CATEGORY: Culture

We’re celebrating another successful hackathon

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.

Rules and reasons for an extended Cosplay Day

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:

Denver Gives Week |The gift that keeps on giving

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.

Hack the Dot Seattle was the toast of the town

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).

Say hello to Name.com’s new copywriter

Hi there!

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.

Bottoms Rupp: .NINJA turns one year old

Ahh, how the time flies. It seems just yesterday that .NINJA was a newborn. Now it’s one year old. It’s grown so big! It’s taken its first steps! It’s eating solid food! It’s sleeping through the night … sometimes!

To celebrate, .NINJA domain names will be just $0.99 during Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (May 28, 2015). The promo code will be announced at 3 p.m. MST, so bookmark the Bottoms Rupp page and check back for the code to join in on the savings.

Quick Left office chair scavenger hunt and our 2016 training plan

2-boulderstartupweek

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: