Come build a powerful network of freelancers in Denver
By Drew Hornbein
I’m a freelance consultant in Denver who’s been working on my own for nearly 15 years. It’s awesome: I’m my own boss, I choose who I work for, the work is varied and interesting, I have the freedom to travel, and pants are optional (in my home office anyway).
This is what independent workers will tell you, but we often don’t share the things that suck. I’m my own boss, but I’m also the accountant, the marketing department, and mail clerk. We live in a constant state of feast and famine, always rushing to find the next bit of work before the money runs out. It’s also super lonesome. No one to bounce ideas off of or talk me off the ledge when I am ready to give up, ghost all my clients, and live in the woods as a hermit.
We’re going to the IndieWeb Summit
We ran into Aaron Parecki at Portland Startup Week and he told us about IndieWebCamp. It wasn’t too long after that that we met some more people talking about it. And then a little later we got to interview renowned web developer Jeremy Kieth and he, too, told us about IndieWebCamp.
A stupefying array of activity for Boulder Startup Week 2018
We’re not going to waste a lot of letters on words. You need more time to experience everything that’s taking place May 14-18 for Boulder Startup Week 2018.
Join us for An Event Apart in Denver
Heads-up, web and UX designers in the Denver area: You won’t want to miss out on An Event Apart, a 3-day conference where digital designers can learn from 18 incredible speakers that know a thing or two about creating functional and aesthetically pleasing site content. And we’ll be there with you the whole way.
Denver Startup Week is totally worth it
We can’t take credit for all of the happiness you’re about to witness. There was beer—free beer. OK, we did the free part, but the beer was beer and we simply provided the fiscal inspiration to set it free. “Was it worth it?” the bean counters at the head office will ask? Was it worth it … why would you even ask that? Was it worth it? Pfft. 18,000 attendees and we’re right in the middle of it providing “Welcome to Denver” hugs. Let’s just break down its worthiness.
The DSW trifecta: Laughs, beer, tech jobs
We go nuts during Denver Startup Week for two reasons: One, because our company was born and raised in Denver, and two because there’s free beer. We wouldn’t bother you if there weren’t free beer. Here’s what Name.com will be contributing to Startup week on Sept. 27 and 28.
The upcoming total solar eclipse shows how far technology has come
Who’s excited for the total solar eclipse? You know, the one that’s supposed to stretch from the western coast to the eastern coast of the U.S.? The last time an eclipse spread across a nation is was 1918 and it’s safe to say that technology has changed just a little bit since then.
The solar phenomenon will take place on Aug. 21, 2017—and you better not blink because the eclipse will only last for about two minutes. If you do blink and somehow miss the eclipse entirely, you won’t see it happen again until Aug. 12, 2045 which is, like, really far away.
Battle of the brands: Name.com v. Brandzooka
Boulder Startup Week kicks off in just a few days, and we cannot wait to spend some time with the innovators of the Boulder startup community. In preparation for the week we headed down to Boulder to meet with a few brands, including Brandzooka, a fellow Boulder Startup Week sponsor and long time friend.
But what’s friendship without some friendly competition?
Boulder Startup Week: Innovators, educators, tacos
Boulder Startup Week is May 15th – 19th and we’ve yet again barreled into as many venues as possible. We’re hosting the world-renowned Hack the Dot on Monday night, will be buying coffee for the Tuesday morning Boulder Open Coffee Club, will shoot a lot of video all week long and, just in case we’ve overstayed our visit to Boulder, we’re making amends with free tacos on Wednesday.
Portland Startup Week | Pizza, tech royalty, and Waldo
We’re back from a great week in Portland, where we challenged social media users to find Waldo, hosted another epic Hack the Dot, and spent time with tons of inspiring startup owners. Here’s a quick recap.