EMPOWER2018 is officially here, and what a fabulous pre-conference day we’ve had. The competition was fierce in today’s App-a-thon, and dozens of Quick Base customers came together for a live Fundamental Training event. Did I mention the kick-off party on the roof deck that was led outside by a marching band? We’re loving Austin, Texas!
In the third annual App-a-Thon, teams of 3-4 participants had just over six hours to build the best app to meet a given set of criteria, revealed this morning. This year, builders received a scenario where they had to help create an app for a fictional bar trivia company. Limited to 100 participants, builders vied for glory, bragging rights, and of course, the $5000 grand prize (there’s also $3000 for second, $2000 for third).
The first round of judging concluded today, and three teams will advance to the final round, held tomorrow night during the networking party in the Exhibit Hall. Judging was performed in a tradeshow format, where judges walked around and talked to different teams throughout the competition. In round two, teams will present for 15 minutes each in the demo theater in front of a panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the off-site networking party at Stubb’s BBQ on Wednesday (and walk away with a giant check)!
110 customers attended the Fundamentals Training today with the Quick Base University team. Our rockstar Customer Training Managers, Freddie Sabbs, Benjamin Buday, and Eliza Little, helped new Quick Base users become better and more confident builders. In this full day training session, participants focused on best practices to effectively plan and build apps. Next, they headed to the kick-off party to get fired up for the next 2.5 days full of education and inspiration! Get ready to make a significant impact with Quick Base when you leave the conference!
Are you as happy as we are to be in Austin? We kicked EMPOWER2018 off in style – starting with this incredible Texas Longhorn cake (do you notice the cow’s “brand?”) A big thanks to Sideserf Cake Studio for creating this masterpiece and for dropping it off in person!
This year, we hosted EMPOWER After Dark on the pool deck of the JW Marriott! The best part: attendees were led up to the party by this amazing marching band.
We’re excited to be surrounded by hundreds of our most enthusiastic customers and partners to start this week off right.
We’ll be sharing our favorite photos from the conference (including the hilarious ones from the photo booth at the kick-off party) on our social media channels using #QBEMPOWER18. Keep an eye out for those and let us know your favorites!
And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and check out our Facebook album with photo highlights of today’s Pre-Conference.
EMPOWER2018 is happening in Austin, June 4-7, 2018.