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BackSpin 2011

TechiesGiveBack, Peter Ha, General Assembly

Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

BackSpin 2011

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Singles Tournament
The Singles Tournament provides access to the 32-person singles bracket. ***PRIZES: The winner will get a 32gb iPad 3G, two roundtrip tickets on Virgin America, an Xbox and Kinect, and assorted games.***
Sold Out Ended $50.00 $0.00
Fan Ticket   more info Sold Out Ended $25.00 $2.37
Company Tournament   more info Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
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Backspin 2011 is a charity Xbox Kinect table tennis tournament for the New York tech community. All proceeds from the event will benefit Child’s Play, a nonprofit which provides books, games, and consoles to hospitals across North America. It's open bar, thanks to beer from Brooklyn Brewery (but we'll serve other things too). Our MCs are Pat & Jeff from CollegeHumor's Bleep Bloop.

More details at backspinyc.com. 

Prizes: Singles Tournament

2x Roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the US thanks to Virgin America

1x iPad 32Gb 3G thanks to The Daily

1x Xbox 360 with Kinect thanks to Microsoft

Prizes: Company Tournament

1x Xbox 360 with Kinect thanks to Microsoft

Prizes: Costume Contest

1x $100 iTunes Gift Card thanks to The Daily

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact simon@simonbkirk.com.


Follow @techiesgiveback for updates for ticket sale updates.

Three types of tickets are on sale...

Singles Tournament Tickets:

This is open to anyone. You’ll play against developers, product managers, and whoever else is up for the challenge in a 32-person bracket. You don't have to be an Xbox expert, it's just for fun. If you like fun, give it a go. The games will begin at around 3pm and will continue until around 6:30pm. If you get knocked out early, you're welcome to stay or go. We're working on some great prizes for the winner. Prizes are listed above...

Fan Tickets:

These are tickets for anyone that would like to come, hang out, drink, network, and have fun. [Note: You will not be entered into the singles tournament]. You can turn up at any time and stay as long as you like. So, if you don't want to play, but want to check it out, cheer on your friends (or company team), or whatever else, this is the ticket for you.

Company Tournament Tickets (SOLD OUT)

These are tickets for any company that has entered a team into our 16 team bracket. Participating teams are below...

Backspin Teams

            AppNexus Logo        QLabs logo           Pontifllex logo




All Star Teams

Team 1: Win the Future

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Captain: Richard Blakeley, Editor, Gawker

Naveen Sulvadurai, Founder, Foursquare

Sara Chipps, Co-Founder, Girl DevelopIt


Team 2: NSFW

Captain: Nate Westheimer, Executive Director, NYTM

David Tisch, Managing Director, TechStars

Bianca Bosker, Tech Editor, Huffington Post



Our Sponsors

Solvate logo

General Assembly



pontiflext logo


Brooklyn Brewery

Morris King



Thank You List

Wilson Sonsini for making us a legit organization.

BigSoccer for the referee jerseys!

Emily Miethner for getting stuff done when you say you will.

Reb Carlson for being our social media maestro.

Evan Weiss for doing the boring things without complaining.

Solvate Talent, Dustin Flannery-McCoy and Christopher Jones for making our awesome trailer.

Shane Snow for creative and moral support and the ferrets.

Robert Cavezza for hosting our website and making it live.

General Assembly for being awesome and flexible.

Don Ryan for making it happen. Your email persuasiveness is something to behold.

NY Internet Week for helping us brainstorm.

David Tisch for being the first to jump on board.

Gilt Groupe for the gift cards for prizes.

Solvate for being awesome, flexible sponsors.

EA Sports for sending us some cool FIFA 11 prizes.

David Fraga for your brain.



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General Assembly
902 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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TechiesGiveBack, Peter Ha, General Assembly

TechiesGiveBack mobilizes the New York tech community to help others.  We build volunteerism and charitable giving by connecting  Sillicon Alley with our events and partnering with organizations to offer meaningful service opportunities.

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