Today I am wearing my “I’m not wearing my SDN T-Shirt – I’m Feeding Kids” t-shirt*.
I love t-shirts and great and as geeks we tend to love them. I am quite glad to have a “Wii hands” t-shirt and some other t-shirts I have kept for years.
We used to give out t-shirts on SDN as you maybe aware. They were a reward for hitting levels of contribution on SDN. They were kinda fun. Then I saw lots of ‘Where’s my t-shirt? I passed 500 points 32 nano seconds ago and I haven’t received my t-shirt yet.’ Give me a break. Is that why you were contributing to SDN? Just to get a free t-shirt?
Anyway about 18 months ago I Three little words – ‘Change the world’ and made a simple statement and asked a simple question.
The statement: The world has some pretty messed up bits to it.
The question: What could we do as a community to help solve that?
Well. That blog post went down a treat in SDN and inside SAP in general so I am told and as a result about 3 months later at the Bangalore TechEd in 2007 Mark Yolton announced the Feeding Kids program.
Today while America was busy eating turkey and India was dealing with troubles of it own. SDN quietly passed the 350 000 point goal.
This is more important than A Milestone post and much more important than 1000 000 threads. This is changing the world.
Well done. We have a lot to be thankful for.
*Note to reader: this t-shirt does not exist. (It was made up to prove a point)