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Jeff Julian from GeeksWithBlogs interviewed myself and Zach Young about our efforts in the We Are Microsoft  - Charity Challenge Weekend.

Our project was to help the Texas Discovery Garden build a brand new web site to teach people effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment through the use of native and adapted plants that illustrate the interrelationship of Butterflies, Bugs and Botany.

Texas Discovery Gardens had a web site in the past that was approximately 10 years old, but it was so under-maintained and antiquated that they were forced to pull it down. This event is enabling them to make their presence known once again, and by taking advantage of the latest development tools available. We chose to use DotNetNuke primarily for the implementation, which will allowed for a fast and clean implementation, but the great advantage it will bring is the long-term ease of use for the charity itself.

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Listen to our Interview on Jeff Julian's blog

Check out the temporary new site for the Texas Discovery Garden, we will working with the Texas Discovery Garden to get this moved to a permanent hosting solution in the near future.

It was a great experience and I will be involved with this again.  There were 4 members of the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group that traveled 5 hours to Dallas, TX to be part of this event.  Randy Walker, Zach Young, and Ryan Magnusson all worked some very long hours and had a great time.  It was very interesting to see the enthusiasm each team had for their charity and the feeling that we really could make a difference to these organizations was awesome.

Thanks to everyone that helped organize the event, it was awesome.  When is next year?

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 7:27 PM | Back to top


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Thank you Jay for letting me know about the event and driving. It was unbelievable -- I'm ready to do it all again. I'm amazed at what everyone was able to accomplish in the short time we had.
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