WebCT Reunion–West Coast Version

For those of you who may have missed it in the Comments, Mr. Morrison posted the following about the upcoming WebCT Vancouver Reunion:

” To all those from Lynnfield/Boston who only visited Vancouver and did work… and yes I know who you are… you might want to visit Vancouver in mid August. Sat Aug 18 there will be a WebCT Vancouver reunion. Vancouver is at its best in August, so well worth a visit. And of course you’ll get to see the folks still living in Vancouver. Chloe is organizing, but I can pass your email address onto her if you don’t have hers.Of course as you know her first and last name and her account is on gmail, you can figure it out…”

WebCT Reunion Party!

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

But they are all well worth watching–here, here, here and here.

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.”