Unitz is pleased to announce the launch of downrightnow, a new service that monitors the status of popular web sites to let you know when there’s an outage or service disruption. The introductory post on the downrightnow blog says it best:
It’s that time again: our occasionally nomadic colleagues at design/branding agency Plaid have embarked on their annual Plaid Nation tour. As in years past, the Plaid team is taking its new media expertise on the road and broadcasting almost non-stop from the tour web site, www.plaidnation.com. And as in years past, Unitz had a hand in developing the site, which includes GPS tracking, a Twitter feed, videos and photos from the road and more.
Plaid’s travels will follow a midwest U.S. course this year from Detroit to New Orleans. Check the Plaid Nation web site for a complete schedule and to see the team’s latest updates from the road.
We’ve just gotten word that our friends at Viget Labs are organizing and hosting a Developer Day in Falls Church, VA on May 30, 2009. Some of the sharpest coders around will be sharing their expertise on unit testing, Rails, Python and other topics.
For any developers in the DC area, this event is a bargain (even if it means spending a Saturday indoors). Online registration and the full agenda are available at developer-day.com.