I made my pledge

20 Jun 2007 - 12:45pm
7 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

First, I want to thank all the donators. It is great that for the last
2 days we have more than made our gaols. It says a lot about how much
we have achieved as an organization that we have gotten so much
generous support from both individuals and organizations.

I also really want to thank those who have taken the further step of
expressing WHY they support IxDA. It means so much to all of who have
been working, but also is a truer sign of the value that we as a
community are building for each other.

As for me, I give financially and in spirit to IxDA every day but
recommit especially now as IxDA is poised to "jump the chasm" (not the
shark):

* We are building a virtual community of practice that will hopefully
evolve to a best of breed
* We are planning our first conference which based on the responses we
had to our survey will be very well attended
* Our face to face chapters are evolving and growing creating new programming

IxDA has catapulted my career. Giving me personal access to amazing mentors.
I mean last week, we had Alan Cooper rapid fire talking to us all for
a day. Marc Rettig is here, when he was alive Jef Raskin posted (check
out the archives, its amazing). These people rarely post to other
communities. But there is something special happening here. Tog,
Robert Reimann, Jonas Lowgren, Jon Kolko, Dan Saffer, Jennifer
Tidwell, Christina Wodke, Peter Merholtz, Jared Spool, and many other
writers, speakers, and luminaries about IxD, IA and other related
topics have posted here over the years (and most still do). Then there
are those amazing local favorites I get to talk with like Mark
Schraad, Pauric, Josh Viney, Todd Warfell, Ari Feldman (ok, I'm not
going to be able to get everyone) who contribute tirelessly to our
discussions.

Check it all out -- http://beta.ixda.org/

This is why I'm here. I don't get this anywhere else. It makes me
beyond happy and has contributed to the designer I am today. Who knows
what would have happened to me w/o IxDA. I'd probably have to go back
to HTML coding. ;)

It's easy to contribute! Please give what you can. To contribute
online, go to ixda.org and click on the "Donate" button or the
"Paypal" link in the right-hand sidebar.

-- David Malouf
V.P. IxDA
dave (at) ixda (dot) org
http://ixda.org/

Comments

20 Jun 2007 - 1:26pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Someone was asking about the Cooper dialog reference as if it was
something "off list", but it is right here:
http://beta.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=17129

Enjoy the thread!

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Posted from the new ixda.org
http://beta.ixda.org/discuss?post=17430

21 Jun 2007 - 3:00am
Tommy Eskelinen
2004

Hi,

Since joining the list, I've managed to build a great user interface using
only the letter O ;-)

Seriously, hey it's a great resource.

Have a nice day.

/tommy

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