Last week, Marshawn Lynch threw signed footballs into a standing-room-only crowd at Domopalooza 2015.
And that was before the party started.
Whether you showed up early for sold-out bootcamp classes and a swanky welcome reception, or arrived Wednesday morning to hear Josh James announce a massive round of funding ($200 million) a jaw-dropping valuation ($2 billion), and unveil Domo’s business management platform to the world, Domopalooza was a conference unlike any other.
With more than 81 million impressions of #domopalooza on Twitter, the hype never stopped. That’s a lot of talk to whittle down into a single blog post, so take a gander at the highlights!
On Tuesday, Domo experts offered technical training to customers in bootcamp sessions.
Sold-out #Domopalooza Bootcamp sessions start today. Customers will be soaking up some serious knowledge. #DP15 pic.twitter.com/hfEodvY8Dy
— Domo (@Domotalk) April 7, 2015
#Domopalooza Domo Boot Camp SOLD OUT this year. We trained 220 customers. Could have done 100 more! More seats next year! — Josh James (@joshjames) April 10, 2015
Wednesday brought big announcements in trademark Domo style.
Panorama before the @joshjames keynote. Here we go! #DP15 #Domopalooza pic.twitter.com/CGgmjx6U02
— Chad Maughan (@chadmaughan) April 8, 2015
Epic sauce. @Domotalk just raised 200M – @joshjames #bigdata #data #Domopalooza 2Billion dollar valuation. pic.twitter.com/pvCzesPD0l — Gabe Villamizar (@gabevillamizar) April 8, 2015
Nobody answers questions like Beast Mode answers questions.
When @joshjames asked @MoneyLynch what he thought about business intelligence… http://t.co/GHA5GZAuDd #Domopalooza #DP15 @Domotalk
— //RickT. (@tr1ckdaddy) April 11, 2015
And then Sheryl Sandberg took the stage and blew our minds.
LOVED seeing @sherylsandberg keynote #Domopalooza. Thx @joshjames for making it happen! @WomenTechCncl pic.twitter.com/iCL28IBusO
— Sara Dansie Jones (@SaraDansieJones) April 8, 2015
Mental standing ovation every three sentences of @sherylsandberg #domopalooza #dp15
— André Hess Brenes (@betogess) April 8, 2015
After seeing real-time demos on stage, people started geeking out.
#Domo mobile app…Wow. Any c-suite exec who doesn’t want this in their pocket should hang it up. #realtime #data #domopalooza — Jake DiMare (@jakedimare) April 8, 2015
Executives and customers took center stage at breakout sessions throughout the afternoon.
@SageNAmerica CMO @GabieBoko on the “Chasing the Elusive ROI” panel at #Domopalooza #SageSummit @hzynczak pic.twitter.com/C74lZMxTFo
— Ken Grossgold (@KenGrossgold) April 8, 2015
Another sold out Domo Lab session with @geddski @NickSRandall #DP15 #Domopalooza pic.twitter.com/KLgyNDR8Td
— Catherine Wong (@catherinewong) April 9, 2015
And then it was time to palooza. Robin Thicke, Ludacris, and Kid Ink brought down the house in the most epic of Wednesday nights.
Feels like I’m in Vegas! Best conference ever! Waiting for @Ludacris @Kid_Ink & @Ludacris with @Steph! #Domopalooza pic.twitter.com/C4fmMkjBLl
— David Suh (@DavidSuh) April 9, 2015
Singing “All I Do is Win” with @Ludacris, @joshjames, @MoneyLynch and my fellow domosapiens was unreal. #domopalooza pic.twitter.com/I9y9gZ4qgz — Nick Randall (@NickSRandall) April 9, 2015
Thursday got off to a great start with the man behind Moneyball: Billy Beane. Some say he looks like Brad Pitt.
Billy Beane on baseball: “As a business, we were romantic. We decided to be data-driven.” #Domopalooza #DP15 pic.twitter.com/TKFKQwr8YO — Domo (@Domotalk) April 9, 2015
Domo’s president took the stage (with his flowing locks) to challenge Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings to a battle of wits.
“Yeah, I’ll take Hair Product for $500.” #domopalooza #DP15 @CCH360 pic.twitter.com/jJ4rb7w3vy — Chris’ Hair (@CCH360s_Hair) April 8, 2015
If the idea of watching a presentation on data makes you want to fall asleep, you’ve never seen one by Jer Thorp.
“Not only are we doing more with data, data is doing more with us.” @blprnt pic.twitter.com/co6Fghcp8s — Domo (@Domotalk) April 9, 2015
Visualizing and audiolizing botnets to fight cybercrime. Way super cool! @blprnt #DOMOPalooza #DP15 pic.twitter.com/mxDkWWbaON
— Stephan Pretorius (@sjpretorius) April 9, 2015
Specialized training kept the breakout sessions buzzing.
The key benefits for SABMiller for using @domosocial #Domopalooza #DP15 @BillyMc5 pic.twitter.com/osYvtSgOjP — David Butt (@davidjbutt) April 9, 2015
Had a blast at our #Domopalooza presentation! Domo Apps FTW pic.twitter.com/r9Cksr1Ji8
— Dave Geddes (@geddski) April 9, 2015
For some, there was just too much awesome to handle.
Nothing a powernap can’t fix. RT @hzynczak: There can be too much of a good thing. #Domopalooza. #DP15 @Domotalk pic.twitter.com/deyrN3aGQs — Gabie Boko (@GabieBoko) April 9, 2015
But no rest for the weary: Friday was SKI DAY!
All the #BlueBloods rocking Snowbird! #Domopalooza #DP15 This is where the party is at!! @domosocial pic.twitter.com/u6dGtrXDyd
— David Butt (@davidjbutt) April 11, 2015
In the end, people left Domopalooza invigorated and educated.
@Domotalk #Domopalooza killed it. I couldn’t be more excited to leverage a technology so transformative and dynamic. @BEYONDPAYROLL — Jenn Mcdonald (@jennozmcd) April 10, 2015
#Domopalooza #datacentric @Domotalk the things i saw this week will have the most profound impact on what we achieve in business since IP
— Andre Obradovic (@Runforestrun42) April 10, 2015
Things I learned at #DOMOpalooza: 1) The love affair with DOMO is real 2) Ludacris is still around & 3) @CCH360 has some badass dance moves. — Alexandra Wittchen (@alexwittchen) April 10, 2015
Awesome conference. Lot’s of great ideas to put into motion once back at Comcastle. #Domopalooza pic.twitter.com/d2x7mQBLxs
— Ryan Patterson (@rdpatterson21) April 10, 2015
And those who couldn’t make it this year are already planning ahead.
@Domotalk once 2016 dates are confirmed, I will make the 27 day, 14 hour walk if I have to, I’d prefer to fly though. #2016 #Domopalooza
— Robert Wendt (@BobbyWendt) April 8, 2015
See you in 2016! March 21-24. It’s on.