Perhaps the most coveted award in the Philly Geek Awards, Geek of the Year honors an outstanding geeky individual here in the City of Brotherly Love.

We’ve made a point to focus on passionate individuals that have made an impact in Philadelphia. Geeks that the city wouldn’t be the same without.

The Nominees

Previous Winners

Dan Ueda

Dan Ueda

Central High School

Dan is an incredible high school science teacher who has gone above and beyond to inspire his students to be just as geeky as him.

At Central High School, he brought his robotics team, The Robolancers, to a national competition for the very first time. And he volunteers to do all this robotics work in his free time.

Tristin Hightower

Geek Girl Dinners

Cofounder of Girl Geek Dinners, Tristan Hightower has done a lot for the geek community here in Philly. A constant encouraging voice in the women in tech community, she was featured as a panelist at the Philly Women in Tech Summit talking about breaking into the industry and giving back to the community. She is also the community manager for Burst Online Entertainment.