I had a fantastic first trip to Kiev last week! It was a short but productive visit to the bustling, booming capital of Ukraine. What a thrill to visit this vibrant city – so full of life, even in February. Between meetings I was able to spend a few short hours exploring the city, ducking into gorgeous churches under golden domes and even visiting Maidan Nezalezhnosti – “Independence Square” – the city’s central plaza made so famous in recent years.
Building on an excellent 2016, Boyle Software’s cloud services platform HeartyHosting added a slew of terrific new features in 2017. As an AWS partner, we continued to grow our expertise and extend our usage of Amazon’s best-of-breed services, continuously innovating and bringing our clients new levels of efficiency and value. The list of HeartyHosting’s new capabilities, upgrades, and offerings for this past year is impressive:
New York City is even more magical during the holidays – the steadfast Empire State Building reflecting the colors of December’s festivities from every angle. Boyle Software colleagues, clients, family, and friends gathered at The Storehouse on bustling 23rd Street last night to make merry and unwind in good company.
Between the beers, hot toddies, sliders, and mozzarella sticks, it was great to spend a couple of hours appreciating the people with whom we share so many waking hours.
Earlier today the FCC voted 3-2 to roll back the rules preventing ISPs from controlling the free flow of bits and bytes on the Internet – a vote that clearly favors Big Business over consumers. But do NOT give up now – this is not a done deal! The New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is assembling a law suit against the ruling and we need to line up behind him – and other state attorneys general – to prevent this rollback from going into effect. Spare two minutes to watch this video:
I had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.
We spend a good deal of time touting our work for “bigger” clients – but we take just as much pride in our work for the “smaller” ones. Over the years we have done lots of work for non-profits like NYC Swim and the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and we’re pleased to have recently added the Five Boroughs Bicycle Club to our client roster.
On Friday evening, July 28th, a good number of Boyle Software’s New York City team gathered at Mia Chef Gelato in Manhattan to share some time and beverages together – and to learn how to make some delicious and refreshing gelato! Chef Jason walked us through the ingredients and science behind the popular Italian ice cream – including the use of the $25,000 Carpigiani gelato machine!
From all of us here at Boyle Software, have a safe and happy Fourth of July!