CATEGORY: Culture

5 reasons to participate in a hackathon

As we wrap up another successful Hack the Dot event in Portland, all of us at Name.com are reminded once more just how amazing hackathons can be. When you put a bunch of excited, innovative people in a room together and give them the task of creating something amazing, the results are often beyond words. Strangers become colleagues, ideas become reality, and kegs become tapped.

If you’re never participated in Hack the Dot or a similar event, you’re missing out. Here are some of the top reasons to participate in a hackathon in your community.

Enter our Embarrassing .FAMILY Photo contest and you could win a GoPro HERO+!

This time of year is a good reminder that your family is, well, a little colorful. But rather than letting it remind you of your embarrassing childhood or the cringeworthy hairstyle you rocked back in 5th grade, now is the time to embrace your family and all of their quirks.

Enter our Embarrassing .FAMILY Photo contest, in honor of .FAMILY’s upcoming release, and you could win a GoPro HERO+, an Amazon Echo, subscriptions to Ancestry.com, and more!

go to the contest page

Have you seen these 4 easter eggs on Name.com?

Did you know there are easter eggs hidden on Name.com? No, not literal ones. We’re talking about the cool, sneaky feature kind of easter egg that you can find in movies, video games, or in this case, a website.

We actually have several of these little surprises hidden in various places on the Name.com website. Some you can find just by clicking around the site while others need a specific action for it to be revealed. In case you haven’t encountered any quite yet, we’ll point out four of them for you to check out!

Video | The web is awesome because…

When it all comes down to it the web is pretty friggin’ sweet. Even though we may be more biased than some folks (after all, none of us would have jobs if the internet wasn’t a thing), we think that most of you agree. After all, the internet offers a wealth of information, endless shopping opportunities, and enough funny cat videos to sustain you for days on end.