GopherCon, the largest event in the world dedicated solely to the Go programming language, has been taking place in Denver this week. Name.com Software Engineer Pat Moroney checked in with a recap of the news and highlights from the conference, as well as some of his own thoughts. Take it away, P-Mo!
We’re heading to Las Vegas on Jan. 11 -14 for NamesCon! It’s going to be four days of domain geekery, and we’d love to see you stop by the Rightside booth and give somebody from Name.com a high five. In addition to getting one of the most incredible high fives of your life, we’re going to be giving away an ultra-nerdy domainer premium domain: domain.ninja. But wait, there’s more! We’re going to bring a pile of name.com t-shirts and other swag with us, which means that we’re hooking you up with a giveaway, discounts, and making you look stylish (helping you achieve superfly-looking domainer status).
No matter how amazing Austin and South by Southwest can be, by day four you feel like you’ve been dragged through an insomnia swamp of bad choices and beer. There’s a dirtiness, a stickiness, a longing for a salad and your own bed. It is at this point, with tired eyes, raspy voices and the tension of four people sharing a tiny house for too long, that you find our team trying to get to our goal of 10,000 high fives.
Throughout the week, #HighFiveGuy has touched more people than a tent revivalist. And it would not be without exaggeration to say we’ve found religion in the streets. It’s the Cult of the High Five, and people love to participate, especially when a simple slap of the hand raises money for Austin Children’s Shelter. That’s what we’re doing, and this is just how close we are to our goal.
HighFive.Ninja is available.
What are we doing? Are there any deals on domain names? These questions can be answered here.
You may have wondered what #SXSW is all about. Well, it’s the best kind of insanity all stuffed into a few days in Texas. Now you can be a part of it without even buying plane ticket. Simply share #HighFiveGuy on your social media and we’ll add you to the tally of our 10,000 high fives. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s important. Important? Yes. With every high five we donate to Austin Children’s Shelter.
Now, Grumpy Cat:
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Never underestimate the power of doing good. As one observer noted, “High Five Guy is taking over South by Southwest.” Here’s the whole story of what we’re doing, and here’s a quick video of day 2, featuring Norman the Dog, a cheeky monkey, Rob Corddry from Hot Tub Time Machine and Mark Duplass from The League.
We’re going to take over the world, one charitable high five at a time.