Thursday, June 26, 2008
Just found out that I won an Xbox 360 - pretty cool.

I'd like to thank the academy...

Seriously though, it's pretty nice that Microsoft recognise the efforts of the .NET community. Around the country there are a lot of hours volunteered each month preparing sessions, speaking, catering and hosting events - all run at no charge by the community for the community.

Without the support of Microsoft and Darryl Burling in particular, it would be a lot harder for us to provide pizza every few weeks to hungry punters.

Last year I calculated I'd ordered 800 pizza since starting the Wellington .NET user group, and it must have been another 200 since then! I recently put together list of all the pizza we buy in a month nationwide, and it's about 200 pizza across all the user groups. That much fat don't come cheap!

So, thanks to Darryl and Microsoft, and thanks to all the great speakers and attendees that come along to meetings every few weeks and make the user group what it is!


P.S. Two user group events in Wellington coming up -- one tomorrow and one next Wednesday -- check out

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:17:56 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)

For my small part, moving to Wellington from Paris was a huge step into the unknown...but finding when I got here a group of very friendly, low key, yet passionate, .NET programmers gathering regularly, with consistently intelligent presentations, all well MC'ed, made finding my bearings so much easier.

So thank you. Recognition by Microsoft for your work, is very well deserved!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:32:16 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Thanks Sky, glad to know you enjoy coming along. Thanks for getting involved and presenting too!

Friday, June 27, 2008 12:14:40 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Yay! We heart Kirk!
Friday, June 27, 2008 1:00:10 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Congrats Kirk,
now you'll just have to borrow games from Fletch :)

Well done.

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