Seventy-five people attended the big WebCT Reunion Party last night in Boston. It was wonderful to see everyone from around the country and the world–current Blackboarders, people working for alliance partners and people from the Boston area who have moved on to other things. Everyone from WebCT seems to have landed on their feet and then some. It was especially great to see former Vancouverites John Morrison and Jonathan Abourbih and current Vancouverites Phil Chatterton, Jason Hollins and Scott Stanley. I wish there had been a way to teleport even more Vancouver people here!
Lisa had a mild panic attack in the morning that the party was going to be a dud, but whenever you get a few ex-WebCTers together, yackety, yackety, yackety yack. I never moved out of a corner of the room all night. There were people I saw across the room I wanted to say hi to and missed–we were all so busy talking.
The big news of the evening was that former WebCT Lynnfield employee and party animal Somen Saha is on his way to becoming a Bollywood star.
This one is my favorite
Sheila has also already uploaded her pictures here. Ignore the funny hats Carol, John and I are wearing, since apparently wearing funny costumes is still required of us in July.
Thanks to Blackboard for having BbWorld in Boston so we had this chance to get together, and thanks especially to Lisa Philpott, Sheila Mehta-Green, Sarah Burke and Isabella Hinds for organizing. I’m sure it was a lot of hard work, but so worth it!
BTW==I got lots of requests for more blog posting. I will definitely give it a try, but blogging is something I do when I’m procrastinating, so I try not to do it too much. What is harder to explain is what procrastinating means in the context of my stated goal of “doing nothing.”