The first two developers and projects have been selected –and there were some tough choices. However, those projects not selected this time will be reconsidered at each upcoming award cycle. (Refer to this to review the award benefits.)
In no order of implied importance.
Ayaz Bashir, Bayonne, NJ
A website upgrade including a robust content management system that would help Mosques conduct their daily and weekly activities, including a WP7 phone app that would automatically adjust for the constant changing time for the five times a day call for prayers, and alert the user fifteen minutes prior to prayers. This will be a Codeplex project and offered to all Mosques. The project will primarily use Expression Blend, WPF, Silverlight, and JQuery.
Darren Tebo, Millcreek, PA
A website upgrade that will include an attendance calendar, a news ticker complete with an RSS feed for current church events, a donation form, prayer request system, and a forum system where church members can have religious discussions and other discussions about everyday life. The proposed upgrades should increase utilization because they will permit church members and church administrators to better keep track of the people and events that they care about. There may be an integrated Bible Verse of the Day feature that will output an RSS feed so that members can easily complete bible studies based on the verses. The project will primarily use Silverlight 4, ASP .NET, and SQL. (We are encouraging Darren to also offer this as a Codeplex project.)
Congratulations to Darren and Ayaz. Details about your awards will be forthcoming in email. We are excited about these projects since they have the potential to be used by many sites to help a large number of folks.
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