“We move quickly with Sunrise, so when we needed an event site, we needed one that would be able to move at our pace. With FL0, our ideas smoothly turned into a responsive and elegant site that truly complements our brand. A sincere thanks to the FL0 team for their approach, they were awesome to work with, and let us share the essence of Sunrise effortlessly.”
Creative Director, Blackbird
Sunrise is an annual festival created in 2014 by Blackbird, a venture capital fund that invests in the Australian and New Zealand startup ecosystem. With a mission to inspire, celebrate, and bring together the ANZ startup community, Sunrise has hosted more than 4,000 participants from around the world over the years.
This year, the Sunrise festival was held in New Zealand; the second time in the festival’s history to take place there. The focus was on solving problems with hard tech, and rethinking the talent pipeline in NZ, with a powerhouse lineup of speakers including Cameron Adams (Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva), Tim Brown (Co-founder and Co-CEO at Allbirds), and Jon Gelsey (Ex-CEO, Xnor.ai & Auth0 Inc).
Why they chose FL0
Sunrise wanted to release an event website for this year’s festival that would include up-to-date information about its sponsors, as well as how to access the Brella app (used to view the event schedule and connect with attendees), and sli.do (for submitting questions to speakers in real time). This website would be foundational for the festival, being used by all IRL attendees, so it needed to be fast-loading, mobile responsive, and reflect the creativity and innovation of the Sunrise brand.
It made sense then for the Sunrise website to be hosted on FL0, given FL0’s ability to seamlessly deploy websites and databases with a single click. In less than a few minutes, the Sunrise website was up and running, with a custom domain included.
How FL0 helped Sunrise
Sunrise were able to rapidly deploy the event website, including ensuring lightning-fast load times on desktop and mobile, utilising FL0's cloud servers based in the nearby Sydney (Australia) region.
How FL0 can help you
For websites with high-performance and low-latency requirements like Sunrise, FL0 allows you to choose databases from a number of different regions around the world, including the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific. In addition, multi-region deployments will be coming soon, which will further reduce latency between applications and databases, and speed up the experience for your end-customers.