Raincity Studios, Inc

Raincity Studios, Inc

Founded: December 2003 by Robert Scales

Robert Scales, CEO
Kris Krug, President
Mark Yuasa, Creative Director
Erik Hermans, Production Director
Recent/Noteworthy Clients

Sony BMG, SPIN Magazine, New Media BC, The Government of Canada, Warner Bros. Records, BCIT, University of British Columbia, China Access 2008, Grateful Dead, and AskANinja.com.

What does Raincity Studios do?

Complete web community publishing services from strategy to design to promotion to hosting including communication platform development, social networking application creation and media-rich broadcasting sites.
Significant Milestones

Shanghai Office

In Nov. 2007, Raincity Studios opened a second office in Shanghai, China continuing the vision Raincity Studios' CEO Robert Scales and President Kris Krug nurtured while traveling and participating in business outreach activities during several trips to China in the since 2005 including participation in China Access 2008 conferences.

The Shanghai office will complement the Vancouver HQ with the trans-Pacific teams working in close concert with their peers to create web communities for companies and organizations within China and around the world.

Further, by setting up shop in China, Mr. Scales plans to grow a talent base of Drupalists by knowledge sharing at workshops, and outreaching to developers. This initiative was started in advance of the opening the office when Scales and Krug organized Bar Camp "un"confernces in Beijing and Shanghai.

Bryght Acquisition

In Nov. 2007, Raincity Studios acquired longtime partner and Drupal hosting pioneer, Bryght. All Bryght staff were retained and former Bryght President Kris Krug was appointed President of Raincity Studios.

With the deal, the two teams have melded to create the world's first full service - from consulting to hosting - open source web agency and plan to build on the past successes of both enterprises and continue to expanding the global client list.

The Bryght name will live on as a brand of specialized hosting products - from "turn-key" hosted sites to enterprise-class mass-hosting solutions - as well as other offerings developed by VP of Product Development (and Bryght founder) Boris Mann.

More on this topic: Raincity Studios' Forecast is Bryght
Events and Conferences

  • Barcamps "un" conferences in Vancouver, Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai, South Africa
  • DemoCamp unconferences in Vancouver
  • DrupalCons - Vancouver, Brussels, SF, Barcelona ...
  • Northern Voice - Vancouver Blogging conference
  • BAD Camp (Bay Area Drupal), Drupal Camp Seattle
  • China Access 2008 - business workshops in Beijing
  • Podcast Hotel - Portland, San Francisco
  • SXSW in Austin, Texas
  • E3 in Los Angeles

Our commitment to Education and learning

  • RCS CEO Robert Scales teaches at Vancouver Film School
  • RCS Creative Director Mark Yuasa teaches at BCIT


  • 2006 Canadian New Media Awards - Best Graduate of the Year Award, Robert Scales
  • New Media Slam 2005 - Zed's People Choice Awards (Team Award)
  • New Media Slam 2005 - Best Interactive Project (Team Award)
  • Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship's (ACE) Awards 2004 - Nominated Best Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Robert Scales

    Web Design & Development, Hosting

News on Raincity Studios, Inc

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