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2023 GeekWire Rooftop BBQ + Mariners Day

Celebrate summer, baseball and sensational views at GeekWire’s festive rooftop BBQ, taking place Wednesday, August 9 before the Seattle Mariners face the San Diego Padres.

Take in the views, enjoy a cold beverage, chow down on awesome BBQ and connect with members of the tech community at this fun-filled summer party. Special guests, cool swag and other surprises in store.

The party kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a pre-game BBQ at the Pioneer Square headquarters of First Mode (542 1st Ave S. Suite 300) — just a short walk away from T-Mobile Park. We’ll then head to the game just before 6:40 p.m. to cheer on the Mariners.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor First Mode for bringing the community together for this fun event!

Please note this event is 21+

Past Events

Views & Brews: A rooftop happy hour at RSM Madison Centre

We kicked off summer in style with a casual happy hour at RSM’s beautiful rooftop deck in downtown Seattle. GeekWire co-founder John Cook interviewed Convoy CEO Dan Lewis, who is on a mission to transform the $800 billion U.S. trucking industry, check out the full coverage from the interview, here.

Thanks to our partners at RSM for hosting the inaugural Views & Brews event. 

GeekWire Awards

Jake Stallman, VP of Build Quality and Design at Carbon Robotics

Star Wars theme complemented the rising stars on hand as light sabers glowed and a galaxy of lights twinkled overhead during the 2023 GeekWire Awards.

More than 400 innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders gathered at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo, with winners and honorees chosen across 15 categories and special appearances by Seahawks legend Bobby Wagner, Love is Blind star Kwame Appiah, NASA astronaut Kayla Barron and even R2D2.

See photos from the evening here, and a full recap here. Thanks to Astound Business Solutions for their support as presenting sponsor of the GeekWire Awards for the 10th year.

GeekWire Gala

GeekWire Gala 2022: Our festive holiday bash was back in epic fashion on Dec. 7, 2022 as nearly 700 people joined us for an evening of great conversation, tasty treats, lively music, cocktails, fortune telling, and much more.

The annual tradition returned after a two-year hiatus, at Block 41 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. People reunited with old friends; made new ones; belted out karaoke; created cotton candy art; and danced the night away. See the full GeekWire Gala recap here. Thanks to First Tech Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the 2022 GeekWire Gala.

Past GeekWire Gala Coverage: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

GeekWire Summit

Some of the participants in the 2022 GeekWire Summit. Top row: Microsoft EVP Charlie Bell, left, and Magic Leap CTO Julie Larson-Green. Middle row: The Black Wall Street founder Hill Harper, left, and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. Bottom row: Wavely Diagnostics CEO Arna Ionescu Stoll, left, with GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser; and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell with GeekWire co-founder John Cook. (GeekWire Photos)

GeekWire Summit 2022: Navigating the future of work. Learning how to fight against burnout. Taking on cybersecurity threats. Gathering community. Connecting with old colleagues. Making new friends. The 2022 GeekWire Summit had it all — and lived up to our mantra: What happens here matters everywhere.

In Seattle and online during our flagship annual conference, we provided a unique vantage point into technology today and innovation that will dictate the future. Check out the full recap here.

Thanks to longtime presenting sponsor Bank of America for helping to make the GeekWire Summit possible.

GeekWire Summit 2021: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, entertainer and entrepreneur Ciara, robotics pioneer Yoky Matsuoka and many more.

GeekWire Summit 2020: Bill Gates, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert; Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern; Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, and more in a fully virtual edition of our annual tech event

GeekWire Summit 2019: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin; biotech pioneer Leroy Hood; FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra; and more.

GeekWire Summit 2018: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg; Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé; Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellman; Emily Chang of Bloomberg News; and more.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the 2017 GeekWire Summit. (Photo by Dan DeLong for GeekWire)

GeekWire Summit 2017: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke; Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and more.

GeekWire Summit 2016: Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson; Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi; Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold; former NFL wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, and more.

GeekWire Summit 2015: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; 500 Startups founder Dave McClure; Pioneer Square Labs co-founder Greg Gottesman; and more.

GeekWire Summit 2014: T-Mobile CEO John Legere; drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson; U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel; journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, and more.

GeekWire Summit 2013: Zillow and Expedia co-founder Rich Barton, venture capitalist Bill Gurley; HBO CTO Otto Berkes; Bloomberg’s Brad Stone; and many more.

GeekWire Summit 2012: Microsoft software chief Ray Ozzie and Hulu CTO Richard Tom, plus panels with leaders from Facebook, T-Mobile USA, Rhapsody, Microsoft, Swype, the University of Washington, and more.

(All titles and positions current at time of events.)

GeekWire Awards

Viraj Mody, left, and Linda Lian, co-founders of Common Room, accept the Startup of the Year award at the 2022 GeekWire Awards. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

GeekWire Awards 2022: The much-anticipated and hotly-contested GeekWire Awards celebrated the Pacific Northwest’s top innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, scientists and technology leaders live from Seattle’s Showbox SoDo on May 12, 2022.

