Rackspace Launches Linux for Ladies Training Program

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At the Women in Tech Networking event at South by Southwest Interactive last week, Rackspace Hosting launched its new training program, Linux for Ladies, aimed at helping women get top jobs in the IT industry. “Because of our rapid growth we want to make sure we have […]

SmartHost of New York Wins the StartupBus 2014 Competition

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News “Sweat equity is the best startup capital” – Mark Cuban A banner bearing Mark Cuban’s quote hung on the wall at Rackspace’s event center Thursday as it hosted its third annual StartupBus event featuring teams from all over the country and Mexico. All of the StartupBus participants […]

Students Showcase Engineering Skills at FIRST Robotics Super Regional Championship

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Want to see some of the best and brightest young minds in our country in action? Go to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Saturday for the finals of the FIRST Robotics Super Regional Championship, a three-day robotics competition with more than 3,500 students and more than […]

Code for America Hosts CodeAcross in San Antonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Think of this group as super heroes for the city of San Antonio. They’re a brigade of citizens seeking to solve the city’s problems through technology with an empathetic twist. Together, they seek to tackle issues around transparency, information about school closures, creating customer service portals, discovering […]

Robots in the Spotlight at Rackspace

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Coaches in wizard’s hats, kids in bunny ears, others donning purple and yellow vests made out of duct tape. A student riding a bike to recharge all of the electronics from his high school team to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Alamo Regional Championship. A […]

Rackspace Hosting Appoints Taylor Rhodes as President

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting has filled a top spot in its executive ranks. On Tuesday, the company announced the appointment of Taylor Rhodes, formerly its Chief Customer Officer, as its new president effective immediately. “Taylor is a proven operational veteran with outstanding strategic and leadership skills,” Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said in a news statement. […]

Rackspace Cloud Predictions for 2014

John Engates, the Chief Technology Officer with Rackspace, has made some predictions for cloud technology trends in 2014. The cloud ushers in a new era in wearable technology. Under Armour’s late 2013 acquisition of mobile workout app MapMyFitness and Nike’s continued sponsorship of TechStars Nike+ Accelerator validates that wearable technology is heating up and here […]

Rackspace Co-Founder Pat Condon on Startup Grind San Antonio

At the age of five, Patrick Condon, co-founder of Rackspace, remembers stocking the shelves at his parents video rental store. It was his first memory of seeing how business works. He also walked dogs, mowed lawns and threw papers. In college, he would buy computer parts cheap and then sell them on America Online and […]

Techstars Austin’s Jason Seats on Startup Grind San Antonio

Jason Seats loved playing with Lego blocks as a kid and even did college projects with Legos as a young adult. His heroes were Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman growing up and the fictional Indiana Jones. At the age of eight, he thought he wanted to be an archaeologist. But even as a little kid […]

Startup Grind Features Graham Weston of Rackspace

Graham Weston, co-founder and chairman of Rackspace Hosting, grew up in the greater San Antonio area. At his first job, he worked in his dad’s cookie plant balancing the books from delivery drivers and occasionally packaging cookies. His dad owned Grandma’s Cookies and later sold the company to Frito Lay. Weston’s first venture into entrepreneurship […]