GeekWire Bash 2019

GeekWire Bash 2019

Join us Thursday, March 7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. for the GeekWire Bash, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union!

Virtual Reality. Video Games. Robotics. And epic dodgeball, foosball, ping pong and Catan tournaments.

The annual GeekWire Bash — the most unique and fun event on the Seattle tech calendar — is coming up on Thursday, March 7th. This giant geek festival draws more than 2,000, and is now open to geeks of all ages! Bring your family — or a co-worker who still acts like a kid. Either way, you’ll have a blast!

Tickets on sale below, including spots in the organized dodgeball, foosball, ping pong and Settlers of Catan tournaments. Those tournaments sell out each year, so make sure to sign up now to compete for glory or bragging rights. New this year: A doubles ping pong tournament!

In addition to fun tournaments, we’ll also debut a new Junior Geek Zone, targeted for kids age 5 and up!  Bring the family for fun to this year’s event and enjoy engaging carnival games and STEM-focused activities provided by area partners.

GeekWire is also proud to present the first annual GeekWire Robotics Cup, an invitational competition with 24 teams from around Western Washington hosted by FIRST Washington. FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) teams of up to 10 kids, from 4th – 8th grades, build LEGO®– based robots and develop research projects based on a real-world scientific challenge.  The competition theme for 2019 is “Into Orbit” in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing.

Interested in partnering with us for the GeekWire Robotics Cup? Your support not only brings this fun tournament to our event, but it also makes a difference by helping underwrite robotics teams from our area. Contact us at

Another new addition Camp STEM, in the Junior Geek Zone, features STEM-oriented activations and info from local area enrichment programs, camps and non-profits. Are you interested in engaging with families for your program or service? Contact us to learn more about Camp STEM at

Team Zillow poses with the golden dodgeball after a big win at the 2018 GeekWire Bash. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

For tournaments, please note: All tournament players must be checked in by 3:30 p.m. and be 18 years or older. Each dodgeball team must have a 50/50 gender mix, no substitutes. Due to tournament logistics, players are not able to participate in multiple tournaments.

Currently, each organization is limited to 2 ping pong competitors per tournament (including a doubles ping pong team), 2 foosball teams, and 1 dodgeball team to accommodate as many groups as possible. We encourage companies to hold internal competitions in advance to find the best players to send for the intermediate and expert brackets.

Questions about tournaments? Contact us at

For GeekWire members, please note: GeekWire Startup, Gold, Super and Galactic Pass Members are automatically signed up for this event — no need to register separately. Members receive email reminders in advance of each event. For more information and to purchase an annual pass, see our membership page.

Also, see our terms of use and code of conduct for GeekWire events. GeekWire Bash branding designed by Chris Lewman.


Join us Thursday, March 7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. for the GeekWire Bash, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union!