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Web Spinners

What is Web Spinners?

Web Spinners is an independent, student-run division of the University Commons & Student Activities department, reporting to the director of UCSA. Web Spinners provides various web site design services to over a dozen organizations on campus.

Although not itself a professional organization, members can apply for membership in the HTML Writers Guild / International Webmasters Association for free. This is a professional organization.

What are the Web Server Development Organization (WSDO) and the Castaway Server Development Organization (CSDO)?

These organizations were initial steps in the formation of Web Spinners at the University of West Florida. WSDO / CSDO have been officially discontinued since late 1997.

Who is in charge? How can I join?

Please visit http://uwf.edu/webspinners/ for current contact information and information on how to join.

Who are the founders and where are they now?

The founding members, usually referred to as the "Founders Committee", were Michael Viron, Keith Hansen, Derek Eberle, and Raymond Grant, all of whom have since graduated from the University.

Michael Viron lives in the Pensacola (FL) area, and is presently working full-time in a computer-related job. He continued to remain active in the group he founded as the Senior Systems and Administration Consultant, providing his expertise in various areas as a volunteer, and working closely with the executive officers until February, 2002. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems in December 2000.

Keith Hansen lives in Tampa (FL), and is presently working full-time in a computer related job. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems in August, 2000.

Derek Eberle lives in Boston (MA), where he is currently employed in a computer related job. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1998.

Raymond Grant lives in the Pensacola (FL) area and is working fulltime. He graduated with his Masters of Business Administration in December, 2000.

Why should I join?

The primary reason to join Web Spinners is to become better acquainted with present and future web technologies before graduation. It is typically not the case that a company that does web site design will hire a graduate straight out of college with no experience.

Web Spinners also provides resources for members to gain experience in web application programming, including PHP, java, and Cold Fusion.

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