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I had a great time this weekend at the first St. Louis Coders 4 Charities weekend.

Over 60 people showed up to create or revamp web sites, applications and networks for nine local charities:

Our team ported three United Way web sites to DotNetNuke: http://www.211missouri.org/, http://www.211southwestillinois.org/, and http://www.100neediestcases.org/. (Those are the “prevamp” sites – The revamp sites look about the same, but will be much easier for “normal people” to administer.)

There was plenty of food - That's me holding
the world's largest pizza box.

My teammates were:

  • Scott "DotNetNuke Kingpin" Allender
  • Shanti “Queen of CSS” Nutheti
  • Jack “Jack” Menge
  • Mark “Ace” Cooper
  • from the United Way, Jim “Full” House
  • and our team leader Scott um… “Ate a Club Sandwich” Spradlin

Some of the teams worked late into the night last night on their projects. Ours managed fairly reasonable hours – I spent a total of about 22 hours at the site over the weekend. It was a lot of work, but a whole lot of fun. It was great to get to know some other local developers and it was an honor to be part of such a worthwhile event.

Special thanks to:

  • Kevin Grossnicklaus for organizing the event:

  • Muljadi Budiman, for organizing, coordinating, and setting up the C4CSTL web site:

  • the aforementioned Scott "Kingpin" Allender. There were three teams using DotNetNuke for their projects, and Scott, leader of the St. Louis DNN User Group, was in high demand:

  • Clint Edmonson, our developer evangelist (I was a little disappointed that "the evangelist" didn't preach a sermon on Sunday morning - maybe a reading from the Book of Azure) for (I hope) not minding that I stole these pictures from his Flickr pool (more C4CSTL pictures here)

While browsing Clint’s Flickr photos (he’s a great photographer), I was struck by the similarities between two of his recent pictures:

Give this guy a laptop and some dorky glasses:

...and he'd be a dead ringer for this guy:

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:49 PM | Back to top


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