This event marked our return to in-person events — with a seated dinner, entertainment, fun surprises and coveted awards handed out in more than a dozen categories. If you missed the 2022 GeekWire Awards, you can watch it virtually here or check out full coverage, including the announcement of all winners, here.

Past GeekWire Awards Coverage: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Sounders Day

The crowd at the 2022 GeekWire Rooftop BBQ + Sounders Day in Seattle. (GeekWire Photos / Kurt Schlosser)

Sounders Day 2022: Beautiful weather. Cold drinks. Tasty food. Meeting old friends. Making new ones. Sounders Day 2022 was epic! We had a blast at our annual party with more than 500 people coming together on a picture-perfect 72-degree day at the First Mode rooftop deck in Seattle. After the beers and BBQ, we headed across the street to Lumen Field and watched the Sounders get a big 1-0 win over FC Dallas.

A huge shoutout to our presenting sponsor First Mode, as well as gold sponsor WaFd for bringing the community together for this fun event. Check out the full recap of the 2022 GeekWire Rooftop BBQ + Sounders Day here.

Past Sounders Day Coverage: 2021 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

GeekWire Studios Virtual Events

Voodle Visionaries Grant Finals, March 2022.

Restoring Hope: Tackling Healthcare’s Biggest Challenge Through Collective Action, sponsored by Lyn Health, January 2022.

Improving the Patient Experience: The Value of Data Exchange in Health Care, sponsored by Opala, December 2021.

Disruptors Leading Innovation, presented by BECU, December 2021.

Tackling Public Policy Challenges During a Covid Economy, Civic Conversations, presented by Microsoft, March 2021.

Compassion Seattle: Is this the path to solving homelessness? Civic Conversations, presented by Microsoft, June 2021.

What the Biden Administration Means for Startups, presented by Lane Powell, February 2021.

Pivot: Stories of Resilience in an Unprecedented Year, presented by Davis Wright Tremaine, December 2020.

Calgary: The city of disruptors, not the disrupted, sponsored by Calgary Economic Development, December 2020.

CFO Roundtable: Insights on a Changing Economy, sponsored by Apptio and EY, September 2020.

Enabling Digital Health at Scale Post-COVID-19 – a more effective, and more convenient future, sponsored by Providence, November 2020.

CFO Roundtable: Insights on a Changing Economy, sponsored by Apptio and EY, September 2020.

How do we collaborate and innovate together in the midst of a pandemic? Sponsored by Premera, September 2020.

The Future of Sports, sponsored by Pure Storage and Davis Wright Tremaine, July 2020.

Geeks Gaming for Good, July 2020.

How To Build An Enduring Culture In The Era of COVID-19, May 2020.

A conversation with Dr. Thomas Lynch, Fred Hutch President, May 2020.

The Playbook

Nick and Adrian Hanauer at The Playbook, 2018. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

This speaker series explored the intersection of entrepreneurship, business and sports, sponsored by Lane Powell.

GeekWire Cloud Summit

Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec - GeekWire Cloud Summit 2019
Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, VP and GM of Amazon Web Services’ S3 division, at the GeekWire Cloud Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

GeekWire’s Cloud Summit brought together engineers, developers, technical leaders, and business decision-makers for a deep dive on the future of cloud technologies.

Event coverage: 2019 | 2018 | 2017

GeekWire Bash

GeekWire Bash ping-pong finals, 2018.

A giant festival for geeks, with ping-pong, foosball, dodgeball, sumo wrestling, virtual reality, beer pong, arcade games, FIFA, Settlers of Catan, tricycle races, donut walls, networking, and a whole lot of fun.

Event coverage: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Sports Tech Summit

Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird speaks at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

This full-day annual conference explored the intersection of sports and technology. Event coverage: 2017 | 2016

Special Events & Meetups

The Future of Cities, Crosscut Festival, with Richard Florida and Monica Nickelsburg, May 2021.

GeekWire Podcast, Live in Renton, November 2018.

GeekWire Podcast, Live in Seattle, with Cory Bergman, October 2018.

Thirsty Thursday + GeekWire Podcast Live at NeighborHub, with Amy Nelson of The Riveter and Sarah Studer of Impact Hub Seattle, August 2018.

Thirsty Thursday with GeekWire, April 2017.

Fireside chat with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot, Feb 2023.

GeekWire Podcast at the Microsoft Store, December 2015.

GeekWire Trivia Night, June 2014.

GeekWire Game Night, July 2013.

GeekWire Fall Meetup and Karaoke for a Cause, October 2012.

GeekWire Summer Meetup, August 2012.

GeekWire Spring Meetup and Conversation with Bill Flora, April 2012.

GeekWire Game Night, February 2012.

GeekWire Launch Event, June 2011.

GeekWire Meetup and Conversation with Rich Barton, October 2011