As all of us settle back in to a normal work week, recovering from a week long trip in Austin for HostingCon 2010, we can now only reminiscence, thinking of the good times we had at the convention. Not only was it the first time I was able to meet my boss, and Managing Director of VPS.NET, Nick Nelson in person (and he picked me up from Houston Hobby Airport in what can only be called a Monster truck... thing could be wrapped in blue and called BigFoot), but we also had a great time meeting up with several VPS.NET clients and vendors, who were truly a great bunch to talk with.
This year the VPS.NET booth featured money booth. Any visitors could drop by and get a chance to win money and free VPS.NET nodes. It ended up being a tremendous hit, with us giving away several hundred dollars in prizes and quite a few winners of free nodes. We hope everyone who dropped by enjoyed it, and for the rest of you all, we hope you enjoy the pictures below!
Dan (UK2Group), Terry (VPS.NET) & Andy (UK2Group)
Terry setting up for day 2
Nick Nelson prepping the money booth, with Tom from 100TB in the background.
Ditlev Bredahl, UK2Group CEO inside the Money Booth.
Lucky Money Booth Contestant
Showing off her winnings.
Dennis from WebHostingTalk.Com taking the slow methodical approach.
With HostingCon rapidly approaching, I wanted to remind everyone that VPS.NET will be there. We'll be at booth 329, rocking the VPS.NET gear, so stop on by and introduce yourself. If you wanted to learn a little bit more about the technology that powers VPS.NET, the guys from OnApp are directly across the way from us. I am, admittedly, a little scared about any practical jokes Carlos might play on us. I plan on staying close to Ditlev, as I don't think anyone will do anything too bad when you're standing right next to the boss.
If you're interested in meeting up outside the convention that is doable as well - our schedule is filling up pretty quick, but we'll be in Austin for 8 days, so there's a lot of hours to fill. Send an email to terry(at)vps.net and we'll schedule a time to meet up.
Thankfully Nick has finally finished up the VPS.NET 2010 Summer Tour Schedule, and I'm pleased to announce it to all of you!
HostingCon - Austin, Texas, United States
July 19th - 21st - http://www.hostingcon.com
Ditlev, Nick and I will all be attending HostingCon, which is the premier conference for the hosting services industry. This year will be the 6th HostingCon held, and is projected to have over 1,500 attendees, and more than 120 exhibitors (don't worry, we'll be the coolest!). We're not only going to be exhibiting at HostingCon, but we also have a few special events planned, and I expect there will be a few impromptu outings as well. Texas is Nick's home state, so I can't even begin to imagine what sort of fun we'll be having. It's not too late to register; hear there's a few rooms still open at the hotels, and my schedule is still completely free and clear!
cPanel Conference - Houston, Texas, United States
October 4th - 6th - http://www.cpanel.net
cPanel is undoubtedly the leading control panel for web hosting, and their conference last year was a huge success. We'll be there representing VPS.NET, learning about future developments from cPanel, and how to maximize all of it's value. I don't want to steal anymore of cPanel's thunder, especially since they haven't even announced the dates the conference (... and I just did!), but I hear VPS.NET will be doing it BIG there!
Of course, Nick and I are always out and about looking for something to do in our respective areas. Nick's in London, UK at the UK2Group office. I'm located offsite in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. If you're in the area of either us, get in touch. We'll find a way to meet up with you.
Nick Nelson, Managing Director
Email: Nick (at) vps.net
Terry Myers, Chief Evangelist
Email: Terry (at) vps.net