WPF Community Training

Recently we put together a bunch of collateral for developers about Windows Presentation Foundation, the latest technology for developing great interactive experiences on the Windows platform. The collateral is a couple of DVD’s with labs, presentations, code samples etc. that developers can use to learn about this new technology and practice their skills. In innovative style, we called the kits “WPF in a Box”

Then I tasked Dave Glover with coordinating training events for developers in the community. In true Dave fashion, he came up with WPF-in-a-Box++: He convinced a bunch of our eminent developers to facilitate an event in their city, then he convinced training partners in each of the cities to donate a training facility to the cause, and finally he charged developers $100 each for the day’s training.

But this charge wasn’t to profit Microsoft or our partners, rather every cent went to the Vic Bushfires Appeal. To date, this initiative has raised $9,000 and by that maths 90 developers have benefited from this training. But wait there’s more…

…we’re only halfway through the training.

Dave has put together a post thanking all of the people without whom this just would not have been possible. You can read about it here.

Good on yer Dave, great job!!

If you’re a developer, and want to get your hands on this training, contact Dave and we’ll hook you into a session, or get the collateral out to you.

Thank you

All that is left to be said from my crazy initiative of “raise $20k in a week for Leukaemia Foundation” is thank you.

I didn’t manage to raise $20k in a week, it’s true. But the team did raise a whopping $6,750!! with some money still in the “promised but not yet banked” category I reckon all up we’ll hit the $7k mark. Which is not a bad result for a week’s effort – so thanks for all your support.

VST Goal 090317

Of course, everyone on the team has thanked their sponsors individually, as has the Leukaemia Foundation. But my appeals have been so public, it seems only right that my gratitude is public too. For privacy reasons, I can’t see the sponsors of other members of the team, but in our shave video, I have called out those who sponsored myself, Charis and Amanzi. Enjoy:

 

 

More of a Good Thing

Over the week-end Amanzi and Charis joined the Virtual Shave team as well. They didn’t shave, as mentioned in the previous post, but coloured their hair instead. So it was only fair to join them to the Intro Video.

The girls have both all but made their targets of $250 and currently I’m a mere $68 away from my target of $2,000.

So thank you to everyone for your generous giving. If it’s slipped your mind, or you just haven’t got around to it yet, it’s not too late.

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Over the week-end Amanzi and Charis joined the Virtual Shave team as well. They didn’t shave, as mentioned in the previous post, but coloured their hair instead. So it was only fair to join them to the Intro Video.

 

The girls have both all but made their targets of $250 and currently I’m a mere $68 away from my target of $2,000.

So thank you to everyone for your generous giving. If it’s slipped your mind, or you just haven’t got around to it yet, it’s not too late.