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Hackathon 4.0

We held our 4th Hackathon over the weekend and it was an incredible success. Here are the projects that we completed that will go into beta soon:
Webmail
- Right click functionality
- Task list improvements
- Search improvements (front end)
- Search improvements (back end, speed)
- Drag and drop improvements
- Double byte language support
- Preview pane enhancements
Control Panel
- Bcc Archiving for resellers
- Ability to undelete mailboxes
- Mail access controls (pop/imap/ssl)
- Ability to disable “Login As User”
Outreach
- First demo of our new email marketing system
Billing
- Forecasting revenue report (internal project)
Check out Bill’s blog for more info, pictures, etc.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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