DrupalCon Dublin is only a few weeks ahead and boy, are we busy with
preparations: We’re about to launch our new hosting plans, Jochen is going to
give a talk at DevOps Summit, we’ll have our own booth, and there’ll even be a
With DrupalCon coming right to our front door, we’re going to make as much of
this opportunity as possible with a small team.
First of all, we’re going to launch new hosting plans in September. We’ve
been working hard to make freistilbox a great hosting platform for all kinds of
projects (as long as they’re based on Drupal or WordPress, of course). The
feedback we get from prospects and customers tells us that one size doesn’t fit
all, though. Young startups and brochure websites have low demands; global
brands require massive infrastructure and services. So, where there is today
only one kind of freistilbox, there will soon be three!
Would you like to be the first to try our new plans for free?
We’re also trying our hands at (deep breath…) marketing. Since we’re a company
run by techies, we’ve decided to take baby steps onto the DrupalCon business
floor. Instead of choosing one of the big sponsor packages that would require us
to build and staff a booth for the whole conference, we’ve decided on a
Love sponsorship. This way, we can both support the community and have a
freistilbox booth on September 27. Let’s have a chat over in the Drupal
Village; you really should not miss it!
At the freistilbox booth, you can ask us anything you’d like to know, and we’ll
tell you more about the freistilbox Happy Hour! In Ireland, getting together
for some savage craic is par for the course. That’s why we’ve booked one of the
best pubs in Dublin for 28 September. Sign up and we’ll let you in on the secret
Want to arrive early and grab one of our free drink vouchers?
It’s great to see that DevOps practices have become important enough that
DrupalCon now has its own DevOps Summit. And we’re proud to announce that Jochen
will give a DevOps Summit presentation on
Developing resiliency under
relentless pressure. While this is a non-technical topic, it’s an enormously
important one. In today’s IT organisations with their long backlogs and rapid
pace, mental health is an issue we just can’t ignore.
Wow. It’s great fun to announce all these news. But making them happen is going
to be a real challenge for our small team. There’s so much stuff we need to get
done with only a handful of people. For the new hosting plans, our ops team is
working on improvements that will enable us to scale the freistilbox
infrastructure faster than ever. At the same time our back office team is
getting all the preparations on the sales and marketing side sorted, for example
booking the pub, getting drink vouchers printed and preparing gear for the
freistilbox booth. We’re many things, but bored isn’t one of them!
Fortunately, the huge efforts we put into systems automation, project management
and customer self-service over the last year are finally paying off. Focusing on
the important things for us has never been easier than today. And our most
important goal is defined in our business vision:
Providing world-class hosting services to customers who mean the world to
We’re terribly excited to be a part of DrupalCon, and we hope to meet you in