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OSCON Recap from the Dyn Team

Last week we rolled deep to OSCON with six Dyn¬†representatives flying out from MHT to SJC; executives, engineers, management, support and sales. This blog gets a lot of words from me, so I’ve decided to get a few quotes from the team that spent the week out in San Jose. In my opinion, the trip was great on many different levels. Check out the views below.


“The enthusiasm of the attendees, exhibitors, and staff at OSCON 2009 shows that open source has a strong, stable community behind the effort. I truly enjoyed engaging with existing and potential clients, and learning about all of the exciting developments this community is putting forth.”

Tom Daly

“It’s a small world. At OSCON, I ran into at least 5 people who work hard on software Dyn depends on – from MySQL to RT to the Linux Kernel. Seeing these people and getting to talk to them about the work they do was pretty amazing – and most of them knew who we are and what we do.”

“One of the best moments of OSCON for me was a session about the future of MySQL: developers from 2 different forks, a community representative from Sun, and many users and consultants were all there talking about the future direction of MySQL development and services. While we don’t always have the same outlook on how things should be done, FOSS developers always seem to get along.”

Eric Stein
Application Developer –

“I had a terrific time at OSCON this past week. It was a great opportunity to improve on what we knew about technologies that we already use as well as get an introduction to new technologies that we will now consider using. There was a great spirit of sharing in knowledge and experience that the Open Source community has become known for. Thanks to all who shared and everybody who came by the booth to say hi!”

Cole Tuininga
Application Developer – DynECT Platform

“The 3 days of OSCON were a blast. It was great talking to our long-time users and hearing how much they love what we do. If you look at it by the numbers we had:

50 people- “That is awesome” (in reaction to DynViz)
30+ people- “DynDNS? I love you guys. You guys rock!”
5 people- “You’ve saved my life on more than one occassion.”
1-2 people- Tattoos of our logo (still waiting to see photographic evidence)”

“Speaking of our long-time users, one of my favorite questions to ask was “how long Have you been using us?” Typically the response was “Uhh, wow, it’s been so long I can’t remember when I first set it up. You guys just work, so I’ve never really needed to touch it again.”

Chris Widner
Customer Support Manager –

“I had a great time at OSCON. It was great to meet customers face to face, especially the large number of DynDNS consumer users who are big fans of our service. We were able to hear some great stories from users including a guy who had a sister who was teaching in China, and how she used DynDNS to keep her blog up and running despite the persistent effort of the Chinese authorities to block her voice.”

“In addition we were able to progress a couple of really important DynECT deals. First we had a great meeting with ad network, Adify. We got this lead as a result of a referral from the web monsters forum. We are really excited at the chance to close this opportunity in July. It’s a “gong” worthy deal. We also had a great meeting with Widgetbox. They are very interested in signing with DynECT and will hopefully be a great Web 2.0 partner for Dyn.”

Brian Brady
Strategic Partner Manager – DynECTPlatform

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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.