Community News August 2002
Posted on 11 Sep 2002
by Dean Mah (dmah)
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Another month gone, another stack of accomplishments by theevolt.org community. As a reminder, this is open to anyone in thecommunity, so if you missed a chance to href="http://evolt.org/contact/index.html">toot your horn, add acomment, and watch for the announcement for next month's news.
At the beginning of August we successfully moved all (5) ofevolt.org's servers from their old home at href="http://www.starkmedia.com" title="link to Starkmedia"target="_new">Starkmedia to Ron Dorman's facility's href="http://www.csi1st.net/" title="link to CSI 1st"target="_new">CSI. Thanks to everyone that helped in the move andthe subsequent setup and testing. Special thanks go to href="http://www.five2one.org/" title="djc" target="_new">Dan Codywho has setup, hosted, and maintained the servers for so long and whoprepared them for the move; to title="Matt Warden" target="_new">Matt Warden who drove the 900miles between Milwaukee and Altavista but also the 800 miles from hishome to Milwaukee in order to transport the servers; and to Ron Dormanfor the current hosting and maintenance of the servers and the largeamount of setup that he and Dan went through to get them all inworking order. Finally thanks to all of the members that dontatedmoney in order to fund the move. It is very much appreciated.
The second edition of href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596000359/evoltorg/104-4413480-3081519"target="_new">Information Architecture for the World Wide Web isout and features, among other sites, our own evolt.org community. Ourown Javier Velasco waslisted in the href="http://members.evolt.org/mantruc/digicam/polar_bear_ack_small.jpg">acknowledgements.Congratulations to all that were involved in the project.
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Londonheight="113" alt="Seems like the camera has got some beer in the lens... or it's drunk as well? Thumbnail - click for a larger image" border="1" align="right"Quite a busy month for the UK folks - they also had abeervolt on 1st August, and took href="http://m453.com/gallery/beervolt0802" target="_blank" title="Opensin a new window">photos. As well as the usual suspects, there werespecial appearances from Andy Warwick, Norman Beresford (no, he's not abot...) and Seb Potter.
David Bindel finished his Computer Science 2308 course at SouthwestTexas State University (SWT) with a 4.0 GPA! What's extra-cool aboutthis? He's a high school sophomore. Check out the website he isbuilding for his high school (San Marcos High School) at href="http://dbindel.getmyip.com:83/"target="_new">http://dbindel.getmyip.com:83/. Hand-coded and fullyXHTML- and CSS-compliant with a PHP/MySQL backend. Look at thosetabs!
I was lucky enough to do quite well in this year's 5k awards (href="http://www.the5k.org/"target="_new">http://www.the5k.org/). My entry "A Scale Model ofthe Solar System" (href="http://www.the5k.org/description.asp/entry_id=944"target="_new">http://www.the5k.org/description.asp/entry_id=944)won joint 2nd place for Concept and Originality, was one of theEditor's picks in the most educational (href="http://www.the5k.org/2002editors.asp"target="_new">http://www.the5k.org/2002editors.asp) and was ratedin the top 20 in the public vote (href="http://www.the5k.org/list.asp?y=2002&how=list-by-rating-desc"target="_new">http://www.the5k.org/list.asp?y=2002&how=list-by-rating-desc).
Madhu was interviewed at rediff.com one of India's largest portals.
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