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!
Video | One Tech Place: A Name.com web series
Do you like drama? Intrigue? Scandal? All sprinkled with a healthy dose of nerdiness? Then you are going to love our new Name.com office drama, One Tech Place.
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!
Thanks to .TECH for supporting Hack the Dot Seattle (it was awesome!)
We helped host Hack the Dot Seattle during Seattle Startup Week, and, as usual, the event was seriously fantastic. Forty-five coding school students, developers, designers, and Seattle startup community members gathered at Galvanize in Pioneer Square to unleash an epic amount of nerdiness on a .TECH domain name while devouring pizza and drinking great local beers.
Video | It’s football season at Name.com
We’re pretty much a bunch of self-admitted nerds over here at Name.com, but that doesn’t mean that we’re completely hopeless when it comes to sports. So in honor of football season, we’re doing our best to embrace our inner athlete.
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.
In the dark of the night lurks a Name.com vigilante who fearlessly tackles the nasty bugs that customers may come across while browsing the site—Batman!
No seriously, we have a designated Name.com Batman. Our super talented dev crew takes turns donning the cloak for a few weeks at a time so they can focus on tackling any issues our customers may encounter while doing their domain and web service shopping.
Blog like a mother | Using domain magic to get noticed online
We spent the day with three of Colorado’s top Mom Bloggers (don’t say ‘Mommy’) to share with them the magic of domain names and ended up learning some things ourselves.
First off, those mimosas can really add up. (MOMosas?) You might want to bring your own champagne. Secondly, the things you can do with a domain name are far more satisfying than a visit to a boutique salon. Listen, my fingernails are fabulous and my pores have never felt more, um, porous, but the long-term effects of having an amazing web presence for 10 bucks will free up some cash for even more beauty. Throughout this video I’m talking about a few of the most awesome and FREE benefits to owning the right domain … something that’s easier to get than ever before now that there are more domain names.
Hackathon finals recap: Everyone’s a winner
Remember last month when we participated in an all-company Hackathon and came up with tons of awesome product, service, and process improvement ideas? Five of those lucky teams were selected to compete at the Rightside office in a final, winner-takes-all round—and one of them came from Name.com!