About three weeks ago, we picked up an office chair from the office of Quick Left in Boulder. After many hours of @jaredewy drilling at and modifying our chair, the day came to race what has become known as the “office chairIOT” around the streets of Downtown Boulder. We put together a quick gallery of our adventuring around Boulder trying to hunt down clues and beat the other teams. Sadly, we didn’t win… but we immediately made our way to Tahona to eat some tacos and devise a training plan to win next year. Here’s a peek at how we’ll train on race week next year:
This year is the inaugural Portland Startup Week, and name.com is heading to Portland to shower attendees in swag like t-shirts, free domain names, good coffee, and more! We’re getting involved with Portland Startup Week because we always have a blast at Denver Startup Week, and think Startup Week events are a great way to spread the name.com love while giving back to the startup community.
Sure, there are companies and organizations that are perpetually doing good. For charities, foundations, and many non-profit organizations, that’s their purpose—to do good. For them, .GIVES domain names are obviously perfect.
But .GIVES is not only for the Crème de la crème of human goodness. It’s also for those companies selling siding or that have a room full of telemarketers struggling to make friends over the phone. No matter the main focus of your company or industry, you can improve its perception by being a bigger and better part of the community. Companies with .GIVES domains make it easy (and obvious) to show that they care about making positive change in the community.
Our Cyber Monday is going to last for five days. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 5 you save on domain names, websites, email, and hosting by using the promo code CYBERGOOD. But this isn’t just another week of Cyber Mondays. It’s not just a sale on domains and websites. This, my friends, is a First World Solution. It’s something we hope overtakes first world problems or, as the Twitter hashtag goes, #FirstWorldProblems. You know, those nuisances caused by too many kernels in your popcorn, or the upsetting tribulations of not getting enough likes on Facebook. First world problems are the trials of those who live in a world where adversity comes in a ketchup bottle that won’t release its tomatoey goodness.
Startup Weekends are always a fun time, filled with a ton of brilliantly geeky learning opportunities, and the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend event was no different. The ideas that came to life in 54 hours were pretty awesome. Here’s a snapshot of what was built:
LegalSync: an app/service that provides real-time tracking of legal couriers as they’re on their way to court.
Probonopubli.co: An online service that matches nonprofits with lawyers and law firms who want to provide pro bono services.
Ask the Pro: An online service for law students who can ask questions of law professors.
Served.lawyer: An online service that gives intellectual property owners a simple way to track down websites that infringe on their content and automates the process of sending out cease and desist letters and take down notices.
We’re huge fans of Startup Weekend events because they give us a fantastic opportunity to give builders and entrepreneurs the tools they need to quickly get their next idea(s) online. We’ve recently been going to a handful of legal focused Startup Weekends because of the new .attorney and .lawyer domains names now being available, and these legal tech focused events have turned out to be particularly fun because a lot of the attendees are first time Startup Weekenders. This means that it’s their first time having the chance to learn just how it easy it is to start a company.
When you’re approached by a fantastic group of women who want you to share in their love of craft beer, you make the most of the opportunity. What we didn’t realize is how much fun Colorado’s Barley’s Angels would be. After some beverages we hatched (brewed?) a plan to infiltrate the Great American Beer Festival at the Denver Convention Center. To say that the GABF is big is an understatement. This year it hosted over 49,000 people and offered nearly 4000 beers. How would we break through the teeming masses and get the word out about Colorado’s premiere group of femme ferments and our brand new .BEER domain name?
We’d listen. That’s right, a trick not completely unknown but is on the verge of extinction.