Umbraco Community ProjectJULY 08 2010
Codename: Get everybody a "High Five" t-shirt
One of the big highlights of this years Codegarden was the speech by Cheif Happiness Officer Alexander Kjerulf about happiness at work. He really got everybody pumped for the conference (or festival) and it really set the mood for the remaining days. There was literally "High Fives" and people shouting "Your Rock!" throughout the venue (and now on twitter #h5yr). I hope that the speech was taped, so everybody who was there gets a chance to relive this great start of Codegarden - and that all those who wasn't able to attend this years Codegarden also gets a chance to experience the buzz.
Personally, I think that the "High Five, You Rock" term is a really great way of saying that various contributions are really appreciated. And it seems that people in the community keep using the term both on the forums and on twitter. Not surprisingly, because the Umbraco community really does Rock!
So feeding of the buzz from Alexanders speech I thought it would be a good idea to come up with something to maintain the "high fives" and the "you rock!" among the people of the community. And is there a better way then putting it on a t-shirt? I don't think so.. :-)
I pitched the idea to Warren Buckley, who then got me in contact with the designer behind the MVPs CG10 notebook. The designer, Matt Williams, did a really great job on the artwork for the notebooks and also did a really great job on designing artwork for an Umbraco community t-shirt.
I'm happy to present the "High Five, We Rock" Umbraco community t-shirt design:
The idea with the t-shirt design is that it is freely available for everybody to use - get it printed on a t-shirt, coffee mug, mousepad or whatever you like (read the terms below). But first and foremost I have reached out to different people who organizes Umbraco meet-ups to hear if they would be able to find a sponsor, who want to pay for the expenses in getting t-shirts for the attendees. This has already been very positive!
Adam Shallcross from Cogworks will sponsor High Five t-shirts for the next London meet-up. Dirk De Grave (Umbraco MVP) from Promex will find a sponsor for the next Belgium meet-up. I am in the process of finding a sponsor for the next Copenhagen meet-up, and Lee Kelleher (Umbraco MVP) is also trying to find a sponsor for the upcoming South West meet-up.
So get yourself to one of the upcoming meet-ups, and you might just get a cool "High Five, We Rock" Umbraco Community t-shirt.
If you arrange meet-ups or usergroups in your local region, please feel free to use the design to get yourself and your local community some "High Five, We Rock" t-shirts. If you work for a company that does Umbraco solutions nag your boss to get you and your colleagues some cool t-shirts ;-)
The most important thing is to spread the word that the Umbraco Community Rocks! (and great way of doing this is with a t-shirt and a message)
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