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Devexpress Does Something Awesome

I was at Tech-Ed recently and our Managing Editor Wendy Gonchar told me about Devexpress. I already knew about the company, which makes an array of great programming tools. What I didn't know is the company purposely reduced its sponsorship at Tech-Ed and used the savings to build a home in New Orleans through Habitat for Humanity. Here's what a spokesperson had to say: "In addition, we asked our customers to donate old computers to the Boys and Girls Club of New Orleans at our shipping expense. In the end it was a small gesture for a city that needs much more help. One of our main goals is to raise awareness that even five years later New Orleans still needs lots of help," says Bobby Edgar, marketing program manager for Devexpress. Nice work!

What's really cool is the company never made a big deal about it, no press release, no nothing. We found out through a casual conversation and asked if we could cover it.

Here are some video links from Edgar you may enjoy: wall raising, extra stuff.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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