We get that question a lot: What is this thing? It’s hard to answer. At its root, Hack the Dot is an organically successful people pleaser that generates amazing ideas while bringing out the best in people. Logistically, it’s quite simple:
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.
Beer drama on a Friday afternoon
Every Friday, Name.com employees like to finish off the day with a beer, courtesy of our office kegerator. But with so many beer enthusiasts in the office (all with different preferences), choosing which kegs to get can be quite the debate.
Your vote does rock
The 2016 Election is ugly. It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to slink away and shower a lot.
A scholarly spin on #HacktheDot
While watching our lovely news programs, have you ever taken a second to think, “Hmmm, what has happened to our news?” Or, “Are the Kardashians really that important?” Well, next month’s hackathon will leave you feeling empowered with ideas on how to create sustainable journalism without the sensationalism.
For any of you that haven’t been #blessed with attending our noteworthy #HacktheDots, this will be the ultimate first-timer.
Office kitchen justice is best served cold
We won Radix’s Frame a TLD contest and earned a day at the theme park
A couple months ago, we entered Radix’s Frame a TLD contest, held in honor of the registry’s second anniversary. We have participated in Radix’s contests in the past, and were even lucky enough to win the contest before. This year, we took our submission to the next level and our efforts paid off—we won once again!
The Name office transmogrified into Hogwarts for a day, and it was magical
Our office manager, Kristen, really likes Harry Potter. I mean, she really likes Harry Potter. So in celebration of Harry’s 36th birthday and just in time for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kristen threw us an epic Harry Potter party.
Is the man behind Bottoms Rupp NOT actually the worst?
If you keep up with our Bottoms Rupp emails, you may have noticed one very peculiar detail: Every week there seems to be a new scathing comment about John Rupp tucked away in the header.
Our new office addition is the best thing that’s ever happened to us
We are so excited to say that we have a new addition to the Name.com team. We admired him from afar for many months, seeing all of the ways he was bringing happiness and inspiration to so many. After some extensive discussion, we decided he was a worthwhile investment for our team and brought him into the inner circle of Name.com.