Consulting in a good cause

We all know about the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami. What you may not know is that a number of people in the .NET development community have been banding together to offer technical advice and other support to various relief organizations, particularly Aceh Aid at IDEP. Now there's a way for you to help out and benefit your own .NET development efforts at the same time.

Here's the deal: hop on over to eBay and check out The .NET Celebrity Auction for Aceh Aid at IDEP. 30 of the top .NET consultants have each put up an hour of their time for this auction. You can use this time for whatever you like via phone or IM, and the money goes, not to the consultants, but to Aceh Aid. And when I say "top" I mean "top": this is a very select group of active writers, speakers, and developers with plenty of names you should recognize (for biographies, check out Stephen Forte's WebBlog).

The auction runs until February 2, and right now bids are running at $100 an hour, which is a serious bargain. If you or your company is having any nagging .NET issues that need solutions, I urge you to think seriously about participating in this one.

About the Author

Mike Gunderloy has been developing software for a quarter-century now, and writing about it for nearly as long. He walked away from a .NET development career in 2006 and has been a happy Rails user ever since. Mike blogs at A Fresh Cup.

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