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John Cook will be Joining us for our February NextTech Meetup on February 20th, at noon at Skagit Valley College.
The event is free but registration is required, please visit our event page
John will talk about what he’s seeing in the greater tech community of the NW, tying into venture capital numbers, IPOs, etc. and give a sense of the pulse of the region.
We'll have time for a Q&A and enjoy a no-host lunch at the Skagit Valley College Café, serving affordable excellence prepared by the amazing culinary arts program.
John Cook writes about startups, entrepreneurs, mobile technologies, social networking, online commerce, geek culture and many other topics for GeekWire. He has been covering the technology beat in the region for more than a decade, working for the Eastside Journal and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before co-founding the Puget Sound Business Journal’s technology news site, where he worked as executive editor.
A native of Wooster, Ohio, he got his start in journalism in high school, with a part-time job compiling obituary and election information for the Akron Beacon Journal, where his mom was a reporter. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in history, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition and Academic All-American honors in soccer.
John’s interests include backpacking, bicycling, running and watching English Premier League soccer. He lives in Seattle with his wife Holly, son Jack and dog Henry.
GeekWire is an independent technology news site and online community based in Seattle, Wash. — covering the people, companies and innovations emerging from the Pacific Northwest and impacting the world. The site was founded in March 2011 by John Cook and Todd Bishop, in partnership with startup veteran and investor Jonathan Sposato.
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Quarterly meetups average 300 attendees, signature events - 600 attendees
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