Michael PhillipsWe get a lot of treats here at the office. Whenever anyone goes on vacation outside the country (or even inside the country) they often bring back some sort of edible tidbit or another for everyone to devour.

Recently Dmitri brought in some Маcсандра Crimean dessert wine, which ranks pretty highly in terms of treats. For some of us, anyway.

Dmitri is originally from Moldova, a place that had its own run in with the Soviet Union back in 1990 or 91, so I’m sure he has an opinion on what’s going on in the Ukraine/Crimea right now.

In fact, he was kind enough to update the wine bottle with a new location…

Russian wine?

Russian wine?


March Updates

On March 19, 2014, in Announcements, by Ray

Ray HuangHere’s a list of our Web Application Gallery updates for March:

Acquia Drupal 7.26.30
DotNetNuke 7.2.1 Community Edition
Joomla 3.2.2
Kooboo 4.3
mediaWIki 1.22.3
Moodle 2.6.1
phpMyAdmin 4.1.9
Umbraco CMS 7.0.4
WordPress 3.8.1


Calvin WongSouthern Maryland GiveCampThe Southern Maryland GiveCamp version 2014 will take place during the last weekend of this month (March 28th – 30th). Ten non-profits will get an IT make-over!

We’re sponsoring the GiveCamp again this year and wish all the volunteers and participating NPO’s a great event!



Calvin WongDuring the last SoCal Code Camp, we had a drawing to give away a Leap Motion Controller. We’re proud to announce that the winner is Darryl Hawkins from Lake Forest, CA!

Darryl has been developing software for almost 30 years, having started in the game industry in 1986 with the Commodore 64. Subsequent console development included the Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn, Playstation, Wii, XBox 360 and PS3.

He is currently working as a software engineer, developing web applications using ASP.NET MVC. He also runs an independent game development studio called OmniHawk, developing games for PC, mobile, and next-gen consoles. His most recent game is called Drone Military, available for Android and Windows 8 mobile devices.

Darryl Hawkins with his prize!

Darryl Hawkins with his prize!

Congratulations, Darryl! We’re all looking forward to you implementing the Leap Motion Controller into your next game!


Friday rewind

On February 28, 2014, in Technical, Video, by mjp

Michael PhillipsIf you missed our hangout last week with Microsoft Regional Director, author, and Dev trend setter, John Papa, you can see it in all its glory right here, right now.

You don’t want to miss the demo and all the other great info laid out for you by Mr. Papa and our own Michael Ossou in this jam-packed hour.

What are you waiting for?

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