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A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I would be offering a few MSDN Ultimate subscriptions to unemployed or under-employed developers to help them improve and update their skills in consideration for doing social good by helping out a non-profit of their choice.
I didn't anticipate the level of resonance this has received in the development community. MVPs - both friends and friends-to-be contacted me and asked to join the project. I decided to expand beyond just the MSDN Ultimate subscription and ask a few carefully selected vendors to join the project. Everyone I approached was eager to join in and help in any way they could. And the project just kept growing in scope and excitement. The project has been discussed in a Channel 9 PING webcast, mentioned in an MSDN Flash newsletter, and has received extensive mention in blogs and twitter.
I'm struggling to adequately express my appreciation and joy to those listed below. If you know any of these folks, and agree with the concept of the project, take a moment and let them know that their contributions are a good thing.
- Glenn Berry, Denver, CO
- Aaron Bertrand, Providence, RI
- Colin Bowern, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Denny Cherry, Los Angeles, CA
- John Paul Cook, Houston, TX
- Louis Davidson, Nashville, TN
- Kalen Delaney, Poulsbo, WA
- Dan English, Minneapolis, MN
- Barry Gervin, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Bill Graziano, Kansas City, MO
- Larry Guger, Portland, OR
- Richard Hundhausen, Boise, ID
- Jonathan Kehayias, Tampa, FL
- Arian Kulp, Portland, OR
- Douglas McDowell , Rising Sun, MD
- Ted Malone, Colorado Springs, CO
- Mladen Prajdic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Bill Pytlovany, Scotia, NY
- Plamen Ratchev, Jacksonville, FL
- Sankar Reddy, San Ramon, CA
- Arnie Rowland, Portland, OR
- Rafael Salas, Charolette, NC
- Bill Simser, Alberta, AB, Canada
- Mike Smith, Cincinnati, OH
- Steve St Jean, Providence, RI
- Jason Strate, Minneapolis, MN
- Chris Tacke, Dyer, IN
- Paul Turley, Portland, OR
- Michael Washington, Los Angeles, CA
I'm truly humbled to be in working in association with such generous, caring, and concerned people. These folks set a high standard for MVP community involvement.
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