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Collecting for dIon at Software Summit

In past years, at the Colorado Software Summit, we have taken up a collection and given some sort of “surprise” gift to the organizers: Wayne and Peggy.

We’re going to do something different this year. We recently lost one of our “family” – our dear friend dIon Gillard.

This year’s collection will be sent to the Melanoma Foundation (Austrailia) – hopefully we make it less likely that we loose another friend to this awful disease.

If you are here at the conference, find me or Kelvin and please make a donation.


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3 Comments so far

  1. Kimberly Jennery October 23rd, 2008 8:26 am

    Fantastic idea, I heartily approve!

    Is there a paypal option for those of us far away this year? Also – you should still embarrass Wayne, and present him the gift slip, made in the name of CSS and dIon, or something like that. And make sure that a plug for skin cancer awareness is made in front of everyone (if that hasn’t happened yet) so at least the few hundred people there get a dose of education. (Wear sunscreen, get suspicious stuff checked out – nothing hugely long or morbid, but yeah!)

    Good job, guys! (hugs)

  2. Don Altman October 23rd, 2008 8:48 am


    I’m not there this year, but I’d like to be part of this donation. To what address can I send my contribution?


    Don A

    PS Best Regards to you all

  3. dave October 23rd, 2008 8:54 am

    We will look into ways of involving those of you who are not able to be here, and let you know what we come up with. Stay tuned.