If you have not heard about it – Project Phoenix is a global progam supported by Microsoft MVPs, who are contributing their MSDN subscriptions to noteworthy causes. Recently Rod Colledge has joined the effort and has brought Project Phoenix Down Under. A brief description of the project:
“…The idea is to provide the recipient access to all of the tools needed to improve his/her skills, an opportunity to gain practical experience, the potential to earn a recommendation and/or referral –and to positively contribute to society as a form of ‘give-back’. No free lunch, just sweat equity –the kind that makes us all feel good for the effort…”
I have always been in favour of such initiatives and I would like to see more MVPs doing what Rod is doing, as well as companies and IT professionals joining in and contributing more towards the cause.
For more information, please refer to:
And I will also ask you to help by either contacting Rod, or myself with more info, or at least by spreading the word:
1. If you know of a suitable unemployed or under-employed software developer that would appreciate and benefit from this initiative,
2. If you are aware of a non-profit organisation in need of a custom software solution
At least you can help by promoting the project in any way you can.