Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day 2012:”Poppy”-The Official Flower

The Poppy is the official Memorial Day Flower. Poppies grew in abundance in the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. It bewildered some as to how the flowers could grow in such a landscape. It was determined that the overturned soils of battle covered them and created a growth environment. Some feel it was a reminder of the blood that was shed during that and future wars. During this time, 1915, before the US entered WW1, “In Flanders Fields” was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian forces.

“In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

On this Memorial Day 2012, InMotion Hosting Remembers and Salutes our fallen heroes.

 

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InMotion Hosting VA-Systems Team Hockey Night

On Friday, May 11th members of the VA-Systems Team and their guest enjoyed an evening out at Scope Arena. The IMH group cheered the Norfolk Admirals on to a 2-1 win over the Connecticut Whale. This game advanced the Admirals to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in their Calder Cup Playoff history.

 

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School is Out! InMotion Hosting is in Session!

Will you be a High School graduate by the end of June, in need of a part-time or full-time job? Are you a college student looking to gain experience in your field? Why not check out what InMotion Hosting-VA has to offer.

We are a 24/7 environment, making it easy to schedule work or an internship around outside commitments. If you are seeking full-time employment after 90 days you would be eligible to enroll in our benefit options that include Medical, Dental, 401K, Life Insurance and Short Term and Long Term Disability. If you are looking for on the job experience you should check out our development internship to see if you meet the requirements.

We are a casual work environment, meaning you will be able to wear your jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers to work. During your lunch breaks you can challenge a co-worker to a game of Foosball or a tennis match on the Wii. Did I mention Free Lunch Tuesdays yet? Firehouse Subs, AJ Gators, and Brothers Pizza are a few vendors that bring in lunch for all associates to enjoy.

If you have questions on how to join the InMotion Hosting Team please email those along with your resume to hr@inmotionhosting.com.

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Is InMotion Hosting an Awesome Place to Work? Just ask our Newest Developer.

What brought you to InMotion Hosting?

The LAMP stack (Linux / Apache / PHP / MySQL) has been a staple of my personal and professional development since 2003.  When I started looking for PHP development openings, I was not looking for just any company that needed a developer, where there would be some kind of awkward tech-talk language barrier between the project manager and I.  I was looking for a real tech company.  InMotion Hosting stood out as a company I want to work for.

I was also looking for a company that embraces open source software.  Much time in college was spent mastering the command line, and I was looking forward to applying what I had learned to my future career.  My initial interview was conducted in our penguin meeting room, distinguished by the picture of Tux near the door.  I knew I was in the right place.

How has your experience been so far?

It has exceeded expectations, to be honest.  The work atmosphere is very laid back.  Dress code is very relaxed.  We are all techies.  You immediately feel right at home.  This is the kind of place where nobody will ever ask you where to find “My Computer”.  Even Human Resources staff can tell you about our hosting infrastructure.

IMH has set up an environment conducive to efficient software development.  If you prefer to use Linux over Windows, go install Linux, I know I did.  Whether you use vim, Eclipse, emacs, or Notepad, you have the freedom to use whatever development environment you want to get the job done.  With regard to the office atmosphere, a big concern for me is quiet.  Without quiet, there is no focus, and without focus, I won’t be producing quality code.  Fortunately, we keep the development area very quiet.  When you need a break to get your mind off things for a few minutes, there is a foosball table in the break area, and plenty of free snacks nearby, as well.

All of the tools and technologies from college are directly applicable at IMH.  We spend a good amount of time working in a development environment, accessed via terminal.  At the moment I’m working on maintaining and updating infrastructure that supports our internal staff.  We release frequently so that there is never too much changing at any one time, keeping unexpected issues to a minimum.

IMH is just a great place to work.  They recognize that their staff is their greatest asset, and do everything they can to  help us be successful in our careers.

Elliott Peay- New Development Associate

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