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May 09 Published in Fiber, Cruzioworks, Cruzio, coworking by Cruzio Reporter
Last Friday Cruzio put on the ritz. Fiber Night!
In the context of the Internet, "fiber" is the way we transport data from one place to another -- really, really fast. With lasers.
To celebrate Cruzio's new fiber connection to the Internet, we held a big party. With lasers.
When visitors arrived, they got laser light wands, laser pens and light-up necklaces.
It made the place look magical.
People enjoyed our fantastic coworking space, opened up to the public for the evening.
The fiber connection is the beginning of our new independent high-speed network.
We are now offering connections at 100+Mbps -- even connections over a gigabit per second! And we'll soon be revamping our lower-cost services too (we're looking at late summer for an unveiling).
Cruzio co-founder and co-CEO Chris Neklason greeted honored guests with gusto.
Hey, those are supposed to be necklaces!
When everybody shook their wands...
Then, all at once, the Hoopalites appeared!
And some Cruzio members showed they could hoop it, too
Some Cruzio members are just... okay, don't want to say "adorable" or "cute," that will be embarrassing when he gets bigger. How about "welcome."
Popcorn to go with the movies we showed, wine just for fun (and just for grownups).
We invited our favorite neighbors, Ecology Action. Hi Nancy on the right!
Marketing Maven Westi Haughey ran the event with aplomb and a really great outfit.
Our co-CEO Peggy Dolgenos got ridiculously overdressed (any excuse!)
Note Chris Frost, Tech Services manager, in the tiny window
Prizes were awarded for learning fiber facts. Cruzio's own Rebecca West and Rob Saenz personed the info booth.
And Jesse deRose showed off the real stuff: graphs of bytes actually moving (at breakneck speed -- no, faster -- at light speed) to the more sophisticated among the crowd.
And Chief Systems Engineer Mark Hanford chews the fiber with long-time customer (since BBS days!) Ron Record. Mark put the fiber connection together, with the rest of the Cruzio engineering team...
...including Chris Neklason and fellow engineer Juana Wells and, not pictured, Robbert Wijtman. Good work!