I just got a call from http://movingamericaforward.tv/
The are looking to do a feature on NTG and ME!! Just cause I am so cool!! Have a meeting tomorrow with the head producer. I will be interviewed by William Shatner , this is kinda cool!
I want to take the time to thank you, the vendors, for being part of the very first MangoCon!!
While I will fully admit there were some things we needed to learn and change for next year, overall, I believe we had a successful first year! We have had a great response from those that were there who want to come again. We also (due to craziness in posting to MangoLassi, from the conference itself) have about 32 people who want to purchase tickets for 2017 that did not attend.
Please reach out to Minion Queen to ask for an attendee list. Total Attendees: 32 (tickets sold were 65). Not as many as we hopped but still a good turnout for our first go around. We will not be providing email addresses but you can reach out via the community chat and ask questions, etc.
I want to thank each of you for being there!
Scale Computing: We were happy to see Jenny and Frank there and to have you join in on the festivities each night, and Frank- thank you for bringing Cards Against Humanity!
Starwinds: Thank you for sending Max! Everyone hopes he will be there again next year to do at least one session, but hopefully more. The people who won the Raspberry Pi’s are also happily playing with them now, I am sure.
Webroot: Thank you for sponsoring Thursday night’s dinner. Pasta, BBQ pulled pork… very yummy! Also, the NFR Keys are always a great giveaway. Nic’s session was well liked, too.
Colocation America: The (lawyers will be calling soon) game that shall not be referred to as “Jenga” was a great distraction, when people needed to interact with one another. Finding Coly kept people busy! The competition on both fronts was fierce! Having you join us for all the late night fun also gave you a special place in all our hearts… and we have video!
NTG: Thank you for providing much needed candy and snacks to get us through our long sessions and for sponsoring the dinner and open bar for the Keynote at well. Also, thanks for hiding some minions to keep us busy (I know an attendee is still holding 2 hostage!).
Aetherstore: Thank you for being there (I think the Holo-lense might be everyone's favorite conference gadget). Rob thank you for speaking for the 2 separate sessions. And as always for the drinking at Victoire, you always know how to ramp up an already good time.
Xbyte: We were sad that you couldn’t attend, however, your beach balls made appearances all over the place, and our trip to Letchworth on Saturday was a much needed break (and beautiful trip) for our weary travelers! There was plenty of burgers, bbq chicken, salads, beer and pop/soda/coke for all to enjoy!
We are very excited to be already deep into planning the next MangoCon, July 26-28, 2017. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Rochester, NY, once again. The venue was great, and the staff was even better than the venue was. I will be sending out pricing for next year sometime in the next couple weeks so that you can get it in your budgets for next year. There will be a discount for those of you that participated this year.
We hope to see you there!
Our lab is officially moving to a Colocation America Data Center in Los Angeles California. @art_of_shred and I will be leaving the Western NY office on Sunday May 15th and working in North Carolina Monday-Tuesday then heading out on an epic road trip from Salisbury, NC to Los Angeles, CA. Keep an eye out for pics all along Route 66.
We have a signed location contract. Drum Roll PLEASE!!!
September 14-16, 2016 Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester NY
September 14 5pm-???
17th there will be some sort of optional excursion to Niagara Falls or Letchworth State Park.
Tickets will go on sale after the first of the year and the website is being built as we speak by @DoughnutDestroy!
Agenda information etc. to follow.
I am really excited to see you all there!
As NTG grows and Grovesocial/ML grow I am finding I am less and less able to wear so many hats :crown: . So I am SUPER happy to say that @art_of_shred, is stepping into my amazingly awesome shoes:high_heel: as Managing Director. He will be taking over all client communications and day today operations of the NTG customer facing team.
I am still here and am President of NTG, so very much still involved with everything. I am getting to step into more sales and social stuff now though on both the NTG and GS/ML side. Which means I can have more fun now :confetti_ball:
Regardless of the rest of the discussion here. The new ML guidelines state that we will not be allowing anyone to post from that specific community any longer. I could care less if you post stuff from here there, but I do know your post will get deleted and possibly be put in account jail as well.
They don't want us posting stuff so whatever the reason legal or otherwise is not worth my headache or legal battle. I have never operated this community based on making a big profit off of you guys, so as you can imagine that is a big deal for me to not get sued.
It's that time of year again!! SpiceWorld is almost here!
So Tuesday around 11:30am is The annual brunch/lunch at http://www.maxswinedive.com/. Which is across from Hyatt Place on San Jacinto Blvd. There is no official sponsor for this so bring your own $$!! The food is awesome @pchiodo will tell you all about the Chicken Waffles.
Each night Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Meet at Touches after the official stuff and we will start the annual #FollowSAM after Parties. Don't know where Touches is? Watch for @scottalanmiller & me @MinionQueen. We will meet here to start each night and wander as the alcohol need takes ya! Usually we have awesome Vendors who bring their credit cards along and pay for some drinks! Last year AetherStore was awesome!
Ways to follow us?
Keep checking back here to see what else will be going on I will keep the main OP (this one right here) updated so that it is easy to check!
Heading towards 90 today. Just kicked on the AC.
Stuff it. It's snowing... again
Welcome to my yesterday..
mine too. I am so over this!
NTG offices in NY are flooding. Yay Monday.
Like actual water flooding or just some other kind of traffic?
Like the basement has water on the floor that is rising.
SO much rain and snow and sleet and rain and more rain and back to snow as of late. Sub-pump is working now. So should be dryer soon.
Just back from the afternoon of Sports... Yea,.. but cause that was really fun. It's 61deg F,.. and Raining...And 5-10mph winds... So the twins are soaked to the bone (baseball and soccer) .. the eldest had his game called,.. but that was after he was at the batting cage for nearly two hours..
I see the fun in sports now.... (insert deep sarcasm)
Now that t hat is done,.. gotta start on the list of things that @Minion-Queen needs me to do before SOB - that START of Business - Monday.
Sounds like @Minion-Queen needs to get you a lackey.
That would be me being the lackey for now. But that’s for tomorrow. This is my life now.
Mowing is done... at least for today.... I feel as it I cut about 5inches off the top in the back... and with the system coming in, I'll not get it raked so I have a blanket of clippings to deal with...
We are about to get an bad ice storm (temp is dropping fast here right now). So no mowing yet, winter keeps refusing to go away.