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Smash Summit 2011 Schwag Caption Contest – WE HAVE A WINNER!

Blog commentator NicStein wins the Smash Summit 2011 Schwag/Swag Caption Contest with: “An Argument with Holes In It.Nic and his family will enjoy a plethora of Schwag/Swag purveyed by the finest startup companies in the world! Good job NicStein!

We are at the Smash Summit in New York City to pick the brains of industry leaders. We want to find exactly how we can retire sooner and/or spend the rest of our lives in casual Smash Summit 2011Mark Zuckerberg hoodies. We’ll be interviewing the greatest minds in the business, schmoozing marketing moguls and, most importantly, gathering great convention schwag. AND WE’LL BRING IT BACK TO YOU! All you need to do is win the 2011 Smash Summit Schwag Caption Contest.



smash summit with 500 startups and a bagel

An Argument with Holes In It.

Credit to Adam Black of Keywifi for his creative leadership.

Back From HostingCon!

Well, technically we’ve been back for a week, but I think we’ve now sufficiently recovered from all the fun that we had in Austin. Between the full days at the conference and the full nights of networking we learned a lot and made a lot of great connections. In fact, the only thing we didn’t get “a lot” of was sleep. 😉

With over 150 exhibitors, the exhibit hall was very impressive, and a testament to how much this event has grown in recent years. From beating down high prices in the boxing ring to Rock Band to booth babes, there was a little something for everyone. Of course, the real fun is just being surrounded by so much innovation and seeing the future of the hosting industry. We think it’s safe to say that future is definitely a bright one and we’re excited to see where the next few years will take us.

Huge thanks to the event organizers, presenters, exhibitors, and the city of Austin! Pretty sure we collectively sweated out about 20lbs in all that heat, but we still had a great time and even came home a little slimmer.

HostingCon Here We Come!

We’re only a few days away from HostingCon 2010 and we sure are excited! Maybe not about the July heat in Austin (hey, we’re from Colorado!), but the conference looks like it’s going to be a great time. The speaker list is awesome and the sessions cover such a wide range of topics that there’s a little something for everyone in the industry.

A few things we’re looking forward to:

  • Hanging out with our industry friends
  • The Exhibit Hall
  • Darryl Brown on the Evolution of Hosting – Where We Are Going
  • John Curran and Owen DeLong on Preparing for IPv6 Deployment
  • Trey Gardner and Michele Martin on Transitioning Toward Green Hosting
  • Caleb Sima on Conquering Web-based Malware
  • The parties!…err, networking events 😉

If you’re going to HostingCon and you want to meet up with someone from the team, give us a shout in the comments or on Twitter. We’d love to meet you! Sponsoring WordCamp Boulder!

We love participating in the local tech scene, and we’re excited to announce that we will be a sponsor at this year’s WordCamp Boulder! This year the conference is moving from Denver to Boulder and into the historic Boulder Theater. The speaker list and schedule are already up and it’s looking like it’s going to be a great day for WordPress fans!

We’re really looking forward to the event and a couple of our team members will be attending and joining in on the fun. If you run into us, we’ll have some goodies on hand to give out. Cheers and happy blogging!

Headed to GeoDomain Expo!

Our bags are packed (okay maybe not yet) and we’re headed off to the big easy for three jazz-filled days of domains and networking! Geodomains are nothing new, but like anything “location-based” these days, they are starting to gain more mainstream popularity. If you’re a small business, this presents a great opportunity to geo-target your customers. If you’re a domainer, there is ample opportunity to build out and monetize a geodomain.

We’ll admit, we’ve been excited about geodomains for some time now. If you haven’t checked it out already, our Geodomain search tool is a pretty nifty project we’ve been working on. But shameless plugs aside, we’re really excited for the sessions and networking events that Associated Cities have lined up for this year’s GeoDomain Expo. If you’re going to be in New Orleans this week and you want to meet up, give us a shout! We’d love to meet you.