May 28, 2005

More Bragging

If not me, who? If not now, when?

Our kids are an ongoing source of pride for Cindy and me, so like last week, this blog serves as a vent for some of that good feeling.

Our son is a computer engineer with IBM, and is part of a team associated with the Global Services division that develops and hosts websites for major sporting events, including golf "majors" like The Masters, and the tennis Grand Slam championships.

In a couple of weeks, he takes off for London, where he will serve as one of two Webmasters for the wimbledon.org project. The company uses these events as a marketing opportunity, entertaining key corporate clients and prospects while demonstrating their latest and greatest computing capabilities.

Andy will be one of just a handfull of techies in the sea of suits. His job has nothing to do with the content of the site, but rather the support of the dozens of computers that make it work, from the on-court scorekeeping to the servers that will handle more "hits" per minute during the busy finals weekend than the top bloggers get in a day.

So enjoy the strawberries and cream, kid. I'll settle for a T-shirt.

Posted by dan at May 28, 2005 12:40 AM