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.”
4 thoughts on “WebCT Reunion Party!”
The party was wonderful – great to meet up with folks again. Much thanks to Lisa and co for organizing it, I’m so glad you did. And my need for fame has been met: I’ve been mentioned by name in Barb’s blog.
Procrastinate more please!
And stop talking about Mr. Morrison… all the fame and glory will make him light-headed. 😉
From dear light headed: 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 Morrow 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…
I can’t believe it !!! you guys met and I did not know? Anyway – just wanted to say – WebCT will probably be the most fun place that I ever work at. It was the people that made all the difference – apart from your normal psychos, stalkers and loonies WebCT crew was probably the closest thing to a band of pirates that a old sea-leg to ask for…This was the only place of work that made me want to stay longer after work 🙂 . Please drop me a line and let me know how you guys are doing….but most importantly keep in touch.