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cPanel Conference 2013: Day Two

cPC13 lab

Day Two of cPanel Conference 2013 supplied even more opportunities for relationship building, knowledge sharing, and slingshot flinging. Peter Pollock, author of Web Hosting for Dummies, joined us in New Orleans to present his keynote on “Communicating 21st Century Hosting to 20th Century Clients.” For keynote takeaways, see Ping! Zine’s coverage: cPanel 2013 – Web Hosting for Dummies with Peter Pollock.

With speakers from Open-Xchange, SiteLock, WHMCS, HP, SpamExperts, CloudFlare,, and of course, cPanel, the afternoon was packed with enlightening sessions and spirited debate.

A record number of conference attendees achieved cPanel & WHM certification. These web hosting professionals passed one or more of cPanel University’s rigorous exams:

  • Christian Dawson of ServInt – Sales Professional
  • Jay Sudowski of Handy Networks – Technical Expert and Technical Veteran
  • John Kam of ServInt – Technical Professional
  • Joseph Still of HostDime – Technical Professional
  • Samir Jafferali of HostGator – Technical Professional
  • Teh Jy of Exabytes – Technical Professional
cPC13 cPU Cert Emblem

We placed a golden cPanel University emblem on the badge of each conference attendee who became cPanel & WHM certified. For more information, visit the cPanel University website.

Most impressive was Jay Sudowski’s triumph over our veteran-level technical exam. He was the first test taker to reach this level. Jay then went on to become the first test taker to attempt our master-level technical exam. Though he was unsuccessful this time around, he plans to brush up on his Perl skills and try again at cPanel Conference 2014.

As exhibits were packed up, business cards were exchanged, and cP Cache was redeemed for cPanel goodies, it was difficult not to feel at least a touch of sadness that this year’s cPanel Conference was coming to an end.


Technical Content Strategist @cPanel, intuitive communicator, and adorer of bunnies. Spreading the word that cPanel & WHM is the hosting platform of choice.

8 responses to “cPanel Conference 2013: Day Two”

  1. CandleFOREX says:

    Would cPanel ever consider having such a conference in Arizona?

  2. @mariorodriguez  says:

    Our marketing team is working on that they will be sending out a survey for feedback. We will most definitely appreciate any complaints/feedback/suggestions or compliments about the conference 🙂

  3. Scott Neader says:

    Mario, is there an official place to submit feedback? I have a couple of small suggestions for improvements that I’d like to relay while the conference is still fresh in my mind (and I’d like to relay my positive feedback, too!)

  4. @mariorodriguez  says:

    Thanks Scott it was great seeing you and the team at the conference we look forward to having you out in the future.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Thank you Scott! We love hosting them too! See you next year in Houston!

  6. Guest says:

    Thank you Scott! We love hosting them too! See you next year in Houston!

  7. Scott Neader says:

    This was my 3rd cPanel conference and it was absolutely the best one ever! Those involved in putting this conference together deserve a big pat on the back!! The key notes, breakout sessions, cPanel labs, vendor discussions and networking opportunities (day and night) were out of this world. Thank you for offering these conferences!

  8. MerrittBenjamin says:

    Great recaps Lindsey. This 2013 Conference was the best ever and I enjoy reliving the experience through the blog. Met a lot of new exhibitors, put some faces to names of Partners I interact with and enjoyed socializing with cPeeps on the exhibit floor and streets of New Orleans. See you all in 2014!

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