Seattle knows how to party.
That much was evident Wednesday eveningÂ at theÂ Museum of History &Â Industry,Â where we had so much fun welcomingÂ more than 1,000 of you who joined us forÂ our seventh annual GeekWire Gala, presented by Wells Fargo.
Geeks, techies, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, musicians, celebrities, and everyone in betweenÂ from the Seattle community gathered for another awesome holiday celebration. Attendees had a chance to tour MOHAIâsÂ exhibits as they networked, ate, drank, and danced the night away at one of our favorite events of the year.
Continue reading for tweets, pictures and highlights from the night.
As if to show us how itâs done, these @Mozâers are rockinâ holiday PJs lookâ donât forget to visit official #GWGala photo booth sponsored by @Moz near the @MOHAI entrance! pic.twitter.com/Qcgb6GMNGQ
— GeekWire (@geekwire) December 7, 2017
— Amplero (@AmpleroInc) December 7, 2017
The HaptX team had a blast at the #GWGala at @MOHAI tonight. Met loads of amazing companies and entrepreneurs. An honor to be among the Seattle 10. Thanks @geekwire for the fun event. @HaptX_inc pic.twitter.com/AfoOXigne3
— Andrew Mitrak (@AndrewMitrak) December 7, 2017
— Molly VMC (@Mollyvmc) December 7, 2017
— Donna Manders (@SmokeFreeLife) December 7, 2017
The evening kicked off with a special VIP pre-party for GeekWire members, sponsors, andÂ Seattle 10 startupsÂ aboard theÂ Steamship Virginia V, a historic wooden-hulled vessel. Thanks toÂ Regence BlueShieldÂ for sponsoring this fun gathering, and be sure check outÂ ALLtech, the health insurance trust that provides fast-growing Seattle area tech companies with affordable health coverage throughÂ the GeekWire membership program.
We also had a chance to honor theÂ Seattle 10, a group of 10 up-and-coming Seattle-area startups who are looking to change the world. Each of these innovative companies â chosen through a judging panel â sketched their business concepts on giant six-foot by six-foot cocktail napkins, and those napkins madeÂ their public debut at the Gala on Wednesday.
As for best-dressed of the night, there were so many good candidates. Certainly in the running were Daniel Robbins and Teresa Konopka, the two lucky geeks who arrived in fashionable styleÂ as part of the first-everÂ Geek Style Reboot, presented by Nordstrom.
A big thank you to everyone for coming out on Wednesday. And of course, thisÂ holiday tradition would not be possible without our wonderful GeekWire Gala Sponsors. They are:
Check out more photos from the event below.