When I first moved here in 2001, I quickly learned about one of the unique aspects of living in New Hampshire: Granite Staters love their politics. Maybe it’s because of the First In The Nation (#FITN) primaries or giving us something to discuss during the winter months when it’s cold or the summer when the Red Sox frustrate us, but politics go hand-in-hand with NH like uptime and Dyn.
That’s one of the reasons we’re excited our new offices in Manchester have become a destination point for some of the most well-known names on the political scene to visit when they spend time in the Queen City. As one of the leading technology companies in the 03101-03109 (and NH in general), we want them to see what a small startup is capable of: job growth, company culture, civic pride and a cornerstone for what we think will be a technology haven in upcoming years.
Cory Booker’s Visit
If you haven’t heard of Booker, you will sooner than later. The charismatic Mayor is a bit of a celebrity in his own right, making a case to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to donate $100 million to the Newark School District. He’s done speaking engagements, been on Oprah and was in Manchester to tell a little more about his story and stump for his friend, President Barack Obama.
The 42-year-old has a very fun background and plenty of stories to tell, so we’re appreciative that he took some time out of his travels to see what we’re doing here. Pictures of his visit are on our Facebook page (he’s also very social network friendly with over 1 million Twitter followers) including the one you see here of him signing the infamous Dyn stage.
Yep, Facebook may have their famous wall celebrities sign when they visit but the Dyn stage? That’s the big time.
Newt Gingrich Comes To Dyn
On a campaign trail stop, Gingrich (also at over 1 million Twitter followers) will come to Dyn for a roundtable discussion with local technology and business leaders (including CTO Tom Daly) on Monday, 12/12 from 1:30-2:45 PM. If you’re familiar with the political scene, you know he’s the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and running for the Republication nomination for the U.S. presidency, leading in quite a few polls.
We’re happy and proud to play a small role in helping facilitate the political process here in Manchester. Look for the Dyn colors and logo on TV Monday!