CATEGORY: Culture

Hack the Dot goes to Durango

We’re headed to Durango, Colorado for most of next week for three days of hackathons, coffee and donut buying, and random acts of kindness. We can not tell you how happy this makes us. Durango is one of those little mountain towns that fills you with hope for humanity. The people are friendly and the restaurants are amazing. It has to be an awesome place because getting there is fraught with peril. There is no straight shot from Denver—and the drive is rife with obstacles including animals that bound out in front of your vehicle and prairie police with a talent for materializing out of thin air. Lynx have been spotted near Salida and at least one mountain pass has been known to give people religion. Still, it’s worth it.

The do’s and don’ts of a successful company hackathon

This week marked Name.com’s annual internal all-company hackathon, which consisted of three whirlwind days of creating projects that could benefit our customers, business model, and internal operations. Projects ranged from a domain price comparison website to a device that wirelessly communicates with our office kegs—but all of the ideas involved teamwork, innovation, and a sense of humor.