Tech Games: Meet the Players

Tech Games: Meet the Players

The wait is almost over. The 2017 Tech Games - hosted by Tech Frederick- officially kick off October 13th at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard time. Throughout the day of fun networking and team building, local companies within the Tech industry will compete in a series of games, vying for the coveted Tech Frederick Trophy and all associated bragging rights.

The schedule of events –drawing directly from the original games of ancient Greece –will include: Splash Volleyball, Monster Jenga, GaGa Ball, Pipeline Dash, Human Foosball, Crazy Barrow Wheels, and Hippo Chow Down.

With twenty-two teams hailing from fourteen local tech-related companies, the field is larger than ever before and competition is shaping up to be fierce. Here’s a quick rundown on this year’s players and our pre-game breakdown of who to keep an eye on:

--- the Competition ---



"Game of Pwends", "the Repeaters", "the Pit Crew," and "Git to the Choppa"

Fielding four teams this year - including the reigning champion " the Repeaters"- Orases enters as a powerhouse looking to sweep the podium. In preparation for the coming Games, the team members of "Game of Pwends" say they have kept in top shape enthusiastically deploying impactful vortals.

Working in software development, sports analysts believe creativity will be this company's leading advantage on the field. Team members of 'The Pit Crew' are quick to argue this point:  "This isn't about creativity. This is about winning - and our winning edge is Nick's unwavering commitment to inflicting pain on the other team - i.e. - last year's knockerball event..." Let's see if they deliver!



"the Circuit Breakers"

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ACDi offers a wide-range of electronics manufacturing services, including product engineering support, printed circuit board layout, new product introduction, testing, systems integration and product lifecycle management solutions. You gotta respect the depth of this company's Playbook. No doubt they'll see that versatility play out in tomorrow’s competition.


New North

"New North" 

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New North is a digital marketing company focused on lead generation in the B2B space. “We help businesses draw up digital game plans that make meeting marketing goals easier than beating the Cleveland Browns” commented one team member at a recent press conference. Expect their confident, clever strategies to make a big impact at the Games. 


Arachnid Works

"the Ringers" & "WALIB"

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As a full-service marketing agency, much of Arachnid Work’s work is devoted to custom web design and development, as well as precisely-planned digital marketing and planning. Archnid Works is a precision player that knows how to hit its target.


Swift Software

"the Team with No Name"

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Swift Software specializes in a Task-Centric Team Management and Workflow solution that allows users to rapidly develop and improve complex processes and workflows with total management control, complete visibility, and full accountability over work. Tomorrow this team will again maximize player performance to gain that competitive edge on the field. 


Blue Pillar

"Team Participation Trophy"


These guys are all about Power. Blue Pillar provides critical power and energy management solutions for complex single site and centralized multi-site facilities. Their work connects behind-the-meter distributed energy resources by self-prescribing secure IoT networks that enable real-time control of assets and collection of energy data.


Swift Systems 

"Orange Crush" 

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Swift Systems provides a blend of on-site and remotely managed IT services. In business for nearly 20 years, Swift Systems enters the games with an incredible endurance that should keep them looking strong in the second half.



"Scrum of the Earth", "the Ginyu Force", & "Los Tigres"  


iHire offers job matching software and resume scoring tools to give professionals the resources to find opportunities and expand their teams. With access to sophisticated proprietary scouting methods, this team's roster has got to be rock-solid.


Regent Education  

"Regent Warriors"


Regent Education is the leading provider of software solutions designed to optimize the financial aid and enrollment processes for higher education institutions. Working out of a beautifully renovated office space on Carroll Creek in the heart of Downtown Frederick, every day is a home-field advantage for this squad.



"Yakabod 1", "Yakabod 2" and "Yakabod 3"


Defense. Defense. Yakabod is a provider of secure knowledge sharing systems that allows clients to be confident even amidst today's ever increasing security challenges. Coming into Games, we anticipate the company will maintain this tight defense and remain hard to score on.  


Frederick County Bank 


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Frederick County Bank offers flexible financial solutions to entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors, trailblazers, and those looking to turn ideas into reality. Clearly FCB has vision and the ability to look downfield. 



"Experis and Friends"


Experis is the IT brand of ManpowerGroup, with expertise in project solutions and staff augmentation services worldwide.   With over 70 offices, this team has an unparalleled farm system that inevitably will generate results. 


Frederick County: Office of Economic Development

"the Original Economic Divas"

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The OED provides business and ecosystem support services to help grow technology and innovation-based jobs in Frederick. Their players are catalysts of action and this offense will be tough to stop.


The City of Frederick: Department of Economic Development 

"Thrive Frederick"

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This is a roster of playmakers. These guys know how to take care of The Department of Economic Development serves as a resource and advocate for all current and prospective companies within the City of Frederick. Speaking as a completely third-party objective outsider with absolutely no personal interest in the matter, the City of Frederick may be the favorite to win it tomorrow... 




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