Heading to Cloud Expo in NYC from June 10 to June 13? We hope to see you at our booth (#300) and invite you to check out some of our featured educational sessions hosted by Rackers, including a keynote by Rackspace Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions Lisa Larson that examines the innovation behind the hybrid cloud.
June brings us World Environment Day on June 5, celebrating the anti-food waste and food loss campaign themed Think.Eat.Save, that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. Radio was patented in June 1896. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. The first United States astronaut to walk in space was Ed White in 1965. Steve Jobs introduced the Apple II computer in June 1977. The first day of summer is on June 21. And, in the words of Dr Seuss, "How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"
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May brings us International Space Day on May 3. Check out the space-related organizations, groups and agencies holding celebrations, demonstrations and educational programs in your area. The Eiffel Tower opened to the public in May 1889. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican heritage and pride. The 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy, was born this month in 1917. Mother's Day takes place on Sunday, May 12. And, in the words of Edwin Way Teale, "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
I've been lucky to have been a part of a really cool project, and I wanted to use the Rackspace blog to get the word out a bit more. For the past few weeks, I've hosted a Google Plus hangout that includes me, a few of my Racker friends and some of our customers. It has been a fun, informal way to have a conversation. We've answered questions on a number of topics, including Cloud Load Balancers, Active Directory in the cloud, transferring video files to our CDN and many more.
April brings us April Fool's Day on the first day of the month. The first iPad was sold in the United States this month in 2010. On World Health Day, April 7, 2013, the World Health Organization and partners will focus on the global problem of high blood pressure. Artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci was born this month in 1452. For Earth Day 2013 on the 22nd of April, the Earth Day Network will tell the world stories of people, animals and places affected by climate change - and of those stepping up to do something about it. And, in the words of William Shakespeare, "Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives."
March brings us the Iditarod, the annual long-distance sled dog race that begins Saturday, March 2 and takes racers from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. United Nations World Water Day 2013 takes place on the 22nd and is dedicated to world water cooperation. Worldwide music sensation Justin Bieber was born this month in 1994. And, in the words of Charles Dickens, "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade."
February brings us Super Bowl XLVII, which will be held in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens taking on the San Francisco 49ers. We all know that Silicon Valley will be abuzz with 49ers mania on the first Sunday of February. Thefacebook.com, the first iteration of Facebook, was launched this month in 2004. International Polar Bear Day takes place on February 27, launching a new Save Our Ice campaign, which will include a "Two Up or Two Down" Thermostat Challenge, depending on where in the world you live. And, in the words of Suze Orman, "No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February."