601am is proud to announce that our client, Washingtonian, has been selected as a finalist for a City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) award for various categories, but we're especially pleased about them being recognized in the "overall excellence online" category. The nomination (PDF link) honors Washingtonian.com's content, appearance, service to readers, extension of the magazine brand, and ease of use.
Thank you, Washingtonian, for allowing 601am to work with you over the last 14 months. We might be biased, but Washingtonian is the clear winner in our book.
The real winner will be announced in May, and 601am will keep its fingers crossed!
On February 13, 2008, I registered 601am LLC as a company and the little freelance business that I had been working on for years became a "real" company. Since then, "I" has become "we" and the business has taken a life of its own.
601am wouldn't be where it is today without our talented staff, advisors, partners, supportive friends, understanding family, and especially our amazing clients. Every day I'm humbled that I've been able to work with, and for, such incredibly talented people on projects that make me proud. Thank you to everyone who has impacted this business.
We look forward to building the next five years of 601am's future.
Friends and colleagues know that I not only love the work we do at 601am, I'm also passionate about helping others start and run businesses. I'm always telling friends they should quit their boring and high stress corporate jobs and start their own companies (also high stress, but never boring!). Furthermore, I believe that in order to secure a strong and prosperous future for America, we need to instill the values of entrepreneurship in our next generations.
Last year, I became involved with YouthBiz, a non-profit in 601am's neighborhood that "works with Urban Youth to help create the next generation of business owners, job creators and community leaders by helping them harness their passions, skills and dreams through entrepreneurship." This month, I joined their Board of Directors.
Every time I see the kids YouthBiz serves, I come away inspired and hopeful. If not for YouthBiz, these kids might not have been exposed to mentors and resources that would help them excel in school and life. After going through the program, they've learned how to build their own futures through free enterprise.
This week, Huffington Post recognized YouthBiz as a national finalist in their Job Raising Challenge, as an organization that is making an impact in the jobs crisis. YouthBiz has the ability to win $150,000 by raising the most in donations and by being the most viral on Facebook and Twitter. Will you join us in supporting this great organization?
Tis the season... for office holiday parties! 601am spent a night on the town, celebrating the holidays with the friends we happen to work with. Happy holidays and a successful 2013, from our work family to yours!
The holidays are fast approaching and the 601am offices are getting ready! We will be closed on the following dates (MST):
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012
Christmas: Monday, December 24, 2012 to Tuesday, December 25, 2012
New Years: Monday, December 31, 2012 to Tuesday, January 1, 2013
As always, you can still request new work and check on the status of existing work at our client portal. If you've lost your username or password, please recover your account. New tickets will be responded to according to your SLA in your support agreement.
Happy Holidays from the entire team at 601am.
601am is proud to sponsor the 11th annual Bear to Make a Difference Gala Dinner and Celebrity Teddy Bear Auction to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Founded in 1998 after the tragic murder of their son, Matthew, Dennis and Judy Shepard honor his legacy by seeking to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, and Acceptance".
I have volunteered with the foundation for 5 years, currently serving as the Volunteer Coordinator. Beyond my 601am work, I've spent the last couple months staffing the event with dozens of volunteers, working closely with MSF staff to ensure the goals of the gala are met.
If you live in, or will be in Denver on Saturday, October 13, 2012, tickets are still available. Or if you'd like to volunteer for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
601am is excited to be attending the first Movable Type Idea Exchange, October 18th, 2012 in New York City, at OFFSITE, where our own Aaron Bailey will be speaking on our involvement with Washingtonian Magazine. In addition, representatives from Six Apart will be in attendance to discuss MT 5.2, the hosted version of MT, coming investments in North America, and what to expect next from Movable Type.
If you're a client or interested in Movable Type, please attend! For more information or to RSVP, please email Robert Minton -- VP of Sales & Marketing, Six Apart -- at email@example.com.
If you're unable to attend on October 18, Aaron will be in New York from October 17 through October 20 and is interested in meeting our clients. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time.
We're beyond excited to attend and speak at CMS Expo, May 8-10, in Chicago for a few reasons. First, Chicago in May is absolutely beautiful. Having moved away from Chicago four years ago, it's this time of year that I miss the most.
Second, I get to present two sessions:
Movable Type Flyover: "What is Movable Type? Why should you use it? What makes MT different than other CMS on the market? Aaron Bailey, principal of 601am, a long-time Movable Type professional services and support provider, will walk you through Movable Type 5, a CMS that started as a simple blogging engine but has grown over the past decade to power full websites. This will be a high-level flyover designed to give technical and non-technical attendees an overview of Movable Type and what it can do for your organization."
Movable Type Site Showcase: "Movable Type 5 is an all-in-one social publishing platform flexible enough to power large media publications and blog networks as well as small business websites. In this session, you will see examples of MT sites in each of the following categories, learn how they were built, and walk through the CMS from the perspective of a content editor, designer and administrator."
Planning on attending and interested in a one-on-one chat about your CMS needs? Please shoot me an email (email@example.com) and let's schedule some time for tea or coffee.
Haven't registered yet? Use discount code MT2012 for $100 off registration.
From the fine folks at 5280 Magazine, we thought we'd post this video to show what the 601am team wakes up to every morning. Good morning, Denver!
Six Apart has released a mandatory upgrade for all users of Movable Type:
Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 were released as mandatory security updates. These updates resolve multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Movable Type 5.x and Movable Type 4.x. All users must upgrade to this latest release immediately.
The impact of the vulnerabilities
The previous versions of Movable Type have multiple vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF/XSRF), and OS Command Injection. A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code in a logged-in users' web browser. A remote attacker could read or modify the contents in the system, and could execute a shell command under certain circumstances.
Movable Type Open Source 4.x
Movable Type Open Source 5.x
Movable Type 4.x ( with Professional Pack, Community Pack )
Movable Type 5.x ( with Professional Pack, Community Pack )
Movable Type Enterprise 4.x
Please upgrade to the latest versions of Movable Type 4 or Movable Type 5.
Movable Type Open Source 4.38
Movable Type Open Source 5.07
Movable Type Open Source 5.13
Movable Type 4.38( with Professional Pack, Community Pack)
Movable Type 5.07( with Professional Pack, Community Pack)
Movable Type 5.13( with Professional Pack, Community Pack)
Movable Type Enterprise 4.38
Movable Type Advanced 5.13
Movable Type 5.13 introduces new security features.