We’ve got another Name.com hackathon under our belts! Last week we took a break from our typical workweek to focus on innovative projects of our choice over a three-day span. Employees in every department had the opportunity to collaborate on a project to make Name.com better.
The theme of this year’s hackathon was Back to Basics. Employees were challenged to look at our products, services, and processes with fresh eyes and come up with solutions and ideas for a better business. After throwing around some project ideas on Wednesday morning, the Name.com crew chose the top five ideas and spent the remainder of the week turning those concepts into a reality.
It’s not unlike wearing a suit to a meeting, but this meeting takes place in an amazing fantasy world and the people you’re trying to impress are in the millions.
Cosplay Day is on a Saturday, August 29, but we feel you should do a rehearsal Friday at work. If your boss is against it, remind him or her that a happy employee gets more work done…so you can imagine how awesome it would be to have a heroic comic book legend doing your collating.
The rules of cosplay in general are pretty basic. They’re summed up pretty well in this slightly edited meme:
As you probably know by now, Namers really like dogs. If you weren’t already clued in by the Pets section of our About Us page or our sexy pug video, here it is again: We really like dogs. In fact, we like them so much that we have a list of super cool, internet famous dogs that we wish would come visit us here in Denver. So in no particular order, here are five famous pooches we’re dying to meet. (Seriously. Please come see us.)
At Name.com we love seeing people happy. Even if you’re mad, we pride ourselves on turning that angry funk face upside down (pretty sure the frown version of that phrase is trademarked). With Denver Gives Week we got the chance to help with the world’s supply of happy by supporting hundreds of global nonprofits. They converged upon Denver to find out how they can help even more. The Denver Gives logo pretty much says it all.
How can taking a selfie make a difference? We answered that question yesterday when we volunteered at Day 3 of Denver Gives week.
Armed with our cellphones and some KIND bars to give away, we headed to the 16th Street Mall to help promote the #GiveofyourSELFIE campaign, which encourages people everywhere to raise awareness of causes or charities they support.
Denver is known for a lot of things: Being a mile above sea level, its close proximity to the ski slopes, the National Western Stockshow. But ask a local what the best part about working and living in Denver is, and they’re likely to give you a very different answer.
Hack the Dot came to Seattle last week to bring lots of nerdy goodness to The Emerald City. About 60 people—designers, devs, marketers, bloggers, and a few wayward souls yet to be defined by professional labels—dove into the task of creating a functional web product for a domain name revealed at the start of the event: sandwich.news.
Armed with free pizza and beer, it seemed like participants could accomplish anything … and they did. The teams created everything from an animated talking sandwich to a horoscope that aligns your sign with the sandwich that’s right for you. There was even a Chrome plugin to soften the news with sandwich-related nouns (Cecil the Lion was shot with a pickle, for example).
It’s been ridiculously gorgeous here in Denver for the past few weeks, so it was only a matter of time until the Name.com team came up with an excuse to go grill and share some beers in the park. Last Wednesday, we closed up the office early for a barbecue filled with food, family, and PBR.
We’re heading to the Pacific Northwest to host a Hack the Dot hackathon with General Assembly at Impact Hub next week. On July 28, 2015, 80 or so people will come together in Seattle to unleash their magical coding abilities and get nerdy. This is the first Hack the Dot to be hosted outside of Colorado, and Seattle was a natural fit to expand to first. Seattle is a city fueled by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, and is also home to our parent company Rightside. The people of Seattle are extremely motivated to build products with meaning, and it’s an upbeat and fun tech community.
My name is Allison Chowdhury and I am thrilled to be joining Name.com as the new copywriter! I was tasked to create an introductory post so you can learn all about me, but after reading this work of art, I’m a bit daunted by the task of making this post as exciting as possible.
After extensive contemplation (OK, more like five minutes), I figured I’d just list random facts about myself and hope for the best. So without further adieu, I present 10 things you didn’t know about me.