I learned a difficult lesson last week in Las Vegas. Just because you watched the movie 21, definitely does not make you any good at Blackjack. Who knew that splitting a pair of Aces was a bad idea or doubling up on 11 was going to put you into bankruptcy? Gambling was not good to Terry to say the least, thankfully Nick and I had a busy schedule with conferences and meetings, so our time spent in the casino was minimal.
Our primary reason for being in Vegas was the awesome Affiliate Summit West 2011 conference. It was our first time attending the conference, and it turned out to be one of the best we have ever gone to. The attendance levels were tremendous, with there being just a few shy of 5,000 people there, and there were some amazing exhibitors that we were able to speak to, many of which we opened discussions with to bring additional services to VPS.NET customers. Over the next few weeks, everyone should see a few new added perks inside the VPS.NET control panel.
Along with attending the Affiliate Summit conference, VPS.NET also sponsored the text messaging wall at the official party for the conference, AffiliateBall, which was one heckuva with a live performance from Three 6 Mafia. Customers who notified us that they were coming, were given access to the VPS.NET VIP booth, and entertainment from Nick and myself. Judging by the tweets that were made that night, I think they had fun.
I was able to get out to explore the city a bit; below are some pictures from our time spent in Vegas that everyone might enjoy.