HostingCon, Here We Come!

July 8, 2011

On August 8, the hosting world will converge on the San Diego Convention Center for HostingCon 2011. I'd say that SoftLayer will "be there with bells on," but a better way to put it would be that we'll "be there with megaphones." There are times to blend in and participate, and there are times when you follow Winston Churchill's advice:

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."

This year, SoftLayer will be Bigger, Better and Badder in the conference sessions, on the expo hall floor and at the biggest HostingCon party ever.

Conference Sessions
We're honored to have SoftLayer employees speaking in six different sessions at HostingCon 2011:

Social Media/Branding Panel
Kevin Hazard, Social Media Ninja
9:00am – Monday, August 8
Marketing + Sales Track
The Power of Innovation
Nathan Day, Chief Scientist
9:00am – Monday, August 8
Business Development Track
Build vs. Buy: The CTO's Dilemma
Duke Skarda, CTO
10:00am – Monday, August 8
Technology + Operations Track
Small Business & Big Government: Public Policy and the Hosting Industry
Suzy Fulton, General Counsel
10:00am – Monday, August 8
Business Development Track
Clearing Up the Cloud: Hosting Providers Share Strategies for Competing in a Crowded Cloud Market
George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer
2:00pm – Tuesday, August 9
Emerging Trends Track
How the Big Buyers Look At Acquisitions
Lance Crosby, CEO
3:00pm – Tuesday, August 9
Business Development Track

Over the next few weeks, you can keep an eye on the HostingCon Blog for more information about these sessions. To kick off the fun over there, they posted a preview to my session: "Setting Cloud Expectations Before Creating Cloud Strategy"

Expo
When you're not learning from one of our SLayers in the conference sessions above, we hope you'll swing by Booth #421 in the Expo Hall to chat with our team, get some SoftLayer swag and try your hand at the infamous Server Challenge. We'll have live video coverage of all of the action at our booth, and given the geek credentials of HostingCon attendees, we're expecting record-breaking times ... so start studying and training now to give yourself the best possible chance to win the iPad 2 we're bringing for the Server Challenge Champion!

HostingCon Party
Since you've read so attentively to this point about the 'work' side of HostingCon, it's time for some 'play.' At 9pm on August 9, SoftLayer, cPanel and Resell.biz will hosting the biggest HostingCon Party in history. 1000 lucky attendees will come together at 4th & B for networking, food, drink and THE DAN BAND!

Attendance will be strictly limited, and you watch the tickets dwindle before the event sells out at http://hostingconparty.com. SoftLayer customers, leave a comment on this blog or contact us via Twitter (@SoftLayer) and we'll hook you up with a promo code that comps your registration ... But remember, even if you're our best customer ever, you need a ticket to get in the door, so please register while you can!

Yes, Mr. Churchill, SoftLayer is bringing the pile driver to San Diego.

-@gkdog

Comments

July 8th, 2011 at 7:41pm

The Dan Band is going to be worth the whole trip.

July 11th, 2011 at 7:18am

We use SoftLayer for our servers :) Looking forward to see you guys at HostingCon 2011 -- This is our second year exhibiting at HostingCon and its really great platform to meet industry people.

This year we are showing off our upcoming version – V3 A next Generation Helpdesk.
http://www.thevisionworld.com/vision-helpdesk-v3-screenshot-teaser-part1.html

Vision Helpdesk is exhibiting at booth #731 – Looking forward to join the party..

July 14th, 2011 at 4:53am

we host tons of servers at softlayer, email me promo code for hostinconparty!!!!!!

July 14th, 2011 at 8:49am

Thanks for the comment, Mahinder. We're excited to see you there! I just sent you an email, so you should be able to register.

July 16th, 2011 at 1:51am

Hey Kevin,

Thank you for the coupon - Sachin from our team has registered :)

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July 8th, 2011 at 7:41pm

The Dan Band is going to be worth the whole trip.

July 11th, 2011 at 7:18am

We use SoftLayer for our servers :) Looking forward to see you guys at HostingCon 2011 -- This is our second year exhibiting at HostingCon and its really great platform to meet industry people.

This year we are showing off our upcoming version – V3 A next Generation Helpdesk.
http://www.thevisionworld.com/vision-helpdesk-v3-screenshot-teaser-part1.html

Vision Helpdesk is exhibiting at booth #731 – Looking forward to join the party..

July 14th, 2011 at 4:53am

we host tons of servers at softlayer, email me promo code for hostinconparty!!!!!!

July 14th, 2011 at 8:49am

Thanks for the comment, Mahinder. We're excited to see you there! I just sent you an email, so you should be able to register.

July 16th, 2011 at 1:51am

Hey Kevin,

Thank you for the coupon - Sachin from our team has registered :)

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