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article_img_post_Road-to-ImagineIt all started with Paypal’s support to Imagine

After several years of strong partnership between PayPal and Balance Internet, PayPal sponsored a developer to attend the inspiring Magento Imagine 2017 event in Las Vegas

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Magento Imagine 2017 – Powering Tomorrow!

Imagine 2017 is the premier Magento commerce conference.
Six years ago, Imagine started with a grand vision: to connect the international commerce ecosystem.
Today, the event brings together over 2,500 commerce experts including merchants, agencies, and technology providers from over 45 countries.
At Imagine, you can get inspired and educated, while collaborating and having fun.

April 1, 2017

I started my #RoadToImagine from Melbourne to Vegas for the Imagine event by leaving cloudy Melbourne and Balance Internet team

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I Landed at LAX Airport and put my foot for first time on USA territory!

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Together with James Horne, Director of Strategy, Mal Williams, Director of Technology at Balance Internet we rented a car, and started the 5.0 litre engine of a Ford Mustang and started our drive to Las Vegas!

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We reached Las Vegas in late evening and checked into Wynn Hotel

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April 2, 2017

Pre Imagine started with breakfast with our friends from TechDivision. After, I made my way to the annual Magento Imagine Race #BigDamRun. The run started at the Historic Railroad Hiking Trail and followed an old railroad bed through 3 tunnels and turned around at the Hoover Dam.

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After such a good run and with strong #MagentoImagine crew, I was excited and looking forward to taste the “#MagentoImagine” life for the next few days.

Next stop was #MagentoHackaton, where I met very interesting and smart people from the Magento World.
We were talking about new features, problems, resolution around Magento as well as prototyping concepts, fixing bugs, suggesting new features on fly

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In the meantime, @Mal Willams and @James Horne were attending Magento Council and discussed how we can improve the Magento partner ecosystem at a global level with strong partners from around the world.

This year, Magento Partner Summit was exciting and held earlier than usual! We were proud to receive the highly sought 2017 Magento “Spirit of Excellence” Award.

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And finally I met up with our trusted partner Paypal

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More details on Magento Imagine to come………

For more details about Balance Internet, our partnerships and capabilities, contact us or call us on 1300 624 368

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