Welcome to Austin
We have arrived in Austin, TX! A lot of our customers and employees at our Houston headquarters wanted to know more about the new office and, of course, see some pictures. August 9th, 2010 myself and other members of our management team arrived at our new home. Walking around we saw really nice cubicles (not wired), no workstations, and a blow up mattress in Brent’s office. The date for our first training class was August 16th, we had a total of 7 days to get everything setup for our first Austin employees . We needed at least 40 monitors, we have dual 23.6” monitors on each workstation, yes I am kind of bragging. And we needed at least 20 extra workstations. Monitors were rushed to the office and several trips, including one of my own, back to Houston to grab workstations ensued. All in all on August 16th we had enough workstations setup for training to begin. It was a very hectic time here in Austin that first week, but I’m proud to say that everything is running smoothly now. The first group of gators we brought on here are working out great, and we are already setting up another training class. I have taken the liberty to post pictures of the office. Here are a few features of our new Austin location:
- World Class 1100 sq ft Gym complete with lockers and showers (gators sweat a lot).
- Internet Cafe / LAN Party stations (gators game a lot, see sleeping quarters).
- Dual 23.6” Monitor setups.
- Game room complete with arcade games and full size pool table. Also (2) 55″ Flat screen tvs.
- Outside deck connected to the game room, for BBQ’s and get togethers.
- Sleeping quarters, for when you just want to nap a bit. (gators are sleepy a lot, see Lan Party).
- Black and Decker Coffee pot, The 12 Cup kind (nothing but the best).
- Vending machines that take credit cards (Gators only carry 100s).
- Really cool lights that only turn on when you walk by!
These are just a few of the wonderful additions that we have made to our brand new office. It is a really big step for our company and all the hard work our Austin crew has put in to get things up and running definitely shows. If you are interested in coming to work for HostGator Austin, please submit your resume on our Jobs page. We are currently hiring for Linux Level 1 -3 System Administrators.
We announced brandable tutorials for our reseller customers a few months back, and the feedback has been great! We are now proud to announce that we are ready to deploy the tutorials for our Dedicated and VPS accounts! If you would like to have this feature installed on your VPS or Dedicated server, please contact support. One of our technicians will be glad to add this to your WHM! Our technicians will put the ticket in a special queue and enable this for you Friday morning. Please let us know of any feedback you have regarding the tutorials.
Go Joe! Go!
A few months back we announced a deal with Joe Nemechek and NEMCO sports for a sponsorship of their Nationwide car. After seeing what a huge hit we made in our NASCAR debut, beating out some of the competition and all, we decided to sponsor Joe for the remainder of the season! We will be sponsoring Joe’s #87 car for every remaining Nationwide race. We are also sponsoring the Talladega Sprint Cup race with Joe! Shake and Bake! Joe is a great guy and very respected in the NASCAR community, We really could not think of a better driver to support then Mr. Nemechek. So make sure you tune in and watch Joe pass up the competition for the remainder of the Nationwide Series! Follow Joe on Twitter @joenemechek!
Till next month,
— Josh Loe & The Team at HostGator