Posted on July 25, 2011 by Serra Boten
Being a Systems Administrator can be thankless work. They’re the ones who keep your data flowing, networks pinging and computers booting round the clock, and the cruel hallmark of a great Sysadmin is this:
If they’re doing a good job, you don’t even know they’re doing it.
So we have SysAdmin Appreciation Day – an attempt to recognize the unsung heros of Information Technology. And while a single day of recognition and appreciation doesn’t really undo the countless hours of frustration that can come along with the job, it sure doesn’t hurt either.
This year ThinkGeek has partnered with The Marysue and Geekosystem to sweeten the deal with a SysAdmin Pageant! Nominate your favorite SysAdmin and they could be crowned SysKing or SysQueen of 2011. Winners take home a whole array of prizes, including a 16GB iPad, a fancy red swingline stapler, and an RTFM mug.
If you’d just like to show your Sysadmin love the old fashioned way, I suggest the showering your I.T. department with the following on Friday:
- Delicious food
- High fives / Mad Props
- Cold hard cash
- Bottles of fermented grain
- Cake and other tasty treats
What do you have planned for your SysAdmins for this Friday?
Filed under: Geek Love, In the Community | Tagged: Appreciation, sysadmin, ThinkGeek | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 7, 2011 by Serra Boten
Last month a team of Beachers traded in their geeky glasses for some super stylin’ shoes and headed down to the bowling alley to take part in the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Fundraiser.
The event is the largest annual fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Texas, and very close to our own Alyssa Vargas‘ heart, as she was involved as a Big Sister back when she was in High School & College. She coordinated our participation in the event, and was thrilled to see that we were able to fill not one, not two but three teams to represent the SeverBeach family.
“Participating in the Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser was a great experience” said Business Analyst Matt Valdes. “It’s always rewarding to help raise money for a good cause, especially one that helps children. To be able to play a game while doing it makes it a win-win situation!”
Congratulations go out to our Assistant Data Center Manager Brad Pearson for bowling the game of his life, knocking down a 7-10 split. Apparently our team was defeated during the hula hoop contest, but I hear guarantees of redemption being promised for next year.
I’ve also been told there’s video of IT Support Guru Jim Park and our very own Big Kahuna Dax Moreno dancing the YMCA circulating on Facebook, but this has yet to be confirmed by the author.
Special thanks goes out to all of our friends and families who supported our efforts. In total we were able to raise almost $2000, all of which will go toward making a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community.
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Posted on May 7, 2010 by Charnell Lucich
We are proud to be a part of the Microsoft Kick-It! with Windows Server campaign. The goal of this project is to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.
For a limited time, when you purchase Windows Server 2008 R2, get our Kick-It special offer and give boys and girls in developing countries the Right To Play football. When you buy now, Microsoft will to donate to Right To Play and together we are helping create a healthier and safer world through the power of sport and play.
We ask that you help spread the word; FaceBook it, Tweet it, share it any way you can and help give boys and girls in developing countries the right to play.
Filed under: In the Community | Tagged: Fundraiser, Hosting, Kick-it!, Microsoft, R2, Right to Play, Windows Server 2008 | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 12, 2010 by Charnell Lucich
ServerBeach, a PEER 1 Hosting company supports AIOHO Scholarship Award Winners
Last Friday, San Antonio teens and community joined NAWBO-SA (National Association of Women Business Owners) and AIOHO (An Income of Her Own) to celebrate San Antonio teens who have participated in this year’s An Income of Her Own program. This year, six young, deserving women received a total of $20,500 in scholarships.
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this luncheon and listen to local women business owners speak on education and why they encourage the young women of today to, “reach for the stars and shine”. Susan Todd, the 2010 ESA Rising Star winner and founder of Bolingo Bags was the keynote speaker.
An Income of Her Own® (AIOHO®) is a collaborative effort between the NAWBO membership, school representatives and administrators, community leaders, university and corporate sponsors to reach teen women in under served high schools in San Antonio. AIOHO® encourages young women to explore entrepreneurship by exposing them to successful women business owners who model that the dream is possible.
The nine-month AIOHO® program includes:
- two Entrepreneurial Business Connections which provide:
- opportunities for teens to network with other teens and with women business owners
- interactive presentations on business etiquette and entrepreneurship
- two mentoring sessions at each high school in the program
- How to write a Business Plan training session
- a Business Plan competition for college scholarships
- an experiential, one-day conference that focuses on developing strategies, business plans, and resources for young women to start their own businesses
Participants in the program have an opportunity to win a scholarship toward college tuition.
We are very proud of these local young women and wish them a bright and successful future!
View photos of this event here.
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Posted on January 12, 2010 by Charnell Lucich
Will you be attending SXSW 2010 in Austin, Texas? If so, we’re inviting you to our GeekyBeach Party. Our Beach Party is by geeks for geeks, but don’t let that geekiness fool you. We know how to have a good time! Just take a look at some of our photos from our last SXSW party. Join us and many other geeks at the epicenter of Austin’s Sixth Street entertainment district, Aces Lounge for outrageous fun, free drinks, free swag, and so much more!
Monday, March 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM CST
Free Admission (Limited Space): REGISTER NOW
Filed under: In the Community | Tagged: aces lounge, Austin, Dedicated Servers, geekybeach, interactive festival, party, sxsw10 | 4 Comments »
Posted on October 2, 2009 by Charnell Lucich
PEER 1 Staff participate in United Way Day's of Caring at the GRASP Community Center in San Antonio, Texas
We’ve officially launched our “PEER 1 in the Community” program. Within this program, PEER 1 staff around the Globe are getting out into their communities to help local businesses and charities with anything that they need help with whether it be painting, gardening, cleaning up, or just spending some time with the elderly to help brighten their day.
From October 1 – October 3 we’ve taken part in the United Way Days of Caring program in San Antonio, Texas and 16 staff members from our ServerBeach division went to the GRASP Community Center and volunteered to spend the day helping.
PEER 1 In the Community provides a great opportunity for employees to do our part helping our local businesses and charities.
View pictures of our staff volunteering at the GRASP Community Center here: http://bit.ly/1vrbEB
Filed under: In the Community | Tagged: Days of Caring, Giving back, PEER 1 in the Community, San Antonio, United Way, Volunteer | Leave a comment »