Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Technology Volunteers Rock!

Okay, I have to just unload some excitement in this blog because I am totally excited and stoked about the prospects and the future of the work that will be accomplished in the coming months.

Today I met with 2 volunteers on very different sides of the spectrum in experience and background, while also totally impressing and blowing me away with thier motivation and sincerity.

The first volunteer has knowledge in html and little database using MS Access. His name is Derek. He is 11 years old and in 6th grade. On his own volition, he sought this volunteer opportunity as a Technology Page and upon meeting him, I was mezmerized with his insight and his dedication to making the world a better place. So young!!! so young, yet so excited!

The second volunteer is also very inspiring. His name is Renato. What is truely amazing about this guy is that he and his wife just moved from Brazil, basically do not know anyone and he wants to commit hours of his time helping lead the project team on our new mysql database. To top it off he is very knowledgable both in database modeling and analysis in Oracle and many other platforms as well as software engineering. He almost singlehandedly built databases for major financial institutions in Brazil and engineered software to comply to best standards with thorough documentation.

This is why I am here. This is why I work so hard. This is why I am where I am; people like this truely inspire me to reach, learn, and deliver my very best every single day.


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