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A Big Omaha thank you to Rackspace

Omaha May 17, 2011 by Geoff Wood

The Opening Party presented by Rackspace spills out on to the patio at Capitol Lounge. Photo by Malone and Company from Silicon Prairie News on Flickr.

As the community continues the process of digesting the ideas shared and connections made at Big Omaha 2011, we'd like to use this week to thank our sponsors, an amazing group of companies who made it possible for us to put on the event that was enjoyed by, and inspired, so many.

Another tremendous thank you from our team to Rackspace Hosting for sponsoring the Big Omaha 2011 Opening Party.

Despite a little bit of rain outside its doors, Capitol Lounge was anything but dreary as Big Omaha attendees kicked the conference off right. There was socializing amongst new and old friends, an active dance floor, a tremendously popular photo booth and — a first for me — an electric violinist wandering throughout while accompanying the DJ.

(For more photos of The Opening Party presented by Rackspace Hosting, please see the photo set "Big Omaha 2011 - Opening Party" by Malone and Company on Flickr).

 For more on Rackspace, see rackspace.com

Rackspace® Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry and the founder of OpenStack™, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. In 2010, Rackspace was recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and listed on the InformationWeek 500 as one of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.”

Rackspace brought three team members in for Big Omaha, including Graham Weston, Rocky Barbanica and Robert Scoble. Please thank them both online and in person for their support of the event.

Scoble also added to the program by interviewing U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra from the stage along with Shervin Pishevar. Last year, Scoble did the same with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic (see our post Big Omaha Video Series: Matt Mullenweg & Robert Scoble). 

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