In October 2012, TubeGeeks joined forces with the awesome dudes at Sapunda, a DC-area social media startup, to form TubeGeeks Meetup–a group for events revolving around the online video industry.  We’re starting things off in the DC area, so if you’re in DC, MD or VA please join us!  Interested in hosting a TubeGeeks meetup or event in your area? Email us at

TubeGeeks Meetup Team

Patrick Costello – TubeGeeks Meetup Co-Founder – Patrick is a renewable energy market expert by day and both a TubeGeek and the CEO of Sapunda, Inc. by night. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Sociology and a focus in Media Studies. He’s an avid YouTube user and loves applying his analytical skills to simplify and enhance video discovery. When not working or pursuing entrepreneurial ventures (who says they can’t be separate?), Patrick is a watch enthusiast always on the lookout for creative ways to convey time.

Christian Hoehner – TubeGeeks Meetup Co-Founder – Christian spends his days in the public policy world engaging Federal IT and government contracting related issues while in the evenings he works as the COO of the social media start-up Sapunda, Inc. Since studying both political science and sociology at the University of Virginia, he has been very interested by how media trends offer transformative narratives for culture and believes Sapunda’s model will help enable a new generation of online media consumer influencers. In his spare time he dreams of snow covered mountains, ski lifts, and warm hot tubs.