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Geek Week 2009 – Sept. 14-18

From the very, very beginning, way back in 1998, Dyn has been geek powered. At first it was donated hardware and time. Today it’s a cutting edge network, an engaged group of users and customers and a passionate staff. This year, we’re going to celebrate our roots with Geek Week 2009. Geek Week is a week of events designed to allow Dyn employees and the Dyn community to have a little fun and celebrate the geek power that keeps us at our technology’s cutting edge.

Geek Week ’09 kicks off on Monday and we’ve got a great schedule lined up. As part of Geek Week ’09, we’ll be running five “Geek 101” sessions encouraging employees to give a presentation at a session or write a 250 word blog. The prompt for the blogs and the sessions is: “I am a geek about _________ because …” Sessions will run Monday, September 14th through Friday, September 18th. Each day, dessert will be provided. Everyone that writes a blog article or gives a presentation will get a $30 gift certificate to We hope employees will use it to pick out an office gadget for their cubicle or around the office. On Friday, we’ll select the ‘Biggest Geek’ from among those that participate. The Biggest Geek will get a $100 gift certificate to!

Come share in a DynTini, Dyn’s networking event that has been a hit from Vegas to NYC. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm here at our Manchester, NH headquarters. Visit to RSVP and for more details.

Another way, we’d like to get everyone involved in our contest is by encouraging users/clients to share with us why they think they are the ‘Biggest Geek’ (collected via blog, email, and/or tweet.) One lucky customer will also be given a $100 gift certificate to Check out what Dyn employees are “geeking” out on and show us what you got. Don’t be shy! Email Emily Burns at to get involved.

Monday September 14, 2009
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Chris Widner
Topic: Comics
12:40 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter: Jimmy Settle
Topic: Live Intake Music Social Networking
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dan McCombs
Topic: Metroid

Tuesday September 15, 2009
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Jason Nelson
Topic: Astronomy
12:40 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter: Cory Von Wallenstein
Topic: Diving
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter: Gray Chynoweth
Topic: Lord of the Rings or Hiking

Wednesday September 16, 2009
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Kyle York
Topic: Football
12:40 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter: Alan Ellis
Topic: Remote Skies
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Salisbury
Topic: Cameros
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
DynTini at Manchester HQ

Thursday September 17, 2009
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Cole Tuininga
Topic: Renaissance Fairs
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Charles Phillips
Topic: Renaissance Fairs
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter: Jeremy Hitchcock
Topic: Coffee Roasting

Friday September 18, 2009
12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
Presenter: Chris Gonyea
Topic: Genealogy
12:40 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter: Eric Stein
Topic: Home Automation
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter: Tom and Jeremy
Topic: History of Dyn

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Kyle York
Whois: Kyle York

Kyle York is GM & VP, Product Strategy, and has been a long-time executive, having joined in 2008. Over the years, he has held go-to-market leadership roles in worldwide sales, marketing, and services. In his current role, Kyle focuses on overall corporate strategy, including: positioning and evangelism, new market entry, strategic alliances and partnerships, M&A, and business development. Outside of Oracle Dyn, Kyle is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and advisor in several startups.

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