Aug 18

Tech Trivia Tuesday: Asked & Answered

This summer, Tech in Motion Boston hosted the second annual Tech Trivia Night with over 150 local tech enthusiasts at WeWork South Station amid networking, drinks and pizza. 

Questions ranged from "What does Yahoo! stand for?" to "What does 143 mean in pager code?" Tech in Motion tried your knowledge of local Boston tech companies, tested visual recognition with a logo round, and even threw in a “Throwback Tech” round in honor of #TBT.

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If you weren’t able to make it, here are the questions from the event. Is your tech knowledge up to snuff? Let us know in the comments below!

Round 1: Logos

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Round 2: Tech Giants

  1. Who was the first person to invest in Google?
  2. What does Yahoo! stand for?
  3. What was AOL’s original business/ service?
  4. What year did Microsoft ship Windows 1.0?
  5. In 2014, what was the number one trending search on Google?

Round 3: Boston Tech

  1. Disney invested $250 Million in what Boston based company this year?
  2. According to the 2015 MA State of Technology Report, women employed in technical roles throughout MA have grown by what percent since 2009?
  3. The founder of this MA based company earned three degrees from MIT (1951, 1952, and 1956).
  4. The CEO of what MA-based company believes the best ideas come from naps and created nap rooms at the company headquarters?
  5. What was the name of the first digital computer, created by MIT, in 1928

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Round 4: Throwback Tech #TBT

  1. What does 143 mean in pager code?
  2. First used by Kevin McAllister as a prop in the hit film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, THIS GADGET was later released in 1993 to tween consumers everywhere.
  3. In what year was the World Wide Web introduced to the public?
  4. What does Nintendo mean in Japanese?
  5. Although Sony debuted the first portable CD player in 1984, it wasn't until CDs became ultra-mainstream in the '90s that THIS TECH took off.

Bonus Round:

Name as many Tech in Motion panelists, demo companies, and sponsors from the past YEAR as you can in the next 5 minutes!


Round 1- Logos

Round 2- Tech Giants
Q1- Andy Bechtolsheim
Q2- Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle
Q3- Online gaming
Q4- 1985
Q5- Robin Williams

Round 3- Boston Tech
Q1- DraftKings
Q2- 21%
Q3- Bose Corporation
Q4- Hubspot
Q5- Whirlwind

Round 4- Throwback Tech
Q1- I Love You
Q2- Talkboy
Q3- 1991
Q4- Leave Luck to Heaven
Q5- Discman

At the end of the night, the trivia event totaled four rounds, worth 20 points total, plus a final bonus round. The competition was fierce, but a few tech connoisseurs came out on top: Congratulations to our winners, “Three guys, One girl,” with a special shout out to the runners up from Metis Communications, “Meetus and Potatoes.” Come to the next Tech in Motion Boston event; join on Meetup here.

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