fun ones from the photo booth. Shout out to photographer Kevin Lisota for snapping pics on Thursday. Once again, thanks so much for joining us for the GeekWire Bash. See everyone at our next event, the GeekWire Awards, on May 2 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

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A big thanks to the 2019 GeekWire Bash title sponsor: First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Also, thanks to Avalara, the ping pong sponsor; T-Mobile, the dodgeball sponsor; NTT Communications, the sumo wrestling sponsor and Sirqul, the circle bar sponsor.

And thanks to our silver sponsors QumuloQualtrics, our supporting sponsors Big Fish GamesArivaleHiyaAlaska AirlinesDomain ToolsSeattle Army Recruiting Battalion and featured spirit Titos’ Handmade Vodka.
And to our partners: FIRST Washington, Virtual Sports, Meeples Games, Playtest Northwest, Niantic, Dodgeball Seattle and ALLtech.
And this year’s Camp STEM participants: Pacific Science Center, The Museum of Flight, AIE and Toysmith.

Eagle Power, a team from Nespelem, Wash., competes. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)
The LEGO Lassies from Kirkland, Wash., scored the most points and were named GeekWire Robotics Cup champs. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

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