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Grace Under Pressure: 2010 Emmy Nominations

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I'd like to take a moment and recognize the accomplishments of my team.

With the cooperation of a small group of talented and dedicated people, Metal Toad Media was able to smoothly handle the planning, Drupal hosting, coordination, data entry and software updates required for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations, which were announced at earlier today (5:45AM PST - that's early!).

At its height, traffic on the website was up 650% from its peak last year, yet the website held steady and delivered the new information without any interruption - despite a trimmed down server profile. The work involved in prepping the information was fairly grueling with a few of our teams members working a 16+ hour day ending at 1AM and starting up again at 4AM that same day. There's something to be said about the grace and dedication of those folks able to handle those kinds of demands with the professionalism and clearheadedness that I saw.

So a big thank you Barrett, Chuck, Dylan & Brent - and congratulations to the Emmys team! We're looking forward to being there during the primetime televised event in August.

Date posted: July 9, 2010


Great job guys,keep up the good work,,

An update here: traffic on topped off at 408,000 unique visitors and 2.4 million page views for the day.

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About the Author

Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon - a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.


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