25 Apr

2012

Joomla!Days Netherlands – an event to remember!

We just came back from The Dutch Joomla!Days held this past weekend in Zeist, Netherlands. If you missed our previous post, we were the main sponsor of the event and it was the first Joomla! conference that we attended in person (though we have already sponsored few others). In a nutshell – the conference was absolutely great and I wanted to share our experience with all of you!

The location

The two-day conference was held in Woudschoten Hotel & Conferentiecentrum in Zeist. Zeist is a small town near Utrecht, but incredibly beautiful and peaceful. The hotel is actually located out of the town in the very tranquil and picturesque forest and you could occasionally see a rabbit running near your feet or a peacock stretching its impressive tail and walking around the hotel area covered with fresh green grass – we totally felt like Alice in Wonderland! The other good thing about the location was that all attendees, speakers and sponsors spent the weekend together which was very good for networking and socializing too! Hat tip to the organizers for picking up this location and for doing a brilliant job in organizing the event!

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17 Apr

2012

SiteGround goes to Joomla!Days Netherlands!

Now in Netherlands!Last week we announced the launch of our first server in the Netherlands, and this week we ourselves are heading to this amazing country to attend a very special event: Joomla!Days Netherlands, 2012. We are excited about the opportunity to meet in person the Dutch Joomla fans and to offer them our Joomla hosting services on servers located in their own country! And we are even more thrilled by the opportunity to share the Joomla hosting lessons we have learned with the community built around this amazing software.

So save these dates: the 21st and 22nd of April in Zeist, Netherlands.

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1 Mar

2012

[UPDATED: Winners announced] FREE tickets for Joomla! and WordPress conferences in March

UPDATE: It is again time to announce who got our free tickets for WordCamp San Diego and JoomlaDay New England this March. We received a great response from all our customers from San Diego and the New England region and a few of them even asked to bring their friends and partners there. We couldn’t say no to this.

Sadly enough though, WordCamp Slovakia did not sound as much tempting to our customers from Slovakia and so far no one has claimed a free ticket for this event. You still have time, WordCamp Slovakia is this Saturday – March 17, and we still have the free tickets. If anyone is interested in attending – just leave a comment below. It is definitely going to be a worthy experience and you’ll be a proud visitor of the first ever WordCamp event in Slovakia.

And now – here are the lucky ones who are going to attend the other two events for free and will receive a special SiteGround t-shirt:

WordCamp San Diego – March 24-25, 2012
Eric Ramos
Danny Aguilar

Joomla!Day New England – March 31, 2012, Brattleboro, Vermont
Susan Thomas
Henry Rotzal
Helena Anderson
Andy Grant
Lori Grant
John Saltarelli
Dan Mooney
William Case

We hope they all have great time there! And finally – a personal message to the lucky winners: stay alert in San Diego and Brattleboro as we have sent a few more special gifts and giveaways at both events!

Just as we promised, we continue our initiative for sponsoring and giving away free tickets for Open Source community organized events. This initiative started last December when we had few free WordCamp tickets to give away and thought “why not give them to our customers, now that we can’t personally attend”. Initially, this wasn’t meant to become an ongoing project, but we did receive some great feedback from the people who attended the past events and no longer doubted if we should continue this. We learned that these events are a great opportunity for everyone, no matter how advanced user he/she is, to learn, network and gather new ideas and knowledge for the development of their own websites. And if there’s one thing we strongly believe in, it is that we should help our customers along every step of the way: from a quick sign up process, through an easy and straightforward web site build up, to future growth and development of their online presence. And what better opportunity to get new knowledge, inspiration and ideas than attending such events? On top of it – for free! Read More…

 

8 Feb

2012

[UPDATED: Winners announced] WordPress and Joomla conferences in February – free tickets!

It’s time to announce our lucky winners who are going to attend for free the conferences we’re sponsoring this month. We received great response and I’m really happy to know that there are many active Joomla and WordPress users among our customers willing to learn all-new Joomla & WordPress developments and acquire knowledge and insights on how to get the most of their websites. Without any further ado, here are our winners:

WordCamp Miami – 17-18 Feb 2012
Andrew Perez
Cindy Goodman

WordCamp Phoenix – 24-26 Feb 2012
Michael Davis
Tom Stokes

Joomla!Day Guatemala – 29 Feb – 3 Mar 2012
Luis Aguilar
Mario Torres
Elder Gutierrez
David Fuentes

We hope they all have a great time at the events. We have their promise to get some recaps and pictures of all events so stay tuned!

The initiative we started last December with sponsoring some WordCamps will continue and we plan to sponsor and attend multiple events related with the most popular applications among our customers throughout the whole 2012. The first couple of conferences we are supporting are right behind the corner and we are eager to give away a few free tickets to anyone, who is interested in attending them as part of our sponsorship.

Here are three events we are sponsoring in February:

WordCamp Miami – 17-18 Feb 2012
http://2012.miami.wordcamp.org/

WordCamp Phoenix – 24-26 Feb 2012
http://2012.phoenix.wordcamp.org/

Joomla!Day Guatemala – 29 Feb – 3 Mar 2012
http://www.joomlagt.org/joomladay2012/

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29 Nov

2011

WordCamps in December: we sponsor and give some free tickets away

SiteGround is a proud sponsor of two WordCamps that will take place during December 2011. As part of our sponsorship we had a few free tickets to give away and the following WordPress users, who host a website with SiteGround and have expressed interest in one of the events have won the tickets:

WordCamp Orlando on December 3rd, 2011

WordCamp Orlando on December 3rd, 20111. David Leith
2. Andrew Haughn
3. William Smith

 

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