Peak Hosting Announces Their Sponsorship for the Silicon Beach Fest 2012 and the Silicon Beach Fest Hackathon
Peak Hosting is going to the beach, Silicon Beach that is, with their sponsorship for the Silicon Beach Fest 2012 and the Silicon Beach Hackathon.
Peak Hosting, the industry’s most trusted leader in Operations-as-a-Service, managed hosting services and hybrid cloud computing, today announced their sponsorship for the Silicon Beach Fest 2012 and Hackathon scheduled June 21-23 in Santa Monica, CA.
The Hackathon is part of a first-of-its-kind three-day conference created by, organized by, and featuring local companies and startups to celebrate the ecosystem of tech, startups and entertainment that are unique to LA. Panel topics focus on incubators, VCs, startups, entrepreneurship, and small business, as well as art, content, fashion, retail, action sports, and social good. Similar panel topics are co-located at Hubs including: Hollywood, Startup, Social Media, Branding / Advertising, Community, and more.
“Silicon Beach” has been popularly used to refer to the growing tech startup community in LA, where activity is predominantly located in the beach neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice, and extends to Hollywood, Downtown and Pasadena.
Beginning Thursday night Hackathon teams will present their pitch with the direct help of CTO coaches from some of Los Angeles’s top companies. Hackers will have roughly 48 hours to develop an MVP, produce slides, and pitch their creations to a panel of judges comprised of the top CEOs in Los Angeles.
Steve Auerbach, VP Account Development: Investor Community & Start Up Programs of Peak Hosting, announced that Peak will be a major sponsor in this year’s Silicon Beach Hackathon. Peak will be sponsoring food for the event and awarding a $12,000 gift certificate for Hosting services, $1,000 per month for a year, to the winners of the Hackathon. The event begins Thursday, June 21st when up to fifteen teams, with five per team, will be selected from the applicants.
“We are always happy to support startups and the investor community” stated Jeffrey Papen, Founder and CEO of Peak Hosting and speaker at the Hackathon.
For more information on the Hackathon, click here.
About Peak Hosting
Founded in 2001, Peak Hosting builds the world’s largest Internet properties across every technology vertical. With the ethos of, “What’s the most we can do?” Peak engineers, who average over 15 years of industry experience, have designed, built and scaled the largest and most well-known Internet giants.
“Peak Hosting’s AlwaysUP ArchitectureTM ensures component failure doesn’t lead to service failure, enabling us to deliver an industry exclusive 100% uptime SLA without exceptions or excuses for maintenance windows. As part of our Operations-as-a-Service solution, Peak Total Operations™ (PTO) delivers the expertise in “everything but your code” to manage every aspect of the datacenter operations so companies can focus on
what they do best.