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Project Phoenix: Late August Awards Announced

Two more eligible developers and deserving projects have been selected.


Any proposals submitted but not selected this time will be reconsidered at each upcoming award cycle. (Refer to this to review the award criteria, details, and benefits.)


In no order of implied importance.


Carol-Lee Tutch, Hillsboro, OR


SOLV is a non-profit organization that brings together individual vounteers, service and conservation groups, businesses and government agencies in activities to restore our natural spaces and provide educational opportunities to encourage environmental stewardship. SOLV annually provides resources to more than 250 Oregon communities, focusing on cleanup, native planting, invasive plant removal and environmental maintenance projects. SOLV creates an average of 50,000 volunteer opportunities across the state. This project will modernize the SOLV Enterprise applications and data stores from Access/DAO to WPF, EF, and SQL Server 2008. The primary technologies that the project is expected to use are: WPF, Entity Framework, LINQ, T-SQL, and SQL Server Reporting Services. In addition, Carol-Lee will be making a large personal investment in moving from VB/Oracle technologies to .NET/SQL Server.


Alex Limpin, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

At St Patrick's School, in Maple Ridge, BC, our aim is to provide an atmosphere wehre the whole person is promoted. In the educational process, we encourage good character, academic achievement and citizenship. This project, the St Patrick's School Management System, will allow the school to better manage its business processes and student records. The primary technologies that the project is expected to use are: .NET, SQL Server 2008, and Sharepoint..


Congratulations to Carol-Lee and Alex. These both seem to be very useful and valuable projects. The  Details about your awards will be forthcoming in email.


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We are encouraging both Carol-Lee and Alex to host their projects on so that other developers and non-profits can benefit from their efforts.


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Published Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:06 PM by ArnieRowland



Albert Rugel said:

Congratulations Alex and Carol-Lee..

August 31, 2010 8:36 PM

Darren Tebo said:

Awesome! Congratulations to you both! :)

August 31, 2010 9:35 PM

Carol-Lee Tutch said:

I'm really excited about this award. I've got a lot to learn and now I have the tools to work with. I believe the project will be of great benefit to SOLV as they upgrade to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

September 2, 2010 11:32 PM
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