The Clouds 365 Project won the SXSW Interactive web award in the Personal Portfolio category Sunday night. The trophies are way cool!, called Thingamagoop 2. They were created by Bleep Labs (bleeplabs.com). I was very excited when they called our name, so the walk to the stage was a bit surreal that is for sure. I have a few people to thank for making this possible – Manny (WordPress theme developer / programmer for Project and Community sites), Justin (iPhone App developer and Community website programming), Misty (Brilliant writing when I need it!) my wife Stephanie (Editor, Pro Photographer, Consultation and letting me do this!), the awesome Facebook Fan Page (51,000 and growing) and my friends Nicco and everyone else at EchoDitto (you know who you are) and Laurie (constant advice and encouragement) without them I would not be doing this project.
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that we did not win the people’s choice. The Facebook group voted everyday, the group is amazing, Thank You!!
It was nice to receive validation from my peers. I strive to do better everyday because of them. Thank you so much!
Here is the video from the other night. It was shot with a Flip HD, so it is a little wobbly. I am glad Stephanie got the footage however.
Here are the press links where the Clouds 365 Project is mentioned for winning personal portfolio:
I announced Monday on our Facebook fan page that the Clouds 365 Project is a finalist at the 13th Annual South by Southwest Web Awards, Personal Portfolio category. The award show will be in Austin, Texas on March 14th. Next to the Webby’s, this could not be a bigger deal for me.
The People’s Choice Awards are now open for voting. if you are a first time voter , you have to go through a few steps to vote, but it is a relatively easy process.
I need your help. If you are a fan of the Clouds 365 Project and feel the project is worthy, please go vote! Lets show everyone what a great community we have! I really appreciate your support.